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Advocate Media wants to do more to support local businesses and the communities we serve. Times are unique for us all, and despite our deepest wishes, we may find ourselves in a position where we can’t support local business the way we would like. In this section we’re bringing light to the businesses who are making a difference in our community. Visit hubnow.ca/shine-on to nominate a business you feel deserves recognition.

NovelTea introduces bakery service, thank-you coffee as way to continue business during pandemic

TRURO – The ideas never stopped for Keith and Vonda Hazzard as they looked for ways of keeping their business operating through the coronavirus...

Hub Cycle sees jump in sales during coronavirus pandemic

TRURO – Over the past 10 weeks of the coronavirus pandemic, many people have been adding a new routine into their daily lives...

Colchester organizations offer support to businesses as they re-open

TRURO – Two local organizations are teaming up to provide support for businesses preparing to re-open or expand services, supported by municipalities and other...

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colchester connecting seniors, youth virtually

NORTH RIVER – A local non-profit organization is working to connect seniors and youth in the community. Big Brothers Big...

Clay Café finding success in customers’ homes with TO GO KITS

TRURO – A new service offered through the pandemic has been a real hit with customers at Clay Café Truro.

Proposal in the works to give CEC graduates a drive-thru ceremony

UPPER ONSLOW – A local farmer and his family is hoping to be approved of a plan to offer high school students a...

Truro Run Tribe virtual event sees almost 1,600 participants around the world

TRURO – Phenomenal. That’s the word Jody Mattie used to describe the overall feedback of a virtual run he organized...

Colchester East Hants Hospice Society changes Bucket List fundraiser due to pandemic, need for...

TRURO – A change to the local hospice society’s Bucket List fundraiser will help the organization’s staff focus on programming and services.

Virtual run to bring hundreds together in support of Portapique families

TRURO – What started as a small idea to bring a group of runners together virtually has since amazed its organizer.

Autism Nova Scotia chapter turning to online support, programming for those on spectrum

TRURO – For some people on the autism spectrum, the social distancing that comes with the coronavirus pandemic is welcome.
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