Sobeys to end use of plastic bags by end of January 2020

STELLARTON – Picking up groceries will change for many local consumers by the end of January 2020. Sobeys announced on their website on Wednesday plans to remove all plastic bags from their 255 locations across Canada by that time. Canada’s second largest food retailer says the move represents an important first step in the journey...

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AdvoCruiser’s everywhere in the community

This week we, Georgia and Burke, had the chance to meet a lot of new people and create new connections within our community of Pictou County. Hannah is on vacation, but she will be back next week to continue the adventure we get to call a job. We started off the week of July 15...

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Advo-Cruisin’ the county

Hey guys! It’s Burke and Hannah here. We are so happy that we are your 2019 Advocate community cruisers. So far this summer we have been having a blast exploring Pictou County and all of the events and festivities our beautiful county has to offer. We started off our adventure last week in the lovely...

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Call to RCMP leads to arrest of impaired driver who was twice the legal limit

An alert from a caller about a dangerous driver has enabled Pictou District RCMP to make an arrest. Following a complaint from a concerned caller, Pictou District RCMP arrested a 44-year-old man from Colchester County for impaired driving. Police want to thank this person for making the call and helping to make public roads safer. At approximately 7:40...

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My father’s traphouse

One-room community schools in Nova Scotia, including the one on Pictou Island, were in the process of closing their doors during the late 1950s and 1960s. Students in grades 9 and up were required to attend newly built superior high schools. Advanced elementary schools were also being considered for grades 9and under. Many Pictou Islanders...

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Traffic disruptions in downtown New Glasgow this weekend

Anyone in the downtown area of New Glasgow this weekend will notice traffic disruptions. The Town of New Glasgow advises the traveling public that there will be several upcoming road closures to accommodate preparations and events associated with The Riverfront Jubilee. • The Glasgow Square Theatre parking lot will be closed as of 6 a.m....

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Bird trouble

The Migratory Bird Convention Act (MBCA) is a fine piece of legislation, stipulating in no uncertain terms than an exhaustive list of our native birds – chiefly those who come and go with the seasons – cannot be legally killed, nor their nests lawfully destroyed. It’s an emblem of protection for those species who face...

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Westville mayor granted leave of absence

WESTVILLE – Town council has given Mayor Roger MacKay a three-month leave of absence. Council approved MacKay’s request for the leave from July 29 to October 31 at its regular meeting on Monday. MacKay asked for it in light of his candidacy in the federal election in October. He won the nomination in a four-way...

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Fatal collision claims life of child in Antigonish County

LOWER SOUTH RIVER – A three -year-old boy has died following a single vehicle collision on July 28. At approximately 12:10 p.m. on that day, Antigonish RCMP responded to the crash on South Side Harbour Road in Lower South River. They were assisted at the scene by EHS and volunteer firefighters. The vehicle was occupied by three...

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Restoration ongoing

David Elliott has been working on restoring the top floor of the former post office on Water Street in Pictou as well as having the roof redone. The goal for his latest visit from England is to have the top floor inside the structure stripped and ready to restore with flooring and more on the...

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