Pause in N.S. team schedules extended through January 24

MHL hockey fans will have to wait a little longer to see a local game. The Nova Scotia government announced on Friday that the COVID-19 restrictions introduced before Christmas will be extended until 11:59 p.m. on January 24. Those rules include limiting sports practices to 25 participants without physical distancing, with games and tournaments not...

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Year in review continues

Our year in review of the top news stories of 2020 in Pictou County continues with July and August highlights … JULY Staff Pick: Graduates 2020 Not one story but a collection of stories and lists of graduates. The staff of The Advocate felt that the graduates of 2020 were worth noting after regular grad...

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Let us now praise volunteers

By Dr. Jock Murray and Janet Murray One of our favourite stories is about the day on the farm when Chicken Little, startled when an acorn fell on her head, ran around the farm yard yelling, “The sky is falling! The sky is falling!” The animals all scurried to hide under barns and sheds, but...

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Woman charged with arson from September fire

A local woman has been charged with arson, among other crimes, from a fire that took place in September. New Glasgow Regional Police have charged a 32-year-old woman with the crime after a lengthy investigation into a suspicious fire on MacDonald Street in late summer. The accused was charged with arson, mischief and uttering threats...

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More of 2020 in review …

Continuing on our theme of bring you the top locals news stories of 2020, here are the results from May and June … MAY Staff Pick: Quilts for Portapique Pictou’s Glady Knowles sets out to send comfort to the families of the Portapique shooting tragedy by community sourcing as well as creating quilts to send....

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New business for downtown Pictou

The new year is bringing a new business to downtown Pictou. Now, it won’t be difficult to get your new Christmas clothes squeaky clean and take out all those turkey dinner stains with Pictou Laundry that is housed in a bright green building on the corner of Coleraine and Water streets. After the previous laundromat...

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Good riddance, 2020!

It was a year dominated by COVID-19 globally, and punctuated by tragedy in Nova Scotia. We are not sad to see it behind us! As in previous years, we’ve put together a list of the past year’s top news stories, those picked by staff and those picked by our readers, from Facebook. Read on for...

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Town of Pictou searching for new CAO

The Town of Pictou is looking for a new chief administrative officer. Current CAO Dan Troke will be leaving his position on January 22. Mayor Jim Ryan expressed Council’s thanks to Troke for his three years of dedicated service to the community. “Dan has provided the necessary direction and oversight for many significant projects designed...

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Dr. Strang looks forward with hope

Reflecting on COVID, how we’ve changed, what it took to get through a demanding year, science deniers, vaccines, and what 2021 holds for Nova Scotia By Ameeta Vohra Robert Strang didn’t set out to be a doctor. During his undergraduate degree in kinesiology and masters in exercise physiology, his curiosity prompted him to consider medicine....

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Police charge two people with B&E

An adult male and a youth have been charged in connection with the break in at the Trenton Tim Hortons last month. On the early morning of December 14, police responded to a break and enter at the coffee shop. As part of its ongoing investigation, New Glasgow Regional Police have charged a 39-year man...

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