Dorian cancels Pictou Ex weekend

PICTOU — In the end, cancelling the 2019 Pictou-North Colchester Exhibition’s Saturday and Sunday events was all officials could do, Jack Ferguson said. Ferguson, who chairs the exhibition’s board of directors, said it had to close for the safety of people and livestock on the grounds. “Everyone knew by the time the storm hit what...

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4-H Day at the Ex!

From left: Hannah Christmas and Kaylee Hollis from the Sunrise Trail 4-H Club were among those assembling crafts in the 4-H Legacy Building. Today is 4-H Day at the annual Pictou-North Colchester Exhibition. The Ex runs until Sunday. (Goodwin photo)...

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Welcome to the Fair: The Pictou-North Colchester Exhibition through the years

A new exhibit at the McCulloch Centre explores the history of the Pictou-North Colchester Exhibition and showcases the community that helped make the event a success. Entitled “Welcome to the Fair: The Pictou-North Colchester Exhibition Through the Years,” the exhibit presents objects, stories and images of the past exhibitions. Displays dedicated to horses, cattle, poultry,...

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Ex-cellent Ex

PICTOU — It was a special time for the Pictou-North Colchester Exhibition. The 2018 edition wrapped up on Sunday with large crowds daily for the event since it opened last Wednesday with 4-H Day. Touring the new 4-H Legends Building, viewing the 4-H exhibits and enjoying the refreshments offered by volunteers in the kitchen was...

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On target with cowboy-style shooting at Exhibition

By Brendan Nichol The Pictou North-Colchester Exhibition is extremely thrilled to welcome — for the first time — the Highland Highwayman Cowboy Mounted Shooters Club. This event involves riding a horse to negotiate a course as well as testing the accuracy of participants by attempting to hit balloon targets with their firearms. Don’t worry, as...

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Tug of war fun!

These 4-H members gave it their best shot at tug of war on Wednesday at the annual Pictou North Colchester Exhibition! The exhibition continues today and runs until Sunday, September 10. A variety of displays and exhibits will interest festival-goers from cattle and horses to homemade goods, sheep to poultry, fruits and vegetables to live...

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Fundraising frenzy

They may be small but Jeana’s Girls are doing huge things in Pictou County and beyond for the Children’s Wish Foundation. The group of teenagers have multiple fundraising projects on the go this fall as a part of the Heroes Challenge as well as the National Sears Kids Ride for Cancer. The ride is one...

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Exhibition starts today

SCOTSBURN — Dylan MacNeil is enjoying being a 4-H club member in a big way. MacNeil has a garden at his family home in Scotsburn and will enter some of his harvest in 4-H competitions during the 2017 Pictou-North Colchester Exhibition that begins today in Pictou. Now 13, MacNeil moved with his family about a...

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Lawnmower races taking place at the Ex

The Pictou Exhibition is getting under way with all of its normal crowd pleasing events, animal displays, 4H displays and events, the horse pull, demolition derby,  ATV events, rides for the kids and strong men/women and horse competitions. One of the Exhibition’s new events is lawnmower racing which, in its fourth year, is going to...

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Canada 150 theme in Domestic Arts

The annual Pictou North Colchester Exhibition is just around the corner and to mark Canada 150 celebrations, the Domestic Arts portion of this year’s Ex will see the addition of a special Canada 150 class. This class, unlike most classes within the exhibition, will be open to all manner of handmade items — from quilts...

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