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Tower troubles residents

Residents of the North End of New Glasgow, specifically North Provost Street, are calling for answers after a 5G cell tower was erected in the area after residents and the town had expressed their anger and dismay with the tower proposal by Eastlink. The tower was erected on October 27, 2020. “I think we were...

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New Glasgow police chief retires, new chief appointed

There will be a change of command with the New Glasgow Regional Police Department. After 44 years with the New Glasgow force, Chief Eric MacNeil has announced his retirement.  MacNeil served in the role of chief for the last three years and served the previous 10 years as deputy chief.  “We wish Eric and his...

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Mentoring Plus gets federal boost of $3.4 million

It was good news for seniors of Pictou County on Monday morning as Central Nova MP Sean Fraser and Minister of Seniors Deb Schulte announced $3.4 million in funding over four years from the New Horizons Program to go toward the Mentoring Plus program. Schulte was happy to announce the latest news from the New...

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Relay proves no one faces cancer alone

Pictou County Relay for Life on Saturday brought family and friends together to celebrate loved ones and survivors of cancer. Hundreds gathered to remember and to share memories and struggles, the good times and the not so good times. Each with their own personal story. Some were eager to share, some sat quietly thinking, others...

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Market, businesses smooth things over

Progress to understanding and co-operation is emerging after a recent mediated session between the New Glasgow Farmers Market and downtown business owners to help resolve some of the conflict brought about by the Market to Main Street Event proposal and denial. Last week, the town hosted a session at Glasgow Square for representatives of each...

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Reception Friday to welcome two new artists

NEW GLASGOW – Two new artists are being welcomed by the Town of New Glasgow – 2019 NSCAD Artist in Residence Sarah Mosher and local NSCAD Alumni in Residence Rachael Robitaille. In 2011, in partnership with NSCAD University, the Town of New Glasgow launched the New Glasgow Community Studio Residency Program. It offers selected NSCAD...

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Artists show their stuff at fisheries museum

Twenty-five artists have their work on display this month as part of the 28th annual Pictou County Artists Association Show and Sale. The display opened on September 1 with a reception at the Northumberland Fisheries Museum in Pictou. Sheila Green, who has been a part of the association for four years and organized the show,...

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Registration fee reduced for Johnny Miles events

NEW GLASGOW — Registration is now open for the 2018 Johnny Miles Running Event Weekend on June 16 and 17. Terry Curley, event director, says due to the ongoing, loyal support of sponsors, municipal partners and the running community, organizers are pleased that registration fees are bring reduced by nearly 35 per cent while still...

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Barb’s Bench dedicated

NEW GLASGOW — More than 60 people gathered on Saturday to officially dedicate Barb’s Bench in memory of Nova Scotian women who have died as a result of violent domestic relationships. The bench is one of several being placed across the province and is located beside the New Glasgow Farmers Market, facing the East River....

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New Glasgow pledges $30,000 in support of park project

NEW GLASGOW — The Town of New Glasgow is the first municipal unit — outside of Trenton — to make a financial commitment to the Trenton Park Revitalization Project. The Town announced a capital commitment of $33,000 last week and a pledge to provide their support to the project. Mayor Nancy Dicks said, “New Glasgow...

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