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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.

Truro artist turns cancelled solo exhibit into food bank fundraiser

TRURO – Two years of hard work, just to see it brushed aside. That’s what happened to local artist...

Restaurant owner near Debert offering meals to drivers for free

GLENHOLME - “You’re my angel.” That’s a sentence Crystal Blair has heard on more than one occasion over the last...

Homeless shelter moves to larger space to increase capacity during pandemic

We hope that everyone is staying safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. We’re grateful for all those who have...

Bible Hill couple creates food pantry for those in need

BIBLE HILL – Beverly and Basil Crowe know what it’s like to be down on their luck. They’ve been through...

Stanfield’s signs contract with federal, provincial governments to made medical gowns

TRURO – Jon Stanfield says his family has always been dedicated to its country. So it’s no surprise then...

CEC graduates to have their day with friends, family

UPPER ONSLOW – Eryn Lorraine can’t wait to celebrate with her friends and fellow classmates. She’s a student of the...

Truro woman founds Artists Creating Together group

TRURO - Sarah Pearson knows she is going to need art to make it through the novel coronavirus pandemic.

HOME shirts raise thousands for provincial, national charities within hours

TRURO – Stay the blazes home. You’ve heard those words spoken, you’ve heard them being sung in numerous songs, you’ve...

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...

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...
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