He’s back: Peter MacKay announces return to politics

STELLARTON — An ebullient overflow crowd roared its approval on Saturday as Peter MacKay made official his bid for the federal Conservative party leadership. A capacity crowd that resulted in standing room only crammed the Museum of Industry’s main lobby, including many long-time supporters who joined current and past provincial Progressive Conservative MLAs, to salute...

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MacFarlane: Why is Pictou not represented on forestry transition team?

PICTOU — Karla MacFarlane, Progressive Conservative MLA for Pictou West, wants to know why the McNeil Liberals have neglected including a representative from Pictou County on the Forestry Transition Team. “The impending closure of Northern Pulp will have an immediate effect on forestry workers in Pictou, so it is both surprising and shortsighted that Stephen...

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Three county volunteers to receive Senate Medal

PLYMOUTH – Senator Michael L. MacDonald  will be presenting Senate 150 Medals to three long-time community volunteers from Pictou County this Saturday at an event in Plymouth. Receiving the medal will be Joanne Cumminger of New Glasgow, Anne Emmett of Pictou and Allan Murray of Stellarton. The Senate of Canada 150 Medal celebrates the 150th...

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Houston announces critic responsibilities

HALIFAX – Progressive Conservative leader Tim Houston announced new critic responsibilities for PC Caucus members today. The MLA for Pictou East said, “I’m proud to lead such a strong team of motivated MLAs.  “Our role is to hold the Liberals to account and also put forward solutions that will make life easier for people in...

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Karla MacFarlane feted for leadership

HALIFAX — The Progressive Conservative Party of Nova Scotia has shown its love to Karla MacFarlane. Hundreds of Tories gathered Saturday at the Halifax Exhibition Centre to celebrate the outgoing party leader and highlight her contributions to the party during the 10 months she served as interim leader. In paying tribute to her friend, PC...

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Tim Houston new leader of PC Party

HALIFAX — Pictou East MLA Tim Houston has a new job. He was elected leader of the Nova Scotia Progressive Conservatives at a leadership convention Saturday at the Halifax Exhibition Centre after one ballot. Houston was perceived as the front-runner in the election and following the first ballot results, the remaining four candidates — including...

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A farewell — for now

Not many people can say they love every part of their job, especially after 40 years of working hard. Johnny MacLeod, now a retiree of Shiretown Nursing Home in Pictou, is one of the few. After four decades of working, MacLeod finished his last day of work at lunchtime last Thursday and got all done...

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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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Ferry disruption impacting businesses

To the Editor: Tourism plays a large part to the overall economic wellbeing of Pictou County. We are fortunate to have a direct gateway to our province via the ferry service in Caribou. This gateway has allowed our local businesses to entice travelers to stop and stay a while on the North Shore. Even those...

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