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Group offering options to open pit coal mining

WESTVILLE — A group of citizens opposed to open pit coal exploration and mining has offered an alternative way to remediate the land. Cowan Street resident Clarrie MacKinnon, a member of the concerned citizens committee, told town council recently that his group plans to invite an official from the Ecology Action Centre to council’s next...

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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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Dorian cancels Pictou Ex weekend

PICTOU — In the end, cancelling the 2019 Pictou-North Colchester Exhibition’s Saturday and Sunday events was all officials could do, Jack Ferguson said. Ferguson, who chairs the exhibition’s board of directors, said it had to close for the safety of people and livestock on the grounds. “Everyone knew by the time the storm hit what...

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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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MacKay gears X-Men for baseball schedule

STELLARTON — Slowly but surely, a university baseball season is taking form, and coachRob MacKay feels the St. Francis Xavier X-Men appear to be ready for it with a roster that includes two Pictou County players. Fourth-year student Nathan Snell from Westville and fist-year student Spencer Murray from Trenton are Pictou County players on the...

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Leonard Thompson’s No. 39 retired

STELLARTON — It was a rare opportunity last Thursday to honour an accomplished athlete and employee when Leonard Thompson’s No. 39 was officially retired at Proudfoot’s Home Hardware Building Centre in Stellarton. The number signifies the 39 years he worked with the building centre’s locations in New Glasgow and Pictou before his last years at...

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Pellerine in baseball league’s hall of fame

RIVERTON — One of the most celebrated members of the Stellarton-based Pictou County Albions is now a member of the Nova Scotia Intermediate Baseball League’s Hall of Fame. Guy Pellerine, a power-hitting shortstop and pitcher, was cited by league president Barry Anderson for anchoring the infield that helped the Albions to three straight Intermediate AAA...

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Dorian pummels county

Heather Murphy will long remember her weekend encounter with hurricane Dorian. “I thought I was going off the face of the earth,” she said, while describing the ferocious shoreline wave action in front of her home early Sunday near Waterside. Murphy volunteers at Caribou District Fire Hall, one of several fire halls that set up...

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Lyme talk draws crowd searching for answers

Nearly 400 people heard from American doctors about Lyme disease and how to treat it during a series of Lyme talks on Friday at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. About 300 people crowded the community room that evening to hear presentations by Dr. Richard Dubocq from Maine and Dr. Marty Ross from Texas. Dubocq and...

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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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