Team Gushue offers clinic for fire fighters

NEW GLASGOW – Local fire fighters got to meet Team Gushue and learn why its curling team members enjoy sharing their knowledge with fire fighters everywhere. Team Gushue arranged with the Bluenose Curling Club and one of its sponsors, Belfor Property Restoration, to lead a curling clinic for fire fighters while in the area last...

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Selects win weekend female hockey games

NEW GLASGOW – The Fundy Highland Bantam AA Selects improved their first place record to 7-1-0 with a pair of wins in recent Bantam AA Provincial Female Hockey League action. Game one saw Brooke Thomson and Erin MacNeil score two goals apiece in a 4-3 victory over the Metro Force West Warriors. Baillie Griffon, Maddi...

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New sign goes up at rest stop

A sign of what is to come has been installed at the site of a rest stop under construction around the main entrance into Pictou. The sign shows that the rest stop will feature a McDonald’s restaurant, as well as an Ultramar gas bar and On the Run convenience store. Crews have been busy pouring...

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Jacobs men’s Tier I Grand Slam curling winner

It was a battle of the Brads on Sunday at the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling, and Team Brad Jacobs emerged the winner. Team Jacobs from Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. defeated Team Brad Gushue from St. John’s, N.L. 6-4 on Sunday to capture the men’s Tier I title before a near-capacity crowd at the Pictou...

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Gushue,Jacobs, Einarson, Roth Grand Slam finalists

Team Brad Gushue and Team Brad Jacobs are men’s finalists at the Pinty’s Grand slam of Curling today at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. They will contest the men’s Tier I championship at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday. Gushue’s team from St. John’s,N.L. continued its unbeaten string at the event by advancing to the final with...

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Grand Slam of Curling playoff matches set

Draws have been completed for the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Women’s quarter-final matches were scheduled for 12:30 p.m. on Friday, while the men’s quarter-finals are at 4:30 p.m. in the Sobeys Arena. Winners will advance to semifinal matches at 8:30 p.m. Brad Gushue’s St. John’s, N.L. team went...

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Team Gushue 3-0 at Grand Slam

Team Brad Gushue has won all three games the team has played this week during the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Gushue’s St. John’s, N.L. foursome defeated Team Glenn Howard of Penetanguishene, Ont. 6-2 on Thursday to go to 3-0 and clinch a spot in the men’s Tier I...

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Gushue gets results at Grand Slam

Brad Gushue is in form and has been a fan favourite at the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling. Gushue’s St. Johns, N.L. team followed his 6-4 victory over the Scott McDonald foursome from Kingston, Ont. on Tuesday with a convincing 7-3 triumph over the Niklas Edin team from Sweden in the evening draw on Wednesday...

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Christmas tree for Boston from Pictou County

BLACK POINT – Residents of Black Point are happy a white spruce tree on their property will be this year’s annual Christmas tree in Boston. Corina Saunders and her partner Desmond Waithe recently received word that the 60-year-old tree is being trimmed and shipped there after a ceremony that will coincide with cutting down the...

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Pictou a beehive of activity during war time

Lawrence LeBlanc remembers what Pictou was like in wartime. LeBlanc was born in 1939 — several months after the Second World War began. Soon after, Pictou had an opportunity to contribute in a special way to the Allied war effort when merchant steamships were contracted to be built at what then was called the Pictou...

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