Blair hosts boxing card March 30

LYONS BROOK — Brody Blair says he’s looking forward to his fifth professional boxing match. Blair will headline another pro boxing card in Pictou County on March 30 when he meets Mexican opponent Eduardo Canjas. Blair, 27, has been lining up the event that will once again utilize the Pictou County Wellness Centre as the...

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The year in review

Globally, we were captivated by the dramatic cave rescue of a dozen young soccer players and their coach in Thailand. History was made on the national scale in October with the legalization of cannabis. Locally, the war between the mill and all of those groups and individuals opposed to its effluent pipe line proposal dominated and continues...

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Trenton rink Hockeyville entry

TRENTON – Local hockey fans are being encouraged to join the campaign to support the Trenton Minor Sports Community Centre’s bid for top honours in this year’s Kraft Hockeyville contest. It’s an opportunity for the facility to win a $250,000 renovation grant through Kraft Hockeyville. Voters can go to krafthockeyville.ca, write a brief note, send...

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Respect for Women March scheduled for May 28 in Pictou

PICTOU – A march for men speaking out against the abuse of women and girls of all ages will be held May 28 in Pictou. The Knights of Columbus Father Gerald MacKenzie Council 8608 of Pictou and New Glasgow Council 1667 are working together to hold the sixth annual Respect for Women March in Pictou...

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Westray remembered at dawn

NEW GLASGOW — A memorial march and service on Tuesday morning began a day of events to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Westray coal mine disaster. More than 200 people marched to the Westray Miners Memorial Park for the service beside the monument that is dedicated to the 26 miners who died on May...

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Maripacs win Atom B banner

TRENTON – The Pictou Maripacs are the 2017 March Break minor hockey tournament’s Atom B Division champions. Team captain Ryan Chapman and alternate Leland Tobin scored as the Maripacs shut out the host Trenton Steelers 2-0 on Thursday to earn the division banner as part of the 2017 March Break minor hockey tournament at the...

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Inverness tops Bombers

TRENTON – Inverness defeated the short-staffed New Glasgow Bombers 4-1 on Tuesday in the championship game of the Peewee C Division as part of the 2017 March Break minor hockey tournament at the Trenton Arena. Conrad Robertson scored New Glasgow’s goal, while Inverness pulled their third goal in the second period and their fourth goal...

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Lightning to host hoop events

NEW GLASGOW — The Pictou County Basketball Association is bracing for another provincial championship. The association is hosting Basketball Nova Scotia’s Under-14 provincials March 24 to 26 with an eye on more success this season. The Lightning are among eight teams on the schedule. They will open against the Cole Harbour rockets on March 24...

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