Murray Quintuplets will be honoured during special ceremony

PICTOU – The Municipality of Pictou County will be unveiling a plaque dedicated to the first recorded birth of quintuplets in Canada. Council agreed in the fall of 2018 to honour the Murray quintuplets and this significant birth in the country. The ceremony is scheduled to take place Feb. 2 in the Municipality of Pictou...

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Hillside group holding two-day flea market to raise funds to build new hall

A desire to re-connect residents with their community and each other is the driving force behind the Hillside Community Society. This group’s main focus is to work together to generate funds to build a community centre in Hillside so that community residents can socialize with each other, celebrate milestones and get together for fun and...

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Hillside Girls Club anniversary event draws a crowd

In its early days, the Hillside Girls Club offered young women in the community a place to go. “We just joined because it was something to go to. Back in those days, we had nothing to go to,” said Christina Anderson, who was a teenager when she joined the club that met in the one-room...

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Three-quarters of a century… and many more to go

It began as a knitting class; 75 years later Girls Club, once The Hillside Girls Club, has taught girls a lot more than knitting and sewing. It has since transformed into a Monday night club for girls to learn new skills like crochet, embroidery and crafting. Today, Ellen Murphy and Sandra Hattie run the club...

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Pictou Advocate sports

Lest we forget the third Hafey

Any boxing fan in this country who ever sat at ringside would be able to tell you that Pictou County’s Art Hafey rose to number one contender status in the world featherweight division but was never given his deserved shot at the championship. Any knowledgeable follower of the fight game would also be able to...

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Nova Scotia Spirit Company receives NSLC Award

TRENTON – Pictou County’s Nova Scotia Spirit Company has been named the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation’s (NSLC) Local Spirits Partner of the Year. The Trenton distillery was named recipient of the 2016 Partnership Award at the NSLC’s Industry Day held in Halifax on Sept. 11. “The Nova Scotia Spirit Company has a clear strategy,” said...

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Community centre in the future for Hillside

HILLSIDE — Peter Boyles is looking forward to the day when Hillside residents have a community centre to call their own. And he is working hard to make sure that happens. Boyles is the municipal councillor for District 9 which includes Hillside. He said that area has never had a community centre, but now that...

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Hafey’s journey never easy

It’s probably difficult to realize, but it’s been 41 years since it happened. That’s half a lifetime to most people. Yet even the passage of four decades plus a year isn’t enough time for boxing fans to forget, especially knowledgeable ones in Pictou County and other parts of Nova Scotia, real hotbeds of boxing in...

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