Restoration ongoing

David Elliott has been working on restoring the top floor of the former post office on Water Street in Pictou as well as having the roof redone. The goal for his latest visit from England is to have the top floor inside the structure stripped and ready to restore with flooring and more on the...

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Merchants unite for Spring Fling

PICTOU — Downtown retailers are organizing a Downtown Pictou Spring Fling on Saturday. Water Street will be closed to vehicle traffic from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. from Market Street to Coleraine Street for the event that will feature sidewalk sales and local entertainment. The Tatamagouche Road Train is also being brought in for tours...

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Pictou building razed by fire

PICTOU — A downtown storefront lies in ruins after a fire destroyed it on Monday. Rubble was all that remained of Poppy’s variety store on Water Street on Tuesday from the nearly nine hours of battling the blaze while the store’s owner tried to determine what’s next for him and the business. Pictou resident Kevin...

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Fire in downtown Pictou

UPDATE: Members of the Pictou Fire Department are currently at the scene of a fire at Poppy’s variety store on Water Street, which continues to burn from earlier today. No other details are known yet. Several fire departments are on scene, including New Glasgow Fire Department with its ladder truck....

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Businessman feels bullied, says targeting him is unfair

A Pictou business owner feels caught in the cross fire between Northern Pulp and local fishermen. Tony Dolan, who is the owner/operator of Fat Tony’s Bar and Grill, and Marina Bar & Grill as well as a number of inns and a motel in town, is feeling the pinch after being accosted twice in a...

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D’Eons breaking ground at roundabout location

PICTOU — A local fishery supplier has begun breaking ground at its new location. Vernon D’Eon Fishing Supplies Ltd. started ground preparations for its new home on what is called ‘Lot A’ beside the Pictou Rotary. D’Eon’s general manager Lloyd D’Eon said he’s looking forward to moving into the new 50 x 100 retail outlet...

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Pictou Garden Club keeps on growing

The Pictou Garden Club is a growing success, pun intended. The club began in 1939 and next year, will mark 80 years of helping to make the community flourish with flora. “In gardening, your crop varies from good friends, good gardens, good community,” explains garden club member Beth Henderson. The Pictou Garden Club has all...

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Each project helps Pictou

Pictou is showing how sometimes, success is achieved in increments. Recent road work that is winding down for the year, ongoing efforts to secure tenants near the new roundabout and construction of a new facility to treat the town’s drinking water are among the examples. Major work to replace underground lines is completed on sections...

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Picture perfect

PICTOU — A fascination with a photo he found on the Pictou Historical Photograph Society website led Andrew Barclay to create an opportunity for five Pictou business women to show that they are the future of Pictou County. In 1915, William Munro took a photo of five business men from Pictou, staged as a shoot...

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Early morning fire damages Water Street business

UPDATED: January 25, 4  p.m. PICTOU – No one was injured in an early-morning fire that destroyed the D’Eon Fishing Supplies store in downtown Pictou. Deputy Chief Blake Sarson of the Pictou Fire Department said the fire started at about 5 a.m. and the building on Water Street was completely destroyed by the time it...

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