Boston bound

The tree for Boston came down in Black Point Wednesday morning to much fanfare and a huge crowd of students and public. The celebration included singing from local school choirs as well as an appearance from Santa Clause to help with the tree. The crowd cheered “cut it down” in anticipation of the big moment....

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Shiretown Home and Auto set for grand opening

PICTOU – Shiretown Home and Auto Ltd. is poised to host its grand opening on Saturday. The downtown retail outlet had a soft opening at its location on Water Street on November 4 but is planning a number of events for its grand opening that is scheduled to start at 10 a.m. and end at...

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Hekman talk commemorates 75th anniversary of D-Day

LYONS BROOK – General William Hekman made history come alive last Saturday during his presentation for the third time in honour of the 75th anniversary of D-Day before a gathering at the Lyon’s Brook United Church. A retired general, Hekman was a Marine Corps SEAL based in the Netherlands for 35 years and moved to Pictou...

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New sign goes up at rest stop

A sign of what is to come has been installed at the site of a rest stop under construction around the main entrance into Pictou. The sign shows that the rest stop will feature a McDonald’s restaurant, as well as an Ultramar gas bar and On the Run convenience store. Crews have been busy pouring...

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Hundreds join Pictou at Remembrance Day service at cenotaph

PICTOU – Nearly a thousand people surrounded the cenotaph at the annual Remembrance Day service in Pictou. The brief service hosted by Branch 16 of the Royal Canadian Legion in Pictou included prayer and remarks by Branch 16 chaplain Gary Sinclair, Last Post and Revielle by John MacDonald and Lament by Lorna MacIsaac. Annette Drapeau-Reynolds led...

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Roaring end to Grand Slam

Curling event exceeds expectations at Wellness Centre Days, weeks and years leading to the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling have led to ultimate triumph at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Organizers feel it has been mission accomplished in every facet of the event that drew hundreds each day to the curling, meals, entertainment and hospitality....

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Riding along

Socializing and safety go hand in hand with off-road vehicles EDITOR’S NOTE: Reporter Heather Brimicombe was invited on a ride-along with members of the Pictou County ATV Association and Pictou District RCMP officers to highlight the laws and regulations for ATV use in Nova Scotia in advance of hunting season, as well as provide information...

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The Local Climate – Fixer Upper

There’s a lot to be said about Bill 213, the so-called Sustainable Development Goals Act which represents our province’s impressive though imperfect contribution to national efforts on climate change, passed in late October. The purpose of the Act is to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 53 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030. Instead...

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Police investigate bomb threat at Web.com

New Glasgow Regional Police and New Glasgow Fire Department responded to a bomb threat at Web.com’s New Glasgow office, East River Road, on Wednesday. The operation in the Aberdeen Business Centre was evacuated yesterday at approximately 4 p.m. and searched by New Glasgow Regional Police and the New Glasgow Fire Department. The search was completed...

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Beginning to look like Christmas

The Pictou County Christmas Fund organizing committee is at it again — working to raise funds that will provide a Christmas dinner to families in need this holiday. As it has done since the mid-1950s, the committee organizes a telethon featuring many talented members of the community. This year’s event is scheduled to take place...

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