Over the top — again

They did it again: The 43rd annual Pictou County Christmas Fund telethon went over the top! Volunteers succeeded in raising $85,240 — that’s more than the $80,000 goal — thanks to the generous support of the community. Every year, the funds are raised in the community, for the community — to help provide a Christmas...

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Bombers at Hector Arena

PICTOU — Fans will get a rare chance to watch the Pictou County Wear Well Bombers this Sunday at Hector Arena. The Bombers will host the Joneljim Cougars from Cape Breton starting at 12:30 p.m. at the Hector Arena in the Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey League fixture. The game was moved due to a...

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Hospital foundation marks decade of giving by UCT

NEW GLASGOW – The Aberdeen Health Foundation has many reasons to celebrate this Philanthropy Day. The United Commercial Travellers (UCT) is one example of the many generous donors that help the foundation fulfil its goal to enhance health care in Pictou County. UCT has been donating to the AHF since 2006 and in a decade,...

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County earns split with Wildcats

The Pictou County Weeks Major Midgets continue to show a competitive edge. The Major Midgets remain in a tie for fifth place in the Nova Scotia Major Midget Hockey League after splitting their two games against the Valley Wildcats. Bryce Reynolds netted three goals as Pictou County earned a 7-5 victory over the Wildcats on...

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Crushers ride emotional win

The Pictou County Weeks Crushers got a double dose of energy last week before and during their home game. The Crushers’ captains and alternates were officially presented with their Kent Cup banner to hoist up at the Pictou County Wellness Centre last Thursday during pre-game ceremonies and followed with a thrilling 6-5 overtime triumph against...

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Pictou Advocate sports

MacDonald kid’s now 75 years old

History books remind us of the Campbells against the MacDonalds. Or, if you’re on the other side, the MacDonalds versus the Campbells. Either way, it was the great feud, the great bitterness, that lasted far too long in the highlands of Scotland. Fortunately, the feuding didn’t spread to Pictou County when Scottish settlers arrived in...

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