Special Olympics athletes join torch run

GRANTON – Warm weather and uplifted spirits graced the 2019 Michelin Special Olympics torch run on Wednesday morning. The run began from the Granton tire plant and proceeded to the Michelin Social Club entrance. Participants were bussed to stops in Westville and Stellarton before the run finished in New Glasgow. It was followed by a...

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MacDonald earns three gold medals,sets record

NEW GLASGOW — Cara MacDonald risen risen to new heights in track and field. The New Glasgow Academy runner won three gold medals in her 200-metre, 400-metre and 800-metre races at the Nova Scotia School Athletic Federation’s provincial track and field championships that took place last Friday and Saturday in Wolfville. “It was great to...

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The Local Climate – Peregrine

In 1955 the last of Nova Scotia’s peeregrine falcons was plucked from its nest on the cliffs of Cape d’Or, probably sold to falconers in the midst of the species’ collapse. We’ve all heard the name peregrine, even if a precious few of us have actually seen one. They’re famous, not only for their formidable...

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Spears among X-Men banished after brawl

ANTIGONISH – A former member of the Pictou County Weeks Crushers is among members of the St. Francis Xavier X-Men who were suspended after a recent hockey brawl. Third-year student Regan Spears was suspended for one game as an instigator and one game for fighting after the brawl broke out during the third period of...

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The Local Climate – A Rebellion in the Making

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Advocate is pleased to welcome journalist, columnist and author Zack Metcalfe to our online edition. He will be writing about the environment. When the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its most recent special report this past October, I could tell who’d read it by the looks on their faces. The...

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Replaying the past

The real-life story of a Nova Scotian icon is making its way to the deCoste Performing Arts Centre this week, telling the unbelievable story of Mona Parsons. The play has been touring Nova Scotia to teach more people about the story that brought Parsons halfway around the world enduring some of the worst of the...

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Pictou hosts McLellan Cup

PICTOU — The McLellan Cup is scheduled to arrive in Pictou today. Teams from the New Caledonian Curling Club in Pictou will host the winner from last week’s games hosted by the Halifax Curling Club through the afternoon today. There are generally three games, based on curlers available. Ten clubs are committed to hosting the...

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