Poverty vigil held

This group of people gathered at Stellarton Town Square earlier this afternoon to take part in a vigil highlighting the reality of poverty in Nova Scotia and the need for a basic guaranteed livable income. Another group gathered at the office of Central Nova MP Sean Fraser in New Glasgow. The vigils, which took place...

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Veteran “honoured” to receive Quilt of Valour

Veteran of the Second World War, multiple medal-earning soldier, proud husband to the love of his life, caring step-father to 10 children, life of service… Fraser Boyles is well accomplished and now has one more achievement: as recipient of a Quilt of Valour. “I was really surprised and really honoured,” to receive it, Boyles said,...

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Lobster Carnival’s a go

The Pictou Lobster Carnival will go on this year. Chairman Shawn McNamara and media relations officer Kent Corbett, who is also managing the event’s Covid Relief Plan, are thrilled to announce this much-loved festival will return to the county. This year’s Lobster Carnival will run July 9-11. But, they caution, it won’t be the same...

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Chasing waterfalls

Dad draws strength, peace from cascading falls The beauty and power of waterfalls is helping to heal a local dad whose son drowned in a waterfall almost four years ago. Kent Mason’s son, Kale, died tragically at Park Falls on May 19, 2017 while he was there with his brother Kade. Now, four years later,...

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Back-to-back laughter

Second comedy show planned for River John Comedian Karan Sidhu just can’t get enough of Pictou County — specifically River John. The Brown Cowboy, as he is called, rode in to River John with a posse of fellow comedians on March 13 to host One Night Stand, a fundraiser for the former River John school....

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Centennial celebrations include commendation to “Mother of Tartan Day”

St. Andrew’s Society of Pictou County is marking its centennial this year and has plans in place to celebrate all year long. One of the ways in which the 100-year-old organization plans to highlight the occasion is with a special presentation to Jean MacKaracher Watson who is referred to by the local group as “the...

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Dream come true

It’s the fulfillment of a dream for an Abercrombie resident. Anyone who is travelling along the waterfront in Pictou and glances across Pictou Harbour can’t help but notice a lighthouse on the opposite shore. It has no light, but is still a beacon to passing vessels that can’t help but notice its stature and charm....

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Donald Sobey leaves a legacy

STELLARTON – A business icon both in Pictou County and across the country has passed away. The Board of Directors of Empire Company Limited announced the passing of Donald Creighton Rae Sobey, C.M., chair emeritus of the company, today. He was 86 years old. A prepared statement from Jim Dickson, chair, Empire Company Limited said:...

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Ready to relay (virtually)

Pictou County hosting only event in Atlantic Canada For Shannon MacLean, it’s personal. She has been involved in the local Relay for Life event since it’s been held in Pictou County and this year will mark her 17th year. “My Dad had lung cancer and I had taken him back and forth to Halifax for...

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Buy and sell exchange zone

Stellarton offers dedicated space for users of online sites EDITOR’S NOTE: This story has been modified from the original post which mentions the word “safe”. The Town of Stellarton is getting a dedicated space for its residents to buy, sell and trade with other consumers. Paige Clarke, marketing and communications co-ordinator for the town, explained...

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