Dozens try, return to “Roaring Game”

PICTOU — Dozens of children and adults came out on Saturday to Curling Day at the four local curling clubs. Nearly 20 people took part in the open house and introduction to curling at the Bluenose Curling Club in New Glasgow, the Stellar Curling Club in Stellarton, the Westville Curling Club and the New Caledonian...

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Garron wins golf club professional award

ABERCROMBIE — Jonathan Garron says he is aware of many people who are worthy of a special golf award he has received. Garron, who is Abercrombie Country Club’s director of golf, was recently named the PGA of Canada Atlantic Zone club professional of the year in conjunction with the zone’s annual meeting and golf fair...

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Albion club’s MacLeod posts boxing win

STELLARTON — It was Fight Night last Saturday at the Nova Scotia Community College, and nearly 400 fans enjoyed for the most part what they saw. Four of the six members of the host Albion Amateur Boxing Club won their bouts, including Rob MacLeod in the main event and Noah Thompson in the bout that...

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Jr. A Crushers continue hot streak

The Pictou County Weeks Crushers’ hot streak continues. The Crushers will host the South Division-leading South Shore Lumberjacks on Thursday and the fourth-place Amherst Ramblers on Saturday in two 7 p.m. starters at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. The Crushers won all three games they played last week and have ridden a five-game winning streak...

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CEC first, NRHS second in volleyball playoffs

ALMA — The Cobequid Cougars placed first and the host Northumberland Nighthawks placed second on Friday during the Northumberland Region junior high school girls’ volleyball playoffs. Cobequid won its three games. The Cougars secured the regional banner by winning its first three games over the Nighthawks, the Dr. J.H. Gillis Royals and Hants North. The...

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Stakeholders re-iterate: ‘No pipe’ in the Strait

PICTOU — Four major stakeholders voiced their opposition to Northern Pulp’s effluent pipe proposal during a media conference on Tuesday at the deCoste Performing Arts Centre. The Town of Pictou, Pictou Landing First Nation, the Fishermen’s Working Group representing 3,000 fishermen from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and P.E.I., and Friends of the Northumberland Strait (FONS)...

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Y gives Peace a chance

Awards and testimonials on Monday highlighted the annual Y Peace breakfast in the Pictou County Wellness Centre’s community room. The breakfast helped launch Y Peace Week which this year is being observed from November 16 to 23. The YMCA of Pictou County hosted the breakfast and conducted proceedings that also included an address by special...

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Peace Medal breakfast

Guest speaker Dr. Robin Neustaeter, left, was welcomed by volunteer Sarah Santos at the YMCA Peace Medal Breakfast earlier this morning at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Neustaeter, who is currently an assistant professor in adult education at St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, teaches at the Coady International Institute. The annual breakfast was provided by...

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Jr. A Crushers edge Mariners 4-3

Andrew Burden scored twice and the Pictou County Weeks Crushers built an early lead before hanging on to a 4-3 victory over the Yarmouth Mariners on Thursday in their Maritime Hockey League game. Burden widened the Crushers’ first-period lead to 3-0 after teammate Samuel LeBlanc opened the scoring. Dallas Farrell gave the Crushers a 4-1...

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Coldest Night Walk launch Dec.1

NEW GLASGOW – Supporters of the Coldest Night of the Year are preparing for the annual event that will take place on February 22, 2020. An official media launch for the local event that raises funds for the Pictou County Roots for Youth Society has been scheduled for December 1 to help participants and organizers get...

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