Heavy lifting

Bart Shea had a little fun on the Pictou waterfront this morning where he watched the Ship Hector being lifted out of the harbour and onto blocks at the Hector Quay where it will undergo renovations and repairs. Shea, from Pictou, was a deckhand several years ago on the Bluenose II. Photo courtesy of Troy...

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New home for Hector

… And that’s a wrap! The Ship Hector is out of the water and on dry land – actually, on wooden blocks – at the Hector Quay. The wooden ship was lifted out of Pictou Harbour this morning by A.W. Leil Crane and Equipment, then placed on blocks for assessment and repairs....

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Ready for lift off

Work has been ongoing since about 7 a.m. today to lift the Ship Hector our of the harbour and onto the Hector Quay site to begin repairs. The ship was strapped and moved while counterweights were added to crane operated by A.W. Leil Crane and Equipment. A crowd gathered along Caladh Avenue to watch the...

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Free fishing June 6 and 7

Nova Scotians are encouraged to try sportfishing during the annual Nova Scotia Sportfishing Weekend, June 6 and June 7. Anglers can fish without a general fishing licence on those dates. All bag limits and other regulations still apply. Anglers must also take precautions to help limit the spread of COVID-19. Gatherings of more than 10...

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‘A Different Perspective’ art show

TRURO – Visual Voice Fine Art is showcasing A Different Perspective a solo art exhibit with new artworks by Bob Hainstock. Since graduating from the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design 24 years ago, the artist has lived and maintained his studio on the southern edge of the province’s unique North Mountain, that 100 kilometre...

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RCMP police

Two impaired drivers arrested less than 10 minutes apart

Two impaired drivers were arrested in different areas of Pictou County just after midnight and within 10 minutes of each other. One was involved in a collision. On June 4 at 12:15 a.m., Pictou District RCMP responded to a call of a vehicle travelling west in the east bound lane of Hwy. 104 in Sutherlands...

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RCMP police

Two women arrested for impaired driving

Pictou County District RCMP have arrested a 45 year old woman and a 46 year old woman for impaired driving during the weekend. On May 29th at approximately 8:45 p.m.,  Pictou District RCMP received a complaint of a possible impaired driver in Durham.  Police located the vehicle in Pictou and investigation at the scene resulted in the...

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IGNITE receives Canie Award for Social Innovation for the Atlantic Region

IGNITE Labs, a leader in rural innovation and entrepreneurship, have been awarded the CANIE Award for Social Innovation for the Atlantic Region. This award, presented by the Innovators & Entrepreneurs Foundation, is presented to organizations who have achieved excellence and innovation in social impact. Since IGNITE began, the organization has strived to create a vibrant...

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community news

Wellness Centre to remain closed

Many businesses will be opening up on Friday, but the The Pictou County Wellness Centre will continue to remain closed until further notice.  In light of recent announcements from the province regarding the easing of COVID-19 policies and procedures, Wellness Centre management is currently in the process of developing a return to business strategy, however...

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HLM shining in the realty business

Moving your entire home might not be the first thing you would think about doing in the middle of a pandemic but those that have already started the process or just sold their house do not have a lot of choice. This is where HLM Realty has stepped up in the health crisis to help...

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