Thursday, September 19, 2019

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Appeals Court rules in Pictou Landing First Nation’s favour

Pictou Landing First Nation has a legal right to be consulted in matters pertaining to the province giving money to Northern Pulp for a new treatment facility. That’s the ruling released Sept. 17 by the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal in its decision to uphold a Nova Scotia Supreme Court ruling that says the Crown...

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Sports

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The gals keep making waves

I don’t recall ever watching a major tennis event on television. I usually wait to see the highlights on the sports channels. Yet there I was, in the early afternoon two Saturdays ago, awaiting the U.S. Open final with Canada’s Bianca Andreescu up against none other than Serena Williams, the greatest player ever on the...

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NSSAF votes to reinstate rugby

Rugby Nova Scotia welcomes the NSSAFs decision announced today of the full reinstatement of rugby in the Nova Scotia High School sport calendar. This summer, representatives from Rugby Nova Scotia, the Department of Education and Early Child Development along with the NSSAF researched and developed a list of recommendations for High School Rugby for the...

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Arts & Entertainment

Online friendship ends in European adventure

CHANCE HARBOUR — What began as a simple online gaming friendship ended up as an actual face-to-face meeting on the other side of the world. That was the experience of New Glasgow’s Connor Janes. The 20-year-old befriended a fellow gamer from England who goes by the online name of Froob McGuffin. It was McGuffin who...

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Opinion

British Home Child Day being marked in sesquicentennial international tribute

To the Editor: From 1869 right up to 1948, over 100,000 children of all ages were emigrated right across Canada, from the United Kingdom, to be used as indentured farm workers and domestics. Believed by Canadians to be orphans, only two percent truly were. These children, known as the British Home Children (BHC) and Child...

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