They gave their freedom…

Remembrance Day and the cost it comes with were acknowledged Sunday afternoon. A sizeable crowd with representatives from across the county gathered outside the Pictou cenotaph for the County’s Remembrance Day service. Speaking for this year’s Remembrance Day address was Michael Simmons, who delivered a fiery speech not only surmising what our veterans and fallen...

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MP to host pre-budget consultations

New Glasgow – MP Sean Fraser will be hosting a series of nine in-person pre-budget consultations. Last February, Fraser and constituents participated in a similar process, engaging in conversations about what priorities matter most to them and what they believe should be reflected in the 2017 budget. “I always look forward to these conversations and...

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Many changes made in a year

To the Editor: One year ago we watched with excitement as Canadians went to the polls and elected a new Liberal Government. I was humbled by the trust that you placed in me and I have been working tirelessly during my first year in office to live up to the high expectations we set for...

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Trudeau-mania all over again

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau greets a very large and exuberant crowd today at a barbecue near Glasgow Square in New Glasgow. The event was hosted by Central Nova MP Sean Fraser and staff. (Goodwin photo)...

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Waiting for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

A large crowd gathers near Glasgow Square to await the arrival of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. In the distance, Central Nova MP Sean Fraser speaks to local residents prior to the prime minister’s arrival. A barbecue has been taking place since about 11:30 a.m. and it is expected t wrap up around 1:30  p.m. (Goodwin...

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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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MP Sean Fraser announces funding for seniors programs

Saturday was a happy one for seniors throughout the county. Central Nova MP Sean Fraser was on something of a mini tour throughout the riding, unveiling four major funding announcements in Pictou County related to the New Horizons for Seniors Program. The program is a federal program through the Ministry of Families, Children and Social...

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