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VIC opens

Destination Eastern and Northumberland Shores (DEANS) have opened the Rest Area VIC back up at the Westville Location. Opened yesterday, June 29, it will be staffed by summer  students Haylee Hodgson, Kenyon Greene and Reese Richards as travel counsellors, as well as Maddie MacIntyre who will be working as the French travel ambassador. They will...

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Stationmaster staying positive for summer at the Train Station Inn

TATAMAGOUCHE – Jimmie LeFresne is a positive man, so keeping the Train Station Inn closed this summer during the coronavirus pandemic wasn’t going to be an option. He thought about it, and discussed it with his staff, but in the end, he knew he would be open for business one way or another. “I was...

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DEANS optimistic about tourism

The tourism industry is taking a beating with the COVID-19 pandemic, said Cindy MacKinnon, managing director for Destination Eastern and Northumberland Shores. With events both large and smaller being cancelled across the region, she said she expects it will be a “tough summer.” MacKinnon gave a presentation on tourism in 2019 to Stellarton Council recently....

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Provincial Visitor Information Centres to close until further notice

The latest in a long list of public places that are closing given the concern of COVID-19 and recent guidance from public health officials, visitor information centres that are open year-round at Amherst and Halifax Stanfield International Airport will be closed effective Tuesday, March 17, until further notice. As an additional precaution, Tourism Nova Scotia...

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FONS asks for more time for public comments

HALIFAX — On behalf of the Friends of the Northumberland Strait, Ecojustice has asked Minister of Environment Gordon Wilson to give the public more time to review Northern Pulp’s Focus Report, which was released on October 3 and contains more than 2,500 pages of complex information. The Focus Report was required by Nova Scotia Environment,...

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Here from the high seas

A cruise ship has been docked in the Pictou Harbour since last evening with passengers getting a taste of Pictou County during their stay. (Brimicombe photo)...

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Volunteers step up to keep local tourism centres open longer into the year

PICTOU — A volunteer opportunity that largely involves listening and talking to visitors awaits people at the local visitor information centre. Destination Eastern and Northumberland Shores, in partnership with the Municipality of Pictou County, held a lunch and learn session recently for about 20 people interested in learning more about volunteering with local tourism. It...

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Promoting four seasons of flavours in Nova Scotia

From apples to wild blueberries, dairy to wine, and beef to seafood, Atlantic Canada’s food and beverage sector is an important contributor to the economy, generating more than $6.6 billion in revenues each year while feeding people worldwide. It is also a growing segment of Canada’s tourism sector, which creates good jobs for middle class...

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Positive start to year for Pictou

PICTOU – Mayor Jim Ryan says he hopes the prospects for two developments in Pictou will help the town and surrounding region. Ryan was commenting on the sale of the former golf club on Beeches Road and a recent Canadian Living magazine survey that listed Pictou as one of 22 towns to visit. “The Town...

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Ship Hector Society looking to make waves in Nova Scotia tourism

Rejuvenation of Hector Heritage Quay Site to increase visitor traffic The new year is full of promise for the Ship Hector Society. The Government of Canada, the Province of Nova Scotia and the Town of Pictou are helping the Ship Hector Society develop an interpretive and operational plan to rejuvenate the Hector Heritage Quay site...

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