March Break fun for everyone

STELLARON — The Museum of Industry is applying the old adage of something for everyone in a big way during March Break. Part of Nova Scotia’s museum network, the local museum is offering a variety of programs as it marks March Break from March 16 to 24. “I think we will have kids having a lot of...

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Salvation Army to launch toy, Red Kettle campaigns

NEW GLASGOW – The Salvation Army is about to kick off its Christmas Kettle and toy campaigns next week. The agency’s Angel Tree program is part of the toy campaign, with all families with children of infant age to 14 years welcome to apply. Registration times are from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday...

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Boston Pizza employees locked out

Employees of Boston Pizza at the Highland Square Mall received some surprising news this morning: the business has closed. No warning. Only 13 months into operation and just two months before Christmas, the local staff were told the eatery would not re-open but the current owners “anticipate new ownership.” Staff received communication this morning from...

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Local Habitat group to host fund raiser

PICTOU — Habitat for Humanity is gaining a presence in Pictou County. Local residents have responded to the Pictou County chapter’s call for quality used items that can be sold to raise funds for its first house building project, planned for 2019. Kevin Pettipas, a Pictou resident and committee member with the chapter, has gained...

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Thinking of you…

Dozens of gold and blue Christmas balls twinkle on the trees set up in the Highland Square Mall this season. Each of these decorations represents someone’s loved one, someone who has passed on. Each year, for more than 20 years, the Aberdeen Palliative Care Society has held a fundraiser for their society by helping those...

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Lodge manager buoyed by community support in wake of cancelled Christmas party

The general manager of Pictou Lodge Resort is comforted with the outpouring of community support he has received after a falling out with Northern Pulp. Wes Surrett said the mill at Abercrombie Point cancelled a staff Christmas party it had booked at the lodge for December 9 after learning Surrett made disparaging remarks about the...

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Pictou Advocate sports

Signing books and seeing folks

Putting it into today’s lingo, I had a blast. It was two Wednesdays ago and I was experiencing my first book launch and signing at New Glasgow’s Highland Square Mall. At 79, I was a rookie. Though I was introducing my second book within 14 months, it was the first time I was involved in...

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Pictou Advocate sports

He let his play do the talking

There were two bits of information — call it gossip if you like — that I wanted before I began writing this week’s column. Though my files on Pictou County sports people are pretty extensive, I knew I didn’t have the answers and realized a folder-by-folder search wouldn’t be much help. Instead, I phoned a...

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Boston Pizza coming to Highland Square Mall

Boston Pizza will be coming to Pictou County – to the Highland Square Mall, in fact. Here is an announcement on the Highland Square Mall’s Facebook site: “It’s an exciting day at Highland Square!!! Construction will begin very soon on the new Boston Pizza restaurant which will be located in the front corner of the...

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