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TIR works towards improving safety at Abercrombie/Trenton Connector intersection

ABERCROMBIE — Steps are being taken to improve safety at an intersection that has been a cause for concern among residents and first responders, says the county councillor for the area. District 8 Coun. Larry Turner said during a recent council meeting that he received an update from the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal...

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New view of life

Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, but what happens when you can’t see? You make up for sight in many other ways. Chris Knowles and the Visually Impaired Art Group that meets once a week in New Glasgow set out to create masterpieces without ever seeing it themselves. Knowles started losing his...

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Mentoring Plus gets federal boost of $3.4 million

It was good news for seniors of Pictou County on Monday morning as Central Nova MP Sean Fraser and Minister of Seniors Deb Schulte announced $3.4 million in funding over four years from the New Horizons Program to go toward the Mentoring Plus program. Schulte was happy to announce the latest news from the New...

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Businesses benefit from Winter Blast

PICTOU — Local businesses have derived a benefit from the deCoste Performing Arts Centre’s decision to offer shows throughout the winter. Dining establishments are among those businesses that have received a boost from the deCoste’s Winter Blast performances and the assortment of winter bookings they offer. The Winter Blast is sponsored by Advocate Media Inc....

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Exploratory society pondering Academy’s future

PICTOU — A group called Pictou Exploratory has set its sights on a new resource centre. The Pictou Exploratory Society attracted about 30 people to its initial gathering for a presentation at Pictou Academy’s auxiliary gym last week. It included options for the possible use of the school that include lifelong learning, entrepreneurship and business...

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Lucky winner!

If the person circled in this photo is you, congratulations! You’ve just won two tickets to a Weeks Crushers home game at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Next game is Thursday at 7 p.m. against the Grand Falls Rapids. Contact our office on George Street to find out how to get your tickets....

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Restaurateur gives back

PICTOU — It was especially chaotic — and enjoyable — in the lunch room on Monday at McCulloch Education Centre. Charles Quintanilla owner/operator of East Avenue restaurant in New Glasgow, brought several staff members with him to serve a special lunch for students and staff. The students dined on spaghetti and meatballs while staff were...

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RCMP police

Complaint from motorist leads to arrest

Pictou District RCMP have arrested a 61-year-old man for impaired driving, following a complaint from another motorist. On February 8, at approximately 2:30 p.m., Pictou District RCMP responded to a call of a possible impaired driver. The caller told police the driver was driving erratically in Caribou. Police located the vehicle, stopped it, and noticed signs of...

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Bob Ferguson Memorial Ice Fishing Derby on Saturday

The Pictou County Rivers Association (PCRA) is again having its Ice Fishing Derby at Gairloch Lake. The event will take place Saturday, Feb. 15 and if required, a storm date of the next day February 16. It is the 13th continuous year for this event and this year organizers are naming it the Bob Ferguson...

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art and entertainment

Comedian Mullinger returning to Glasgow Square for fourth time

NEW GLASGOW — James Mullinger is returning to share the Glasgow Square Theatre stage with Travis Lindsay and Dan Hendricken, completing the Maritime’s Best Comedy Trio. While Mullinger takes his comedic job very seriously, he is looking forward to returning to the county with his The Best of the Maritimes Comedy Tour. Originally from England,...

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