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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Volunteers step up to keep local tourism centres open longer into the year

PICTOU — A volunteer opportunity that largely involves listening and talking to visitors awaits people at the local visitor information centre. Destination Eastern and Northumberland Shores, in partnership with the Municipality of Pictou County, held a lunch and learn session recently for about 20 people interested in learning more about volunteering with local tourism. It...

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New teacher for Pictou Island school

The year was 1960 and Pictou Island residents were in search of a qualified school teacher to teach us children. Distinguished school teacher Dave Mackay and his family had just spent the past three years on the island and had served the islanders very well. It was now, however, time for the MacKay family to...

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Volunteers of the year

Each year, communities across Canada celebrate National Volunteer Week. National Volunteer Week 2019 takes place from April 7 to April 13. The primary purpose of this specially designated week is to thank and honour people who donate their time to help others by supporting the causes in which they believe. Volunteer Week also serves to reinforce the...

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Group shares vision of future recreation

THORBURN — One final session to consider how the Municipality of Pictou County delivers recreation programs drew 16 people to it last Thursday in Thorburn. The session completed the series of events designed to offer the public and various stakeholders an opportunity to share their ideas for delivering recreation programs more effectively. Recreation co-ordinator Cindy Fraser...

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