Fall Fest set for Sept. 14

PICTOU — Organizers of the downtown event called Downtown Pictou Spring Fling are preparing for the Downtown Pictou Fall Fest later this month. Downtown business operators Kevin Pettipas, as well as Sonya Park and her daughter Rhonda Park are once again leading the planning for the festival that will take place from 10 a.m. to...

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Relay for Life hosting kick-off party

NEW GLASGOW — Pictou County Relay for Life is getting ready for this year’s event, first with a team kick-off party. The event will be held Saturday at Summer Street Industries from 2 to 4 p.m. with live music featuring Hangman. “We wanted a way to show the teams that the committee is committed to...

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Lip-smacking delicious

Ruth Dobbin, left, and Darrell Rushton were among the early arrivals enjoying their lip-smackingly delicious meals on Wednesday at the annual pork chop barbecue in Scotsburn.  As usual, the crowd attending the event was enormous.  (Goodwin photo)...

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Be prepared when your power goes out this winter

Living in Canada, we’ve all experienced a bad winter storm, such as the one expected today. Freezing temperatures, piles of snow and, every so often, the power goes out. This begs the question: Is your home ready for a power outage? Laura Litchfield, executive director HPBAC, provides useful tips on how to use wood and...

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Seniors Festival in full swing

The Pictou County Seniors Festival is in full swing, having started earlier today with bowling at Heather Lanes in New Glasgow. The official opening at 11:30 a.m. was followed by a barbecue and entertainment then a few games of bingo – all at Trenton Rink. (Brimicombe photo)...

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Lemonade, anyone?

It wasn’t just delicious pork chops and potato salad available on Wednesday at the  Scotsburn Fire Department’s annual Pork Chop Barbecue – these two cuties set up a lemonade stand and enjoyed a brisk business. Emma Cruikshank, 9, from Scotsburn, left, and Lilly MacDonald, 8, from Alma offered refreshing lemonade for the hungry diners and...

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Chicken barbecue day!

You can smell the chicken grilling! Members of the Kinsmen Club of New Glasgow are at Carmichael Park in New Glasgow preparing the barbecue chicken meals that are for sale today in their annual Chicken Barbecue fundraiser. Here, Ron Jones checks the internal temperature of the chicken. While a large majority of the meals are...

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25,000 reasons to go for gold at Wickfest

The Subway Selects Bantam AA girls may have a chance at going for the gold at the Wickenheiser Female World Hockey Festival, but they’ll need some help getting there – $25,000 worth of it. The girls held a fundraising barbecue at the Aberdeen Sobey’s on Saturday and funds raised through the sale will help cover...

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Bras Across the Bridge supports Breast Cancer Foundation

NEW GLASGOW – The George Street Bridge may look a little different this week with a splash of colour, all for a good cause. The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation is once again stringing Bras Across the Bridge to raise awareness of breast cancer and celebrate Paint Canada Pink Week. “August 13 to 19 is Paint...

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Trudeaumania – again

NEW GLASGOW – More than 2,000 people experienced the renaissance of Trudeaumania on Tuesday at Glasgow Square. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wowed the crowd as it crushed around him and Central Nova MP Sean Fraser for greetings and the ever-growing phenomenon of cellphone selfies that Trudeau has always welcomed since he entered politics. Trudeau arrived...

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