Early morning fire damages Water Street business

UPDATED: January 25, 4  p.m. PICTOU – No one was injured in an early-morning fire that destroyed the D’Eon Fishing Supplies store in downtown Pictou. Deputy Chief Blake Sarson of the Pictou Fire Department said the fire started at about 5 a.m. and the building on Water Street was completely destroyed by the time it...

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Highway twinning session postponed

Due to weather and poor travel conditions, the public consultation session on highway twinning scheduled for this evening, Tuesday, Jan. 24, in New Glasgow has been rescheduled. The session will now be held on Monday, Jan. 30, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Pictou County Wellness Centre, 2656 Westville Rd. It is one of...

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Congratulations to these winners

The Advocate extends congratulations to the following individuals who are our recent Winter Blast contest winners: Mary Wright of Caribou River, Clarice MacDonald of Saltsprings, Edna Fraser of SunnyBrae and Bill and Betty Langille of Scotsburn won tickets to attend Sunday afternoon’s performance of The Sanctified Brothers at the deCoste Performing Arts Centre in Pictou....

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Wellness Centre showing lower operating expenses

WESTVILLE ROAD — Operating costs at the Pictou County Wellness Centre are coming down. General manager David Hood outlined on Monday how figures from the November financial statements indicated the month was better than budgeted. He said projections show the fiscal year-end deficit on the centre’s operations would be down more than $100,000 from the...

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Lighting the way

CARIBOU ISLAND – The view from John and Nancy MacLeod’s summer home could not be any more spectacular. From the deck of their cosy wooden home you can enjoy the whisper of green grass bent with a stiff breeze blowing off the cool blue waters of the Northumberland Strait; a plethora of birds can be...

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JUBILEE: The Glorious Sons rolling into Jube with some raw rock and roll

A raw sounding sort of rock is what brought The Glorious Sons together and now they’re bringing their sound back to the Maritimes. Singer Brett Emmons, once a Haligonian for some time, is excited to come back to what he calls a second home. “We’ve had a lot of amazing shows in Halifax and out...

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Lacey Morrell begins second half of Monday Music in Alma Summer Series

For those who haven’t checked it out, Monday Night in Alma is in full swing. The first half of the concert series for this season saw musical guests from British Columbia, Ontario, PEI and, of course, some of Pictou County’s finest local musicians. The second half of the season continues into August with guests including...

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Are first responders in NS in danger?

The nightly news offers glimpses into the tragic events of the day. Sometimes graphic images might stay with you for a little while… The space shuttle exploding, the collapse of the twin towers or the faces of the would-be rescuers and other miners and families when they were told no one was coming home from...

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Local vendors featured during tourism display

STELLARTON – More than 30 local vendors were featured last Wednesday during a tourism display called Discover Pictou County Night and hosted by DEANS (Destination Eastern and Northumberland Shores) at the Museum of Industry in Stellarton. The event coincided with Tourism Week in Canada and offered prizes, refreshment and a chance for visitors to learn...

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