Phase One continues at Trenton Park

Anyone passing by Trenton Park lately will have noticed a new and improved park is now, officially in the works. Recently, Higgins Construction of Trenton broke ground on the much-anticipated revitalization of the Town’s prized-jewel, Trenton Park. The Hemlock Group, a not-for profit society of 11 skilled community-minded individuals, along with the towns of Trenton,...

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Cemetery maintenance hits a bump in the road

A local cemetery caretaker is hoping to call attention to the trouble he has been facing trying to have repairs done to the drainage culvert at the Hillside Cemetery. After looking after the local cemetery for more than 20 years, Edward “Bud” MacPherson has hit a road block, literally, on how he can keep it...

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NSP crews ready for hurricane

Nova Scotia Power has mobilized over 300 crews from within the Atlantic Bubble to respond to hurricane Teddy. Crews are now positioned across the province from Yarmouth to Cape Breton to be ready to respond when it is safe to do so. Crews arrived into the province yesterday for safety checks that also included a...

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Climate change and your health

By Dr. T. Jock Murray and Janet Murray Remember the story of the frog and hot water? If you put a frog in boiling water he immediately jumps out, but put it in tepid water, and slowly heat the water, the frog passively sits there until he dies. We are slowly boiling frogs in a...

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Two departments respond to blaze

Trenton and Pictou Landing fire departments responded Sunday evening to a mobile home fire around 7:30 pm at the Grandview & King Street Trailer Park, Trenton. One man suffered smoke inhalation after fleeing from his home to seek assistance from a nearby friend and neighbour. The fire was brought under control shortly before 9 p.m. ...

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Gathering limits for participants in performing arts, sports to increase

Government is increasing the allowable numbers for participants in performing arts, sport and organized physical activity. Effective Oct. 1, the number of people who can participate in one of these activities without physical distancing will increase from 10 to 50. For most sports, this will allow full team practices and competition to resume, while for...

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MacKenzie seeks to take her international experience to her hometown in a run for council

Melinda MacKenzie calls herself a “proud Pictonian” and she wants your vote for Pictou Town Council in the upcoming municipal election. A graduate of Pictou Academy, Acadia University and James Cook University in Australia, MacKenzie is an advocate of lifelong learning and currently teaches at Pictou Landing First Nation School. She is co-founder of Earth...

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Former councillor running again in Pictou

Former town councillor Cam Beaton is seeking a position on Pictou Town Council in the upcoming municipal election. Beaton served in the Canadian Armed Forces (Navy) from 1966 to 1976, had a 34-year career at Michelin Tires and is currently chairman of the Community Advisory Board for the 144 Construction Engineering Flight Reserve Unit in...

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MacDonald seeking re-election in New Glasgow

The current Ward 3 councillor in New Glasgow, Joe MacDonald, is seeking re-election in the upcoming municipal election on October 17. MacDonald has been active on town council and in the community for the past four years, serving one term as deputy mayor. He has also served on a number of council committees including UNESCO...

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Peter Baird wants to represent District 8

Peter Baird is running in the October municipal election to be the representative on the Municipality of Pictou County Council for District 8 which includes Abercrombie-Granton, Mount William, Westville Road and Alma-Greenhill. “We have been through many obstacles over the past few months and years, many being overcome and still yet, some to be resolved,”...

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