Roundup of top news stories of 2020 concludes

We’ve brought readers the top news stories from 2020 in PIctou County for January through to October. Read on to see how the year ended … NOVEMBER Staff Pick: Dustin’s Pantry Local man, Dustin Madden took it upon himself to help out others who might be in a tough spot by self-funding a free pantry...

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Local Francophones having stories told through music

TRURO – A project by the local Francophone community centre is telling the stories of seniors throughout the province. “It’s a very rewarding project, and we’re very pleased with how it’s going,” said Yvette Saulnier, director of the Centre communautaire francophone de Truro. “It’s such a fabulous project that we wanted to be able to...

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Top news stories of 2020

Municipal election and Black Live Matter were big news stories last year. Read on to find the other top stories of September and October … SEPTEMBER Staff Pick: BLM New Glasgow mural The community came together to create a large Black Lives Matter mural on Provost Street in New Glasgow. The mural was the first...

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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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Year in review …

Yesterday we brought you The Advocate’s top stories from January and February of 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...

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