2016 year in review…

A lot of big news stories made headlines this past year – the biggest probably being the United States electing Donald Trump as president. Pictou County had its own share of big stories in 2016: a proposed memorandum of understanding between four of the six municipal units, the welcoming of a number of Syrian refugee...

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Not a fan of Pulse group

To the Editor: I note in our local newspapers and on CBC radio that a group calling themselves Pulse Pictou County is trying to organize meetings with our candidates, from various districts, before the October 15 council elections. This same group spoke several times recently at public meetings, emphatically in favour of amalgamation for Pictou...

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Questions for the municipal candidates

To the Editor: Given the recent rejection of the proposed amalgamation of four municipal units in Pictou County to the great expense of its citizenry, voters should ask their candidates who seek to represent  them the following questions when they come knocking on their doors: 1. Regardless of your position concerning the recent failed amalgamation...

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MOU application dismissed

The Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board has dismissed the amalgamation application submitted by the towns of Stellarton, New Glasgow, Pictou and the Municipality of the County of Pictou. In April, the board determined that amalgamation was in the best interests of residents of this area; however, the final decision was based, in part, on...

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