Easter: A time of rebirth and awakening

By Dr. Jock Murray and Janet Murray For The Advocate One of the loveliest moments of spring is the moment we find the first snow drop pushing up through the snow, the first crocus finding its way through the dead grass. Winter can be lovely, but we need to know that the days will grow...

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Man wielding machete arrested

A local man was arrested last night after police deployed a conducted energy weapon. According to a press released from the New Glasgow Regional Police, they received reports on March 31 of a man acting erratically and carrying a machete in the Stewart Street and Marsh Street areas. Police were called to a local pub...

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Safety enforcement initiative leads to multiple charges

A joint enforcement operation between New Glasgow Regional Police and the Nova Scotia Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal’s Vehicle Transportation Inspection Division has resulted in a number of drivers being charged with multiple offences. A press release from the New Glasgow Regional Police says more than 150 vehicles were checked for compliance during the...

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County woman added to Round Table

A Pictou County woman has been appointed to the Round Table on the Environment and Sustainable Prosperity. Maxine MacLean of Island East River is among the 12 members appointed Wednesday by Environment and Climate Change Minister Keith Irving. The round table advises the minister of environment and climate change and the premier on protecting our...

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Northern Pulp’s actions speak louder than words

To the Editor: Northern Pulp’s efforts to turn the company’s failure to move ahead with cleanup of sludge from the Boat Harbour effluent treatment basins into a good news story is pathetic. (Press release, March 23, PA, online) Northern Pulp says they are pleased to work with NS Lands. I guess they would be, if...

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Support for Bill 4

To the Editor: There is a lot of division and fear mongering going on right now around the Liberal government’s Biodiversity Act being promoted by Forest NS through a made up group called the Concerned Private Landowner Coalition. A full page ad in the Chronicle Herald on Saturday, March 13 says this new legislation will...

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April showers bring May nymph ticks

To the Editor: We are all anticipating better weather with the coming April showers and, as the rhyme goes, they bring May flowers — but also hungry nymph ticks. It is useful to have some knowledge of the tick life cycle. The black legged tick Ixodes scapularisis a three-host tick with each mobile stage feeding...

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Free vaccination transportation for Pictou County residents

The Aberdeen Health Foundation and the province are making it easy for Pictou County residents to get to their vaccination appointments. The province is subsidizing transportation to vaccination clinics, making it a $5 round trip even if your appointment is in Antigonish or Truro. To help support the vaccination effort and ensure that everyone in...

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KD for Connor

Chase Davidson, left, Ethan Gray, center, and Poppy George, right, show off some of the many boxes of Kraft Dinner they helped collect last week at the Pictou Sobeys location for the KD for Connor Food Bank Drive. McCulloch Education Centre once again held the event on World Epilepsy Day in honour of Connor MacDonald,...

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DEMONE, Enid Winnifred

DEMONE, Enid Winnifred – 102 of the Shiretown Nursing Home, Pictou formerly of Haven Brook Manor, Riverton and MacLellan’s Brook passed away March 29, 2021 in the Shiretown Nursing Home, Pictou. Born in Halifax she was a daughter of the Late Clifford I. and Winnifred (Nickerson) Mumford. Enid was a resident of the Shiretown Nursing […]

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