How sweet it is

We arrived at the office today to find this beautiful orange guest sitting on our doorstep with a note that read: “No Tricks, just treats. You got this pumpkin because we think you’re neat. Take this pumpkin (courtesy of Sobeys) and carve something sweet!” Thanks to Pulse Pictou County for the community-spirited gesture! We’ll carve...

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Run for the Cure raises almost $30,000 locally

Trenton Park was a sea of pink and white on Sunday as a crowd gathered in solidarity. The occasion was the Canadian Cancer Society CIBC Run for the Cure which raises funds to create a future without breast cancer. Dedication, enthusiasm and energy were prevalent as participants walked or ran distances of either one kilometer...

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Inaugural Fall Festival delights crowds downtown

Following on the heels of the successful Pictou Spring Festival, organizers Kevin Pettipas and mother and daughter Sonya and Rhonda Park teamed up again to host the inaugural Fall Festival. The event closed down Water Street from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday to make way for a team of horses, 4-H animals, barbecue...

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Power continues to be restored

HALIFAX – Nova Scotia Power says as of this morning, crews have restored service to approximately 85 per cent of the more than 400,000 customers who lost power due to hurricane Dorian. “We’ve made considerable progress but there is still much work to be done,” said Karen Hutt, president and CEO of Nova Scotia Power....

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Dorian pummels county

Heather Murphy will long remember her weekend encounter with hurricane Dorian. “I thought I was going off the face of the earth,” she said, while describing the ferocious shoreline wave action in front of her home early Sunday near Waterside. Murphy volunteers at Caribou District Fire Hall, one of several fire halls that set up...

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Fall back into a healthy routine

Fall is often thought of as a “new year”. It marks the end of summer and the start of routine. It also means back to packing school lunches. (Insert parental groan). Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with lots of lunch box inspiration! Lunch Box Basics • Include a variety of foods for your child....

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Sobeys to end use of plastic bags by end of January 2020

STELLARTON – Picking up groceries will change for many local consumers by the end of January 2020. Sobeys announced on their website on Wednesday plans to remove all plastic bags from their 255 locations across Canada by that time. Canada’s second largest food retailer says the move represents an important first step in the journey...

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Inaugural Carlton’s Community Bash planned

NEW GLASGOW – Carlton’s Community Bash will be taking place August 3 in Stellarton. The legacy event honouring Carlton Munroe, former promoter and executive director of the Jubilee, who lost his battle with glioblastoma in 2017, will be held at the William M. Sobey Sports Complex. “The 2019 board of directors wanted to find a...

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Lobster Carnival ready with weekend passes

The Pictou Lobster Carnival is rolling up quickly this year. Organizers are celebrating 85 years in 2019 with some changes, the largest one being a change in presenting sponsorship. The new presenting sponsor will be the Fisherman of the Northumberland Strait. Kent Corbett, a long-time Lobster Carnival volunteer, says this change is very fitting. “The...

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Relay for Life hosting kick-off party

NEW GLASGOW — Pictou County Relay for Life is getting ready for this year’s event, first with a team kick-off party. The event will be held Saturday at Summer Street Industries from 2 to 4 p.m. with live music featuring Hangman. “We wanted a way to show the teams that the committee is committed to...

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