McLean bikes to new best time

LYONS BROOK — Lloyd McLean has achieved his personal best time on the Confederation Trail while raising funds and awareness for the local SPCA. McLean started at Tignish, P.E.I. at 6:30 a.m. under pleasant conditions that became more challenging over the day. “I did reach my goal just in the nick of time to break...

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Triathlon weekend coming up

MELMERBY – Hundreds of adults and children will take part this weekend in an array of triathlon events at Melmerby Beach. The kids triathlon on Saturday is free and the events are untimed. Registration is at 8 a.m. and races start at 9 a.m. Events are for kids of any age in a distance they...

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Heartland Tour visits Pictou County

The 2018 Heartland Tour to promote active, health lifestyles attracted 180 bikers, as well as walkers earlier today. Bike and walking routes started and ended at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. The longest bike route included Mount William, Alma, Route 376 to Pictou, Highway 106, Abercrombie Road, New Glasgow and Stellarton. (Goodwin photo)...

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Lockhart eyes 55+Games

ALMA – Nancy Lockhart says she is looking forward to taking part in the 2017 55-Plus Games. Lockhart and her husband Preston Lockhart are retired educators and are both preparing for their part at the games, which this year are taking place from September 13 to 16 in Lunenburg County. The Games take place every...

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Walk with Reese set for April 30

PICTOU — The sixth annual Walk with Reese is scheduled for Sunday in Pictou. Kora Hanrahan, Reese’s mom, is among those organizing the event that will start at 9 a.m. with registration and the walk at 10 a.m. Walkers will gather at the former Pressroom on Water Street before the five-kilometre trip along the Jitney...

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Ahmed Nassrat wins national award for his fight to end MS

A local man has received a national award for his fight to end multiple sclerosis. This past weekend, the MS Society of Canada, Atlantic Division president, Ben Davis, presented the National Award of Merit to Ahmed Nassrat of Pictou County for his outstanding work for people living with MS. The MS Society relies on the...

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Powerful pedal

LYONS BROOK – Lloyd McLean is viewing a cycling trip as a chance to celebrate Reese Hawkins’ good health. McLean and his wife Andrea Haughan are travelling by bicycle from Toronto to Nova Scotia from August 1 to 13 in what they are calling a Ride for Reese. They will depart from the Toronto Hospital...

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McLean leads SPCA bike ride

LYONS BROOK – The 2016 SPCA Big Bike Ride fund-raiser is set for Sept. 11. Lloyd McLean will lead the way on a six-hour ride starting at 8 a.m. in Oxford and complete the 105 kilometres from there to Pictou on his Fat Tire bike along the Trans-Canada Trail. This is the third year for...

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Critz of Fury cycling race cancelled

NEW GLASGOW – The second annual Critz of Fury criterium road race scheduled for Sunday has been cancelled. Clint Snell of the Pictou County Cycling Club confirmed today that the race would not take place due to a lack of entries. The decision negates the need for street closures on Sunday. “We could have put...

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Heartland bike tour draws big again

More than 160 bikers pedalled through parts of Pictou County last Thursday in profiling a healthy heart through exercise during the 2016 Heartland Bike Tour. The Pictou County Wellness Centre was the headquarters for the 10th edition of the tour that takes place in various parts of Nova Scotia each summer. Kathy Saulnier organized the...

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