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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.

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...

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...

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...

Truro community supporting local farmers, producers

TRURO – Margaret Congdon would’ve been happy to see 40 or 50 orders come in. But instead, she was blown...
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Nova Scotian Kitchen Party Facebook group reaching thousands around the world

PICTOU - What began as a small act to brighten a few people’s days has now reached more than 200,000 people from...

Living your Bliss with CMHA – Connection and kindness

"to be able to find beauty in small things makes it possible for you to find beauty in everything" — unknown...

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...

Colchester Community Workshops staff, clients preserving relationship amid pandemic

Editor's note: This story has been updated to include information regarding residential agencies not permitting residents out for a walk due to...

Colchester Food Bank continues to serve hundreds of clients amid coronavirus pandemic

TRURO – What used to be filled with chairs for clients has been transformed into one big serving station.

Truro homeless shelter, church offering 24-hour service during pandemic

TRURO - The Truro Homeless Outreach Society is teaming up with a local church to offer its clients a place to go...
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