Everything ‘Fitz’ for family at deCoste

Fans of fancy footwork and fiddling families can look forward to Everything Fitz, the family-based fiddle and dance group which will be performing at the deCoste Centre in Pictou on October 3. Comprised of siblings Tom, Kerry and Julie Fitzgerald, parents Pam and Paddy and guitarist/lead vocalist Nate Douglas, the group has been entertaining crowds...

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Pictou Advocate Court

Preliminary set for accused murderer Robert Jason MacKenzie

PICTOU –  A sigh of relief could be heard from the family of Nicole Campbell in Provincial Court on Tuesday as the dates for a preliminary inquiry were set. Robert Jason MacKenzie, 36, is charged with the second degree murder of 33-year-old Campbell, as well as two other indictable charges, theft of prescription drugs with...

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Mackay family celebrating two centuries of occupying land

LYONS BROOK – Looking back, it seems somewhat amazing to Sandy Mackay that he is living on the land that his great-great-grandfather purchased in 1816. “The farm itself was originally homesteaded in 1810 by David and Helen Pottinger but in 1815, Mr. Pottinger was killed by a falling tree,” explains Sandy. “On March 21, 1816,...

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Pictou Advocate sports

My father inspired my love for sports

At different times, in different ways, for different reasons, I’ve been asked the questions throughout my life. How and why did I become so interested in sports before I even started school? Who or what was the influence on a kid so young? Where did that interest originate at a time when there was no...

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Safe Harbour welcoming second family

NEW GLASGOW –  Members of Pictou County Safe Harbour are elated to welcome a second Syrian family to the area. The group raised funds to bring the Almethyb family to New Glasgow this past winter and have been steadily working to bring family members of theirs here as well. “The family coming are first cousins...

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