Pictou County shows: Black Lives Matter

The message was clear in New Glasgow this weekend: Black Lives Matter. A couple of hundred people showed up in support of the movement on Saturday afternoon for a peaceful march through the streets of New Glasgow showing Pictou County that members of the local black community, as well as allies, are here to ensure...

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Return of the “Red Carpet” to Glen Haven Manor

NEW GLASGOW – There will be glamour, flair and celebration when Glen Haven Manor hosts its own Oscars celebration tomorrow. The celebration will take place in the Meadow Mist Dining Room. The brain child of Glen Haven Recreation, the “Oscars” were inaugurated in 2011, held for six consecutive years and are viewed among Glen Haven’s...

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Glen Haven Manor marking 50th anniversary on Sunday

NEW GLASGOW — The 50th anniversary celebrations for Glen Haven Manor are set for Oct. 27 — 50 years to the day from when the long-term care facility opened its doors. “We are excited to invite our community to join us for the 50th anniversary celebrations,” says CEO Lisa M. Smith. “Glen Haven plays an...

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County gets ready for MORE

STELLARTON — Several hundred people attended a rally at the Nova Scotia Community College on Tuesday for the annual Marathon of Respect and Equality. Deputy Mayor Bryan Knight spoke on behalf of the local municipalities whose representatives formally signed a proclamation for the MORE run that is scheduled for May 8. Students from many local...

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Mom of man shot with nail gun wants incident considered hate crime

PICTOU — Exactly one month to the day that he was shot with an air compressed nail gun, Nhlanhla Dlamini, 21, stood up and, along with his family, held a peaceful protest in both Halifax and Pictou. Although Nhlanhla and his father were in Halifax, his mother, Stacy Dlamini, was at the protest at the...

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Trailblazer earns her rest

Pictou County is mourning the death of a dedicated community leader and former journalist who walked softly through life yet blazed a trail as she travelled. Edna Aleta Theadora (Johnston) Williams, 94, passed away on April 4. She was a talented journalist who was respected by the legions of people she wrote about and those...

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Bowl for kids strikes up $53,000

It was a rocking good time at this year’s Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kid’s Sake with the organization managing to raise more than $53,000 to help county youth. With a rock and roll theme, the Heather Lanes bowling alley was packed with rock stars of all kinds having a good time and out...

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Most memorable Christmas gifts …

“Maybe Christmas, he thought… doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas, perhaps…means a little bit more!” –The Grinch. ^ What about those Christmas gifts that don’t come tied up in bow? Discussing our ‘theme’ for this year’s Christmas edition of The Advocate, we settled on focusing on something more than the brightly coloured boxes sitting...

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Getting it Dunn

Pictou Centre showed its true colours Tuesday evening as incumbent MLA Pat Dunn of the Progressive Conservative Party held his seat in the riding. Dunn was pleased to welcome incumbent Pictou West and East MLAs back to the legislature with him as well. “I’m really pleased that all three of us from Pictou County are...

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County stays true blue

Pictou County stayed true to Progressive Conservative blue on Tuesday night in the 40th Provincial General Election. All of the Progressive Conservative incumbents in the ridings of Pictou East, Pictou Centre and Pictou West were resoundingly re-elected. Nova Scotians elected a Liberal majority government with 27 districts electing Liberals, 17 electing Progressive Conservatives and seven...

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