Monday, September 16, 2019

News

Smile! for local charities

The annual Smile Cookie campaign is underway at Tim Hortons locations in Pictou County until Sept. 22, with proceeds from the sale of the cookies going to the Pictou County Food Banks and the Pictou County Fuel Fund. The food banks provide emergency supplies of food, while the Fuel Fund supplies families in urgent need...

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Sports

Albions chase Atlantic baseball title

STELLARTON – Heads coach Erik Fraser says he feels confident the Stellarton Albions will do well at the Atlantic bantam baseball championship. The Albions were to leave on Thursday for games Friday through Sunday at Conception Bay, N.L. They had one last practice on Tuesday afternoon. “We haven’t lost since mid-July,” he said.  “We’re feeling...

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Jr. A Crushers eye MHL home opener

The Pictou County Weeks Crushers will open their regular season in the Maritime Hockey League by hosting the Fredericton Red Wings at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. They will host the Amherst Ramblers on September 19 and the Truro Bearcats on September 26 to complete a schedule of three successive home...

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Arts & Entertainment

Search proceeds for minister’s art

PICTOU — Two researchers hope people in Pictou County can help them find more art works created by a Presbyterian church minister. P.E.I. residents Anne (Montgomery) Neatby and Janet Whytock visited Pictou County recently to share the life of Rev. William Stuart that included time ministering in the area. Their goal is to accumulate more...

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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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