Seeing is believing

Julie Martin sees well beyond her vision loss. One of the things she missed about her former life — when she had her eyesight — was reading all of the local news and events in her community. She wanted know what was going on in her community and, since moving to Pictou County 11 years...

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Summer fun!

The AdvoCruiser is everywhere! From Pictou Lobster Carnival to Trenton FunFest and Pride Week festivities and all points in between, Burke, Georgia and Hannah are in the community talking to you. Here’s a look at some of the fun they’ve had so far …...

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Coming soon: The Advocate’s digital newsletter!

Want to find out more about what’s going on in your community? The Advocate newsletters will be generated from new content on our websites and will be sent out to subscribers. Get all the latest news, photos, story updates, advertising and more. All you have to do to access the newsletter is subscribe to it....

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National recognition for tireless volunteer

It was a well-earned honour for Vincent Joyce on Saturday afternoon as Westville Mayor Roger MacKay presented the former Pictou County resident and former Pictou Highlander with the National Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers. Joyce was the founding and driving force behind the Pictou County Military Museum and volunteered for many years collecting, arranging and curating...

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Come and celebrate with us!

Just a few days remaining! Help The Advocate mark our 125th anniversary and see Aaron Pritchett live at the deCoste Performing Arts Centre on Feb. 23. The Pictou Advocate is turning 125, and you could be coming to the party! Please share with us an evening of celebration and live music as we mark five...

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Babies of 2018

Oh, Baby! It’s that time of year again! The Advocate is happy to be working on our Babies of 2018 feature. Did you have a baby in 2018? Time to have your sweet little bundle of joy featured in this special section. Contact the office for details…...

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Memorial Cross coming home

The Pictou County Military Museum is bringing home the Memorial Cross belonging to the family of Private Robert Joseph Melanson, after a rush to find the funds to secure the long lost piece of valour. When the eBay auction that offered the medal ended last Tuesday evening Dave Thomson, the bidder on behalf of the...

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Oh, baby!

It’s time to introduce your precious bundle of joy to the world – or at least, to Pictou County! The Advocate is once again planning to run its popular Babies of 2017 feature and it will appear in the January 17 edition. Contact marjorie@pictouadvocate.com for full details....

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Lucky winner

If this is you, congratulations! You were spotted in the crowd! You just won two passes to attend any regular season Weeks Crushers Jr. A hockey game at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Drop into our office at 21 George Street in Pictou to pick up your tickets....

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Pictou Advocate sports

A day for books and an icon lost

You never know what a new day might bring. As I crawled out of bed on Tuesday morning of last week, still groggy from another late night of baseball and hockey, I had no idea how the day would unfold. Sure, it would start with the usual routine: Walk the dogs, have toast and coffee,...

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