Healthy Pictou County gets funding

NEW GLASGOW – Healthy Pictou County is receiving a $13,875 grant through the new Healthy Communities Stream to support community efforts to attract and retain new doctors. Health Minister Randy Delorey, Healthy Pictou County project navigator Nicole LeBlanc and chairman Murray Hill attended the announcement. “The Healthy Communities Stream helps communities attract and retain physicians...

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Peewee AA Selects post wins

PICTOU – The Fundy Highland Peewee AA Selects came out with two wins in exhibition female hockey games last weekend.   They began with a 4-3 win over the Cape Breton Blizzards on Saturday at the Hector Arena in Pictou. Ella Fitt and Avery Henderson started the scoring with unassisted goals.  Reese Murray added the final...

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Scotians drop pair of close contests

TRENTON — The Pictou County Scotians will host the East Hants Penguins on Sunday in Trenton after two close losses last weekend in the Nova Scotia Junior Hockey League. The game will start at 6 p.m. and will provide an opportunity for the Scotians to get back in the winning column. The Antigonish Bulldogs edged...

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MacKay gears X-Men for baseball schedule

STELLARTON — Slowly but surely, a university baseball season is taking form, and coachRob MacKay feels the St. Francis Xavier X-Men appear to be ready for it with a roster that includes two Pictou County players. Fourth-year student Nathan Snell from Westville and fist-year student Spencer Murray from Trenton are Pictou County players on the...

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Local runners achieve goals at RJ run

RIVER JOHN — Everyone appeared to have a different purpose to take part in the 2019 River John fun run last Thursday. Numbers were down from previous years but the three-kilometre distance appealed to River John native Margaret (Sutherland) Cripps, who was the first female to finish it in 15 minutes, 51 seconds. Cripps said...

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When ‘Aunt Nan’ dominated golf

I find it rather fascinating how anniversaries — particularly milestone celebrations — can resurrect memories of people and things we would never otherwise think about in our busy day-to-day lives. It often happens to me and, once again, it’s happening this year with the Abercrombie Country Club hosting its centennial birthday party just weeks from...

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Scotians, Miners meet in playoff round

TRENTON – The Pictou County Scotians opened their playoff quest on Wednesday in Membertou against the Jr. Miners after clinching third place in the Nova Scotia Junior Hockey League’s Sid Row Division. Scotians’ head coach Mike Stewart says he’s confident his charges will acquit themselves well after drawing the Miners in a best-of-seven series by...

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Some thoughts of Barry Semple

It was bound to happen. When my Advocate column addressing the career of former softball pitcher Mark Smith went online last week, before the day was out I had received an email and a phone call from Pictou County. Both readers raised the same thing — – how I rate Barry Semple’s career with Smith’s....

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Murray school board’s vice-chairperson

TRURO –Marilyn Murray is the Chignecto-Cetnral School Board’s new vice-chairperson. Murray, who represents the region’s District 15 that includes Trenton, was elected for the first time to the position last Wednesday during the board’s annual organizational meeting at the school board office. Her election followed the swearing in of 14 board members elected or acclaimed...

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