Monday, September 21, 2020

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MacKenzie seeks to take her international experience to her hometown in a run for council

Melinda MacKenzie calls herself a “proud Pictonian” and she wants your vote for Pictou Town Council in the upcoming municipal election. A graduate of Pictou Academy, Acadia University and James Cook University in Australia, MacKenzie is an advocate of lifelong learning and currently teaches at Pictou Landing First Nation School. She is co-founder of Earth...

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Sports

Crushers return to the ice Oct. 4

Truro – For the first time since the 2019-20 season was abruptly cut short due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in mid-March, teams in the Maritime Junior Hockey League (MHL) are preparing to return to the ice. The 2020-21 exhibition season begins Sunday, September 20th in Campbellton as the Tigers host the Grand...

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Steve Goodwin is an Advocate asset

I never forget the details of how the middle part of October unfolded in 2014. My column was about Steve Goodwin, the long-time Advocate reporter who was being inducted into the media section of the Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame that weekend. It was my intention to attend the ceremonies in Westville that...

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Arts & Entertainment

Pictou Lodge hosting Jimmy Rankin for two nights

You just can’t stop the music! The Song Dog, Jimmy Rankin, is coming to town to do two small shows. The Riverfront Jubilee is bringing the multi-award winning singer/songwriter to Pictou Lodge on September 4 and 5. “We are thrilled to be able to bring Jimmy Rankin out for a show in our community, especially since...

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Opinion

Counterpoint: Setting the record straight about Northern Pulp woes

Sawmill owner Robin Wilber got a number of essential points backward in his recent opinion piece calling for a revival of Northern Pulp. In hopes of setting the record straight, I would like to address five key errors. 1. The “Government Changed the Goalposts” argument: Let’s be clear, it was Northern Pulp that moved the...

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