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Pictou Sadist - Crime Stories
Pictou Sadist - Crime Stories
Published: 2016/07/20
Channel: Bad Day HQ
Canada Is Already A Fascist State & Pictou County The Shithole Of Canada
Canada Is Already A Fascist State & Pictou County The Shithole Of Canada
Published: 2016/04/02
Channel: Joel Sexton
I Am Pictou - Pictou Proud
I Am Pictou - Pictou Proud
Published: 2017/04/20
Channel: Pictou Proud
Pictou Waterfront
Pictou Waterfront
Published: 2016/08/08
Channel: Billy Sarnia
Bagpipes of Pictou, Nova Scotia
Bagpipes of Pictou, Nova Scotia
Published: 2014/08/08
Channel: Kathy Martinelli-Zaun
Pictou Rotary Update Part 2
Pictou Rotary Update Part 2
Published: 2016/10/01
Channel: Channel 33 with Spongie
Salt Water Cafe Pictou, Nova Scotia
Salt Water Cafe Pictou, Nova Scotia
Published: 2016/08/05
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WALKING DOWNTOWN PICTOU NOVA SCOTIA.
WALKING DOWNTOWN PICTOU NOVA SCOTIA.
Published: 2016/06/13
Channel: Billy Sarnia
Pictou party.
Pictou party.
Published: 2007/02/07
Channel: KatelynCampbell
2017 Pictou Exhibition Front Wheel Drive Demo Derby
2017 Pictou Exhibition Front Wheel Drive Demo Derby
Published: 2017/09/08
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2017 Pictou Academy Valedictory Addressed by Kevin Forbes
2017 Pictou Academy Valedictory Addressed by Kevin Forbes
Published: 2017/06/30
Channel: Amanda MacLean
Pictou County Nova Scotia
Pictou County Nova Scotia
Published: 2012/02/04
Channel: krazyken2k6
Burnout Comp Pictou Exhibition 2016 Part 1 OF 2
Burnout Comp Pictou Exhibition 2016 Part 1 OF 2
Published: 2016/09/09
Channel: Channel 33 with Spongie
Big Bad Breakfast Sharon
Big Bad Breakfast Sharon's Place Nuff Said, Pictou
Published: 2016/08/05
Channel: Channel 33 with Spongie
Welcome to Pictou, Nova Scotia - The Birthplace of New Scotland
Welcome to Pictou, Nova Scotia - The Birthplace of New Scotland
Published: 2013/03/06
Channel: The Man
Pictou County
Pictou County's Boat Harbour from 1988 documented by CBC's, Fifth Estate
Published: 2013/08/12
Channel: mountainbikecanada
Osmak
Osmak's Ocean Playground: Pictou, NS
Published: 2014/07/17
Channel: SPORTSNET
Crown Pizza Pictou, Nova Scotia Huge Pizza Sub
Crown Pizza Pictou, Nova Scotia Huge Pizza Sub
Published: 2017/01/21
Channel: Channel 33 with Spongie
Pictou airplane removal
Pictou airplane removal
Published: 2016/08/25
Channel: The Advocate
Pictou, Nova Scotia | Off the Campaign Trail
Pictou, Nova Scotia | Off the Campaign Trail
Published: 2015/09/14
Channel: The National
Dave Gunning - Prince of Pictou
Dave Gunning - Prince of Pictou
Published: 2011/04/14
Channel: djdanny ray
Pictou county fights Peter ScanlanvsDarwinMacphail
Pictou county fights Peter ScanlanvsDarwinMacphail
Published: 2014/04/05
Channel: Tyler MacRae
NSCC Pictou Campus Convocation 2017
NSCC Pictou Campus Convocation 2017
Published: 2017/06/17
Channel: NSCC - Nova Scotia Community College
RV
RV'ing in Pictou Nova Scotia Canada
Published: 2013/07/11
Channel: Distant Roads
Pictou County Scrap ( Colby Birks Vs Bradley Langley )
Pictou County Scrap ( Colby Birks Vs Bradley Langley )
Published: 2017/02/20
Channel: Pictou County Scraps
Fish and Chips at the Ceilidh Pictou County Nova.Scotia
Fish and Chips at the Ceilidh Pictou County Nova.Scotia
Published: 2016/05/07
Channel: Channel 33 with Spongie
Melmerby Beach, Pictou County, Nova Scotia
Melmerby Beach, Pictou County, Nova Scotia
Published: 2007/05/20
Channel: uprootedbluenoser
Blinkhorn Real Estate Pictou County Nova.Scotia, Home for sale
Blinkhorn Real Estate Pictou County Nova.Scotia, Home for sale
Published: 2016/05/17
Channel: Channel 33 with Spongie
Pictou County Brushless Car Wash Review
Pictou County Brushless Car Wash Review
Published: 2016/03/28
Channel: Channel 33 with Spongie
Demolition Derby 2016 Pictou Exhibition Part 2 of 2
Demolition Derby 2016 Pictou Exhibition Part 2 of 2
Published: 2016/09/09
