Past and future …

We’re now more than a week into 2018 and local political leaders are weighing in on what the past year has brought. They are also sharing their views on what they hope for this year … Sean Fraser Member of Parliament for Central Nova As Canada 150 draws to a close, it is an appropriate...

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Canada 150 scores big

By any measure — and despite some adversity — Canada 150 celebrations in Pictou County and elsewhere hit many right notes. Residents and visitors thronged to the Tall Ships over the weekend in Pictou, New Glasgow and Westville hosted annual pre-Canada Day and Canada Day events and a Canada 150 baby boy was born at...

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Pictou connection to Bluenose II

(EDITOR’S NOTE: This story has been modified from the original post to correct the spelling of Bart Shea) Despite his North-Atlantic tan, Bart Shea of Pictou wasn’t always a seafaring man. That changed last year when, at the suggestion of his father Vern, he applied for, and was accepted as a deckhand aboard the Bluenose...

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Bluenose II in dock

The majestic Bluenose II sailed into Pictou Harbour earlier today, docking at Pier C around 10 a.m. It is one of five tall ships local residents can visit today through Sunday as part of Rendezvous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta and to help Pictou County celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday. There are 40 ships in the regatta...

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Community spirit for Tall Ships

The winds of goodwill blew through Pictou today (Thursday) as some of the tall ships scheduled to arrive for Canada Day came to port earlier than anticipated. Five tall ships will be in port until Sunday, July 2, as part of the Rendez-vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta and to help Pictou County celebrate Canada’s 150th...

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Tall ships sailing into Pictou Harbour

Some new arrivals to Pictou County on Canada Day weekend will be heralded with much fanfare. They will be grand and graceful and are expected to draw a large crowd. Tall ships are sailing into Pictou Harbour to help local residents celebrate Canada’s 150th in style! The deCoste Performing Arts Centre is organizing the Tall...

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