Still hope for a solution

To the Editor: Premier McNeil has announced that there will be no extension of the Boat Harbour Act and Northern Pulp (NP) has announced that the Mill will shut down if there is no extension. How did we get to this point and what are some of the consequences for all Nova Scotians? Seven years...

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Possibilities for other uses abound if mill closes

To the Editor: Should the pulp mill close for good we look to what has been done with other mill sites after closing. From Bangor Daily News: Bucksport, Me., closed at the end of 2014. Mill and site sold to AIM which have been taking the mill apart to sell the scrap metal while continuing...

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Nutrition change is coming to hospital

To the Editor: You are what you eat. Who does not like to eat tasty, nutritious food that is freshly prepared? In 2011-2012 The Pictou County Health Authority changed the way nutrition was being provided to patients in their care. Prepared food was and still is being taken in from outside the province frozen and...

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Honour veterans all year long

To the Editor: I have worked at the Northumberland Veterans Unit in Pictou for about 15 years in food service. It is such an amazing place for care — from dietary, housekeeping, therapists, nurses, doctors, volunteers, Pastor Mike for his over and above commitment to these brave men and women through the years, Dennis from...

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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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