Weeks Major Midgets eye home stretch

The Pictou County Weeks Major Midgets are trying to close their regular season strong. Pictou County has a good chance to do so with a series of games against teams below them in the Nova Scotia Major Midget Hockey League schedule. The list includes their 6-1 victory over the Cape Breton West Islanders last Saturday...

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Jr. A Crushers host South Shore

The MHL’s Pictou County Crushers will try to salvage one win in the last of their five straight home games when they host the South Shore Lumberjacks on Thursday starting at 7 p.m. at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. The Crushers lost both their games on home ice last week by scores of 4-1 to...

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Y’s child care work continues

NEW GLASGOW — Work has gone inside in an effort to complete construction of the Pictou County YMCA’s new child care centre. It is expected to open later this winter on the site of the original Brown School on the corner of Mountain Road and High Street. Samantha MacDonald, the Y’s director of child care,...

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Learning abroad

PICTOU — A Pictou Academy student is taking a special trip to Mexico in March. Katrina Bate, who is in Grade 11, is among 21 students travelling to the state of Campeche from March 6 to 21 as part of the Nova Scotia-Campeche International Learning Camp and service learning project for 2020. She is among...

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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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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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“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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Crushers host two games after making trades

The Pictou County Weeks Crushers will have a slightly different look for their home games this week. The Crushers host the Truro Bearcats on Thursday and the Amherst Ramblers on Saturday in two 7 p.m. starters in MHL action at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. The games will follow the series of deals that include...

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Nighthawks win Dorrington hockey banner

WESTVILLE — The Northumberland Nighthawks have set the stage for some interesting hockey games to come. Jayden Hatchard scored in overtime on Sunday as the Nighthawks captured the 2020 Danny Dorrington high school boys’ hockey tournament with a 3-2 victory over the Central Kings Gators. The eight-team tournament featured some of the teams that could...

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Kelsey Hann go-kart screening draws crowd

PICTOU — The Hann family feels gratified for the gathering last Thursday to view a documentary about Go-Kart racer Kelsey Hann. The documentary called Winning is a Close Second premiered last Thursday at the deCoste Performing Arts Centre in Pictou. Kelsey Hann responded to questions from the audience after the screening. “It was a great...

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