Sweet spring

With Easter approaching everyone’s sweet tooth kicking in, the Aberdeen Hospital Auxiliary has the solution with its new fundraising event, Chocolate Spring Fest. The group is partnering with the Nova Scotia Community College in Stellarton to celebrate spring and all things sweet with the new event. “There will be a mini fashion show and chocolate...

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Decorating for a cause

A team of hard workers spent last week putting together Christmas goodies for others; they may not have been elves but they were just as happy to be helping out. The Aberdeen Hospital Auxiliary group marked its eighth year selling handmade Christmas wreaths. The group sets up shop once a year in a space donated...

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Help ‘Spread some Christmas cheer’

EDITOR’S NOTE: THE ADVOCATE OFFICE ON 21 GEORGE STREET, PICTOU, IS A DROP-OFF LOCATION FOR THESE CARDS.   One kind deed leads to another, and another. And soon, that builds to thousands of kind gestures that help put a smile on faces at Christmas. Again this Christmas, Nicole LeBlanc and her band of merry elves...

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Sobey Foundation establishes $1 Million cardiorespiratory service at St. Martha’s Hospital

ANTIGONISH –  Saint Martha’s Regional Hospital Foundation (SMRHF) is bursting with pride. That’s because the Sobey Foundation has made a transformative $1 million gift in support of cardiorespiratory care at the hospital. In recognition of the gift, the cardio and respiratory services will be named Sobey Cardiorespiratory Services. Frank Sobey, chair of the Sobey Foundation,...

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Collision claims the life of one and leaves four injured

ENFIELD – A motor vehicle collision on Highway 102 yesterday has claimed the life of one and has left four injured. Just after 3 p.m. Tuesday, RCMP, EHS and Halifax Regional Fire responded to a collision on Highway 102, between Exits 6 and 7. Initial investigation determined that a 2011 Toyota Corolla, that was travelling...

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Helping ‘spread Christmas cheer’ for fourth year in a row

TRENTON — Christmas will be a little bit brighter for some local residents. Nicole LeBlanc is continuing with the project she spearheaded, Spreading Christmas Cheer in Pictou County. “I started doing this in honour of my grandmother Evelyn, who had been in and out of hospital during Christmas time.” Her grandmother had a bulletin board...

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Services being enhanced despite psychiatrist’s exit, Vienneau says

NEW GLASGOW — The remaining local psychiatrist says service is being strengthened despite the departure of the area’s other psychiatrist. Dr. Theresa Vienneau, who practises in New Glasgow but is also the Nova Scotia Health Authority’s department head of psychiatry for the Northern Zone that includes hospitals in New Glasgow, Truro and Amherst, acknowledged the...

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Emergency Department celebrates opening

Big scissors officially snipped a ribbon to open the Aberdeen Hospital’s new Emergency Department on Monday during an event that hosted Minister of Health and Wellness Randy Delorey as well as other guests from the Nova Scotia Health Authority and Pictou County. Delorey announced that the project had come in on time and on budget;...

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Arrest made in suspicious death

BAYHEAD – The situation that was unfolding in Tatamagouche earlier this morning  has been resolved. Shortly before midnight, Colchester District RCMP responded to a 9-1-1 call from a residence on Clarks Road, Bayhead. Upon arrival, officers discovered a deceased female.  A male suspect was located by members shortly after.  The man drove off in a vehicle...

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Community comes together for Kent Corbett

Saturday marked the first time that Kent Corbett had been out and about from the hospital in about five weeks. Surrounded by friends and family, he was humbled by the support of the community to which he tirelessly gives his time. With dozens of silent auction items and an entertainment lineup to keep folks dancing,...

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