Friday, April 20, 2018



Weigh-in complete

Brody Blair made weight on Friday during official weigh-ins at the Holiday Inn Express in Stellarton. His weight was 167.8 pounds. With him are Hubert Earle, left, and Tommy Davis of the Nova Scotia Boxing Authority.  Blair will be featured on a pro-ring boxing card at the Pictou County Wellness Centre on Saturday night. He’s […]


Hockey sadness brings community together

By Ray Burns Mt. WILLIAM — The thread of hockey is firmly woven into the fabric of Canadian life — pull a string here and it’s felt there, the heartache of one is shared by all. So, on a night when the Pictou County Wellness Centre usually hosts hundreds of fans for a Jr. A […]

Blair set for third pro ring tiff

LYONS BROOK — Brody Blair says he is as ready he will ever be for his third professional boxing match. The Lyons Brook native is boxing in the main event of a six-bout card he has helped organized for Saturday evening at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. The card is slated to start at 7 […]

Arts & Entertainment

Spinning up new business

Pictou County will be getting into the groove this month when what will be the only store dedicated to selling vinyl records in the county makes its debut on Record Store Day. Dennis Balesdent of Trenton has been spending the last few weeks sorting through hundreds of records getting ready for the grand opening of […]


Sweet time of the year

STELLARTON — Spring has finally sprung and along with the flowers that are starting to pop up, another sure sign of spring — Girl Guide cookies — is also blossoming. The vanilla and chocolate sandwich cookies are back again this year and the Brownies of Stellarton have been getting ready to sell all their sweet treats. […]

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 […]


Inclusion report leaves unanswered questions

To the Editor: It will be four years this October since the Freeman Panel released its 78-page report (“Disrupting the Status Quo…”.) In it , the term “differentiated instruction” was used more than 20 times. The term “congregated classes” was used only twice. In the just released report on inclusion, “Students first…” there is mention […]

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