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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 cannot 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 porthawkesburyreporter.com/shine-on to nominate a business you feel deserves recognition.

INVERNESS: Heather Rankin, co-owner of The Red Shoe Pub in Mabou, was at Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital (ICMH) recently to present a cheque for $15,000 in support of the hospital’s emergency department. “We feel...
ST. PETER’S: The Greenhouse Co-op here has received attention for its efforts during these unprecedented times. Taina Feitosa nominated the Greenhouse Co-op in Advocate Media’s “Shine On” campaign highlighting local businesses which have gone...
PORT HAWKESBURY: Once again, Sobeys is giving back to the community. Sobeys in Port Hawkesbury recently prepared and delivered grocery care packages to all of the residents of the Sunset Manor Seniors Complex in...
ST. PETER’S: Sales of a popular t-shirt have resulted in the donation of technology to facilities and groups in the Strait area. About a month ago, Wendy Owens Abbott performed on the Facebook group...
ARICHAT: A presence in the community for decades has been lauded for going above and beyond during the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of the “Shine On” campaign undertaken by Advocate Media, the parent company...
ST. PETER’S: Volunteers and staff at the Richmond Villa tried to make a special milestone even more so last week. Vera Doucette and Delores Boudreau were at the long-term care facility on April 24 with signs,...
AULD’S COVE: Canada’s original Irving Big Stop is offering truckers free meals to support the workers keeping Canada’s supply chain running during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Truckers are increasingly being denied hot meals, hot showers or...
HALIFAX: The provincial and federal governments continue to scramble to contain the economic damage from COVID-19, and Canada Post is announcing some changes as the pandemic continues. On April 24, the province said the COVID-19 Small Business...
MULGRAVE: An employee of the town has garnered praise from colleagues around the region for her efforts to ease the effects of the global pandemic on her neighbours. While most residents have been staying near home; leaving...
By: Raissa Tetanish DEBERT: “You’re my angel.” That’s a sentence Crystal Blair has heard on more than one occasion over the last couple of weeks while offering free meals to truckers amid...


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