Look up, look waaay up …

Jay Fulton is riding high. In a tree top, that is. Fulton is working in a yard between Prince and High streets in Pictou taking down an old poplar tree. Work began on Wednesday and he expects to have the tree down by the weekend....

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Crew downs aging poplar

PICTOU – It’s time for a giant poplar tree on Prince Street to come down. Jay Fulton and a colleague arrived on Wednesday morning to begin the process of surgically removing the tree, which has showed signs that it should be removed. “We’ll take it down in pieces,” said Fulton, who has been doing this...

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Car crash at roundabout

PICTOU – Traffic at the new roundabout in Pictou was briefly stalled after a car suffered damage as it ran up onto the curb and struck a sign as its driver lost control while attempting to leave town. The small sedan sustained damage to its front left corner after sliding in slippery snow along the...

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All about Scotsburn …

Some eight miles east of the Town of Pictou lies the picturesque village of Scotsburn. This petite village lies in the heart of a fine farming district. A pleasing appearance of Scotsburn comes from the attractive properties with their well-kept lawns and gardens. Over the years, thriving industries have developed within and around the village...

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Kelsey Hann go-kart screening draws crowd

PICTOU — The Hann family feels gratified for the gathering last Thursday to view a documentary about Go-Kart racer Kelsey Hann. The documentary called Winning is a Close Second premiered last Thursday at the deCoste Performing Arts Centre in Pictou. Kelsey Hann responded to questions from the audience after the screening. “It was a great...

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Odd weather patterns on Pictou Island

Winter set in early with about three inches of snow falling on Nov. 11th 1955. My father and Arnold MacMillan had been setting their smelt nets together in coves around the Merigomish area but had returned home to Pictou Island on November 12th because of the unstable weather. It was still blowing hard and was...

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Hopes for the future

County leaders work toward good things to come in new decade The dawn of a new decade has local political leaders looking forward to a bright future. The past year was filled with opportunities all across Pictou County, according to the area’s municipal leaders. It was highlighted by the development of the Pictou County Regional...

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Bye-bye 2019: Welcome to a new decade!

To quote Charles Dickens: It was the best of times, it was the worst of times … The last year has seen trials and tribulations, victories and defeats, highs and lows. There was an increased awareness of environmentalism, less certainty about the future, a federal election, a year since the legalization of cannabis … all...

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It was a time of change in 1959

Ever since my life and newspaper career went into extra innings, I’ve been uncovering reasons to be nostalgic. I’m sure you know the stuff I mean — anniversaries, milestones and long-lasting memories of journeys travelled. Well, I’ve got another. It was a cold December day 60 calendars ago, the time of year when Christmas trees...

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