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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 tatamagouchelight.com/shine-on to nominate a business you feel deserves recognition.

Born out of coronavirus pandemic, Jamieson’s food box delivery service to continue

TATAMAGOUCHE – For the past three months, Jenna Jamieson and her team have put together an average of 120 food boxes for delivery each week. Their highest week saw 155...

Stationmaster staying positive for summer at the Train Station Inn

TATAMAGOUCHE – Jimmie LeFresne is a positive man, so keeping the Train Station Inn closed this summer during the coronavirus pandemic wasn’t going to be an option. He thought about it,...

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colchester set to launch Senior Connection Program

NORTH RIVER – A local non-profit organization is working to connect seniors and youth in the community. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colchester is about to launch its Senior Connection Program,...

The Crafty Shore back on track after opening in Tatamagouche just before pandemic

TATAMAGOUCHE – It wasn’t exactly how Denyse Stronge imagined the opening of The Crafty Shore. Stronge had originally opened the business on Main Street in Tatamagouche on Feb. 21. A month...

Tatamagouche woman making free dinners for seniors

TATAMAGOUCHE – Karen MacNeill wanted to do something positive in the community to combat a lot of negativity she had been seeing. That’s why MacNeill started offering free meals to...

Basic Spirit launching Global Gratitude line in support of COVID-19 relief efforts

PUGWASH – Basic Spirit has been known to give back to different charities over the years, and it’s continuing to do so during this pandemic. Bonnie Bond, who started Basic Spirt...

More than 600 registered for virtual run to support families affected by Portapique tragedy

TRURO – What started as a small idea to bring a group of runners together virtually has since blown its organizer away. Jody Mattie wanted to host a 5K run...

Wallace Bridge family creating online platforms for local businesses during pandemic

WALLACE BRIDGE – A family-operated business on the North Shore is doing what it can to help businesses thrive and survive the coronavirus pandemic. Since the middle of March, Forward Creative...

From pandemic to pandemic (1920-2020): Celebrating Emily Olive Bain’s 100th birthday, April 23, 2020

TATAMAGOUCHE - Born just as the second wave of the Spanish Flu ravaged Nova Scotia, Emily Bain seemed destined to show the world that tragedy is not permanent and how one fills...

Masks for the North Shore

PUGWASH – Those wanting fabric masks to protect themselves and others while out in public don’t need to go very far to find someone making them. Throughout the North Shore, many...




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