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UPDATE: Injured hockey player released from hospital

UPDATE: The player from the Pictou County Aecon Atlantic Scotians Junior B hockey team who was injured during Sunday night’s game has been released from hospital. Luke Spicer, 18, was released from the QE2 Health Science Centre hospital in Halifax on Wednesday. Spicer was involved in an incident at the Trenton Rink while playing an opposing […]

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Don’t blame voter apathy on no shows during plebiscite

To the Editor: Even though property owners voted overwhelmingly in favour of maintaining the status quo, the overall low voter turn-out during the ‘Great amalgamation Scare’ in May was disturbing and yet totally understandable. Here’s why: Imagine, for a moment, giving your order to a waiter and, instead of your favourite dish, he comes back […]

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Mark your ‘X’ Oct. 15 for a brighter future

To the Editor: Municipal elections are upon us again. On Oct. 15, Nova Scotians have an opportunity to choose who will sit on municipal councils and lead their communities. Municipalities deal with an increasingly complex set of issues from economic development and aging populations to climate change and aging infrastructure. They make important decisions that […]

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Nova Scotians deserve access to a family doctor

To the Editor: As a family physician in a collaborative practice, I know first-hand the benefits of team-based care and the value of having nurse practitioners and family practice nurses in community clinics. My patients benefit from this type of collaboration every single day. Premier McNeil’s announcement of funding for nurse practitioners and family practice […]

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Pictou Advocate Obituaries

STEWART, Joseph

STEWART, Joseph – 80, of Lanark, Antigonish County passed away on September 30, 2016 at home. A “home boy”, Joe was raised by Mike and Mary Gillis of Lanark. Joe was a well-known businessman, community volunteer and political organizer. His business ventures included owner-operator of the national and international consulting business, Stewart Consultants; owner-operator of […]

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