A letter to our advocate family and our community

An open letter from Sean and Crystal Murray

We care deeply about community.  In recent days, we’ve been inspired by the rise of community spirit as we collectively support our fellow citizens from a distance.  To:  Advocate Family & Our Community We care deeply about community.  In recent days, we’ve been inspired by the rise of community spirit as we collectively support our...

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Junior Achievers craft pendants

It’s Junior Achievement Month. Pictou County Junior Achievement program is part of a worldwide, non for profit organization. Its primary goals are to promote entrepreneurship, financial literacy and how to run a business, all for the youth in our communities. The program in Pictou County is run by volunteers Shannon MacLean and Willa Kray, both...

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Woman arrested in relation to Stewiacke bomb threats

STEWIACKE – Police have arrested a 33-year-old woman for making bomb threats to a business in Stewiacke. The threats were made to the same business on November 25, December 1 and December 27. Each of the threats indicated that harm to the business and personnel could occur. As a result, Colchester County District RCMP responded...

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Businessman feels bullied, says targeting him is unfair

A Pictou business owner feels caught in the cross fire between Northern Pulp and local fishermen. Tony Dolan, who is the owner/operator of Fat Tony’s Bar and Grill, and Marina Bar & Grill as well as a number of inns and a motel in town, is feeling the pinch after being accosted twice in a...

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NSBI approves innovation rebate for Michelin

Nova Scotia Business Inc. (NSBI) has approved a business development incentive in the form of an innovation rebate for Michelin North America (Canada) Inc. Since 1971, Michelin’s Pictou County site has been home to the company’s second-largest rubber-mixing operation. The facility also produces passenger-car and light-truck tires, curing membranes and houses corporate offices. Michelin North...

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Sweetly personal

Local chocolate company personalizing Easter treats Things are just a little sweeter this time of year with Easter just around the corner and Chapel Cove Chocolates is spreading the joy and chocolate around Pictou County and beyond. The small chocolate company from Little Harbour is creating delicious chocolate eggs, personalized with names for this year’s...

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Starbucks making Pictou County debut this fall

Something big is brewing for coffee lovers to look forward to this year. Starbucks Coffee is coming to Pictou County this fall with a new location opening in New Glasgow on East Rover Road attached to Subway. “The building plans are just getting underway,” said Greg Burrows, owner and operator of the Subway Franchises, who is opening...

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Chamber offering outreach

The new business outreach officer for the Pictou County Chamber of Commerce hopes to better the community. Jake Chisholm, who has previously worked for the Town of New Glasgow and small businesses throughout the county, recently took on the role and hopes to hear from people in the business community about how the chamber can...

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New market coming to Pictou County

A new business is making its way to Pictou County with the help of the Zehr family who just moved here from Ontario. Peter Zehr and his family are getting ready to open a market-style business in Alma, on the side of the highway at the intersection near the former Magic Valley fun park. “We’re...

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Local partnerships lauded by Chamber speaker

NEW GLASGOW — There are opportunities for local businesses to share in the growing export market being developed in Nova Scotia, Laurel Broten says. The president and CEO of Nova Scotia Business Inc, (NSBI) was guest speaker at a luncheon Monday hosted at Summer Street by the Pictou County Chamber of Commerce. Broten has been...

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