Spirit Guides for Spirit Glen

April 18 was a day of reverent celebration at Pictou United Church as three 4X6-foot art panels destined to be installed on the brick wall behind Spirit Glen’s water feature were unveiled to the congregation. Created by renowned Mi’kmaq artist Alan Syliboy and inspired by petroglyphs found throughout Mi’kma’ki, the panels depict Spirit Guides: a...

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Passion … for preservation

The Pictou Historical Photograph Society is preserving the town’s history, one photo at a time. “If you want your town to survive, you have to take an interest and do something that you have a passion for and is of value,” says member Beth Henderson. She practices what she preaches. Henderson has been a member...

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Signs, signs, everywhere a sign …

Pictou County is showing its love – and gratitude – to essential frontline workers who continue to deliver their services every day during these dark days of COVID-19. The signs are from Healthy Pictou County, on behalf of the community, in partnership with the municipalities and Pictou Landing First Nation. They were designed by Advocate...

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A day for books and an icon lost

You never know what a new day might bring. As I crawled out of bed on Tuesday morning of last week, still groggy from another late night of baseball and hockey, I had no idea how the day would unfold. Sure, it would start with the usual routine: Walk the dogs, have toast and coffee,...

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Fire in Pictou

This smoke can be seen across the causeway! A fire is currently burning near The Advocate Printing and Publishing building on Brown’s Point Road. Stay tunes to this website for more details. (Tagliapietra photo)...

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A home at last

Some might argue that there are plenty looking to leave Pictou County, but the Almadhyb and Almatheb families who arrived here a year ago as Syrian refugees couldn’t be happier with their new home. After settling in and being able to live beside each other, such as they had in Syria some time ago, the...

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