Hopes for the future

County leaders work toward good things to come in new decade The dawn of a new decade has local political leaders looking forward to a bright future. The past year was filled with opportunities all across Pictou County, according to the area’s municipal leaders. It was highlighted by the development of the Pictou County Regional...

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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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Engaging conversations

NEW GLASGOW — Glasgow Square was bustling with positivity and problem solving last Wednesday evening during the second Engage & Empower session to help residents shape what they want to see in their town. This session’s guest speaker was the former mayor of New Glasgow, Ann MacLean. She shared her past as a volunteer, eventually...

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Ann MacLean special guest for second Engage & Empower session

A chance to chip in on what you think the community needs is presenting itself to New Glasgow residents at the second Engage & Empower session to talk about issues in their community. The guest for the May 17 session will be a former mayor of New Glasgow. Ann MacLean will be taking part in...

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Sea of new faces in 2016 municipal election

Municipal government in Pictou County is filled with a sea of news faces for the next four years. Dan MacGillivray is the new mayor of Stellarton. He narrowly defeated incumbent Joe Gennoe with 885 votes, compared to Gennoe’s 850 during province-wide municipal elections on Saturday. “It feels really good,” MacGillivray said. “We worked really hard...

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Nancy Dicks New Glasgow’s new mayor

Unofficial results have Nancy Dicks winning as mayor of New Glasgow. Henderson Paris was a very close second: Nancy Dicks – 1,796 Henderson Paris – 1,693 Ken Langille – 268 Mark Firth – 197...

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Stellarton has a new mayor

Unofficial results show Stellarton has a new mayor: Danny MacGillivray – 885 Joe Gennoe – 850...

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Shannon MacInnis mayor again in Trenton

Unofficial word is that Shannon MacInnis just won the mayor’s seat in Trenton for the second time. It was a very close race with fewer than 40 votes separating first and second place and fewer than 50 votes separating first and third place. Final results are: Fred Charlton – 306 Shannon MacInnis – 352 Francis...

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Pat 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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Roger MacKay 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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