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… for experiential tourism initiative PICTOU — A new initiative is getting underway in Pictou County and its creator is seeking fishermen, sailors and recreational boaters interested in dipping their toes in the marine tourism business. “Discover the Strait brings local boat owners together on one platform to offer visitors authentic Nova Scotia experiences on […]

Laurie MacDonald, right, has been chair and captain of the Ship Hector Society for many years. His leadership and determination made the #greatbiglift possible. At the recent AGM of the Society two new co-chairs were elected, Wes Surrett, left, and Ralph Heighton, centre. Society members say: “Yes, it does take two people to do the […]

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(EDITOR’S NOTE: An email received from the Central Nova Conservative Association last night has confirmed that country music star George Canyon will be running in MacKay’s place) Conservative Party candidate Roger MacKay has stepped down from running for the Conservative Party in Central Nova. “It’s with regret today that I’m announcing I’m stepping aside as […]

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WESTVILLE – Town council has given Mayor Roger MacKay a three-month leave of absence. Council approved MacKay’s request for the leave from July 29 to October 31 at its regular meeting on Monday. MacKay asked for it in light of his candidacy in the federal election in October. He won the nomination in a four-way […]