No Pipe open house draws a crowd

The provincial and federal environment ministers will be receiving lots of letters after a well-attended open house on Saturday organized by Friends of the Northumberland Strait. Approximately 300 people were at the No Pipe Open House throughout the afternoon, which was held at the Northumberland Fisheries Museum in Pictou and included the opportunity to sign...

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Conference brings virtual Sable Island experience to the mainland

Sable Island is a mysterious shifting sandbar that for centuries, has captured the imaginations of people near and far. “No matter where I might be, in whatever company, whenever I mention Sable Island, it’s almost guaranteed that people will ask any variation of the same three questions,” Sable Island historian Jill Martin says. “Those questions...

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Lodge Road in deplorable condition

To the Editor: “You’re fired” are the words we used to hear from now, President Trump on his celebrity TV show, The Apprentice and they are words that someone here in Pictou County desperately needs to hear. Someone’s head needs to roll for the poor condition of Lodge Road and the way it’s been left...

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New business sets up shop downtown

PICTOU – One look at the Town of Pictou, and a Cape Breton couple’s minds were changed on the direction of their business. Working out of their home, Andrew Loscher, co-owner and developer, and Louise Dixon, co-owner of Media Ladder Digital Marketing, were looking to bring their business closer to the Halifax area and its...

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Big plans in store for old buildings

A new face in the tourism industry has been welcomed to downtown Pictou and, while the name may be new, they are certainly not new to tourism. Sandy and Cathy Best have purchased the Auberge Walker Inn on Coleraine Street. And they have big plans for it and the two buildings beside the 150-year-old inn...

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Mixed response to tourist season

PICTOU – Some tourist attractions have done well and others have noticed a decline this season. The Hector Heritage Quay has done well, based on the number of bus tours that have been booked and have stopped at the quay this year. In contrast, the Northumberland Fisheries Museum has noticed fewer visitors. “It’s pretty good,...

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Ferry disruption impacting businesses

To the Editor: Tourism plays a large part to the overall economic wellbeing of Pictou County. We are fortunate to have a direct gateway to our province via the ferry service in Caribou. This gateway has allowed our local businesses to entice travelers to stop and stay a while on the North Shore. Even those...

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MacFarlane joins PEI MLA for call to action on MV Holiday Island ferry

CARIBOU – Pictou West MLA Karla MacFarlane is  calling for a greater sense of urgency about the ongoing delays with the MV Holiday Island which continue to stretch longer into the summer tourism season. She joined Belfast-Murray River MLA Darlene Compton today and jointly travelled across the Northumberland Strait on the MV Confederation, meeting with...

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Share your story at tourism trade show

STELLARTON – Local vendors are encouraged to share their story during Tourism Week. Destination Eastern and Northumberland Shores is celebrating all things tourism at their Discover Pictou County Night on June 1, 4-7 p.m., at the  Nova Scotia Museum of Industry. And they want you to be a part of it. They are inviting local...

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Help mark Tourism Week at trade show June 1

Destination Eastern and Northumberland Shores is urging the community to celebrate Tourism Week at the upcoming Discover Pictou County Night. The event, taking place June 1, will run 4-7 p.m. at  the Nova Scotia Museum of Industry, Stellarton. Tourism is everyone’s business. From tourism operators to taxi drivers to bank and gas station staff to...

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