The way we used to fish herring …

I recall those many nights years ago when I as a kid would go herring fishing with my father and brother Vincent. Smaller wooden boats used for lobster fishing during those years usually had no cabin. Fishermen however would construct a small plywood cabin that could be easily installed or removed from their lobster boat...

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A monster catch

Fred and Blair Falconer of Melville caught this 630-pound tuna off the shore of Port Hood on Friday....

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Floating dock draws crowd

RIVER JOHN — People of all ages are enjoying the floating dock system Kenny Langille has assembled in River John. “This is the second summer (for the dock),” said Langille, who lives in nearby Welsford. His daughter Victoria was having fun swimming along the dock and doing underwater handstands where it was about four feet...

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A bear(y) big problem

Pictou County is no stranger to wildlife and this year, residents seem to be seeing a bit more of it than usual. The Department of Lands and Forestry in Pictou County has had a very busy season with bears that like to treat themselves to garbage bins and green bins all over the county. “This...

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Rock… paper… furniture

She may be known as ‘The Rock Lady’ in Pictou County from her whimsical rock paintings of houses and all kinds of other things, but Debbie Nowlan is branching out to paper now it seems. Growing up, she took the regular art classes in school but never really got into painting until 1998 when she...

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Hundreds fish for a tasty bite

TRENTON — It was a glorious day on Saturday to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Pictou County Rivers Association’s annual Fisherama at Steeltown Park. About 200 adults and children took part in the event throughout the morning under mainly clear and calm conditions. Rivers association president Alfred White said it was a good day...

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