Thursday, April 26, 2018



Blair takes next big step

Make it three straight pro fight wins for Brody Blair. The Lyons Brook boxer is already looking ahead after recording his third professional boxing victory in as many bouts by defeating Juan Raygosa of Mexico by unanimous decision in their six-round main event that capped a rousing six-bout card at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. […]

Selects eye female hockey title

BRIDGEWATER – The Northern AAA Subway Selects have their sights set on the Esso Cup. The Selects had three preliminary matches entering today’s action in their first-ever appearance at the Canadian female midget hockey championship in Bridgewater. The tournament began on Sunday and will end on Saturday. Kara MacLean scored twice as the Selects defeated […]

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Relaxed performances open the doors at Festival Antigonish Summer Theatre

ANTIGONISH – Festival Antigonish Summer Theatre is opening its doors in a new way with the addition of “Relaxed Performances” to its regular schedule. A Relaxed Performance is one in which the environment is specifically adapted to relax the traditional expectations around silence, darkness, and stillness in the theatre. It is designed to benefit people […]


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 […]

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 […]


Inclusion report leaves unanswered questions

To the Editor: It will be four years this October since the Freeman Panel released its 78-page report (“Disrupting the Status Quo…”.) In it , the term “differentiated instruction” was used more than 20 times. The term “congregated classes” was used only twice. In the just released report on inclusion, “Students first…” there is mention […]

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