County rejected for rural internet funding

The Municipality of the County of Pictou has called upon other local municipalities for letters of support after the county lost funding for its current rural internet project from Develop Nova Scotia. According to Warden Robert Parker and a press release sent out by the county, the MoPC initially had funding for the project awarded...

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MoPC disappointed it was denied gov’t funding for rural internet

The Municipality of Pictou County will not be getting the provincial funding for its high speed internet work it said was promised. MoPC has been developing a high-speed internet network for the past three years that will deliver high quality and affordable internet service to our residents. “It essential for the rural areas of Pictou...

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New name to be added to Sunny Brae memorial

Another name is being added to those already listed at the Sunny Brae Veterans Memorial. Second World War veteran John Sutherland will be honoured on November 11 at the annual Remembrance Day service that will start at 2 p.m. at the memorial. Sutherland was born in Sunny Brae on March 5, 1920. His parents were...

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Pictou County ushers in new era of rural broadband

PICTOU – Today marks a historic moment for the Municipality of Pictou County as it moves forward on a project that will bring fast and affordable high-speed internet to the community. In partnership with Nova Communications, a division of ROCK Networks, and a consortium of best-in-class partners, Nokia, Plexus, WesTower, i-Valley, and NCS, the Municipality...

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County councillors request meeting with province to discuss Northern Pulp’s proposed effluent treatment facility

PICTOU  –  The Municipality of Pictou County has requested a meeting with the province in hopes of learning new information about the pulp mill’s proposed effluent treatment facility. District 3 Coun. Darla MacKeil put a motion forward Monday during the property services meeting to invite ministers from the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure, Department of...

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Ex-cellent Ex

PICTOU — It was a special time for the Pictou-North Colchester Exhibition. The 2018 edition wrapped up on Sunday with large crowds daily for the event since it opened last Wednesday with 4-H Day. Touring the new 4-H Legends Building, viewing the 4-H exhibits and enjoying the refreshments offered by volunteers in the kitchen was...

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Highway twinning at last

SUTHERLAND’S RIVER — A long-sought twinning of Highway 104 from Sutherland’s River to Antigonish will become a reality. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on Tuesday $90 million in federal funding toward the estimated $195 cost to extend the highway’s four lanes the 38 kilometres between Sutherland’s River and Antigonish. Design work will start next week,...

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County backs Trenton Park

TRENTON — The Hemlock Group has officially seen five of the six local municipalities pledge money to the group that is working on the restoration of Trenton Park as a regional asset. The Municipality of Pictou County Council announced during its budget to give the $45,000 over three years to help with renovating the park...

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Local partnerships lauded by Chamber speaker

NEW GLASGOW — There are opportunities for local businesses to share in the growing export market being developed in Nova Scotia, Laurel Broten says. The president and CEO of Nova Scotia Business Inc, (NSBI) was guest speaker at a luncheon Monday hosted at Summer Street by the Pictou County Chamber of Commerce. Broten has been...

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REJUVENATION for Green Hill group

Who doesn’t have a fond memory that involves spending time at the Green Hill Provincial Park? Can you recall enjoying a summer picnic there as a child? Perhaps on a romantic date, parked atop the summit overlooking the west area of Pictou County? Maybe it was on a nature hike with a group of friends?...

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