Jim McKenna seeking Liberal nomination in Pictou Centre

Jim McKenna is looking to become the Nova Scotia Liberal Party’s candidate for Pictou Centre in the next provincial election. The New Glasgow resident has a long history of service to the community. He currently serves on the boards of the Pictou County Fuel Fund, the Pictou Academy Educational Foundation, and Pictou County Safe Harbour....

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Getting down to ‘Business Unusual’

The Pictou County Chamber of Commerce is set to showcase the resilience, determination and innovation of several local businesses, organizations and individuals in an evening celebrating success stories from the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. The streaming event, taking place Thursday evening, will be dedicated to frontline workers. Jack Kyte, executive director of the...

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Tree lighting and festive fun in New Glasgow

This holiday season is different from past years, as we are in the grip of a worldwide health pandemic. But the Town of New Glasgow is ramping up its holiday initiatives. The town is focusing on the importance of buying local and supporting local businesses. A marketing campaign will run until Dec. 18 on the...

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Business Unusual: Chamber announces new approach to gala event

The Pictou County Chamber of Commerce is pivoting in the face of the worldwide health pandemic. With the support of several community-based organizations, the Chamber will present a special celebration called “Business Unusual” on January 28 at the deCoste Performing Arts Centre in Pictou. “Our purpose is to celebrate and showcase the amazing things businesses,...

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Welcome Home to Pictou County

A comprehensive guide to Pictou County is now available, thanks to a community effort to prepare the document. The 92-page Welcome Home to Pictou County, Nova Scotia — A community guide to the place we call home, is available online, with a limited run of print copies throughout the community. The notion stemmed from the...

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Survey launches to help understand challenges faced by local business community

Pictou County business owners and entrepreneurs are being invited to participate in a 10-minute online survey. The Pictou County Regional Enterprise Network (PCREN) and the Pictou County Chamber of Commerce are launching this survey to better understand the needs, opportunities and challenges faced by the local business community now and in the future. “Over the...

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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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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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AdvoCruiser’s everywhere in the community

This week we, Georgia and Burke, had the chance to meet a lot of new people and create new connections within our community of Pictou County. Hannah is on vacation, but she will be back next week to continue the adventure we get to call a job. We started off the week of July 15...

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Sign of the times: New look for Chamber

The Pictou County Chamber of Commerce is getting a facelift, thanks to the creative minds of Advocate Creative Group. As the dynamics and demographics of Pictou County have changed, the Chamber has worked to re-brand and re-invent itself, in order to put Pictou County’s best foot forward. Mike Cugno, ACG’s art director said, “We wanted...

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