Tuesday, April 07, 2020

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Fire fighters in full support of fire ban

Pictou County Firefighters Association is in full support of the open fire ban. On March 23 the Province of Nova Scotia announced a fire ban on any open fires, brush burning, chimineas, fire pits plus backyard burning within 305 metres of woods. Tom Steele, executive member of the PCFFA stated, “Our local departments work closely...

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Sports

Well-known county boxer passes away

Knowing you might be outmatched in a fight is one thing; choosing to step into the ring when you know that is something entirely different. In the heyday of Pictou County boxing with pro fighters from the area hitting double digits and boxing gyms packed, to make it somewhere you had to be good. Although...

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Falconer hockey games draw support

PICTOU — Strong support for the Nick Falconer Memorial Hockey Tournament has encouraged organizers. Michaela Pellerine and Sam Elliott led the group that managed to attract four teams to a three-hour tournament on Saturday afternoon at the Hector Arena. The tournament honours the memory of Nick Falconer, who passed away on Remembrance Day 2019 at...

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Arts & Entertainment

Private Spaces art show opening in Truro

Truro, NS. Saturday, Apr 4, 2020  –  Visual Voice Fine Art gallery Visual Voice Fine Art will reopen for 2020 with Private Spaces, a show of new artworks by Rosemary Clarke Young and Kit Clarke. “We hope the virus doesn’t curtain people’s enjoyment of this great exhibit, this is the culmination of a year of...

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Opinion

Worldwide 200th anniversary celebration goes online

To the Editor: This April, while respecting social-distancing measures, local members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints , along with 16 million members worldwide, will celebrate online the 200th anniversary of a pivotal moment in their history: the First Vision of the prophet Joseph Smith. The restored religious tradition born from this...

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