Police charge two men for violating Public Health orders

If you violate the Health Protection Act and / or the Emergency Management Act in New Glasgow, you will be charged. New Glasgow Regional Police charged two men this week for doing just that. A press release from the police said that on May 12, shortly after 1 p.m., they received a report of a...

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Business growth in the midst of a pandemic

By Raissa Tetanish and Jackie Jardine The Advocate A global health pandemic isn’t stopping a number of new local businesses from opening their doors. Jackson Youssef said the pandemic confirmed to members of his family their pizza was what customers wanted. So much so that they’ve gone from one pizza shop in Port Hawkesbury, to...

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Mother’s Day and Mothering Sunday

By Janet Murray and Dr. Jock Murray For The Advocate One of the hardest things about the COVID lockdown this year was that so many of us wouldn’t get to see and hug our mothers on Mother’s Day. There will be calls and cards and gifts and promises, but we would miss the hugs most...

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Praise for weekly Advocate

To the Editor: I must confess to receiving a large dollop of joy along with the receipt of my “Advocate” each week. I really do. So much so, that I ended up shouting the last few Gaelic swear words I still know at those “others” who seem not to realize the real consequences of their...

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Lyme has different forms

To the Editor: Lyme disease can be very difficult to treat once it is well established in the body. It is essential to try to treat early with the hope of eradicating the infection as it has the ability to hide in the body. Lyme disease is a multi-system disorder; it can affect every organ/system...

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Camping season delayed

Those who love to spend their summer camping in the great outdoors have a little longer to wait until the start of camping season. Nova Scotia Provincial Parks has announced via press release that it is delaying the start of camping season at provincial camping parks until at least June 1 due to COVID-19 restrictions....

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Drug, weapons charges result of search warrant

A 34-year-old man was arrested and charged with multiple offences on Tuesday following the execution of a search warrant. At approximately 1:45 p.m., the Pictou County Integrated Street Crime Enforcement Unit, with assistance from the Westville Police Service, searched a residence on Macquarrie Avenue, Westville. As a result, police seized a quantity of cocaine, methamphetamine,...

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Potential exposure to virus locally

There was potential exposure to the COVID-19 virus in all four zones of the province on Tuesday, including Northern Zone. In addition to a number of Halifax transit routes, one Air Canada flight and various locations throughout the province, Sobeys at 293 South Foord St., Stellarton, is listed as being a site for possible exposure...

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