Pictou included in Bluenose Sail Past Summer schedule

Nova Scotia’s iconic Bluenose II will sail into ports and harbours around the province – including Pictou – this summer in a unique tour fit for the times dubbed Sail Past Summer. “Ninety-nine years ago, Captain Angus Walters took up the mantle of the Bluenose, representing the hopes and pride of Nova Scotians,” said Communities,...

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Curling Day clinics at four local clubs

NEW GLASGOW – You’ve seen how the pros do it, now’s your chance to give it a try. Last week during the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling at the Pictou County Wellness Centre, more than 60 teams of professional athletes demonstrated the fun, sportsmanship and camaraderie of the game. And now, you can see what...

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A new elevation for local curling

When The Chronicle Herald assigned me to open a Pictou County bureau in New Glasgow 60 years ago, my primary mandate was to cover everything newsworthy in the region. That meant reporting political happenings, police and fire stories, accidents of many types, murders and other crimes, local and Supreme Court trials, car orders for the...

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Local hand bikes get workout at Pioneer track

sSTELLARTON — Hand bikes are giving physically disabled athletes a new option to compete and stay active. Let Abilities Work of Pictou County now has two hand bikes that bikers ride along the track at the Pioneer Coal Field. Summer sessions concluded recently, but the program will resume in the fall. “We want to provide...

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Let Abilities Work curling Monday

NEW GLASGOW — Let Abilities Work Partnership Society and Bluenose Curling Club are inviting everyone to come out on March 25 from 10 a.m. until noon to try curling and meet gold medalists. Capturing gold at the Canadian Visually Impaired Curling Championship in February, Louise Gillis and her team will be visiting to show how...

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Yarmouth teams stick curling winners

NEW GLASGOW — Two Yarmouth teams have won their respective divisions in Harding Medical Nova Scotia Stick Curling Championships. The Yarmouth tandem of Pauline Bullerwell and Diane Mallinson was tops among 10 women’s teams that included the pairing of Kathy Walker and Jane Marshall from the host Bluenose Curling Club. Paul Doucet and Dave MacDougal...

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Forbes curlers eye wheelchair title

NEW GLASGOW — Devin Forbes says he hopes his team can keep improving in its quest for the 2019 Nova Scotia wheelchair curling championship. Forbes’ team is representing the Bluenose Curling Club, which is once again hosting the event that will take place from February 22 to 24. “I’m confident we’ll put on a good...

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Pettipas wins Ship Hector final

NEW GLASGOW — Blair Pettipas has skipped his Halifax Curling Club team to the 2019 Ship Hector Curling Bonspiel championship. Pettipas defeated the Westville Curling Club foursome skipped by Jason LeBlanc in six ends on Sunday at the Bluenose Curling Club to win the trophy and claim top prize money of $1,000. “I was here...

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Ship Hector curling set for Jan. 25-27

PICTOU — The 47th annual Ship Hector bonspiel will be played from Jan. 25 to 27 at Pictou County’s four curling clubs. Some 40 teams are expected to contest the Ship Hector trophy that with a $1,000 cash prize goes to the overall championship team, while nine other consolation trophies are also contested. Trophies representing...

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Bluenose II in the sun

New Glasgow native Emily MacDonald was in Pictou with her family to view the Bluenose II that is docked in Pictou Harbour this week. She is standing beside her husband Gordon Szczepski and their daughters Clara in front of Emily and Fiona at the far right. The family lives in Victoria, B.C. and is spending...

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