Sweet time of the year

STELLARTON — Spring has finally sprung and along with the flowers that are starting to pop up, another sure sign of spring — Girl Guide cookies — is also blossoming. The vanilla and chocolate sandwich cookies are back again this year and the Brownies of Stellarton have been getting ready to sell all their sweet treats....

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Wishing our Olympian luck

EDIT: extra video added to this post.See below. Stellarton resident Blayre Turnbull is off to the Olympics in South Korea on the women’s hockey team. The Advocate gathered well wishes from the county for our very own Olympian. FEB 8 UPDATE: Oh dear! in the scramble to assemble everything for our big feature it appears that...

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Week of Prayer

The sweet sound of hymns could be heard over the lunch hour today at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Pictou as Week of Prayer 2018 is observed. The theme is “That All May Be Free” – Your right hand, O LORD, glorious in power (Exodus 15:6). Daily ecumenical prayer services are held each day this...

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Fundraiser takes just weeks to reach total

A fundraiser for a new fence at The Westray Miners Memorial Park in New Glasgow took a mere five weeks to reach its goal. And for that, Allen Martin is grateful. The park was opened on the first-year anniversary of the Westray Mine disaster, so has been operational now for almost 25 years. Martin says...

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Bumpy battle

https://youtu.be/gt-F6rwpy_gEDITORS NOTE: The Advocate received a comment from The Department of Transportation after press time on Tuesday. It was been added into this version of the story. Charles O’Connor has been living on Anderson Mountain Road for 55 years. Over time, he has watched the road he grew up on deteriorate into chunks of asphalt...

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Diving into water rescue

I don’t think I’ve ever been motion sick or sea sick in my life, but as we rolled with the waves of a windy day on the Northumberland Strait, I couldn’t have been happier to hear the sound of a boat engine. During last Thursday’s Coast Guard training exercise, I tested my sea legs and...

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Stinking good lesson

MOUNT WILLIAM — Some of the lessons learned last week by Grade 2 students across the county may have stunk a bit, quite literally, as the students took a trip to the Pictou County Solid Waste landfill to learn about recycling, garbage and composting. The students, who said they had a blast, went on a...

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Routes to Riches taking second spin around county

Buckle up and get ready for The Great Pictou County Routes to Riches Race — round two. This is Pictou County Roots for Youth’s second annual Routes to Riches fundraiser. Date is July 15 – same weekend as last year. And the organizers couldn’t be more excited to get their motors runnin’. “We are ecstatic...

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Meet the candidates of Pictou East …

It’s election time in Nova Scotia and The Advocate gave each candidate an opportunity to touch on topics of local interest. Here are the three candidates from Pictou East … Deborah Stiles NDP Pictou East How will you/your party deal with the lack of physicians in rural areas of Nova Scotia, like Pictou County? The...

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