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Scotians take series lead

TRENTON – The Pictou County Scotians are one win away from a berth in the next round of the Nova Scotia Junior Hockey League...
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Affleck lauds NHL referee McIsaac

MOUNT WILLIAM – Members of the refereeing fraternity are praising Jon McIsaac’s promotion to full-time status as an NHL referee. The Truro native was among...

Jr. A Crushers make big impact

The Pictou County Crushers appear more prepared than ever to defend their MHL championship. The Crushers head into their next home game on Thursday against...
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A beautiful sport with ugly moments

I've been watching hockey games – many thousands of them – since I was five years old when my father started taking me to...
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The Nancy Frasers in our communities

It takes many fabrics to make a quilt. Just ask any quilter and you'll get that answer loud and clear. I heard that rationale...

County hunts Wolfpack in major midget hockey

The Pictou County Major Midgets have the Cole Harbour Wolfpack squarely in their sights. The Major Midgets defeated the Wolfpack 3-1 last Saturday at the...
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Dickson followed dad, brother into sports

It would have been a surprise if Clint Dickson hadn't had athletic genes from birth. His dad, Foster Dickson, was considered one of Pictou County's...

Boxer Norma Marshall wins main event

NEW GLASGOW – Prime time seems to agree with Norma Marshall. Marshall was named boxer of the night Saturday as she defeated Tina Hansen of...
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The tragedies don’t ever get forgotten

I could never imagine what it would be like to live a lifetime without being a sports fan. It's something that's dominated my existence...

Affleck kept busy with two golf events

MOUNT WILLIAM – Brian Affleck has qualified for two golf events. Affleck, who owns the Eagles Chance Golf Club and operates the Brian Affleck Golf...