More women leading business

Women are earning more prominence in business. The numbers do not always tell the tale, but enough evidence supports how the presence of women in business has gone from a phenomenon to a trend, to a reality. The Pictou County Chamber awards gala is an example. A large proportion of women scaled the stage and...

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Investment of a little time is best ROI

To the Editor: I have been giving some serious thought to the concept of ROI, Return on Investment. It is an axiom of business, that when investing in a capital project, or any project, there needs to be a return on investment. In business, invariably that investment is measured in direct return of dollars for...

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Racism is NOT OK

To the Editor: I would like to add my comments to those of Dan Currie in his letter in the September 25 edition of the Pictou Advocate: ‘Writer’s comment on immigration was hurtful’ and Joy Walker in her letter in the October 2 edition of the Pictou Advocate: ‘Saddened by letter writer’s views on immigration.’...

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Cutting Canadian aid spending is wrong

To the Editor: The Conservative Party of Canada just announced that, if elected, they would cut Canadian aid spending by 25 per cent (or $1.5 billion). They plan to use the savings to fund domestic tax cuts. This is a wrong-headed decision. Investments in aid are essential to the health and security of Canadians. Without...

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Saddened by letter writer’s view on immigration

To the Editor: I’m house sitting in New Glasgow for four months as a trial for possibly moving here. I picked up your paper, along with others, to begin to learn more about the community and those that live here. I was flabbergasted to read the letter from one of your readers regarding his views...

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New Lyme Support Group meeting in Pictou County

To the Editor: The entire province of Nova Scotia has been identified as being at risk for Lyme disease. There are areas with higher risk, but risk is risk no matter what. In 2016, Nova Scotia reported the highest incidence of Lyme in Canada at 34.4 per 100,000 population, which is 12.7 times the national...

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The Costume Party Fiasco (not a scandal)

To the Editor: Strip away the politics and view this for what it really was… certainly not a scandal for Canada or Mr. Trudeau. Get a grip and deal with the bread and butter issues rather than this tabloid style fanatics! Those in the media of that ‘tabloid mindset’ better get their researchers out to...

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Government strikes again

To the Editor: I formally wrote to the Department of Service Nova Scotia and Internal Services requesting release of public information. I filled in their required forms and paid their fees. Their own delivery of service standard of giving me that information expired on August 9, 2019 and I’m still waiting, despite chasing them up...

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Writer’s comment on immigration was hurtful

To the Editor: I was shocked and disturbed by the letter from Mr. Andrew Sharpe in last week’s paper suggesting that Canada has no place for immigrants, especially if they do not happen to be white and Christian. His words smack of racism, intolerance and ignorance. His hurtful opinions are echoes of a shameful past...

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Sign up for the CIBC Run for the Cure

To the Editor: Earlier this month, new data released by the Canadian Cancer Society told us that the breast cancer death rate in women has been almost cut in half since it peaked in 1986. This incredible new statistic shows us that years of dedicated research funding are producing outcomes that are making a real...

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