Lobster Carnival’s a go

The Pictou Lobster Carnival will go on this year. Chairman Shawn McNamara and media relations officer Kent Corbett, who is also managing the event’s Covid Relief Plan, are thrilled to announce this much-loved festival will return to the county. This year’s Lobster Carnival will run July 9-11. But, they caution, it won’t be the same...

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Exhibition X-ed

The 2020 Pictou-North Colchester Exhibition will not take place this year. This announcement was made Tuesday on the Ex’s Facebook site. A letter from Sarah Amirault, president of the Exhibitions Association of Nova Scotia states: “The Exhibitions Association of Nova Scotia is saddened to announce the suspension of all physical exhibitions and fairs for the...

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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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