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A remarkable sports couple

In sports, we frequently hear and read about successful father-and-son stories. Athletic skills handed down from one generation to the next. Same is true — though maybe not quite as common — of mothers passing on their talents to their daughters. Blood lines are often the explanation. But what about husbands and wives who become […]

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Evan Sharpe makes waves

NEW GLASGOW — It is less than a month before Evan Sharpe joins his fellow athletes at the 2018 Canadian Special Olympics Summer Games. The Games are being held July 31 to August 4 in Antigonish. Sharpe is among members of the swimming team and has been training on his own with coach Aaron Smith […]

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Gallant Hall of Fame inductee

ANTIGONISH – Peggy Gallant is among 2018 inductees in the builders category into the Nova Scotia Sport Heritage Hall of Fame. Hall of Fame Induction Night will take place on November 2 at the Halifax Convention Centre. Gallant is among two builders, four athletes a team and a first for the Hall of Fame – […]

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Winter Games have wide appeal

Winter sports complemented the 2018 Winter Olympic Games last Wednesday at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Skating, ball hockey and basketball were among sports youngsters were invited to take part in. Members of the Pictou County Weeks Crushers joined them after their own practice that evening. “I think they’re having a good time,” said Angie […]

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Halifax Celtic Festival returns this month

Celtic tradition holds that the harvest season brings all members of the Celtic community together in celebration. The Celts commemorated this bountiful time by sharing food, music, arts, cultural traditions and language. Passed down through generations, the harvest season is still widely celebrated by Celtic communities across the globe. This September, a Celtic harvest celebration […]

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