Smile! for local charities

The annual Smile Cookie campaign is underway at Tim Hortons locations in Pictou County until Sept. 22, with proceeds from the sale of the cookies going to the Pictou County Food Banks and the Pictou County Fuel Fund. The food banks provide emergency supplies of food, while the Fuel Fund supplies families in urgent need...

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What’s in a name?

Your average North American can recognize 150 corporate logos without effort or preparation. Our evolutionary gifts for pattern recognition, once wielded by our ancestors to understand and embrace the complexities of nature, are now being clogged by companies from which we purchase the necessities. Most of us are incapable of missing a Tim Hortons on...

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Hero’s sendoff

Very few people can say that by the age of 18 they had touched people from all corners of the earth. Although shy and soft-spoken, Daniel Arsenault has seemed to make a bigger impact on those around him than anyone could have ever imagined. Born with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, Daniel lived his life to its...

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Chamber’s awards gala honours local business

PICTOU — It was a festive and sometimes rousing atmosphere last Thursday during the 2018 Pictou County Chamber of Commerce awards gala at the deCoste Entertainment Centre. Some of the loudest applause preceded the lifetime achievement award presented to Jim Shaw, which was one of 12 awards presented throughout the evening. Shaw received the award,...

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Smile! You’ll be helping others

The annual Smile Cookie campaign is underway at Tim Hortons locations in Pictou County until September 23, with proceeds from the sale of the cookies going to the Pictou County Food Banks and the Pictou County Fuel Fund. The food banks provide emergency supplies of food, helping an average of 625 families each month in...

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By Pat Healey   ELMSDALE: The first-ever Electrical Vehicle (EV) charging station was officially launched Monday, June 25, next to the Tim Hortons in the Elmsdale Shopping Centre. N.S. Power, Emera, and project partners including Kings-Hants Liberal MP Scott Brison and Hants East MLA Margaret Miller, the Minister of N.S. Natural Resources, gathered to celebrate...

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Pictou Advocate sports

Newfoundlanders admired Danky

It’s something that happens year-round, whether it’s hockey season or not. You arrive at a Tim Hortons anywhere on earth, any restaurant from McDonald’s to Montana’s, any place where two or three are gathered together to chat. It’s always the same. Yackety-yack, yackety-yack. Hockey conversations, hockey debates, even hot hockey arguments fill the air –...

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Pictou Advocate sports

Only four county teams in the hall

It doesn’t matter when or where the subject comes up. It can be during a morning discussion with friends at Tim Hortons. It can be while sitting in a local rink watching a minor hockey game. It can be when meeting up with someone during a walk in the neighbourhood. Anywhere, anytime, it’s a topic...

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New Glasgow invites community participation in National Sweater Day

NEW GLASGOW – Each February, more than a million people across Canada turn down the heat and throw on their boldest sweaters to show support for taking action on climate change. National Sweater Day, led by the World Wildlife Federation Canada, strives to spark conversations about how individuals, business, and community groups can make meaningful...

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Living the Fox Harb’r lifestyle – for a day

Rolling and meticulously crafted landscapes, the sight and salt-tinged smell of the Northumberland Strait and a taste of the Fox Harb’r lifestyle … that’s what a group of journalists recently got to enjoy. The journos were largely an Upper Canadian lot, coming from or freelancing for publications such as Homes Magazine, Lxry Magazine, Weekend Jaunt,...

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