Boston calling

Although no one had to yell TIMBER! the large 60-year-old tree on the property of Corina Saunders and Desmond Waithe in Black Point came down last week and is headed to Boston, Mass., for the annual tree lighting ceremony. The large tree stood in the middle of the side lawn of the Black Point residence...

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A closet of care

If you believe in karma then it’s safe to say that high school students Raven Eldstrom and Jessica Stewart will have a lot of good things coming to them after creating Northumberland Regional High Schools Karma Closet. The project is in its second year and has been a great success, being used by many students....

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Keeping an eye on accessibility

Upcoming changes to Trenton Park have some from the local accessibility community rooting for positive changes for all to be made to the public park. Julie Martin, a member of Let Abilities Work, hopes that accessibility will be a big factor in the remodel of the park to give those who face different disabilities a...

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Mings to reopen

It was the moment many in Pictou County had hoped would happen last week when it was announced online that Chinese food restaurant Ming’s would be reopening. The popular dine-in, take out and buffet restaurant located at the top of Provost Street in New Glasgow closed in 2016 when the business owners, Simon, and Virginia...

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Boston bound

The tree for Boston came down in Black Point Wednesday morning to much fanfare and a huge crowd of students and public. The celebration included singing from local school choirs as well as an appearance from Santa Clause to help with the tree. The crowd cheered “cut it down” in anticipation of the big moment....

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Hundreds join Pictou at Remembrance Day service at cenotaph

PICTOU – Nearly a thousand people surrounded the cenotaph at the annual Remembrance Day service in Pictou. The brief service hosted by Branch 16 of the Royal Canadian Legion in Pictou included prayer and remarks by Branch 16 chaplain Gary Sinclair, Last Post and Revielle by John MacDonald and Lament by Lorna MacIsaac. Annette Drapeau-Reynolds led...

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Roaring end to Grand Slam

Curling event exceeds expectations at Wellness Centre Days, weeks and years leading to the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling have led to ultimate triumph at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Organizers feel it has been mission accomplished in every facet of the event that drew hundreds each day to the curling, meals, entertainment and hospitality....

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Bringing it home

The party is coming to New Glasgow with the latest show featuring The Stanfields coming up fast on November 23. The show for their latest single release will be the band’s last gig in 2019 and precedes an album release that is being planned for January 2020. “We’re wrapping it up on the ol’ stomping...

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Riding along

Socializing and safety go hand in hand with off-road vehicles EDITOR’S NOTE: Reporter Heather Brimicombe was invited on a ride-along with members of the Pictou County ATV Association and Pictou District RCMP officers to highlight the laws and regulations for ATV use in Nova Scotia in advance of hunting season, as well as provide information...

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First Disability Pride Walk held in New Glasgow

A small sea of people made up a rainbow to show disability pride on Saturday morning as they gathered just outside of Glen Haven Manor in New Glasgow before making their way to Summer Street. The event was the first Disability Pride walk to be held in Pictou County, although others have been held across...

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