Group trying to save rink asks council for co-operation

Public discussion about the fate of the Stellarton Memorial Rink is heating up — particularly through social media. During the open forum portion of the regular Stellarton Town Council meeting last week, Darren Stroud spoke on behalf of the Stellarton Memorial Rink – Citizens Group in an effort to “promote productive dialogue.” The findings of...

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Pictou County portal opens in Seoul, Korea

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article was submitted to The Advocate by Pictou County son, Andrew MacLachlan) When Jonathan Pratt opens up with the first lines of Barrett’s Privateers, there’s a grin on his lips and an expectant look in his eyes. He knows he has started something that can’t be ignored and he knows he has...

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Fire destroys century-old house

STELLARTON – Two people were displaced by a weekend fire that destroyed a 120-year-old house in Stellarton. An elderly man  and his adult son are staying with a friend for now and have been helped by Canadian Red Cross volunteers with emergency purchases like clothing and food. Both were briefly away from the house on...

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MacKay announces bid for Conservative party leadership

Former Central Nova MP Peter MacKay has made it official: He will run for the Conservative Party leadership. A native of Pictou County, MacKay made his announcement official earlier today at the Museum of Industry in Stellarton, the same place where he announced his withdrawal from politics in 2015. At that time, he wanted to...

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House of Cards

STELLARTON — Bobby Orr. Muhammad Ali. Dale Earnhardt. Marge Simpson. What do they all have in common? Ultimately, not too much. Not much, that is, unless you visit Tom Connors’s home in Stellarton. There, among his collection of a half-million sports and collector cards you will find one of hockey’s greatest players, the man who...

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Bye-bye 2019: Welcome to a new decade!

To quote Charles Dickens: It was the best of times, it was the worst of times … The last year has seen trials and tribulations, victories and defeats, highs and lows. There was an increased awareness of environmentalism, less certainty about the future, a federal election, a year since the legalization of cannabis … all...

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Man, 74, dies in vehicle crash

STELLARTON – Police are still investigating a fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred on December 30 on Weir Avenue. Chief Mark Hobeck confirmed today that a 74-year-old man was discovered pinned under the vehicle. He was the lone victim of the crash. Hobeck said the man’s name was being withheld while family members remained to...

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Little hope for viability of town rink: Expert

STELLARTON — Hope is fading for keeping the aging Stellarton rink open. That’s according to a report the town just received from Art Sutherland, an expert in rink refrigeration systems who worked in more than 300 ice rinks across North America over the last 42 years since growing up in Stellarton. The president of Accent...

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Learning the ropes

Grade four students from GR Saunders Elementary School took part in a mock council meeting in Town of Stellarton council chambers. The exercise was brought on by a letter from the students asking why the name of a street was spelled differently on two street signs....

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Tinsel Town display

Patrick Mullally was busy preparing one the displays of trees and buildings being created for Tiny Tinseltown, being hosted by the Museum of Industry in Stellarton. The display is scheduled from December 2 to 20, Monday to Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 pm and 1 to 5 pm on Sunday. Admission is free. (Goodwin photo)...

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