Pentz lauds X-Women’s milestone

ANTIGONISH — Katie Pentz says she recognizes what a historic event occurred last weekend at St.Francis Xavier University. Pentz, who is from Trenton, plays women’s rugby in the lock position in the second row of the scrum for the St. FX X-Women, who defeated the visiting Acadia Axewomen 58-17. She scored a try during the...

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Scotians prepare for first home game

TRENTON — The Pictou County Scotians will host their Nova Scotia Junior Hockey League home opener on Sunday at 6 p.m. in Trenton. The Scotians are coming off a 9-6 victory over the Eskasoni Junior Eagles on Sunday in the second of two road games they have played so far this regular season. Tyler Long...

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Pretty in Pink

TRENTON — Pink will be the colour of the day on October 6 when the CIBC Run for the Cure takes to Trenton Park for the annual run and walk event for breast cancer. Each year, fundraisers come together to support survivors of breast cancer and remember those who lost their battle to cancer. This...

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Fixed route one step closer to reality

STELLARTON — The proposed fixed route is getting ready to roll, with one route and one bus. A study for a three-year pilot project for a fixed route has been completed by a consultant with a Trenton-New Glasgow-Stellarton fixed route. That study came back in April and it determined that two buses and two routes...

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Getting Schooled

First-timer nervous about the big day It’s a classic scene from a movie with a small child clinging to his mother’s leg to try to avoid having to go to school for the first time. But soon it will be a sight all over Pictou County as schools start up again for the year. As...

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Hall of fame is valuable museum

It’s an anniversary worth noting. Thirty years ago this month, Billy Dee’s childhood dream was realized when this sports page headline appeared in The Evening News: “County Sports Hall of Fame set to go.” For Billy, it was a long time coming. “The Hall of Fame idea,” he once told me, “came up when I...

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Vixens win, lose to end roller derby season

TRENTON – It was a day of win and loss for the Kickin’ Vixens last Saturday as they hosted the only home bout of the year at Trenton Rink, winning one game and taking a loss on the second. The roller derby team hosted a triple-header against Halifax’s Dockyard Brawlers and Windsor’s Rebel Riot for...

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Schools hosting N.S. race finals

NEW GLASGOW — Two local schools are hosting the Nova School Athletic Federation’s 2019 cross country running championships this fall. North Nova Education Centre and New Glasgow Academy will be the hosts for the event on October 28 at Trenton Park. Opening ceremonies at 11 a.m. will precede the first of six races beginning at...

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Coming up Aces

August 18 won’t be a day that Darlene and George Dewtie will soon forget after pulling the Ace of Spades out of the last three cards in the deck at the Chase the Ace game in Trenton. Dewtie shared that as the draw was taking place on Sunday she was watching on live stream from...

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$3.8 M in upgrades coming for Trenton Park

TRENTON — Local stakeholders are lauding the government funding for improvements at Trenton Park. Cindy MacKinnon from Destination Eastern and Northumberland Shores emceed the announcement last Friday of $3.8 million in government funding for the project. She was accompanied by Jennifer Bethell from the Hemlock Group, who took part in the press conference, while the...

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