Please note the rules and regulations, due to COVID-19

People can now gather in groups of up to 10 without physical distancing. People in a group are not required to be exclusive but they are strongly encouraged to maintain a consistent group. This is especially important for Nova Scotians who are more at risk of complications from COVID-19. This change replaces the concept of family household bubbles.

Gatherings of up to 50 will now be allowed but people must observe physical distancing of two metres or six feet.

The larger gathering limit of 50 applies to social events, faith gatherings, sports and physical activity, weddings and funerals, and arts and culture events like theatre performances, dance recitals, festivals and concerts.

The Council of Atlantic Premiers announced travel restrictions in Atlantic Canada will be eased as COVID-19 case numbers remain low in each province. Interprovincial travel within Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador, without the requirement to self-isolate for Atlantic Canadian residents, will be permitted beginning Friday, July 3.

All public health directives present in each province must be adhered to, including not traveling if you have any symptoms of COVID-19 and practising physical distancing and good hand hygiene. Each province will choose their own processes to track and monitor travelers.

Visitors from other Canadian provinces and territories must adhere to the local entry requirements in place in each of the four jurisdictions. Other Canadian visitors to the Maritime provinces who have self-isolated for 14 days may travel within the Maritime region.


Pictou County is a vibrant place to live, work and play.

On any given day of the year there are multiple events happening in our various communities. From music and theatre events to art exhibits to food events to sports matches and tournaments, there is lots to see and do. What we have ben missing for years is one convenient listing service that covers all events in the county, big and small, not for profit and commercial.

The Pictou Advocate, Pictou County’s weekly community newspaper has partnered with the deCoste Performing Arts Centre to bring a one-stop space for all of the exciting events that happen in our region. Our aim is to make this extremely accessible and affordable. A basic listing [link to submit listing] is completely free. 

You can visit whatsup-pictoucounty.com, here on the web or download the app to your phone.  The app is free in the App Store, just search for Gatherboard to download. Open the app and scroll to the bottom to choose What’s Up Pictou County.