Refuge worthy of a king

At one time, the American chestnut made up a full quarter of all trees in the mixed deciduous forests of eastern North America, conquering canopies from southern New England north into Ontario. The King of the Forest, they called it, not only for its commanding stature but also its chestnut bounties and fine lumber.  ...

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The Local Climate – A Rebellion in the Making

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Advocate is pleased to welcome journalist, columnist and author Zack Metcalfe to our online edition. He will be writing about the environment. When the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its most recent special report this past October, I could tell who’d read it by the looks on their faces. The...

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41st Annual 4-H Nova Scotia Provincial Show being hosted in Bridgewater

The 41st annual 4-H Nova Scotia Provincial Show will be held at the South Shore Exhibition Grounds in Bridgewater from September 28 to 30. This year’s show is being hosted by 4-H Nova Scotia’s South Shore region which includes Lunenburg, Queens and Shelburne counties. The 4-H NS Provincial Show is the largest 4-H show in...

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By Pat Healey   ELMSDALE: The first-ever Electrical Vehicle (EV) charging station was officially launched Monday, June 25, next to the Tim Hortons in the Elmsdale Shopping Centre. N.S. Power, Emera, and project partners including Kings-Hants Liberal MP Scott Brison and Hants East MLA Margaret Miller, the Minister of N.S. Natural Resources, gathered to celebrate...

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RCMP charges man with dangerous driving

BARNEYS RIVER –  RCMP here have arrested a Bridgewater man for travelling 200 km/h. On April 9, just after 4:30 p.m., the RCMP’s Eastern Traffic Services spotted a vehicle travelling at 200 km/h in Marshy Hope on Highway 104. It was then observed passing vehicles at a high rate of speed in a no passing...

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Advocate Printing grows, acquires Transcontinental Inc. line of business

PICTOU  – Advocate Printing and Publishing Company Ltd.’s flagship facility in Pictou is expanding its production services after the company announced today that it bought most of Transcontinental’s Dartmouth-based printing business. Advocate, Atlantic Canada’s largest independent printing company, is growing with the acquisition of printing equipment from a 60,000 square-foot commercial printing facility, as well...

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