Fans, curlers eye Grand Slam

Enthusiasm in the curling community in Pictou County is revving up as momentum builds toward the fall and the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling Tour Challenge. The event is scheduled for Pictou County Wellness Centre from November 5 through 10. Donalda Buckingham and Jim Nix are co-chairing the organization that is planning and promoting the […]

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Nighthawks boys’ hockey winners

TRENTON — The Northumberland Nighthawks will contest the Northumberland Region boy’s high school hockey championship. Ben MacDonald scored twice and Brayden LeBlanc collected the shutout during the Nighthawks’ 3-0 victory over the North Nova Gryphons in the deciding game of their best-of-three regional semifinal playoff series last Friday in Trenton. Cal Maxner also scored for […]

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Elias and Sarah …

I’m going back many years to my grandparents Elias and Sarah Turple. Elias originated from around the Clam Bay area and he met Sarah Livingstone in the very early 1900s in Murray River, PEI. They married and began raising their family in Murray River but moved to Pictou Island in 1914. It was on Pictou […]

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May slams pulp pipe process

PICTOU — An overflow crowd of well over 100 people jammed the Northumberland Fisheries Museum last Saturday to hear from federal Green Party leader Elizabeth May, who repeated her long-held view that no pipe should flow into the Northumberland Strait to discharge waste water from Northern Pulp. The gathering included the current Central Nova Green […]

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