Planning for a healthier community: The determinants of health

By Dr. T. Jock Murray and Janet Murray For The Advocate In a previous column I talked about the opportunities to reform the health care system in the post Covid-19 pandemic. We have to focus on the determinants of health. The medical care model concentrates on better health outcomes for the individual, but the determinants...

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Bye-bye 2019: Welcome to a new decade!

To quote Charles Dickens: It was the best of times, it was the worst of times … The last year has seen trials and tribulations, victories and defeats, highs and lows. There was an increased awareness of environmentalism, less certainty about the future, a federal election, a year since the legalization of cannabis … all...

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From screen time to green time

LYONS BROOK — Two hikers from Ontario hope they can get more people communing with nature. Sonya Richmond and Sean Morton passed through Pictou County last week heading west along the 24,000-kilometre long Great Trail, formerly called the TransCanada Trail, with their goal over the next three years or more to get more people —...

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RCMP investigate indecent act

PICTOU – Police here are investigating after a report of an indecent act. At approximately 6:20 a.m. on June 20, Pictou District RCMP responded to a complaint of an indecent act which had taken place on the Jitney Trail. Police immediately attended the location and were advised by the female complainant that she had been...

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Positive start to year for Pictou

PICTOU – Mayor Jim Ryan says he hopes the prospects for two developments in Pictou will help the town and surrounding region. Ryan was commenting on the sale of the former golf club on Beeches Road and a recent Canadian Living magazine survey that listed Pictou as one of 22 towns to visit. “The Town...

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Lighting the Night

Red, gold and white lanterns lit up the night in Pictou on Saturday as Pictou’s first Light The Night Walk raised $37,772. Supporters, people remembering loved ones and survivors of blood cancer gathered to walk along the Jitney Trail and raise funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada. “It’s impressive. When I look...

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County students celebrate We Day X

PICTOU — On Friday, April 27 students from 11 Pictou County schools will tackle the rising world water crisis and take action with a We Day X event and host the community’s first WE Walk For Water. This international fundraiser aims to provide access to clean water for life to 50,000 people in developing communities....

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Local projects receive gov’t funding

Several local projects will receive funding through the Recreation Facility Development Program. Pictou County Trails Association will receive $41,500 for Phase 4 of the Jitney Trail Construction, Part of TCT. The Town of Stellarton will get $12,000 for ball field upgrades and the Town of Westville will get $17,500 for a pump track. All of...

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