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Mentoring Plus Strategy launches website

NEW GLASGOW — A project to connect experienced retirees with people for mentorship now has a new tool to help people learn more about it: a website. The Mentoring Plus Strategy’s website is now live online providing a place for curious people to learn more about how they can get involved. “Whether you’re a retiree...

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The Canadian teams making it exciting

The National Hockey League, like everything else that matters in our world, couldn’t escape when COVID-19 swept across North America just over a year ago. The pandemic took on the 100-year-old league at centre ice and won. The repercussions disrupted the 2019-20 season far more than even a world war could 80 years earlier. It...

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Lady Mary saved us all

By Dr. T. Jock Murray and Janet P. Murray For The Advocate This is Women’s History Month, a time to mention some women whose contributions are often overlooked. This year, faced with a pandemic, we are all focused on the hope from vaccines. One who first recognized the importance of the concept of vaccinations was...

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Year in review …

Yesterday we brought you The Advocate’s top stories from January and February of 2020. It was a year dominated by COVID-19 globally, and punctuated by tragedy in Nova Scotia. We are not sad to see it behind us! As in previous years, we’ve put together a list of the past year’s top news stories, those...

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Dr. Strang looks forward with hope

Reflecting on COVID, how we’ve changed, what it took to get through a demanding year, science deniers, vaccines, and what 2021 holds for Nova Scotia By Ameeta Vohra Robert Strang didn’t set out to be a doctor. During his undergraduate degree in kinesiology and masters in exercise physiology, his curiosity prompted him to consider medicine....

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Three years and twenty minutes

My search for wild things in wild places By Zack Metcalfe It wasn’t her size that impressed me so much as her silence. Female moose can weigh just shy of 800 pounds, but to watch that mass of mammalian muscle tear through the waist high brush and stunted spruce of the Cape Breton Highlands without...

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Ahead of the curve and ‘Shining On’

Ahead of Hair Health and Beauty Retreat has proven it’s ahead of the crowd during the worldwide health pandemic. While public health restrictions surrounding COVID-19 closed hair salons and cosmetology services right away, the downtown Pictou business continued to be on the cutting edge with the gift ware side of its business. “We created an...

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Will the COVID-19 pandemic change medicine?

By Dr. T. Jock Murray Everyone seems to agree that everything will be different following the COVID-19 pandemic. All aspects of the health care system changed during the pandemic, exposing areas of excellence and areas of deficiency. What might be different as we get back to the “new normal”? Personal responsibility We learned that a...

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Silent, but not forgotten

It may have been quiet at Tearmann House over the past few weeks as the pandemic saw the country shut down and many were stuck inside. During the more restrictive part of the quarantine, Tearmann House saw something it hasn’t seen in quite some time: an empty house. Although an empty women’s shelter may sound...

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Long-term care: Creativity, resilience strong in the face of pandemic

The situation that has unfolded at Northwood Manor in regards to COVID-19 is sure to be scary for family who have loved ones in local nursing homes. The long-term care home in Halifax has suffered more than 40 deaths of residents since the pandemic outbreak and many staff members also tested positive for the virus....

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