Lockhart eyes 55+Games

ALMA – Nancy Lockhart says she is looking forward to taking part in the 2017 55-Plus Games. Lockhart and her husband Preston Lockhart are retired educators and are both preparing for their part at the games, which this year are taking place from September 13 to 16 in Lunenburg County. The Games take place every...

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MacFarlane bringing back the blues

Karla MacFarlane enjoyed a landslide victory Tuesday in the 2017 provincial election, making sure Pictou West stayed true blue. The incumbent Progressive Conservative MLA received almost four times the number of votes of her nearest competitor. “I am thrilled to be back in,” she said when she learned she was victorious. “I take this position...

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Meet the candidates of Pictou West …

It’s election time in Nova Scotia and The Advocate gave each candidate an opportunity to touch on topics of local interest. Here are the three candidates from Pictou West … Karla MacFarlane| Pictou West Progressive Conservative How will you/your party deal with the lack pf physicians in rural areas of Nova Scotia, like Pictou County?...

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Camping season is here!

Almost all Nova Scotia provincial day-use parks and several camping parks will open on Friday, May 19. The rest of the camping parks, as well as their day-use areas, will open in early June. Park users should check the provincial parks website for park opening dates. Reservations for camping sites can be made by phone,...

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Election offers write-in option

NEW GLASGOW — A write-in program has become an option to encourage more Nova Scotians to vote. Every returning office set up for the campaign has a write-in ballot team ready to go where the voters are to exercise their franchise. The write-in ballot service is also practised at hospitals. Returning officer Lorne Smith noted...

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Election called for May 30

Nova Scotians will be going to the polls for a general provincial election on Tuesday, May 30. Premier Stephen McNeil met with Lt.-Gov. J. J. Grant today, April 30, to ask that he dissolve the government and call a general election. By law, the campaign must be a minimum of 30 days and the election...

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Maripacs Midget A champs

BRIDGEWATER — The Pictou Maripacs are Hockey Nova Scotia Midget A champions. Rob Tetreault fired four goals and Tyler MacLennan netted his second goal in overtime as the Maripacs captured the division banner last Friday with a 6-5 victory over the Halifax Hawks during the Provincial Day of Champions in Bridgewater. The Maripacs took a...

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School teams gear up for playoffs

PICTOU – The playoff season that follows an all-too-short regular season has arrived for local school soccer teams. Pictou Academy senior varsity boys’ and girls’ teams have their playoff scheduled in place. The Academy boys were to host Duncan MacMillan from Sheet Harbour on Tuesday in a game to determine seeding for the district playoffs....

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