Parade, display honour Fire Prevention Week

NEW GLASGOW – It was a special day on Saturday for local fire departments that combined to celebrate Fire Prevention Week in Pictou County. Joe MacDonald, chief of the Barney’s River Fire Department helped to organize events that included a display of various fire trucks, emergency vehicles and a rubberize rescue boat from Pictou County’s fire...

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Runners train for 2018 season

PICTOU — Local runners have resumed their training for the 2018 distance running season. Michelle Sutherland leads the training regimen that becomes more frequent and intense once she and her fellow runners realize the season is upon them. “The ladies run with me year-round and now that race season is coming up and the weather...

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Dr. Kombu Brewing Company holding school workshops about fermentation

Dr. Kombu Brewing Company, makers of Solas Kombucha and based in New Ross, Nova Scotia, is engaging its local community by providing workshops in schools to teach young people about fermentation — namely, kombucha. Kombucha is a fermented non-alcoholic tea that starts from a culture (SCOBY—Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria and Yeast) and creates an all-ages...

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100 reasons to care

Big Brothers Big Sisters announces new bursary from 100 Women Who Care funds Big Brothers Big sister Pictou County celebrated their successes and a new program they are putting in place with a corn boil on Monday in downtown New Glasgow. The organization set up in Murdoch Park on Provost Street around lunchtime to have...

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Due East CD now available

Bar stars and music fans have a new album to add to their collection. Due East, Pictou County features 11 different groups and artists and the CD itself is a collaboration between The Commune in New Glasgow and Shoebox Studios in Black Point. “There’s a lot of talent in Pictou County,” The Commune’s Derrick Pierre...

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Scotsburn enters deal to sell assets to Quebec co-op

The local dairy industry has turned another page. Scotsburn Co-operative Services Limited announced last week that it has entered into a binding agreement – subject to a vote of its shareholders – to sell nearly all its assets to Agropur Co-operative of Quebec. The board of directors of Scotsburn voted unanimously to recommend to its...

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Sports writer, Advocate columnist follows dream

Mickey Mantle, Roger Maris, Frank Mahovlich, Henri Richard, Gordie Howe… Most sports fans dream of someday, maybe, seeing one of these sports giants. But meeting all of them, plus more? Well, that’s a dream that’s just about too big for anyone, really. Not so for sports writer Hugh Townsend. He met these greats, and many...

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Bringing books back

One of the most important parts of a book festival is, of course, books. To make this happy partnership happen, Coles Books at the Highland Square Mall will be heading down to Read By The Sea Book Festival in River John for another year to supply all of the book needs for interested readers. “It’s...

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Local historian recalls Dead Man’s and Melville islands

This past Memorial Day history was made, once again, at Melville Island and Dead Man’s Island in Halifax, witnessed by a local historian. Bridgeville’s  John Ashton had the opportunity as the Nova Scotia representative on the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada to speak at the official commemoration of the two islands as historic...

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Silver skills

SEAFOAM – Dylan Langille is leaving Moncton with his bags a bit heavier after having won a silver medal at the recent Skills Canada competition. In April, Langille won gold at the Nova Scotia Skills competition in his field of graphic design which pushed him onto the next level. Hailing from Seafoam, Langille just graduated...

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