#GreatBigLift a #GreatBigDeal

Darlene MacDonald had one thought on Friday morning as she watched the Ship Hector slowly be lifted out of Pictou Harbour: “Finally something positive is being done in order to improve what we have.” Friday was a #GreatBigDay in a #GreatBigWay. That’s the day the replica Ship Hector was lifted from the harbour into a...

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MoPC disappointed it was denied gov’t funding for rural internet

The Municipality of Pictou County will not be getting the provincial funding for its high speed internet work it said was promised. MoPC has been developing a high-speed internet network for the past three years that will deliver high quality and affordable internet service to our residents. “It essential for the rural areas of Pictou...

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Mentoring Plus gets federal boost of $3.4 million

It was good news for seniors of Pictou County on Monday morning as Central Nova MP Sean Fraser and Minister of Seniors Deb Schulte announced $3.4 million in funding over four years from the New Horizons Program to go toward the Mentoring Plus program. Schulte was happy to announce the latest news from the New...

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Fraser taking time off for personal matters

Local MP Sean Fraser shared a heartbreaking sentiment to his political Facebook page yesterday shortly after noon sharing that he would be taking some time off from official duties for personal matters. The message posted is below: Dear friends, I am sad to share some heartbreaking news on behalf of my family. In the early...

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$3.8 M in upgrades coming for Trenton Park

TRENTON — Local stakeholders are lauding the government funding for improvements at Trenton Park. Cindy MacKinnon from Destination Eastern and Northumberland Shores emceed the announcement last Friday of $3.8 million in government funding for the project. She was accompanied by Jennifer Bethell from the Hemlock Group, who took part in the press conference, while the...

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Velsoft develops breakthrough solution

Investing in companies discovering innovative solutions to costly and time consuming problems is helping Atlantic Canada become a more vibrant and globally competitive region where all Atlantic Canadians can thrive and prosper. With support from the Government of Canada, Velsoft Training Materials Inc. is working aggressively to expand with growth-oriented marketing and business activities so...

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Supporters uphold CHAD’s service

NEW GLASGOW — More people need to understand CHAD Transit’s value, Tim Houston says. The Pictou East MLA and provincial Progressive Conservative leader was guest speaker at its recent annual general meeting at Summer Street Industries. Houston said he envisions CHAD and similar bus companies in Nova Scotia as providing a solution to overstressed Emergency...

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Relay proves no one faces cancer alone

Pictou County Relay for Life on Saturday brought family and friends together to celebrate loved ones and survivors of cancer. Hundreds gathered to remember and to share memories and struggles, the good times and the not so good times. Each with their own personal story. Some were eager to share, some sat quietly thinking, others...

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Feds invest $341,000 in discovery research at StFX University

ANTIGONISH – Fresh ideas have the power to change the way we view the world and can lead to discoveries that will help solve some of our biggest challenges. When we invest in the innovative and creative work being done by our scientists and researchers, we are helping to ensure that our health, environment, communities...

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$100 million announced for Boat Harbour clean up

PICTOU LANDING – The governments of Canada and Nova Scotia recognize that strategic investments in green infrastructure play a key role in supporting dynamic, healthy communities while creating good jobs that help grow the middle class. Today, Sean Fraser, Member of Parliament for Central Nova, on behalf of Bernadette Jordan, minister of Rural Economic Development, and Randy...

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