“… We can no longer be silent”

Signs part of silent protest against nail gun assault sentencing Angela Bowden and Wayne Desmond are staying silent no longer. The two staged a silent protest outside the Pictou County Justice Building on May 7 in response to a sentencing issued two weeks prior by Judge Del Atwood. On April 23, Atwood sentenced Shawn Hynes...

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‘Everything is a potential topic’

New auditor general, Kim Adair-MacPherson, prepares to scrutinize Nova Scotia’s government Nova Scotia’s new auditor general isn’t sure yet what topics will be on her agenda—maybe doctor shortages or nursing home shortcomings—but she’s not worried about angering politicians. “I’m used to taking my knocks,” Kim Adair-MacPherson tells Advocate Media Inc. a week after ending her...

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Carolyn MacKay named Ambassador in Relay for Life

Carolyn MacKay got involved with the Relay for Life two years ago because, like many others, she had family and friends affected by the disease. Little did she know that four months later, she’d be diagnosed with lung cancer. “It was just in one lung, and I ended up doing chemotherapy and radiation last year...

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Motorcyclist charged with impaired driving

Police have charged a motorcycle driver with impaired driving following a single-vehicle crash on May 6. A press release received from New Glasgow Regional Police says at 9:30 p.m. that day, they received reports of a single motorcycle travelling at a high rate of speed on Westville Road, New Glasgow. Within minutes, they received a...

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Answer your phone to help prevent the spread of COVID-19

HALIFAX – Never has it been so important to answer your telephone. Public Health begins contacting positive COVID-19 cases and close contacts by text message. If you have had a recent COVID-19 test, have been identified by as a close contact of someone that has COVID-19 or have a confirmed positive case of COVID-19, Nova...

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The Good Doctor

Dr. Jock Murray and Janet Murray For The Advocate Some years ago, I spent a lot of time researching Sherlock Holmes and his companion, Dr. John Watson. Holmes was interesting for his clever mind and way of seeing things, but I became even more interested in Watson, as there is much more known about his...

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Third, final phase of Harbour Crossing development underway

Duplexes are going up as part of the next phase of Harbour Crossing in Pictou. The phase is the third and final phase of the development on 20 acres of land on Harbour Crossing Drive, according to Joyce Winmill, who purchased the land with her husband, Bruce, seven years ago. “The third phase is the...

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Homecoming cancelled

COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc with our summer festivals. Stellarton Homecoming is the latest summer event to be cancelled locally, for the second year in a row. A press release from the Town of Stellarton says: “While we had hoped to hold Homecoming in 2021, COVID-19 continues to be prominent in our province. Given the...

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New Glasgow police lay several charges for failing to obey Public Health orders

Eleven people have been charged over two days for violating the Health Protection Act and Emergency Management Act. New Glasgow Regional Police have reported in a press release that on May 5, a man was repeatedly not social distancing in the downtown area of New Glasgow. He was charged under Section 71(1)(b) of the Health Protection...

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Overwhelming support for inaugural Nick’s Food Drive

Michelle MacNeil Worthen couldn’t hold back her excitement … or gratitude. She hosted Nick’s Food Drive on May 2 to honour her late son, and the response she received in support of the Pictou County Food Bank East was overwhelming. “We filled the truck,” she exclaimed, about the food bank’s truck that was on site....

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