Sunday, September 23, 2018


Cocaine seized by Pictou RCMP

CENTRAL WEST RIVER – A quantity of cocaine was seized from a PEI man here on Monday. On September 17, Pictou District RCMP received a complaint of a suspicious man at a store in Central West River. Police attended the location and the investigation resulted in a 33-year-old man from Charlottetown, PEI being arrested for an […]


Rugby side reaches semifinal

NEW GLASGOW — The Pictou County Senior Rugby Club’s Division I side has lived to play another day. Pictou County outlasted the Halifax Rugby Club 25-22 in a pulsating match on Saturday at the Parkdale Sports Complex and will visit the Halifax Tars next weekend in one of two semifinal games to determine the finalists […]

Melanson retires from volleyball

STELLARTON – It was a familiar sight over parts of five decades, seeing Keith Melanson in a gym flipping volleyballs in the air to set up returns over the net as he taught and coached the game. Melanson announced last week that his time with the game has officially closed, ending an era of coaching […]

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Smile! You’ll be helping others

The annual Smile Cookie campaign is underway at Tim Hortons locations in Pictou County until September 23, with proceeds from the sale of the cookies going to the Pictou County Food Banks and the Pictou County Fuel Fund. The food banks provide emergency supplies of food, helping an average of 625 families each month in […]


Police work has gone to the dogs

In New Glasgow, there is one member of the police force that is particularly happy to go to work every day and is always more than ready to go. Bandit is a six-year-old German shepherd that works as the police K9 unit for the New Glasgow Regional Police Service. Const. Donnie Wadden is Bandit’s handler […]

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 […]

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