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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Elementary school students help remind drivers to drive safely

Today, Pictou District RCMP teamed up with young artists from Pictou County Elementary schools to remind drivers to keep their eyes out for students now that school is back in session. The artists drew pictures with safe driving themes. RCMP officers then handed out the artwork to drivers at a recent check stop to remind motorists to use...

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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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Garden party

VON hosted an adult day garden party at the Sister Catherine Steele Centre in Lourdes on Thursday. The event was well attended....

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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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