Pictou Advocate sports

The top dynasty: ’70s rugby club

Statistics don’t lie. One plus one is always two. Those are mathematical facts I learned when I was in elementary school in New Glasgow way back in the post-war days. I’ve been fascinated with numbers ever since. In a much more recent explanation, I read an online definition that statistics “can be used to determine...

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Pictou Advocate sports

Falcons host soccer tourney

STELLARTON — A balanced roster in terms of age and talent is hosting the Soccer Nova Scotia Senior B women’s championship this weekend in Stellarton. The Northern Nova United Falcons are hosting seven other teams in two pools during the championship on Saturday and Sunday at the William F. Sobey soccer complex. The Falcons will...

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Rcmp charge senior driver with stunting

PINE TREE – A senior driver, who had children riding in his car, was charged with stunting. At 5 p.m. on May 14, RCMP Eastern Traffic Services observed a car travelling at a very high rate of speed while catching up to an unmarked police vehicle on Highway 104 in Pine Tree, Pictou County. The vehicle was clocked at 165 km/h in...

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RCMP arrest senior for impaired driving

THORBURN – Pictou District RCMP have arrested a 79-year-old man for driving while his ability to operate a vehicle was impaired by alcohol. Just before 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Pictou District RCMP received a call of a two-vehicle collision on Sherbrooke Road. There were no injuries to either driver. When police arrived on scene they found two vehicles...

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Senior support groups can apply for grants to help seniors stay safe

Local senior support groups can now apply for grants to help seniors stay safe and live independently. The Senior Safety Grant program is funded by the departments of Seniors and Justice. It provides up to $20,000 to non-profit, community-based safety programs that provide information, support, and guidance to seniors. Programs that promote education and awareness...

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