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Fraser wins bronze; Munroe, Scholes win bouts

TRENTON – Matt Fraser has earned a bronze medal in the 52-kilogram weight division at an international boxing tournament in Hungary. A member of the Albion Amateur Boxing Club, Fraser lost to an opponent from Thailand that he faced last Friday. He won his opening match against Hungarian Martin Bolger. Fraser is in Hungary for...

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Canadian hoops the big winner

Nerve-racking action. Incredible excitement. Celebration parties on streets, in arenas and bars, in living rooms across our country. Those and similar examples summarize what occurred last week when the Toronto Raptors brought the curtain down on the Golden State Warriors’ reign, bringing the NBA championship to Canada for the first time. “We the North” had...

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Fields at national karate championships

NEW GLASGOW — Knowing that both Maddox Fields and his father Jason Fields enjoy karate has helped Maddox improve in the sport. Maddox is a brown belt and Jason is a green belt as members of the New Glasgow Karate Club, where Jason also coaches. Maddox was busy last week at the Karate Canada championships...

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Amie Lee, Cheverie on national team

NEW GLASGOW — Two athletes who grew up in New Glasgow will join the staff for the Canadian team that has been chosen to play at the 2019 IIHF U-18 Women’s World Championship. Kori Cheverie has been named an assistant coach, while Amie (Malcolm) Lee will be a therapist on the team. The roster was...

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NSCC challenge set for Friday

STELLARTON – More than 400 Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) students will spend 12 consecutive hours starting at 10 a.m. developing solutions to a challenge issued to them by Premier Stephen McNeil. The students at various campuses that include Pictou are participating in NSCC’s fifth Annual Challenge Nova Scotia Competition – a pan-provincial event that...

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Kindness returned: Food for all

More than a year after landing in a new country and working to adjust and settle in, AbdulKadir Casim is hoping to share the same giving spirit that brought him and his family to Canada as refugees to those who might not know where their next meal will come from. Casim runs Alladin, a Syrian...

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MacDonald, Harrison gold medalists

CARIBOU RIVER — It has been an historic Canadian 55-Plus Games for Mona MacDonald. The Caribou River resident earned four gold medals in track and field last week at the 2018 Games in Saint John, N.B. MacDonald’s gold medals came in 50-metre and 100-metre races, triple jump and long jump in the 65-Plus age group...

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Now there’s hope for Leafs

For passionate and steadfast Toronto Maple Leafs disciples like me, it’s been a long, long agonizing ordeal. A long, long confinement in hockey hell. It’s lasted for 51 years and 70 days. That’s 18,628 days if you’re counting. It began so far back, at the time I was 29 years old, only eight years into...

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Smart ‘Bear’ spotted on Cape to Cape Trail

By Eric Wilson Alasdair Veitch is no ordinary bear, but he did study black bears in the Torngat Mountains of northern Labrador for five years as a wildlife biologist. In Norman Wells, NWT, he got to know Dall’s sheep and mountain caribou. Annually, he was dropped off by helicopter in the MacKenzie Mountains to spend...

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Past and future …

We’re now more than a week into 2018 and local political leaders are weighing in on what the past year has brought. They are also sharing their views on what they hope for this year … Sean Fraser Member of Parliament for Central Nova As Canada 150 draws to a close, it is an appropriate...

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