LGBTQ+ Rights activist feted at book launch

NEW GLASGOW — Gerard Veldhoven says he feels fortunate to have been able to share his life experiences in print. The local activist officially launched his recently published book called A Passion for Equality: My Personal Journey, last Friday at Glasgow Square during an event hosted by the New Glasgow UNESCO Inclusive Communities Committee. George...

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Youth call for action

NEW GLASGOW — People of nearly all ages gathered at Glasgow Square last Saturday for a youth-oriented rally calling for the end of racism. Teens Now Talk and =ITY Inspiring Today’s Youth Society) hosted the Stomp out Racism and Black Lives Matter rally under the themes Stomp out Racism and Hold the Line. The event...

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MacDonald siblings gather for Sea King chopper ride

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story originally appeared in The Advocate in August 2016 … TRENTON – Three siblings enjoyed a rare opportunity to fly together in a helicopter. Maritime Helicopter Crew Commander Captain Brenden MacDonald, Maritime Helicopter co-pilot Captain Evan MacDonald and their sister – Underwater Warfare Officer Lt. Megan MacDonald – were aboard a CH...

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Falconer hockey games draw support

PICTOU — Strong support for the Nick Falconer Memorial Hockey Tournament has encouraged organizers. Michaela Pellerine and Sam Elliott led the group that managed to attract four teams to a three-hour tournament on Saturday afternoon at the Hector Arena. The tournament honours the memory of Nick Falconer, who passed away on Remembrance Day 2019 at...

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Locals athletes’ rugby trip to Ireland dashed

STELLARTON — Pictou County athletes’ opportunity to play on two Rugby Nova Scotia Under-18 rosters preparing to play matches in Ireland this month has vanished. Gabby Smith, Brooke Reid and Megan MacKenzie were among players selected on the female side, while the male side was to include coach Bryan Campbell, as well as Reegan MacDonald...

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MacLean, Campbell keep knocking down pins

NEW GLASGOW — Two of the oldest local bowlers continue to enjoy the sport. Mary MacLean, 97, and Emma Campbell, 95, toss bowling balls at candlepins at the Heather Bowling Lanes. “I’m a late bloomer,” chortled MacLean, who has been bowling since taking up the sport when she was 85. MacLean lived in Hopewell and...

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Aberdeen Health Foundation presents stories of gratitude

NEW GLASGOW — Gratitude was a guiding theme on March 5 for the Aberdeen Health Foundation’s annual general meeting. Five presenters shared their tributes to the support they have experienced from the Foundation, besides its gestures of funding and equipment. Debbie MacDonald, health services manager for the women’s and children’s health program, spoke about how the...

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Major Midgets take stranglehold

The Pictou County Weeks Major Midgets have earned a rare position. Pictou County has three straight chances to advance to the Nova Scotia Major Midget Hockey league championship series after winning two straight home games last weekend against the South Shore Mustangs at the Pictou County Wellness Centre to take a 3-1 lead in their...

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Bombers advance to provincial finals

The Pictou County Wear Well Bombers will vie for the Nova Scotia Major Bantam hockey championship. The Bombers earned fourth seed in the six-team tournament hosted this week by the Novas of Antigonish after winning their qualifying series against the ACCEL Physio Hawks of Halifax. Logan Crosby scored on goal and assisted on Ben Wallace’s...

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Junior curlers celebrate Advocate Cup

PICTOU — Members of a junior curling team felt like winners recently, and in a special way they were. The foursome featuring skip Jake Dunnewold, third Ryan Murphy, second Aaron MacInnis and lead Evan Surrett formally received the Advocate Cup during their regular practice on March 3 at the New Caledonian Curling Club. The cup...

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