Canyon doffs hat to competitors

It’s not the first time George Canyon has come in second place and, as he stated Monday evening after receiving news that he did not win the Central Nova riding in the federal election, the last time didn’t end up so bad. Set up at The Spot in downtown New Glasgow, Canyon’s Conservative supporters watched...

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Happy to vote…

Long-time Liberal supporter Ross Hamid was optimistic after early returns put Central Nova Liberal incumbent Sean Fraser ahead as he tries to retain the riding. (Goodwin photo)...

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‘Scheer’ joy

It was a week of politics and a final push leading into election day last week as just days after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited Pictou County leader of the Conservative party also rolled into Pictou County for an appearance on Thursday evening. Party leader Andrew Scheer attended a rally and kitchen party style gathering...

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DEBATE NIGHT: Central Nova candidates debate draws hundreds

STELLARTON — More than 400 people attended the Central Nova federal candidates’ debate on Thursday at the Nova Scotia Community College’s Pictou campus. They came to hear the five candidates who attended: incumbent Liberal MP Sean Fraser, as well as challengers George Canyon of the Conservatives, Betsy MacDonald of the New Democratic Party, Green Party...

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Central Nova debate draws hundreds

STELLARTON – More than 400 people attended the Central Nova federal candidates’ debate on Thursday at the Nova Scotia Community College’s Pictou campus. The audience fulfilled a request by moderators to withhold comments or clapping during the debate. However, those attending ended the event with a standing ovation to reflect its approval for the format...

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Roger MacKay resigns as mayor of Westville

WESTVILLE – Town council will have a special item on its agenda on Monday following the resignation of Roger MacKay as mayor. MacKay announced his decision late on Monday on a Facebook post to leave elected politics. Deputy Mayor Lennie White, who has chaired council in MacKay’s absence, said council will discuss next steps about...

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Canyon throws (Stetson) hat in political ring

It’s not unprecedented. The list of actors or musicians turned politicians is not exhaustive, but it exists. American actor Ronald Regan became that country’s 40th president. Pro wrestler Jesse ‘The Body’ Ventura became mayor of Minnesota and then governor of Minnesota. Hollywood actor/director Clint Eastwood became mayor of Carmel-by-the-Sea, Calif. And Sonny Bono had a...

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From music to politics

George Canyon is throwing his big old cowboy hat into the political ring. The homegrown hero is the Conservative candidate for Central Nova in the 2019 election, replacing Roger MacKay who announced he was stepping away from the election just a few hours before Canyon was named as his replacement. For Canyon, it’s been a...

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Locals represented at Nova Scotia Music Week

Pictou County will be represented at the Nova Scotia Music Awards in Truro. Gabrielle Papillon, who has family in the area, has four nominations. Others include: Wayne Nicholson for Blues Recording of the Year,  Alert The Medic and The Stanfields for Rock Recording of the Year, The Stanfields for Group Recording of the Year and...

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Food for thought

A discussion about food and cooking led Cathy Grant of New Leaf to realize that food is something some of the men in the program struggled with or needed some guidance on. After one of the men in the group shared his experience about not eating as well as he used to now that he...

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