SMITH, Robert Dunlop

SMITH, Robert Dunlop age 86 of Dartmouth – It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of our father Robert Dunlop Smith on Friday, February 12, 2021. Following a short illness, he passed away peacefully with his two sons and their families by his side. Born in Port Glasgow, Scotland on December 5, […]

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Vehicle damages two properties

Police are continuing to look for the person responsible for damaging lawns in New Glasgow. As part of an ongoing investigation, New Glasgow Regional Police and Crime Stoppers are looking for public assistance in identifying persons responsible for the property damage at two locations. A press release received from New Glasgow Regional Police says that...

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Pictou County Rainbow Community Association receives 11th annual Ed Bowden Award

The 2020 recipient of the 11th annual Ed Bowden Community Wellness Award is the Pictou County Rainbow Community Association for its Parent Support Group. The award was created by Pictou West and Central/East Pictou Community Health Boards (CHBs) in consultation with family members, in memory of Ed Bowden who devoted his career to improving the...

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Six StFX students charged under Health Protection Act

By Drake Lowthers Advocate Media Inc. ANTIGONISH – StFX University representatives say they’re disappointed in recent incidents of student behaviour that didn’t meet community COVID-19 guidelines and resulted in charges being laid under the Health Protection Act. “StFX is aware of tickets issued by the RCMP and reports from community members concerning social gatherings exceeding...

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Rebate program for businesses in service sector

COVID-19 has affected businesses of all sizes in many ways. The provincial government has announced a $7 million rebate program to help the service sector – restaurants, gyms, hair salons and small businesses – weather the impact of the COVID-19 shutdowns. The Small Business Real Property Tax Rebate Program provides qualified businesses a one-time rebate...

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BUCHANAN, Lillian A. (MacDonald)

BUCHANAN, Lillian A. (MacDonald), Corona County, California – passed away on February 20, 2021 at home.  She was the daughter of the late James A. and Margaret (O’Connor) MacDonald, Eden Lake. Besides her parents she was predeceased by her son Billie, former husband Melvin Buchanan; sisters Christine Overin, Alabama, infant sister Sheila Margaret; brothers-in-law Wayne […]

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The Pictou Academy graduate who saved Dalhousie

By Dr. Jock Murray and Janet Murray For The Advocate George Munro, a graduate of Pictou Academy, has been recognized by Dalhousie University every year for the last 140 years by a holiday called Munro Day. So, who was Monro, and why does he rate the unusual honour of a university holiday each February? And...

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MHL games postponed

The Weeks Crushers will not be heading to Summerside, PE, to play Mach 5. Due to current COVID-19 restrictions on Prince Edward Island, the game have been postponed. An announcement will be made when these games are rescheduled....

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Police looking for man accused of robbing convenience store

Police are looking for a man who they say robbed a convenience store in Trenton at knife point. According to a press released received from the New Glasgow Regional Police, a man entered the Needs Convenience store on Main Street on Feb. 25 at approximately 11:30 p.m. and demanded money from the employee. He produced...

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