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County residents can Discuss Accessibility at Law Amendments Committee

Editor’s Note: This story has been updated from the original to include the fact that discussion can also be done via video conference. County residents are encouraged to present their views about the province’s first accessibility legislation, Bill 59, to the Law Amendments Committee. It will be set up from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. […]

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Early morning fire damages Water Street business

UPDATED: January 25, 4  p.m. PICTOU – No one was injured in an early-morning fire that destroyed the D’Eon Fishing Supplies store in downtown Pictou. Deputy Chief Blake Sarson of the Pictou Fire Department said the fire started at about 5 a.m. and the building on Water Street was completely destroyed by the time it […]

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Police seize marijuana after search of residence

STELLARTON – A quantity of marijuana was seized Tuesday after a residence on Riverbank Street was searched. At approximately 2 p.m. yesterday, the Pictou County Integrated Street Crime Enforcement Unit, with the assistance of Stellarton Police Service, executed a search warrant at the residence and seized a quantity of cannabis marijuana. Subsequently, police arrested a […]

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Citizens call on Liberals to live up to election promises about electoral reform

On December 1 at noon, all across the country, citizens descended upon their MP’s offices to request that the Liberal government live up to its election promise to study and legislate electoral reform. In Pictou County, they showed up at Sean Fraser’s constituency office in New Glasgow and across the province they were at Darren […]

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Spirit of Christmas: Third annual holiday campaign to help spread Christmas cheer

The spirit of Christmas means different things to many people: a special ornament, time spent with family and friends, a festive meal… For Nicole LeBlanc of Trenton, it’s all of the above and then some. But nothing is more important to LeBlanc at the holidays than being able to share a smile and a heartfelt […]

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Sports writer, Advocate columnist follows dream

Mickey Mantle, Roger Maris, Frank Mahovlich, Henri Richard, Gordie Howe… Most sports fans dream of someday, maybe, seeing one of these sports giants. But meeting all of them, plus more? Well, that’s a dream that’s just about too big for anyone, really. Not so for sports writer Hugh Townsend. He met these greats, and many […]

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