Johnny Miles Race Weekend

Johnny Miles Race Weekend - 40th anniversary

The Johnny Miles race weekend has always been a popular event every year here in Pictou County and this years event is expected to be the largest one yet, as they celebrate the 4oth year of the original Johnny Miles marathon.

Dr. Johnny Miles Williston founded the original race in 1975 by local physician Dr. Johnny Miles Williston.

Williston named the race after legendary Nova Scotia marathoner Johnny Miles, whom he was named after. The 35th annual marathon and running event, held in 2010 contained over 2000 participating runners and continues to grow in popularity.

This years Johnny Miles race weekend is scheduled for June 20th & 21st and includes the following events:

Free Kids Run Free 5 km Non-Timed Student Challenge Johnny Walk 5 km run 10 km run Half Marathon…
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Where to Eat in Pictou County

Traveling in and around Pictou County and wondering where all the great places to eat or where all the Pictou County Restaurants are, well we have you covered. Pictou County best known for it's Seafood and Pizza offers a wide variety of restaurants and pubs.

Below is a dynamic list of restaurants located in Pictou County taken directly from our Pictou County Directory database (the list is dynamic so may change order when the page is refreshed).

Links along the bottom of the restaurant list allow you to browse more listings (and the listings in map above should also change when the listings on the page change). Either refresh the page or use the links at the bottom and you will easily get more Pictou County restaurants.

You can also use the search box located along the top right hand side of the site to help find places to east in Pictou…

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Pictou County Pirate Maps

Pictou County Pirate Map Want to create your own pirate themed Pictou County map? Then try out this fun online web mapping application that takes boring old Google maps and makes it appear like a real Canadian treasure map. Click here fore more details ... Also check out other maps of Pictou County ...

 
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Miss Miles – Mother’s Day Run

Miss Miles - Mother's Day Run The "Miss Miles - Mother's Day Run" is an all female race event organized by the Jonny Miles team. It is meant to be a fun time to celebrate the "Strength and Beauty of Women in Running", includes chocolate, flowers, jewelry , hugs and is open to women of all ages. The event will be held on May 10th starting at 9:00 am. For more details see the Jonny Miles race weekend site. Miss Miles - Mother's Day Run Race Map
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How to Search Your Family Tree

How to Search Your Family Tree

Most of us desire to know where we came from and what our family history is, especially in Pictou County where most of us have descended from families that emigrated here from Europe, but how do you search your Family Tree?

Most people tend to believe that it is too hard to do all the research needed to put their family history together, but in reality it is not very hard at all. Below are some hints and tips on researching your family history.

First, you can start by getting anything you already have together such as pictures, heirlooms, documents, diaries, or family Bibles, anything that may have bits of information to get your research started. Ask all your relatives if they have any of these or other items like old letters, postcards, or anything that identifies your relatives for your family tree. …

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1889 New Glasgow Map

This historic map of New Glasgow, Nova Scotia created and published in 1889 by Duncan D Currie provides a unique bird's eye panoramic view in an eastward direction from the North side of town.

You will also find small detail sketches of several local landmarks such as the Albion Mine and the Acadia Foundry as well as brief bird's eye sketches of surrounding towns like Stellarton, Westville, Trenton & Antigonish.

You can download a larger full size detailed map version here

 

"Maps courtesy of the Norman B Leventhal Map Center located at the Boston Public Library"

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Cold temperatures perfect for outdoor rinks

The quick drop in the temperature this week has some people jumping for joy. Proudfoot said that two inches is the ideal thickness for the outdoor rink but it can be opened if an inch and half of solid ice is in place. If the cold temperatures keep up, that means the ice could be open for business by Saturday or Sunday. He said once the ice is up and running, a schedule will be posted on its website, or at the community centre. The canteen will be open and the centre is available for rentals for special events. The public is invited to use the ice free of charge for skating and pick-up hockey events. The West Side’s annual winter carnival will also take place this Jan. 22-24. Events include a children’s dance, public skating, sledding and fireworks. On Jan. 31, the west will meet the north side for the fifth annual Jean MacLeod Proudfoot Memorial Broomball Challenge. “This year is at the north end if they get off their off their butts and get making ice over ther…
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Pictou Couonty Tim Hortons

Tim Hortons Pictou County

Tim Hortons restaurant was founded in 1964, and over the years since then Tims has become a well known Canadian icon. The first Tim Hortons restaurants only offered coffee and donuts but over the years they have changed and now  specialize in coffee, fresh baked goods and home-style breakfast and lunch options.

Tim Hortons helps support local communities by sponsoring minor hockey, youth soccer, food drives, free family skates and much more.

Pictou County residents has been fortunate enough to be well represented by Tim Hortons, so your never to far from your next Double Double ...

Information about some of the Pictou County Tim Locations listed below

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