Market Square going modern

Pictou’s Market Square is in the process of getting a bit of a face lift as the town has partnered with the Pictou Garden Club to spruce up part of downtown. The garden club recently presented the Town of Pictou’s Michelle Young with a cheque for more than $5,000 to help out with the project...

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Positive start to year for Pictou

PICTOU – Mayor Jim Ryan says he hopes the prospects for two developments in Pictou will help the town and surrounding region. Ryan was commenting on the sale of the former golf club on Beeches Road and a recent Canadian Living magazine survey that listed Pictou as one of 22 towns to visit. “The Town...

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Pictou Garden Club keeps on growing

The Pictou Garden Club is a growing success, pun intended. The club began in 1939 and next year, will mark 80 years of helping to make the community flourish with flora. “In gardening, your crop varies from good friends, good gardens, good community,” explains garden club member Beth Henderson. The Pictou Garden Club has all...

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Most memorable Christmas gifts …

“Maybe Christmas, he thought… doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas, perhaps…means a little bit more!” –The Grinch. ^ What about those Christmas gifts that don’t come tied up in bow? Discussing our ‘theme’ for this year’s Christmas edition of The Advocate, we settled on focusing on something more than the brightly coloured boxes sitting...

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Pictou schools review sounding alarm

Editor’s Note:This article has been modified from the original due to an incorrect number quoted to The Advocate for the number of students enrolled at Pictou Elementary. PICTOU – Many residents are up in arms after the Chignecto-Central Regional School Board announced a review of the three schools in the town – Pictou Elementary, Dr....

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