Canada Day festivities cancelled

Many people are expressing sadness at the cancellation of Westville’s Canada Day activities. The organizing committee announced via Facebook that the event for 2020 was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the uncertainty surrounding it. “Even with the seemingly improving COVID-19 situation in Nova Scotia and the rest of the Maritimes, it has become...

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Local groups receive gov’t grants to improve accessibility

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pictou County is among several groups across the county and province to receive provincial government grant money to improve accessibility. Community groups and municipalities across the province are investing in capital improvements to improve accessibility at community and municipal facilities. Municipal Affairs Minister Chuck Porter, on behalf of Communities, Culture...

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Local projects receive gov’t funding

Several local projects will receive funding through the Recreation Facility Development Program. Pictou County Trails Association will receive $41,500 for Phase 4 of the Jitney Trail Construction, Part of TCT. The Town of Stellarton will get $12,000 for ball field upgrades and the Town of Westville will get $17,500 for a pump track. All of...

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