Crushers tickets to this lucky winner

If this is you, congratulations! You have just won two tickets to any Weeks Jr. A Crushers home game at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. This week’s game has been postponed to accommodate the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling event at the Wellness Centre, but catch them next week when the Crushers take on the...

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Grand Slam opening draws tonight at Pictou County Wellness Centre

Today’s the day: The Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curing 2019 Tour Challenge begins at the Pictou County Wellness Centre with the opening draw at 7 p.m. The Tour Challenge will feature 31 top men’s and 31 women’s teams from around the world divided into two tiers of 15 men’s and 15 women’s squads (Tier 1)...

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Clara’s Corner opened during 50th anniversary celebrations at Glen Haven Manor

NEW GLASGOW — Glen Haven Manor officially opened and named Clara’s Corner, a new gathering spot for residents and residents’ families and visitors, with a ribbon cutting ceremony during its 50th anniversary celebrations held Sunday. Clara’s Corner is named after Clara Teed, ambassador for Glen Haven Manor’s 50th Anniversary Celebrations. She was a personal care...

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Doctors Nova Scotia reaches tentative agreements with government

Doctors Nova Scotia has reached tentative agreements with the Department of Health and Wellness on new four-year contracts for the province’s doctors. The contracts will be presented to Nova Scotia’s physicians for ratification. “We believe we have now reached the best deals possible for Nova Scotia’s doctors,” said Dr. Gary Ernest, President of Doctors Nova...

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Celebrating Ann MacLean

EDITOR’S NOTE: In recognition of the announcement that former New Glasgow mayor Ann MacLean will receive the Order of Nova Scotia, we are reposting this article that ran in March as part of The Advocate’s 125 Stories, 5 stories, 5 generations, 5 amazing women feature … A true visionary leader, Ann MacLean exemplifies what it...

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Francis Dorrington and former mayor Ann MacLean to receive highest honour of the Province of Nova Scotia

A New Glasgow man and a former New Glasgow mayor are among five trailblazing Nova Scotians who will be invested into the Order of Nova Scotia after having made outstanding contributions to their province. Francis Dorrington, a former town councillor, and Ann MacLean, former New Glasgow mayor, joins three others in the honour. Lt.-Gov. Arthur...

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Treat time

Tammy LeBlanc is glad she had her son Xander to keep her safe at the Halloween reception at McCulloch House in Pictou last night. ‘Dr. Thomas McCulloch and his wife Isabella’ were handing out treats last night to those who visited McCulloch House in Pictou. (Goodwin photo)...

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Happy Halloween!

No tricks, just sweet little faces today at the YMCA of Pictou County’s Child Care Centre. These Superheroes were dressed for the occasion today and ready for trick or treating tonight....

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RCMP warns: Don’t fall for SIN scams

Pictou District RCMP is reminding citizens to be wary of any telephone calls they receive from individuals requesting Social Insurance Number information.   RCMP continue to respond to complaints of fraudsters claiming to be government representatives.  These individuals are calling and advising people that their Social Insurance Numbers have been compromised in some way.  The...

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More women leading business

Women are earning more prominence in business. The numbers do not always tell the tale, but enough evidence supports how the presence of women in business has gone from a phenomenon to a trend, to a reality. The Pictou County Chamber awards gala is an example. A large proportion of women scaled the stage and...

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