Women helping women

It’s something that many won’t speak of, many don’t think of, and many worry about. Period. Even though female hygiene products are a necessity for many it can take a chunk out of a small budget to be able to buy the monthly supplies. And Pictou Pharmasave is looking to help women. Period. The local...

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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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Dozens rally in support of walk-in clinic

By Brian Cameron Dozens of concerned residents stood in the searing heat on Monday afternoon to show their support for the Aberdeen Walk-in Clinic. The clinic has suspended operations between August 5 and September 17 while the doctors who operate the clinic contemplate its future. Dr. Chris Elliot and Dr. Thomas Park see approximately 10,000...

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Caribou Island lighthouse undergoing repairs

CARIBOU ISLAND — Stakeholders who want the Caribou Island lighthouse preserved were encouraged recently to learn that Fisheries and Oceans Canada personnel are repainting it. Laurie Poirier and Scott Fisher arrived on July 9 for a scheduled two-week project to repair and repaint the cement building’s exterior. Darla MacKeil, who represents District 3 that includes...

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Barb’s Bench dedicated

NEW GLASGOW — More than 60 people gathered on Saturday to officially dedicate Barb’s Bench in memory of Nova Scotian women who have died as a result of violent domestic relationships. The bench is one of several being placed across the province and is located beside the New Glasgow Farmers Market, facing the East River....

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Former Scout leader cited in legislature

WESTVILLE – The founder and president of the Pictou County Military Museum says he’s pleased to be honoured for his work with the former Caribou District Scout Troop. Vincent Joyce was presented recently with a folder by Pictou West MLA Karla MacFarlane containing a copy of the resolution adopted by the Nova Scotia Legislature after...

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PA 200 celebrations begin

PICTOU – Pictou Academy means a lot of things to a lot of people and that was no better expressed than on Sunday during the opening ceremonies of the PA 200 celebrations. Dan MacDonald, former PA graduate and actor, emceed the event which welcomed honorary guests such as Lieutenant Governor J.J. Grant and his wife...

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