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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Where the heart goes: Local woman brightening people’s days

NEW GLASGOW – Bonnie Cotter’s life changed dramatically in 2009. She left her job out west and moved home to take care of her ailing mother in Pictou County. For the first time in a number of years, Cotter found herself not working and living at home, something that seemed almost foreign to her. “One […]

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McDermott coming back to deCoste stage

With his untamed mane of salt and pepper hair, fondness for plaid jackets and traditional Celtic music, John McDermott may not be the first name one thinks of when they think ‘cool’ but the Irish-rooted, Scottish-born, US Congressional Medal of Honor Society award-winning Canadian tenor is cool. Even in his casual moments around the breakfast […]

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The Great Annual Lion and Skunk Bridge Competition this weekend

The annual rivalry between New Glasgow and Truro bridge clubs is happening Satrday, Oct. 29, in Truro at the Lions Club. Every year the clubs challenge one another to an extra-ordinary nail-biting bridge competition which sees the winner take away the coveted LION, leaving the losers with the stinky little skunk. New Glasgow is revved […]

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