art and entertainment

Neptune Theatre postpones summer shows

Neptune Theatre has decided to postpone its summer series of productions: The Argyle Street Kitchen Party (August 4-30) and The Rocky Horror Show (July 14 -August 30) for the health and safety of its patrons and staff. “This was a difficult decision in terms of the impact on the theatre, the artists and crews, but...

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MacLEAN, M. June

MacLEAN, Mary June – It is with great sorrow and with hearts that are broken we announce the passing of our mom, Mary June MacLean.  June was the daughter of Dan Hector and Katie (Gillis) MacIsaac.  She was born and raised in Scotchtown, Cape Breton and in her younger years she worked at Dagwoods Restaurant […]

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FAWCETT, Craig John

It is with great sadness that we announce Craig John Fawcett has passed at the young age of 38. Born on June 18,1981, in Edmonton, Alberta, our beloved father, papa, son, brother, passed suddenly on May 16, 2020 at the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Craig will be missed everyday by Dawn, his spouse of 20 years; […]

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Canada Day festivities cancelled

Many people are expressing sadness at the cancellation of Westville’s Canada Day activities. The organizing committee announced via Facebook that the event for 2020 was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the uncertainty surrounding it. “Even with the seemingly improving COVID-19 situation in Nova Scotia and the rest of the Maritimes, it has become...

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Grow with garden club – virtually

The Pictou and Area Garden Club is holding what is probably a first: a plant sale, virtually. A virtual plant sale taking place Tuesday, May 19, for will be the local club’s annual Fundraiser.  Their webpage and Facebook page (Pictou and Area Garden Club and http://pictougardenclub.weebly.com will show all the plants that are available for...

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Ready for ‘lift’ off

Blocking is in place for the Ship Hector as part of The #GreatBigLift. Preparations are well under way to life the Ship Hector out of the water for repairs and restoration. Last week, the lower level of the Quay site was readied for for the blocking for the ship. The iron gates, wooden sides and...

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MORRISON, Leith Robert

MORRISON, Leith Robert -73, of Union Street, Pictou, passed away peacefully May 13th in the Palliative Care Unit of the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow, with his daughter, Wendy by his side.  Born in Glenwood, Prince Edward Island, he was the son of the late John Frederick and Olga Adelaide (Hodgson) Morrison.  He was a proud […]

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CAMERON, Marion (Marilyn) Louise

In deeply heartfelt and loving memory of Marion (Marilyn) Louise Cameron. It is with profound unrelenting sadness and sorrow that we announce the passing away of our sweet, kind and gentle-hearted mom. She was a proud and very much-loved mother, grand-mother, sister, aunt and friend. Marilyn Cameron of Westville, N.S. passed away suddenly in the […]

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Veterinary medicine and COVID-19 — Let’s work together

By Dr. Trevor Lawson Fundy Veterinarians Ltd. You may have noticed a lot has changed these past few weeks; nothing is as it was yesterday. This is for very good reason. COVID-19 is a serious public health risk that is affecting us all, individuals and businesses, and we all need to do what we must...

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Small business plays vital role in economic ecosystem

By Brenda James For The Advocate Is it time to put our trust in small businesses? Small businesses are the backbone of Canadian society. According to Dan Kelly, president and CEO of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business, up to 60 percent of Canada’s jobs are created by small and medium enterprises. So, their forced...

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