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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Cheers to the first born babies of new year and new decade

The dawn of a new decade is something Sonya Joy Crim won’t forget. Crim’s new infant twins were officially the first babies to be born at the Aberdeen Hospital in 2020. With a scheduled C-section for the morning of January 1, the babies’ coming that day was no surprise, but she did not know that...

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Carillon Singers celebrate 25 years of song

The Carillon Singers are delighted to present their annual Old Christmas Concert,  “Snow Angel” on Saturday at 7 p.m. Celebrating 25 years in song in this year, the Carillons have prepared a special evening of solstice serenades to carry you from the Christmas season and into the New Year. Founded in 1993 under the musical...

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The Year in Review-Pt.2

Make sure you check out part one here: Year in Review   JULY Facebook: Prime Minister announces major investment to twin Trans-Canada Highway 104   Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives in Pictou County to announce a huge funding boost for the section of the TransCanada Highway 104 between Antigonish and Pictou County. A total of $90 million was announced...

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The year in review

Globally, we were captivated by the dramatic cave rescue of a dozen young soccer players and their coach in Thailand. History was made on the national scale in October with the legalization of cannabis. Locally, the war between the mill and all of those groups and individuals opposed to its effluent pipe line proposal dominated and continues...

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Ring in the new year at Government House

Nova Scotians are invited to attend the annual lieutenant-governor’s New Year’s Day Levee on Monday, Jan. 1, at Government House, Halifax. “Mrs. LeBlanc and I look forward to welcoming in the New Year with our fellow Nova Scotians for our first levee at Government House,” said Lt.-Gov. Arthur J. LeBlanc. “This is a wonderful opportunity...

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10 ways to start 2018 on a green foot

With 2017 come and gone, there’s no better time than now to turn over a new leaf. The beginning of a new year brings new possibilities, and we make resolutions that we hope will stick over the next 365 days. Whether you’re hoping to hit the gym more frequently this year, or pledging to devote...

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New Year’s baby

Chris Connors and Heidi Connors are proud parents of Blake Annaiebelle Connors, born on January 2 and is the first baby born this year at the Aberdeen Hospital. Blake weighed seven pounds, eight ounces at birth and was doing well. Both parents are fans of the Montreal Canadiens, as Chris’s cap indicates, and they were...

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