New face at helm of Fisheries Museum

PICTOU — Victoria Thompson says she’s looking forward to the opportunity to raise the profile of the Northumberland Fisheries Museum. Thompson began her duties on Feb. 4 as the museum’s curator. Her resume includes a decade of work in tourism, the arts, and fisheries research. It’s the first stint as a curator for Thompson, who...

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Celebrations, picnics and boat races in 1955 …

During past years, different communities around this area would host grand celebration each year. Some places that I recall these happenings being held were at Pictou Landing, Cape John and yes Pictou Island. These events usually drew thousands of people from various places much like the Pictou Lobster Carnival does today. Locals from such places...

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Ice, fire, a race and a brawl …

The Northumberland Strait was full of ice on May 1st 1965. It has been eight months since we moved off Pictou Island. My parents, however, were going to stay in our house on Pictou Island during lobster season. Four days prior on April 26th there was a lot of scattered ice. Nevertheless, my father and...

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Mayor’s Tea

And so it begins… The Pictou Lobster Carnival is ready to Rock the Lobster. Kicking things off this afternoon was the Mayor’s and Warden’s tea. Lori Caissie, left, and Betty Caissie were among those who enjoyed refreshments during the event which was held at New Horizons in Pictou. Official opening ceremonies for the Lobster Carnival...

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Double Maritime summer treat: Salt Water in Your Socks lobster dinner theatre at deCoste

With summer officially here, it is time to celebrate the season with a true Maritime cultural experience. On Tuesday, July 10, the deCoste will be staging their ever- popular lobster dinner theatre featuring the ‘one-man’ musical theatre presentation “Salt Water in Your Socks”. This well-known and loved production stars Pictou’s own local legend John Spyder...

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‘No Pipe’ rally Friday

PICTOU — Anticipation is mounting for a ‘No Pipe’ rally set for Friday in Pictou. What is being billed as a rally by sea and a rally by land will be followed by the land and sea rally from noon to 2 p.m. along Pictou Harbour and waterfront. The land component is a march from...

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Whale of a donation …

Members of the Lobster Fishers of Area 26A presented a major donation to the Pictou Lobster Carnival. Committee chairperson Shawn McNamara, left, and media relations officer Kent Corbett, centre, received cheques totalling more than $6,000 from local fisherman Tracy MacCarthy on behalf of his fellow fishers. The following wharves collected either monetary contributions or a...

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#NOPIPE Land & Sea Rally set for July 6

PICTOU – On Friday July 6, Pictou harbour will fill with fishing and pleasure boats and the Pictou waterfront with citizens gathered for the first major Nova Scotia #NOPIPE Land & Sea Rally in support of a healthy Northumberland Strait. “We cannot allow 70-90 million litres a day of pulp mill waste to enter the prime...

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Lions club proposing community park

The Pictou and Area Lions Club sees the beauty and potential in a local spot and wants to develop it for a public park that would be accessible to people of all abilities. They have dreams of the Pictou Winter Carnival being hosted there with skiing, sledding and skating and more. In summer, they imagine...

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Teen up to challenge of national title

It is a year of new beginnings and possibilities for a Pictou teen. Lindsey Wilson, 17, has just graduated from Pictou Academy, one of the last students to receive an education at the current building. She was also selected as Miss Teen Northern Nova Scotia and is about to compete for the title of Miss...

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