New program helps Nova Scotians purchase their first home

Nova Scotians working to save for a down payment for their first home could soon get an interest-free loan from Housing Nova Scotia to make their dream come true. The provincial and federal governments are investing $1.3 million to fund a new one-year Down Payment Assistance Program. “Saving up for a down payment remains one...

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Wellness Centre showing lower operating expenses

WESTVILLE ROAD — Operating costs at the Pictou County Wellness Centre are coming down. General manager David Hood outlined on Monday how figures from the November financial statements indicated the month was better than budgeted. He said projections show the fiscal year-end deficit on the centre’s operations would be down more than $100,000 from the...

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MOU expenses report prompts questions

PICTOU – A final report on MOU expenses prompted more questions about the process at a recent meeting of Pictou County Municipal Council. Copies of the report on what was spent by the steering committee that considered the memorandum of understanding were distributed at council’s monthly meeting on August 2. Coun. Robert Parker said the...

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