Public transit one step closer

Public transit between Stellarton and New Glasgow is one step closer to reality to today. Leo Glavine, minister of Communities, Culture and Heritage, just announced a $200,000 investment from the province for the fixed loop transit between the two towns. CHAD Transit will operate the new service in addition to its existing on-demand, door-to-door service...

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Celebrating Ann MacLean

EDITOR’S NOTE: In recognition of the announcement that former New Glasgow mayor Ann MacLean will receive the Order of Nova Scotia, we are reposting this article that ran in March as part of The Advocate’s 125 Stories, 5 stories, 5 generations, 5 amazing women feature … A true visionary leader, Ann MacLean exemplifies what it...

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New Glasgow first municipality in Atlantic Canada to participate in national railway crossing safety-awareness program

NEW GLASGOW – Every year, dozens of Canadians — especially young Canadians — are killed or injured around railway tracks and trains. In 2018, there were 167 such incidents across Canada which killed 19 people and seriously injured another 42. In conjunction with Rail Safety Week (September 23-29, 2019), Cape Breton & Central Nova Scotia...

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New Viola’s Way sign for downtown street

NEW GLASGOW — Tributes were directed last week toward Viola’s Way that now occupies downtown New Glasgow. A Viola’s Way sign replacing the lower part of Forbes Street was unveiled last Friday to honour the memory of businesswoman and civil rights activist Viola Desmond. The new street name and location of the ceremony has a...

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Help New Glasgow win $5 million to invest in the community

NEW GLASGOW — The Town of New Glasgow wants the help of its residents to bring a $5 million investment to the community. Led by its citizens committee, the town is entering the Smart Cities Challenge, issued by Infrastructure and Communities Canada. The Challenge encourages communities to adopt a smart cities approach to improve the...

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New Glasgow a finalist for SilverEco and Ageing Well International Award

NEW GLASGOW – The Town of New Glasgow has been named a finalist for an international award that recognizes the best solutions and services in the field of aging well. The town is competing in a field of 50 candidates from Canada, the United States and around the world. “We are very pleased that the...

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Wellness Centre deficit keeps downward track

There is guarded optimism that the Pictou County Wellness Centre will continue to reduce its annual deficit. Mayor Shannon MacInnis, who was re-elected to chair the Wellness Centre Authority board, said eliminating the deficit is unlikely but the board will continue to find ways to close the gap between revenues and expenses. “We see the...

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Police chief retiring

NEW GLASGOW — Police Chief Delaney Chisholm announced his retirement on Tuesday from New Glasgow Regional Police, effective March 31, 2017. “It has been a great privilege to work with the members of the New Glasgow Regional Police Service and this has been a rewarding experience that I have greatly valued,” says Chisholm. “I am...

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