The year in review

Globally, we were captivated by the dramatic cave rescue of a dozen young soccer players and their coach in Thailand. History was made on the national scale in October with the legalization of cannabis. Locally, the war between the mill and all of those groups and individuals opposed to its effluent pipe line proposal dominated and continues...

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Pictou Advocate sports

Invasion on volleyball map

LYONS BROOK – A new volleyball program is taking shape, called the Pictou County Invasion. It’s a recently formed under-14 female team featuring coaches Harold Williams and Leonard Thompson that has already competed while conducting practice session at the Pictou County Wellness Centre and at West Pictou Consolidated School. “They’re progressing every practice,” Thompson said....

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Familiar faces in Newton’s Grace

When Newton’s Grace premieres this May, the deCoste Performing Arts Centre audience may see a few familiar faces on screen. One of them belongs to actor Kevin Gerrior. Now living in the Halifax area, Gerrior grew up in Pictou County, bouncing around the upper towns and Springville, and sang in the local band Critical Angle...

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May celebrates Hearing and Speech Month

May is designated as Speech and Hearing Month. Did you know that one in six Canadians has a speech, language or hearing disorder? Speech-language pathologists, audiologists and communication disorders technicians work daily with Canadians of all ages to help them deal with many different types of communication disorders. Speech-Language and Audiology Canada  is encouraging local...

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