Nighthawks improve boys rugby playoff hopes

NEW GLASGOW – The Northumberland Nighthawks have strengthened the grip on their destiny in boys’ spring high school rugby. The Nighthawks entered this week unbeaten, while the North Nova Gryphons remained winless after the Nighthawks’ 34-19 victory over the Gryphons last Thursday in New Glasgow. Northumberland head coach John Rushton praised the team’s overall defence […]

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Albion amateur boxing card goes Saturday

TRENTON – Albion Amateur Boxing Club’s 30th anniversary will be celebrated on May 12 when the club hosts its annual spring card at Summer Street in New Glasgow. Head coach Al Archibald has been busy assembling the card that could feature up to seven Albion boxers. “I’m really excited,” Archibald said. “We’ve worked hard to […]

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Clarke to helm Midget AAA Selects

PICTOU — The Northern AAA Subway Selects have a new head coach. Craig Clarke is replacing long-time subway coach Troy Reid at the Selects’ helm, although Reid will remain with the organization as a consultant. The Selects welcomed Clarke to the program and expressed thanks to Reid for his many years of dedicated service to […]

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Strong showing at job fair

People are looking for work and some 40 employers reached out to them last Wednesday during a job fair at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. The event took place under the auspices of Nova Scotia Works and Career Connections, with some employers attracting long lineups of people either looking for work or for a career […]

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Students rally for water

PICTOU – Middle and high school students from local schools gathered last Friday at the deCoste Performing Arts Centre for an historic WE Walk for Water Day rally to promote clean water sources around the world. The rally was among many similar events that took place across Canada, the U.S. and Great Britain to celebrate […]

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Hundreds attend Culloden service

KNOYDART — Jeff Williams thought it was time to attend the annual Battle of Culloden service this year. Williams was accompanied by his daughters Charlotte and Lauren, and they were among several hundred people who attended the event. “It’s amazing, the amount of history here,” he said. “It’s my first time here. I live just […]

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Blair takes next big step

Make it three straight pro fight wins for Brody Blair. The Lyons Brook boxer is already looking ahead after recording his third professional boxing victory in as many bouts by defeating Juan Raygosa of Mexico by unanimous decision in their six-round main event that capped a rousing six-bout card at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. […]

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