Ticket winner

Do you love to watch Crushers hockey live at the Pictou County Wellness Centre on Thursday nights? All season long, we find someone in the crowd at a game and make them a lucky winner of a pair of tickets to any Crushers regular season home game. Some tickets have yet to be claimed. All...

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Mill files Supreme Court challenge

ABERCROMBIE  – Northern Pulp filed a motion in Supreme Court of Nova Scotia today. The company is challenging Environment Minister Gordon Wilson’s decision requiring an Environmental Assessment Report for the company’s proposed effluent treatment facility. It filed a request with the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia for a judicial review of Wilson’s Dec. 17, 2019,...

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Northern Pulp issues layoff notices to salaried employees

ABERCROMBIE – Northern Pulp Nova Scotia (Northern Pulp) has started issuing layoff notices to salaried employees at its kraft pulp facility. Earlier this month, Northern Pulp began the orderly wind down of operations to meet the impending deadline of Jan. 31, 2020, imposed by the Boat Harbour Act following Premier Stephen McNeil’s decision to honour...

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Look up, look waaay up …

Jay Fulton is riding high. In a tree top, that is. Fulton is working in a yard between Prince and High streets in Pictou taking down an old poplar tree. Work began on Wednesday and he expects to have the tree down by the weekend....

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Hear the story behind the song …

When Bruce Guthro comes to town it’s almost like he’s coming home. Although he was born and raised in Cape Breton and has been calling Halifax home for the past two decades, Guthro holds a special place in the hearts of Pictou County residents. If for no other reason than his song Ivey’s Wall, which...

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Premier shares Boat Harbour closure plans

HALIFAX – Premier Stephen McNeil reconfirmed Boat Harbour will officially close on January 31. However, he shared in a teleconference on Tuesday how the effluent pipe leading from Northern Pulp to the treatment facility will be flushed and cleaned so that it can be disconnected and removed by the end of April. “There will be...

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Crew downs aging poplar

PICTOU – It’s time for a giant poplar tree on Prince Street to come down. Jay Fulton and a colleague arrived on Wednesday morning to begin the process of surgically removing the tree, which has showed signs that it should be removed. “We’ll take it down in pieces,” said Fulton, who has been doing this...

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Tiaras and Ties to mark BIG 40th celebration

For Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pictou County, 40 years does not seem that long. This year, they are celebrating their 40th anniversary of serving children and youth through mentoring programs and are kicking off the year of celebration with their signature event, Bowl for Kids Sake. Margie Grant-Walsh, executive director says, “For an event...

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PLFN chief “frustrated” with mill’s winterization process

PICTOU LANDING FIRST NATION — Chief Andrea Paul says that Pictou Landing First Nation has not agreed to allow Northern Pulp to keep using the Boat Harbour treatment facility after January 31, 2020 and she is not sure what is happening with Northern Pulp’s plans to winterize the mill. Last week, Northern Pulp announced it...

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Taxpayers Federation delivers petition opposing taxpayer support for Duke and Duchess of Sussex

OTTAWA, ON: The Canadian Taxpayers Federation delivered 80,000 petition signatures to the Prime Minister’s Office calling on the federal government to ensure Canadian taxpayers are not responsible for supporting the Duke and Duchess of Sussex when they are living in Canada. “Canadians are pleased to welcome the Duke and Duchess to Canada, but have made...

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