United to make a difference for cancer… One dreamer at a time

NEW GLASGOW — Relay for Life has its Dream Team, again. Ten members of the local community have agreed to combine their efforts to raise an extraordinary amount of funds for the 15th Relay for Life scheduled for June 6 at the North Nova Education Centre. The last time a Dream Team was formed in...

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No pipe – yet

The provincial government says Northern Pulp will need to file an environmental assessment report for its proposed effluent treatment plant. Environment Minister Gordon Wilson made this announcement just minutes ago. “While there has been some good work done here, I have concluded I need more science-based information before me to properly assess the potential risks...

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Paul talks Boat Harbour, Northern Pulp

Pictou Landing First Nation Chief Andrea Paul was thrilled with the support and crowd during the community’s celebration countdown marking one year until the closure of Boat Harbour. “The feeling of today was definitely one of empowerment,” said Paul. “When we are able to do events like this it is also healing.” Paul spoke afterwards...

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Wolf Den gaming centre opens at PLFN

PICTOU LANDING — A new dimension has been added to the Pictou Landing First Nation with the opening of the Wolf Den Entertainment Centre. The centre is located in a building where a meeting room has been converted into two rooms that contain 15 gaming machines between them. It opens at 9 a.m. and closes...

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Northern Pulp line springs another leak

A pipeline break was reported near Indian Cross Point in Pictou Landing Sunday morning before 10 a.m. “Bruce Chapman (Northern Pulp general manager) notified me about the break,” said Andrea Paul, chief of Pictou Landing First Nations. The site is about a half a kilometer from the road but not in the same site as...

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Message delivered: No Pipe

Thousands of people descended on Pictou’s waterfront Friday afternoon in an effort to let Northern Pulp and politicians know they don’t want to see treated effluent in the Northumberland Strait. More than 1,000 people gathered at the Hector Quay Marina while more than 100 boats came into Pictou Harbour as part of the #NoPipe Land...

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By Land and by Sea

Organizers of the #NoPipe Land and Sea Rally were anticipating a large crowd on Friday, but the number that showed up exceeded their expectations. “I can’t say that we were surprised that the community is so behind us, because we have been feeling that for many months now. But I think this was important so...

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More than a thousand people say: No pipe

More than a thousand  people descended on Pictou’s waterfront this afternoon (Friday) in an effort to let Northern Pulp and politicians know they don’t want to see treated effluent in the Northumberland Strait. They gathered at the Hector Quay Marina while at least 100 boats came into Pictou Harbour as part of the No Pipe...

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Raising the flag a shared honour

MOUNT WILLIAM — There was a sense of unity, honour and recognition in the air as the Grand Council Flag of the Mi’kmaq Nation climbed skyward on the flag pole outside of the Pictou County Wellness Centre last week. That feeling of togetherness issued forth from the remarks made prior to the flag raising in...

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Students rally for water

PICTOU – Middle and high school students from local schools gathered last Friday at the deCoste Performing Arts Centre for an historic WE Walk for Water Day rally to promote clean water sources around the world. The rally was among many similar events that took place across Canada, the U.S. and Great Britain to celebrate...

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