election checkmark

Municipal Election results

The results are in! Pictou County voted and the results have been released. See below for results for your municipality: Municipality of Pictou County DISTRICT 3 Robbie MACINNIS 171Darla MACKEIL 579Spoiled 5Declined 3Total 758 DISTRICT 6 Robert G PARKER 558Erinn WRIGHT 249Total 807 DISTRICT 8 Peter BAIRD 270Larry TURNER 385Spoiled 3Declined 2Total 660 DISTRICT 10...

Your first three months are FREE when you sign up for a monthly subscription. Just $4.99 after your free trial!

Want to stay informed daily? Subscribe to the Pictou Advocate Newsletter and receive (up to) one email per day with all news updates, right to your inbox!

Log In Register

Continue Reading

Keeping a promise

Harold Little is fulfilling a promise he made to his wife before she passed away: to have her grandmother’s artwork available for viewing where it could be enjoyed by many people. His former wife, Lois Robison, was in possession of a couple of pieces of artwork that were done by her grandmother many years ago....

Your first three months are FREE when you sign up for a monthly subscription. Just $4.99 after your free trial!

Want to stay informed daily? Subscribe to the Pictou Advocate Newsletter and receive (up to) one email per day with all news updates, right to your inbox!

Log In Register

Continue Reading

Bluenose sails into area

The majestic Bluenose II sailed through the area on tour Thursday and was still visible in the harbour this morning. Despite the fact that it not dock in Pictou, a small crowd gathered on the waterfront to catch a glimpse. (Photo courtesy of Janice Cruikshank)...

Your first three months are FREE when you sign up for a monthly subscription. Just $4.99 after your free trial!

Want to stay informed daily? Subscribe to the Pictou Advocate Newsletter and receive (up to) one email per day with all news updates, right to your inbox!

Log In Register

Continue Reading

Car fire closes causeway

Local fire departments responded to a call mid-afternoon on Aug. 19 after reports of an engulfed car on the Pictou side of the Pictou causeway, causing the roadway to shut down temporarily. According to Pictou Fire chief Paul Janes the fire had taken the front of the car up in flames with the two occupants...

Your first three months are FREE when you sign up for a monthly subscription. Just $4.99 after your free trial!

Want to stay informed daily? Subscribe to the Pictou Advocate Newsletter and receive (up to) one email per day with all news updates, right to your inbox!

Log In Register

Continue Reading

Natal Day fun

There was plenty to see and do on Monday in Pictou as Natal Day was celebrated. Plenty of food, sunny skies and a festive atmosphere greeted downtown visitors. Here, from the left, the volunteers with the Pictou Lobster Carnival provided a fundraising barbecue. From the left: Kent Corbett, Marion MacDonald and Shawn McNamara are hard...

Your first three months are FREE when you sign up for a monthly subscription. Just $4.99 after your free trial!

Want to stay informed daily? Subscribe to the Pictou Advocate Newsletter and receive (up to) one email per day with all news updates, right to your inbox!

Log In Register

Continue Reading

Trenton Park revitalization beginning

Even a global health pandemic can’t keep great things from happening at Trenton Park. A tender has just been awarded to Higgins Construction in the amount of $1,699,700 for the first phase of work as part of the revitalization project spurred by The Hemlock Group, a group of engaged volunteers whose goal is to create...

Your first three months are FREE when you sign up for a monthly subscription. Just $4.99 after your free trial!

Want to stay informed daily? Subscribe to the Pictou Advocate Newsletter and receive (up to) one email per day with all news updates, right to your inbox!

Log In Register

Continue Reading

Dishing up a shining success

“Meet me at Maggy’s.” That phrase is heard more and more often today as business heats up at Maggy’s Diner, located inside the Water Street Market and Bakery on Water Street, Pictou. The diner opened at the beginning of May, just when the COVID-19 crisis was ramping up. “The plan was to open the diner,...

Your first three months are FREE when you sign up for a monthly subscription. Just $4.99 after your free trial!

Want to stay informed daily? Subscribe to the Pictou Advocate Newsletter and receive (up to) one email per day with all news updates, right to your inbox!

Log In Register

Continue Reading

Planning for a healthier community: The determinants of health

By Dr. T. Jock Murray and Janet Murray For The Advocate In a previous column I talked about the opportunities to reform the health care system in the post Covid-19 pandemic. We have to focus on the determinants of health. The medical care model concentrates on better health outcomes for the individual, but the determinants...

Your first three months are FREE when you sign up for a monthly subscription. Just $4.99 after your free trial!

Want to stay informed daily? Subscribe to the Pictou Advocate Newsletter and receive (up to) one email per day with all news updates, right to your inbox!

Log In Register

Continue Reading

Soybean spill concerns River John resident

River John resident Catherine Hughes wants people to be aware of a spill of treated soybeans in the Sunrise Trail-River John and surrounding areas. Hughes says she noticed the spill on Friday and she believes the beans were coming from PEI to a farm not far from her home. “It’s a big spill,” she informs....

Your first three months are FREE when you sign up for a monthly subscription. Just $4.99 after your free trial!

Want to stay informed daily? Subscribe to the Pictou Advocate Newsletter and receive (up to) one email per day with all news updates, right to your inbox!

Log In Register

Continue Reading
RCMP police

Two women arrested for impaired driving

Pictou County District RCMP have arrested a 45 year old woman and a 46 year old woman for impaired driving during the weekend. On May 29th at approximately 8:45 p.m.,  Pictou District RCMP received a complaint of a possible impaired driver in Durham.  Police located the vehicle in Pictou and investigation at the scene resulted in the...

Your first three months are FREE when you sign up for a monthly subscription. Just $4.99 after your free trial!

Want to stay informed daily? Subscribe to the Pictou Advocate Newsletter and receive (up to) one email per day with all news updates, right to your inbox!

Log In Register

Continue Reading