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Swim for United Way in Pictou Harbour Sept. 11

PICTOU — The annual Government of Nova Scotia employee’s United Way Workplace Giving Campaign and swim series will return to Pictou Harbour on September 11. The swim from Pictou Landing to the marina in downtown Pictou will start at 4:30 p.m. and is the third swim for government employees. They begin with a swim in St....

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Bill MacEachern achieve 20th polar swim milestone

MELMERBY BEACH — Make it 20 polar swims for Bill MacEachern. The Lorne resident and his daughter Kyla and four other Pictou County swimmers were as brief as possible as they endured biting windblown snow for the annual New Year’s Day polar swim at Melmerby Beach. They were joined by Tony Corbin, Glenn and Paula...

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Mariners face busy swim season

PICTOU — Members of the Pictou County Mariners Swim Team are preparing for a busy schedule as they continue their 2018-19 season. Head coach Ed Stewart said he’s pleased with the swimmers’ performances so far this season. He cited the number of personal best times swimmers have recorded so far this season, which started in...

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Mariners enter age group swim meet

PICTOU — Members of the Pictou County Mariners Swim Team have qualified to compete this weekend at the Swim Nova Scotia Top 16 holiday countdown meet in Truro. Fifteen Mariners swimmers who took part in an age group development meet last weekend in Halifax collectively achieved personal best times in 80 per cent of swims,...

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Triathlon weekend coming up

MELMERBY – Hundreds of adults and children will take part this weekend in an array of triathlon events at Melmerby Beach. The kids triathlon on Saturday is free and the events are untimed. Registration is at 8 a.m. and races start at 9 a.m. Events are for kids of any age in a distance they...

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Plenty to do during Peace Week at the YMCA of Pictou County

It’s Peace Week at the YMCA of Pictou County from November 18 to November 25 and there’s lots of fun to be had. Join in for the following free activities. Adults must sign in with a picture I.D. at the Membership Services/Welcome Desk. What is your wish for Pictou County? Fill out a YMCA 50th...

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Ancient Mariners make waves

PICTOU — The Ancient Mariners Masters Swim Club is asking previous and potential members to give the club a try on Thursday, Oct. 12. Peggy MacLean, a member for approximately 15 years, said the group wants to promote the club, which operates out of the Fisheries Training Pool in Pictou, and “let people know we’re...

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Young man’s body recovered

SUTHERLANDS RIVER – The body of a young man was located Friday night at a popular swimming hole. At approximately 9 p.m. Friday, a 19-year-old Pictou County man was located deceased in the waters at Park Falls by the Pictou County Ground Search and Rescue Team. At 3:36 p.m. Friday, the RCMP responded to a 911...

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March Break camps in New Glasgow

NEW GLASGOW – New Glasgow Recreation is offering a full slate of March Break activities. This year’s March Break Camp, from March 13-17, for grades primary to six, will feature a theme a day that includes a Super Hero Mission, You’re a Star, Little Olympians, I Love Cooking and a Snow Day. Emily Morton-Fraser with...

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ICY COLD DIP

MELMERBY BEACH – Bill MacEachern had plenty of company when he completed his annual New Year’s Day polar dip. MacEachern and more than a dozen other swimmers braved the strong winds and cold rain on New Year’s morning at Melmerby Beach to run into the water, get completely under and scamper back to shore to...

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