Broadway and Beyond to help Kirk mark 200th anniversary

NEW GLASGOW — The Funtastiks and Friends will present “Broadway and Beyond” on Nov. 23 at 3 p.m. at Saint Andrew’s Presbyterian Church. From Dartmouth, the Funtastiks are Eleanor Hall and Jennifer Eames — divas who share a passion for having fun while making music and entertaining. They both love Broadway tunes. They are joined...

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Pictou County Christmas Fund telethon Sunday

The Pictou County Christmas Fund telethon will once again dominate Sunday events in Pictou County. The annual event, held at the deCoste Performing Arts Centre in Pictou, runs 1-7 p.m. and local residents are encouraged to drop into the deCoste to see and hear the talented local artists live. And make a pledge while you’re...

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Thee departments respond to fire

Three volunteer fire department were at the scene fire Wednesday. At approximately 2 p.m., Trenton Fire Department, with assistance from Abercrombie, Little Harbour and Pictou Landing fire departments, responded to a structure fire at the E and R Langille Contracting business on Little Harbour Road. Preliminary investigation by fire officials has deemed the fire to...

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Two youth facing charges following altercation at Antigonish school

ANTIGONISH – Two students are facing charges following an altercation at a school here. At 10:46 a.m. today, Antigonish District RCMP responded to a call of an altercation between two youth and another youth at a school in Antigonish. The victim, a male, was assaulted by two other males and the victim sustained minor injuries....

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Local impact mixed from “Grand Slam”

PICTOU — Some local businesses saw benefits from the recent Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Holiday Inn Express manager Alayna Munroe welcomed the event, which filled the hotel near the Wellness Centre. “It’s great to showcase Pictou County — we could have it every year,” she said. “The more...

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Stakeholders re-iterate: ‘No pipe’ in the Strait

PICTOU — Four major stakeholders voiced their opposition to Northern Pulp’s effluent pipe proposal during a media conference on Tuesday at the deCoste Performing Arts Centre. The Town of Pictou, Pictou Landing First Nation, the Fishermen’s Working Group representing 3,000 fishermen from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and P.E.I., and Friends of the Northumberland Strait (FONS)...

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Y gives Peace a chance

Awards and testimonials on Monday highlighted the annual Y Peace breakfast in the Pictou County Wellness Centre’s community room. The breakfast helped launch Y Peace Week which this year is being observed from November 16 to 23. The YMCA of Pictou County hosted the breakfast and conducted proceedings that also included an address by special...

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Stakeholders discussing Northern Pulp Focus Report

The four major stakeholders are currently speaking jointly to the media at the deCoste Performing Arts Centre about the Northern Pulp Focus Report. This is the first time any of the groups have spoken to media since the public comment period on Northern Pulp’s Focus Report closed on November 8.  From left: Pictou Mayor Jim...

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IGNITE Northern tenants win $75,000 in Spark Innovation Challenge

STELLARTON – Two tenants from Ignite Labs Inc. (IGNITE) have won a collective total of $75,000 in the Spark Innovation Challenge. This challenge is focused on supporting startups in rural communities across Nova Scotia who are doing amazing things but aren’t always noticed. Green Oil Solutions, a sustainable innovation company based in Pictou County, has...

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Peace Medal breakfast

Guest speaker Dr. Robin Neustaeter, left, was welcomed by volunteer Sarah Santos at the YMCA Peace Medal Breakfast earlier this morning at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Neustaeter, who is currently an assistant professor in adult education at St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, teaches at the Coady International Institute. The annual breakfast was provided by...

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