Pictou Advocate sports

It was a grand time for Scotiasl

Believe me. Choosing what I consider Pictou County’s three best sports dynasties in our lifetime wasn’t as simple an exercise as it may sound on the surface. But I’ve done my best. The toughest challenge I faced was reducing the selections to three as promised. There was a fourth franchise that kept haunting me —...

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Mullinger taking laughs to Glasgow Square stage

James Mullinger immediately asked to return to Glasgow Square after his well-received show last year and he will do so on Feb. 8 at 8 p.m. The second stop on his “Almost Canadian Tour,” Mullinger is not only a comedian but also a father, editor, cover model in England and inspiration for the full length...

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A UK perspective on the Maritimes

For a taste of the UK and a new perspective on the Maritimes, James Mullinger promises a night full of laughs this coming Friday during his show at Glasgow Square. This show marks his second time making his way to Pictou County to show off his brand of standup comedy. Mullinger said he jumped at...

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Christmas Kettle Campaign Reaches $1.86 Million in the Maritimes

HALIFAX – Once again, Maritimers answered The Salvation Army’s call for support for its annual Kettle Campaign contributing $1.86 million to help deliver vital programs and services across our communities this year. Kettle funds were collected at 200 sites across the Maritimes from mid-November through to December 23. Donations were also received through The Salvation...

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Community telethons provide important support this time of year

Halifax – With the season of giving upon us, Eastlink is proud to support community fundraising efforts in communities across the Maritimes. Over the past two months, local telethons like the Pictou County Christmas Fund and the Hants County Christmas Angels Telethon have raised over $178K. “While we’re committed to supporting our communities year round,...

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Kettle donations still needed

With a goal of raising $1.9 million and only three days until The Salvation Army’s Kettle campaign comes to an end, more donations across the Maritimes are needed to help reach this goal. “While many Maritimers have already generously contributed to the kettles, funds generated to date are lower than expected. As of today, we’re...

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Impacted communities celebrate amid Energy East Pipeline calcellation

TransCanada announced today that it will not move forward with the $15.7B Energy East Pipeline. “This is an enormous win. For the past five year a broad movement of people in frontline communities and across Canada have been working to stop this pipeline” said Stephen Thomas, Energy Campaign coordinator with the Ecology Action Centre. “These...

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Cruise guests enjoy quiet of county

PICTOU — The first cruise ship of the season made its way into Pictou on Monday and travellers took a tour of what the community has to offer. One of the excursions the cruise guests took part in was a trip to The Museum of Industry in Stellarton. Monday’s guests came from a study travel...

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JUBILEE: Doyle gearing up for a kitchen party on stage

The New Glasgow Riverfront Jubilee will be the biggest kitchen party you’ve ever seen when Alan Doyle takes the stage this year. The artist is excited to get to play in the Maritimes once again and is looking forward to having a good time and a bit of a singalong with the attendees of the...

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