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Pulp mill receives focus report terms

ABERCROMBIE – An alternate pipe route is among items Nova Scotia Environment has sought among terms of reference for Northern Pulp’s preparation of a focus report. Outgoing Environment Minister Margaret Miller issued the nine-page document on Tuesday. Northern Pulp Nova Scotia Corporation and its parent company Paper Excellence Canada have a year to respond and...

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Midget AAA Selects honour builders

The Northern AAA Subway Selects won twice at home last weekend defeating the Fundy Nationals in the Nova Scotia Female AAA Midget Hockey League and on Saturday honoured some of their past success. The 2017-2018 Selects received their provincial and Atlantic championship banners in a pre-game ceremony at the Pictou County Wellness Centre, where the...

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Selects to salute founders, champions

The Northern AAA Subway Selects will host a special celebration evening on Saturday to recognize last season’s edition of the Selects who captured provincial and Atlantic championships. The ceremony will take place before the puck drops at 7:30 p.m. for the first of two games the Selects have scheduled with the Fundy Nationals from Saint...

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Selects win three divisions in Subway Cup female hockey

The Northern Subway Selects completed the 2018 Subway Cup on Sunday at the Pictou County Wellness Centre with a 5-0 victory over the Northern Lightning to win the Midget AAA Division in the sixth annual female hockey tournament. KJ Emery scored twice, while Ashley Livingston, Natalie MacKay and Cassie Clarke got the other goals. The...

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Local soccer team takes silver

NEW GLASGOW – Northern Nova United’s Under-15 boys’ soccer team came home with silver medals recently from the Soccer Nova Scotia championship. Northern Nova dropped a 2-0 decision against Truro in the championship game. NNU opened on September 1 against Dartmouth United.  The teams have played a number of times throughout the season, having every...

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NNU boys reach 15-A soccer final

STELLARTON – The Northern Nova United 15-A boys’ soccer team continued an exceptional season on Monday by securing a place at the 2018 Soccer Nova Scotia provincial championship in Sackville to be played on Saturday and Sunday. NNU advanced to the tournament with a 3-0 victory over Antigonish on Monday at the Sobey soccer complex...

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Selects eye female hockey title

BRIDGEWATER – The Northern AAA Subway Selects have their sights set on the Esso Cup. The Selects had three preliminary matches entering today’s action in their first-ever appearance at the Canadian female midget hockey championship in Bridgewater. The tournament began on Sunday and will end on Saturday. Kara MacLean scored twice as the Selects defeated...

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Atom AA Crushers win division

It was a showdown for the ages Tuesday evening at the Pictou County Wellness Centre where the Pictou County Red Crushers edged the White Crushers 4-3 to win the Northern Division of the Mainland Atom AA Hockey League. The Red Crushers will face the South Division winner at the Mainland League Day of Champions on...

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Midget Selects host Moncton in female hockey tilt

The Northern Subway Selects will host the Moncton Rockets on Saturday starting at 12:30 p.m. in their home opener in the Nova Scotia Female Midget AAA Hockey League. The Selects have finalized their roster after a rigorous training camp and three tryout games last weekend. Coach Troy Reid and his staff pared the roster down...

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Northern Pulp gets approval to spray

ABERCROMBIE – The province has approved Northern Pulp’s application for herbicide spraying in Halifax and Colchester counties. The Department of Environment issued a series of four notices of ministerial approval on Wednesday to Northern Pulp and to five other groups seeking spray permits. Some of them entail spraying in Pictou County and include spraying the...

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