MP Sean Fraser gets new responsibilities

Central Nova MP Sean Fraser has some new Parliamentary duties. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced a new team of parliamentary secretaries and Fraser is on that list.. Fraser has been named Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Middle Class Prosperity and Associate Minister of Finance. Parliamentary...

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Fraser taking time off for personal matters

Local MP Sean Fraser shared a heartbreaking sentiment to his political Facebook page yesterday shortly after noon sharing that he would be taking some time off from official duties for personal matters. The message posted is below: Dear friends, I am sad to share some heartbreaking news on behalf of my family. In the early...

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Al Muir sees People’s Party growth ahead

Now that the federal election is over, Al Muir is concentrating on what comes next. The People’s Party of Canada candidate for Central Nova said the party is still young and he believes they were misrepresented during the campaign, which he thinks held them back. “We’ve got nothing but growth ahead of us. It’s that...

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Green’s increased presence buoys Barry Randle

The Green Party saw their support nearly double in Central Nova this election from 2015 numbers. Barry Randle received close to eight percent of the vote compared to about four percent in the last federal race. Randle was feeling happy with the strides the party made locally and nationally Monday night as he watched the...

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Canyon doffs hat to competitors

It’s not the first time George Canyon has come in second place and, as he stated Monday evening after receiving news that he did not win the Central Nova riding in the federal election, the last time didn’t end up so bad. Set up at The Spot in downtown New Glasgow, Canyon’s Conservative supporters watched...

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Central Nova debate draws hundreds

STELLARTON – More than 400 people attended the Central Nova federal candidates’ debate on Thursday at the Nova Scotia Community College’s Pictou campus. The audience fulfilled a request by moderators to withhold comments or clapping during the debate. However, those attending ended the event with a standing ovation to reflect its approval for the format...

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Antigonish Farmers Market expands

The Antigonish Farmers’ Market is expanding to a year-round attraction with more vendors and new offerings to help grow the agri-food sector, while enhancing the market experience for locals and visitors alike. The Farmers’ Market is expanding with a new building large enough to accommodate more vendors and increase its overall capacity to meet growing...

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$100 million announced for Boat Harbour clean up

PICTOU LANDING – The governments of Canada and Nova Scotia recognize that strategic investments in green infrastructure play a key role in supporting dynamic, healthy communities while creating good jobs that help grow the middle class. Today, Sean Fraser, Member of Parliament for Central Nova, on behalf of Bernadette Jordan, minister of Rural Economic Development, and Randy...

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MP Fraser confirms gas tax fund totals

PICTOU – Local municipalities will receive nearly $4 million in extra, one-time federal gas tax revenues. Central Nova MP Sean Fraser confirmed the total amount of $3.8 million and what individual municipalities in the riding will receive during an announcement on Friday at the Municipality of Pictou County office. One-time top up in the federal budget...

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Maple Cedar supporting Viola’s Place

One of Pictou’s newest restaurants is supporting Pictou County’s newest homeless shelter. Maple Cedar Restaurant  on East River Road New Glasgow, owned by Fred and Patricia Haddad, have generously offered to donate 15 per cent of their profits from today, Sept. 18 to Saturday Sept. 23, to Viola’s Place Society. Local celebrities/politicians will be showing...

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