Shirley Murray and family announce funding for deCoste, new library

PICTOU – A major funding announcement on Thursday helped to open the Pictou County Chamber awards gala at the deCoste Performing Arts Centre. Executive director Troy Greencorn introduced Advocate President and CEO Sean Murray and his mother Shirley Murray, who jointly announced the $400,000 funding commitment for proposed improvements to the centre and construction of...

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Panel going up

A welder from MacGregor Industrial Group does finishing work on the frame for a commemorative panel in tribute to the 20th anniversary of Women Alike AbreastARiver at Rotary Park in New Glasgow on Thursday. The panel was made possible from a combination of donors: Photography – Bob MacEachern, Vision Fire and Raven Media Design –...

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I’ve been doing next best thing

I’m pretty sure most English-speaking people are familiar with the well-used idiom that “you can’t go home again.” I’ve heard it many, many times in conversations, in speeches, on radio and television. I’ve read it many, many times in newspaper articles, magazines and books. There was even a novel written with that title back in...

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Advocate up and running after fire

Firefighters contain outbreak to shipping area PICTOU – Work at the Advocate Printing plant on Brown’s Point Road is getting back to normal this week after a major fire that damaged part of the plant on Sunday afternoon. While the damage could have been worse, those working for and associated with the Advocate are thankful that...

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Holiday baking contest

Love to bake treats for the holidays? Cookies, pies, loaves and more? Think your holiday baking stacks up against the best of the best? Want to share your favourite recipes with others? Look no further than here! One of our sister publications, East Coast Living, is running a holiday baking contest and is looking for...

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#NowMoreThanEver contest

It’s National Newspapers Week from October 1 to 7 and we’re asking you, our readers, to help us celebrate! Post a picture of yourself reading The Advocate to our social media sites, or your own sites and tag The Advocate, for a chance to win this fabulous basket filled with sweet treats, Advocate swag and...

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Saltscapes Joins Metro Guide Publishing creating the East Coast’s Foremost Magazine and Experience company.

“As a region we have been celebrating the best of Canada’s East Coast along with Saltscapes for more than 20 years.  Under the Direction of Jim and Linda Gourlay, Saltscapes has branded Eastern Canada through compelling content, story-telling, creative collaboration and signature events. Through their content and their consumer shows, they have compelled a generation...

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Kindness returned: Food for all

More than a year after landing in a new country and working to adjust and settle in, AbdulKadir Casim is hoping to share the same giving spirit that brought him and his family to Canada as refugees to those who might not know where their next meal will come from. Casim runs Alladin, a Syrian...

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Sherry Blinkhorn elated with Vision Award

NEW GLASGOW — Sherry Blinkhorn says she is overjoyed and humbled to have received the Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia’s Vision Award for Outstanding Volunteer. The local real estate operator and Loch Broom resident received the award last week in conjunction with the foundation’s annual general meeting. “Many advocates better than I am have...

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Pictou Advocate sports

Now there’s hope for Leafs

For passionate and steadfast Toronto Maple Leafs disciples like me, it’s been a long, long agonizing ordeal. A long, long confinement in hockey hell. It’s lasted for 51 years and 70 days. That’s 18,628 days if you’re counting. It began so far back, at the time I was 29 years old, only eight years into...

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