Free vaccination transportation for Pictou County residents

The Aberdeen Health Foundation and the province are making it easy for Pictou County residents to get to their vaccination appointments. The province is subsidizing transportation to vaccination clinics, making it a $5 round trip even if your appointment is in Antigonish or Truro. To help support the vaccination effort and ensure that everyone in...

Your first three months are FREE when you sign up for a monthly subscription. Just $4.99 after your free trial!

Want to stay informed daily? Subscribe to the Pictou Advocate Newsletter and receive (up to) one email per day with all news updates, right to your inbox!

Log In Register

Continue Reading

Transit service getting ready to roll

Towns of Stellarton and New Glasgow to benefit from public transportation It’s been a decade in the making and by spring, a bus service will finally be available to residents of two towns. The Towns of New Glasgow and Stellarton will begin service with Pictou County Transit, something this community has not had since 1996....

Your first three months are FREE when you sign up for a monthly subscription. Just $4.99 after your free trial!

Want to stay informed daily? Subscribe to the Pictou Advocate Newsletter and receive (up to) one email per day with all news updates, right to your inbox!

Log In Register

Continue Reading

CHAD drives home message of inclusion

The addition of a new bus for CHAD is a boon to the Pictou County Rainbow Community. The Inclusion Bus is brightly decaled in the colours of the Pride flag and stenciled with words like Spirit, Harmony, Healing and more, symbolizing inclusion. Each colour of the flag represents a different value: orange is healing, red...

Your first three months are FREE when you sign up for a monthly subscription. Just $4.99 after your free trial!

Want to stay informed daily? Subscribe to the Pictou Advocate Newsletter and receive (up to) one email per day with all news updates, right to your inbox!

Log In Register

Continue Reading

New board represents CHAD

CHAD Transit now has a newly appointed Board of Directors and Executive Committee following the non-profit’s recent annual general meeting.  John McDavid has stepped down from the Board of Directors as chair.      The Executive Committee is gender balanced, notes Danny MacGillivray, executive director CHAD Transit. Rosemary Hayter is the chair, Faus Johnson is the...

Your first three months are FREE when you sign up for a monthly subscription. Just $4.99 after your free trial!

Want to stay informed daily? Subscribe to the Pictou Advocate Newsletter and receive (up to) one email per day with all news updates, right to your inbox!

Log In Register

Continue Reading

The trickledown effect

The cancellation of many summer festivals and events due to the COVID-19 pandemic is having a negative trickledown effect on the local bus service. In addition to regular on-demand door-to-door bus services provided by CHAD Transit, the transportation company also relies on charter services to generate revenue. Events like weddings, bachelor/ette parties and out of...

Your first three months are FREE when you sign up for a monthly subscription. Just $4.99 after your free trial!

Want to stay informed daily? Subscribe to the Pictou Advocate Newsletter and receive (up to) one email per day with all news updates, right to your inbox!

Log In Register

Continue Reading

Big barn, big plans

It will be a sweet summer at the New Glasgow Farmers Market this year with the grand opening of Cream of the Crop Ice Cream Shoppe this coming long weekend in the market’s dome building. The kitchen in the market is usually rented out each year to a vendor; however, with no new proposals this...

Your first three months are FREE when you sign up for a monthly subscription. Just $4.99 after your free trial!

Want to stay informed daily? Subscribe to the Pictou Advocate Newsletter and receive (up to) one email per day with all news updates, right to your inbox!

Log In Register

Continue Reading

True ambassador

NEW GLASGOW — Nancy Marshall has a smile as big as the great outdoors and a natural creativity that she loves to share with others. Marshall is a resident of Glen Haven Manor and a regular volunteer at the Aberdeen Regional Hospital’s fifth floor. Each Tuesday, she takes the CHAD Transit bus to the hospital...

Your first three months are FREE when you sign up for a monthly subscription. Just $4.99 after your free trial!

Want to stay informed daily? Subscribe to the Pictou Advocate Newsletter and receive (up to) one email per day with all news updates, right to your inbox!

Log In Register

Continue Reading