MacKay announces bid for Conservative party leadership

Former Central Nova MP Peter MacKay has made it official: He will run for the Conservative Party leadership. A native of Pictou County, MacKay made his announcement official earlier today at the Museum of Industry in Stellarton, the same place where he announced his withdrawal from politics in 2015. At that time, he wanted to...

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Building up the Pictou Island Road

The only dirt road running the length of Pictou Island prior to 1960 was just like a narrow field trail. It was mostly level with the fields and when it rained, this road would be covered with mud and water since ditches, “where dug” were not very deep. Trees lined both sides of the road...

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Houston: We have no problem

WESTVILLE — Tim Houston has the overwhelming support of voters in Pictou East. The Progressive Conservative candidate garnered nearly 75 per cent of the votes to return as its MLA to help the party gain more strength in the legislature. An enthusiastic crowd joined him during a victory celebration at the Walter Duggan school gym...

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Getting it Dunn

Pictou Centre showed its true colours Tuesday evening as incumbent MLA Pat Dunn of the Progressive Conservative Party held his seat in the riding. Dunn was pleased to welcome incumbent Pictou West and East MLAs back to the legislature with him as well. “I’m really pleased that all three of us from Pictou County are...

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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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Meet the candidates of Pictou Centre …

It’s election time in Nova Scotia and The Advocate gave each candidate an opportunity to touch on topics of local interest. Here are the three candidates from Pictou Centre … Jeff Davis Liberal Pictou Centre How will you/your party deal with the lack of physicians in rural areas of Nova Scotia, like Pictou County? Just...

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Meet the candidates of Pictou West …

It’s election time in Nova Scotia and The Advocate gave each candidate an opportunity to touch on topics of local interest. Here are the three candidates from Pictou West … Karla MacFarlane| Pictou West Progressive Conservative How will you/your party deal with the lack pf physicians in rural areas of Nova Scotia, like Pictou County?...

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On youth …

One of the keys to Nova Scotia’s future success is the investment in our future generations. We know that our kids need three things to keep them in our province: affordable education, jobs and modern internet/cellphone access. Under the McNeil government, we have seen a lack of attention to the future of Nova Scotia. Since...

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