The year in review

Globally, we were captivated by the dramatic cave rescue of a dozen young soccer players and their coach in Thailand. History was made on the national scale in October with the legalization of cannabis. Locally, the war between the mill and all of those groups and individuals opposed to its effluent pipe line proposal dominated and continues...

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Auxiliary wreaths a sellout

Although the white of winter may not be here yet the green of Christmas is here to get you in the spirit. The Aberdeen Hospital Auxiliary was spreading that Christmas cheer by selling decorated wreaths as a fundraiser. This year marks the sixth year the auxiliary has held the fundraiser with it getting increasingly bigger...

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Coin presented to Stellarton Legion

After a visit to the Stellarton Legion for a levy Colonel Colin Todd of the Nova Scotia Highlanders noticed that the legion was missing a coin out of their collection. In the Legion, there is a small museum display that holds different military mementoes including a collection of coins. As a recruit completes basic training they are awarded a...

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Two arrested after Search Warrant executed

On Thursday, November 2nd, 2017, at approximately 2:30 PM, the Pictou County Integrated Street Crime Enforcement Unit, with the assistance of the New Glasgow Regional Police, executed a search warrant at a residence on Abercrombie Road, New Glasgow, Nova Scotia.   As a result, police seized a quantity of cocaine, oxycodone, amphetamine, and cannabis marihuana....

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Project feeding the soul

A day of self-care is something many people have on the books but never get to do. Now a group of therapists from Pictou County are making it easier to indulge yourself in healing, relaxation and self-care. I am Worth It is a project started by Lisa McNiven a doctor of naturopathic medicine, Jeanette Gormley,...

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Changing of the guard

Military museum’s founder, Vincent Joyce, steps down Vincent Joyce is giving up one passion to concentrate on another. The founder, president and stalwart of the Pictou County Military Museum is retiring from that position, effective the end of September. He is moving to the Hammonds Plains area to be closer to family – including his two sons and his...

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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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Find cupid and win

The Advocate has launched a new Valentine’s Day contest and it couldn’t be easier to win! Simply identify the cupid in one of the sponsor ads, fill out the ballot and drop it in to our office on 21 George Street in Pictou or take a photo of the completed ballot and email it to...

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Drugs seized after search warrant executed

STELLARTON – A quantity of drugs were seized Friday night after police executed a search warrant in Stellarton. At approximately 10:30 p.m., the Pictou County Integrated Street Crime Enforcement Unit, with the assistance of the New Glasgow Regional Police, executed a search warrant at a residence on Bridge Avenue.  As a result, police seized a...

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Woman sustains injuries after two-vehicle collision

NEW GLASGOW – On Friday, Jan. 27 at approximately 12:26 p.m., New Glasgow Regional Police, along with the New Glasgow Fire Department and Emergency Health Services, responded to a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Park and Summer streets. A 36-year-old female was driving a Honda Civic that was travelling westbound on Park Street, where...

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