Eating for a healthy heart

February is heart month and there’s no better time to make lifestyle changes to help reduce your risk of heart disease. Consider these tips to help reduce your risk: 1. Fill half of your plate with vegetables and fruit at every meal. Fresh, frozen and canned vegetables and fruit are all good choices. 2. Choose...

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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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Have a healthy holiday season

‘Tis the season for celebration! As Canada’s Family Grocery Store, family and food are at the very heart of everything we do, and we know that food becomes central to creating joy during the holidays. With many of the best holiday gatherings focused on food, it can be difficult to avoid overindulging. But rest assured,...

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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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Run for the Cure raises almost $30,000 locally

Trenton Park was a sea of pink and white on Sunday as a crowd gathered in solidarity. The occasion was the Canadian Cancer Society CIBC Run for the Cure which raises funds to create a future without breast cancer. Dedication, enthusiasm and energy were prevalent as participants walked or ran distances of either one kilometer...

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Inaugural Fall Festival delights crowds downtown

Following on the heels of the successful Pictou Spring Festival, organizers Kevin Pettipas and mother and daughter Sonya and Rhonda Park teamed up again to host the inaugural Fall Festival. The event closed down Water Street from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday to make way for a team of horses, 4-H animals, barbecue...

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Power continues to be restored

HALIFAX – Nova Scotia Power says as of this morning, crews have restored service to approximately 85 per cent of the more than 400,000 customers who lost power due to hurricane Dorian. “We’ve made considerable progress but there is still much work to be done,” said Karen Hutt, president and CEO of Nova Scotia Power....

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Dorian pummels county

Heather Murphy will long remember her weekend encounter with hurricane Dorian. “I thought I was going off the face of the earth,” she said, while describing the ferocious shoreline wave action in front of her home early Sunday near Waterside. Murphy volunteers at Caribou District Fire Hall, one of several fire halls that set up...

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Fall back into a healthy routine

Fall is often thought of as a “new year”. It marks the end of summer and the start of routine. It also means back to packing school lunches. (Insert parental groan). Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with lots of lunch box inspiration! Lunch Box Basics • Include a variety of foods for your child....

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Sobeys to end use of plastic bags by end of January 2020

STELLARTON – Picking up groceries will change for many local consumers by the end of January 2020. Sobeys announced on their website on Wednesday plans to remove all plastic bags from their 255 locations across Canada by that time. Canada’s second largest food retailer says the move represents an important first step in the journey...

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