Residents form committee to work to get guardrail on dangerous section of road

There is no denying the numbers: Of the 11,104 motorists on the Egypt Road over a 16-day period, 10,391 of them were speeding. These starting statistics were revealed Thursday night at a community meeting held at the Hillside Community Hall. The meeting was called by Peter Boyles, councillor for District 9, Municipality of Pictou County,...

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Weapons call this morning on Pictou Landing First Nation “resolved peacefully”

Chief Andrea Paul, Pictou Landing First Nation, has posted on social media that the situation earlier this morning involving a weapon has been “resolved peacefully.” Earlier today, Pictou RCMP was on the scene of a “serious incident” on Beach Road involving a weapon. Anyone near that area was asked to shelter in place and others...

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Young businesswomen show entrepreneurial spirit

Friends spend August making masks, and money Instead of spending the hot August days at the pool, two young entrepreneurs decided to make some cash. The 12-year-old BFFs put their heads together, combined their creativity and talent, and made personal protective masks, which they sold and are still selling. It all started, Avery Chabassol explains,...

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‘Big’ celebration helps agency mark 40 years

It would have taken a lot more than the summer storm last Tuesday to keep the smiles off the faces of those who braved the elements and attended the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pictou County’s 40th anniversary celebration. The event was held at the Highland Drive-In Theatre and began with entertainment by favourite local...

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Litter pickup event running next week

Next week is a perfect chance to pick up litter in the Town of Pictou. Madeline MacPhail, summer intern with the town, is helping organize the event which runs Monday through Friday, Aug. 17-22. The Great Nova Scotia Pick-Me-Up, which is Nova Scotia’s largest volunteer-driven community clean-up program,  has been comically renamed by MacPhail as...

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Game changer

WearWell Garments distributing new face masks with eye on manufacturing locally Five months into the new normal of living with the threat of COVID-19, a local company is working on a virtual game changer. WearWell Garments Limited in Stellarton is distributing RealGuard personal protective face masks, protected by Livinguard technology, that are touted as being...

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REJUVENATION

Fundraising underway for pavilion at Green Hill Park Rejuvenation of the Green Hill Provincial Park is one step closer to reality. All that’s needed to complete the new pavilion is a little assistance from the community. A group of dedicated individuals has been quietly working behind the scenes for several years with the Department of...

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Walk through time on Heritage Walk

A Heritage Walk offered by the Museum of Industry offers a glimpse into Stellarton’s rich coal mining history. With each stop along the Heritage Walk, museum interpreters provide historical vignettes, explaining the significance of the sites and the history of the area. Summer interpreter Paul LaLande, who comes from a coal mining family, brings the...

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Natal Day fun

There was plenty to see and do on Monday in Pictou as Natal Day was celebrated. Plenty of food, sunny skies and a festive atmosphere greeted downtown visitors. Here, from the left, the volunteers with the Pictou Lobster Carnival provided a fundraising barbecue. From the left: Kent Corbett, Marion MacDonald and Shawn McNamara are hard...

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Trenton Park revitalization beginning

Even a global health pandemic can’t keep great things from happening at Trenton Park. A tender has just been awarded to Higgins Construction in the amount of $1,699,700 for the first phase of work as part of the revitalization project spurred by The Hemlock Group, a group of engaged volunteers whose goal is to create...

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