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A remarkable guy reaches a milestone

It’s a date I wasn’t going to miss. For several months, there’s been a conspicuous red star on my kitchen calendar to signify the importance of this Wednesday — and it has nothing to do with COVID-19 or the arrival of a vaccine. But yes, it’s a day worth noting. A remarkable guy — and...

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Meeting of the minds

NEW GLASGOW — The local mentoring project partnering with Dalhousie University and a couple of other towns has kicked off its first in-person meeting since the pandemic hit and is now ready to take the next step to help young professionals in Pictou County. A group of mentors as well as co-ordinator for the project,...

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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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Donald R. Sobey Foundation funds International Restorative Justice Lab at Dalhousie U

Generous support from the Donald R. Sobey Foundation has enabled   Dalhousie University to launch the first ever international Restorative Research, Innovation & Education Lab (RRIELab). And the RRIELab now has a fully funded Chair in Professor Jennifer Llewellyn, a distinguished global leader in restorative justice.  “On behalf of our entire Dalhousie community, I would like...

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Celebrating Ann MacLean

EDITOR’S NOTE: In recognition of the announcement that former New Glasgow mayor Ann MacLean will receive the Order of Nova Scotia, we are reposting this article that ran in March as part of The Advocate’s 125 Stories, 5 stories, 5 generations, 5 amazing women feature … A true visionary leader, Ann MacLean exemplifies what it...

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Billy Werber and the church roof

Sixty-one years have whizzed by — almost a lifetime to many — since the Stellarton Albions played their ninth and final season in the legendary import-laden Halifax and District Baseball League. It was long ago. We were in the early stages of black and white TV, computers and cell phones were unheard of, and the...

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Leadership skills earn student award from RBC

A student at Northumberland Regional High School is receiving an award from the Royal Bank of Canada for her leadership and academics. Emma Currie, who runs the communications committee and co-heads the prom committee at NRHS, will receive the $1,000 scholarship at graduation. “I think I might’ve been chosen for it maybe for my involvement...

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May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month

To the Editor: May is Lyme Disease Awareness month. There is much yet to be understood and discovered about Lyme, ie Borrelia, and co-infections carried by ticks and other vectors. A vector-borne illness, ie Lyme, could be the root cause of a condition you may have been told you have. Lyme is called the great...

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Healthy sleep habits for back-to-school

One in four Canadian children have insomnia, including difficulties falling asleep, staying asleep, or waking up too early. Poor sleep can make it harder for children to learn and pay attention. It can even make it harder for children to control their emotions, make healthy eating choices, and to be physically active. This is why...

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Crown Attorney appointed in Antigonish

Courtney MacNeil has been appointed a Crown attorney in Antigonish. Martin Herschorn, director of public prosecutions, announced the appointment today, April 3. “Ms. MacNeil’s educational background and her enthusiasm for the work of criminal prosecutions will make her a valuable addition to our team,” said Herschorn. A native of Antigonish, MacNeil graduated from St. Francis...

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