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Fishing coalition seeking position from federal election candidates

Members of a coalition of Maritime fishing associations representing the Gulf Nova Scotia Fleet Planning Board, Prince Edward Island Fishermen’s Association, Maritime Fishermen’s Union and the Pictou Landing First Nation, will be seeking the position of all local federal election candidates on the proposed effluent pipeline that would discharge into the Northumberland Strait from Northern...

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Registration opens for NSPC Leadership Convention

HALIFAX – Nova Scotia’s Progressive Conservatives can now start registering to attend the Party’s leadership convention. Registration opened for the convention that will be held at the Halifax Exhibition Centre on October 26 and 27. “Choosing a party leader is one of the most exciting things a political party can do,” said Leadership Selection Co-Chair,...

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Pulse hosting candidate meet and greet series

Pulse Pictou County (“Pulse”) will be hosting a casual “MLA Candidate Meet & Greet Series” in advance of the upcoming provincial election. Separate events will be held for each riding and will occur on Tuesday, May 16, as well as Wednesday, May 17 and Thursday, May 18 from 6 to 8 p.m. each day. Pulse...

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Know a remarkable Nova Scotian?

Local residents are being asked to vote for remarkable Nova Scotians from the last 150 years. The Nova Scotia Museum is holding a competition to determine which notable Nova Scotian from each decade for the last 150 years will be showcased in a museum exhibit opening in late June. The candidates are not necessarily the...

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Shawn McNamara has his say …

There are 14 Pictou County residents running for mayor  in the 2016 municipal election: three new faces each in Pictou and Trenton, four new people are offering in New Glasgow, Stellarton’s incumbent mayor is facing off against one  newcomer and in Westville, the incumbent mayor  has two challengers. In the lead up to the election,...

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Questions for the municipal candidates

To the Editor: Given the recent rejection of the proposed amalgamation of four municipal units in Pictou County to the great expense of its citizenry, voters should ask their candidates who seek to represent  them the following questions when they come knocking on their doors: 1. Regardless of your position concerning the recent failed amalgamation...

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Decision to not re-offer was a good one

To the Editor: I salute Mayor Barrie MacMillan, Mayor Joe Hawes and councillor James Turple who, following the May 28 no vote did not re-offer in the upcoming elections. Considering the hundreds of thousands of taxpayer’s dollars lost by the MOU adventure, which was not part of their last council’s election mandate, their decision to...

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Pictou West residents engaged in Pints & Politics session

The Pulse Pictou County Pints & Politics Municipal Election Series wrapped Thursday with a final session held at the Caribou Fire Hall. Although better attended than some of the prior events, several candidates were absent from three of the featured districts. One minor change from previous sessions was implemented and that was to allow school...

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Seek change, but show up

If the large number of candidates running in the 2016 municipal election is anything to go by, it’s shaping up to be one heck of an election! Virtually every street corner boasts an abundance of election signs. The seemingly renewed interest in municipal politics comes on the heels of the failed attempt to reach a...

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Low turnout for political forums

By Heather Brimicombe and Aaron Cameron The Town of Stellarton showed a lack of civic pride Monday evening at the Pulse Pictou County Pints and Politics session with only five citizens and five of the 10 candidates attending. A total of about 12 people, five citizens, five candidates and two Pulse members, attended the session...

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