DEANS optimistic about tourism

The tourism industry is taking a beating with the COVID-19 pandemic, said Cindy MacKinnon, managing director for Destination Eastern and Northumberland Shores. With events both large and smaller being cancelled across the region, she said she expects it will be a “tough summer.” MacKinnon gave a presentation on tourism in 2019 to Stellarton Council recently....

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Volunteers step up to keep local tourism centres open longer into the year

PICTOU — A volunteer opportunity that largely involves listening and talking to visitors awaits people at the local visitor information centre. Destination Eastern and Northumberland Shores, in partnership with the Municipality of Pictou County, held a lunch and learn session recently for about 20 people interested in learning more about volunteering with local tourism. It...

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Pop Classics back with Quad Tribute at the deCoste

PICTOU — Following the debut of Pictou County Pop Classics new “Quad Tribute” show held at the deCoste Performing Arts Centre as part of the DEANS fundraiser this fall, many have asked for it again — either for a second viewing or because they missed it. It had been their 11th show, all of which have...

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