Pride flag-raising at Market Square

PICTOU – The Town of Pictou hosted its second annual Pride Flag Raising Ceremony at Market Square on July 9and drew more than 40 people. Mayor Jim Ryan called an “important event supporting equal rights and opportunities for members of the LGBTQ+ community while recognizing the importance of inclusion and peace for everyone in our...

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Raising the flag a shared honour

MOUNT WILLIAM — There was a sense of unity, honour and recognition in the air as the Grand Council Flag of the Mi’kmaq Nation climbed skyward on the flag pole outside of the Pictou County Wellness Centre last week. That feeling of togetherness issued forth from the remarks made prior to the flag raising in...

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Healing waters

PICTOU LANDING – The full moon has provided an opportunity to cleanse the polluted waters around Boat Harbour. A number of women from Pictou Landing First Nation  gathered on Monday to perform a water ceremony. “It’s a cleansing of the spirit and rejuvenation with the full moon,” explains Tonya Francis, who organized the ceremony. “I...

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