Riding along

Socializing and safety go hand in hand with off-road vehicles EDITOR’S NOTE: Reporter Heather Brimicombe was invited on a ride-along with members of the Pictou County ATV Association and Pictou District RCMP officers to highlight the laws and regulations for ATV use in Nova Scotia in advance of hunting season, as well as provide information...

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First Disability Pride Walk held in New Glasgow

A small sea of people made up a rainbow to show disability pride on Saturday morning as they gathered just outside of Glen Haven Manor in New Glasgow before making their way to Summer Street. The event was the first Disability Pride walk to be held in Pictou County, although others have been held across...

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Rawlins Cross marking 30 years at the Grand Slam

It will be a rockin’ kitchen party and a great big celebration on 30 years of playing Celtic Rock for the band Rawlins Cross, who will be playing at the Pinty’s Grand Slam curling event. With six people in the band, there’s been a lot to draw on over the years with so many different...

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Canyon doffs hat to competitors

It’s not the first time George Canyon has come in second place and, as he stated Monday evening after receiving news that he did not win the Central Nova riding in the federal election, the last time didn’t end up so bad. Set up at The Spot in downtown New Glasgow, Canyon’s Conservative supporters watched...

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PM stops at Coffee Bean

Archimedes Street was a wash of red last Tuesday afternoon as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stopped by a local coffee shop to support Central Nova Liberal candidate Sean Fraser. Although he was running late from earlier visits elsewhere in the province, Trudeau still made a coffee stop at The Coffee Bean to give a nod...

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‘Scheer’ joy

It was a week of politics and a final push leading into election day last week as just days after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited Pictou County leader of the Conservative party also rolled into Pictou County for an appearance on Thursday evening. Party leader Andrew Scheer attended a rally and kitchen party style gathering...

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Mug shot

Local artist creates 365 mugs with proceeds going to charity A daily new year’s habit can be hard to continue. Doing something 365 times takes time and dedication and patience. In Carey Allan’s case, it also takes creativity. The local artist and pottery teacher took it upon herself to create her own little masterpiece each...

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Trudeau pops in for coffee

Canada’s Prime Minister stopped into New Glasgow’s Coffee Bean Tuesday afternoon to support local Candidate Sean Fraser. Trudeau congratulated the local business on their many years in business in the community before heading back outside to greet the public. For more on the PM’s visit check the next edition of The Advocate on Wednesday....

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There’s no shore like the North Shore

It’s easy to get swept up in the streaming craze with all the new shows coming out constantly on Netflix, Crave, Amazon Prime and more, but have you heard of Pictou County’s own streaming show? After much preparation and lots of hard work, Pictou County’s own talk-variety show debuted on Sept. 4 on www.youtube.com/northshorelivestream. The...

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Visiting A’se’k: Walk reminds community of date to close Boat Harbour

Cars lined the streets of Pictou Landing First Nation on Friday morning to support the community in reminding the government and emphasizing the Boat Harbour Act which calls for the closure of the treatment facility on Jan. 31, 2020. The community of PLFN held the Reclaiming A’Se’k walk, beginning at the Band Council office in...

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