Karla MacFarlane feted for leadership

HALIFAX — The Progressive Conservative Party of Nova Scotia has shown its love to Karla MacFarlane. Hundreds of Tories gathered Saturday at the Halifax Exhibition Centre to celebrate the outgoing party leader and highlight her contributions to the party during the 10 months she served as interim leader. In paying tribute to her friend, PC...

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Accolades for Dr. Gordon Young

The Young family of Pictou has served the Sutherland-Harris Memorial Hospital, Pictou and the greater community for more than 100 years. On Friday, Dr. Gordon V. Young was the latest family member to be honoured by the Sutherland-Harris Memorial Hospital Foundation for his many years of dedicated service to the hospital and the community, with...

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Sentimental Journey making final call

NEW GLASGOW — The 20th anniversary edition of A Sentimental Journey, Songs of the War Years, will be the event’s farewell performance. The musical tribute to the war years is scheduled for November 4 starting at 3 p.m. at Summer Street. Tickets for the performance are available there by calling 755-1745. Sandy Mackay, one of...

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Sports writer, Advocate columnist follows dream

Mickey Mantle, Roger Maris, Frank Mahovlich, Henri Richard, Gordie Howe… Most sports fans dream of someday, maybe, seeing one of these sports giants. But meeting all of them, plus more? Well, that’s a dream that’s just about too big for anyone, really. Not so for sports writer Hugh Townsend. He met these greats, and many...

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Marty Haggard’s tribute to father coming to the deCoste

PICTOU — Marty Haggard brings a Tribute to Merle Haggard – “Songs of My Dad” to the deCoste Centre Wedsnesdayfor a night of great country music. Marty was born and raised in Bakersfield, Calif., son of Merle Haggard. He considers his dad the greatest singer/songwriter ever. Growing up, Marty travelled with his father and had...

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