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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Deals boost Crushers’ hopes for 2019-20

NEW GLASGOW – It’s early, but the Pictou County Weeks Crushers management is feeling upbeat about their prospects for next season. That optimism stems from draft choices and trades that the Crushers Feel will help restore them to prominence in the MHL after the league’s draft weekend in Edmundston, N.B. The Crushers acquired six players...

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Car show this weekend

NEW GLASGOW — The Pictou County Antique Car Club is marking 50 years as members prepare to host the club’s annual Show and Shine this weekend. The event is scheduled to run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday at the Scott Weeks Sports Complex. Inclement weather has frequented the show in...

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Jr. A Crushers assess trade prospects

It’s a matter now which Pictou County Weeks Crushers will resume the MHL season this week. Will it be the one with the 10-13-3 record over the season, or the one that has won five straight games and eight of its last 10? Crushers’ general manager says much will depend on how the team performs...

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Silent Witness group receives 100 Women Who Care award

PICTOU — The Pictou County Chapter of Silent Witness has a ready-made use for the funds it has received from 100 Women Who Care Pictou County. The local group received the funds at the most recent 100 Women Who Care event last Thursday at the deCoste Performing Arts Centre and plans to use the money...

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Fixed route public transit back on the table for upper towns

Councils in at least two towns are interested in the idea of providing a public transit service for their residents. Both Trenton and Stellarton town councils decided at their regular meetings last week to buy into their portion of a proposed feasibility study into a fixed route transit for the four upper towns. Momentum for...

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Countdown to Lobster Carnival

PICTOU — A few changes are in store for this year’s Lobster Carnival and organizers are excited about them. Committee chair Shawn McNamara said, “There will be a large tent located on the main stage grounds – 80 x 80 — with seating area around a smaller stage, which will still be a divided family...

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Revving up for annual car show

The Pictou County Antique Car Club has been showing off their cars and riding in style for 40 years. Each year, the club holds its annual car show at the Parkdale track in New Glasgow, drawing in car collectors, owners and admirers from all over the Atlantic Provinces. During their car show each year, club...

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County says support for fixed bus route still a possibility

County council says the doors are still open for public transit in the Municipality of the County of Pictou. At a special finance committee meeting Monday evening at Municipal Council for the Municipality of the County of Pictou, councillors rejected a motion concerning the CHAD fixed route pilot project. The motion was brought forth after...

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Fixed route bus a project whole county can get behind

To the Editor: As this newspaper has reported, there is a movement afoot to re-establish a fixed route bus service here in Pictou County. Public transit of this type was shut down in 1996 and a recent survey found that 99.5 per cent of the 500 local residents support a public transit solution for the...

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