Junior Gardeners earn awards

PICTOU — Another season for local Junior Gardeners has ended with awards presentations and refreshments. Anne Gratton, a Pictou Garden Club member who was also a junior gardener, hosted the event, while junior garden co-ordinator Niki Allan joined her to present prizes. “It was a treat,” Gratton said. “I was 10 years old and living in...

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Gibbon, Melanson earn Major Midget awards

Two members of the Pictou County Weeks Major Midgets received awards on Sunday at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Goaltender Ben Gibbon was named to the Nova Scotia Major Midget Hockey League’s first all-star team, while Jacob Melanson is this season’s rookie of the year. Gibbon, who is from Truro, has a 3.00 goals against...

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Local Chamber salutes entrepreneur awards

NEW GLASGOW — The owner of a private sale real estate company says she’s elated with the award she has received. Mallory Whitty, owner of the local PropertyGuys.com franchise, took home four awards that include top honours as the company’s 2017 franchise of the year on February 3 at its gala and national franchise conference...

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Rose Cousins, Jenn Grant, KINLEY, Ria Mae, and Joel Plaskett lead 2018 East Coast Music Award nominations

As they prepare to celebrate their milestone 30th anniversary, the East Coast Music Association is thrilled to announce the 2018 East Coast Music Award nominees. Rose Cousins leads the pack with eight nominations, while Jenn Grant follows with six. Ria Mae, KINLEY, and Joel Plaskett each garner four. The 2018 East Coast Music Award nominees...

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Glenn Chennell run named during Johnny Miles awards

NEW GLASGOW — Road racers have found another way to perpetuate the memory of Glenn Chennell and continue a 10-kilometre race event in November in Trenton. Race director Terry Curley announced on behalf of the Johnny Miles running event circuit that several prominent people — including Dave MacLennan, Tony Corbin and Matt Fraser — have...

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‘BIG’ night for awards at local agency

NEW GLASGOW — Bigs, Littles and all points in between were in the spotlight Thursday when Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pictou County held its annual Award Appreciation evening. The event, held at the North End Rec Centre in New Glasgow, is organized by the agency to show appreciation to its supporters, sponsors and volunteers...

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Nova Scotia Spirit Co’s gin wins big at international competition

Nova Scotia Spirit Co.’s “Willing to Learn Gin” was awarded top honours in their category at the American Distilling Institute’s (ADI) 2017 judging of craft spirits earlier this month in Baltimore. With a competition field of more than 800 submissions from around the world, “Willing to Learn Gin” was the only Canadian submission to win...

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County players earn awards

NEW GLASGOW — The Pictou County Weeks Major Midgets earned their share of awards last Friday, but now their focus is on prolonging their playoff run. The Major Midgets have two games at home this weekend against the Cole Harbour Pro Hockey Life Storm after two games against them in Cole Harbour last weekend. The...

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Selects win female Bantam A hockey banner

The Pictou County Subway Selects win the Consolidated Credit Union Bantam A Tournament in Summerside, P.E.I. The Selects went 5-0-1 in the tournament, defeating the East Prince Wildcats 2-0 in the semifinals before defeating the Colchester Cyclones 1-0 in the championship game. Tournament goals by Allie Sandluck scored three goals, while tournament all-star Hayley Burke...

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NSCC Convocation 2016–Graduate awards

STELLARTON – In total, 323 graduates walked across the stage last Friday morning during the Nova Scotia Community College Pictou campus graduation ceremony. This year’s ceremony was also live streamed for family and loved ones who couldn’t make it to the campus in Stellarton. The major award winners this year celebrated their achievements in their...

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