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The electoral district of Pictou East borders the beautiful Northumberland Strait, which is the warmest water north of the Carolinas. Dotted with beautiful sand beaches and picturesque fishing villages, this area is one of Nova Scotia’s greatest treasures. On its north shore, the district’s boundaries stretch from Ponds on the northeast to Pictou Landing on the northwest. Pictou East extends as far southeast as Rocky Mountain on “the 347” on to Trafalgar in the southwest. This area sparkles with small lakes and magnificent maples that cover this wide country side. In total the district encompasses 1,649 sq km.

Because the Northumberland Strait is so sheltered, it has welcomed many to its shores. First Nations, Basque, French, Scottish, English, Dutch settlers have all made their homes here in Pictou East. The total population of the district as of 2011 was 15,155 with 11,803 eligible voters. It is home to the Mikmaq First Nations at Pictou Landing. Westville is the district’s major town.  Westville’s coal mining history is still evident in street names, beautiful Acadia Park, and grand old homes.



Legislature Years Representative
62nd 2013-Present Tim Houston
57th – 59 th 1998-2006 Jim DeWolfe
51st – 56 th 1974-1993 Don Cameron
49th 1967-1970 Thomas MacQueen
46th 1956-1960 William A. MacLeod

Meet Tim Houston

Tim-HoustonTim is a dad. He and his wife Carol have been married for 20 years and they have two teenagers, Paget and Zachery.

As a CA with 20 years business leadership, Tim strongly believes government is wrong to burden our children with their growing debt and increasing taxes. Tim chose to make his home in Pictou East and he genuinely cares about his community. He wants to ensure his family will be able to remain and work in Nova Scotia if that is their choice.

Tim cares about the community. He believes in Pictou East and chose to raise his family here. Tim believes the government is wrong about ignoring local businesses in government purchasing.

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