New bicycle, boxing gloves and ghosts …

I had the good fortune of meeting Leroy Rankin and his lovely wife Shirley at my mother’s 80th birthday on August 22nd 2002. Lee was born August 1, 1936 and was adopted by Hughie and Emma Rankin. Hughie was a brother to Jack and George Rankin and Emma was a sister to my father who...

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Heartland Tour returning to community on July 7

Get ready: The Heartland Tour is returning to Pictou County on July 7. Join in the fun of a walk or ride followed by prize draws and a lunch. The event is taking place at the Pictou County Wellness Centre which offers plenty of safe parking, washrooms and air-conditioning. A shorter, family-friendly walk as well...

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Bicycles, castles and the Clan Maclean

A Tidnish resident will ride through Pictou County as part of a fundraising quest to aid a Scottish castle. Duart Castle is a stately fortress on the Isle of Mull overlooking the inner seas of the West coast of Scotland. It is the residence of the chief of clan Maclean, Sir Lachlan Hector Charles Maclean....

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Pedal power on Bike Week

New Glasgow town crier Jim Stewart New Glasgow rang in the start of Bike Week at the New Glasgow Farmers Market on Saturday. “It’s a whole healthy lifestyle, walking, and biking. As people age, you got to keep moving; this is a great way to stay in shape. It is a mind, body and spirit...

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Bike Week begins this weekend and there are many events planned to celebrate. JUNE 8 Official Bike Week opening will be held at New Glasgow Farmers Market, 216 Glasgow Street: 9:30 am – Official Bike Week Proclamation with New Glasgow Town Crier. Sponsor:  Town of New Glasgow Official Bike Week Opening Ride (34kms) 10:00 am...

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Heartland Tour returning to Pictou County July 10

It all starts — and ends — at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. On July 10, the 12th annual Heartland Tour returns to Pictou County. Local organizers have been busy planning cycling and walking events to appeal to all ages and abilities. Kathy Saulnier is the community leader and has overall responsibility for the 50...

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Heartland bike tour July 15

Anticipation is building in Pictou County for the arrival of the 11th annual Heartland Bike Tour on Saturday. The tour will grace the county while drawing on the Canada 150 theme to complete its 2017 edition of rides around Pictou County after visiting Halifax, Yarmouth, Annapolis Royal and Bridgewater. The tour visited Truro on Wednesday...

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Discover Guysborough at the Lost Shores Gran Fondo

Mark your calendar for Saturday, September 9th when several hundred cyclists will venture to Guysborough for the 2nd annual Lost Shores Gran Fondo. Following the tremendous response to last year’s inaugural event, organizers expect nearly 500 riders to enjoy the undiscovered oceanfront scenery of Guysborough’s Lost Shores. A totally non-competitive event, Gran Fondo is Italian...

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Pictou County racers post wins

TRENTON – Local athletes representing host Pictou County Cycle won races on June 4 during the 2017 Trenton Steel Wheels mountain bike races. Aaron Robinson was first, Brandon Roy was second and Roddie Maclean was fourth in the Male Sport (Category C) race over two laps of the course covering 6.8 kilometres for each lap....

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Chris MacDougall has spent his summer putting everything he has into doing his best to fulfil his late son’s dream of working to find a cure for cancer. “When he was 11, he said he wanted to be a bio chemist, to help find a cure,” MacDougall said. Charlie shared this with his father after...

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