People from Pictou County, Nova Scotia

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  1. Diego Klattenhoff

    Diego Klattenhoff


    Diego Klattenhoff (born November 30, 1979) is a Canadian actor best known for playing Mike Faber in the Showtime series Homeland. He has also appeared as Derek in Whistler and Ivan in Men in Trees, and currently stars as FBI Agent Donald Ressler in The Blacklist.

  2. Peter MacKay

    Peter MacKay


    Peter Gordon MacKay, PC, QC (born September 27, 1965) is a lawyer and politician from Nova Scotia, Canada. He was the Member of Parliament from 1997 to 2015 and has served as Minister of Justice and Attorney General (2013–2015), Minister of National Defence (2007–2013), and Minister of Foreign Affairs (2006–2007) in the Cabinet of Canada under Prime Minister Stephen Harper. He is married to Nazanin Afshin-Jam an Iranian-Canadian model, singer, and human rights activist, and a former Miss World Canada.

  3. J.D. Fortune

    J.D. Fortune


    J.D. Fortune (born Jason Dean Bennison on September 1, 1973) is a Canadian rock singer and songwriter. He was the winner of the 2005 CBS reality television series Rock Star: INXS, and fronted INXS until August 2011.

  4. Mike Smith

    Mike Smith


    Mike Smith (born August 27, 1972) is a Canadian actor and musician born in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, and raised in Thorburn. He earned a degree in English from St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. He played hockey for the Pictou County Weeks of the Nova Scotia Midget AAA Hockey League when he was in high school. For a short time in 2006, he was engaged to actress Nichole Hiltz. He is best known for his portrayal of "Bubbles" and co-writer of the ongoing cult classic television program, films and stage production Trailer Park Boys.

  5. George Canyon

    George Canyon


    George Canyon (born August 22, 1970) is a Canadian country music singer. He was runner up Nashville Star 2 in 2004. He grew up in Fox Brook, Pictou County, Nova Scotia and later lived in Hopewell, Nova Scotia (where he still owns land) before he moved west. He also holds an appointment in the Canadian Forces as the Colonel Commandant of the Royal Canadian Air Cadets.

  6. Frank H. Sobey

    Frank H. Sobey


    Frank H. Sobey, OC (May 24 1902 – December 15, 1985) was a Canadian businessman and entrepreneur who was the primary builder of the Sobeys Stores chain.

  7. Buddy Daye

    Buddy Daye


    Delmore W. (Buddy) Daye was a Canadian boxer and community activist from Nova Scotia.

  8. George Munro (philanthropist)

    George Munro (philanthropist)


    George Munro (12 November 1825 – 23 April 1896) was a Canadian educator and philanthropist from Nova Scotia. He was born in West River, Pictou County, Nova Scotia. After basic schooling he became an apprentice at the age of 12 with a local newspaper known as The Observer. After two years he continued his education attending the New Glasgow School (1839 - 1842). After this he taught for a year to raise enough money to attend Pictou Academy.

  9. James Calbert Best

    James Calbert Best


    James Calbert Best (1926-2007) was a Canadian diplomat. He was High Commissioner to Trinidad and Tobago. He was Canada’s first Black assistant deputy minister and first Black high commissioner.

  10. Johnny Terris

    Johnny Terris


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  11. Anna Sutherland Bissell

    Anna Sutherland Bissell


    Anna Sutherland Bissell (1846–1934) was president and later chair of the board of the Bissell Corporation, a vacuum cleaner manufacturer.

  12. Carrie Best

    Carrie Best


    Carrie M. Best, OC ONS (March 4, 1903 – July 24, 2001) was a Black Canadian journalist.

  13. Roseanne Skoke

    Roseanne Skoke


    Roseanne Skoke (born September 11, 1954) was the Liberal MP for the riding of Central Nova from 1993 to 1997.

