Plans progress for skate park

PICTOU — A group is creeping closer to reaching its goal of building a new skate park in Pictou. Pictou County Skate Park Society, a local group dedicated to fund-raising, and the Town of Pictou have been working in partnership for several years to construct a skate park facility at Broidy Park. The facility is...

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Whistler’s Walk author speaks to hikers

By Eric Wilson A “hiker-active” crowd of about 75 met at Scotsburn Fire Hall on March 2 for the 2019 Cape to Cape Trails membership and public meeting. Brief reports were given on signage and volunteerism (Tom Brennan), Why We Hike (Jim Vance), Historical Perspectives (Ken Fraser of Pictou County Roots Society), Pictou County Trails...

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Market Square going modern

Pictou’s Market Square is in the process of getting a bit of a face lift as the town has partnered with the Pictou Garden Club to spruce up part of downtown. The garden club recently presented the Town of Pictou’s Michelle Young with a cheque for more than $5,000 to help out with the project...

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Visit ends cruise season

PICTOU — It may have been a dreary day for the last cruise ship visit of the season, but there are more to come. Pictou Parks and Recreation co-ordinator Michelle Young said the Pearl Seas line that included the Pearl Mist that docked for the final time for the season last Wednesday has visits booked...

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Pearl Mist coming to Pictou for Thanksgiving

The Pearl Mist will be sliding into the Port of Pictou late this Thanksgiving evening and throughout the day on Tuesday. The ship has close to 200 passengers from numerous areas across the United States and the cruise line Pearl Seas has Pictou as one of its regular ports of call due to the interest in the...

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