Hockey poster salutes Mark Babineau

PICTOU — A poster honouring local hockey great Mark Babineau now adorns the Hector Arena. A native of Pictou, Babineau visited the arena last week to see the collage of stories, photos and statistics that highlight his career in junior, senior and professional hockey. “I got to say this is wonderful, the best thing that...

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Local Major Midgets continue to soar

The Pictou Weeks Major Midgets have maintained their recent surge. They are now in fourth place in the Nova Scotia Major Midget Hockey League standings and hope to add to their achievements when they host the South Shore Mustangs at 4 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Pictou...

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Major Bantam Bombers complete sweep

It’s official. The Pictou County Wear Well Bombers are statistically playingwinning hockey. The Bombers continued their roll in the Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey League with two narrow home-ice victories that give them nine wins and six regulation losses to go with one overtime loss after they edged the ACCEL Hawks of Halifax on Saturday...

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Club season in high gear

NEW GLASGOW — It’s a busy time at the Pictou County Gymnastics Club as the 2019-20 season continues. Head coach Wendy Cruickshank said the club remains a large one with more than 300 members in various levels. Jake MacLane, 9, and Spencer White, 13, are two of the five boys in competitive gymnastics. “They are...

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End of an era

NEW GLASGOW — A 68-year era has passed for Quality Cleaners Ltd. The dry cleaning outlet is closing the retail section of the business, while its commercial laundry and dry cleaning operations will continue. Owner-operator Bob Wong said several factors have contributed to his decision that includes loss of staff, regulations and rising business costs....

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Academy students discuss 3% Project

PICTOU — Students at Pictou Academy have learned about a project designed to solve current and looming world problems. Steve Lee, 27, a public speaker and executive director of the Foundation for Environmental Stewardship and its 3% Project, visited the school last week to address a class assembly and to conduct a classroom workshop with...

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Wolverines win basketball honours

LYONS BROOK — The West Pictou Wolverines went undefeated in their invitational middle school girls’ basketball tournament on Saturday at the West Pictou Consolidated School gym. The Wolverines dominated the opposition with pressure defence, which created scoring opportunities through transition and set offence. The Wolverines were in Pool A with Pugwash and Springhill, while Dr....

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Crushers host Timberwolves after winning streak halted

The Pictou County Weeks Crushers will try to return to the win column on Thursday when they host the Miramichi Timberwolves in their next MHL game. Starting time is 7 p.m. at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. The Crushers’ ended their recent winning streak at six games on Saturday with a 6-5 overtime loss to...

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“On the Road to Tokyo”

LISMORE — Residents in and around Lismore have embarked on their 10th anniversary fitness challenge. Its theme this year is On the Road to Tokyo due to the upcoming 2020 Summer Olympic Games there and the equivalent distance the group plans to chart in various ways. The challenge is designed to encourage people to be...

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Top 4-H’ers get awards during National 4-H Month

RIVERTON – More than 150 people attended the annual Celebrating Pictou County 4-H awards event on November 7 at the Dr. W.A. MacLeod School. Leadership awards were among those presented to long-serving club leaders. Mike Hollis and his wife Nancy Hollis received 35-year certificates, while Brenda Sharpe and Kaye Sharpe received 25-year certificates. Cathy MacPherson...

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