Pride flag-raising at Market Square

PICTOU – The Town of Pictou hosted its second annual Pride Flag Raising Ceremony at Market Square on July 9and drew more than 40 people. Mayor Jim Ryan called an “important event supporting equal rights and opportunities for members of the LGBTQ+ community while recognizing the importance of inclusion and peace for everyone in our...

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Writing on Fire workshop

Writing on Fire 2018 is just around the corner, and it’s going to be ablaze this year. Six amazing authors will work with teens in schools from New Glasgow to Pugwash on  October 25. On October 26, (the Provincial Inservice Day), the new Tatamagouche Regional Academy will host the annual day of writing workshops for...

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Pride week in solidarity with Orlando massacre

Pride Week in Pictou County will be bittersweet this year. Although celebrations will go on, mourning the loss of those killed in Orlando  will also be a big part of the week. “There will be a book of condolences for Orlando,” said Gerard Veldhoven, a local LGBTQ activist who is involved with Pictou County Pride...

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