Funding approved for phase one of Municipality of Pictou County’s rural internet project

PICTOU – The Municipality of Pictou County has committed funding to phase one of its rural internet project. Council recently approved $11 million to the first phase of its rural internet project that could see residents in the areas of Lyons Brook, Hardwood Hill, Abercrombie, and Granton have access to high-speed internet in 2020. A...

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Golf tourney ‘fore’ pets

It’s time to get putting for some of Pictou County’s pets as the annual Kathy Skoke-Fortin Memorial Golf Tournament ramps up for another year. This tournament has been going for about seven years as a fundraiser for the local branch of the SPCA in Granton. Each year, proceeds raised from the event go towards helping...

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RCMP nab three impaired drivers within 12 hours

Pictou County District RCMP have arrested three men for impaired driving within a 12-hour period on May 28. At approximately 12:50 a.m., Pictou District RCMP responded to a motor vehicle collision on Highway 106 near Granton. The 26-year-old male driver from Colchester County was transported to hospital for injuries sustained in the collision. The investigation...

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Twenty-four fatalities in just 10 months

Countless times through the years, people have asked if a newspaper career — especially writing things like sports — is as much fun as it appears to be. I’ve always replied favourably, adding that I’ve never considered it to be work. Like anything in this life, however, there can be exceptions. Take this past week,...

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Freeland visits Michelin to talk trades

Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Chrystia Freeland, visited the Granton Michelin location last week as part of her tour of speaking to businesses and workers that will be affected by her recent trade deal. Freeland, a writer, journalist and politician, recently finished negotiating what is being called the new NAFTA deal between Canada, the United...

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NSBI approves innovation rebate for Michelin

Nova Scotia Business Inc. (NSBI) has approved a business development incentive in the form of an innovation rebate for Michelin North America (Canada) Inc. Since 1971, Michelin’s Pictou County site has been home to the company’s second-largest rubber-mixing operation. The facility also produces passenger-car and light-truck tires, curing membranes and houses corporate offices. Michelin North...

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Two new projects announced for Michelin Pictou County

GRANTON – A $21 million investment, the introduction of a new winter tire line and an innovative process for semi-finished materials will create 150 new jobs and make permanent 200 existing temporary positions at the local Micheline plant. Michelin North America (Canada) Inc. today announced two new projects at its Michelin Pictou County site. Production...

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Torch bearer leads the way in the spirit of the Games

GRANTON — You would be hard pressed to find a more enthusiastic torch bearer than Stacey Saunders. The Stellarton resident led the local portion of the Special Olympics of Nova Scotia torch run at the Michelin plant and loved every minute of it. Carrying the torch holds a special place in her heart, Saunders said....

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Tire building project extended at Michelin in Granton

GRANTON – Good news for Pictou County from Michelin: Michelin North America (Canada) Inc. today announced an additional two years of tire building at its Granton plant to meet consumer demand for winter products. Initially, the MICHELIN® Latitude® X-Ice® Xi2™ winter tire project was announced in March 2016 for a period of two years; it...

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Dozens help with Life Shelter’s move

NEW GLASGOW – Dozens of volunteers showed how many hands make light work on Saturday as the Life Shelter’s belongings were removed from its former premises. Members of a steering committee seeking a new home for the Life Shelter have also been buoyed by the possibility that it could be resurrected elsewhere. “It’s wonderful,” committee...

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