Wednesday, September 19, 2018

News

Garden Therapy

Conservation horticulturist Melanie Priesnitz spends a great deal of time in the garden. She has been helping the visitors of Acadia University’s Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens unplug and connect to nature, for years. Recalling her career, in Ontario, working in office buildings she says, “I was wistfully looking out the window, wishing I was outside […]

Sports

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 […]

Arts & Entertainment

Garden Therapy

Conservation horticulturist Melanie Priesnitz spends a great deal of time in the garden. She has been helping the visitors of Acadia University’s Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens unplug and connect to nature, for years. Recalling her career, in Ontario, working in office buildings she says, “I was wistfully looking out the window, wishing I was outside […]

Video

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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