Channel: Channel 33 with Spongie
Another drive around Pictou County 19/10/2012
Another drive around Pictou County 19/10/2012
Published: 2012/10/21
Channel: krazyken2k6
Mitchell VS Evan ( Pictou County Scraps )
Mitchell VS Evan ( Pictou County Scraps )
Published: 2017/03/12
Channel: Pictou County Scraps
Das Segelschiff "Hector" in Pictou, Nova Scotia
Das Segelschiff "Hector" in Pictou, Nova Scotia
Published: 2012/02/22
Channel: TravelWorldOnline
Pictou County Refuge
Pictou County Refuge
Published: 2015/11/17
Channel: Brad Sayeau
Catherine McIntosh, A Child
Catherine McIntosh, A Child's Grave - Haunted recording in Pictou County, NS
Published: 2015/08/15
Channel: Caretakers Paranormal Investigations - Nova Scotia
Pictou county truck pulls
Pictou county truck pulls
Published: 2016/09/11
Channel: Michelle Rafuse
Best Fish and Chip in Pictou County!
Best Fish and Chip in Pictou County!
Published: 2015/12/30
Channel: Channel 33 with Spongie
Pictou County Pizza
Pictou County Pizza
Published: 2017/08/01
Channel: AccessibleMedia
1939 Pictou & Annapolis Royal Nova Scotia
1939 Pictou & Annapolis Royal Nova Scotia
Published: 2011/11/05
Channel: ReelNostalgia
Pictou Lodge Beach Resort
Pictou Lodge Beach Resort
Published: 2013/08/21
Channel: pictouvacation
pictou hockey fight
pictou hockey fight
Published: 2009/05/09
Channel: gormock
Nova Scotia Highway 106 (Trans-Canada) - New Glasgow - Pictou - PEI Ferry
Nova Scotia Highway 106 (Trans-Canada) - New Glasgow - Pictou - PEI Ferry
Published: 2015/09/23
Channel: CptSchmidt
Pictou Lodge day 1 in the books Nova.Scotia Zipline!
Pictou Lodge day 1 in the books Nova.Scotia Zipline!
Published: 2016/05/17
Channel: Channel 33 with Spongie
'Modified Lobster Boat Race, Pictou 2013'
Published: 2013/07/07
Channel: Tim Dunn
Valeska Penny - 2016 Valedictorian, NSCC Pictou Campus
Valeska Penny - 2016 Valedictorian, NSCC Pictou Campus
Published: 2016/06/20
Channel: NSCC - Nova Scotia Community College
Starr Dobson Charts New Career.  All The Best from Pictou County, Nova Scotia
Starr Dobson Charts New Career. All The Best from Pictou County, Nova Scotia
Published: 2013/06/28
Channel: stephen wilsack
"Strait Ahead" Crash at the Buoy - Pictou July 6th 2013
"Strait Ahead" Crash at the Buoy - Pictou July 6th 2013
Published: 2013/07/09
Channel: UpTheHarbour
Park Falls,Pictou County, Nova Scotia. 10-9-2012,
Park Falls,Pictou County, Nova Scotia. 10-9-2012,
Published: 2012/09/10
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After the Blizzard: Pictou County Nova Scotia Feb/2017
After the Blizzard: Pictou County Nova Scotia Feb/2017
Published: 2017/02/14
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Car Wash Review Jakerster
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Published: 2016/04/27
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Pictou, Nova Scotia
Gaelic: Baile Phictou[1]
Town
Pictou during the Lobster Carnival
Pictou during the Lobster Carnival
Coat of arms of Pictou, Nova Scotia
Coat of arms
Nickname(s): Birthplace of New Scotland
Motto: "As constant as the northern star"
Pictou, Nova Scotia is located in Nova Scotia
Pictou, Nova Scotia
Pictou, Nova Scotia
Location of Pictou
Coordinates: 45°40′53″N 62°42′43″W / 45.68139°N 62.71194°W / 45.68139; -62.71194
Country  Canada
Province  Nova Scotia
Municipality Pictou County
Founded 1767[2]
Incorporated May 4, 1874
Government
 • Mayor Jim Ryan
 • Governing Body Pictou Town Council
 • MLA Karla MacFarlane (PC)
 • MP Sean Fraser (L)
Area (2016)[3]
 • Total 8.01 km2 (3.09 sq mi)
Highest elevation 54 m (177 ft)
Lowest elevation 0 m (0 ft)
Population (2016)[3]
 • Total 3,186
 • Density 397.6/km2 (1,030/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Pictonian
Time zone AST (UTC-4)
Postal code B0K
Area code(s) 902
Telephone Exchange 485
Median Earnings* $41,905
NTS Map 011E10
GNBC Code CBDPK
Website townofpictou.com
  • Median household income, 2005 ($) (all households)

