Saturday, January 18, 2020

News

Car crash at roundabout

PICTOU – Traffic at the new roundabout in Pictou was briefly stalled after a car suffered damage as it ran up onto the curb and struck a sign as its driver lost control while attempting to leave town. The small sedan sustained damage to its front left corner after sliding in slippery snow along the...

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Sports

Crushers host Ramblers after loss to Bearcats

The Pictou County Weeks Crushers will host the Amherst Ramblers on Saturday in an effort to end their current losing streak in the Maritime Hockey League. The teams will meet at 7 p.m. at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. The Crushers have lost their last five games, including a 4-1 defeat at the hands of...

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“Toy Tiger”Art Hafey 2020 boxing inductee

TRENTON — Another hall of fame induction awaits Art Hafey. The former top featherweight contender of the professional boxing world will be inducted in the fall into the West Coast Boxing Hall of Fame. Hafey and his wife Cathy plan to attend the induction event scheduled for October 4 in Hollywood, Ca. He is among...

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Arts & Entertainment

Mabel Murple, dolls, and writing through grief

RIVER JOHN — It’s been a whirlwind of a few months for local author and poet Sheree Fitch. From the third season of Mabel Murple’s Book Shoppe and Dreamery, to the publication of a new book, Fitch has been kept on her toes. She even collaborated with a Maritime business in the launch of board...

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Opinion

Home sweet home, Canada

My name is Alain Mpenzi. I was born in Congo in 1999. My family fled their home country in search for peace and reached Malawi. Life was hard then but fortunately my mum had her first-born twins my sister Aline and myself. Even though this was good news it was difficult because of the war....

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