Pictou included in Bluenose Sail Past Summer schedule

Nova Scotia’s iconic Bluenose II will sail into ports and harbours around the province – including Pictou – this summer in a unique tour fit for the times dubbed Sail Past Summer. “Ninety-nine years ago, Captain Angus Walters took up the mantle of the Bluenose, representing the hopes and pride of Nova Scotians,” said Communities,...

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Two people arrested for stealing copper wire

A six-month long investigation has resulted in charges against two Stellarton residents. In August 2019, police began receiving reports of thefts of copper wire from Nova Scotia Power (NSP) substations in Pictou County. Between October 2019 and February 2020, police responded to calls of break and enters into NSP substations continued with additional incidents outside...

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Spring road weight restrictions beginning

Spring weight restrictions on all provincial roads will begin on March 2, starting at 12:01 a.m. Restrictions begin at that time for Pictou County and the following counties: Halifax Regional Municipality, Annapolis, Colchester, Cumberland, Digby, Hants, Kings, Lunenburg, Queens, Shelburne and Yarmouth. Restrictions for Cape Breton Regional Municipality and Antigonish, Guysborough, Inverness, Richmond and Victoria...

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Festival Antigonish Summer Theatre opens July 3

ANTIGONISH – Rehearsals are on in full swing for the 31st season of Festival Antigonish Summer Theatre. The season begins July 3 and continues for eight weeks with five different shows in repertory. This year’s company once again brings together top professional artists from across the country, including Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Montreal, Toronto and...

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Pictou connection to Bluenose II

(EDITOR’S NOTE: This story has been modified from the original post to correct the spelling of Bart Shea) Despite his North-Atlantic tan, Bart Shea of Pictou wasn’t always a seafaring man. That changed last year when, at the suggestion of his father Vern, he applied for, and was accepted as a deckhand aboard the Bluenose...

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Local company honoured at annual Nova Scotia Export Achievement Awards

A local company was among those honoured today, June 14, at the 33rd annual Nova Scotia Export Achievement Awards. Global Courseware Inc. in New Glasgow was among those companies nominated. Other lnominees were: North River Fish Farms, Truro Tony’s Meats, Antigonish D.B. Kenney Fisheries Limited, Westport, Digby Co. DSM Nutritional Products, Mulgrave, Guysborough Co. Gillis...

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