Northern Pulp curtails operations

AERCROMBIE – On Saturday, Jan. 11, Northern Pulp Nova Scotia Corporation began the orderly wind down of operations to meet the impending deadline of January 31, 2020 imposed by the Boat Harbour Act. By early this week, only the wood waste boiler will continue to operate to provide heat for the facility to protect against...

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Ask the Money Lady: Credit card debt

My New Year’s Resolution is to get my finances in order, but I have a lot of credit card debt and I don’t know what to do to get it under control.  Should I declare bankruptcy?  I am worried this will make things even worse, any ideas? Sincerely,   Julie XXXX (Drowning in Credit Cards) Dear...

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The Local Climate – Radical Environmentalists

In a recent Canadian Press article, an interviewee blamed “radical environmental groups” for a downturn in the number of new oil wells being drilled this year across Canada, and sluggish overall growth for fossil fuels. The quote stuck with me. I’m more disappointed than angered by this sentiment. I’ve been accused of radicalism, idiocy and...

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Luck be a lady …

If the person circled in this photo is you, congratulations! You’ve just won two tickets to any Weeks Crushers MHL home game at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Contact our office at 21 George St., Pictou, for details. The Crushers play the Yarmouth Mariners tonight....

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MacFarlane: Why is Pictou not represented on forestry transition team?

PICTOU — Karla MacFarlane, Progressive Conservative MLA for Pictou West, wants to know why the McNeil Liberals have neglected including a representative from Pictou County on the Forestry Transition Team. “The impending closure of Northern Pulp will have an immediate effect on forestry workers in Pictou, so it is both surprising and shortsighted that Stephen...

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RCMP recover stolen tools

Tools stolen last month have been recovered by RCMP. On December 29, 2019, Pictou District RCMP recovered numerous items which are believed to be stolen property. The items include a snowblower, a generator, several commercial grade power tools, a whipper snipper and audio equipment. There have been several break-ins to unoccupied camps and garages in...

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Public transit one step closer

Public transit between Stellarton and New Glasgow is one step closer to reality to today. Leo Glavine, minister of Communities, Culture and Heritage, just announced a $200,000 investment from the province for the fixed loop transit between the two towns. CHAD Transit will operate the new service in addition to its existing on-demand, door-to-door service...

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Not diggin’ the snow

Norma-Jean McGuire shovels out her car in Pictou on Thursday morning after finding it under a large snowdrift following Wednesday’s storm. Some parts of Pictou County received upwards of 60 cm of the white stuff on Wednesday and Wednesday night. The storm, the first major one of the year and decade, closed schools in Pictou...

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Northern Pulp to continue environmental assessment process

Northern Pulp has informed the Department of Environment that it will continue the environmental assessment process for its proposed effluent treatment plant. “Since the company has chosen to carry on with the environmental assessment process, we are legally required to continue,” said Environment Minister Gordon Wilson. “I want to assure Nova Scotians that, as Premier...

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Canadian Hearing Society’s 2020 National Scholarship Program open for applicants

TORONTO – The Canadian Hearing Society’s National Scholarship Program is now accepting applications. The scholarship program breaks down financial barriers for deaf and hard of hearing students applying to or attending post-secondary institutions. The number of awards granted depends on the number and ranking of qualified applicants. Successful applicants, who are full-time students, will receive...

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