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One year later… Mental Health unit still closed

A lot can change in a year: A new prime minister, the refusal  of county-wide amalgamation… A year ago today, August 3, the inpatient clinic in the Aberdeen Hospital closed for what was initially to be a three-month closure. After a year, it  has yet to re-open and discussions are still ongoing. “The three south […]

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Mackay family celebrating two centuries of occupying land

LYONS BROOK – Looking back, it seems somewhat amazing to Sandy Mackay that he is living on the land that his great-great-grandfather purchased in 1816. “The farm itself was originally homesteaded in 1810 by David and Helen Pottinger but in 1815, Mr. Pottinger was killed by a falling tree,” explains Sandy. “On March 21, 1816, […]

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Advocate Printing grows, acquires Transcontinental Inc. line of business

PICTOU  – Advocate Printing and Publishing Company Ltd.’s flagship facility in Pictou is expanding its production services after the company announced today that it bought most of Transcontinental’s Dartmouth-based printing business. Advocate, Atlantic Canada’s largest independent printing company, is growing with the acquisition of printing equipment from a 60,000 square-foot commercial printing facility, as well […]

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