Unshakable love endures

By Kimberly Dickson For The Advocate NEW GLASGOW — Joy and Junior MacLean are what Maritimers call the salt of the earth. This lovely, kind and unassuming couple raised their family of three sons and one daughter in Merigomish, along the Shore Road, and their love is as evident now as it was on their...

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Rankin: Northern Pulp must meet environmental approval to re-open

Premier-designate takes bold stand on climate change Nova Scotia’s next premier says Northern Pulp will have to abide by “current, more modern expectations” to win approval to resume operations. Iain Rankin — among the first politicians to call the pulp mill’s toxic waste lagoons an example of environmental racism — says he’d be guessing at...

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Insulin: 100th anniversary

By Dr. Jock Murray and Janet Murray For The Advocate We mentioned before that we all like our stories that are often more myths than truth, as the myths are like Hollywood scripts, even though the truth is often more interesting. This is the case with one of Canada’s greatest medical triumphs, as we celebrate...

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Enjoy Winter Active Day on the Jitney Trail

Doctors Nova Scotia Healthy Tomorrow Foundation is urging people to get out and enjoy the winter. This group, in partnership with Recreation Nova Scotia, Hike Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia Trails Federation and Nova Scotia Health Community Board, Northern Zone, invite you to participate in Winter Active Day. Organizers will be at six trailheads – including...

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Jim McKenna seeking Liberal nomination in Pictou Centre

Jim McKenna is looking to become the Nova Scotia Liberal Party’s candidate for Pictou Centre in the next provincial election. The New Glasgow resident has a long history of service to the community. He currently serves on the boards of the Pictou County Fuel Fund, the Pictou Academy Educational Foundation, and Pictou County Safe Harbour....

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Ready to Grow

Farmers Market ramping up barn building campaign Just as the New Glasgow’s Farmers Market barn fundraising campaign was beginning to ramp up last year, everything came to a halt for the world with the health pandemic. After initiating a new online ordering system, reopening the market, and keeping the online orders coming, nearly a year...

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Celebrating National Kin Week

The week of February 14-20 is National Kin Week when the New Glasgow Kinsmen and Kinette clubs celebrate the impact that they, and their many dedicated members, have had in supporting the community’s greatest needs over the years. The Kinsmen and Kinette clubs have operated for over 75 and 100 years, respectively. Together they have...

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Police looking for man accused of stealing groceries

New Glasgow Regional Police is asking for public’s help to identify a man who they believe was stealing items from the Atlantic Superstore, New Glasgow. According to a press release from the New Glasgow Regional Police, on Saturday, Feb. 13 at 12:15 p.m., police received a report, that an unknown man left the Atlantic Superstore...

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Heritage Day celebration

The Museum of Industry in Stellarton celebrated Heritage Day today, Feb. 15, with a display of military artifacts, in honour of Lt. Edward Arab who was a soldier, lawyer and grandson of some of the earliest Lebanese immigrants to Nova Scotia. In the summer of 1942, Edward joined the Canadian Infantry Corps and was deployed...

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Will you be my valentine?

By Dr. Jock and Janet Murray For The Advocate On February 14 we will profess our love for another, in the name of St. Valentine. We will offer chocolates and flowers, perhaps make a reservation for dinner, introduced with an elaborate card with a romantic verse asking our chosen to be our love for the...

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