Farewell flowers

Bob Parker retires from West River Greenhouses Much like his flowers, Robert “Bob” Parker’s career has sprouted and bloomed over the years. It has become something for other business owners to admire, a staple to the community, and a source of beauty that spreads wherever his flowers are planted. He had been considering it as...

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Tinsel town for all

The Museum of Industry’s hit Christmas display Tiny Tinsel Town is reaching so much further than it has before with a little help from technology. Museum staff had a video put together for the display this year showcasing parts of the extensive collection of miniature homes and Christmas or winter scenes with different themes. One...

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Feelin’ fit: How to keep your New Year’s resolution

Most people have made a health-related New Year’s resolution at some point in their life and with January approaching the mid-month mark, resolutioners are coming out seeking to make this year a better one for themselves. It can be hard to stick to those resolutions so The Advocate spoke with some local gyms to find...

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New business for downtown Pictou

The new year is bringing a new business to downtown Pictou. Now, it won’t be difficult to get your new Christmas clothes squeaky clean and take out all those turkey dinner stains with Pictou Laundry that is housed in a bright green building on the corner of Coleraine and Water streets. After the previous laundromat...

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A book to the past

Clyde Macdonald’s book launch may have been a bit different for his 18th book, Pictonians at War, than others but his passion for the subject and writing certainly remain. The former Justice and now the author has just released his latest book about Pictou County men that faced extraordinary circumstances in wartime. “This is in...

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Sweater weather

YMCA hosts ‘virtual’ ugly sweater run If you saw flocks of runners in hilariously ugly sweaters making their way around the county this Saturday, you were not alone. The annual YMCA Ugly Sweater Run took place virtually Saturday morning and saw 72 runners take part from all over the county, choosing their own route and...

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Not so tiny display at the museum

There’s a whole world beyond imagination filled with about as many stories as you can think of at the Museum of Industry, just in time for Christmas this year as the Tiny Tinsel Town returns for its third year. The now annual event has become a favourite for many and a perfect way to get...

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Tower troubles residents

Residents of the North End of New Glasgow, specifically North Provost Street, are calling for answers after a 5G cell tower was erected in the area after residents and the town had expressed their anger and dismay with the tower proposal by Eastlink. The tower was erected on October 27, 2020. “I think we were...

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The giving spirit

Inspired by his own life experiences and facing his own difficult situations, Dustin Madden knew that people would need help once the COVID-19 pandemic hit. With a few hundred dollars he had saved, he decided it would be put to good use going to help out others in Pictou County. So he started Dustin’s Community...

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