Pictou (Scottish Gaelic: Baile Phictou) is a town in Pictou County, in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. Located on the north shore of Pictou Harbour, the town is approximately 10 km (6 miles) north of the larger town of New Glasgow.

Once an active shipping port and the shire town of the county, today Pictou is primarily a local service centre for surrounding rural communities and being the primary tourist destination in this region of Nova Scotia.

The name Pictou derives from the Mi'kmaq name Piktuk, meaning "explosive place", a reference to the river of pitch that was found in the area.[4]

History[edit]

Pictou had been the location of an annual Mi'kmaq summer coastal community prior to European settlement.[5] Pictou was part of the Epekwitk aq Piktuk Mi'kmaq District, which included present-day Prince Edward Island and Pictou.

Pictou was a receiving point for many Scottish immigrants moving to a new home in northern Nova Scotia and Cape Breton Island following the Highland Clearances of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. While there were a significant number of Scottish people settled in other parts of Nova Scotia at the time Pictou was settled, the town's tourism slogan is "The Birthplace of New Scotland", which is based on being the first primarily made up Scottish immigrants. The first wave of immigrants arrived on September 15, 1773, on the Hector. When the Hector arrived, there were already a few families in Pictou that had arrived on the Betsy six years earlier.The town has an indirect connection to Scottish settlement in New Zealand; the Reverend Norman McLeod emigrated to Pictou from Scotland some years after the Hector but eventually re-settled with his parishioners at St. Ann's on Cape Breton Island. He later encouraged his parishioners to move to Waipu where there are still many descendants from Pictou and St. Ann's.

ICR cars at dockside in Pictou, ca 1912.

In 1812 Sir Hector Maclean (the 7th Baronet of Morvern and 23rd Chief of the Clan Maclean) emigrated to Pictou from Glensanda and Kingairloch in Scotland with almost the entire population of 500.[6][7][8] Sir Hector is buried in the cemetery at Pictou.[8]

During the latter part of the 19th century, Pictou's industrial sector gained strength. The Intercolonial Railway was built to the town on a spur from the Stellarton-Oxford Junction "Short Line". Shipbuilding increased through the 19th century, particularly with the increase in coal being shipped from Pictou Landing, Abercrombie and the East River of Pictou. A number of shipyards have been continuously established in the town since this period. A notable shipbuilding accomplishment was the speedy construction of 24 Park ship freighters by the newly created Pictou Shipyard in World War II. After the war the shipyard continued operation building many fishing trawlers and ferries. The port's cargo activity increased after the nearby Scott Maritimes pulp mill opened in Abercrombie in 1965. CN Rail abandoned its service to the town in the late 1980s but other transportation - including Highway 106 (the Trans-Canada Highway) - opened in the 1970s to provide alternatives.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1881 3,403 —    
1891 2,998 −11.9%
1901 3,235 +7.9%
1911 3,179 −1.7%
1921 2,988 −6.0%
1931 3,152 +5.5%
1941 3,069 −2.6%
1951 4,259 +38.8%
1956 4,564 +7.2%
1961 4,534 −0.7%
1981 4,621 +1.9%
1986 4,413 −4.5%
1991 4,134 −6.3%
1996 4,022 −2.7%
2001 3,875 −3.7%
2006 3,813 −1.6%
2011 3,437 −9.9%
2016 3,186 −7.3%
[9][10][11][12] [13][14][15]

In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Town of Pictou recorded a population of 3,186 living in 1,460 of its 1,627 total private dwellings, a change of −7.3% from its 2011 population of 3,437. With a land area of 8.01 km2 (3.09 sq mi), it had a population density of 397.8/km2 (1,030.2/sq mi) in 2016.[3]

Education[edit]

Pictou Academy is the town's high school and was founded in 1803 by Dr. Thomas McCulloch, who was travelling to his new clergy posting on Prince Edward Island. He was convinced to stay the winter and ended up remaining in Pictou for much longer. Disappointed by the lack of education among Pictonians, Dr. McCulloch decided to start a "college". There was considerable argument between Dr. Thomas McCulloch and Nova Scotia's provincial government for funding however it finally became a reality in 1816 when the Pictou Academy was incorporated. The province of Nova Scotia would not let it be named a "college," as such, but it was a school of higher education (senior matriculation) which was open to people of every race and denomination.

