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Life in Pictou County

To coincide with the municipalities of Pictou County’s campaign to send post cards to MoneySense, The News would like to hear what you like about life in Pictou County. Is it the beaches, the businesses, the people?  Whatever the case, we want to hear.

For more info on New Glasgow's campaign click here.

Geographic location: Pictou County, New Glasgow

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  • Former resident
    January 24, 2013 - 02:33

    The. Criteria for the annual ratings is included on Moneysense magazines web page. What role will postcards and pictures play in meeting that criteria? Also, the ratings apply to towns with a population over 10,000. How did New Glasgow get into the ratings?? Read the criteria: http://www.moneysense.ca/2012/03/20/canadas-best-places-to-live-methodology-2012

  • B
    January 20, 2013 - 07:04

    Your post card reads work meets life ....... Ha not in Trenton it doesn't .... Work meets out west so you can live your life paying outrageous taxes in Trenton. You move back to your home province after being out west for a few years and realize it was the worst financial mistake you ever made because of income tax etc.etc. So hi ho hi ho it's back out west we go !!!

  • Sigh
    January 19, 2013 - 13:35

    Let me point out the huge weakness in this idea. Unless these postcards are vetted prior to sending them to MoneySense (if they are vetted than it's censorship),I'm going to submit one with the following Pictou County statistic: "Come for some of the highest domestic violence rates in Nova Scotia (tied with Halifax for issuance of protective orders), stay for the highest HIV rates in the province as well. (3 of the 5 hot spots in NS are in Pictou County)."

  • postcards are not the answer
    January 18, 2013 - 16:04

    I love that it takes 6 mayors to "run" 6 comunnities of less than 5, 000 people each.

  • Sir Big Wallet
    January 18, 2013 - 11:38

    I like the classy, independent ladies the most.

  • Barney
    January 18, 2013 - 11:11

    We have not had any growth since 1972 when Michelin moved in. We have not tried to attract any more business since then I believe the county is happy with current status. The problem lies in the fact we have lost business such as Trenton works, Maritime Steel, and more. We have tried to replace them with tax dollars but for every ten jobs we lost we replace with one. There is many people still unemployed or travelling out west for work. The towns cant get together to attract more business because they are all fighting for local business from each other. I believe we have been spoiled by likes of Michelin, Pulp Mill, Sobeys, and N.S. Power Plant so the towns are content and as long as we are content we will not grow like all the other towns around us. Just my thoughts!