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Power continues to be restored

HALIFAX – Nova Scotia Power says as of this morning, crews have restored service to approximately 85 per cent of the more than 400,000 customers who lost power due to hurricane Dorian. “We’ve made considerable progress but there is still much work to be done,” said Karen Hutt, president and CEO of Nova Scotia Power....

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Lights out in Stellarton – again

STELLARTON – It’s like déjà vu all over again. The light standard at the corner of Foord Street and Acadia Avenue has been taken down again – victim of an 18-wheeler truck that failed to make the right-hand turn onto Acadia. The incident happened earlier this morning (Sept. 11) around 7 a.m.. It has only...

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Harbour swim postponed

The swim of Pictou Harbour scheduled for today has been postponed. The annual Government of Nova Scotia Employee’s United Way Workplace Giving Campaign and swim series was to take place today in Pictou Harbour. The swim from Pictou Landing to the marina in downtown Pictou was to start at 4:30 p.m. and would have been...

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Dorian pummels county

Heather Murphy will long remember her weekend encounter with hurricane Dorian. “I thought I was going off the face of the earth,” she said, while describing the ferocious shoreline wave action in front of her home early Sunday near Waterside. Murphy volunteers at Caribou District Fire Hall, one of several fire halls that set up...

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Lyme talk draws crowd searching for answers

Nearly 400 people heard from American doctors about Lyme disease and how to treat it during a series of Lyme talks on Friday at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. About 300 people crowded the community room that evening to hear presentations by Dr. Richard Dubocq from Maine and Dr. Marty Ross from Texas. Dubocq and...

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Shellfish harvesting areas affected by Dorian

Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Gulf Region, wishes to inform the public that a large portion of shellfish harvesting areas on the coasts of eastern New Brunswick, northern Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island are closed due to heavy rainfall amounts which accompanied hurricane Dorian over the weekend.   These closures are in effect for a...

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New police chief for Stellarton

STELLARTON – A new police chief is joining the force in Stellarton. Town Council made the announcement last night at the regular cuncil meeting. The new chief is Mark Hobeck; he will join the force on September 30. Hobeck is a former member of the Halifax Regional Police with 31 years of service and is...

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Search proceeds for minister’s art

PICTOU — Two researchers hope people in Pictou County can help them find more art works created by a Presbyterian church minister. P.E.I. residents Anne (Montgomery) Neatby and Janet Whytock visited Pictou County recently to share the life of Rev. William Stuart that included time ministering in the area. Their goal is to accumulate more...

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Office closed

The Advocate newspaper office at 21 George Street, Pictou, is closed this morning. We have no internet, no phones so we are unable to service our customers. You will find us at the Advocate Printing plant today, 181 Brown’s Point Road. Drop in here if you need to get in touch with us. Sorry for...

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Schools closed for hurricane Dorian clean-up

All public schools in Nova Scotia will be closed on Monday, Sept. 9. Based on the recommendation of the Emergency Management Office, schools will be closed to ensure students and staff remain safe as the clean-up after hurricane Dorian continues. Officials are continuing to assess all schools and ensure that buildings and properties are safe...

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