Stakeholders re-iterate: ‘No pipe’ in the Strait

PICTOU — Four major stakeholders voiced their opposition to Northern Pulp’s effluent pipe proposal during a media conference on Tuesday at the deCoste Performing Arts Centre. The Town of Pictou, Pictou Landing First Nation, the Fishermen’s Working Group representing 3,000 fishermen from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and P.E.I., and Friends of the Northumberland Strait (FONS)...

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Water conservation order for Pictou

The Town of Pictou has issued a water conservation order to address current shortages within the town’s water distribution system. The order gives the town the ability to ensure conservation measures are observed and enforced where necessary. A press release issued by the town indicates that within the past few days, the town’s Public Works...

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Pride flag-raising at Market Square

PICTOU – The Town of Pictou hosted its second annual Pride Flag Raising Ceremony at Market Square on July 9and drew more than 40 people. Mayor Jim Ryan called an “important event supporting equal rights and opportunities for members of the LGBTQ+ community while recognizing the importance of inclusion and peace for everyone in our...

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Pictou mayor raises issue of pre-primary at MEC

PICTOU — Mayor Jim Ryan is calling for the province to locate its pre-primary program at the McCulloch Education Centre. Ryan raised the matter at town council’s regular meeting after asking Gary Adams, regular director of education for the Chignecto-Central Regional Centre of Education, in a letter dated April 11 to consider including the school....

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Positive start to year for Pictou

PICTOU – Mayor Jim Ryan says he hopes the prospects for two developments in Pictou will help the town and surrounding region. Ryan was commenting on the sale of the former golf club on Beeches Road and a recent Canadian Living magazine survey that listed Pictou as one of 22 towns to visit. “The Town...

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Hundreds ‘remember’ during County service

PICTOU — A clear, cold day on Sunday marked the return of Standard Time and the occasion of the 83rd Pictou County Remembrance Day parade and service. Harsh sun cast long shadows and blustery winds challenged presenters and prompted Bill Echlin from Branch 16 of the Royal Canadian Legion to advise those laying wreaths to...

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Tim Houston new leader of PC Party

HALIFAX — Pictou East MLA Tim Houston has a new job. He was elected leader of the Nova Scotia Progressive Conservatives at a leadership convention Saturday at the Halifax Exhibition Centre after one ballot. Houston was perceived as the front-runner in the election and following the first ballot results, the remaining four candidates — including...

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Pride flag raising

Pictou Mayor Jim Ryan raises the Pride Flag at Market Square during a ceremony earlier today. With him are Gerard Veldhoven, left, representing the Pictou County Rainbow community, and Pictou West MLA Karla MacFarlane. (Goodwin photo)...

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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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Lobster Carnival a success

If this year’s Pictou Lobster Carnival could be described in just a few words, they might just be “dry”, “cool”, and “successful”. Event chairman Shawn McNamara said during Matt Minglewood’s performance Saturday evening that the licensed side of the grounds came very close to hitting capacity. “Minglewood does that,” McNamara said. “He did that two...

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