Celebrate the season with The Woodhouse at the deCoste

Just like milk and cookies, reindeer and carrots, or rum and eggnog, nothing goes together quite like jazz and Christmas music. The Woodhouse – a Toronto-based jazz combo of Nova Scotians – will be bringing their brand of seasonal jazz to the deCoste Centre on December 20. The group’s debut album and tour are both […]

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Staples Superpower your School contest accepting entries

Ten environmentally conscious schools across the country will each earn $25,000 worth of new technology from Staples Canada as part of the retailer’s Superpower your School Contest. Schools are invited to enter the contest at Staples.ca/PowerEco and share their eco initiatives for a chance to win. The Superpower your School Contest runs until January 31, […]

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Annual Christmas telethon helping spread holiday cheer

PICTOU – All systems are go for the Pictou County Christmas Fund telethon set to take place this weekend. The annual event is being held Sunday, November 27 at the deCoste Performing Arts Centre from 1 through to 7 p.m.. In it’s 42nd year, the fund is preparing to provide food gift cards for families […]

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

‘Tis the season to be jolly! Fa-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la…. ‘Tis also the season for another time-honoured Christmas tradition: writing your letter to Santa! Grab a pen and paper or sit down at your computer and draft a letter to Santa then send it in to The Advocate. We will publish all letters to Santa  in the December […]

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Sunrise Film Festival puts county on map to Hollywood

BRAESHORE – The 2016 Sunrise Film Festival is in the books and may prove to be a hard act to follow. Condensed to a single location this year – Pictou Lodge – the festival contained 97 submissions from around the world – from animated shorts and experimental pieces to documentaries and full length features with […]

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Jewish couple to speak on Israeli Palestinian concerns

TRENTON – For anyone who has experienced suffering, fear or anger with a neighbour,  the never-ending strife in the Middle East is not so bewildering as it seems from perpetual coverage in the media. People of all ages  will hear a candid and intimate perspective on the complexities of the conflict between Israelis and the […]

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