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Taking the stress out of the dress

One of the signature moments and long-lasting memories that many students create in their high school experience is prom night and getting to participate in the right of passage before graduating. Prom is not a wonderful and exciting time for everyone though. Along with dresses and tuxedos come price tags in the hundreds of dollars...

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Peewee AAA Crushers post sweep

The Pictou County Peewee AAA Crushers will meet the Truro Bearcats this weekend in two Mainland Peewee AAA Hockey League games. The teams will meet on Saturday in Truro and on Sunday at 10 a.m. at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. The Crushers swept a home-and-home series last weekend with the Cumberland Ramblers, winning 8-1...

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Twin Turple brothers built boats

I have taken much pride in sharing information about the various boats my father had built and raced during his lifetime. My father, however, was not the only Turple to build boats. Boat building was in the Turple blood for many years. I have done research as far back as possible and have discovered that...

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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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Crushers continue winning streak

The Pictou County Weeks’ troubled MHL season has turned around. Barrett Dachyshyn notched the winning goal as the Crushers won their fifth straight game on Saturday as they pulled out a 6-5 overtime thriller against the visiting South Shore Lumberjacks at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Kevin Mason’s second goal of the game late in...

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Jr. A Crushers keep rolling

The Pictou County Weeks Crushers’ troubled MHL season has turned around. The Crushers won their fourth straight game on Thursday by defeating the Truro Bearcats 8-5 and will host the South Shore Lumberjacks on Saturday at 7 p.m. to complete their December schedule. Crushers have a 6-2 record and are 3-0 in December after losing...

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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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Crushers remember loyal fan Arsenault

The Pictou County Weeks Crushers’ next home game on Thursday will not be the same upon learning of an enthusiastic young fan’s passing. Daniel Arsenault, who was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy at a young age, passed away Friday. He was 18 years old. The Crushers shared the news that Arsenault’s mother confirmed with the Maritime...

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Counting sheep

I recall when at least 15 families raised sheep on Pictou Island. Some had as few as six sheep while others had as many as 40 or more. The main requirement of the sheep was for their wool although mutton was also a delicacy. Every islander had their own personal markings on their sheep’s ears....

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Jr. A Crushers defeat Bearcats, Wildcats

The Pictou County Weeks Crushers faced this week’s MHL schedule with some momentum from two big wins last week. The Crushers opened this week’s schedule by hosting the Amherst Ramblers in a rare Monday fixture at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. They next host the St. Stephen Aces on Thursday before visiting the Ramblers on...

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