Thompson seeking re-election in District 11

PLYMOUTH — Life-long Plymouth resident and councillor Andy Thompson is seeking another term on County Council as improvements in District 11 continue. “Our communities deserve the investments they’ve received and community volunteers are the key to making our communities better places to live work and play,” Thompson says. He notes that together with volunteers, he...

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Local business breaks ground for expansion

Aqua Production Systems of Plymouth has begun the demolition of what was a Kwik Way service station and garage in Union Centre, to make way for a new business office and corporate headquarters. After launching into the aquaculture sector eight years ago, Aqua Production Systems has seen substantial growth here in Atlantic Canada, while also...

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Community shows its strength

NOTE: This article was originally published on the 25th anniversary of the Westray Mine disaster. We are republishing it today in recognition of the 28th anniversary … When there is crisis or need, Pictou County really comes together. This was evidenced on May 9, 1992 when 26 miners perished in the Westray coal mine in...

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First responder answers the call

NOTE: This article was originally published on the 25th anniversary of the Westray Mine disaster. We are republishing it today in recognition of the 28th anniversary … Doug Dort has seen more tragedy and heartache than he could ever recall. As a fire fighter and an emergency medical technician of 46 years, it is a...

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Lasting impressions …

NOTE: This article was originally published on the 25th anniversary of the Westray Mine disaster. We are republishing it today in recognition of the 28th anniversary … The image of a red Ford Tempo, four door, riddled with what resembled bullet holes sticks out in Bill Muirhead’s mind. Like a vague whisper of a dream...

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From darkness to light….

NOTE: This article was originally published on the 25th anniversary of the Westray Mine disaster. We are republishing it today in recognition of the 28th anniversary … Allan Doyle had no idea when he went to work the back shift on May 8, 1992 the devastating loss he would suffer that night. He lost his...

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UPDATE: Missing Person: Help the RCMP find Remy MacQuarrie-Hurley

UPDATE: She has been found. PLYMOUTH – Pictou County RCMP is asking for assistance from the public to locate 17-year-old Remy MacQuarrie-Hurley. MacQuarry-Hurley was last seen on January 8. MacQuarrie-Hurley was wearing a blue winter hat, a camouflage jacket, black pants with white stripes and work boots. MacQuarrie-Hurley is described as white, 5-foot-2 and 110 pounds. She has...

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Leonard Thompson’s No. 39 retired

STELLARTON — It was a rare opportunity last Thursday to honour an accomplished athlete and employee when Leonard Thompson’s No. 39 was officially retired at Proudfoot’s Home Hardware Building Centre in Stellarton. The number signifies the 39 years he worked with the building centre’s locations in New Glasgow and Pictou before his last years at...

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Residents learn about solar power

PLYMOUTH — Residents received a short course on how to apply for solar panel installation through a novel provincial program. Plymouth resident Andy Thompson, who represents District 11 on Pictou County Municipal Council, outlined the success of the centre in successfully applying to the Solar Electricity for Community Buildings Pilot Program. The result was 72...

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Solar power transforming Plymouth Community Centre

PLYMOUTH – The Plymouth Community Centre is changing for the better. It may not look different from the front exterior, but the former school is already benefiting from a phalanx of 72 solar panels mounted on the rear pitch facing the sun’s track on a clear day. Robert MacKean, an electrician and renewable energy specialist who...

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