Pictou Advocate sports

County golfers at Future Links event

MOUNT WILLIAM – Five Pictou County golfers are among those taking part in the 2018 Future Links national golf challenge this weekend at the Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, Ont. Avery Cohen is in the girls 9-11 group, while Colby Bent in the boys 9-11 category, Jean Craig is in the girls 12-14 division […]

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Clark’s IWK 250 win nixed

Editor’s note: Results of the post-race inspection were released after the July 18 edition of the Advocate that contained the article indicating that Cassius Clark won the 2018 IWK 250 stock car race had gone to press.   JAMES RIVER – Three cars, including the Pictou-based King Racing entry driven by Cassius Clark of Farmington, […]

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County wins club track honours

STELLARTON — It was another successful Athletics Nova Scotia provincial championship for Pictou County Athletics. The club accumulated 2,212.50 points for top team scoring at the event that took place Saturday and Sunday at the Pioneer Coal Athletic Field. “Overall our athletes performed very well,” head coach Pat Carty said. “We had 79 participating athletes […]

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Falcons edged 1-0 in soccer

WOLFVILLE – The Northern Nova United Falcons were defeated 1-0 by East Hants in their Under-17 B Girls Division semifinal game on Sunday at the 2018 at the Gunn Baldursson Memorial Soccer Tournament. The Falcons finished first in their pool before drawing East Hants. In their first game, Victoria Dunn and Megan MacKenzie each scored […]

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Strawberry crop starts catching up

DURHAM — Strawberry picking has hit prime time, despite a backward spring. U-pick operators are reporting good fruit and ample business. Margaret Bell MacLean at MacLean’s U-Pick in Durham said there have been better conditions than this year for growing strawberries. The MacLean operation opened on July 9. “Some berries are a bit small, but […]

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Highway twinning at last

SUTHERLAND’S RIVER — A long-sought twinning of Highway 104 from Sutherland’s River to Antigonish will become a reality. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on Tuesday $90 million in federal funding toward the estimated $195 cost to extend the highway’s four lanes the 38 kilometres between Sutherland’s River and Antigonish. Design work will start next week, […]

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New Viola’s Way sign for downtown street

NEW GLASGOW — Tributes were directed last week toward Viola’s Way that now occupies downtown New Glasgow. A Viola’s Way sign replacing the lower part of Forbes Street was unveiled last Friday to honour the memory of businesswoman and civil rights activist Viola Desmond. The new street name and location of the ceremony has a […]

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Ride for a Cure slated for July 28

PICTOU — The fourth annual Pictou County edition of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Ride for a Cure is scheduled for July 28 at the deCoste Performing Arts Centre. The event draws motorcycle and bicycle riders together to show their support for diabetes research and helps advance the best possible research projects in the […]

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