Removing the Pictou Landmark Airplane

Recently the military airplane landmark that was located in Veteran's Memorial Park in Pictou was dismantled and moved as part of the construction work for the new roundabout in Pictou. Below is some video footage of the process thanks to Pictou Advocate.

Removing the Pictou Landmark Airplane

"The memorial airplane that has marked the entrance to Pictou since the early 2000s was removed August 25, 2016 in order to make way for construction and a re-configuring of the area. over the course of a day after preparation by cutting bolts and properly harnessing the aircraft, it was finally lifted from its pedestal. The wings will be removed next before storage." [source: PictouAdvocate.com]

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Photos of Westville

We recently started a Pinterest board where people can contribute and encourage others to share photos of Westville Nova Scotia. So if you are looking for photos of Westville then you will want to check out our pin board on Pinterest.

Photos of Westville Nova Scotia

The Westville pin board contains scans of photos we have scanned or taken as well as many others that we have come across on the Internet [if you or someone you know have photos that you would like to share, then we would be more then happy to hear from you].

Follow Westville Pictou County Photos on Pinterest.

Above is a dynamic sample of some of the latest additions (using an app that updates the photos when more are available), simply click on a thumb nail of any image below and it will open up a new window with a larger image, comments and link to source etc.

If you use Pinterest then consider …
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Stellarton

Stellarton has a rich history in coal mining and the hometown of Sobey's, a Canadian Grocery icon.  

Stellarton, Nova Scotia

What we now know as Stellarton, was first settled by some families from the Ship Hector in 1774. A few years later coal was discovered and led to the development of the first pit that became known as the MacGregor Seam.

The War of 1812 increased the demand for coal and the area became known as Coal Mines Station, that was later changed Albion Mines until 1870. The town was then renamed to Stellarton after a type of torbanite known as "stellarite" that sparkles when burned. Coal mining remained the main industry in Stellarton until oil started to replace coal in the 1950's. These days there is only one active open pit coal mine, operated by Pioneer Coal.

The Museum of Industry  contains hundreds of artifacts rela…

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Follow @PictouCounty_NS on Twitter

Follow us for Pictou County tweets Twitter is an online social media information network that allows users to send and read short messages (with images, videos, links etc.) called "tweets". Twitter is a great way of sharing news, photos and information, so Follow @PictouCounty_NS for all the latest news, info and photos about Pictou County. Below are some of our latest Pictou County tweets and re-tweets. Tweets by @PictouCounty_NS //
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Where to Stay in Pictou County

Are you traveling in and around Pictou County and wondering where all the Pictou County accommodations are? Well we have you covered and can help you find great places to stay when visiting Pictou County.  You will find a wide range of accommodations from small and more personal Bed & Breakfasts to the larger more corporate style hotels.

Below is a dynamic list of accommodations 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 list allow you to browse more listings of Bed & Breakfasts, and motels (and the listings in map above should also change when the listings on the page change) or you can also use interactive map above to see where the accommodations are located. Either refresh the page or use the links at the bottom and you wil…

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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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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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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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