  14. Jon Sim

    Jon Sim


    Jonathan Sim (born September 29, 1977) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey left winger who played in the National Hockey League (NHL). He was drafted by the Dallas Stars in the third round (70th overall) of the 1996 NHL Entry Draft.

  15. John Hamm

    John Hamm


    John Frederick Hamm, OC (born April 8, 1938) is a Canadian physician and politician and was the 25th Premier of Nova Scotia, Canada.

  16. Charles Fraser

    Charles Fraser


    Charles Fraser (July 22, 1897 — August 9, 1970) was a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman who played in one National Hockey League game for the Hamilton Tigers during the 1923–24 NHL season.

  17. Margaret C. MacDonald

    Margaret C. MacDonald


    Major Margaret Clothilde MacDonald (1873 in Bailey Brook, Nova Scotia, Canada – 1948 in Bailey's Brook, Nova Scotia, Canada) is a Canadian who, on April 11, 1914, was appointed Matron-in-Chief of the Canadian Nursing service band becoming the first woman in the British Empire to reach the rank of major during a nursing career of over thirty years. She served in the Spanish–American War. She was one of twelve Canadian women who served in the Second Boer War. She also served in World War I. She was awarded the Royal Red Cross and the Florence Nightingale Medal.

  18. Sandy Hoyt

    Sandy Hoyt


    Sandy Hoyt (1939 in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia – August 5, 2002 in Picton, Ontario) was a Toronto media and radio personality. He was morning host at CHFI-FM from 1978 to 1985. Hoyt also worked for radio stations in Chatham, Ontario, Kitchener, Ontario, CJCH in Halifax, CIGO in Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia and in Toronto at CFTR.

  19. Jay Michaels

    Jay Michaels


    Jay "Mad Dog" Michaels (real name Jay Doudelet) is a Canadian broadcaster who co-hosts The Breakfast Show with Mad Dog and Billie on Virgin Radio 999 (formerly Mix FM) in Toronto.

  20. Donald William Cameron

    Donald William Cameron


    Donald William Cameron (born May 20, 1946) was the 22nd Premier of Nova Scotia, Canada, from February 1991 to June 1993.

  21. Edith Rogers

    Edith Rogers


    Edith Blanche Rogers (née Edith Blanche Cox) (September 20, 1894 – July 17, 1985) was a Canadian politician who served as a member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta from 1935 until 1940. Born in Nova Scotia, she came west to Alberta to accept a job as a teacher. She later moved to Calgary where she encountered evangelist William Aberhart and became a convert to his social credit economic theories. After advocating these theories across the province, she was elected in the 1935 provincial election as a candidate of Aberhart's newly formed Social Credit League.

  22. Angus McGillivray

    Angus McGillivray


    Angus McGillivray (January 22, 1842 – ) was a lawyer and political figure in Nova Scotia, Canada. He represented Antigonish County in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly as a Liberal member from 1878 to 1891 and from 1895 to 1902.

  23. Henry Hatton (Nova Scotia politician)

    Henry Hatton (Nova Scotia politician)


    Henry Hatton (ca 1793 – July 31, 1853) was an Irish-born merchant, ship builder and political figure in Nova Scotia. He represented Pictou township from 1836 to 1843 in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly as a Conservative.

  24. Christie MacDonald

    Christie MacDonald


    Christie MacDonald (February 28, 1875– July 25, 1962) was a Canadian-born American musical comedy actress and opera singer. She was perhaps best remembered as the Princess of Bozena in the 1910 operetta Spring Maid. The 1913 musical Sweethearts was specifically written for MacDonald by composer Victor Herbert. She retired from the stage after appearing in a 1920 revival of the musical comedy Floradora.

  25. John Hubert Craigie

    John Hubert Craigie


    John Hubert Craigie, OC FRS FRSC (December 8, 1887 – February 26, 1989) was a Canadian plant pathologist. He is known for his "research and development of rust resistant cereals which have been of vital significance to Canada as a cereal producing nation".

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