Author turns personal experience into new book

SUNDRIDGE — Monica Graham, an author living in Sundridge outside River John, says a chance conversation with someone at Nimbus Publishing led to her latest book. Senior Moment: Navigating the Challenges of Caring for Mom, goes to print at the end of April and will be available shortly thereafter. The book follows Graham’s experience of...

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Easter: A time of rebirth and awakening

By Dr. Jock Murray and Janet Murray For The Advocate One of the loveliest moments of spring is the moment we find the first snow drop pushing up through the snow, the first crocus finding its way through the dead grass. Winter can be lovely, but we need to know that the days will grow...

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Man wielding machete arrested

A local man was arrested last night after police deployed a conducted energy weapon. According to a press released from the New Glasgow Regional Police, they received reports on March 31 of a man acting erratically and carrying a machete in the Stewart Street and Marsh Street areas. Police were called to a local pub...

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Safety enforcement initiative leads to multiple charges

A joint enforcement operation between New Glasgow Regional Police and the Nova Scotia Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal’s Vehicle Transportation Inspection Division has resulted in a number of drivers being charged with multiple offences. A press release from the New Glasgow Regional Police says more than 150 vehicles were checked for compliance during the...

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County woman added to Round Table

A Pictou County woman has been appointed to the Round Table on the Environment and Sustainable Prosperity. Maxine MacLean of Island East River is among the 12 members appointed Wednesday by Environment and Climate Change Minister Keith Irving. The round table advises the minister of environment and climate change and the premier on protecting our...

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Back-to-back laughter

Second comedy show planned for River John Comedian Karan Sidhu just can’t get enough of Pictou County — specifically River John. The Brown Cowboy, as he is called, rode in to River John with a posse of fellow comedians on March 13 to host One Night Stand, a fundraiser for the former River John school....

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Free vaccination transportation for Pictou County residents

The Aberdeen Health Foundation and the province are making it easy for Pictou County residents to get to their vaccination appointments. The province is subsidizing transportation to vaccination clinics, making it a $5 round trip even if your appointment is in Antigonish or Truro. To help support the vaccination effort and ensure that everyone in...

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Growing pollinators in the River John area

SEAFOAM — A local woman is hoping to grow the community’s pollinator population. Kiva-Marie Belt started in February as a ranger with the David Suzuki Foundation’s Butterflyway Project and will soon help people in the area establish small plots for pollinators. “I was expecting it to be difficult to get 12 people to participate, but...

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KD for Connor

Chase Davidson, left, Ethan Gray, center, and Poppy George, right, show off some of the many boxes of Kraft Dinner they helped collect last week at the Pictou Sobeys location for the KD for Connor Food Bank Drive. McCulloch Education Centre once again held the event on World Epilepsy Day in honour of Connor MacDonald,...

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UPDATE: Missing person found deceased

The A 57-year-old man from Lower Barneys River who was reported missing yesterday has been found deceased. A press released received from the RCMP says the death is not believed to be suspicious in nature; however, the investigation is ongoing....

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