Town of Pictou searching for new CAO

The Town of Pictou is looking for a new chief administrative officer. Current CAO Dan Troke will be leaving his position on January 22. Mayor Jim Ryan expressed Council’s thanks to Troke for his three years of dedicated service to the community. “Dan has provided the necessary direction and oversight for many significant projects designed...

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Restaurant razed to make room for accessible parking lot for deCoste

The deCoste Performing Arts Centre and the Murray Family are working to make sure the ‘arts are truly for everyone’. Seeing opportunity to help with the deCoste’s bold new plans for redevelopment, the Murray Family negotiated the purchase of the former Chinese food restaurant on Water Street and donated the money to the Town of...

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New water treatment plant opening in Pictou

Friday was a banner day for the Town of Pictou as a celebration was held to mark the completion of its first centralized water treatment plant. The project received support from the Government of Canada and Province of Nova Scotia through the New Building Canada Fund in the amount of $1.7 million from each party...

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Council approves $2 million in capital spending in budget

PICTOU – Town council has approved a capital budget for 2018-19 that includes nearly $2 million in spending. “This is an aggressive and very doable capital plan,” Mayor Jim Ryan said after council approved the budget on Monday at a special meeting that followed its monthly committee meeting. Infrastructure spending of $1.345 million is the...

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Building lots sold in two towns

Good news has come for Stellarton and Pictou with the announcement of the sake of building lots. The largest parcel of commercial property near the new roundabout in Pictou has been sold. Mayor Jim Ryan confirmed that the three-acre piece designated as Lot B has been sold to a commercial developer, Halifax-based Somerled Properties Ltd....

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Lions Club continues to push for park

The Pictou and Area Lions Club has hit a stumbling block in its quest to develop the old quarry pond and area off Brown’s Point Road into an accessible public park. The space is approximately 20 acres with a spring-fed pond. There is ample parking, plenty of greenery and they see lots of potential for...

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Pictou CAO resigns

Pictou Town Council has announces the resignation of Scott Conrod, chief administrative officer. Mayor Jim Ryan said, “Council wants to thank Scott for his 10 years of dedicated service to the community which involved the oversight of many significant and necessary improvements aimed at moving the Town of Pictou forward, including among others, wastewater and...

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P-12 option looms over school debate

PICTOU — More than 200 people heard an impassioned plea from Pictou’s mayor for a P-12 school last night. They also heard an option from the Chignecto-Central Regional School Board’s staff that would keep the town’s students in Pictou. Jim Ryan, who became Pictou’s mayor last fall after 34 years as an educator and the...

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