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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 poet takes to virtual launch for new book

TRURO – For most people, the name Mary Shelley will bring about a sense of familiarity. But for Chad Norman,...

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...

Local doggie daycare encouraging others to hang Canada flag as show of support

NORTH RIVER – Canada flags. For so many of us, the flag a source of pride. For our country. For...

Haligonian living in China speaks about coronavirus experience

FOSHAN, CHINA – It’s been three months now since Kyle Manzoni first heard about the novel coronavirus, and he has some advice for...

Chamber of commerce supporting local businesses in variety of ways during pandemic

TRURO – Uncertainty is the main concern many local business owners are expressing these days. It’s one thing Ron Smith...

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colchester finding innovative ways to continue Big Bucks

NORTH RIVER – With thousands of people playing their weekly 50/50 draw, Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Colchester staff are finding ways to...

United Way’s new compassion fund to assist non-profits affected by pandemic

TRURO – Ten branches of the United Way, including that in Colchester County, have come together to launch the Atlantic Compassion Fund.

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.

VON offering delivery option of frozen meals

TRURO - Frozen meals delivered to your doorstep. That’s exactly what the VON is offering clients in Colchester and East...
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