Cook embarks on medical journey

LYONS BROOK — A Pictou resident’s life journey is about to change. Li Ping Zhang, who is completing her fifth year cooking at Piper’s Landing Restaurant, worked her last shift in the kitchen on Saturday and is scheduled to begin medical lab technician studies on Tuesday at the Nova Scotia Community College’s campus in Dartmouth. “It...

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Westville Boxing Club hosts card

WESTVILLE – Plans are progressing for the Westville Boxing Club’s first card on September 21 in Alma. Head coach Aaron Kinch said up to 16 bouts are scheduled on the card which will start at 7 p.m. at Northumberland Regional High School. Boxers from different parts of the Maritime Provinces will be on the card....

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Four players at NLL tournament

TRENTON — Members of Pictou County Lacrosse have returned home from a national lacrosse tournament and are glad to have been a part of it. Nolan Fukes, Aidan Sims, Marshall Brown and Lachlan MacDonald were part of the Halifax Jr. Thunderbirds’ bantam-aged team that took part in the National Lacrosse League’s seventh annual Junior NNL...

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Austin MacDonald set for racing at Riverside

PICTOU — Austin MacDonald is preparing for his first Pro Stock Tour race this Saturday in James River. MacDonald turned 16 last Wednesday, so he is now old enough for the tour and will contest the Lucas 150 honours at Riverside International Speedway. He will sport the familiar No. 13 usually reserved for his grandfather...

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Crushers test Truro, make weekend trade

The Pictou County Weeks Crushers will play two pre-season games against the Truro Bearcats this week. The teams will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday at the Pictou County Wellness Centre and at 7 p.m. on Saturday in Truro. The Crushers are trying to rebound after missing the playoffs last season. They won one of...

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Fundy Highland AA Evaluation sessions

NEW GLASGOW – Evaluation sessions for Fundy Highland AA teams for the 2019-2020 season will take place at the Pictou County Wellness Centre and the Rath Eastlink Community Centre, beginning on Sept. 9. The first session for each age group takes place at the following times: Atom AA Sept. 9: 6-7 p.m. PCWC  Peewee AA...

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Panel salutes Women Alike ABreastARiver

NEW GLASGOW — It was a magical time on Thursday as members of a team completed a project by installing a commemorative plaque in tribute to the 20th anniversary of Women Alike AbreastARiver. MacGregors Industrial Group employees placed and secured the plaque that features messages and photos on the panel and frame at Rotary Park....

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Town offers bump out to solve parking issue

STELLARTON — A bump out has been installed beside a fire hydrant to keep motorists from parking near or in front of it. Coun. Bryan Knight and town clerk Susan Higdon took time to sit down and explain why the town has decided to try the bump out option beside the fire hydrant on Foord...

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MacDonald, Munroe eye triathlon events

NEW GLASGOW — Two local athletes are getting ready for triathlon events in Europe. Ryan Shaun MacDonald of Alma is competing in a half-ironman world championship triathlon in September in Nice, France, while Clare Munroe of Egerton plans to complete that event after taking part in the International Triathlon Union (ITU) world final in Lausanne,...

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Schools hosting N.S. race finals

NEW GLASGOW — Two local schools are hosting the Nova School Athletic Federation’s 2019 cross country running championships this fall. North Nova Education Centre and New Glasgow Academy will be the hosts for the event on October 28 at Trenton Park. Opening ceremonies at 11 a.m. will precede the first of six races beginning at...

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