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Local companies turning heads with START[2020] nominations

Two local companies are among those named as finalists in START[2020], announced by IGNITE, the Nova Scotia Innovation Hub, and BioNB. Green Oil Solutions (https://greenoilsolutions.ca/) and Cultivated EcoSystems (https://cultivatedeco.ca/) are among the five nominated for START[2020], a partnership between IGNITE, The Innovation Hub, and BioNB to support sustainable innovation in Atlantic Canada and to highlight...

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A boat SO big …

It was the autumn season of 1960 and my father was preparing to build himself another boat. The planking for his boats had to be of perfect choice and without any knots. He knew of a lumber yard in Merigomish that would provide such materials and he took a load of this planking in his...

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Odd weather patterns on Pictou Island

Winter set in early with about three inches of snow falling on Nov. 11th 1955. My father and Arnold MacMillan had been setting their smelt nets together in coves around the Merigomish area but had returned home to Pictou Island on November 12th because of the unstable weather. It was still blowing hard and was...

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Twenty-six hours, three stunting charges on Highway 104

Between September 25 and 27, Pictou District RCMP charged three drivers for stunting on Hwy 104 in Pictou County. On September 25 at noon, a 24-year-old man from New Glasgow was charged with stunting after he was seen driving a vehicle at 174 km/hr (64 km/hr above the posted speed limit). Another vehicle was seen travelling 148...

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Red Seal chef visits market

MERIGOMISH — Rarely does the Merigomish Sunday Market have a scene like this. Brunch and display tables of food and other items for sale fill the main hall of the former rural school, but recently a Red Seal chef from Montreal visited the market to help prepare the brunch menu of poached eggs, fried chicken,...

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Pitts cardboard boat race winner

MERIGOMISH — There is a new champion in cardboard boat racing in Merigomish. Sophie Pitts won the annual race on Saturday in conjunction with Merigomish Fun Fest, out-paddling Casey Bannerman. Her win eclipsed the series of victories chalked up by Dale Osgood, who won the event the past three years but did not compete this...

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East Pictou grads enjoy reunion events

SUTHERLANDS RIVER — Student athletes from East Pictou Rural High School basked in the glory of past championships on Saturday as part of a high school reunion. The list included members of the rugby team that won the provincial high school championship in 1969 and the hockey team that won the 1959 provincial hockey honours....

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RCMP conclude search operation in Pictou County

Merigomish- Pictou District RCMP and the Nova Scotia Medical Examiner Service (ME) have conducted an extensive investigation into a complaint of a discovery of human remains in Merigomish. On July 15, as a result of information received about the presence of human remains, Pictou District RCMP searched an area on a rural wooded property in Merigomish. RCMP members...

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RCMP investigate stabbing

MERIGOMISH – Pictou County RCMP are investigating a stabbing that took place early this morning at a residence in Merigomish. When they arrived at the scene after responding at 3:30 a.m., police located a 30-year-old man suffering from multiple stab wounds. The suspect, a 37-year-old man from Thorburn, fled the scene on foot into a...

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The winter of 1955-56

Winter set in early with about three inches of snow falling on Nov. 11, 1955. My father and Arnold MacMillan had been setting their smelt nets together in coves around the Merigomish area but had returned home to Pictou Island on November 12 because of the unstable weather. It was still blowing hard and was...

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