Gunning earns Stompin’ Tom Award from ECMA

Pictou County’s own Dave Gunning has received a 2021 Honorary Award from the East Coast Music Association. The association announced earlier today that Gunning received one of five Stompin’ Tom Awards; other recipients include Tara MacLean, Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers, Peter Rowan and Wendy Bergfeldt. Stompin’ Tom Connors, one of the most well...

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Track and field programs beginning

The Pictou County Athletics Track and Field club is holding registration for their spring and summer programs on April 30 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Pioneer Coal Athletic Facility. Track and Field is a great way to stay active, with programs for all ages and abilities. With experienced coaching staff, all athletes are...

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Inspirational music therapy video features residents and staff

By Kimberly Dickson For The Advocate Never more than in these days of a global pandemic have the words “Hold Each Other Up!” been ones to live by. These words are the title of an uplifting song penned by Grammy-award winning singer songwriter Cathy Fink, and have literally echoed through the halls of Glen Haven...

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Day of Mourning April 28

The resurgence in the number of cases of COVID-19 has cancelled the formal ceremonies for the annual International Day of Mourning to honour those killed or seriously injured at work on April 28th.  Formal ceremonies will not be held and instead, everyone is encouraged to take the opportunity to reflect on how these needless deaths...

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MHL postpones hockey indefinitely

The six MHL teams – including the Weeks Crushers – will not be seeing hockey action this week. The Government of Nova Scotia has asked all Nova Scotians not to travel outside their local community unless it is for essential travel, such as work, school, child care, or medical or legal appointments. Sunday’s announcement also...

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Two people displaced by fire

LOCHBROOM – The Canadian Red Cross is assisting two local residents who lost their home due to fire. The fire, which occurred Thursday around 8 p.m., destroyed their house near Loch Broom. Canadian Red Cross volunteers today helped the couple with emergency lodging and funds for food, clothing and other basics. Neither was home at...

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UPDATE: Local businesses among places possibly exposed to COVID-19

As the numbers of those infected with COVID-19 continue to rise across the province, Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at various locations, including one in the Northern Zone. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here: http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures. A press release from Nova Scotia Health...

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Women’s World Hockey Championship cancelled

The world health pandemic has brought about the cancellation of yet another event. The 2021 IIHF Women’s World Hockey Championship, scheduled for May 6-16 in Halifax and Truro, is being cancelled due to concerns over the rising number of COVID-19 cases in Nova Scotia. A press release from the Premier’s Office says Premier Iain Rankin...

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Animal control officer threatened with machete

An animal control officer was threatened in New Glasgow by a man with a machete. A press release received from New Glasgow Regional Police says that on April 19, police were called to a residence on Reservoir Street after receiving a report of a male who threatened an animal control officer with a weapon. The...

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Buoyed by his art

By Kevin McBain Local Journalism Initiative Reporter His doctor told him that he had to find a hobby and take things easy. That’s when Caledonia’s Douglas Wolfe, 84, decided it was a good time to fall back on his love of drawing and painting. “I’m a half-assed artist. I take and paint some pictures,” he...

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