Dog agiity preliminaries

Sarah LeBlanc was busy Friday morning focusing on the course for competitions later that day during the 2019 UKI Canadian Open Championship at the William M. Sobey Soccer Complex in Stellarton. Dog owners like LeBlanc memorize the course by walking it without their dogs. The competitions will continue through the weekend until the finals on...

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Stingers win U-14 honours; U-16 team ends up third

STELLARTON — There was victory on the road and consolation at home on Sunday for two Stellarton Stingers female softball teams. The Under-14 Stingers went undefeated as they captured the Softball Nova Scotia championship in their age group at Highland Park, N.S. Kiara Allen was the winning pitcher as the Stingers opened with a 15-3...

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Gillis graces awards night

STELLARTON — Athletes need to make sure their achievements in competition exceed their performance in practice, Eric Gillis says. Gillis, who is from Antigonish and ran for Canada in the 2008, 2012 and 2016 Summer Olympics, was guest speaker last Thursday at Pictou County Athletics’ annual awards night at their facility in Stellarton. He is...

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Pictou Advocate sports

Billy Werber and the church roof

Sixty-one years have whizzed by — almost a lifetime to many — since the Stellarton Albions played their ninth and final season in the legendary import-laden Halifax and District Baseball League. It was long ago. We were in the early stages of black and white TV, computers and cell phones were unheard of, and the...

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Drive for supplies

Some parents may not think twice about spending the money for new school supplies, but that may not be the case for everyone. For the sixth year running, Meghan Hartling is collecting together school supplies for schools in Pictou County. The items Hartling collects go toward helping teachers in the schools replace things that might...

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Munro Grant panel unveiled

A few years in the making, Stellarton’s new Rev. George Munro Grant plaque has been erected in a new small park at the end of Foord Street near the Museum of Industry. The heritage site plaque was originally at town hall and has since been relocated and now features the addition of an information plaque...

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Citizens criticize council’s position

WESTVILLE — Residents of Westville remain frustrated with town council’s position regarding a possible coal mining operation near Cowan Street. Pioneer Coal, which has been conducting an open pit coal mining operation for years in Stellarton, has applied to extract coal from an area in Westville that borders Cowan Street and would encroach on a...

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Albions top New Glasgow, improve record to 13-4

NEW GLASGOW — The Stellarton Albions have made a move in the Baseball Nova Scotia Bluenose League’s 15-and-Under Tier II standings. The Albions raised their record to 13-4, starting on Friday with an 8-6 victory over the host New Glasgow Sullivan Fuels at the Kinsmen Field. Winning pitcher Lucas Canning struck out four batters over...

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Sobeys to end use of plastic bags by end of January 2020

STELLARTON – Picking up groceries will change for many local consumers by the end of January 2020. Sobeys announced on their website on Wednesday plans to remove all plastic bags from their 255 locations across Canada by that time. Canada’s second largest food retailer says the move represents an important first step in the journey...

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community news

AdvoCruiser’s everywhere in the community

This week we, Georgia and Burke, had the chance to meet a lot of new people and create new connections within our community of Pictou County. Hannah is on vacation, but she will be back next week to continue the adventure we get to call a job. We started off the week of July 15...

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