IGNITE Atlantic receives CANIE Social Innovation Award

IGNITE Atlantic received the CANIE Social Innovation Award presented by Sovereign Insurance. The award recognizes outstanding achievement in Canada’s entrepreneurship and innovation community and this year, delivers a message of resilience and hope during these challenging times.  IGNITE Atlantic is being recognized for their continued work throughout Nova Scotia to build an innovation ecosystem in...

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Police busy with motor vehicle collisions

On Tuesday (yesterday)  October 20, New Glasgow Regional Police saw a busy day responding to two motor vehicle collisions within the towns of New Glasgow and Trenton. The first collision occurred at 9:25 a.m., when a Hyundai Accent collided with Honda Civic at the intersection of North Main Street and Trenton Connector, Trenton. The 68-year-old...

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The people have spoken

Women will be well represented on Pictou County councils for the next four years following Saturday’s municipal election. Females were well represented in the number of candidates this year and each municipal unit in the county has at least one woman on council. Every council in the county has changed in composition with the exception...

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John Wilson and The Hector Monument

By Dr. T. Jock Murray and Janet Murray For The Advocate As the crowd gathered in Pictou’s Market Square on 17 July, 1923, for the 150th anniversary celebrations of the landing of the ship Hector, a Pictou County gentleman, John Wilson, sat quietly, waiting for the statue to be unveiled. The Canadian Press reported that,...

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ROBSON, Alice M.

ROBSON, Alice M., Pictou – ROBSON, Alice Margaret, passed away October 18th, 2020 in the Maritime Oddfellows Home, Pictou. Born on Caribou Island, she was a daughter of the late Ernest and Hazel (McCabe) Falconer and is survived by sons, Ian (Nelda Roddick) Robson, California, USA; Alson (Maribel Reyes) Robson, Surrey, BC; sisters, Janet (Ron) […]

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Police investigating property damage

An incidence of property damage is being investigated in New Glasgow. On October 17th, at approximately 3:15 p.m., an unknown vehicle had backed into garage and green bin at a residence on the corner of Granville Street and Frederick Street, causing extensive damage both pieces property. The suspect vehicle immediately fled the area. Investigators determined...

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Municipal Election results

The results are in! Pictou County voted and the results have been released. See below for results for your municipality: Municipality of Pictou County DISTRICT 3 Robbie MACINNIS 171Darla MACKEIL 579Spoiled 5Declined 3Total 758 DISTRICT 6 Robert G PARKER 558Erinn WRIGHT 249Total 807 DISTRICT 8 Peter BAIRD 270Larry TURNER 385Spoiled 3Declined 2Total 660 DISTRICT 10...

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Community Links invites creative submissions by or featuring older adults

Older adults across Nova Scotia are being invited to share what they have been making, baking or creating since March, when COVID-19 made it necessary to stick close to home.    Community Links, a non-profit focused on aging well, has launched a campaign inviting submissions of creative works by or featuring older Nova Scotians. Photos of paintings, sculptures, homemade masks or baked goods; videos of dance routines and choir songs as well as digital...

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Trenton man arrested on child porn charges

A Trenton resident was arrested in connection to charges involving child pornography. On October 14 at approximately 8:45 a.m., New Glasgow Regional Police Major Crime Unit, Pictou County Integrated Street Crime Enforcement Unit and H-Division Digital Forensic Services executed a search warrant on a Grandview Avenue residence. The search warrant has been the result of...

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