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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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Scaring up donations

The Pictou West Food Bank will see a boost in donations this Halloween, thanks to the WE Scare Hunger program. Students will be going door to door collecting donations for the food bank on October 31. The project is an initiative of the ME to WE program, a social program that runs in schools to...

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Preserving our heritage is vital

If you know me, you know I’ve never stopped loving the Pictou County where I grew up and where I began my newspaper career as a high school student. I’ve been away for 48 years — yet I’ve never forgotten my roots. When I’m asked where I’m from, I still respond with two words: “God’s...

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Community spirit for Tall Ships

The winds of goodwill blew through Pictou today (Thursday) as some of the tall ships scheduled to arrive for Canada Day came to port earlier than anticipated. Five tall ships will be in port until Sunday, July 2, as part of the Rendez-vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta and to help Pictou County celebrate Canada’s 150th...

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Announcing three new winners…

Three lucky local residents will be getting a Winter Blast! Congratulations to Rene J. Bourgeois of Pictou, Myra O’Callaghan of Pictou and Margaret Sutherland of Westville. All three have won tickets to see Evans & Doherty at the deCoste Performing Arts Centre on Friday night, compliments of The Advocate. Showtime is 7 p.m....

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Advocate delayed opening

The Advocate office on George Street is still closed but will re-open later today. There is still a blizzard warning in effect, according to Environment Canada, causing whiteout conditions and making travel unsafe. It is still undetermined how much snow fell in Pictou County on Monday and it is still coming down this morning. Mike...

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Find cupid and win

The Advocate has launched a new Valentine’s Day contest and it couldn’t be easier to win! Simply identify the cupid in one of the sponsor ads, fill out the ballot and drop it in to our office on 21 George Street in Pictou or take a photo of the completed ballot and email it to...

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Congratulations to these winners

The Advocate extends congratulations to the following individuals who are our recent Winter Blast contest winners: Mary Wright of Caribou River, Clarice MacDonald of Saltsprings, Edna Fraser of SunnyBrae and Bill and Betty Langille of Scotsburn won tickets to attend Sunday afternoon’s performance of The Sanctified Brothers at the deCoste Performing Arts Centre in Pictou....

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Oh, baby!

It’s that time of year again – time for proud parents across Pictou County to have their new baby’s picture appear in a special section of The Advocate! It’s easy and it’s FREE! Just send in a photo of your new bundle of joy – born in 2016 – to editor@pictouadvocate.com along with his/her name,...

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