Tuesday, August 20, 2019

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RCMP police

House fire claims life of woman

WILLOWDALE – A county woman has died following a house fire. At 5:55 p.m. Friday, Pictou District RCMP responded to a call of a house on fire on Hwy 347 in Willowdale. Police arrived and were met by East River St. Mary’s Volunteer Fire Department already on the scene. The main level of the residence had collapsed...

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Sports

Albions host U-15 baseball finals

STELLARTON – The Stellarton Albions are preparing to host the 2019 Baseball Nova Scotia Under-15 championship this weekend at the A.N. Sample Field. The Albions will play Truro at 1 p.m. on Friday in their first game. Their next games will be on Saturday against the Hantsport Shamrocks at 9 a.m. and the Bridgewater Bulldogs...

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Local hand bikes get workout at Pioneer track

sSTELLARTON — Hand bikes are giving physically disabled athletes a new option to compete and stay active. Let Abilities Work of Pictou County now has two hand bikes that bikers ride along the track at the Pioneer Coal Field. Summer sessions concluded recently, but the program will resume in the fall. “We want to provide...

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Arts & Entertainment

Glitter, glamour — and a whole lot of fun

Back by popular demand … Pictou County just can’t get enough of Jake and Shaun and their highly successful Big Gay Affair. The duo — and an entire entourage of equally talented performers — will be presenting their eighth Big Gay Affair variety show — and their first ever Thursday night show — Aug. 15,...

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Opinion

Climate debate needs to be part of next election

To the Editor: Not very long ago, Canada announced a climate emergency. Canadians are brought into a constant battle for balance between what is right and what will pay bills. I understand that struggle, but if you destroy the very thing you depend on for work you can’t pay your bills. (A good example is...

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