The clock is ticking …

The clock is ticking and there is just one week left to get a photo of your baby to us! In the January 25th edition, The Advocate will publish a special page (or pages) featuring photos of all of the babies born in 2016. Submissions are free! All you have to do is email editor@pictouadvocate.com:...

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Painting for play

THORBURN – Sue Harrington looks on in despair as she drops her child off at Thorburn Elementary School every day. She sees the children just standing around, not wanting to play on the weathered play sets. So she and a couple of parents began a group, Active Kids Development Project, to improve the play space...

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CCRSB piloting Early Dismissal project this winter

There is no doubt: Winter weather is coming. Deciding when to keep schools open, and when to cancel them during the winter can be challenging. Chignecto-Central Regional School Board staff consult with multiple weather forecasts, check on road conditions throughout the school board region via the RCMP and the Nova Scotia Department of Transportation, as...

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Reading, writing, ‘rithmatic …

Many parents think of back to school as one of the most wonderful times of the year. But it can create mixed emotions for some, depending on where they are in their life. First-time parents are often nervous or apprehensive, while parents sending their second or third child off to school may be looking forward...

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