How sweet it is

We arrived at the office today to find this beautiful orange guest sitting on our doorstep with a note that read: “No Tricks, just treats. You got this pumpkin because we think you’re neat. Take this pumpkin (courtesy of Sobeys) and carve something sweet!” Thanks to Pulse Pictou County for the community-spirited gesture! We’ll carve...

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DEBATE NIGHT: Central Nova candidates debate draws hundreds

STELLARTON — More than 400 people attended the Central Nova federal candidates’ debate on Thursday at the Nova Scotia Community College’s Pictou campus. They came to hear the five candidates who attended: incumbent Liberal MP Sean Fraser, as well as challengers George Canyon of the Conservatives, Betsy MacDonald of the New Democratic Party, Green Party...

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Central Nova debate draws hundreds

STELLARTON – More than 400 people attended the Central Nova federal candidates’ debate on Thursday at the Nova Scotia Community College’s Pictou campus. The audience fulfilled a request by moderators to withhold comments or clapping during the debate. However, those attending ended the event with a standing ovation to reflect its approval for the format...

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The Advocate hosting candidates debate

Haven’t decided who will get your vote in the 2019 federal election? Watching federal debates might tell you more about a political party, but they don’t fill you in on the local issues. The Advocate is here to help. With a passion for bringing local news and the latest issues to our readers, The Advocate...

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Pulse hosting candidate meet and greet series

Pulse Pictou County (“Pulse”) will be hosting a casual “MLA Candidate Meet & Greet Series” in advance of the upcoming provincial election. Separate events will be held for each riding and will occur on Tuesday, May 16, as well as Wednesday, May 17 and Thursday, May 18 from 6 to 8 p.m. each day. Pulse...

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2020 shares vision

The significant power of storytelling was on display last week at Pictou County 2020: Discover. Held at Summer Street, the casual event featured 30 speakers from a variety of local businesses, organizations and groups speaking on their successes. This event was hosted in partnership with the Municipal Economic Development Group, the Pictou County Chamber of...

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Pictou County 2020 hosting annual event

Pictou County 2020’s annual event is happening next week! This year’s event is hosted in partnership with the Municipal Economic Development Group, the Pictou County Chamber of Commerce and PULSE Pictou County. The 230 people who attended the first Pictou County 2020 conversation created a vision of a healthy, united, thriving and bold Pictou County....

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Not a fan of Pulse group

To the Editor: I note in our local newspapers and on CBC radio that a group calling themselves Pulse Pictou County is trying to organize meetings with our candidates, from various districts, before the October 15 council elections. This same group spoke several times recently at public meetings, emphatically in favour of amalgamation for Pictou...

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Kudos to Pulse

To the Editor: I would like to thank Pulse Pictou County for taking the time and initiative to organize the Pints and Politics event held  in New Glasgow on September 27.  It was a great opportunity to me to meet the candidates for council, as I unfortunately missed most of the candidates who left flyers...

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Pulse extends thanks for community support of Pints & Politics

To the Editor: Pulse Pictou County would like to thank the community for the interest in our Pints and Politics Municipal Election series. We were pleased to host these sessions to give candidates and residents an opportunity to have conversations about the future of the place we call home. We thank the many candidates who...

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