Sacred fire at First Nation

PICTOU LANDING – A traditional sacred fire was celebrated last week at the Pictou Landing First Nation. Everett Savary was one of four people known as fire keepers who tended and fed a sacred fire inside a teepee. He shared his knowledge of the ancient Mi’kmaq ceremony. The others were Darren Bernard, River Paul and Brandon Bernard. They […]

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MacLennan wins 12th Miles marathon

NEW GLASGOW – Make it an even dozen Johnny Miles Marathon wins for Dave MacLennan. MacLennan, 53, started strong and steadily gained on runner-up Matthew White of Dartmouth to win the marathon by nearly 11 minutes in two hours, 47 minutes, 36 seconds. It’s his fastest winning time for the race since 2014 when he […]

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Sutherland offers ice-making options

VICTORIA, B.C. – An engineer who grew up in Stellarton has made a life from a low-energy ice-making process. Art Sutherland is co-founder of Accent Refrigeration Systems Ltd., which was launched in 1980 and is based in Victoria, B.C. He has travelled around the world to install more efficient ammonia-carbon dioxide-based cooling systems that reduce […]

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Miles ’18 awards presented

NEW GLASGOW – Awards were presented in four categories last Thursday at Glasgow Square in conjunction with the Johnny Miles Running Event Weekend. Five people were inducted into the Glenn Big Dog Chenell Runners Hall of Fame: Fred MacDonald, Peter Kittelson, Brenda Hetherington-Henshaw, Joe Pound and Lloyd Northen. The awards are presented in memory of […]

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Gallant Hall of Fame inductee

ANTIGONISH – Peggy Gallant is among 2018 inductees in the builders category into the Nova Scotia Sport Heritage Hall of Fame. Hall of Fame Induction Night will take place on November 2 at the Halifax Convention Centre. Gallant is among two builders, four athletes a team and a first for the Hall of Fame – […]

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Autism walk 2018 raises record funds

STELLARTON – The annual Autism Walk just keeps growing. More than 700 people registered for the seventh edition of the walk on Saturday in Stellarton, and organizer Allison Kearley marvels at how the event keeps drawing more participants and raising more funds. Kearley is among members of Autism Pictou County, which is a chapter of Autism […]

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