Mayor's Welcome


Mayor RyanGreetings!

2019 has been a busy and productive year for the Town of Pictou as both new and existing businesses have invested in our community with new construction and improvements to existing buildings. Council continues to work with developers and the Business and Marketing Society to look for new and innovative ways to promote our beautiful Town as a great place to live, work and enjoy the many services and activities that are available to all.

A significant milestone has been met with our new Water Treatment Facility becoming operational in October. The completion of Phase II of the project has signalled the successful removal of the iron and manganese from the distribution system. This along with the soon to be increased pressure is great news for all users.

 This past year, we welcomed two new Syrian families to Pictou, who through their work ethic, generosity and optimism are creating a wonderful sense of community within all of us. It is due to the efforts of a very committed group of Volunteers with CAIRN who work tirelessly to bring these families and continue to offer support and guidance after they have arrived. We look forward to continue celebrating our history and culture in new ways with more new residents and visitors.

There are new and exciting initiatives being discussed by Council including better signage, the re-development of Veteran’s Park and a commemorative display to showcase the historical significance of Victory Heights.  These are all in the early planning stages, so more information will be available once plans are more detailed.

As always, I want to acknowledge the organizations and volunteers who support the many programs and activities that make Pictou the wonderful town it is. 

All the best in 2019!


James J. Ryan



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