Stitching together help

WearWell doing its part in fight against COVID-19 Going back to its roots, WearWell Garments is stepping up to the plate to help health care workers when they need it most with precautionary gear to help avoid the spread of COVID-19. Because the Stellarton company once produced similar medical products, when the need was expressed...

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Tunes for tough times

Nova Scotian Kitchen Party Facebook group chases away the isolation blues with music, song, dance and more What began as a small act to brighten a few people’s days has now reached out to more than 100,000 people from all over the world sharing something Atlantic Canada is known for: music. The Ultimate Online Nova...

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Fun inside

As March Break has extended for schools and some daycares closed, parents working from home and children are spending a lot of time in the house as part of social distancing and even more now that a state of emergency has been called. So much time indoors can get tedious. The Advocate spoke to someone...

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Local musicians recognized for lifetime of dedication to craft

It has been 50 years since local musician John ‘Spyder’ Macdonald joined the Atlantic Federation of Musicians, an accomplishment that was marked along with his friend and fellow musician Gregg ‘Phisch’ Fancy at a recent awards ceremony in Halifax. The two have been dedicated to their craft and continue to play shows all over the...

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Head, shoulders, knees and chairs

Things are picking up, or rather sitting down, in Pictou at the Legion with a new chair exercise program that has already begun to attract a crowd in its first few weeks. Each Friday from 1 to 2 p.m., approximately 30 or so people gather at the legion to take part in the low impact...

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The Kitchen Criminals ready to drop first album

It will be a night for dancing, laughs, good music and more for The Kitchen Criminals on March 7 as they celebrate their first CD release party at the deCoste Performing Arts Centre. The launch party will be an all-ages show with tickets selling for $20 and kids getting in free. After four years of...

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Peace, calm … and baby animals

Deep breath in. Deep breath out. Clear your mind and relax your body. When was the last time you took time for yourself to take deep breaths and relax, in every sense of the word? It seems that more and more people are moving toward the calming effect that practising yoga has on the body...

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Nail gun sentencing set over

A Pictou County man will wait until March for final sentencing after being found guilty of criminal negligence causing bodily harm and assault with a weapon. Shawn Wade Hynes is accused of using a nail gun to shoot NH Dlamini in the back at a Pictou County worksite on Sept. 19, 2018. He was found...

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Cards of caring

It may look like a little card to some but for victims of domestic violence, new helpline and reference cards are a lifeline, a resource of safe spaces in a situation that can make even home feel like a dangerous place to be. For victims of domestic abuse, when law enforcement arrives things become frightening...

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Women’s Institute celebrating WI week

You may have heard of them, you may have seen them around the community. In some ways, Pictou County almost has its very own secret society…that is not so secret. The Women’s Institute chapters of Pictou County show constant generosity to their communities seeking little praise or publicity in return. Chances are, you know someone...

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