PA grads celebrate successes

It was a bittersweet evening for the 2019 graduates of Pictou Academy last week as they bid their school farewell and became ready to start the next chapter of their life. The weather may not have been sunny and bright but the mood of the graduates was cheery none the less. This year, the graduates...

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Meet the Creeps

Left, Sophie Heighton as Tarantula, Kyle McDowell as Sinbad and Myla Briand as Nana prepare to for Meet the Creeps, a Pictou Academy play at the deCoste Performing Arts Centre this weekend. Shows will take place Thursday and Friday evening at 7:30 p.m. with tickets available at the deCoste website or at the box office....

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PAEF marking 100 years with celebration dinner

Pictou Academy students have made contributions to just about every profession imaginable in every corner of the world. That is why it’s so important to the Pictou Academy Educational Foundation to continue to support the school, its staff and students. One of the ways the PAEF will do this is with a fundraising dinner taking...

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Pictou Advocate sports

Now the kids can enjoy their rugby

Thank goodness the shock, the distress, the disbelief and the anger that dominated the front pages and newscasts lasted for only a few days. Less than a week. School rugby was back where it belonged. The girls and boys who love playing the sport for their high schools – from one end of the province...

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Pictou Island Christmas 1959

The weather during the month of December 1959 remained mild, middle to high 30s Fahrenheit, the wind blew hard from the south nearly every day and it rained a lot. Jimmie MacDonald and wife Viney were found deceased in their burnt out home on December 10. Consequently, over the next several days, Arnold MacMillan kept...

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Eyes wide open

A natural disaster that happened almost 13 years ago in New Orleans, U.S., has left an indelible mark on an altruistic young lady. Rikki Stevens of Pictou would have only been a youngster living some 3,500 kilometres away from Katrina, in another country, when the disaster struck on August 29, 2005. She remembered the devastating...

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The show must go on!

As the saying says, ‘the show must go on’ and at Pictou Academy, they are sticking to it. Despite the possible impending teachers strike, the school’s annual musical production will go on. Haphazardly Ever After is the musical of choice this year, hitting all the notes of family-friendly, interesting and funny that the cast was...

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Local students heading to WE day

Young philanthropists from all over Pictou County will be congregating in Halifax this week to take part in WE Day on November 30. The gathering of students from all across the province is hosted by the organization ME to WE to help reward and inspire students to give back to their community and the world....

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Ship Hector project tracks descendants of passengers

PICTOU — A web site has been officially launched to help people trace their connection to passengers who came to Pictou on the Ship Hector. Nearly 30 people attended the McCulloch House Museum and Genealogy Centre as Brenda Hutchinson shared a video presentation of the Ship Hector Descendant Project on September 15, the 244th anniversary...

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Teen up to challenge of national title

It is a year of new beginnings and possibilities for a Pictou teen. Lindsey Wilson, 17, has just graduated from Pictou Academy, one of the last students to receive an education at the current building. She was also selected as Miss Teen Northern Nova Scotia and is about to compete for the title of Miss...

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