Strawberry growers say season later than normal

Strawberry growers say season later than normal

Updated on July 06, 2015 - Strawberry season is late this year, but it will soon be in full swing say local growers. Margaret Minney, who along with her husband run a U-Pick in River John said they’ll be opening their rows for customers on Wednesday.

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Things that go boom

Updated on July 06, 2015 - Inside the bouncy castle, they’re working up a sweat. Kids with curls pasted to their foreheads in the 24 C Sunday heat, many...

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Canada - World

Canada - World

Sports

Local results from provincial track and field championship

Updated on July 06, 2015 - STELLARTON – Pictou County Athletics won 91 medals at the 2015 Athletics Nova Scotia Provincial Championships hosted by the club at the Pioneer Coal Athletics facility this past weekend, to win the provincial banner for the second year in a row..

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Running for the lobster 

Updated on July 05, 2015 - As lobster season wrapped up in Pictou County over the weekend, 375 runners raced through Pictou for the annual Run For The Lobster...

Henderson wins third Nova Scotia title

Updated on July 05, 2015 - PUGWASH – Make that three Nova Scotia women’s amateur golf titles for Julia Henderson. And this one practically a done deal before...

Volley Day

Updated on July 03, 2015 - Twila Fraser-Hewlett hits a volley during a tennis lesson Thursday at the west side courts in New Glasgow. Kevin Adshade – The...

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Community

Summer reads and fun at the library 

Updated on July 05, 2015 - Wondering where to keep your lists of books to read? Well, now you can easily save your lists to your library account with an improved online service..

The Red Cow Fly

Updated on July 03, 2015 - I was in Newfoundland last week to attend the Outdoor Writers of Canada convention. The  association is made up of...

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Business

Municipal upgrades could help struggling Pictou county business area

Updated on June 30, 2015 - PICTOU COUNTY – In the late 1990s business owners along the Trans-Canada Highway were concerned that potential plans to re-route the highway alongside the Salt Springs business area in Pictou County would result in businesses shutting down or moving....

Longtime bar owner set to retire

Updated on June 30, 2015 - After 38 years as a major player in the bar scene of Pictou County, Tom Brady is selling Wranglers (previously the Colonial Tavern)...

New business park ready for tenants

Updated on June 18, 2015 - NEW GLASGOW – From East River Road, it doesn’t look like much is happening in the new business park being jointly developed by The...

Northern Pulp given go ahead

Updated on June 25, 2015 - The Department of Environment issued a letter of authorization to Northern Pulp today, June 25, after an inspection of the mill's...

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Opinion

Premiers have their work cut out

Updated on June 28, 2015 - The challenges facing Pictou County in coming years mirror the picture across the Atlantic region. It’s about having sufficient jobs for people along with fighting the trend of shrinking population..

Light on how far we’ve come

Updated on June 26, 2015 - Talk about attaining renewable energy goals and they sound daunting – can we ever reach them and get beyond reliance on...

Never dismiss the consequences

Updated on June 25, 2015 - How the mighty have fallen. That’s the way some might view the delivery of a jail sentence to a former member of Parliament. It...

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Arts & Life

A mountain of music

Updated on June 26, 2015 - THORBURN – Don Swallow got the idea to build an outdoor concert venue in Thorburn from watching his nephew play the drums..

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