Fun inside

As March Break has extended for schools and some daycares closed, parents working from home and children are spending a lot of time in the house as part of social distancing and even more now that a state of emergency has been called. So much time indoors can get tedious. The Advocate spoke to someone...

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Private Spaces art show opening in Truro

Truro, NS. Saturday, Apr 4, 2020  –  Visual Voice Fine Art gallery Visual Voice Fine Art will reopen for 2020 with Private Spaces, a show of new artworks by Rosemary Clarke Young and Kit Clarke. “We hope the virus doesn’t curtain people’s enjoyment of this great exhibit, this is the culmination of a year of...

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Police warn: Fines can result from not following public health directives

New Glasgow Regional Police are issuing a stern warning that strict fines can result to those who do not follow directives issued by the Nova Scotia Chief Medical Officer. Const. Ken MacDonald, public information officer said, “With the COVID-19 pandemic evident in the community, everyone needs to take these directives outlined in the Emergency Measures...

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How can we help?

Couple steps up to help vulnerable population Chris Lewis and Lauralee Pentz wanted to help the vulnerable in the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. So they did. Lewis is a business consultant and a business teacher; his wife, Pentz owns and operates The New Glasgow Foot Clinic so has access to medical supplies. They are...

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Potential exposure to COVID-19 in New Glasgow

The Nova Scotia Health Authority is advising residents of a potential public exposure to COVID-19 in two local places: March 11 – Highland Eye Care at 193 Dalhousie St., New Glasgow March 12 – Charles V. Keating Millenium Centre at 1100 Convocation Blvd., Antigonish (event was Bantam AAA Provincial Hockey Championship) “People who may have...

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Conservative Party leadership race postponed

COVID-19’s next victim: The Conservative Party leadership race. The Conservative Party has suspended its leadership race in the face of the ongoing crisis caused by the global pandemic. Leadership candidate and former Central Nova MP Peter MacKay tweeted earlier today: “My team and I respect the decision of the Leadership Election Organizing Committee. I want...

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COVID-19 makes ‘Big’ hit to non-profit

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pictou County is among the non-profits that have been hard hit by the COVID-19 virus. Not only are its mentoring programs suspended due to schools being out for at least an extra couple of weeks after March Break, and programs being suspended due to public health protocols of social distancing,...

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New COVID-19 cases in province, but all connected to returning travellers

Dr. Robert Strang says there are now 17 news cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia, bringing the total to 68. Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health said they are all travel related and several are connected to groups or families returning from vacation.  “We anticipated this,” Strang said at the press conference this afternoon....

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Pictou County REMO working with province in state of emergency

(Editor’s Note: This story has been altered slightly to reflect more up to date information) Pictou County Regional Emergency Management Organization is working closely with the Nova Scotia Emergency Management Organization as the province declared state of emergency in an effort to flatten the curve of COVID-19. Co-ordinator John Davison said, “The state of emergency...

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Ten new cases of COVID-19 in province, new measures announced

Premier Stephen McNeil and Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health, announced further measures Tuesday to strengthen the health system and help Nova Scotians dealing with COVID-19. “Keeping Nova Scotians safe and healthy is our number one job,” said McNeil. “We all need to keep working together, support one another and make...

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