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Organizers bringing back the rack in August 2021

NEW GLASGOW  – Organizers of Pictou County Ribfest announced today that they have shifted to planning for 2021 amid the current COVID-19 pandemic. The organizing committee recognizes the potential for preventive measures such as practicing physical distancing and limiting social gatherings to extend well into the summer months. “This was a very difficult decision,” says...

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Riverfront Jubilee cancelled for 2020

NEW GLASGOW – There will be no live music on the Glasgow Square stage this year with the cancellation of the annual Riverfront Jubilee. The board of directors have announced the 2020 event – which was scheduled to take place July 31-August 2 – will not take place due to uncertainty resulting from the COVID-19...

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Slut the Play being staged again

Slut the Play is coming back to a Pictou County stage. The social justice play written by New York award winning playwright Katie Cappiello and produced by Pictou County Women’s Resource and Sexual Assault Centre with local director Dawn Peters and a community cast, will be at New Glasgow Square Theatre next month. The production...

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Mentoring Plus gets federal boost of $3.4 million

It was good news for seniors of Pictou County on Monday morning as Central Nova MP Sean Fraser and Minister of Seniors Deb Schulte announced $3.4 million in funding over four years from the New Horizons Program to go toward the Mentoring Plus program. Schulte was happy to announce the latest news from the New...

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Stories with Mrs. Claus

While Santa was busy making toys with the elves in the North Pole, Mrs. Claus took some time to drop by. She spent part of Thursday morning reading stories to children who dropped by Glasgow Square....

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UPDATE: Fusion Festival postponed

EDITOR’S NOTE: Minutes after we posted this article online this morning, we received a phone call telling us it has been postponed due to impending weather. Stay tuned for a new date! NEW GLASGOW — The 11th annual Multicultural Association of Pictou County Fusion Festival is just around the corner. The popular event will be...

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Ribfest a squealin’ good time

It was a community picnic like no other. And it was all about barbecue for three hog-heaven-filled days along the riverfront in New Glasgow as the inaugural Pictou County Ribfest was held last weekend. Two pit bosses brought their travelling barbecue setups to compete head to head for the best ribs in Pictou County’s first...

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Ribfest ready to roll

It will be more than just finger-licking good! With so many activities planned for the inaugural Pictou County Ribfest, the food won’t be the only thing you won’t want to miss. Although the event may be called ‘rib’ fest, there will be a bit of something for everyone — even those who don’t like ribs...

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Habitat for Humanity to benefit from Ribfest

Hard to imagine how succulent, juicy barbecued ribs and the joys of home ownership are connected. But they are, or will be, in Pictou County. Camp 31 and Silver Bullet BBQ, professional ‘ribbers’, will help a local family have their dream come true with a new home, thanks to Ribfest. Pictou County Ribfest will be...

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JUBILEE-ation! 24th Jubilee rocks the river

It was a successful weekend well worth all the hard work by volunteers for this year’s New Glasgow Riverfront Jubilee. With popular performers like Kim Mitchell, Trooper, Sass Jordan and Wintersleep, the weekend drew a good crowd to the downtown core of New Glasgow to celebrate music and the community around it. “It was a...

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