Trenton Park gets funds for improvements

TRENTON – Jennifer Bethell says she’s thrilled with government funding that will provide enhancements to Trenton Park. “I truly think it’s a game-changer,” said Bethell, who represents the Hemlock Group that has tried for more than six years to improve the park and was among those how attended the press conference on Friday announcing funds...

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My connection to the Steeltown

I have never lived a day of my life in Trenton, never slept there for a single night. Yet the old Steeltown has always had a special place in my heart. For several reasons. Growing up in neighbouring New Glasgow, with the family summer cottage at Rustico Beach in Pictou Landing, I drove and was...

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Group to chart County Hall of Fame’s future

NEW GLASGOW – A three-member committee has been struck to help chart the future course for the Pictou County sports Heritage Hall of Fame. Deputy Mayor Lennie White of Westville is the spokesman for the committee that also includes councillors Clyde Fraser from New Glasgow and Eric Daley from Pictou. They represent their respective town...

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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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Albion boxers have busy week

TRENTON – Members of the Albion Amateur Boxing Club have had a busy week preparing four bouts at different venues. Matt Fraser won his first bout on Wednesday at a youth and junior tournament in Hungary. Fraser won his opening match against Hungarian Martin Bolger and was scheduled to meet an opponent from Thailand on...

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Albion boxing club hosts card Saturday

TRENTON – Up to nine members of the Albion Amateur Boxing Club could be on the annual spring card the club is hosting on Saturday. Doors open at 6 p.m. and boxing is set to begin at 7 p.m. at Summer Street. The card will feature two medalists from the recent Canadian championships: gold medalist...

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Fraser, Scholes boxing gold medalists

TRENTON — Two members of the Albion Amateur Boxing Club have been crowned national champions. Matt Fraser won his second straight gold medal at the 2019 Boxing Canada championships last week in Victoria, B.C., while Carson Scholes won for the first time. Fraser defeated Derek Fournier from Quebec before defeating Zach Barbarsk from Alberta in...

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Fraser confirms gas tax funds

PICTOU – Local municipalities will receive nearly $4 million in extra, one-time federal gas tax revenues. Central Nova MP Sean Fraser confirmed the total amount of $3.8 million and what individual municipalities in the riding will receive during an announcement on Friday at the Municipality of Pictou County office. One-time top up in the federal...

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Local skaters at Canada Games

NEW GLASGOW — Three Pictou County figure skaters have been taking part in the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, Alta. Brooke Pennington and Cameron Boulter were named in the pre-novice division and Jailyn Elliott is a pre-novice dancer. They are members of the Mariposa East Figure Skating Club whose coach, Angela Coady-Pennington, was...

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Fraser drops bronze medal in boxing

RED DEER, Alta. – Matt Fraser is coming home without a Canada Winter Games medal. Fraser, a resident of Antigonish and a member of the Albion Amateur Boxing Cub in Trenton, fought in the 56-kg bronze medal bout on Wednesday but lost a unanimous decision to Jawad Miakhail of Manitoba. Fraser defeated Carter Butler of...

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