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 […]

Continue Reading

CURRIE, Peter D.

With heavy hearts, the family of Peter Douglass Currie, 63 announce his sudden passing on Wednesday April 18th, 2018 at the Aberdeen Hospital.  Born in Pictou on October 14th, 1954 he was the son of the late Joseph and Hazel (LeBlanc) Currie and uncle to the late Bernard Joseph Currie.  Peter was born into a […]

Continue Reading

LANGILLE, Gordon Wayne

Gordon Wayne Langille (b. April 12, 1961), age 57, passed away Wednesday, April 18th, 2018 in New Glasgow in the Aberdeen Hospital’s Palliative Care Unit. Wayne will be missed by many: his wife of 28 years Donna MacKenzie; step-children, Jason MacKenzie and Tara (Chuck) Kontuk; granddaughters Mya and Chloe Kontuk; and siblings Vicki (Jim) Jewer […]

Continue Reading
Pictou Advocate community news banner

Atlantic high school students invited by 4-H to explore leadership in communication and community engagement at StFX

Atlantic High School Students invited by 4-H to Explore Leadership in Communication and Community Engagement at StFX   ANTIGONISH – One hundred Atlantic high schools students and 4-H seniors will come to the St. Francis Xavier University From May 11 to 13 to participate in workshops and sessions on communication and community engagement. Jordan MacDonald, […]

Continue Reading

Deadline approaching for Population Health Funding opportunity

NEW GLASGOW — Projects that support early childhood development, address homelessness, improve accessibility to nutritious food and encourage healthy lifestyles are a few examples of the types of projects that could qualify for the Aberdeen Health Foundation’s Population Health funding. Last month, the Aberdeen Health Foundation announced $50,000 in funding to support community-based projects that […]

Continue Reading
Pictou Advocate community news banner

Drugs seized after home searched

NEW GLASGOW – A man was arrested after a quantity of drugs was seized was a local residence. On Wednesday, April 18 at approximately 12:30 p.m., the Pictou County Integrated Street Crime Enforcement Unit, with assistance from the New Glasgow Regional Police, executed a search warrant at a residence on Oak Street. At this time, […]

Continue Reading
Pictou Advocate community news banner

NSLC receives conservation award: Sponsorship of program helps restore Pictou County Rivers

HALIFAX – The Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation (NSLC) was named the recipient of this year’s Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Conservation in recognition of its sponsorship and active promotion of the Nova Scotia Salmon Association’s NSLC Adopt A Stream program. The provincial salmon association manages the NSLC Adopt A Stream program, providing technical advice, training and […]

Continue Reading