Sensory-friendly shopping provided at Sobeys stores

PICTOU — Something unusual happened on Sunday at the Sobeys store in Pictou. Lights were dimmed, background music was silenced and anything else that normally makes a noise went quiet. It followed a decision by the company to partner with Autism Nova Scotia to introduce sensory-friendly shopping to all its grocery stores in Pictou County and throughout the...

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A mail plane, a wedding and catalog deliveries …

I was very fortunate recently to have met with and discuss past memories of Pictou Island with Don MacNeil from Little Harbour. During 1946–1951, Don MacNeil and Colin Cantley flew the Pictou Island mail delivery. They operated their own two planes from Trenton airport for this service. One plane was a two seater powered by...

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Supplying success

After clothes, shoes, a fresh hair cut, lunch food and everything else school supplies can end up costing more than some people have. Luckily, in the true Pictou County spirit, there are a few organizations and individuals collecting school supplies for those who might need a little help in that department. Megan Hartling is in...

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The 12 scams of Christmas: BBB presents the most popular scams to make Santa’s naughty list this holiday season

With Christmas around the corner, The Better Business Bureau is notifying consumers on the most popular scams around this time. The spirit of Christmas usually brings out the joy of giving for most people, but for scammers the holidays are a time of taking. Buying gifts and donating to charities presents countless opportunities for scrooges...

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Free metered parking in downtown

NEW GLASGOW – Shoppers can feel free – literally – to park downtown beginning December 1. The Town of New Glasgow has announced here will be no charge for the parking meters throughout downtown for the month of December and that any funds voluntarily given through the meters will be designated to the Pictou County...

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