DEANS optimistic about tourism

The tourism industry is taking a beating with the COVID-19 pandemic, said Cindy MacKinnon, managing director for Destination Eastern and Northumberland Shores. With events both large and smaller being cancelled across the region, she said she expects it will be a “tough summer.” MacKinnon gave a presentation on tourism in 2019 to Stellarton Council recently....

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MoPC disappointed it was denied gov’t funding for rural internet

The Municipality of Pictou County will not be getting the provincial funding for its high speed internet work it said was promised. MoPC has been developing a high-speed internet network for the past three years that will deliver high quality and affordable internet service to our residents. “It essential for the rural areas of Pictou...

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Funding approved for phase one of Municipality of Pictou County’s rural internet project

PICTOU – The Municipality of Pictou County has committed funding to phase one of its rural internet project. Council recently approved $11 million to the first phase of its rural internet project that could see residents in the areas of Lyons Brook, Hardwood Hill, Abercrombie, and Granton have access to high-speed internet in 2020. A...

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Chamber breakfast underway

Central Nova MP, who is Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance, is the guest speaker this morning at a breakfast hosted by the Pictou County Chamber. Fraser will discuss the government’s priorities in the leadup to the 2020 federal budget. The event is currently underway at the Holiday Inn Express in Stellarton. With Fraser...

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New wastewater lift station to be constructed in East River Road Business Park

EAST RIVER ROAD –   An important piece of infrastructure will be soon be constructed in a Pictou County business park. CF Construction has been awarded the tender to install a wastewater lift station in the East River Business Park.  The tender of $489,702.50 was awarded by New Scotland Business Development Incorporated that is made up...

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Phase One of MOPC Broadband Project begins Monday

The Municipality of Pictou County is beginning the first phase of its new broadband project. This phase of the project will include an assessment of existing infrastructure such as buildings, poles, towers and antenna sites in rural areas throughout the County. Crews are expected to begin on Monday, Oct. 21 and will continue until the...

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Pictou County ushers in new era of rural broadband

PICTOU – Today marks a historic moment for the Municipality of Pictou County as it moves forward on a project that will bring fast and affordable high-speed internet to the community. In partnership with Nova Communications, a division of ROCK Networks, and a consortium of best-in-class partners, Nokia, Plexus, WesTower, i-Valley, and NCS, the Municipality...

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Council approves capital funding for new Cultural Hub

PICTOU — Town Council has tentatively approved its share of funding for a Cultural Hub at its regular meeting on Monday. The recommendation to approve came at its monthly committee meeting on Sept. 9 after hearing a joint presentation by chief librarian Eric Stackhouse on behalf of the Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library (PARL) and deCoste Performing...

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New signage for Roy Island

MELMERBY — The Little Harbour Walking and Bicycling Trail Society recently unveiled a new sign at the lookoff at Roy Island showing various points of interest that can be seen from the lookoff. The society received municipal grant funding to purchase the sign which was installed by Department of Natural Resources employees Tom Rundle, chief...

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Pictou Garden Club celebrates 80th year

Anne MacIsaac-Gratton says she is amazed at how the Pictou Garden Club has remained the same for 80 years. MacIsaac-Gratton is president of the club which celebrated its 80th anniversary with a garden party on Saturday. “The Pictou Garden Club started circa 1939,” she said. “Its purpose was the same then as it is now.”...

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