Juurlinks retire after five decades of service

In 1959, Tony and Christina Juurlink opened a family restaurant that would later be one of the most well-known food establishments in Pictou County. Westside Family Restaurant was open for eight years until, sadly, in 1967 Tony Juurlink passed away. Their son, John Juurlink, teamed up with his mother to help run the Westside Restaurant...

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Kindness returned: Food for all

More than a year after landing in a new country and working to adjust and settle in, AbdulKadir Casim is hoping to share the same giving spirit that brought him and his family to Canada as refugees to those who might not know where their next meal will come from. Casim runs Alladin, a Syrian...

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From Korea to Canada

The world of international cuisine is opening up to Lyons Brook this year as the Pictou Lunch Box opens its doors at the Birchwood Campground and Cabins. The restaurant officially opened in July advertising a niche in the restaurant market in Pictou County: authentic Korean food. After the old office building from the campground had...

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Pictou Advocate sports

The APC died 60 years ago

It’s everywhere. Old age – and the topic of aging – seems to be on the minds of more and more people. It must have something to do with growing old. Take this past Friday morning. I was walking the dogs when a woman, who stopped to pat them, noted one was turning grey. She...

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Boston Pizza coming to Highland Square Mall

Boston Pizza will be coming to Pictou County – to the Highland Square Mall, in fact. Here is an announcement on the Highland Square Mall’s Facebook site: “It’s an exciting day at Highland Square!!! Construction will begin very soon on the new Boston Pizza restaurant which will be located in the front corner of the...

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