Election offers write-in option

NEW GLASGOW — A write-in program has become an option to encourage more Nova Scotians to vote. Every returning office set up for the campaign has a write-in ballot team ready to go where the voters are to exercise their franchise. The write-in ballot service is also practised at hospitals. Returning officer Lorne Smith noted...

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Make public library an election issue

The Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library Board asks users and supporters of public library services to show their support on the doorstep this election. The Library Board will be giving bright yellow door hangers to the public. They have a simple message, “Dear Candidate: Public libraries are important to me, my family, and my community!” Troy MacCulloch,...

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Many ways to cast your vote

To the Editor, This election, it is easier than ever to vote. There are many ways to cast your ballot and I urge you to exercise your right and make your voice heard in Halifax. First, as usual, you can cast your ballot on May 30th between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. If you aren’t sure...

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On youth …

One of the keys to Nova Scotia’s future success is the investment in our future generations. We know that our kids need three things to keep them in our province: affordable education, jobs and modern internet/cellphone access. Under the McNeil government, we have seen a lack of attention to the future of Nova Scotia. Since...

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Election called for May 30

Nova Scotians will be going to the polls for a general provincial election on Tuesday, May 30. Premier Stephen McNeil met with Lt.-Gov. J. J. Grant today, April 30, to ask that he dissolve the government and call a general election. By law, the campaign must be a minimum of 30 days and the election...

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Special election required for school board District 11

PICTOU – A special election is required for Chignecto-Central Regional School Board  District 11 (Pictou municipal districts 5, 6, 7, 11 and 12) in the coming weeks due to a disqualification among the candidates. Scott Adamson, the successful candidate for the seat, informed CCRSB that at the time of his election to the board he...

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Candidate says thanks

To the Editor: I would like to thank the people of Pictou for believing in me and for the support that I received during my campaign. I do realize that the decision was a challenging one as the three candidates who ran for mayor worked so hard and are so dedicated to this town. I...

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New council for Pictou

Unofficial results show a whole new town council for Pictou under new mayor Jim Ryan: Pictou council Dan Currie – 1,023 Nadine LeBlanc – 908 Eric Daley – 817 Malcolm Houser – 829 Alta Munroe – 794 Gary Nowlan – 647 David Porter – 503...

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