Wash out

Crews were busy on Saturday trying to restore part of the road to Big Island that was washed out last week in the latest storm. It will likely be Monday before the road is reconnected. (Goodwin photo)...

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Bumpy battle

https://youtu.be/gt-F6rwpy_gEDITORS NOTE: The Advocate received a comment from The Department of Transportation after press time on Tuesday. It was been added into this version of the story. Charles O’Connor has been living on Anderson Mountain Road for 55 years. Over time, he has watched the road he grew up on deteriorate into chunks of asphalt...

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Lodge Road in deplorable condition

To the Editor: “You’re fired” are the words we used to hear from now, President Trump on his celebrity TV show, The Apprentice and they are words that someone here in Pictou County desperately needs to hear. Someone’s head needs to roll for the poor condition of Lodge Road and the way it’s been left...

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MacDonald, Corbin set Hawboldt-Lays road race pace

WESTVILLE – Younger runners set the pace on Monday during the 40th anniversary celebrations for the annual road races run in memory of Jimmie Hawboldt and Fred Lays. Ryan Shaun MacDonald crossed the finish line while his watch showed an elapsed time of 29 minutes, 32 seconds. “It was a good day,” MacDonald said Times...

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Labour Day running event hits 40

WESTVILLE – Forty years of road racing on Labour Day in Westville will be celebrated with a five-mile fun run starting at 10 a.m. on Monday. It will also be a chance to honour those who have been a part of the event, including perennial one-mile and five-mile champion Dave MacLennan and the late Joe...

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Critz of Fury cycling race cancelled

NEW GLASGOW – The second annual Critz of Fury criterium road race scheduled for Sunday has been cancelled. Clint Snell of the Pictou County Cycling Club confirmed today that the race would not take place due to a lack of entries. The decision negates the need for street closures on Sunday. “We could have put...

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