Time to ‘win with Tim’

Sunday was a big day for Tim Houston, Pictou East MLA, as he officially announced his candidacy for the Progressive Conservative Party leadership of Nova Scotia. The lyrics, “Put me in coach” from the song Centerfield played as Houston and his family made their way on stage to an at-capacity crowd at Glasgow Square to...

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Trump casts giant shadow

Pictou County is not immune to changes in our world order. Donald Trump’s election to the U.S. presidency is an example of that. If policies he espoused while winning the Republican Party’s nomination and becoming president-elect this month are realized, he will send civilization back decades on matters of democracy, ecology, energy, human rights, immigration,...

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Cam Beaton has his say …

There are 14 Pictou County residents running for mayor  in the 2016 municipal election: three new faces each in Pictou and Trenton, four new people are offering in New Glasgow, Stellarton’s incumbent mayor is facing off against one  newcomer and in Westville, the incumbent mayor  has two challengers. In the lead up to the election,...

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Seek change, but show up

If the large number of candidates running in the 2016 municipal election is anything to go by, it’s shaping up to be one heck of an election! Virtually every street corner boasts an abundance of election signs. The seemingly renewed interest in municipal politics comes on the heels of the failed attempt to reach a...

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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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Sports prepared Peter for politics

Don’t mix politics with sports. That wise piece of advice was given to me by an old sportswriter when I first entered the newspaper profession. Many times since then, that sound guidance helped to keep me within the boundaries of the athletic world when I really felt like blasting a particular politician or a controversial...

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Trudeaumania – again

NEW GLASGOW – More than 2,000 people experienced the renaissance of Trudeaumania on Tuesday at Glasgow Square. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wowed the crowd as it crushed around him and Central Nova MP Sean Fraser for greetings and the ever-growing phenomenon of cellphone selfies that Trudeau has always welcomed since he entered politics. Trudeau arrived...

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