Former councillor, McNamara, re-offering

Longtime volunteer Shawn McNamara has announced his candidacy in the upcoming municipal election as a town councillor in Pictou. “I’ve always enjoyed helping out, whether it is for the need of the people or the need of the community,” McNamara says. The father of five and grandfather of 13 has been a resident of Pictou...

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Whale of a donation …

Members of the Lobster Fishers of Area 26A presented a major donation to the Pictou Lobster Carnival. Committee chairperson Shawn McNamara, left, and media relations officer Kent Corbett, centre, received cheques totalling more than $6,000 from local fisherman Tracy MacCarthy on behalf of his fellow fishers. The following wharves collected either monetary contributions or a...

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Meeting tonight about proposed Quarry Park

The Pictou and Area Lions Club is going to give their Quarry Park proposal one more try. The group has been working to gauge interest in developing the old quarry pond area off Brown’s Point Road into an accessible public park. They have the support of a large number of community residents, but do not...

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Countdown to Lobster Carnival

PICTOU — A few changes are in store for this year’s Lobster Carnival and organizers are excited about them. Committee chair Shawn McNamara said, “There will be a large tent located on the main stage grounds – 80 x 80 — with seating area around a smaller stage, which will still be a divided family...

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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 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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NDP leader Burrill praises McNamara’s Pictou West bid

PICTOU — Nova Scotia NDP leader Gary Burrill welcomed Shawn McNamara to his mission to steer the province away from its focus on fiscal balance. Burrill was guest speaker after McNamara was officially named — to rousing applause — to contest the Pictou West constituency in the next provincial election on Sunday during a nominating...

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Candidate says thanks

To the Editor: I would like to thank the people of Pictou for believing in me and for the support that I received during my campaign. I do realize that the decision was a challenging one as the three candidates who ran for mayor worked so hard and are so dedicated to this town. I...

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Shawn McNamara 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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