Pints & Politics picks up steam in Pictou and Trenton

By Debbi Harvie and Heather Brimicombe PICTOU – Fat Tony’s was bursting at the seams Wednesday night as Pictou residents came out to listen to candidates running in the October 15 municipal elections. The Pints & Politics event was one of seven conducted in each municipality throughout the county in advance of online voting beginning...

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Second Pints & Politics garners more support in New Glasgow, less in Westville

By Debbi Harvie and Aaron Cameron Shared services, infrastructure, seniors, youth retention, jobs and economic development were key areas candidates in the New Glasgow municipal election spoke about Tuesday night at Glasgow Square. Sixteen individuals running as councillors could have attended, instead, four from Ward 1 attended, three from Ward 2, and all six from...

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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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Low turnout for political forums

By Heather Brimicombe and Aaron Cameron The Town of Stellarton showed a lack of civic pride Monday evening at the Pulse Pictou County Pints and Politics session with only five citizens and five of the 10 candidates attending. A total of about 12 people, five citizens, five candidates and two Pulse members, attended the session...

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Pints & Politics continues

(EDITOR’S note: The venue for the Trenton session has changed from the Trenton fire hall, which is listed in this story, to the Trenton Legion.) Interested in municipal politics? Make plans to attend the first session of Pulse Pictou County’s Pints & Politics which starts starts tonight! The Stellarton Legion will be the venue for...

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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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PULSE PC to host candidates’ forums

Let’s talk pints and politics. PULSE Pictou County is hosting a Pints and Politics candidates’ forum in each community leading up to the municipal elections on October 15. Last year when the federal election took place, PULSE Pictou County hosted a candidates’ forum. “With the federal election there were only five candidates running for the...

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MP talks local issues at meeting

NEW GLASGOW – Healthcare, highway twinning and small businesses were the focus of a discussion that took place Monday night at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. MP Sean Fraser hosted a Town Hall Community Consultation Session to get a feel for the issues constituents in Central Nova and in particular, Pictou County are experiencing. The...

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