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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Scotsburn enters deal to sell assets to Quebec co-op

The local dairy industry has turned another page. Scotsburn Co-operative Services Limited announced last week that it has entered into a binding agreement – subject to a vote of its shareholders – to sell nearly all its assets to Agropur Co-operative of Quebec. The board of directors of Scotsburn voted unanimously to recommend to its...

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New business sets up shop downtown

PICTOU – One look at the Town of Pictou, and a Cape Breton couple’s minds were changed on the direction of their business. Working out of their home, Andrew Loscher, co-owner and developer, and Louise Dixon, co-owner of Media Ladder Digital Marketing, were looking to bring their business closer to the Halifax area and its...

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The Art House opens space to local artists

PICTOU – The bright white walls will lend themselves well to showcasing what Pictou County artists have to offer. Jo Ann Landry has been working diligently to create a space where artists can showcase and sell their works without it costing an arm and a leg, it’s called The Art House. The opening of the...

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RCMP makes arrests, recovers stolen property

WESTVILLE ROAD – Pictou District RCMP have arrested two people and recovered a stolen television set during an investigation into recent thefts from RVs. On October 27, multiple thefts were reported from RVs at a business on Westville Road in New Glasgow. As a result of their investigation, police have arrested a 44-year-old man and a 32-year-old...

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Mashup Weekend starts tonight

“Mashup Weekend: Pictou County” starts today at 6 p.m. at the Nova Scotia Community College in Stellarton and there is still time to register (either online or in person at the door). The purpose of this event is to turn business ideas into actual businesses in Pictou County. Organizers want to fill the room with...

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WEB.com landing in county

NEW GLASGOW – Web.com Canada, Inc., New Glasgow has arrived. The company announced on Monday in town council chambers that it would be locating in the former Convergys facility at the Aberdeen Business Centre. It began a three-day job fair on Tuesday that was scheduled to continue from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. today and...

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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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