Three county volunteers to receive Senate Medal

PLYMOUTH – Senator Michael L. MacDonald  will be presenting Senate 150 Medals to three long-time community volunteers from Pictou County this Saturday at an event in Plymouth. Receiving the medal will be Joanne Cumminger of New Glasgow, Anne Emmett of Pictou and Allan Murray of Stellarton. The Senate of Canada 150 Medal celebrates the 150th...

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MacFarlane bringing back the blues

Karla MacFarlane enjoyed a landslide victory Tuesday in the 2017 provincial election, making sure Pictou West stayed true blue. The incumbent Progressive Conservative MLA received almost four times the number of votes of her nearest competitor. “I am thrilled to be back in,” she said when she learned she was victorious. “I take this position...

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County stays true blue

Pictou County stayed true to Progressive Conservative blue on Tuesday night in the 40th Provincial General Election. All of the Progressive Conservative incumbents in the ridings of Pictou East, Pictou Centre and Pictou West were resoundingly re-elected. Nova Scotians elected a Liberal majority government with 27 districts electing Liberals, 17 electing Progressive Conservatives and seven...

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Pulse hosting candidate meet and greet series

Pulse Pictou County (“Pulse”) will be hosting a casual “MLA Candidate Meet & Greet Series” in advance of the upcoming provincial election. Separate events will be held for each riding and will occur on Tuesday, May 16, as well as Wednesday, May 17 and Thursday, May 18 from 6 to 8 p.m. each day. Pulse...

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NDP leader Burrill praises McNamara’s Pictou West bid

PICTOU — Nova Scotia NDP leader Gary Burrill welcomed Shawn McNamara to his mission to steer the province away from its focus on fiscal balance. Burrill was guest speaker after McNamara was officially named — to rousing applause — to contest the Pictou West constituency in the next provincial election on Sunday during a nominating...

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Pints and Politics

Want to know more about what the municipal candidates are thinking? Plan to attend Pulse Pictou County’s Pints and Politics candidates’ forum in each community leading up to the municipal elections on October 15. All of the Pints and Politics events will run 7 to 9 p.m. with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. “It’s all...

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