Veteran “honoured” to receive Quilt of Valour

Veteran of the Second World War, multiple medal-earning soldier, proud husband to the love of his life, caring step-father to 10 children, life of service… Fraser Boyles is well accomplished and now has one more achievement: as recipient of a Quilt of Valour. “I was really surprised and really honoured,” to receive it, Boyles said,...

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Bike show casts wide net

PICTOU — The Pictou Motorcycle Show has proven to be a hit. Not even a 24-hour deferral to Sunday due to the pouring rain on Saturday could prevent Caladh Avenue from being a busy place for motorcycle owners, volunteers and visitors to the event organized by the Pictou Motorcycle Show Society to raise funds for...

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Cupid stikes

During the summer months of the 1950s and early 60s, many people from far away places would visit with relatives and friends on Pictou Island. One such family was Sidney and Delta Hooper from Digby. His parents, Lester and Bell Hooper, raised Sidney on Pictou Island. Delta Thurbur was an eye-catching young schoolteacher who taught...

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