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Northumberland Strait fishermen, boaters wanted

… for experiential tourism initiative PICTOU — A new initiative is getting underway in Pictou County and its creator is seeking fishermen, sailors and recreational boaters interested in dipping their toes in the marine tourism business. “Discover the Strait brings local boat owners together on one platform to offer visitors authentic Nova Scotia experiences on...

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Summer Street delivering healthy food for hungry bellies

Putting healthy food in hungry bellies is the focus of a new food delivery program. Summer Street’s new Prepared Meals program is the new game in town when it comes to providing frozen food from fresh ingredients throughout Pictou County. The program was developed to fill the gaps between other meal delivery programs that had...

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Salute to frontline grocery store workers

Big Brothers Big Sisters’ Bowl for Kids Sake event selects honorary chairs Ready, set, bowl! Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pictou County is gearing up again to host its largest fundraiser, the annual Bowl of Kids Sake event, which will be held as a virtual event this year in keeping with the health guidelines necessitated...

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Over the top

Participants in this year’s Coldest Night of the Year event, a fundraiser for Pictou County Roots for Youth Society, helped put the fundraiser over the top. Raising more than $60,174 means the local effort was 120 per cent of its $50,000 goal. Thirty-seven teams comprised of 284 walkers participated in the 2021 event which took...

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CODE CRITICAL

River John woman raising concerns about medical response time following father’s death Grace Joudrey-Clough misses her father’s sense of humour and the patience he showed with her two sons. “I miss a lot of things,” said Joudrey-Clough about her father, Teddy Joudrey, who died at home on Dec. 21 from a heart attack. He was...

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New premier, cabinet and vision for the province

CORRECTION: to the news release sent by the provincial government to correct the name of the Office of L’nu Affairs and the Office of Equity and Anti-Racism Initiatives. Lt.-Gov. Arthur J. LeBlanc presided over the ceremony at Halifax’s Convention Centre. “The changes made in government today are a first step in fulfilling my promise to...

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Police charge man with pointing replica handgun and uttering threats

A weapons complaint on Saturday, Feb. 20, resulted in several charges being laid. According to a press release from the New Glasgow Regional Police, officers received information in relation to a weapons complaint that took place at a residence on Frederick Street. The press release says police were told that when two females knocked on...

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COVID-19 enables renovations to be done at Sherbrooke Village

Every year, Sherbrooke Village is a popular destination for many local residents as well as tourists from all over the world. And while Covid -19 resulted in a downturn in museum traffic at the museum in 2020, it also allowed for a few long overdue upgrades and improvements. According to a press release, Sherbrooke Village...

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The “good” about peanut butter

By Donna French For The Advocate Last summer, I had two educated nurses visit my home and during our visit, the subject of peanut butter came up. Afterwards, I felt curious to find out the good and bad of peanut butter. This is what I have learned about peanut butter: Everyone who eats peanut butter...

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Drugs seized in Stellarton

A quantity of hydromorphone and drug paraphernalia were seized yesterday from a Stellarton residence. According to a press release, the Pictou County Integrated Street Crime Enforcement Unit, with the assistance of the Stellarton Police Service, conducted a search warrant at a residence on Hudson Street on Thursday, Feb. 18, at noon. The press release indicates...

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