Between 1816 and the present, Pictou Academy has been in four separate buildings. The school was moved from its original building to a new site, while the second and third buildings both burned down. There were Academy graduates from every year since it was incorporated, excluding the years between several of its different buildings.

At the start of the school year of 2003–2004, all high schools in Pictou County were closed, and their students began to go to the two new "superschools", Northumberland Regional High School, and North Nova Education Centre, for their education. The only exception to this is Pictou Academy, which continues to operate.

The town operates a small library and C@P site.

Attractions[edit]

The former train station in Pictou is now a museum.

The primary tourist attraction in Pictou is the waterfront along Pictou Harbour. During the 1990s-2000s, industrial land on the Pictou waterfront was redeveloped with the centrepiece being construction of the replica tall ship Hector. Now completed, the ship is docked each summer at the Hector Heritage Quay, an interpretive centre that includes three floors of exhibits, as well as access to the floating replica. Next door to the Hector Heritage Quay is the Northumberland Fisheries Museum, Lobster Hatchery, and Lighthouse Museum.

The Hector Festival, celebrating the arrival of settlers to Nova Scotia on the Hector takes place in August. In July, the Lobster Carnival takes place, and an amusement park is set up. The Lobster Carnival is a yearly event celebrating the end of the fishing season and has been a town festival since 1934.

The waterfront redevelopment also features a marina and small boardwalk that connects to the Trans-Canada Trail. The historic Intercolonial Railway station on the waterfront has been restored.

Grohmann Knives Ltd, the only knife manufacturing factory in Canada, are the sole producers of the historic D.H. Russell Belt Knives and Grohmann Kitchen Knives for over 50 years. Free factory tours of the plant are offered to the public.

The war cenotaph was sculpted by the renowned George Hill.

Water taxis and boat tours of the harbour are available, which also connect to the town of New Glasgow.

Pictou is 5 kilometres south of the port of Caribou where Northumberland Ferries Limited operates a seasonal vehicle-pedestrian ferry service to Prince Edward Island; there is also a pedestrian-only ferry that operates seasonally to Pictou Island. Several beaches are located near the town of Pictou, most notably Caribou Provincial Park and Waterside Beach Provincial Park.

Notable people[edit]

Hector Pioneer by renowned sculptor John Wilson, Pictou, Nova Scotia

Vessels[edit]

Three naval vessels have been named for Pictou, two Royal Navy schooners during the War of 1812 (see: HMS Pictou), and HMCS Pictou, a Flower-class corvette that served in the Atlantic during World War II.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "is thàinig iad gu tìr `s an àite `s a bheil Baile Phictou an diugh", An Drochaid Eadarainn - The Bridge Between Us
  2. ^ Putnam, Donald F. (1976). "Pictou". In William D. Halsey. Collier's Encyclopedia. 19. New York: Macmillan Educational Corporation. p. 37. 
  3. ^ a b c "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2016 and 2011 censuses – 100% data (Nova Scotia)". Statistics Canada. February 8, 2017. Retrieved February 12, 2017. 
  4. ^ Rand, Silas Tertius (1875-01-01). A First Reading Book in the Micmac Language: Comprising the Micmac Numerals, and the Names of the Different Kinds of Beasts, Birds, Fishes, Trees, &c. of the Maritime Provinces of Canada. Also, Some of the Indian Names of Places, and Many Familiar Words and Phrases, Translated Literally Into English. Nova Scotia Printing Company. 
  5. ^ "Micmac Locations". Micmac Tribe. Access Genealogy. Retrieved 27 May 2014. 
  6. ^ Cambridge University, Manuscripts - MacLean Sinclair 1899: p282
  7. ^ The Independent, 7 November 1998, County and Garden, Duff Hart-Davis, Saturday, Secrets of a mountain of wealth
  8. ^ a b A History of the Clan Maclean from its first settlement at Duard Castle, in the Isle of Mull, to the present period including a genealogical account of some of the principal Families together with their Heraldry, Legends, Superstitions etc". by J. P. MacLean, 1889, p. 263.
  9. ^ Census 1881-1901
  10. ^ [1], Censuses 1871-1931
  11. ^ [2], Census 1941-1951
  12. ^ Census 1956-1961
  13. ^ [3], Census 1961
  14. ^ [4], Censuses 1981-2001
  15. ^ I:\ecstats\Agency\BRIAN\census2
  16. ^ http://www.pictouadvocate.com/2010/04/06/carmen-macdonald-helps-canada-to-u-18-female-hockey-gold-medal/

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 45°40′53″N 62°42′43″W / 45.68139°N 62.71194°W / 45.68139; -62.71194 (Pictou Nova Scotia)

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