Group devises how to save Pictou’s heritage buildings

PICTOU – A group is seeking ways to save heritage buildings in Pictou and area. And they have targeted as a timeline the looming Ship Hector celebration in 2023. St. Clair Prest, who resides in a gracious stone dwelling in town, hosted a meeting recently as a starting point for perpetuating heritage sites by means that may...

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Local Habitat for Humanity group has eye on retaining young families

A new building project is in the works for Stellarton and, while it will be on a smaller scale physically, it will have big effects. It’s a Habitat for Humanity house that will provide affordable housing to a local family. Stellarton Mayor Danny MacGillivray explains, “It was an idea that formulated with me after I...

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Car strikes police station

STELLARTON – Town police are investigating a crash after a car struck the side of the police station this morning. Chief Don Hussher said the crash is being treated as an accident involving the driver of a sedan that struck around the police staff entrance along the driveway between the building and the RBC Royal...

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NSCC Pictou students, staff welcome campus expansion

STELLARTON – The atmosphere was electric before and during the confirmation of an expansion for the Nova Scotia Community College’s Pictou campus. Hundreds of dignitaries, students and staff were among those who filled the campus’s atrium for the $15.2 million in joint federal and provincial funding announced by Central Nova MP Sean Fraser and Labour...

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MacGillivray Properties obtains former Scotsburn Dairy building

STELLARTON – Another building on South Foord Street will have a bit of a makeover, thanks to MacGillivray Properties Ltd. The company purchased the former Scotsburn Dairy building and are revamping it to meet the needs of its new prospective occupant, Nova Scotia Spirit Co. NS Spirit Co. will be setting up shop with a...

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