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NSTU ends strike action as teachers and Province reach tentative agreement

The province and the Nova Scotia Teachers Union (NSTU), representing public school teachers, have reached a tentative agreement for about 9,300 public school teachers in Nova Scotia. The current work-to-rule strike action will be suspended and phased out beginning January 23. “We know that this has been a difficult time for teachers, students, parents, and […]

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Pictou Landing man charged with assault with a weapon

RCMP in Pictou County are investigating an incident that occurred between two males in Pictou Landing earlier this week. On Wednesday, Jan. 18, shortly after 12:30 p.m., RCMP were called to a complaint of an assault with a weapon where a 35-year-old man is said to have produced a knife and uttered threats toward a 51-year-old man. The […]

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Congratulations to these winners

The Advocate extends congratulations to the following individuals who are our recent Winter Blast contest winners: Mary Wright of Caribou River, Clarice MacDonald of Saltsprings, Edna Fraser of SunnyBrae and Bill and Betty Langille of Scotsburn won tickets to attend Sunday afternoon’s performance of The Sanctified Brothers at the deCoste Performing Arts Centre in Pictou. […]

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Business can thrive in county, Chamber leader Kyte says

(Editor’s note: The following article is the first in a series looking at local business and the economy and why it can sometimes be difficult for local business to stay independent in Nova Scotia.) NEW GLASGOW – People need to adapt to changes in the corporate world, the Pictou County Chamber of Commerce’s executive director […]

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