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Nova Scotia farmers welcoming guests for 18th Annual Open Farm Day

Farmers across the province will once again be opening their farms to the public for the 18th annual Open Farm Day on Sept. 15th. More than 30 farms are ready to welcome thousands of Nova Scotians to their operations for a day filled with fun, facts and farming. Each farm offers a unique, educational experience...

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Benefits and balance of eating alkaline

“Some people think that having a body PH level that is slightly more acidic makes you more prone to diseases, but everyone’s blood really is a similar PH level – and it’s not going to be influenced that much by what we are eating.” When it comes to healthy eating Naturopathic Doctor (ND), Amy Florian,...

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Dorian

I knew it was coming.. .the sudden darkness and interior silence which marks the loss of power. I filled my bath tub and several containers with drinking water, gathered firewood and prepared a store of canned food days in advance. That hurricane (tropical storm) Dorian would spare my local power lines never occurred to me,...

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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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Island people

Thinking back to past years, I recall some of those Pictou Islanders I once knew. I think of Duncan and Verna Rankin. They lived about a quarter mile away and were our nearest neighbours to the east. There was a hay field separating our homes and also was a place where Dad would plant our...

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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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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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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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Comfort centres open locally

Here are the comfort centres that are open in Pictou County. Alma Fire Department open from 10:30 am until 5:00 pm Caribou Fire Department open from 12:00 noon until 5:00 pm Eureka Fire Department open from 12:00 noon until 5:00 pm Linacy is open but will close at 12:00 noon Scotsburn Fire Department is open now until 5:00 pm Thorburn...

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