Dancing to her own tune

Competitions, feats of strength and talent along with repetitive use injuries are all pretty common in the sports world. They also make up part of the world of dance and competitive dance, something that some still don’t consider to be a sport. For those who still don’t see something as delicate and feminine as ballet...

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Kids who can’t afford to play

Though I’ve attended hundreds of press conferences in my career, there’s a reason the first one I covered in Halifax — almost 50 years ago — was among the ones I remember best. Just two days earlier, I had been appointed sports editor of The Chronicle Herald, a position I had my eye on for...

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Dwarf games competitor a big-time medal winner

Watching all of the teams come into the arena, Marilyn and Jim McCarthy of Pictou couldn’t believe the electric excitement in the air and the pride that every athlete beamed by representing their country. Held every four years like the Olympics that we are all so familiar with, the International Dwarf Games showcases the best...

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Pictou wins McLellan Cup

PICTOU — Members of the New Caledonian Curling Club in Pictou successfully challenged for the famed McLellan cup by defeating the visiting Halifax Curling Club last Wednesday in Pictou. Hugh Campbell, Devin Forbes and Scott Maston were the host club’s skips and they combined to win by a total score of 51-28 in the three...

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The Canadian Kumite set for deCoste

PICTOU – The fastest growing sport in the world is beginning to find a niche right here in Pictou County. With more and more people gaining interest in Jiu Jitsu, the sport is becoming popular amongst all ages across the world, including in Pictou County. Preparing to host his sixth show, fifth for the province,...

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Pumping up the park

Kids of all ages flocked to Westville last week to take a turn on the pump track that made its way to Westville from Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Canadian Ramp Company has been doing a summer tour this year with many of their stops being in Ontario and Québec, however, being the only municipality in Nova...

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More than 40 in Run by the Sea

RIVER JOHN – It was a sweltering day for more than 40 people who took part in the 2016 Run by the Sea last Thursday during the annual River John Festival Days. Some people ran and others walked the five-kilometre and 10-K distances offered on the course across the river from the main village. “There...

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