Thorburn man arrested with illegal smokes

More illegal tobacco has been taken off the streets following a short-term investigation by Service Nova Scotia’s Compliance and Special Investigations Unit. On July 12, in Amherst, a 65-year-old man from Thorburn was arrested after being found in possession of 80,000 illegal cigarettes. The estimated provincial tax value of the cigarettes is $22,016 and federal...

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Gryphon girls hockey winners

THORBURN – The North Nova Gryphons have won the NSSAF Northumberland Regional Division I female hockey championship. The Gryphons captured the 2017-18 banner on Wednesday afternoon at the Ivor MacDonald Memorial Arena after defeating the Dr. J.H. Gillis Royals in a best-of-three-games series. The first game took place on Monday in Thorburn, resulting in a...

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Local athletes on P.E.I. team

Pictou County hockey players have been playing hockey this season while pursuing studies at Holland College. First-year forward Katelyn Dunn of New Glasgow was recently named the college’s female athlete of the week ending on February 4 while playing with the Holland Hurricanes. Goalie Kara Mason and team captain Annika Mason of Stellarton and Hayley...

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Lest we forget: Fallen remembered during services

Thousands of Pictou County residents gathered on November 11 at cenotaphs and memorials to honour those who gave their lives for our freedom … In Sunny Brae, three more names were added to the cenotaph list and the unveiling of a new interpretive panel were among highlights of the annual Remembrance Day service. The weather...

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Pictou Advocate sports

MacDonald salutes European influence

A chance meeting with Max Ivanov sent Lowell MacDonald into recall about his first encounter with European hockey and how it has influenced the NHL. MacDonald was left with the irony of having enjoyed his best years in the National Hockey League when he was a star left-winger with the Pittsburgh Penguins, while the current...

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Cocaine seized in Thorburn

THORBURN –  Cocaine and illegal tobacco were was seized by police at a residence here on Monday. At approximately 4:30 p.m. Monday, the Pictou County Integrated Street Crime Enforcement Unit, with the assistance of the Pictou County District RCMP, executed a search warrant on a residence in New Row. As a result, police seized a...

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Sharks, Hawks win gold

THORBURN — Visiting teams won both banners on Sunday to complete minor hockey tournaments at the Ivor MacDonald Memorial Rink. The Halifax Hawks defeated TASA 5-3 to win the Aaron Blackwood Memorial Peewee B event, while the Sackville Sharks downed the Sackville Bruins 4-1 in the Audrey McDonald Memorial Peewee C Division. The Thorburn Golden...

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Painting for play

THORBURN – Sue Harrington looks on in despair as she drops her child off at Thorburn Elementary School every day. She sees the children just standing around, not wanting to play on the weathered play sets. So she and a couple of parents began a group, Active Kids Development Project, to improve the play space...

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Pictou-Advocate-opinion

Seat sale doesn’t sit well with longtime parishioner

To Bishop Brian Dunn, also to Father John Barry, Parish Priest at St. Peter’s Parish, Tracadie. To the Editor: I am amazed at you, selling our church pews. I am one of those people that paid for the seats. How would you like it if we went to your parish and sold your church pews?...

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