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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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Winner, winner

If you like the Weeks Crushers and this is you, congratulations! You’ve won two tickets to any Crushers home game at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Contact our office on George Street, Pictou, for details. The Crushers play the South Shore Lumberjacks this Thursday night....

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Police remind drivers they can be fined not clearing vehicle of snow

As snow continues to fall across the province, New Glasgow Regional Police are reminding motorists to clear your vehicle from ice and snow.  NGR Police officers on patrol Monday, after the Sunday snowstorm, noticed a vehicle with a driver who had failed to remove ice and snow from his vehicle.  Const. Ken MacDonald said, “Ice...

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Man stabbed in Priestville

PRIESTVILLE – Police are investigating an assault with a weapon that occurred early Saturday morning. At approximately 5:45 a.m., officers from Pictou District RCMP responded to a report of a stabbing at a residence on Priestville Loop, in Priestville. A preliminary investigation has determined that an altercation occurred between two men known to each other...

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