Friends of the Northumberland Strait benefiting from CD featuring Atlantic Canadian artists

Dave Gunning says he “can’t wait to hear the whole thing.” He is referring to a CD in which one of his songs are featured — as are songs by other ‘who’s whos’ of the Atlantic Canadian music scene — all of whom have donated a track. The project is a fundraiser for Friends of...

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Boston bound

The tree for Boston came down in Black Point Wednesday morning to much fanfare and a huge crowd of students and public. The celebration included singing from local school choirs as well as an appearance from Santa Clause to help with the tree. The crowd cheered “cut it down” in anticipation of the big moment....

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Riding along

Socializing and safety go hand in hand with off-road vehicles EDITOR’S NOTE: Reporter Heather Brimicombe was invited on a ride-along with members of the Pictou County ATV Association and Pictou District RCMP officers to highlight the laws and regulations for ATV use in Nova Scotia in advance of hunting season, as well as provide information...

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Here from the high seas

A cruise ship has been docked in the Pictou Harbour since last evening with passengers getting a taste of Pictou County during their stay. (Brimicombe photo)...

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Summer fun!

The AdvoCruiser is everywhere! From Pictou Lobster Carnival to Trenton FunFest and Pride Week festivities and all points in between, Burke, Georgia and Hannah are in the community talking to you. Here’s a look at some of the fun they’ve had so far …...

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Torch Run on Wednesday

Michelin and the Law Enforcement Torch Run Community will be running through Pictou County on Wednesday.  The run starts at 9 a.m. at Michelin and will finish at Summer Street Industries and the New Glasgow Police Station where a barbecue will be held in support of Special Olympics Pictou County. The barbecue will run from noon...

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Heartland Tour returning to community on July 7

Get ready: The Heartland Tour is returning to Pictou County on July 7. Join in the fun of a walk or ride followed by prize draws and a lunch. The event is taking place at the Pictou County Wellness Centre which offers plenty of safe parking, washrooms and air-conditioning. A shorter, family-friendly walk as well...

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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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RCMP nab three impaired drivers within 12 hours

Pictou County District RCMP have arrested three men for impaired driving within a 12-hour period on May 28. At approximately 12:50 a.m., Pictou District RCMP responded to a motor vehicle collision on Highway 106 near Granton. The 26-year-old male driver from Colchester County was transported to hospital for injuries sustained in the collision. The investigation...

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