Academy students discuss 3% Project

PICTOU — Students at Pictou Academy have learned about a project designed to solve current and looming world problems. Steve Lee, 27, a public speaker and executive director of the Foundation for Environmental Stewardship and its 3% Project, visited the school last week to address a class assembly and to conduct a classroom workshop with...

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Bill’s Lunch

More then 200 Pictou businessmen and their wives gathered in the Pictou Legion on Wednesday night June 16th 1976 to attend a gala night testimonial dinner to honor the retirement of Bill Watters, long time former owner and operator of Bill’s Lunch on Front Street. Highlights of Bill Watters’ career were outlined for the guests...

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Healthy Pictou County gets funding

NEW GLASGOW – Healthy Pictou County is receiving a $13,875 grant through the new Healthy Communities Stream to support community efforts to attract and retain new doctors. Health Minister Randy Delorey, Healthy Pictou County project navigator Nicole LeBlanc and chairman Murray Hill attended the announcement. “The Healthy Communities Stream helps communities attract and retain physicians...

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Curling Day clinics at four local clubs

NEW GLASGOW – You’ve seen how the pros do it, now’s your chance to give it a try. Last week during the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling at the Pictou County Wellness Centre, more than 60 teams of professional athletes demonstrated the fun, sportsmanship and camaraderie of the game. And now, you can see what...

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New sign goes up at rest stop

A sign of what is to come has been installed at the site of a rest stop under construction around the main entrance into Pictou. The sign shows that the rest stop will feature a McDonald’s restaurant, as well as an Ultramar gas bar and On the Run convenience store. Crews have been busy pouring...

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Hundreds join Pictou at Remembrance Day service at cenotaph

PICTOU – Nearly a thousand people surrounded the cenotaph at the annual Remembrance Day service in Pictou. The brief service hosted by Branch 16 of the Royal Canadian Legion in Pictou included prayer and remarks by Branch 16 chaplain Gary Sinclair, Last Post and Revielle by John MacDonald and Lament by Lorna MacIsaac. Annette Drapeau-Reynolds led...

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The day our house burned

1965 was a long cold winter with lots of heavy ice building up in the Northumberland Strait. The strait was still white with ice by the end of April. My father had hired 16 year old Dennis Slaunwhite from Pictou to fish lobsters with him that year. The Dept. of Fisheries put the word out...

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County Remembrance service discontinued

The Royal Canadian Legion is discontinuing its annual Pictou County Memorial service. Assistant Zone 6 Commander Verdon Locke said zone members agreed at its September meeting to disband the service for a number of reasons. He also noted how veterans residing at the Northumberland Veterans Unit in Pictou are no longer able to attend the...

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Treat time

Tammy LeBlanc is glad she had her son Xander to keep her safe at the Halloween reception at McCulloch House in Pictou last night. ‘Dr. Thomas McCulloch and his wife Isabella’ were handing out treats last night to those who visited McCulloch House in Pictou. (Goodwin photo)...

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New library, deCoste part of cultural hub concept

PICTOU — Work on a cultural hub that will include a renovated deCoste Performing Arts Centre and a new library could start in the fall of 2020. About 60 people who attended a public presentation of the cultural hub proposal last week were able to view conceptual designs of the complex from its Water Street...

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