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Multi-phase program to revitalize Victoria Park to start soon

WESTVILLE — Members of Westville Fire-Rescue have undertaken a project to improve conditions at Victoria Park. Over the last number of years conditions at the park, which is the location of the community’s Canada Day events, have deteriorated to a point that without some work the park will be unusable. Department member Tom Steele says...

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Past and future …

We’re now more than a week into 2018 and local political leaders are weighing in on what the past year has brought. They are also sharing their views on what they hope for this year … Sean Fraser Member of Parliament for Central Nova As Canada 150 draws to a close, it is an appropriate...

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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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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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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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Spirit award presented to New Glasgow

NEW GLASGOW – A lieutenant governor’s visit and presentation of a community spirit award to New Glasgow last Thursday highlighted the town’s annual pre-Canada Day celebrations. Nearly 1,000 people attended the gathering where Mayor Barrie MacMillan and town CAO Lisa MacDonald received the award from Brigadier-General (retired) and Lt.-Gov. J.J. Grant. MacMillan also congratulated the...

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New Glasgow ready for pre-Canada Day events

NEW GLASGOW – June 30 will mark a special occasion for the Town of New Glasgow:  Lt.-Gov. J.J. Grant will be in attendance at the annual Pre-Canada Day celebrations to bestow an honour on the community. New Glasgow has been chosen as one of four communities in the province to receive the Lieutenant Governor’s Community...

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