Chief Paul welcomes focus report request

PICTOU LANDING –The chief of Pictou Landing First Nation says she agrees with Environment Minister Margaret Miller’s decision on the environmental assessment of Northern Pulp’s waste water proposal. Andrea Paul was responding to Miller’s request announced last Friday seeking a focus report with more information on the proposed new treatment facility and the impacts on...

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Pipeline break in Pictou Landing

A pipeline break has been reported near Indian Cross Point in Pictou Landing this morning before 10 a.m. “Bruce Chapman notifies me about the break,” said Andrea Paul, cheif of Pictou Landing First Nations. The site is about a half a kilometre from the road but not in the same site as the previous break....

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Sacred fire at First Nation

PICTOU LANDING – A traditional sacred fire was celebrated last week at the Pictou Landing First Nation. Everett Savary was one of four people known as fire keepers who tended and fed a sacred fire inside a teepee. He shared his knowledge of the ancient Mi’kmaq ceremony. The others were Darren Bernard, River Paul and Brandon Bernard. They...

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Opportunities for progress

Opportunities came in droves to Pictou Landing First Nations last week as an opportunity and career fair set up in the community gymnasium. The fair featured universities from across the province as well as employers and training programs that will give those in the community an opportunity for employment when the remediation of Boat Harbour...

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Y hosts Ron MacLean at 50th birthday bash: Peace Medals presented

It was a special time on Monday at the Pictou County Wellness Centre as Hockey Night in Canada’s Ron MacLean was welcomed to join the Pictou County YMCA’s 50th breakfast birthday bash. Peace awards were presented in three categories as part of YMCA Peace Week, while MacLean saluted those who contribute to communities while regaling...

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Taking in history

It was a day of discovery and learning for the Elders of Pictou Landing First Nation as they took a trip to the Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame in New Glasgow on Monday. The group explored the museum to look at local Pictou County Sports stars and First Nations sports stars from Pictou...

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Grand opening for First Nation’s building

PICTOU LANDING – A grand opening of the Pictou Landing band administration building officially ended the journey to fulfill a partnership and construct a prototype facility with the potential to apply its features elsewhere. The new 6,000-square-foot energy-efficient, multi-purpose facility was officially opened during a ceremony last Friday at the building. Besides the First Nation,...

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New home for fire department

Firefighters in Pictou Landing First Nations are getting a new home for their gear. The volunteer fire department there lost its base of operations when it and the band office it was attached to were torn down; today the department is based out of the fisheries building. On Sunday, the fire department officially broke ground...

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