National recognition for three local volunteers

Three Pictou County volunteers were recognized nationally with Senate 150 Medals on Saturday afternoon during a ceremony at the Plymouth Fire Hall. Senator Michael MacDonald, Cape Breton, presented the medals to Joanne Cumminger of Plymouth, Allan Murray of Stellarton and Anne Emmett of Braeshore for their exemplary volunteer record spanning over many years and many...

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Three arrested after two-year investigation

NEW GLASGOW – RCMP Northeast Nova Major Crime Unit arrested three men in relation to an ongoing investigation that began in 2016. On June 7, 2016, Inverness District RCMP responded to call after a male was found severely injured in a parked pick-up truck on the side of Highway 105 in Glendale, Cape Breton. The male was...

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Musical Buddies Trio have a three-night stint at the deCoste

Mid-August is looking to remain very hot, if not with the weather, then at least with the trio of Musical Buddies that the deCoste has lined up for the nights of August 14, 15 and 16 as part of their annual Festival of Summer Sounds acts. The first of the three musicians is Cape Breton’s...

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Running for wishes

On their way from Sydney to Yarmouth, crew members of the HMCS Halifax made their way through Pictou County running to raise money for Children’s Wish Foundation, Nova Scotia Chapter, to help make a wish come true for a certain Wish child. The group of eight runs 10 km each and every day, running a...

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Songwriters Circle at deCoste to feature Bruce Guthro, friends

(EDITOR’S NOTE: THIS STORY IS BeING RE-POSTED FROM AN EARLIER VERSION DUE TO AN IN INCORRECT DATE.) PICTOU – Bruce Guthro has been hosting iconic and talented musicians at his songwriter circles for a dozen years, even hosting a nationally televised CBC series. On Tuesday, July 3 he will invite audience members into the intimate...

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Young and old honour miner’s memory

STELLARTON — It’s not often that you associate school children with a fallen coal miner, but it was fitting that the G.R. Saunders Elementary School choir was on hand for the 93rd William Davis Miners’ Memorial Day ceremony on Monday. For, as guest speaker John Ashton said in his remarks, children were also victimized by...

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Tartan Day events slated for Sunday

NEW GLASGOW — Tartan Day will be observed on Sunday with several events planned. The St. Andrew’s Society of Pictou County is supporting a gathering on Sunday that is being hosted by the McCulloch House Museum and Genealogy Centre in Pictou. “I’m very proud to be part of this,” said society president Heather Tulloch, who...

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Cupid stikes

During the summer months of the 1950s and early 60s, many people from far away places would visit with relatives and friends on Pictou Island. One such family was Sidney and Delta Hooper from Digby. His parents, Lester and Bell Hooper, raised Sidney on Pictou Island. Delta Thurbur was an eye-catching young schoolteacher who taught...

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Celtic Christmas with Ashley MacIsaac & Friends

PICTOU – Celebrate the Christmas season at the deCoste Centre with a musical performance sure to be remembered. One of the most celebrated Canadian roots musicians of all time, having sold in excess of 500,000 albums, Ashley MacIsaac brings his Celtic Christmas show to the deCoste to close their Christmas season on Tuesday, Dec. 19...

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Local teams win divisions

PICTOU — It was a big weekend in more ways than one for Leigha MacDonald. MacDonald backstopped the Pictou County Subway Selects to the Midget AA Division title during the 2017 Subway Cup female hockey tournament that ended on Sunday. It was one of several division wins for Pictou County female hockey teams at the...

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