Turner looking for third term in District 8

Representing District 8 for the past two terms, Larry Turner is re-offering for a third term. District 8 includes the communities of Abercrombie, Granton, Alma, Greenhill, Munro Avenue, Westville Road, and Mount William. “As we look to the future, it’s important to recognize the hard work of the councils that have come before us. Moving...

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Bragg adds name to list of council hopefuls

Meghan Bragg has added her name to the growing list of new residents announcing plans to run for town council. The longtime volunteer and advocate for healthy communities, is announcing her intentions to run for Westville Town Council. After a decade of working with municipalities, first with Mental Health and Addictions and now with Public...

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Kudos to Pulse

To the Editor: I would like to thank Pulse Pictou County for taking the time and initiative to organize the Pints and Politics event held  in New Glasgow on September 27.  It was a great opportunity to me to meet the candidates for council, as I unfortunately missed most of the candidates who left flyers...

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Questions for the municipal candidates

To the Editor: Given the recent rejection of the proposed amalgamation of four municipal units in Pictou County to the great expense of its citizenry, voters should ask their candidates who seek to represent  them the following questions when they come knocking on their doors: 1. Regardless of your position concerning the recent failed amalgamation...

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Decision to not re-offer was a good one

To the Editor: I salute Mayor Barrie MacMillan, Mayor Joe Hawes and councillor James Turple who, following the May 28 no vote did not re-offer in the upcoming elections. Considering the hundreds of thousands of taxpayer’s dollars lost by the MOU adventure, which was not part of their last council’s election mandate, their decision to...

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Pulse extends thanks for community support of Pints & Politics

To the Editor: Pulse Pictou County would like to thank the community for the interest in our Pints and Politics Municipal Election series. We were pleased to host these sessions to give candidates and residents an opportunity to have conversations about the future of the place we call home. We thank the many candidates who...

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Past actions can give insight into future

To the Editor: If election candidates propose a platform of specific actions, it would be fair to expect them to carry out those actions if elected, probably without a great deal of further consultation. On the other hand, if there are significant actions they wish to pursue and which were not part of their campaign...

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PULSE PC to host candidates’ forums

Let’s talk pints and politics. PULSE Pictou County is hosting a Pints and Politics candidates’ forum in each community leading up to the municipal elections on October 15. Last year when the federal election took place, PULSE Pictou County hosted a candidates’ forum. “With the federal election there were only five candidates running for the...

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Do the Trump tactics really work?

To the Editor: ‘The Donald’ has a facet of the American public who support his egomaniacal rantings, racial slurs and personal insults. Many members of his own Republican Party candidates are struggling to find a way to survive the ticket, by disassociating themselves from the name at the top.  It’s a delicate balancing act, and...

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Ask questions of those running for council

To the Editor: Municipal elections are right around the corner and many people have offered for various positions within each council district.  Some are reoffering for the same positions while others have chosen to run for the first time and various individuals are offering for the position of mayor for their community. I can only...

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