CHAD drives home message of inclusion

The addition of a new bus for CHAD is a boon to the Pictou County Rainbow Community. The Inclusion Bus is brightly decaled in the colours of the Pride flag and stenciled with words like Spirit, Harmony, Healing and more, symbolizing inclusion. Each colour of the flag represents a different value: orange is healing, red...

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New board represents CHAD

CHAD Transit now has a newly appointed Board of Directors and Executive Committee following the non-profit’s recent annual general meeting.  John McDavid has stepped down from the Board of Directors as chair.      The Executive Committee is gender balanced, notes Danny MacGillivray, executive director CHAD Transit. Rosemary Hayter is the chair, Faus Johnson is the...

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MacGillivray reoffering for mayor

Danny MacGillivray has announced he will re-offer for a second term as mayor of the Town of Stellarton. “There was much accomplished in council’s four years in office,” said MacGillivray. “We always protected the taxpayer, holding the tax rate, while neighbouring municipalities have had to raise their taxes. Stellarton effectively has the lowest tax rate...

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MacGillivray reoffering for mayor

Danny MacGillivray has announced he will re-offer for a second term as mayor of the Town of Stellarton. “There was much accomplished in council’s four years in office,” said MacGillivray. “We always protected the taxpayer, holding the tax rate, while neighbouring municipalities have had to raise their taxes. Stellarton effectively has the lowest tax rate...

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Town of Stellarton offers to sell rink to Stellarton Memorial Community Centre Association for $1

Updated to include comment from SMCCA STELLARTON  – It could be the best bargain ever. After last minute legal negotiations, the Town of Stellarton has agreed to sell the Stellarton Memorial Rink to a non-profit organization, the Stellarton Memorial Community Centre Association (SMCCA), for $1. The rink was built by coal miners and gifted to...

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The trickledown effect

The cancellation of many summer festivals and events due to the COVID-19 pandemic is having a negative trickledown effect on the local bus service. In addition to regular on-demand door-to-door bus services provided by CHAD Transit, the transportation company also relies on charter services to generate revenue. Events like weddings, bachelor/ette parties and out of...

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Citizens group “disappointed”with decision to demo rink

The Stellarton Memorial Rink Citizens Group is disappointed it will not be acquiring the rink after all. Speaking on behalf of the group following Stellarton Town Council’s decision last week to demolish the rink, Darren Stroud said, “I see this as a missed opportunity to save our town money while building community morale and preserving...

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Stellarton rink to be demolished

The Stellarton Memorial Rink Citizens Group will not be acquiring the town rink after all. The decision was made during a Stellarton Town Council meeting earlier this evening, hosted through Zoom in keeping with Public Health directives, and then uploaded to the town’s YouTube channel. Solicitor Gerald Green, on behalf of the citizens group, sent...

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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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