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Macdonald to launch his 16th book

NEW GLASGOW — A second edition of Clyde Macdonald’s book, Nova Scotians In and Out of Court, has been published and will be officially introduced on August 10. The launching is from 2 to 4 p.m.at the New Glasgow Library and will include light refreshment. Proceeds from the book sales are directed to the Pictou...

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The Local Climate – A Rebellion in the Making

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Advocate is pleased to welcome journalist, columnist and author Zack Metcalfe to our online edition. He will be writing about the environment. When the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its most recent special report this past October, I could tell who’d read it by the looks on their faces. The...

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Writing on Fire workshop

Writing on Fire 2018 is just around the corner, and it’s going to be ablaze this year. Six amazing authors will work with teens in schools from New Glasgow to Pugwash on  October 25. On October 26, (the Provincial Inservice Day), the new Tatamagouche Regional Academy will host the annual day of writing workshops for...

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Get ready to Read … By the Sea

RIVER JOHN — WordPlay was a huge success and now it’s on to the Read By the Sea festival. To keep the energy high between WordPlay on July 2 and Read by the Sea’s main stage on July 7, the festival offers literary activities in conjunction with village partners. On July 3, festival-goers met at...

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Fisheries museum hosting ‘no pipe’ open house on Saturday

CORRECTION: this story has been updated with the correct date. The event is Saturday, NOT Sunday. We apologize for the error. PICTOU — A ‘no pipe’ open house hosted by the Friends of the Northumberland Strait group has been scheduled for Saturday at the Northumberland Fisheries Museum. The event will start at 1 p.m. and...

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History repeats itself

Joan Baxter, author of The Mill: Fifty Years of Pulp and Protest, recently shared her reflections since the release of her book during environmental non-profit group Friends of Redtail Society’s annual general meeting on March 17. She said the inspiration for it came after a morning jog when the smell from the mill was particularly...

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Pulp mill unveils treatment plan

(EDITOR’S NOTE: This has been amended to reflect the fact that the planning and build are scheduled for 2019, not 2018 as was originally reported.) Northern Pulp Nova Scotia Corp. has presented its proposed waste treatment system that would replace the existing one at Boat Harbour. Technical manager Terri Fraser and Guy Martin, an engineer...

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Museum of Industry to host North Shore launch of Joan Baxter’s new book

Fifty years ago this month, dignitaries and politicians gathered at Abercrombie Point in northern Nova Scotia, for the official luncheon and opening of the new pulp mill that had just gone into operation in Pictou County. Since then, the mill has provided valuable jobs and found support from governments of all levels and all stripes....

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Locals involved in Indie Author Day

For all the bright lights, shiny things and distractions around it, nothing motivates the creative mind quite like a deadline. And as deadlines go, catching Canada’s 150 is a pretty big one. And yet, with ‘Where Pines and Maples Grow’, a group of eight local authors managed to do just that. Known in group form...

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In the Spirit: Reflections on Everyday Grace by Monica Graham

In the Spirit: Reflections on Everyday Grace by Monica Graham Wow! As someone who has questioned and struggled with the idea of organized religion I was eager to read through the pages of River John’s own Monica Graham’s essays. Not familiar with her time as a religious columnist I was pleasantly surprised at the well...

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