Hughes-Head adds name to ballot for seat on Trenton Town Council

Long time Trenton resident and avid volunteer Heather Hughes-Head has entered into the running for Trenton Town Council in this year’s municipal election. “This is something I have thought about doing for many years,” Hughes-Head explains. “I just turned 40 and thought, ‘well it’s now or never’; encouragement from my husband helped secure the decision.”...

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Pictou Landing man facing charges following early morning standoff

Pictou Landing First Nation – A short time before 3 a.m. today, members of Pictou District RCMP responded to a call on Eagle Road in Pictou Landing for a complaint of that a man threatened to burn another person’s home down. Police went to the home, and the suspect had left the area, and returned...

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Through the lens of youth

Local teenager takes part in photovoice project to share community experience Finding reflection and a new way to express her thoughts and share them with policymakers was not what Shyanna Denny had expected to do during her time in quarantine. After her mom sent her a link to The Atlantic Youth Weaver Photovoice project, Denny...

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Local fisherman catches rare albino lobster

It was a once in a lifetime catch for AJ Francis on Wednesday when he pulled his lobster traps out of the water and found an albino lobster nestled among the other lobsters. Albino lobsters are often referred to as a one in a million chance or one in a million catch so it certainly...

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Environment Minister’s Order will likely result in odour at Boat Harbour this summer: Northern Pulp

ABERCROMBIE – Northern Pulp says the Ministerial Order issued by Nova Scotia Environment on May 14 for management of the Northern Pulp site during its hibernation will likely cause septicity in Boat Harbour. Graham Kissack, vice president Health, Safety, Environment, and Communications, speaking on behalf of Northern Pulp, said in a press release the company...

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Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq mourns passing of Chief Roderick Francis

District Chief Roderick Francis, an original founding father of The Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq, has passed away. “It is with great sadness that The Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq announces a great loss not only to its organization and board but to all Mi’kma’ki- with the passing of long serving district Chief Roderick Francis, of Pictou...

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How do we heal? Finding hope in difficult conversations

(EDITOR’S NOTE: This story is the first in a series of articles that The Advocate will be exploring as we begin to understand the impacts of the Northern Pulp closure, new market opportunities for the forestry sector and the visioning of a greener community working towards a sustainable future.) There is a deepening rift in...

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PLFN chief “frustrated” with mill’s winterization process

PICTOU LANDING FIRST NATION — Chief Andrea Paul says that Pictou Landing First Nation has not agreed to allow Northern Pulp to keep using the Boat Harbour treatment facility after January 31, 2020 and she is not sure what is happening with Northern Pulp’s plans to winterize the mill. Last week, Northern Pulp announced it...

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Wilber let go from NP transition taskforce

UPDATE: in response to the Transition Team removing Robin Wilbur from his post, the following is a statement from Kelliann Dean, deputy minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and Trade, and forestry transition team lead: The forestry transition team was formed to collaborate on ways to support the forestry sector and the workers and businesses connected to...

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Outcome “horrible”: Unifor

HALIFAX – Unifor members at Northern Pulp are devastated following the announcement by Premier Stephen McNeil that he will not allow enough time for the company to complete the regulatory assessment requested by his own government. “In all my years of doing this work I have never seen an elected official gut a rural industry,...

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