Annual bike show slated for Aug. 17

PICTOU — Plans are progressing for the second annual Pictou Motorcycle Show on August 17 along the waterfront on Caladh Avenue. The show raises funds for Wounded Warriors Canada and will feature a show and shine and swap meet. Registration starts at 9 a.m. and the event runs until 3 p.m The event also includes...

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Local veteran opening eco-adventure park for fellow veterans

Peace and bliss can be hard to find when many everyday things can be a trigger for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). To help aid in healing and relaxation for those who face the same challenges and experiences, Tyson Bowen is creating an eco-adventure park for fellow veterans. Having joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 2005...

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County native prepares the way for fellow soldiers in West Africa

If you think it’s been warm lately, just be thankful you’re not in Mali, Africa, where the temperature gets a wee bit warmer than it does here. “We have a digital temperature monitor here. It sits under a sun screen… not in direct sun. It will indicate temperatures up to 49 C, today it was...

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PICTOU – A recent open house has helped 144 Construction Engineering Flight Pictou raise its community profile and encourage people to join the flight. Captain M.A. Lukaszczyk-Thérien, officer commanding, 144 Construction Engineering Flight of the Canadian Armed Forces, welcomed the opportunity and hopes it will help the CEF’s future success. The CEF is a construction...

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Pictou connection in Ottawa

Central Nova MP Sean Fraser caught up with Pictou resident Ron Cunningham today in Ottawa. Cunningham is in the nation’s capital as part of the official delegation for the Vimy Ridge commemoration. Cunningham served in the Canadian Armed forces and is in Ottawa representing his grandfather John (Jack) Carrigan, who served in the First World...

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