Tunes for tough times

Nova Scotian Kitchen Party Facebook group chases away the isolation blues with music, song, dance and more What began as a small act to brighten a few people’s days has now reached out to more than 100,000 people from all over the world sharing something Atlantic Canada is known for: music. The Ultimate Online Nova...

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Fresh produce, meat, delivered to your door on the North Shore

TATAMAGOUCHE – Learning of the indefinite closure of the Halifax Seaport Farmers Market broke Jenna Jamieson’s heart. But that broken heart soon jumped into action, and Jamieson took it upon herself to start a food box delivery system to residents along the North Shore. The boxes are filled with seasonal vegetables and fruit from a...

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Keeping truckers fed on the road

Restaurant owner near Debert offering meals to drivers for free “You’re my angel.” That’s a sentence Crystal Blair has heard on more than one occasion over the last 12 days while offering free meals to truckers amid the coronavirus, or COVID-19, pandemic. It was almost two weeks ago when Blair was given the go-ahead by...

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Fun inside

As March Break has extended for schools and some daycares closed, parents working from home and children are spending a lot of time in the house as part of social distancing and even more now that a state of emergency has been called. So much time indoors can get tedious. The Advocate spoke to someone...

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How can we help?

Couple steps up to help vulnerable population Chris Lewis and Lauralee Pentz wanted to help the vulnerable in the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. So they did. Lewis is a business consultant and a business teacher; his wife, Pentz owns and operates The New Glasgow Foot Clinic so has access to medical supplies. They are...

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Fire razes waterfront building

It was the unmistakable sound of “pop,” “pop,” “pop,” that drew a Pictou resident to her window last Thursday night. The noise broke through Paula Beer-Eligh’s reading on the otherwise calm and quiet evening just shy of 10 p.m. “I went to the window and saw a large billow of smoke heading south to north,”...

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Police arrest man for possession of stolen vehicle, other charges

SALT SPRINGS – A Truro man has been arrested by Pictou District RCMP for On March 26 at approximately 11 p.m., Pictou District RCMP responded to a call of a suspicious vehicle in Salt Springs. The caller told police they thought the vehicle had been stolen earlier in the day from the Pictou area. RCMP officers...

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COVID-19 makes ‘Big’ hit to non-profit

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pictou County is among the non-profits that have been hard hit by the COVID-19 virus. Not only are its mentoring programs suspended due to schools being out for at least an extra couple of weeks after March Break, and programs being suspended due to public health protocols of social distancing,...

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What’s on your play list?

A story in The Advocate this week talks about the importance of keeping up with a fitness routine while practising social distancing and self-isolation. Marla Sim, director of Health, Fitness and Recreation at the Pictou County Y, stresses the importance of maintaining a normal fitness routine, even though other aspects of life have been interrupted....

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No pellet operation for Steeltown

Company withdraws bid to purchase Trenton property The company seeking to purchase the former Daewoo property in Trenton to operate a business there will not opening after all. Richard Spinks, representing British Columbia-based-RMD Environmentals and the international consortium proposing a second-generation biofuels CoalSwitchTM facility to enable the recycling of end-of-life sawmill waste, confirmed the news...

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