MHL announces schedule changes due to COVID-19 restrictions

Evolving COVID-19 restrictions have begun to affect local hockey. The Maritime Junior Hockey League (MHL) is announcing several schedule changes as a result of the ongoing health pandemic. Prince Edward Island announced Monday, along with Newfoundland and Labrador, that it is temporarily leaving the Atlantic Bubble for at least two weeks to curb the spread...

Your first three months are FREE when you sign up for a monthly subscription. Just $4.99 after your free trial!

Want to stay informed daily? Subscribe to the Pictou Advocate Newsletter and receive (up to) one email per day with all news updates, right to your inbox!

Log In Register

Continue Reading

Quilts to provide comfort for restless hands

Diana Spurvey believes in the proverb ‘waste not want not’ and is using her talents to give back. That’s why she and a group of similar-minded crafters recently donated about a dozen and a half fidget quilts to the Oddfellows Home in Pictou. A fidget quilt or activity blanket is a lap quilt that provides...

Your first three months are FREE when you sign up for a monthly subscription. Just $4.99 after your free trial!

Want to stay informed daily? Subscribe to the Pictou Advocate Newsletter and receive (up to) one email per day with all news updates, right to your inbox!

Log In Register

Continue Reading
community news

Two arrests made for driving impaired over the weekend

New Glasgow Regional Police charged two impaired drivers over the weekend in New Glasgow. On November 21, at 7:05 a.m. New Glasgow Regional Police with assistance from New Glasgow Fire Department and Emergency Health Services, responded to a 9-1-1 call of a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Nelson Street and McColl Street. The-47-year old female driver...

Your first three months are FREE when you sign up for a monthly subscription. Just $4.99 after your free trial!

Want to stay informed daily? Subscribe to the Pictou Advocate Newsletter and receive (up to) one email per day with all news updates, right to your inbox!

Log In Register

Continue Reading

Mystery man at cemetery

There’s a mystery to solve at the Central Caribou Cemetery. The expansive cemetery contains graves that date as far back at 1859. Among the old graves is one that was marked by a simple white, wooden cross painted with the name Alex Duff. No birth date. No death date. Donna Bullerwell, who is secretary/treasurer of...

Your first three months are FREE when you sign up for a monthly subscription. Just $4.99 after your free trial!

Want to stay informed daily? Subscribe to the Pictou Advocate Newsletter and receive (up to) one email per day with all news updates, right to your inbox!

Log In Register

Continue Reading

Jeep Club toy drive kicks into gear

The North Nova — Nova Scotia Jeep Club is getting into gear to start its annual toy drive for kids. This will mark three years of giving for the local chapter of the Jeep club. Speaking on behalf of the club Belinda Ingemansen says the drive begins Saturday, Nov. 21 at Canadian Tire and again...

Your first three months are FREE when you sign up for a monthly subscription. Just $4.99 after your free trial!

Want to stay informed daily? Subscribe to the Pictou Advocate Newsletter and receive (up to) one email per day with all news updates, right to your inbox!

Log In Register

Continue Reading

Sobey donation will help build new Art Gallery of Nova Scotia on Halifax waterfront

Rob Sobey says a $10-million donation from his family to help fund construction of the new Art Gallery of Nova Scotia on the Halifax waterfront was two years in the works.  “We are thrilled to be able to help out,” Sobey told Halifax Magazine today (Nov. 18), after the gallery announced the gift and revealed...

Your first three months are FREE when you sign up for a monthly subscription. Just $4.99 after your free trial!

Want to stay informed daily? Subscribe to the Pictou Advocate Newsletter and receive (up to) one email per day with all news updates, right to your inbox!

Log In Register

Continue Reading
community news

Tower troubles residents

Residents of the North End of New Glasgow, specifically North Provost Street, are calling for answers after a 5G cell tower was erected in the area after residents and the town had expressed their anger and dismay with the tower proposal by Eastlink. The tower was erected on October 27, 2020. “I think we were...

Your first three months are FREE when you sign up for a monthly subscription. Just $4.99 after your free trial!

Want to stay informed daily? Subscribe to the Pictou Advocate Newsletter and receive (up to) one email per day with all news updates, right to your inbox!

Log In Register

Continue Reading

The giving spirit

Inspired by his own life experiences and facing his own difficult situations, Dustin Madden knew that people would need help once the COVID-19 pandemic hit. With a few hundred dollars he had saved, he decided it would be put to good use going to help out others in Pictou County. So he started Dustin’s Community...

Your first three months are FREE when you sign up for a monthly subscription. Just $4.99 after your free trial!

Want to stay informed daily? Subscribe to the Pictou Advocate Newsletter and receive (up to) one email per day with all news updates, right to your inbox!

Log In Register

Continue Reading

IGNITE moves to new facility in New Glasgow

IGNITE Atlantic has moved to a new facility in New Glasgow at 352 East River Road to further support entrepreneurs and the innovation community in Atlantic Canada. IGNITE is a local innovation hub where entrepreneurs, small businesses, and large industries all benefit from the structure, mentorship and opportunities provided. IGNITE encourages everyone to explore how...

Your first three months are FREE when you sign up for a monthly subscription. Just $4.99 after your free trial!

Want to stay informed daily? Subscribe to the Pictou Advocate Newsletter and receive (up to) one email per day with all news updates, right to your inbox!

Log In Register

Continue Reading

Advocate ‘Shines On’ at Festival of Trees

Advocate will ‘Shine On’ with a Christmas tree in the Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia’s annual Festival of Trees which begins this weekend. As in the past, Advocate is the centrepiece for the Forest of Trees. This year, the theme of the tree is Shine On. During the start and at the height of...

Your first three months are FREE when you sign up for a monthly subscription. Just $4.99 after your free trial!

Want to stay informed daily? Subscribe to the Pictou Advocate Newsletter and receive (up to) one email per day with all news updates, right to your inbox!

Log In Register

Continue Reading