MacDONALD, Alexander Hugh

MacDONALD, Alexander Hugh, Pictou – A lover of gardening, travel and family, Hugh (aka Papa) was born on January 5, 1943 and passed away the same day of this year. Survived by his daughter, Mirren (Benjamin) Harris, Halifax; son, Malcolm (Catherine) MacDonald, Halifax; brother, Billy (Nova Poirier) MacDonald, Elmfield; nephew, Dillon (Kelly) MacDonald, Spruce Grove, […]

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Let us now praise volunteers

By Dr. Jock Murray and Janet Murray One of our favourite stories is about the day on the farm when Chicken Little, startled when an acorn fell on her head, ran around the farm yard yelling, “The sky is falling! The sky is falling!” The animals all scurried to hide under barns and sheds, but...

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Woman charged with arson from September fire

A local woman has been charged with arson, among other crimes, from a fire that took place in September. New Glasgow Regional Police have charged a 32-year-old woman with the crime after a lengthy investigation into a suspicious fire on MacDonald Street in late summer. The accused was charged with arson, mischief and uttering threats...

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More of 2020 in review …

Continuing on our theme of bring you the top locals news stories of 2020, here are the results from May and June … MAY Staff Pick: Quilts for Portapique Pictou’s Glady Knowles sets out to send comfort to the families of the Portapique shooting tragedy by community sourcing as well as creating quilts to send....

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Year in review …

Yesterday we brought you The Advocate’s top stories from January and February of 2020. It was a year dominated by COVID-19 globally, and punctuated by tragedy in Nova Scotia. We are not sad to see it behind us! As in previous years, we’ve put together a list of the past year’s top news stories, those...

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Good riddance, 2020!

It was a year dominated by COVID-19 globally, and punctuated by tragedy in Nova Scotia. We are not sad to see it behind us! As in previous years, we’ve put together a list of the past year’s top news stories, those picked by staff and those picked by our readers, from Facebook. Read on for...

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RCMP charge Fox Brook man with attempted murder, arson

Pictou County District RCMP have charged a Fox Brook man with attempted murder and arson following an incident that occurred Monday evening. RCMP were called to a residence on the Granton Abercrombie Road in Abercrombie following a structure fire at approximately 9:28 p.m. on January 4. Police attended the residence, which was fully engulfed in...

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