Hundreds stirred by climate rally

NEW GLASGOW — Slogans like “The sea levels are rising; so are we!”shared verbally and on posters said it all as more than 200 people gathered for a climate change rally last Friday at Carmichael Park. Northumberland Regional High School student Keeley Shipley emceed the rally at the park’s gazebo and was among the many...

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AdvoCruiser’s everywhere in the community

This week we, Georgia and Burke, had the chance to meet a lot of new people and create new connections within our community of Pictou County. Hannah is on vacation, but she will be back next week to continue the adventure we get to call a job. We started off the week of July 15...

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Breakfast, sunny side up

From left: Terri Lynne Reid, Patrick Howell and Julia Reid enjoyed breakfast dockside on Thursday during the annual River John Festival Days, which continues through the week. (Goodwin photo)...

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River John child amputee embraces life “Just the Way I Am”

The War Amps is this year embarking on its second century of service. What began as an Association to assist war amputee veterans returning from the First World War, has expanded its programs over the years to support all amputees, including Jaxon Sutherland, 7, of River John. Jaxson is a partial left hand amputee and,...

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RJ’s mark 50 years

RIVER JOHN — More than 20 people celebrated 50 years of service by the RJ’s during the group’s dinner at the Lions’ Den in River John. Lynn MacLeod described how the group was formed. “It started with two ministers’ wives: Nancy Holstead and Gloria Jackson,” she said. Two of the RJ’s who attended have been...

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Second “Faith at Work” presentation in River John

RIVER JOHN: The second session of Faith at Work, a summer lecture series presented by St. John the Baptist Anglican Church in River John, will take place on Sunday, July 28, 7-8:30 pm. The Rev. Maryann (Graham) Skinner, a federal prison chaplain in Kitchener, Ont., will discuss her role at Grand Valley Institution for Women...

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Read By the Sea celebrates 20 years

River John was a not so quiet village this weekend as volunteers were busy getting visiting authors to their marks on schedule for their awaiting fans. Read by the Sea is in its 20th year celebrating literacy. By bringing Canada’s best authors and poets to Nova Scotia’s North Shore, this festival is one people travel...

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Read By the Sea begins

Read By the Sea – the 20th annual literary event – began Wednesday in River John with Wordplay for children. Today, a writers’ workshop was held at the Anglican church hall. The AdvoCruiser’s Burke Murray and Georgia Murray, pictured in the front row sporing Advocate Community T-shirts, dropped into the workshop to check it out....

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McCulloch school book launch wows co-authors

PICTOU — A wish for students at McCulloch Education Centre to appreciate writing has resulted in an astonishing book. Hey! I Wrote That! Treasures from the Young Pirate Hearts and Voices at M.E.C. is the school’s anthology that was officially launched on Monday to complete nearly four months of work with the 260 students and...

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Sunrise Film Festival screening for River John Fire Hall fundraiser

RIVER JOHN — The Sunrise Film Festival will be screening the comedy, The Only Game in Town, plus a short film at the River John Fire Hall as a fundraiser for the fire hall. This screening will take place on July 18 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 each and are available at the door...

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