Curling Day clinics at four local clubs

NEW GLASGOW – You’ve seen how the pros do it, now’s your chance to give it a try. Last week during the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling at the Pictou County Wellness Centre, more than 60 teams of professional athletes demonstrated the fun, sportsmanship and camaraderie of the game. And now, you can see what...

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Beginning to look like Christmas

The Pictou County Christmas Fund organizing committee is at it again — working to raise funds that will provide a Christmas dinner to families in need this holiday. As it has done since the mid-1950s, the committee organizes a telethon featuring many talented members of the community. This year’s event is scheduled to take place...

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Hector de-rigging

Volunteers joined a crew from Moodie’s Crane Rentals this afternoon (Tuesday) in de-rigging the Ship Hector to get it ready for winter. Here, Laurie MacDonald works to unravel the rope around the bowsprit so it can be removed by a crane. The other masts were being removed from the ship as well....

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Francis Dorrington: Come a long way …

In recognition of the announcement that former New Glasgow town councillor Francis Dorrington will receive the Order of Nova Scotia, we are reposting this article that ran in February 2017 as part of African Heritage Month … Francis Dorrington has come a long way from the days when he was not allowed to sit and...

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MacKENZIE, Alice I.

MacKENZIE, Alice Isabel – age 85, of River John passed away October 23rd, 2019 in the Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow. Alice was a daughter of the late Seldon and Greta (Brown) Heighton and was predeceased by common law husband, Lawson Robar; siblings, Thomas Heighton, Mildred Sillers, Donald and Raymond Heighton. Alice is survived by […]

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Superstitious feeling …

It was the perfect night to meet spirits. Cold gusts of wind lashed the rain sideways, causing it to undulate like stark white sheets against an inky black sky. Thunder rolled and lightning lit up the night sky like a blazing noon-time sun. Wasn’t fit for man nor beast. But it was prime time for...

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NDP’s Betsy MacDonald proud of her campaign

New Democratic Party candidate Betsy MacDonald was “encouraged” by the results of the federal election and by the campaign in general. When contacted by phone on Monday evening, after Liberal incumbent MP Sean Fraser was declared the winner in Central Nova, MacDonald said she was “very proud” of her campaign. “We ran a very strong...

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Run for the Cure raises almost $30,000 locally

Trenton Park was a sea of pink and white on Sunday as a crowd gathered in solidarity. The occasion was the Canadian Cancer Society CIBC Run for the Cure which raises funds to create a future without breast cancer. Dedication, enthusiasm and energy were prevalent as participants walked or ran distances of either one kilometer...

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Straight from the heart

An ex-pat who comes home to visit every summer is drawn to the Ship Hector. Every year, Doris (nee Jessinghouse) Arnold returns “home” from her residence in Owen Sound, Ont., and spends a couple of months at the Ship Hector site in Pictou. She visits almost daily and enjoys spending time with the volunteers and...

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