Thomas McCulloch after Pictou Academy

Dr. Jock Murray and Janet Murray For The Advocate By 1836, the Rev. Thomas McCulloch, principal of Pictou Academy, was becoming discouraged. He was resisted in his efforts to get adequate funding for the Academy, and have it recognized as an institution of higher learning. He was mourning the deaths of a daughter and son...

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Accreditation earned by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pictou County

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pictou County has been granted accreditation for having successfully met the review standards outlined by the national governing body, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada. Margie Grant-Walsh, executive director of the local organization states, “The process is most welcome here in Pictou County; we want to have the opportunity to...

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MHL announces additional schedule changes

The Maritime Junior Hockey League (MHL) has made five more adjustments to the 2020-21 regular season schedule as a result of new COVID-19 regulations in Nova Scotia. The affected games are as follows: January 16th – Pictou County at Truro to December 18th March 27th – Pictou County at Valley to January 16th March 13th...

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Summer Street closes Event Services & Facilities temporarily

Summer Street has closed its events facilities for the next 14 days in an effort to keep everyone safe. Bob Bennett, executive director says, “The latest COVID 19 community spread threat is of concern to us all.” In order for Summer Street to continue providing services to participants on a daily basis, in the safest...

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Wellness Centre COO resigns

The Pictou County Wellness Centre is seeking a new chief operating officer. The Board of Directors for the wellness centre has accepted the resignation of Greg Smith. Smith was hired as COO in 2018 and is leaving his current position to pursue another career that he described as a better fit for him and his...

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More changes to MHL schedule

The Maritime Junior Hockey League (MHL) has announced several schedule changes as a result of evolving COVID-19 restrictions. The government of Nova Scotia announced a number of restrictions on Tuesday which will affect hockey across the province. The effect on the MHL is that the six teams based in Nova Scotia will be restricted to...

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Detour at roundabout

Motorists using the roundabout in Stellarton today will be detoured. The detour will be in place all day until 4:30pm. Traffic will be detoured around the Westville Road. Traffic delays are expected, motorists are advised to use alternate routes when possible....

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Barricaded person situation resolved

New Glasgow Regional Police were on scene last night and this morning where a man barricaded himself in a residence. On November 24 at 10:40 p.m. New Glasgow Regional Police responded to a Kennedy Court residence for a report of an assault in progress.   After police attended, the lone male barricaded himself in his...

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Business Unusual: Chamber announces new approach to gala event

The Pictou County Chamber of Commerce is pivoting in the face of the worldwide health pandemic. With the support of several community-based organizations, the Chamber will present a special celebration called “Business Unusual” on January 28 at the deCoste Performing Arts Centre in Pictou. “Our purpose is to celebrate and showcase the amazing things businesses,...

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