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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Ready for Relay

Pictou County’s Relay for Life event is ready to kick off in a big way this year with a venue change. After rain and high winds prompted the event at Glasgow Square to end early last year, committee members have found a spot with an indoor relocation as an option because of weather. North Nova...

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Comic genius

Artistic talent is thriving in Pictou County. As some have taken years to master their craft, the youngest participant at New Glasgow’s Art at Night this year has only had a few years to hone his skills; but they have certainly caught the attention of many. Cillian MacPherson, 9, was tucked in the Fly by...

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Where’s the beef? (or chicken…)

Beef and chicken. Check. Poached eggs and hot pepperoni? Why not! Be sure to save your appetite for next week, May 19-25, as the Kinette Burger Bonanza is ready to go with a full smorgasbord of ingredients ready for burger lovers. With 14 Pictou County food establishments ready to participate in the celebration of food,...

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A century of heroism on its way home

Over the course of a century, the Memorial Cross of a Scotsburn man has made an incredible journey. It’s now on its way back to Pictou County with the help of a kind stranger and the Pictou County Military Museum. The Mothers Cross medal of John Kennedy Campbell of Scotsburn was found in an online...

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Pictou building razed by fire

PICTOU — A downtown storefront lies in ruins after a fire destroyed it on Monday. Rubble was all that remained of Poppy’s variety store on Water Street on Tuesday from the nearly nine hours of battling the blaze while the store’s owner tried to determine what’s next for him and the business. Pictou resident Kevin...

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Landmark Aboriginal film screening at Glasgow Square

It may not be the conventional block buster or action-packed movie that crowds flock to in theatres, but Neither Wolf Nor Dog promises to deliver the emotion and story of a movie you won’t forget. The star of the film, David Bald Eagle, argued as possibly one of the most interesting men in the world...

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Sharing for Jessica Smith

As the saying goes, “It is better to give than to receive” and this has always been the philosophy of Jessica Smith, Executive Director of the United Way of Pictou County. In her time at the helm, Smith has always been one to encourage community support through her job, but not always in a financial...

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MP Fraser confirms gas tax fund totals

PICTOU – Local municipalities will receive nearly $4 million in extra, one-time federal gas tax revenues. Central Nova MP Sean Fraser confirmed the total amount of $3.8 million and what individual municipalities in the riding will receive during an announcement on Friday at the Municipality of Pictou County office. One-time top up in the federal budget...

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