Vacations remain a dream: March Break travellers cancel destination vacations in wake of COVID-19

White sand beaches, ice cubes clinking in a glass filled with a tropical beverage, aquamarine crystal clear water… Sound idyllic? That’s what many people look forward to every year on March Break. This year, with the COVID-19 pandemic, many Pictou County resident have had to alter their vacation plans, or outright cancel them. Or even...

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Trudeau pops in for coffee

Canada’s Prime Minister stopped into New Glasgow’s Coffee Bean Tuesday afternoon to support local Candidate Sean Fraser. Trudeau congratulated the local business on their many years in business in the community before heading back outside to greet the public. For more on the PM’s visit check the next edition of The Advocate on Wednesday....

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Social seniors share meal

Elizabeth Paris had elders of the community come together to share a meal last week and help boost socialization in seniors as well as giving them a chance to share stories from the past. “Emphasis on it is the seniors coming together and connecting,” said Paris. Although the original plan was to have something for...

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Weather hampers Fisherama

TRENTON — It was a miserable day for trout fishing. Almost 200 people braved the elements on Saturday for the Pictou County Rivers Association’s annual Fisherama at Steeltown Park, and the fish were not biting. Taylor Malcolm expressed some mild frustration as he reeled in a twig with his fishing line. “Biggest thing I caught...

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New Glasgow tree lighting on Friday

The Christmas season is quickly approaching and the Town of New Glasgow has an exciting list of events to celebrate this holiday season. It all starts with the New Glasgow Christmas Tree/Holiday Light Up taking place at Glasgow Square Theatre on Friday  at 6:30 p.m. The evening will feature live entertainment by the Pictou County...

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Exhibition Prizebook: Linking the Past and Present

By Brendan Nichol For The Advocate   As a twenty-something-year old man – I’ve been the recipient of one or two strange looks when I mention my interest in pickling and preserving foods. It’s understandable, most people likely think that I should have better things to do. When I’m struggling for breath in a vinegar...

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Open for business

The Carmichael-Stewart House Museum officially opened its doors for the season on June 23. During his remarks at the reception, president of the Pictou County Historical Society’s Paul LaLande noted some upgrades at the museum this year. “It’s been a very momentous year in the Carmichael-Stewart House. We’ve had some changes. Some of you may...

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Houston: We have no problem

WESTVILLE — Tim Houston has the overwhelming support of voters in Pictou East. The Progressive Conservative candidate garnered nearly 75 per cent of the votes to return as its MLA to help the party gain more strength in the legislature. An enthusiastic crowd joined him during a victory celebration at the Walter Duggan school gym...

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Getting it Dunn

Pictou Centre showed its true colours Tuesday evening as incumbent MLA Pat Dunn of the Progressive Conservative Party held his seat in the riding. Dunn was pleased to welcome incumbent Pictou West and East MLAs back to the legislature with him as well. “I’m really pleased that all three of us from Pictou County are...

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County stays true blue

Pictou County stayed true to Progressive Conservative blue on Tuesday night in the 40th Provincial General Election. All of the Progressive Conservative incumbents in the ridings of Pictou East, Pictou Centre and Pictou West were resoundingly re-elected. Nova Scotians elected a Liberal majority government with 27 districts electing Liberals, 17 electing Progressive Conservatives and seven...

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