Three local fire fighters off to Scott Firefit competition

Three Pictou County fire fighters are about to compete in what is often called the toughest two minutes in sports. Stellarton fire fighter Lt. Nathan Smith along with Westville fire fighters Lt. Shaun MacLaughlin and Training Officer Bill Chace will be competing in the Scott Firefit Challenge hosted by Cobequid Fire 2019, on Saturday in...

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Men’s teams split rugby games; women win

NEW GLASGOW — Men’s rugby teams from Pictou County will prepare for matches on the road and at home over the next two weekends after splitting games last Saturday in New Glasgow. The Pictou County Senior Rugby Club’s Division I team will visit Dartmouth and its Division II side will visit Eastern Shore in games...

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New family medicine residents begin training

Nova Scotians will have access to more family doctors as new residents begin their training this month. The new North Nova Family Medicine Teaching Site in Truro is welcoming six residents. Two will work in Truro, two in New Glasgow and two in Amherst. “These new residency spaces are an important part of our plan...

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Svendsen, Mahon: Organized crime

NEW GLASGOW – Sarah Svendsen and Rachel Mahon, two young and immensely talented organists, call their act Organized Crime Duo. Asked to describe their show they say, “Think of the Carol Burnett shows or Victor Borge – classical music with a twist.” Their comedy show is built around the pipe organ, in this case the...

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Honks of support

ONSLOW -Vehicle after vehicle, honk after honk. That was the scene on Highway 104 in Onslow, just west of Truro, today (May 9) as those in the trucking industry took to the shoulder of the road in support of Northern Pulp. More than 100 vehicles lined the outside shoulder of the eastbound and westbound lanes,...

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Crushers out of MHL playoffs

The MHL playoffs have eluded the Pictou County Weeks Crushers. The South Mustangs defeated the Crushers 7-4 before nearly 1,200 fans at the Pictou County Wellness Centre to clinch third place in the league’s South Division. The results meant the idle Truro Bearcats can claim the fourth and final playoff berth, regardless of the outcome...

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Crushers close in on Bearcats

The Pictou County Weeks Crushers have narrowed the gap with the Truro Bearcats. Sam Meisenheiner scored the only goal in the shootout on Thursday as the fourth-place Crushers edged the Amherst Ramblers 3-2 in MHL action at the Pictou County Wellness Centre to move within three pints of the third-place Bearcats in the South Division....

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Jr. A Crushers win two of three

The Pictou County Weeks Crushers continue to reel in the Truro Bearcats in the MHL. The Crushers will host the Campbellton Tigers at 7 p.m. Thursday and the St. Stephen Aces at 7:30 p.m. on Friday in their next league games at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. The Crushers moved to within six points of...

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Crushers host Bearcats, in fourth spot

The Pictou County Weeks Crushers are viewing the MHL from a different vantage point this week. The Crushers are in fourth place in the league’s South Division as they prepare to host the Truro Bearcats on Thursday at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. They will visit the Amherst Ramblers on Saturday. The Crushers have moved...

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YMCA retreat focuses on mental health

With mental health awareness on the rise, 16 local youth took the extra step with the help of the Pictou County YMCA and learned Mental Health First Aid at a recent youth camp near Truro. Gittens Lodge played host to the first every youth retreat this year for the YMCA and the two-day camp proved...

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