Men’s teams split rugby games; women win

NEW GLASGOW — Men’s rugby teams from Pictou County will prepare for matches on the road and at home over the next two weekends after splitting games last Saturday in New Glasgow. The Pictou County Senior Rugby Club’s Division I team will visit Dartmouth and its Division II side will visit Eastern Shore in games...

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Polaris Prize-nominated Wintersleep on stage Saturday

This year and their new album, In the Land Of, has earned Halifax band Wintersleep their second Polaris music nomination. The nomination is much welcomed by the band as the prize is based on artistic merit rather than sales, popularity or label. “It’s kind of based on critical reception,” said drummer and Stellarton native Loel...

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Open auditions for Nova Scotia Mass Choir

Interested in singing with the Nova Scotia Mass Choir? Please come prepared with one piece of music to showcase your vocal range. The choir is looking to build its ‘Tenor’ and ‘Baritone’ sections, but ALL voices welcome to audition. IMPORTANT: Commitment to Wednesday evening rehearsals is a requirement. Date: Wednesday, July 24, 2019  Time: 6:30...

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Local man receives Award for Culinary Excellence

A local man is among six top Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) culinary graduates who were recognized today, July 16, at the inaugural presentation ceremony for the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Culinary Excellence at Government House in Halifax.  The six award recipients are: — Quentin Connolly, culinary skills, Pictou Campus — Hyungnam Oh, culinary arts,...

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Ross golf winner; Scott earns national berth

ABERCROMBIE — It was an interesting weekend in a number of ways for golfers in the Nova Scotia men’s amateur championship at Abercrombie Country Club. Calvin Ross from the Kingswood Golf Club in Fredericton, N.B. completed his wire-to-wire win with a final round 76 to finish the 54-hole competition with a three-day total of 213....

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Inaugural Carlton’s Community Bash planned

NEW GLASGOW – Carlton’s Community Bash will be taking place August 3 in Stellarton. The legacy event honouring Carlton Munroe, former promoter and executive director of the Jubilee, who lost his battle with glioblastoma in 2017, will be held at the William M. Sobey Sports Complex. “The 2019 board of directors wanted to find a...

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Volunteers step up to keep local tourism centres open longer into the year

PICTOU — A volunteer opportunity that largely involves listening and talking to visitors awaits people at the local visitor information centre. Destination Eastern and Northumberland Shores, in partnership with the Municipality of Pictou County, held a lunch and learn session recently for about 20 people interested in learning more about volunteering with local tourism. It...

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Peer-to-peer car-sharing app expands into Nova Scotia due to demand

HALIFAX – Continuing on their mission to put Canada’s 23 million cars to better use and offer a new earnings stream for Nova Scotian car owners, peer-to-peer car sharing marketplace Turo launched in the province today. Revolutionizing the economics of car ownership and travel, Turo is a pioneer of the sharing economy with a community of...

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An overdue amendment

You do not have the right to a healthy environment… There, I said it. Neither Nova Scotia nor Canada at large has ever formally recognized your right to clean air, clean water, clean soil, or any of the other bodily necessities a “healthy environment” might imply. Sure, there’s a suite of environmental laws protecting groundwater...

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Ready for Relay

Pictou County’s Relay for Life event is ready to kick off in a big way this year with a venue change. After rain and high winds prompted the event at Glasgow Square to end early last year, committee members have found a spot with an indoor relocation as an option because of weather. North Nova...

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