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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J.J. Grant new member of Order of Canada

NEW GLASGOW – Brigadier-General (retired) John James Grant has been named a member of the Order of Canada. Grant was one of 120 members, officers and companions announced on Friday. He was cited for his contributions to the people of Nova Scotia as an entrepreneur, community leader and lieutenant-governor. He became the province’s lieutenant-governor in...

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Author Ken Reid explores life of Eddie Shack

PICTOU — Broadcaster and author Ken Reid’s writing has a new dimension. The Pictou native has followed his previous offerings that include a compilation of hockey cards and a book about an often overlooked 60-goal scorer named Dennis Maruk by publishing a book called Eddie Shack — Hockey’s Most Entertaining Stories. “It’s rough, it’s bold,...

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Jr. A Crushers keep pace

The Pictou County Weeks Crushers are about where assistant coach and general manager Chad McDavid figure they should be. The Crushers were briefly tied for top spot in the MHL’s South Division standings, pending the outcome of weekend games, after a 4-3 victory over the host Fredericton Red Wings on Thursday. “It took a bit...

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Try-it skate, sledge event set for Dec. 29

PICTOU — Skate and sledge try-it events have been scheduled for December 29 at Hector Arena. The Town of Pictou and the Municipality of Pictou County are co-hosting the free skate and the opportunity to try the sledges from 10:30 to 12:30 p.m. Active Pictou County owns the 11 sledges, which are generally located at...

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Hundreds join rally to close Boat Harbour

PICTOU LANDING – About 300 people came and stood with Pictou Landing First Nation residents during a rally in support of restoring Boat Harbour and closing its treatment facility on time. Chief Andrea Paul was joined by fellow councillors as she led the rally and shared what a long road it has been for the...

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