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Two youth facing charges following altercation at Antigonish school

ANTIGONISH – Two students are facing charges following an altercation at a school here. At 10:46 a.m. today, Antigonish District RCMP responded to a call of an altercation between two youth and another youth at a school in Antigonish. The victim, a male, was assaulted by two other males and the victim sustained minor injuries....

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Local impact mixed from “Grand Slam”

PICTOU — Some local businesses saw benefits from the recent Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Holiday Inn Express manager Alayna Munroe welcomed the event, which filled the hotel near the Wellness Centre. “It’s great to showcase Pictou County — we could have it every year,” she said. “The more...

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Stakeholders re-iterate: ‘No pipe’ in the Strait

PICTOU — Four major stakeholders voiced their opposition to Northern Pulp’s effluent pipe proposal during a media conference on Tuesday at the deCoste Performing Arts Centre. The Town of Pictou, Pictou Landing First Nation, the Fishermen’s Working Group representing 3,000 fishermen from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and P.E.I., and Friends of the Northumberland Strait (FONS)...

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Y gives Peace a chance

Awards and testimonials on Monday highlighted the annual Y Peace breakfast in the Pictou County Wellness Centre’s community room. The breakfast helped launch Y Peace Week which this year is being observed from November 16 to 23. The YMCA of Pictou County hosted the breakfast and conducted proceedings that also included an address by special...

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Stakeholders discussing Northern Pulp Focus Report

The four major stakeholders are currently speaking jointly to the media at the deCoste Performing Arts Centre about the Northern Pulp Focus Report. This is the first time any of the groups have spoken to media since the public comment period on Northern Pulp’s Focus Report closed on November 8.  From left: Pictou Mayor Jim...

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IGNITE Northern tenants win $75,000 in Spark Innovation Challenge

STELLARTON – Two tenants from Ignite Labs Inc. (IGNITE) have won a collective total of $75,000 in the Spark Innovation Challenge. This challenge is focused on supporting startups in rural communities across Nova Scotia who are doing amazing things but aren’t always noticed. Green Oil Solutions, a sustainable innovation company based in Pictou County, has...

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Peace Medal breakfast

Guest speaker Dr. Robin Neustaeter, left, was welcomed by volunteer Sarah Santos at the YMCA Peace Medal Breakfast earlier this morning at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Neustaeter, who is currently an assistant professor in adult education at St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, teaches at the Coady International Institute. The annual breakfast was provided by...

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RCMP investigates fatal single vehicle collision

UPPER BROOKSIDE – Nova Scotia RCMP is investigating a fatal single vehicle collision that happened this morning in Upper Brookside, Colchester County. Police responded to the collision at approximately 9 a.m. A truck carrying two adults had left Hwy 104, entered the ditch and collided with a tree. The occupants, a 70-year-old woman and an...

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Jacobs men’s Tier I Grand Slam curling winner

It was a battle of the Brads on Sunday at the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling, and Team Brad Jacobs emerged the winner. Team Jacobs from Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. defeated Team Brad Gushue from St. John’s, N.L. 6-4 on Sunday to capture the men’s Tier I title before a near-capacity crowd at the Pictou...

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Gushue,Jacobs, Einarson, Roth Grand Slam finalists

Team Brad Gushue and Team Brad Jacobs are men’s finalists at the Pinty’s Grand slam of Curling today at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. They will contest the men’s Tier I championship at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday. Gushue’s team from St. John’s,N.L. continued its unbeaten string at the event by advancing to the final with...

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