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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Local REN joins transition process

NEW GLASGOW — Pictou County’s Regional Enterprise Network (REN) has increased its input with the transition process in response to Northern Pulp’s impending closure. Sarah MacIntosh-Wiseman, the network’s CEO, outlined its work with the transition team the province established to address the forestry disruption the closure has caused. Premier Stephen McNeil announced during a teleconference...

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Nighthawks’ win opens hockey tourney

WESTVILLE – Luke Young’s two goals paced the Northumberland Nighthawks to a 6-2 victory over the Strait Area Educational and Recreation Centre of Port Hawkesbury on Friday to open the 2020 Danny Dorrington high school boys’ hockey tournament at the Westville Miner Sports Centre. Connor MacLeod, Sam Hickey, Cam MacKinnon and Jayden Hatchard also scored...

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Dozens enjoy sitting on ice

PICTOU — Hector Arena was a popular spot on December 29 during a skate sledge try-it event as dozens of youngsters took turns enjoying the sledges. The Town of Pictou and the Municipality of Pictou County co-hosted the free skate and the opportunity to try the sledges. Pictou Parks and Recreation co-ordinator Michelle Young and...

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Local Major Midgets hold fourth spot

The Pictou County Weeks Major Midgets continue to hold their own in the Nova Scotia Major Midget Hockey League. Pictou County entered this week in fourth place in the league standings following weekend action that included visiting the first-place South Shore Mustangs on Saturday and Sunday. Lucas Canning’s second goal of the game gave Pictou...

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Perfect game pitcher Larsen remembered

NEW GLASGOW – It was a not-so-perfect day last week for Clyde Macdonald. The retired judge and author learned that World Series perfect game pitcher Don Larsen died of cancer on New Year’s Day at his home in Idaho. He was 90. Larsen hurled the only perfect game in World Series history for the New...

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Albion boxing club ends big year

TRENTON — Members of the Albion Amateur Boxing Club are marking the end of a successful year. The club celebrated with its annual Christmas party to officially complete the 2019 calendar year and dispense with training for the holiday season. Training will resume on January 6. “We’re looking forward to a really good 2020,” club...

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Kelsey Hann go-karting feature at deCoste

MOUNT WILLIAM — Go-karting is pretty much Kesley Hann’s life. It has been for nearly 10 years and now Hann is the subject of the premiere of a documentary called Winning is a Close Second that will be screened starting at 7 p.m. on January 9 at the deCoste Performing Arts Centre in Pictou. Black...

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Major Bantam Bombers reach for top spot

The Pictou County Wear Well Bombers are turning heads in the Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey League. The Bombers are taking a five-game winning streak into January as they prepare to host the Valley Wildcats starting at noon on Sunday at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. The Bombers won six of their seven games in...

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NRHS to host sitting volleyball instruction

ALMA — It may be years before sitting volleyball becomes a sanctioned school sport, but the seeds that could lead to that were planted with a recent sitting volleyball clinic at Northumberland Regional High School. School volleyball players and coaches were joined by John Elliott from Volleyball Nova Scotia for the two-hour, mid-afternoon event designed...

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