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Thee departments respond to fire

Three volunteer fire department were at the scene fire Wednesday. At approximately 2 p.m., Trenton Fire Department, with assistance from Abercrombie, Little Harbour and Pictou Landing fire departments, responded to a structure fire at the E and R Langille Contracting business on Little Harbour Road. Preliminary investigation by fire officials has deemed the fire to...

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Two youth facing charges following altercation at Antigonish school

ANTIGONISH – Two students are facing charges following an altercation at a school here. At 10:46 a.m. today, Antigonish District RCMP responded to a call of an altercation between two youth and another youth at a school in Antigonish. The victim, a male, was assaulted by two other males and the victim sustained minor injuries....

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Nominations open for the 46th Provincial Volunteer Awards

Know an outstanding volunteer who deserves recognition? You can now nominate them for a Provincial Volunteer Award. Every year, to mark National Volunteer Week, the Province of Nova Scotia celebrates volunteers nominated by organizations and communities at the Provincial Volunteer Awards. “The annual Provincial Volunteer Awards is our way of saying thank you to the...

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Stakeholders discussing Northern Pulp Focus Report

The four major stakeholders are currently speaking jointly to the media at the deCoste Performing Arts Centre about the Northern Pulp Focus Report. This is the first time any of the groups have spoken to media since the public comment period on Northern Pulp’s Focus Report closed on November 8.  From left: Pictou Mayor Jim...

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IGNITE Northern tenants win $75,000 in Spark Innovation Challenge

STELLARTON – Two tenants from Ignite Labs Inc. (IGNITE) have won a collective total of $75,000 in the Spark Innovation Challenge. This challenge is focused on supporting startups in rural communities across Nova Scotia who are doing amazing things but aren’t always noticed. Green Oil Solutions, a sustainable innovation company based in Pictou County, has...

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… traps and rope piled everywhere …

I received a call some years ago from a Laura Graham who lives in Sunnybrae. She has been reading my stories in the Pictou Advocate and has seen Harold Bennett’s name mentioned a time or two. She had known of a Harold Bennett back many, many years ago and was wondering if perhaps this gentleman...

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Peace Medal breakfast

Guest speaker Dr. Robin Neustaeter, left, was welcomed by volunteer Sarah Santos at the YMCA Peace Medal Breakfast earlier this morning at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Neustaeter, who is currently an assistant professor in adult education at St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, teaches at the Coady International Institute. The annual breakfast was provided by...

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RCMP investigates fatal single vehicle collision

UPPER BROOKSIDE – Nova Scotia RCMP is investigating a fatal single vehicle collision that happened this morning in Upper Brookside, Colchester County. Police responded to the collision at approximately 9 a.m. A truck carrying two adults had left Hwy 104, entered the ditch and collided with a tree. The occupants, a 70-year-old woman and an...

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The Local Climate – Green Collar

We often talk in terms of expunging fossil fuels from our energy diet, which can frame the discussion in a negative and at times contentious light. More often we should be talking in terms of adding clean energy, and acknowledge the otherworldly progress it’s made without anyone noticing. While the rest of us have been...

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“Sound Frequency Therapy and Binaural Beats”

“Binaural beats change brainwaves and induce temporary states of deep relaxation, or awareness, depending on the needs of the person. They help to calm the mind and mimic the body’s natural brainwaves – without any negative side effects.” Scott Hutchison-McDade is a sound therapist, meditation guide and yoga practitioner based in Scotland. He works with...

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