Three county volunteers to receive Senate Medal

PLYMOUTH – Senator Michael L. MacDonald  will be presenting Senate 150 Medals to three long-time community volunteers from Pictou County this Saturday at an event in Plymouth. Receiving the medal will be Joanne Cumminger of New Glasgow, Anne Emmett of Pictou and Allan Murray of Stellarton. The Senate of Canada 150 Medal celebrates the 150th...

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Dozens rally in support of walk-in clinic

By Brian Cameron Dozens of concerned residents stood in the searing heat on Monday afternoon to show their support for the Aberdeen Walk-in Clinic. The clinic has suspended operations between August 5 and September 17 while the doctors who operate the clinic contemplate its future. Dr. Chris Elliot and Dr. Thomas Park see approximately 10,000...

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Barb’s Bench dedicated

NEW GLASGOW — More than 60 people gathered on Saturday to officially dedicate Barb’s Bench in memory of Nova Scotian women who have died as a result of violent domestic relationships. The bench is one of several being placed across the province and is located beside the New Glasgow Farmers Market, facing the East River....

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Meet the candidates of Pictou Centre …

It’s election time in Nova Scotia and The Advocate gave each candidate an opportunity to touch on topics of local interest. Here are the three candidates from Pictou Centre … Jeff Davis Liberal Pictou Centre How will you/your party deal with the lack of physicians in rural areas of Nova Scotia, like Pictou County? Just...

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Premier blocks return to bargaining table

To the Editor: In 2013, the McNeil Liberals campaigned on investing in education. Move ahead three years and Nova Scotia is facing the first teacher’s strike in the history of this province. I continue to believe that if government engages and listens to classroom teachers, this will give our students the best opportunity for success....

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