Green’s increased presence buoys Barry Randle

The Green Party saw their support nearly double in Central Nova this election from 2015 numbers. Barry Randle received close to eight percent of the vote compared to about four percent in the last federal race. Randle was feeling happy with the strides the party made locally and nationally Monday night as he watched the...

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Candidates debates in Cumberland-Colchester

TRURO – A number of debates are in the works for the candidates running in Cumberland-Colchester in the upcoming federal election. The Truro and Colchester Chamber of Commerce has announced a debate for Oct. 2, 6-8 p.m., at Alumni Theatre at the Dalhousie Agricultural Campus. The participating candidates include, in alphabetical order by last name,...

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Gap widens in federal voting intentions in Atlantic Canada

HALIFAX – The federal Liberal Party has widened the gap between Liberal and Conservative decided voter support among Atlantic Canadians, while support for the Green Party has held across the region, according to the most recent survey conducted by Narrative Research. With the imminent federal election this Fall, overall decided voter support for the governing...

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Blinkhorn attends May’s #BigFatGreenWedding

It was one of the most beautiful weddings she ever attended. And certainly the most star-studded. Local Realtor Sherry Blinkhorn rubbed elbows with a lot of people most of us only read about when she attended the wedding of federal Green Party Leader Elizabeth May and hops farmer John Kidder, who is one of the...

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MacFarlane bringing back the blues

Karla MacFarlane enjoyed a landslide victory Tuesday in the 2017 provincial election, making sure Pictou West stayed true blue. The incumbent Progressive Conservative MLA received almost four times the number of votes of her nearest competitor. “I am thrilled to be back in,” she said when she learned she was victorious. “I take this position...

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County stays true blue

Pictou County stayed true to Progressive Conservative blue on Tuesday night in the 40th Provincial General Election. All of the Progressive Conservative incumbents in the ridings of Pictou East, Pictou Centre and Pictou West were resoundingly re-elected. Nova Scotians elected a Liberal majority government with 27 districts electing Liberals, 17 electing Progressive Conservatives and seven...

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