East Pictou grads flock to reunion

SUTHERLANDS RIVER — A massive demonstration of affection for a former high school took place last Friday and Saturday at what is now called East Pictou Middle School. Organizing committee chairman Don Butler said he was pleased with the response. Butler was a graduate and educator at the former East Pictou Rural High School that...

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Visit ends cruise season

PICTOU — It may have been a dreary day for the last cruise ship visit of the season, but there are more to come. Pictou Parks and Recreation co-ordinator Michelle Young said the Pearl Seas line that included the Pearl Mist that docked for the final time for the season last Wednesday has visits booked...

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Digging in the dirt

STELLARTON — As I stared out across the grassy, sun-drenched plain, I knew this was going to be the day. The day that I rescued from the clutches of history some buried treasures by using my latent skills as an archaeologist. After all, I took an online archaeology course one time; that’s got to make...

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Young and old honour miner’s memory

STELLARTON — It’s not often that you associate school children with a fallen coal miner, but it was fitting that the G.R. Saunders Elementary School choir was on hand for the 93rd William Davis Miners’ Memorial Day ceremony on Monday. For, as guest speaker John Ashton said in his remarks, children were also victimized by...

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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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Lest we forget: Fallen remembered during services

Thousands of Pictou County residents gathered on November 11 at cenotaphs and memorials to honour those who gave their lives for our freedom … In Sunny Brae, three more names were added to the cenotaph list and the unveiling of a new interpretive panel were among highlights of the annual Remembrance Day service. The weather...

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Artist presents county in pictures, take two

Local artist, graphic designer and noted historian John Ashton unveiled a new series of his Pictou County inspired tradigital art works last weekend at the New Glasgow Farmers Market. This year’s series has six entries and Ashton said he opted to focus more on the western side of the county this time around. “I tried...

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