Shirley Murray and family announce funding for deCoste, new library

PICTOU – A major funding announcement on Thursday helped to open the Pictou County Chamber awards gala at the deCoste Performing Arts Centre. Executive director Troy Greencorn introduced Advocate President and CEO Sean Murray and his mother Shirley Murray, who jointly announced the $400,000 funding commitment for proposed improvements to the centre and construction of […]

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BIG donation

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pictou County was recently boosted with the donation of $1,375 from Investors Group. The funds were made possible because IG provides financial support to non-profit organizations in which the spouses of their consultants are involved. In this case, Investors Group consultant Mike MacKean, left, received the funding on behalf of […]

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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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Questions about Bluenose II need to be answered before more money is spent

To the Editor: As I write this, Premier McNeil is spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to “repair” the “damaged” Bluenose II reputation.  Yes, sometimes it is better to turn the page and move on but it is always important to ask what page is being turned and why. Maybe what the premier really wants […]

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