Positive start to year for Pictou

PICTOU – Mayor Jim Ryan says he hopes the prospects for two developments in Pictou will help the town and surrounding region. Ryan was commenting on the sale of the former golf club on Beeches Road and a recent Canadian Living magazine survey that listed Pictou as one of 22 towns to visit. “The Town...

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Past and future …

We’re now more than a week into 2018 and local political leaders are weighing in on what the past year has brought. They are also sharing their views on what they hope for this year … Sean Fraser Member of Parliament for Central Nova As Canada 150 draws to a close, it is an appropriate...

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Meeting tonight about proposed Quarry Park

The Pictou and Area Lions Club is going to give their Quarry Park proposal one more try. The group has been working to gauge interest in developing the old quarry pond area off Brown’s Point Road into an accessible public park. They have the support of a large number of community residents, but do not...

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Pictou signs on to Trenton Park restoration

TRENTON — The Trenton Park restoration project is one step closer to being realized. Last week, the towns of Trenton and Pictou and The Hemlock Group that is organizing the project celebrated Pictou’s signing on to help out with the park redevelopment. After a recent town council meeting, the Town of Pictou has signed on...

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Hockey team eyes 2018

PICTOU — A local hockey team is basking in a rewarding experience and looking forward to playing more 55+Games hockey next year. The 60-Plus team was runner-up at the 2017 Nova Scotia 55+Games last month in Lunenburg County, but two teams in the division are allowed to represent the province at the national event that...

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Pictou SOC announces options

The Pictou School Advisory Committee announced last night their final proposal they are planning on bringing forth to the superintendent of Chignecto Central Regional School Board. Although the final presentations were not reviewed in detail, they were summarized and the committee revealed they are planning on giving two options as to how things should proceed....

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Jim Ryan has his say …

There are 14 Pictou County residents running for mayor  in the 2016 municipal election: three new faces each in Pictou and Trenton, four new people are offering in New Glasgow, Stellarton’s incumbent mayor is facing off against one  newcomer and in Westville, the incumbent mayor  has two challengers. In the lead up to the election,...

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