Congratulations to our Shine On winners!

Supporting the businesses in the communities we serve is so important to Advocate Media. Shine On has allowed us to shine a light on the businesses who’ve gone above and beyond in our community to support and serve their customers during COVID-19.
Each winner receives a $3000 advertising campaign.

Lamprai Spice & Cafe

181 Lincoln St
Lunenburg, NS

Suni’s family favourite Sri Lankan-style inspired savouries, sweets, drinks, pastas, soups, rice, noodles and curry dishes .. with a “Canadian” twist too! Read more about Lamprai Spice & Cafe.

Suni, the owner of Lamprai and Spice is exceptional. I am not just talking about the wonderful food she prepares, but the love and kindness she shows each and every customer. Suni has changed to serving food just once a week, with no contact. We now order and pay online then simply pick it up. We always look forward to what she will be offering each week and what new ideas she has come up with. Wednesday is now a special day for us. It’s a much needed diversion during this time of isolation. Many thanks for her dedication… We have now dubbed Wednesday “SuniDay”.” – Karen

LaHave River Books

3421 Hwy. 331
La Have, NS
(902) 688-1855

Located at the LaHave Bakery, wharfside, we offer a diverse selection of books for readers of all ages. An inviting space to browse and read.

In this period of isolation and uncertainty, it is important to keep our bodies healthy and sound. Many businesses have come to our aid, providing curbside service for food orders or displaying exercise videos on the Internet. But it is also important during these anxious months to fortify our minds by sharing ideas and stories with other human beings through time and space.

Thus we have books. And bookstores. Specifically, LaHave River Books, owned by Gael Watson and Andra White. This superior store with its beautiful view, its special selection of new and pre-used volumes and its friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable staff, continues to serve our community despite the restrictions.

Like the LaHave Bakery on the floor above, it also provides curbside service during the pandemic–feeding our brains. Andra also provides weekly updates on Facebook and through a customer e-mail list featuring books of interest, and the staff has been making weekly videos on the Municipality of Lunenburg County’s recreation Facebook page. As a local author and an insatiable reader, I am very thankful for the continued operation of LaHave River Books. Bookstore hours are Thursdays and Fridays from 10 to 2. Order from available stock or place a special request for pick-up or delivery. There is a just-right book or books for each one of us, especially now that we have the time to truly enjoy reading.” – Syr

Nominate a business

Nominate a business you feel went above and beyond in the face of COVID-19. We’re awarding one last $3000 advertising package for that business to use when they’re ready to ramp things back up!

Advocate Media Winners

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The Pictou Advocate
The Port Hawkesbury Reporter
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The Tatamagouche Light