Aromatherapy, essential oils and wellness

“Many people assume that aromatherapy is about diffusing essential oils – instead of using air fresheners – to make your home smell nice, or encourage relaxation…. but that doesn’t even scratch the surface.” Rachel Raba is a certified aromatherapist, based in Washington, DC. She says many people are looking for natural ways to reduce anxious...

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Peewee hockey camps slated for May

Peewee AAA and AA spring evaluations will take place at the Pictou County Wellness Centre from May 28 to 31. Players must attend the spring evaluation in order to play Peewee AAA or AA hockey during the 2019-20 season. The evaluation will start with a player and parent information session at the Wellness Centre at...

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Blair wins fifth pro boxing match

Brody Blair is now undefeated in his professional boxing matches. But Pictou County fans witnessed what “No Mas” looks like. In a scene that boxing fans could trace to those words meaning no more by Roberto Duran in his welterweight rematch against Sugar Ray Leonard, Blair’s opponent did not answer the bell for the third...

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Blair unveils pro boxing card

STELLARTON – Brody Blair says he is looking for similar enthusiasm from fans who attend his next boxing card on Saturday. Blair is on the final fight of a five-bout card scheduled for Saturday at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. He is once again promoting the card through Polarblair Promotions. “Pictou County should enjoy this,”...

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Blair hosts boxing card March 30

LYONS BROOK — Brody Blair says he’s looking forward to his fifth professional boxing match. Blair will headline another pro boxing card in Pictou County on March 30 when he meets Mexican opponent Eduardo Canjas. Blair, 27, has been lining up the event that will once again utilize the Pictou County Wellness Centre as the...

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Fans, curlers eye Grand Slam

Enthusiasm in the curling community in Pictou County is revving up as momentum builds toward the fall and the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling Tour Challenge. The event is scheduled for Pictou County Wellness Centre from November 5 through 10. Donalda Buckingham and Jim Nix are co-chairing the organization that is planning and promoting the...

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Blair hosts card March 30

LYONS BROOK – Brody Blair will headline another pro boxing card in Pictou County on March 30. Blair, 27, has been lining up the card that will once again utilize the Pictou County Wellness Centre as the venue for the five-bout card and feature his fifth professional match. It is billed as Fight Night Round...

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Bantams reach semis at Memorial event

The host Pictou County Bantam AA and Bantam A Crushers have met their test at the 35th Pictou County Bantam Memorial Hockey Tournament. Now they can return their attention to achieving success on the road toward the provincial championship. Both teams advanced to the semifinal games on Sunday before being eliminated. The New Brunswick North...

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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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Major Midgets sweep Islanders

The Pictou County Weeks Major Midgets will visit the Cape Breton West Islanders in their next Nova Scotia Major Midget Hockey League game after sweeping a pair of games from the Islanders last weekend. Sam Archibald scored the tying and winning goals late in the third period for Pictou County in a 4-3 victory over...

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