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Handcuffs did not play role in death: SiRT

The province’s independent Serious Incident Response Team (SiRT) ruled that handcuffs did not play a role in the death of a man involved in a motor vehicle accident last year in River John. SiRT released its report today (March 16) regarding the investigation into the  December 16, 2017 motor vehicle collision. Pictou District RCMP officers […]


Fourth concussion ends Rowan Sears’ hockey career

BROOKFIELD — At the age of 18, Rowan Sears’ hockey career is already over. The Brookfield teenager suffered his fourth concussion in four years after an open-ice, blind-sided hit to the head while playing with the Pictou County Weeks Major Midgets during a regular season game in Sydney last month. His mother, Jill Sears, said […]

Frisbee event draws 12 teams

STELLARTON – Twelve teams from across the Maritimes converged last weekend on the William M. Sobey Indoor Sports Complex in Stellarton for the second annual “Surf and Turf” Ultimate Frisbee tournament. Organizer Amanda Hill said the event went well and produced high-quality competition. More than 120 players, including some of the best in Atlantic Canada […]

Arts & Entertainment

Memory living on through art

It was just two years ago the former Roseland Cabaret and former movie theatre on Provost Street, New Glasgow, was condemned and nearing demolition. That is when local lawyer and property manager Jamie MacGillivray took ownership of the property with the intent of restoring it to its former glory. Two years later, the roof of […]


Wishing our Olympian luck

EDIT: extra video added to this post.See below. Stellarton resident Blayre Turnbull is off to the Olympics in South Korea on the women’s hockey team. The Advocate gathered well wishes from the county for our very own Olympian. FEB 8 UPDATE: Oh dear! in the scramble to assemble everything for our big feature it appears that […]

Week of Prayer

The sweet sound of hymns could be heard over the lunch hour today at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Pictou as Week of Prayer 2018 is observed. The theme is “That All May Be Free” – Your right hand, O LORD, glorious in power (Exodus 15:6). Daily ecumenical prayer services are held each day this […]

Fundraiser takes just weeks to reach total

A fundraiser for a new fence at The Westray Miners Memorial Park in New Glasgow took a mere five weeks to reach its goal. And for that, Allen Martin is grateful. The park was opened on the first-year anniversary of the Westray Mine disaster, so has been operational now for almost 25 years. Martin says […]

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