Scotsburn student wins prize for Pictou County essay contest
Pictou County warming up for annual SuperWalk
A lifetime connection: Stewarts have been involved with Camp Connect for 18 years
A Musical Evening coming to Truro and New Glasgow
Health boards to host information session on Wellness Funds
Pictou Motorcycle Show and Shine successfully raises money for Wounded Warriors
Sara Connors SPECIAL TO THE NEWS PICTOU, N.S. – The scorching summer heat didn’t stop hundreds of people from attending the second annual Pictou Motorcycle Show and Shine last weekend. More than 100 motorcycles were registered ...
Be bear aware: Interaction with humans will continue to increase, says Pictou County councillor
District 7 Coun. David Parker is cautioning Pictou County residents that black bears are here to stay and their interactions with the public will continue to increase. “Bear numbers in Pictou County have quickly increased, likely caused by ...
Wellness Fund applications now available in Pictou County
NEW GLASGOW, N.S. – Wellness Fund applications are now available to community groups to support projects that aim to help people in Pictou County lead more healthy lives. These funds are distributed by the local community health boards, ...
George Canyon to run for Conservatives in Central Nova
Country Music star George Canyon will be stepping in to run as the Conservative Candidate for Central Nova. The announcement was made early Wednesday morning, Aug. 21. Canyon, who grew up in Foxbrook, will fill the vacancy left by Roger MacKay ...
Feds, province go halves on $394 million for affordable housing in Nova Scotia
Theresa Bushell hopes a new $394 million funding agreement for affordable housing will help ease the waiting list of people looking for a place to live. Bushell is a tenant relations co-ordinator with the Western Regional Housing Authority and was ...
Pictou County woman wins over $500K from Chase the Ace, calls boss to submit resignation
TRENTON, N.S. – It was a Sunday, but her news couldn’t wait until Monday. So, Darlene Dewtie called her boss to give her two-week’s notice that she’s retiring from Sobeys. Fate – or chance – has dealt her a good ...
Issues with ferry between Nova Scotia and P.E.I. resolved
WOOD ISLANDS, P.E.I. — Both ferries are back in operation ferrying people between Caribou, N.S. and Wood Islands P.E.I. An electrical issue sidelined the M.V. confederation from Sunday, Aug. 18 through Tuesday, Aug. 20. The ferry is expected ...
Old fire engine #1 returns home to Westville
WESTVILLE, N.S. – At any fire station in the area, it’s always a jubilant time when a new fire engine arrives. Many months, sometimes years of planning and fundraising goes into such an event. In Westville on Aug. 12 it wasn't the ...
Fire claims one life in Pictou County
The body of one person was found in a house that burned in Willowdale, Pictou County, on Friday evening. Highway 347 in Willowdale was closed for several hours as the East River St. Mary’s Volunteer Fire Department battled the blaze. The ...
New Glasgow Boston Pizza to re-open Aug. 19
Boston Pizza is reopening in New Glasgow. According to a press release from the restaurant chain’s PR firm, the company’s New Glasgow location will be re-opening on Aug. 19. The restaurant, which is located in Highland Square ...