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Lights out in Stellarton – again

STELLARTON – It’s like déjà vu all over again. The light standard at the corner of Foord Street and Acadia Avenue has been taken down again – victim of an 18-wheeler truck that failed to make the right-hand turn onto Acadia. The incident happened earlier this morning (Sept. 11) around 7 a.m.. It has only...

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Habitat for Humanity to benefit from Ribfest

Hard to imagine how succulent, juicy barbecued ribs and the joys of home ownership are connected. But they are, or will be, in Pictou County. Camp 31 and Silver Bullet BBQ, professional ‘ribbers’, will help a local family have their dream come true with a new home, thanks to Ribfest. Pictou County Ribfest will be...

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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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Stellarton council makes ‘emotional’ decision to cease rink operations

In almost two decades on town council, Garry Pentz has never made such an emotional decision. Until March 11. That’s the date that Stellarton town council made the decision to cease operations of the Stellarton Memorial Rink, effective March 31. “I’ve been sitting on council for 17 or 18 years and we’ve had a lot...

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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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Local Habitat group to host fund raiser

PICTOU — Habitat for Humanity is gaining a presence in Pictou County. Local residents have responded to the Pictou County chapter’s call for quality used items that can be sold to raise funds for its first house building project, planned for 2019. Kevin Pettipas, a Pictou resident and committee member with the chapter, has gained...

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CHAD Transit received 100 Women donation

PICTOU — Sunday drives will soon be within reach of more seniors in Pictou County. CHAD Transit is rolling out the novel service after becoming the most recent recipient of the financial prize at the most recent gathering for the 100 Women Who Care group. The local transit service received the most votes from 100...

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Local Habitat for Humanity group has eye on retaining young families

A new building project is in the works for Stellarton and, while it will be on a smaller scale physically, it will have big effects. It’s a Habitat for Humanity house that will provide affordable housing to a local family. Stellarton Mayor Danny MacGillivray explains, “It was an idea that formulated with me after I...

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Past and future …

We’re now more than a week into 2018 and local political leaders are weighing in on what the past year has brought. They are also sharing their views on what they hope for this year … Sean Fraser Member of Parliament for Central Nova As Canada 150 draws to a close, it is an appropriate...

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Maple Cedar supporting Viola’s Place

One of Pictou’s newest restaurants is supporting Pictou County’s newest homeless shelter. Maple Cedar Restaurant  on East River Road New Glasgow, owned by Fred and Patricia Haddad, have generously offered to donate 15 per cent of their profits from today, Sept. 18 to Saturday Sept. 23, to Viola’s Place Society. Local celebrities/politicians will be showing...

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