Pictou Advocate community news banner

Dr. Kombu Brewing Company holding school workshops about fermentation

Dr. Kombu Brewing Company, makers of Solas Kombucha and based in New Ross, Nova Scotia, is engaging its local community by providing workshops in schools to teach young people about fermentation — namely, kombucha. Kombucha is a fermented non-alcoholic tea that starts from a culture (SCOBY—Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria and Yeast) and creates an all-ages […]

Continue Reading
Pictou Advocate community news banner

Scotsburn enters deal to sell assets to Quebec co-op

The local dairy industry has turned another page. Scotsburn Co-operative Services Limited announced last week that it has entered into a binding agreement – subject to a vote of its shareholders – to sell nearly all its assets to Agropur Co-operative of Quebec. The board of directors of Scotsburn voted unanimously to recommend to its […]

Continue Reading

Sports writer, Advocate columnist follows dream

Mickey Mantle, Roger Maris, Frank Mahovlich, Henri Richard, Gordie Howe… Most sports fans dream of someday, maybe, seeing one of these sports giants. But meeting all of them, plus more? Well, that’s a dream that’s just about too big for anyone, really. Not so for sports writer Hugh Townsend. He met these greats, and many […]

Continue Reading

La Leche League meeting

The monthly meeting of the Pictou County La Leche League group will be held on Wednesday July 6th  at 6:30 pm at the Kids First Family Resource Centre in downtown New Glasgow. Pregnant and new mothers and babies are welcome to attend for breastfeeding information and support.

Continue Reading
PictouAdvocate-june15-04

Local historian recalls Dead Man’s and Melville islands

This past Memorial Day history was made, once again, at Melville Island and Dead Man’s Island in Halifax, witnessed by a local historian. Bridgeville’s  John Ashton had the opportunity as the Nova Scotia representative on the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada to speak at the official commemoration of the two islands as historic […]

Continue Reading