Leonard Thompson’s No. 39 retired

STELLARTON — It was a rare opportunity last Thursday to honour an accomplished athlete and employee when Leonard Thompson’s No. 39 was officially retired at Proudfoot’s Home Hardware Building Centre in Stellarton. The number signifies the 39 years he worked with the building centre’s locations in New Glasgow and Pictou before his last years at...

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Blue Eagles to gather at East Pictou closure

SUTHERLANDS RIVER – Many of the great athletes who wore the East Pictou Blue Eagles’ blue and gold colours will be saluted on Saturday as part of the celebration of East Pictou Rural High School and Middle School. The school is closing as middle school students move into the Frank H. MacDonald school located next...

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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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Gibbon, Melanson earn Major Midget awards

Two members of the Pictou County Weeks Major Midgets received awards on Sunday at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Goaltender Ben Gibbon was named to the Nova Scotia Major Midget Hockey League’s first all-star team, while Jacob Melanson is this season’s rookie of the year. Gibbon, who is from Truro, has a 3.00 goals against...

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Weeks Major Midgets take leap ahead

A milestone win for the Pictou County Weeks Major Midgets has given the team a lift and raised its expectations. Head coach Kyle MacLennan said he was pleased with the way Pictou County played on Sunday en route to a 5-1 victory over the Steele Subaru Major Midgets from Dartmouth in Nova Scotia Major Midget...

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