Raising his voice: Alex Halliday joins opera group

NEW GLASGOW — A renowned bass-baritone who graduated from North Nova Education Centre has raised his singing career to a new level. Local drama and musical leaders are glowing over news that Alex Halliday is one of four emerging artists who have been named members of the Canadian Opera Company’s Ensemble Studio, announced in late...

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Varied goodies in balanced N.S. budget

Nova Scotians in Pictou County and throughout the province are getting past their initial reaction to examine the province’s latest budget more deeply. Finance Minister Karen Casey presented the balanced 2020-21 budget in the Legislative Assembly. The budget estimates a surplus of $55 million with revenue of $11.60 billion and expenses, after consolidation adjustments, of...

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Swimmer Blayse Stevenson makes splash

PICTOU — Blayse Stevenson is making big waves. And he’s not the only one. Stevenson, who swims for the Pictou County Mariners Swim Club, recently won nine gold medals in as many races at the Swim Nova Scotia AA championships in Antigonish. It helped the 15 Mariners who competed to win the provincial team honours...

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Kanokai club hosts judo tournament

ALMA — It was a banner day for members of the Kanokai Judo Club. Kyle Sutherland was among 12 members of the club who competed at its invitational meeting last Saturday at the Northumberland Regional High School gym. He won the gold medal in his division after winning three matches. Sutherland was competing in the...

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Westville residents examine their Main Street

WESTVILLE – More than 20 people gathered on Tuesday to discuss the assets and needs for the Main Street. They also tried to define the downtown portion that could be transformed to make it more appealing to residents and visitors. Westville is among partners in the project called Developing a Vision for Mainstreeting Nova Scotia...

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Weeks Major Midgets advance to next round

The Pictou County Weeks Major Midgets have advanced to the next round of the Nova Scotia Major Midget Hockey League playoffs. Pictou County never trailed as they defeated the Subaru Major Midgets of Dartmouth 5-3 on Sunday in the deciding game of their best-of-seven quarter-final series at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Landon Sim opened...

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Scotians honour graduating hockey players

TRENTON — It was an evening of farewell and gratitude on Sunday as the Pictou County Scotians honoured graduating members of the team at the Trenton community arena. Ryan MacDonald, Jared Livingstone, Cory McCruden, Robert Burrows and Matt Murray received team jerseys during ceremonies before the Scotians’ season-ending league game against the Cumberland County Blues....

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Little Rocks, Pictou host Curl for Cancer

NEW GLASGOW — Little Rocks are back in a big way at Bluenose Curling Club. Twenty members of the program showed up last Friday as part of a process for them to learn curling and to contribute their part to this year’s Curl for Cancer for cancer research. The Little Rocks combined to raise $1,285...

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United to make a difference for cancer… One dreamer at a time

NEW GLASGOW — Relay for Life has its Dream Team, again. Ten members of the local community have agreed to combine their efforts to raise an extraordinary amount of funds for the 15th Relay for Life scheduled for June 6 at the North Nova Education Centre. The last time a Dream Team was formed in...

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Academy students chat with Gov. Gen. Payette

PICTOU — Students at Pictou Academy enjoyed a special Skype session recently with Governor-General Julie Payette. The students and staff assembled in the auxiliary gym and viewed Payette on a wide screen, thanks to a lap top and technicians brought in to present the session. Academy principal Starr Pettipas said she did not know what process...

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