Hopes for the future

County leaders work toward good things to come in new decade The dawn of a new decade has local political leaders looking forward to a bright future. The past year was filled with opportunities all across Pictou County, according to the area’s municipal leaders. It was highlighted by the development of the Pictou County Regional...

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MP Fraser confirms gas tax fund totals

PICTOU – Local municipalities will receive nearly $4 million in extra, one-time federal gas tax revenues. Central Nova MP Sean Fraser confirmed the total amount of $3.8 million and what individual municipalities in the riding will receive during an announcement on Friday at the Municipality of Pictou County office. One-time top up in the federal budget...

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ACE Co-op garners praise as new community solar pilot announced

ANTIGONISH – Supporters of solar power and clean energy gathered this morning outside the Antigonish County Municipal Building for the official launch of the provincial Department of Energy’s Solar Electricity for Community Buildings Pilot program. Under the program, non-profit organizations will be able to bid on contracts to produce solar power and sell it back...

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Business can thrive in county, Chamber leader Kyte says

(Editor’s note: The following article is the first in a series looking at local business and the economy and why it can sometimes be difficult for local business to stay independent in Nova Scotia.) NEW GLASGOW – People need to adapt to changes in the corporate world, the Pictou County Chamber of Commerce’s executive director...

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Atlantic Mayors Congress meeting in Truro next week

Mayors and Wardens from Atlantic Canada’s largest municipalities meet in Truro September on 8 for the fall session of the Atlantic Mayors Congress. They will have an opportunity to catch up on the latest in large scale infrastructure projects, cooperation in event hosting, public sector transformation in changing times, business innovation and incubation with a...

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