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Police investigating property damage

An incidence of property damage is being investigated in New Glasgow. On October 17th, at approximately 3:15 p.m., an unknown vehicle had backed into garage and green bin at a residence on the corner of Granville Street and Frederick Street, causing extensive damage both pieces property. The suspect vehicle immediately fled the area. Investigators determined...

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Community Links invites creative submissions by or featuring older adults

Older adults across Nova Scotia are being invited to share what they have been making, baking or creating since March, when COVID-19 made it necessary to stick close to home.    Community Links, a non-profit focused on aging well, has launched a campaign inviting submissions of creative works by or featuring older Nova Scotians. Photos of paintings, sculptures, homemade masks or baked goods; videos of dance routines and choir songs as well as digital...

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Ann Advocate Says …

By Dr. T. Jock Murray Shortly after her husband became the editor and publisher of The Pictou Advocate, Nonie Murray began to write two weekly columns, Ann Advocate Says… for the adult readers and The Golden Rule Club, signed by Aunt Betty, for the children. Previously there had been a column in the Pictou Advocate...

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Leaving her legacy

It was an honour fitting the occasion. Debra McNabb was recently presented with the Award of Excellence in Museum Practices, Individual Contribution. She received the Nova Scotia crystal award recently at the annual general meeting of the Association of Nova Scotia Museums, held in a virtual format due to Public Health restrictions for COVID-19. McNabb...

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Trenton man arrested on child porn charges

A Trenton resident was arrested in connection to charges involving child pornography. On October 14 at approximately 8:45 a.m., New Glasgow Regional Police Major Crime Unit, Pictou County Integrated Street Crime Enforcement Unit and H-Division Digital Forensic Services executed a search warrant on a Grandview Avenue residence. The search warrant has been the result of...

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Pettipas running for council, says transparency is needed

Lifetime Pictou resident Kevin Pettipas has decided to run for town council. “I am about change,” he says. “We need transparency and accountability in our town. We also need to attract business to town. With the way the province and country is at the moment we are all going to be fighting for our towns...

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Slowik running for town council in New Glasgow’s Ward 3

New Glasgow’s Michael Slowik is throwing his hat into the political arena and running for town council. The 31-year-old resident of Ward 3 says, “I think our government should work for us. I think we need to look forward, we need to innovate, and we need to work together to make New Glasgow live up...

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Stewart seeking second term on Trenton town council

Trenton town councillor Steven Stewart is looking for a second term on council. Stewart, who was elected in 2016, says there is a lot of work to be done to move the town forward. “In the past four years there were a number of issues that cost more money than was anticipated and this put...

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REN launches e-commerce fund to support local businesses

The Pictou County Regional Enterprise Network (PCREN) is launching an e-commerce fund to help small businesses create or enhance their digital presence. New online tools will enable local businesses to increase their visibility and competitiveness while minimizing the impact of COVID-19. “We have heard from many local businesses over the last number of months about...

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Welcome Home to Pictou County

A comprehensive guide to Pictou County is now available, thanks to a community effort to prepare the document. The 92-page Welcome Home to Pictou County, Nova Scotia — A community guide to the place we call home, is available online, with a limited run of print copies throughout the community. The notion stemmed from the...

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