TIMBER!

Advocate donates timber structure to NNEC for classroom Timmmmbeeerrr! Fortunately, there are no logs falling at North Nova Education Centre but there are soon to be some erected for a new outdoor classroom, thanks to a donation from Advocate Media. A large timber frame that was once used as an expo feature at forums as...

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Puppy pals

Two young entrepreneurs in Pictou are proving that not all businesses have gone to the dogs during the global health pandemic. In fact, they’re paw-sitively passionate about their venture. Ethan Gray and Khaya Dlamini are lacing up their walking shoes and getting ready to accompany your family dog on its daily walk with their new...

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How to be a friend: Students set example for friendship and inclusion

Making new friends as a kid can be tough as it is and oftentimes, if you find the right ones they become friends for life. Making friends for kids on the spectrum can be especially hard, but some local kids proved that it doesn’t have to be. After a school career so far that has...

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The great pumpkin

When people think pumpkins they usually think of October but for Fraser Miller, pumpkins are a year-round thing requiring an immense amount of attention and care. Miller began growing pumpkins after a visit to the Dill farm three years ago. As he saw the giant pumpkin he thought that it was something he could take...

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Celebrating culture

Tonya Francis sings the honour song to open a celebration of Mi’kmaq Heritage Month at the NSCC Pictou Campus on Monday morning. (Photos of the honour song were taken with permission given)...

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BLM goes BIG

Black Lives Matter. The message is clear after Sunday afternoon’s community event that saw the phrase Black Lives Matter be painted down the center of Provost Street in downtown New Glasgow. The idea for the project was inspired by the street painting leading up to the White House in Washington, D.C., that says the same...

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Meeting of the minds

NEW GLASGOW — The local mentoring project partnering with Dalhousie University and a couple of other towns has kicked off its first in-person meeting since the pandemic hit and is now ready to take the next step to help young professionals in Pictou County. A group of mentors as well as co-ordinator for the project,...

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Cemetery maintenance hits a bump in the road

A local cemetery caretaker is hoping to call attention to the trouble he has been facing trying to have repairs done to the drainage culvert at the Hillside Cemetery. After looking after the local cemetery for more than 20 years, Edward “Bud” MacPherson has hit a road block, literally, on how he can keep it...

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GOLD RUSH

Prospecting for gold in Pictou County It could be the beginning of something big and shiny for a Nova Scotian prospector and an Ottawa mining exploration company in Pictou County after they struck gold in the soil of Pictou County. Patrick Bellefontaine, a prospector from HRM, had been doing research and piecing together information and...

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From Pictou County, with love

Local youth send care packages to Jamaican migrant workers Some good news has been spread to migrant workers of a farm in Great Village. After hearing of the opportunity to give back to her community through a Rising Youth grant, Brandi Medley wanted to share some Pictou County hospitality and put together some care packages...

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