Pictou-Advocate-opinion

On youth …

One of the keys to Nova Scotia’s future success is the investment in our future generations. We know that our kids need three things to keep them in our province: affordable education, jobs and modern internet/cellphone access. Under the McNeil government, we have seen a lack of attention to the future of Nova Scotia. Since...

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Widow wants changes to EI benefits

A Westville woman wants to change how the government issues EI benefits to terminally ill Canadians. It’s an ordeal Kathy MacNaughton witnessed first hand. In 2014, her common-law spouse, David Fraser, died at age 50 following an eight-month battle with esophageal cancer. When Fraser’s health status changed to terminal, Employment Insurance benefits became sick benefits,...

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Hijinks on the high seas

Treachery, treason and a bit of innovation hit the low seas of Merigomish during the sixth annual Duct Tape and Cardboard Boat Races. The races were part of the Merigomish Funfest on Saturday which also included carnival style games, music and a karaoke pub night. This year’s races saw a couple of changes; boats set...

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MLAs push for solution to health record costs

PICTOU – The dire need for family physicians in Pictou County is no secret. It has been an ongoing issue which was compounded in December with the sudden death of a family physician in the New Glasgow area who was caring for Pictou West patients. “The problem we have is a shortage of doctors,” explains...

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