Pettipas running for council, says transparency is needed

Lifetime Pictou resident Kevin Pettipas has decided to run for town council. “I am about change,” he says. “We need transparency and accountability in our town. We also need to attract business to town. With the way the province and country is at the moment we are all going to be fighting for our towns...

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Fall Fest set for Sept. 14

PICTOU — Organizers of the downtown event called Downtown Pictou Spring Fling are preparing for the Downtown Pictou Fall Fest later this month. Downtown business operators Kevin Pettipas, as well as Sonya Park and her daughter Rhonda Park are once again leading the planning for the festival that will take place from 10 a.m. to...

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Inaugural Spring Fling a success

PICTOU — Water Street was closed to cars but opened to pedestrians on Saturday afternoon, thanks to Sonja Park and her daughter Rhonda of Water Street Bakery and Kevin Pettipas of Poppy’s. Tired of the dreary weather, Rhonda worked hard to get vibrantly coloured balloons to colour the streets. With 30 vendors, including local businesses,...

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Pictou building razed by fire

PICTOU — A downtown storefront lies in ruins after a fire destroyed it on Monday. Rubble was all that remained of Poppy’s variety store on Water Street on Tuesday from the nearly nine hours of battling the blaze while the store’s owner tried to determine what’s next for him and the business. Pictou resident Kevin...

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Local Habitat group to host fund raiser

PICTOU — Habitat for Humanity is gaining a presence in Pictou County. Local residents have responded to the Pictou County chapter’s call for quality used items that can be sold to raise funds for its first house building project, planned for 2019. Kevin Pettipas, a Pictou resident and committee member with the chapter, has gained...

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Giant sale to assist Habitat for Humanity

The Pictou County Chapter of Habitat for Humanity Nova Scotia is planning a fundraiser to assist in their first build. The event will take place in June and include a sale, barbecue and silent auction at a temporary location the group has acquired for the fundraiser at 24 Front St., Pictou, beside the post office....

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