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Canada 150 scores big

By any measure — and despite some adversity — Canada 150 celebrations in Pictou County and elsewhere hit many right notes. Residents and visitors thronged to the Tall Ships over the weekend in Pictou, New Glasgow and Westville hosted annual pre-Canada Day and Canada Day events and a Canada 150 baby boy was born at...

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Community spirit for Tall Ships

The winds of goodwill blew through Pictou today (Thursday) as some of the tall ships scheduled to arrive for Canada Day came to port earlier than anticipated. Five tall ships will be in port until Sunday, July 2, as part of the Rendez-vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta and to help Pictou County celebrate Canada’s 150th...

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REJUVENATION for Green Hill group

Who doesn’t have a fond memory that involves spending time at the Green Hill Provincial Park? Can you recall enjoying a summer picnic there as a child? Perhaps on a romantic date, parked atop the summit overlooking the west area of Pictou County? Maybe it was on a nature hike with a group of friends?...

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Tall ships sailing into Pictou Harbour

Some new arrivals to Pictou County on Canada Day weekend will be heralded with much fanfare. They will be grand and graceful and are expected to draw a large crowd. Tall ships are sailing into Pictou Harbour to help local residents celebrate Canada’s 150th in style! The deCoste Performing Arts Centre is organizing the Tall...

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Flags of the nation

PICTOU — Millside General Store is showing its patriotic pride, thanks to a row of provincial and territorial flags with Canadian flags on each end. Store owner Rose Sangster came up with the idea recently and plans to keep them flying as long as she can this year. “I thought we should have something special...

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Putting 150 to good use

The weather was perfect Monday morning for some fun in the sun at Pictou Landing First Nations Elementary School. The kids attending the school were treated to a morning of fun and exercise with one of the Grade 12 leadership classes from North Nova Education Centre. The class joined the kids for the morning to...

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Routes to Riches taking second spin around county

Buckle up and get ready for The Great Pictou County Routes to Riches Race — round two. This is Pictou County Roots for Youth’s second annual Routes to Riches fundraiser. Date is July 15 – same weekend as last year. And the organizers couldn’t be more excited to get their motors runnin’. “We are ecstatic...

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New Glasgow Farmers Market to unveil new community space for Canada Day

NEW GLASGOW –  – The New Glasgow Farmers Market will begin construction on a new garden space set to be completed July 1st in time for Canada Day and Canada150 celebrations. The project, called “The Giving Garden”, is a multi-faceted project aimed at contributing to health and wellness in the community.  The Giving Garden is...

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Flying high

Many residents of the Hopewell area flocked to the airstrip in Marshdale late Wednesday afternoon to see this replica of a First World War biplane that flew over Vimy Ridge to mark the 100th anniversary of the battle earlier this year. The local stop was part of the Birth of a Nation Tour, which see...

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