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Northern Pulp withdraws environmental assessment application

Northern Pulp Nova Scotia has withdrawn its environmental assessment application for the effluent treatment facility at Boat Harbour. A press release from the company quotes Graham Kissack, vice-president, Environment, Health, and Safety, and Communications as saying, “The withdrawal of the environmental assessment registration puts an end to previous plans and approaches and is an important...

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Spirit Guides for Spirit Glen

April 18 was a day of reverent celebration at Pictou United Church as three 4X6-foot art panels destined to be installed on the brick wall behind Spirit Glen’s water feature were unveiled to the congregation. Created by renowned Mi’kmaq artist Alan Syliboy and inspired by petroglyphs found throughout Mi’kma’ki, the panels depict Spirit Guides: a...

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Boat Harbour cleanup expected to start next year

Cleanup of Boat Harbour effluent treatment facility aeration stabilization basins is expected to start next year. Nova Scotia Lands Inc. will remove all sludge material and a press release from them indicates a single project plan to dredge and dispose of the sludge will ensure the job is completed in a timely way, and provide...

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Charges laid following shooting in Pictou Landing

PICTOU LANDING – One man has been charged following a report of shots being fired in December. A press release from the Pictou District RCMP says they have charged a Caribou man following the incident which took place in Pictou Landing on December 13. At approximately 5:30 p.m. on December 13, Pictou District RCMP responded to a report...

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Christmas Eve traditions

It wouldn’t be Christmas Eve without waving at Santa on the back of a Trenton fire truck for one loyal reader who shares that tradition with her family, and with our readers. Heather Head Communications officer Pictou Landing First Nation To say I love Christmas would be an understatement, from lights to the smells, the...

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Four men arrested following reports of shots fired

PICTOU LANDING – Four men have been arrested after shooting at a fisherman from Pictou Landing First Nation. A press release from Pictou District RCMP issued this afternoon has confirmed the arrests. The press release notes that at approximately 5:30 p.m. on December 13, RCMP responded to a report of shots fired in the Northumberland...

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Hughes-Head adds name to ballot for seat on Trenton Town Council

Long time Trenton resident and avid volunteer Heather Hughes-Head has entered into the running for Trenton Town Council in this year’s municipal election. “This is something I have thought about doing for many years,” Hughes-Head explains. “I just turned 40 and thought, ‘well it’s now or never’; encouragement from my husband helped secure the decision.”...

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Pictou Landing man facing charges following early morning standoff

Pictou Landing First Nation – A short time before 3 a.m. today, members of Pictou District RCMP responded to a call on Eagle Road in Pictou Landing for a complaint of that a man threatened to burn another person’s home down. Police went to the home, and the suspect had left the area, and returned...

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Through the lens of youth

Local teenager takes part in photovoice project to share community experience Finding reflection and a new way to express her thoughts and share them with policymakers was not what Shyanna Denny had expected to do during her time in quarantine. After her mom sent her a link to The Atlantic Youth Weaver Photovoice project, Denny...

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Local fisherman catches rare albino lobster

It was a once in a lifetime catch for AJ Francis on Wednesday when he pulled his lobster traps out of the water and found an albino lobster nestled among the other lobsters. Albino lobsters are often referred to as a one in a million chance or one in a million catch so it certainly...

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