Hot vehicles no place for four-legged friends

By Pat Healey DARTMOUTH: As the hot summer sun shows its warmth more and more each day, it’s important to take action to avoid unknowingly causing your fur baby or young child hardship by leaving them in your vehicle while running an errand. Unfortunately, this remains an issue for both the provincial RCMP and N.S....

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Inaugural meeting planned for caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s or dementia

It was clear Dominic Boyd’s experiences would be put to good use once he retired. Where the county did not offer an Alzheimer’s and dementia family support group in the area, Boyd has stepped up to help organize a group with the help of former colleague, Linda Turner, a social worker with Mental Health. The...

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Festival of the Tartans celebrating all things Scottish

NEW GLASGOW — Get your tartans ready! The 62nd Annual Festival of the Tartans is almost here! The event will run for five days, from July 17 to July 21, with events such as the Kilted Golf Tournament, the Antique Car Show and New Glasgow’s Highland Games. The Festival of the Tartans is a celebration...

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Open auditions for Nova Scotia Mass Choir

Interested in singing with the Nova Scotia Mass Choir? Please come prepared with one piece of music to showcase your vocal range. The choir is looking to build its ‘Tenor’ and ‘Baritone’ sections, but ALL voices welcome to audition. IMPORTANT: Commitment to Wednesday evening rehearsals is a requirement. Date: Wednesday, July 24, 2019  Time: 6:30...

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Celebrate Parks Day

Nova Scotia is celebrating Canada’s Parks Day on Saturday, July 20, with fun, nature-based activities and unique learning experiences for families. “Provincial parks are the best places for people to enjoy the outdoors and spend time with their families,” said Lands and Forestry Minister Iain Rankin. “Canada’s Parks Day is a great opportunity to visit...

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Little Harbour Hookers showing work at The Bistro

NEW GLASGOW — Rug hooking is both an art and a craft. Cut strips of wool or yarn are pulled through a backing cloth with a crochet-type hook. In the 1850s, machine rugs were becoming popular. They were expensive so this country craft was born out of necessity. Hooking became very popular in New England,...

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A Summer Ceilidh with Pictou County’s finest

The deCoste’s Festival of Summer Sounds performances wouldn’t be complete without hosting a ceilidh featuring some of Pictou County’s best and busiest performers. A familiar and popular musical host, Spyder MacDonald shares his talents through entertaining stories and songs as he spins the rich history of the area through numerous shanty songs and all-round good...

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Library introduces Adventure day packs

PICTOU — The Pictou Library and the Town of Pictou have partnered on an Adventure Day Pack program for the summer. Pictou Parks and Recreation intern Allison Parker and co-ordinator Michelle Young visited the library recently and unpacked all the items that the library will have available for families and people of all ages. The...

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Summer fun!

The AdvoCruiser is everywhere! From Pictou Lobster Carnival to Trenton FunFest and Pride Week festivities and all points in between, Burke, Georgia and Hannah are in the community talking to you. Here’s a look at some of the fun they’ve had so far …...

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Read By the Sea celebrates 20 years

River John was a not so quiet village this weekend as volunteers were busy getting visiting authors to their marks on schedule for their awaiting fans. Read by the Sea is in its 20th year celebrating literacy. By bringing Canada’s best authors and poets to Nova Scotia’s North Shore, this festival is one people travel...

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