Wednesday, August 21, 2019

News

My brother-in-law, Scott

My brother-in-law Scott, son to late Ernest and Hazel Falconer, was raised on Caribou Island. His home was on a farm that was situated along the south portion of Caribou Island. Their long driveway protruded through the woods and connected onto Caribou Island’s only dirt road. Scott calls to mind when the Caribou Island School...

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Sports

Gillis graces awards night

STELLARTON — Athletes need to make sure their achievements in competition exceed their performance in practice, Eric Gillis says. Gillis, who is from Antigonish and ran for Canada in the 2008, 2012 and 2016 Summer Olympics, was guest speaker last Thursday at Pictou County Athletics’ annual awards night at their facility in Stellarton. He is...

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Pictou Advocate sports

Billy Werber and the church roof

Sixty-one years have whizzed by — almost a lifetime to many — since the Stellarton Albions played their ninth and final season in the legendary import-laden Halifax and District Baseball League. It was long ago. We were in the early stages of black and white TV, computers and cell phones were unheard of, and the...

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Arts & Entertainment

Glitter, glamour — and a whole lot of fun

Back by popular demand … Pictou County just can’t get enough of Jake and Shaun and their highly successful Big Gay Affair. The duo — and an entire entourage of equally talented performers — will be presenting their eighth Big Gay Affair variety show — and their first ever Thursday night show — Aug. 15,...

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Opinion

Climate debate needs to be part of next election

To the Editor: Not very long ago, Canada announced a climate emergency. Canadians are brought into a constant battle for balance between what is right and what will pay bills. I understand that struggle, but if you destroy the very thing you depend on for work you can’t pay your bills. (A good example is...

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