Fire rages on

More than four hours later and the fire in downtown Pictou continues to burn. Flames could be seen shooting through the roof at many points throughout the afternoon. The blaze at Poppy’s store – the former Shiretown Discount Emporium – has drawn fire fighters from at least seven other departments in Pictou County. Smoke is...

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A growing project

Downtown New Glasgow is really blossoming this summer with the new edition of the New Glasgrow Community Garden, right in the heart of downtown. The idea came to local business owner Carey Allan as she looked out the windows of her Provost Street pottery studio, Perfect Diversity. Since the demolition of the Maritime building, the...

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Halifax Convention Centre to host welcome weekend

Local residents curious to know more about the new Halifax Convention Centre can have their curiosity satisfied this weekend. The Halifax Convention Centre will host a welcome weekend open to the public January 12-14, providing an opportunity to tour the new facility. “We know our state-of-the-art facility will make Nova Scotians proud,” said Carrie Cussons,...

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Each project helps Pictou

Pictou is showing how sometimes, success is achieved in increments. Recent road work that is winding down for the year, ongoing efforts to secure tenants near the new roundabout and construction of a new facility to treat the town’s drinking water are among the examples. Major work to replace underground lines is completed on sections...

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Mmm, mmm good!

Mmmm, mmmm! The aroma of freshly barbecued chicken is filling downtown New Glasgow and enticing hungry diners. The New Glasgow Fire Department is hosting its annual fundraising chicken barbecue today. Got yours yet? (Brimicombe photo)...

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UPDATE: Police block street in downtown New Glasgow

The Pictou County Integrated Street Crime Enforcement Unit, executed a search warrant at the New Glasgow Chapter of the Gatekeepers Motorcycle Club building early this morning. At approximately 6 a.m., Pictou County Integrated Street Crime Enforcement Unit (PCISCEU) with assistance from the New Glasgow Regional Police, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Stellarton Police Service, Criminal Intelligence...

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In bloom

A garden is already blooming in downtown New Glasgow! This building on the corner of Provost and Dalhousie streets, the old Bank of Montreal building, is getting a bit of a facelift with this colourful mural. And it’s just in time for Art at Night this weekend! The building is owned by Jamie MacGillivray....

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Free metered parking in downtown

NEW GLASGOW – Shoppers can feel free – literally – to park downtown beginning December 1. The Town of New Glasgow has announced here will be no charge for the parking meters throughout downtown for the month of December and that any funds voluntarily given through the meters will be designated to the Pictou County...

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Downtown New Glasgow host to two weekend community events

NEW GLASGOW – Traffic will be re-routed downtown this weekend for two events. On Saturday, Aug. 27,  Provost Street from Dalhousie to MacLean streets will be closed to vehicle traffic from 3:30 to  11 p.m. to accommodate the New Glasgow Farmer’s Market event Market to Main Street. Traffic will be detoured to Riverside Parkway from...

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