Santa’s coming on Saturday

Santa Claus is coming to town! It’s true. The jolly old elf in red, who is normally enjoying some much needed rest this time of the year, will be visiting Stellarton on Saturday. Not to drop off toys, rather, to just say hello and boost morale during the COVID-19 pandemic. A post on Stellarton Fire...

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Drive-in re-opening

Some good news for a change: The drive-in is re-opening. Highland Drive-In Theatre is opening up in Westville where Empire Drive-In once was and owner Eric Barker hopes it will be ready for audiences as early as mid-June. Barker has owned the property, which has the ability to hold approximately 500 cars, since 2014. It...

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Environment Minister’s Order will likely result in odour at Boat Harbour this summer: Northern Pulp

ABERCROMBIE – Northern Pulp says the Ministerial Order issued by Nova Scotia Environment on May 14 for management of the Northern Pulp site during its hibernation will likely cause septicity in Boat Harbour. Graham Kissack, vice president Health, Safety, Environment, and Communications, speaking on behalf of Northern Pulp, said in a press release the company...

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The marriage of Alvin MacLean and Lois MacCallum

Alvin MacLean arrived on Pictou Island with his entrance into this world in 1929. Born on Pictou Island, he was one of five children born to J. Hector MacLean “Long John” and wife Maggie. Alvin attended the little one-room school on the island and grew up in the company of a little girl named Lois...

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Two men arrested in relation to thefts from vehicles

New Glasgow Regional Police arrested two adult males from Pictou County on Tuesday, May 19, in relation to thefts from vehicles in the New Glasgow area. The thefts from vehicles occurred throughout New Glasgow in the last couple of weeks. A 26-year-old man was charged with multiple counts of: Possession of stolen property Theft from...

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Things, they are a-changin’

Medicine during my career (Part 1) By Dr. T. Jock Murray For The Advocate The Good (?) Old Days When I entered medical school in 1958, it seemed an exciting time to become a physician. There were new vaccines, dramatic surgeries, psychiatric drugs, early pacemakers, and the first kidney transplants. The concept of a randomized...

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community news

Injured workers group encourages workers to find out if their personal info was breached

Please find below our associations’ statement regarding the recent privacy breach where Labour and Advanced Education disclosed the names of individuals and personal information when uploading WCAT decisions from 1998 to 2009 on the CanLii website. NEW GLASGOW – Pictou County Injured Workers’ Association is encouraging all injured workers who participated in appeals with the...

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art and entertainment

Neptune Theatre postpones summer shows

Neptune Theatre has decided to postpone its summer series of productions: The Argyle Street Kitchen Party (August 4-30) and The Rocky Horror Show (July 14 -August 30) for the health and safety of its patrons and staff. “This was a difficult decision in terms of the impact on the theatre, the artists and crews, but...

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Canada Day festivities cancelled

Many people are expressing sadness at the cancellation of Westville’s Canada Day activities. The organizing committee announced via Facebook that the event for 2020 was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the uncertainty surrounding it. “Even with the seemingly improving COVID-19 situation in Nova Scotia and the rest of the Maritimes, it has become...

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Grow with garden club – virtually

The Pictou and Area Garden Club is holding what is probably a first: a plant sale, virtually. A virtual plant sale taking place Tuesday, May 19, for will be the local club’s annual Fundraiser.  Their webpage and Facebook page (Pictou and Area Garden Club and http://pictougardenclub.weebly.com will show all the plants that are available for...

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