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Re: A baffled Francis MacMillan (former Trenton councillor ) To the Editor: Thank you for your interest in the current Council in Trenton. Elections often bring out the best and the worst in people. It is my belief that if you have to put someone down to make yourself look better, it says something more...

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Fall ticks are on the move

To the Editor: Fall is in the air and it is peak season for ticks as they are still out there questing for a blood meal. The nymph ticks are not as plentiful as most have had their blood meal and molted to an adult tick. The adult ticks are looking for a meal and...

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Summer, ticks and lyme

To the Editor: Summer is flying by and the male cicadas can be heard singing out in the search for a mate. I always think hearing the singing cicadas and enjoying garden tomatoes and cucumbers tells us summer is on the downhill. We have been experiencing extended periods of unusually hot and dry weather as...

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This is progress?

To the Editor: It was becoming so boring and tedious with only Tim’s cups the main garbage littering the road on Caribou Island. Now with McDonald’s we get new coffee cup litter and even a full meal deal window toss when we are really lucky. We must embrace change they say — it’s the “new...

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Pick up the phone, it’s your conscience ringing

By Angela Bowden Special to The Advocate Angela Bowden is a talented writer, poet and activist born and raised in New Glasgow. She is a freelance writer for the Nova Scotia Advocate. Angela delivered a TedxTalk in December 2019 where she bares her soul and encourages black women to begin the process of healing their...

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The true purpose of life

By Alain Mpenzi For The Advocate Life is the condition that distinguishes animals and plants and inorganic matter including the capacity for growth, reproduction, functional activities and continual changes preceding death. Well, that makes total sense of how life is described. However, according to my perspective, I define life as being all about what you...

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More viruses than ever before

To the Editor: Chinese researchers have discovered a new type of virus in pigs that can infect humans and is capable of causing a pandemic, according to a new study; it’s called a G4 virus and is genetically descended from the H1N1 swine flu. They also found that the G4 virus can be passed from...

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Make the best of the situation and plan a stay-cation

To the Editor: Summer is here and an Atlantic bubble has opened up allowing travel between Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, PEI, Newfoundland and Labrador. It is important to follow the guidelines for COVID-19 in order for safety to be maintained for all. People are planning vacation time and personally, I think staying in your own...

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Time for change, in many areas

To the Editor: In 2017 all of Nova Scotia was declared to be at risk for Lyme disease. What do you do if, after following all the precautions, you are bitten? Or have symptoms? The first thing to do if you find an attached tick is to have it safely removed. Follow the information for...

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Fair equalization payments needed so municipalities can survive

To the Editor: The federal equalization program as administered does raise some of the following questions for citizens in the economically struggling areas of Nova Scotia: Why is the town of Mulgrave probably the next town to dissolve? Why have five towns already disappeared as a municipal unit? Why is this federal tax money handed...

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