Sunday, June 24, 2018


LORDA park opens for summer season

LANSDOWNE – Some nice days this spring have attracted people once again to LORDA. People come from throughout Pictou County and beyond to the Lansdowne Outdoor Recreation Park and all that it offers for seniors and others to enjoy. They discover, once they arrive, the expansive park grounds and a sense of serenity and calm […]


MacLennan wins 12th Miles marathon

NEW GLASGOW – Make it an even dozen Johnny Miles Marathon wins for Dave MacLennan. MacLennan, 53, started strong and steadily gained on runner-up Matthew White of Dartmouth to win the marathon by nearly 11 minutes in two hours, 47 minutes, 36 seconds. It’s his fastest winning time for the race since 2014 when he […]

Sutherland offers ice-making options

VICTORIA, B.C. – An engineer who grew up in Stellarton has made a life from a low-energy ice-making process. Art Sutherland is co-founder of Accent Refrigeration Systems Ltd., which was launched in 1980 and is based in Victoria, B.C. He has travelled around the world to install more efficient ammonia-carbon dioxide-based cooling systems that reduce […]

Arts & Entertainment

Songwriters Circle at deCoste to feature Bruce Guthro, friends

(EDITOR’S NOTE: THIS STORY IS BeING RE-POSTED FROM AN EARLIER VERSION DUE TO AN IN INCORRECT DATE.) PICTOU – Bruce Guthro has been hosting iconic and talented musicians at his songwriter circles for a dozen years, even hosting a nationally televised CBC series. On Tuesday, July 3 he will invite audience members into the intimate […]


Police work has gone to the dogs

In New Glasgow, there is one member of the police force that is particularly happy to go to work every day and is always more than ready to go. Bandit is a six-year-old German shepherd that works as the police K9 unit for the New Glasgow Regional Police Service. Const. Donnie Wadden is Bandit’s handler […]

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. […]

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 […]


Op-Ed: Mill a tragic legacy for our children and grandchildren

The tragic legacy of Northern Pulp has resulted from the extremely poor decision making by governments, past and present. Successive owners of the mill, including the current owners, have not invested heavily in capital expenditures to modernize the plant to be consistent with current technology. Much has been written over the last few years about […]

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