Quilts of Valour presented

The operator of the Real Canadian Recreation eco-adventure park for other veterans in Lorne now has a Quilt of Valour. Tyson Bowen was presented the quilt recently by a group of local quilters, A 100-year-old barn on the property is in the process of being transformed into the park’s headquarters that will house 10-12 bunks...

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Atlantic Canada celebrates 20th anniversary of Open Farm Day

Farmers across Atlantic Canada will be joining forces to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Open Farm Day in Atlantic Canada. This year, the event takes place on September 20. Open Farm Day is going to look a little different too. To ensure the health and safety of the farmers and the public, Open Farm Day...

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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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Summer Street embraces technology to deliver programs, engage staff and clients

In the midst of the COVID pandemic shutdown, Summer Street found new ways to engage its participants while continuing and expanding programming. The 129 participants who are used to operating out of Summer Street’s physical space are now online via tablets and other devices provided through the organization. The transition, while challenging, has succeeded beyond...

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Persons involved in vehicle crash flee scene

On Tuesday, September 15, at approximately (shortly after midnight) 12:45 p.m., New Glasgow Regional Police and New Glasgow Fire Department responded to a single motor vehicle collision. A 2019 black Honda Civic collided with a power pole on Jury Street. The collision caused a power pole to break off, sending a portion of the power...

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GOLD RUSH

Prospecting for gold in Pictou County It could be the beginning of something big and shiny for a Nova Scotian prospector and an Ottawa mining exploration company in Pictou County after they struck gold in the soil of Pictou County. Patrick Bellefontaine, a prospector from HRM, had been doing research and piecing together information and...

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Pictou Landing man facing charges following early morning standoff

Pictou Landing First Nation – A short time before 3 a.m. today, members of Pictou District RCMP responded to a call on Eagle Road in Pictou Landing for a complaint of that a man threatened to burn another person’s home down. Police went to the home, and the suspect had left the area, and returned...

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MacGregor throws hat into political arena

Longtime activist and community volunteer Donna MacGregor is announcing her candidacy in the upcoming municipal election for District 10, Thorburn and area. MacGregor is a single mom and lifelong resident of District 10. She is an administrative assistant with Chignecto-Central Regional Centre for Education who has spent the last 30 years serving the students and...

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Parker re-offering for District 6

Robert Parker is re-offering to represent the residents of District 6, in the Municipality of the County of Pictou, in this fall’s municipal election. Parker has served on County Council since 2008 and was selected by his fellow councillors to serve as county warden for the last four years. The veteran councillor says, “I am...

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Clyde Fraser seeking re-election

Clyde Fraser is looking to be re-elected as a town councillor for New Glasgow. He plays an active role in the community and aims to help the town flourish. The current councillor’s vision for New Glasgow is inclusive and progressive. Fraser describes himself as a “proud North-ender looking to bring more positive change to the...

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