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Pictou County, Nova Scotia

infrastructure and carry out community strategic planning. The Pictou County Chamber of Commerce is a business advocacy group that speaks as a united voice on behalf of the business community. Transport Two highways designated as part of the national Trans-Canada Highway system provide the only controlled-access roads in the county. They are Highway 104 (Nova Scotia Highway 104), which traverses the county from west to east, and Highway 106 (Nova Scotia Highway 106) the short north-south spur to the Northumberland Ferries Limited terminal at Caribou (Caribou, Nova Scotia). The Cape Breton and Central Nova Scotia Railway is a freight line connecting Truro (Truro, Nova Scotia) to Sydney (Sydney, Nova Scotia), with spurs at Stellarton and Trenton serving local industries such as Trenton Generating Station. Via Rail Canada abandoned passenger rail service in the county on January 15, 1990, following nation-wide budget cuts. Maritime Bus provide motor coach (motor bus) service to New Glasgow. Northumberland Ferries Limited operates a seasonal passenger-vehicle ferry service from Caribou, Nova Scotia to Wood Islands (Wood Islands, Prince Edward Island), Prince Edward Island. A separate passenger-only ferry service is also operated seasonally from Caribou to Pictou Island (Pictou Island (Nova Scotia)).Aerodrome is a private commercial airport owned and operated by Sobeys. Access Routes Highways and numbered routes that run through the county, including external routes that start or finish at the county limits: Atlantic Canada Back Road Atlas ISBN 978-1-55368-618-7 Pages 53-54, 69-71 By now a prominent local figure, Fulton was elected to the House of Assembly (Nova Scotia Legislative Assembly) in 1799 (the 8th General Assembly of Nova Scotia). He joined Edward Mortimer (Edward Mortimer (politician)) of Pictou (Pictou County, Nova Scotia) and William Cottnam Tonge of Halifax (City of Halifax) to form a "country party" that opposed powerful Halifax merchants allied with then Lieutenant Governor, Sir John Wentworth and the Privy Council (Privy Council of the United Kingdom), who favoured development of Halifax town at the expense of rural areas and were known at the time as the "court party". The country party took three of four Halifax County seats contested, including Fulton who finished third. (At the time all candidates campaigned county-wide with the top four finishers receiving the four available seats.)


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