Snow covered shame

Spring can be an informative time, as the veil of winter is pulled back to reveal the indiscretions of a season filling our ditches. Into these reservoirs of outright laziness we discard styrofoam, rubber tires and old boots, occasionally fridges and dishwashers, and atop it all – plastic. This durable substance was very much a...

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Local skaters at Canada Games

NEW GLASGOW — Three Pictou County figure skaters have been taking part in the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, Alta. Brooke Pennington and Cameron Boulter were named in the pre-novice division and Jailyn Elliott is a pre-novice dancer. They are members of the Mariposa East Figure Skating Club whose coach, Angela Coady-Pennington, was...

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Winter weather on Pictou Island 1954

Wednesday, March 2, 1954 was a nice fine 47 degrees Fahrenheit winter day. There was very little scattered ice in the strait and there was no snow on the ground. My father arose early that morning and went down to the beach on his tractor. The beach was an area where many Pictou Island fishermen...

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Matt Fraser courts boxing destiny

TRENTON — Matt Fraser is in the countdown of his quest to earn a boxing medal at the 2019 Canada Winter Games. Fraser is a member of the Albion Amateur Boxing Club and is on Nova Scotia’s boxing team that will compete at the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, Alta. He will be...

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Town of Antigonish clearing the way for winter in 2019

ANTIGONISH – After several winter weather events so far this season, the Town of Antigonish reminds residents to park smart this winter to help with snow clearing efforts. Since the Winter Parking Ban came into effect Dec. 1, 2018, the town’s by-law officers have issued a total of 64 parking violations. The ban will remain...

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Coats of caring

Winter has hit Pictou County early this year and has everyone scrambling for winter jackets to keep warm. But not everyone has a coat to cover up with during the winter season. The Coats for Kids program has been providing children and adults with warm winter jackets for years and has just partnered with Viola’s...

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Sutherland offers ice-making options

VICTORIA, B.C. – An engineer who grew up in Stellarton has made a life from a low-energy ice-making process. Art Sutherland is co-founder of Accent Refrigeration Systems Ltd., which was launched in 1980 and is based in Victoria, B.C. He has travelled around the world to install more efficient ammonia-carbon dioxide-based cooling systems that reduce...

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Winter Games have wide appeal

Winter sports complemented the 2018 Winter Olympic Games last Wednesday at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Skating, ball hockey and basketball were among sports youngsters were invited to take part in. Members of the Pictou County Weeks Crushers joined them after their own practice that evening. “I think they’re having a good time,” said Angie...

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Town tries to open outdoor rink

PICTOU – Hope springs eternal, but the town of Pictou is counting on colder weather this weekend so that the outdoor rink can be used during the 2018 Pictou Winter Carnival this weekend. A boxed-in ice skating option at the CN ball field has been in place for some time, but there have been opportunities...

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Exercise caution when walking, driving: Police

This may sound like a skipping CD but with Pictou County being hit with another snow storm and freezing rain last night, police are urging motorists and pedestrians to walk/drive with caution. New Glasgow Regional Police officers have reported at 6:10 a.m. today, January 31,  that streets, roads and sidewalks continue to be snow covered...

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