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Habitat for Humanity to benefit from Ribfest

Hard to imagine how succulent, juicy barbecued ribs and the joys of home ownership are connected. But they are, or will be, in Pictou County. Camp 31 and Silver Bullet BBQ, professional ‘ribbers’, will help a local family have their dream come true with a new home, thanks to Ribfest. Pictou County Ribfest will be...

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Bringing back Boston Pizza

NEW GLASGOW — With more than just pizza to offer up, the Boston Pizza franchise is ready to start things up in Pictou County again this year with the reopening of the Highland Square Mall restaurant. Less than a year ago after shutting its doors and advertising the opportunity to purchase the franchise, steps are...

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Starbucks breaking ground in New Glasgow

Venti, grande, tall — it may be a different language to some but it will soon be regular vernacular to Pictou County residents as construction begins on a Starbucks store in New Glasgow. The planned free-standing store will be built in the parking lot at the Aberdeen Business Centre, the corner located closest to East...

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JUBILEE-ation! 24th Jubilee rocks the river

It was a successful weekend well worth all the hard work by volunteers for this year’s New Glasgow Riverfront Jubilee. With popular performers like Kim Mitchell, Trooper, Sass Jordan and Wintersleep, the weekend drew a good crowd to the downtown core of New Glasgow to celebrate music and the community around it. “It was a...

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Macdonald to launch his 16th book

NEW GLASGOW — A second edition of Clyde Macdonald’s book, Nova Scotians In and Out of Court, has been published and will be officially introduced on August 10. The launching is from 2 to 4 p.m.at the New Glasgow Library and will include light refreshment. Proceeds from the book sales are directed to the Pictou...

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Jube setup is underway

Downtown New Glasgow is busy and the area in front of Glasgow Square is congested as work continues to set up for the annual Riverfront Jubilee. The annual event runs over three days, from Friday through Sunday, and features the following artists: and dates Friday: East River Rats 7:30-8 pm Andre Pettipas & The Giants...

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Advo-Cruisin’ the county

Hey guys! It’s Burke and Hannah here. We are so happy that we are your 2019 Advocate community cruisers. So far this summer we have been having a blast exploring Pictou County and all of the events and festivities our beautiful county has to offer. We started off our adventure last week in the lovely...

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WomenAlike make history

Traffic stopped on the George Street Bridge in New Glasgow on Friday as fairies and butterflies danced behind a colourful dragon heading from Carmichael Park to Glasgow Square for the opening of the 18th annual Race on the River. The group was comprised of breast cancer survivors walking with purpose, with determination and filled with...

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Local stylist wins gold in competition

A local stylist is golden. Shelby Tait, 2017 Cosmetology honours graduate of the Nova Scotia Community College, recently competed in the Goldwells Global Colorzoom competition and on July 8 she heard she took gold in the New Talent Colorist category. A member of the Chelsea Laine Salon and Colour Bar, Tait will be going to...

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Velsoft develops breakthrough solution

Investing in companies discovering innovative solutions to costly and time consuming problems is helping Atlantic Canada become a more vibrant and globally competitive region where all Atlantic Canadians can thrive and prosper. With support from the Government of Canada, Velsoft Training Materials Inc. is working aggressively to expand with growth-oriented marketing and business activities so...

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