Chamber hosts businesses for tax change session

A lot of concern was expressed last Thursday morning when the Pictou County Chamber of Commerce hosted a breakfast to review proposed tax changes and how they will affect business owners. Nathan MacLeod, senior manager with Grant Thorton, spoke to the chamber members and others who attended the event, held at Summer Street Industries, how the new...

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Picture perfect

PICTOU — A fascination with a photo he found on the Pictou Historical Photograph Society website led Andrew Barclay to create an opportunity for five Pictou business women to show that they are the future of Pictou County. In 1915, William Munro took a photo of five business men from Pictou, staged as a shoot where...

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Local company honoured at annual Nova Scotia Export Achievement Awards

A local company was among those honoured today, June 14, at the 33rd annual Nova Scotia Export Achievement Awards. Global Courseware Inc. in New Glasgow was among those companies nominated. Other lnominees were: North River Fish Farms, Truro Tony’s Meats, Antigonish D.B. Kenney Fisheries Limited, Westport, Digby Co. DSM Nutritional Products, Mulgrave, Guysborough Co. Gillis...

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Fraser lauds 2017 budget

NEW GLASGOW — Central Nova MP Sean Fraser is pleased with measures in the federal budget that he says will help local residents. “I was very pleased,” he said. “It’s a budget that will benefit Atlantic Canadians through jobs, growth and innovation. We’ve created a plan for the first term.” He noted the $325 million...

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Business society backs Pictou Proud project

PICTOU — The Pictou Business Marketing Society has endorsed funding part of a project presented by Media Ladder Digital Marketing to promote the town. The society agreed at a special meeting on February 21 to fund half the $6,750 requested by the local firm once the society’s management committee is satisfied with the schedules to...

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Making their way into the (business) world

Some of Pictou County’s up and coming business people had the chance to take advice from some of the best and to try their hand at the business world as well last week. Nearly finished of their 18-week program, Junior Achievers from Northumberland Regional High School and North Nova Education Centre stepped up to give...

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D’Eon demolition

A crew has been busy remediating the site of a stand-alone building that fire destroyed recently. It was the former location of D’Eon Fishing Supplies Ltd. that is now temporarily located in Lyons Brook. The crew was levelling that concrete foundation to ground level with plans to fill in the hole with earth by the...

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Business can thrive in county, Chamber leader Kyte says

(Editor’s note: The following article is the first in a series looking at local business and the economy and why it can sometimes be difficult for local business to stay independent in Nova Scotia.) NEW GLASGOW – People need to adapt to changes in the corporate world, the Pictou County Chamber of Commerce’s executive director...

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Former Canadian Tire exec at helm of Empire

STELLARTON – The former CEO of Canadian Tire is now at the helm of Empire Company Limited. Empire’s board of directors has announced the appointment of Michael Medline as president & CEO of Empire Company Limited (Empire) and its wholly-owned subsidiary Sobeys Inc. Medline will also serve on the Board of Directors of Empire. “Michael...

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Barbour shares upside to his career

NEW GLASGOW – Mike Barbour says he’s enjoyed his nearly three-year evolution as a young entrepreneur. Raised in New Glasgow, Barbour has been making business inroads nationally as a Canadian entrepreneur focusing on online and retail brand development of premium consumer packaged goods. A former athlete and member of the Pictou County Weeks Junior A...

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