Christmas tree for Boston from Pictou County

BLACK POINT – Residents of Black Point are happy a white spruce tree on their property will be this year’s annual Christmas tree in Boston. Corina Saunders and her partner Desmond Waithe recently received word that the 60-year-old tree is being trimmed and shipped there after a ceremony that will coincide with cutting down the...

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New name to be added to Sunny Brae memorial

Another name is being added to those already listed at the Sunny Brae Veterans Memorial. Second World War veteran John Sutherland will be honoured on November 11 at the annual Remembrance Day service that will start at 2 p.m. at the memorial. Sutherland was born in Sunny Brae on March 5, 1920. His parents were...

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Pictou a beehive of activity during war time

Lawrence LeBlanc remembers what Pictou was like in wartime. LeBlanc was born in 1939 — several months after the Second World War began. Soon after, Pictou had an opportunity to contribute in a special way to the Allied war effort when merchant steamships were contracted to be built at what then was called the Pictou...

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Cadets to place flags for veterans

Three local cadets will be placing Canadian flags beside veterans’ head stones at the cemetery in Sunny Brae. Members of Flight 219 Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps are taking part in the project to place the flags on November 10, prior to the annual Remembrance Day ceremony at the veterans’ memorial in Sunny Brae. The...

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Pinty’s Grand Slam schedule

For local curling fans here are the schedules for Tier 1 and Tier 2 action this week during the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling taking place at the Pictou County Wellness Centre....

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Plane part draws resident’s interest

A chance viewing of part of an airplane that crashed long ago in Pictou County has a local resident thinking deeply about the price of war. Merigomish resident Frank Barry happened to be in John Marshall’s antique store in downtown New Glasgow when he got to hold a piece of fuselage that was found recently...

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County Remembrance service discontinued

The Royal Canadian Legion is discontinuing its annual Pictou County Memorial service. Assistant Zone 6 Commander Verdon Locke said zone members agreed at its September meeting to disband the service for a number of reasons. He also noted how veterans residing at the Northumberland Veterans Unit in Pictou are no longer able to attend the...

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Grand Slam continues today

Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling continues today at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. One of the 8 a.m. draws features Team G. Howard from Ontario and Team Niklas Edin from Sweden. The Wellness Centre’s two ice surfaces have been transformed from ice hockey rinks to curling rinks. And Sobeys will host a lounge area in...

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Rest stop scheduled to open next spring

PICTOU — Work continues at the site of a future rest stop in Pictou. David Wallace, vice-president of development for Somerled Properties Inc., confirmed the rest stop will include a McDonald’s restaurant, as well as an Ultramar gas bar and On the Run convenience store similar to the rest stop that opened recently in Valley,...

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First Disability Pride Walk held in New Glasgow

A small sea of people made up a rainbow to show disability pride on Saturday morning as they gathered just outside of Glen Haven Manor in New Glasgow before making their way to Summer Street. The event was the first Disability Pride walk to be held in Pictou County, although others have been held across...

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