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By Raissa Tetanish and Jackie Jardine The Advocate A global health pandemic isn’t stopping a number of new local businesses from opening their doors. Jackson Youssef said the pandemic confirmed to members of his family their pizza was what customers wanted. So much so that they’ve gone from one pizza shop in Port Hawkesbury, to […]

The Aberdeen Health Foundation and the province are making it easy for Pictou County residents to get to their vaccination appointments. The province is subsidizing transportation to vaccination clinics, making it a $5 round trip even if your appointment is in Antigonish or Truro. To help support the vaccination effort and ensure that everyone in […]

The addition of a new bus for CHAD is a boon to the Pictou County Rainbow Community. The Inclusion Bus is brightly decaled in the colours of the Pride flag and stenciled with words like Spirit, Harmony, Healing and more, symbolizing inclusion. Each colour of the flag represents a different value: orange is healing, red […]

CHAD Transit now has a newly appointed Board of Directors and Executive Committee following the non-profit’s recent annual general meeting.  John McDavid has stepped down from the Board of Directors as chair.      The Executive Committee is gender balanced, notes Danny MacGillivray, executive director CHAD Transit. Rosemary Hayter is the chair, Faus Johnson is the […]

Danny MacGillivray has announced he will re-offer for a second term as mayor of the Town of Stellarton. “There was much accomplished in council’s four years in office,” said MacGillivray. “We always protected the taxpayer, holding the tax rate, while neighbouring municipalities have had to raise their taxes. Stellarton effectively has the lowest tax rate […]