Red Kettle Campaign kicks off holidays

The shiny greens and bright reds of Christmas will soon be adorning businesses and homes in Pictou County in celebration of the Christmas season. There is one distinct red that, year after year, continues to resemble a sign of hope and compassion for some in the county. That red is the one on the Salvation...

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Pictou Positive working towards brighter future

PICTOU – The last year has seen a lot of negativity and uncertainty in regards to the county’s future. A group of people in Pictou have decided the unknown is not good enough and are working together to create a positive Pictou. Camille Daivdson of the Stone Soup Cafe, along with Troy Greencorn of the...

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Christmas fund telethon Nov. 27

PICTOU – Christmas is a time to cherish family, friends and loved ones, not stress over whether you have enough money to put food on the table or purchase gifts for your children. Thanks to the Pictou County Christmas Fund, that decision has been made easier. For the 42nd year, the fund is preparing to...

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Thriller of a dinner theatre

NEW GLASGOW – “I’m giving you, On count of three, To show your stuff, Or let it be …” Michael Jackson music is the theme of this year’s Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pictou County’s Grafton Street Dinner Theatre. The annual dinner theatre is taking place November 10 at Summer Street Industries and promises to...

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Halloween fun!

Halloween fun ensued in Pictou with ghosts, goblins and the ‘walking’ dead. (Harvie, Brimicombe photos)...

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Harvest Time approaching at farmers market

NEW GLASGOW – Traditionally, the Harvest Time event at the New Glasgow Farmer’s Market has marked the end of the season and the harvest, however, thanks to the new year-round building, the event is now a celebration of a successful summer season and the ushering in of the holiday season. “Now we can celebrate all...

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Ray of ‘Sunshine’

WESTVILLE – Emmett Francis was in tears as his class celebrated his upcoming trip to Disney World. Francis, 9, was diagnosed with spina bifida during his mother Charmaine Smith’s first ultrasound. Two years ago, he made a wish through the Sunshine Foundation of Canada which fulfills custom-made dreams for Canadian children living with severe physical...

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Street to be named after former councillor

PICTOU – Council approved, as one of its last acts as a council, the renaming of Arena Drive. The renaming is something that has been in the works since September as it required an amendment to a bylaw regarding the renaming of current streets. “At the last Hector Arena Commission meeting, we decided we wanted...

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Fire Prevention Week a reminder to always be safe all year long

NEW GLASGOW – What is the first thing you do when your smoke alarm goes off in the middle of the night? This was the question Art MacLean posed at the fire safety talk at the New Glasgow Library last week for Fire Prevention Week. Most people assume the best thing to do is jump...

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