NSP crews ready for hurricane

Nova Scotia Power has mobilized over 300 crews from within the Atlantic Bubble to respond to hurricane Teddy. Crews are now positioned across the province from Yarmouth to Cape Breton to be ready to respond when it is safe to do so. Crews arrived into the province yesterday for safety checks that also included a...

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Climate change and your health

By Dr. T. Jock Murray and Janet Murray Remember the story of the frog and hot water? If you put a frog in boiling water he immediately jumps out, but put it in tepid water, and slowly heat the water, the frog passively sits there until he dies. We are slowly boiling frogs in a...

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Gathering limits for participants in performing arts, sports to increase

Government is increasing the allowable numbers for participants in performing arts, sport and organized physical activity. Effective Oct. 1, the number of people who can participate in one of these activities without physical distancing will increase from 10 to 50. For most sports, this will allow full team practices and competition to resume, while for...

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Summer Street embraces technology to deliver programs, engage staff and clients

In the midst of the COVID pandemic shutdown, Summer Street found new ways to engage its participants while continuing and expanding programming. The 129 participants who are used to operating out of Summer Street’s physical space are now online via tablets and other devices provided through the organization. The transition, while challenging, has succeeded beyond...

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Riverside Speedway to host one of Nova Scotia’s first large crowds

By Drake Lowthers JAMES RIVER: Management with the Riverside International Speedway have announced they’re tentatively planning their first Maritime Pro Stock Tour race since the implementation of provincial COVID-19 restrictions. The organizers of the event, which is scheduled for September 26, are in the midst of finalizing a Guest Management Plan with Nova Scotia’s Public...

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NS well represented at virtual Canadian Brewing Awards

TATAMAGOUCHE – For the first time in the award’s 18 years, the Canadian Brewing Awards and Conference went virtual. Each spring, Canadian brewers and members of the brewing industry join for a two day conference that ends with Canada’s highest national brewing competition. The awards judge the quality of Canadian manufactured beer, with over 1,500...

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Young businesswomen show entrepreneurial spirit

Friends spend August making masks, and money Instead of spending the hot August days at the pool, two young entrepreneurs decided to make some cash. The 12-year-old BFFs put their heads together, combined their creativity and talent, and made personal protective masks, which they sold and are still selling. It all started, Avery Chabassol explains,...

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Youth call for action

NEW GLASGOW — People of nearly all ages gathered at Glasgow Square last Saturday for a youth-oriented rally calling for the end of racism. Teens Now Talk and =ITY Inspiring Today’s Youth Society) hosted the Stomp out Racism and Black Lives Matter rally under the themes Stomp out Racism and Hold the Line. The event...

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Feature film Dawn, Her Dad & the Tractor wraps in Antigonish

ANTIGONISH – After 18 days of shooting in Windsor, Halifax and Chester, the feature film Dawn, Her Dad & the Tractor wrapped today in Antigonish. Writer and director Shelley Thompson, completed the first Telefilm-funded feature film in Nova Scotia since COVID-19 paused the film industry. The film about a trans woman returning home to her...

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Climate change and your health

Dr. T. Jock Murray and Janet Murray For The Advocate Remember the story of the frog and hot water? If you put a frog in boiling water he immediately jumps out, but put it in tepid water, and slowly heat the water, the frog passively sits there until he dies. We are slowly boiling frogs...

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