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Gallant Hall of Fame inductee

ANTIGONISH – Peggy Gallant is among 2018 inductees in the builders category into the Nova Scotia Sport Heritage Hall of Fame. Hall of Fame Induction Night will take place on November 2 at the Halifax Convention Centre. Gallant is among two builders, four athletes a team and a first for the Hall of Fame –...

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Selects eye female hockey title

BRIDGEWATER – The Northern AAA Subway Selects have their sights set on the Esso Cup. The Selects had three preliminary matches entering today’s action in their first-ever appearance at the Canadian female midget hockey championship in Bridgewater. The tournament began on Sunday and will end on Saturday. Kara MacLean scored twice as the Selects defeated...

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Brody Blair headlines ring card

The hype got cranked up a notch for the six-card pro boxing card with a main event that includes Lyons Brook’s Brody Blair in the main event. The card is titled Boxing Night in Canada. It will take place on April 21 at the Pictou County Wellness Centre and will include Blair in his third...

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Fraser Canadian ring champ

TRENTON — Matt Fraser is coming home a Canadian champion. The 16-year-old Fraser, who is a member of the Albion Amateur Boxing Club, defeated Cole Brander from Alberta to win in the youth 49-kilogram weight class at the Canadian amateur boxing championships in Edmonton. Fraser previously lost twice to Brander but won this time by...

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His mom made hockey possible

As Pictou County hockey fans crowded around their television sets these past few days to watch the Canadian Olympic women’s team in Pyeongchang, South Korea, their eyes were constantly focusing on Stellarton’s Blayre Turnbull. We can count on that. You don’t just send an extremely talented young woman to the other side of the globe...

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Celtic Christmas with Ashley MacIsaac & Friends

PICTOU – Celebrate the Christmas season at the deCoste Centre with a musical performance sure to be remembered. One of the most celebrated Canadian roots musicians of all time, having sold in excess of 500,000 albums, Ashley MacIsaac brings his Celtic Christmas show to the deCoste to close their Christmas season on Tuesday, Dec. 19...

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Healthy sleep habits for back-to-school

One in four Canadian children have insomnia, including difficulties falling asleep, staying asleep, or waking up too early. Poor sleep can make it harder for children to learn and pay attention. It can even make it harder for children to control their emotions, make healthy eating choices, and to be physically active. This is why...

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Kennington third at Riverside

STELLARTON — A Canadian stock car racer spent time in Stellarton last week before taking part last Saturday in the NASCAR Pinty”s Series (NPS) Bumper to Bumper 300 race at Riverside International Speedway. The race was part of a three-day package at Riverside. D.J. Kennington, who is from St. Thomas, Ont., spent the week at...

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JUBILEE: Haywire to rock the stage Friday night

Canadian rockers Haywire are excited to be headlining on the Jubilee stage this year. The band, originally from Charlottetown, PEI, will be the featured act on opening night, Friday, 11 p.m. to 12:15 a.m. Formed in 1981 by David Rashed, Paul MacAussland, Marvin Birt, Scott Roberts and Ronnie Switzer, Haywire has had plenty of success...

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Desmond to be on face of $10 bill

Viola Desmond will be the first Canadian woman to be celebrated on the face of her country’s currency. Desmond’s face will be on the front of the $10 bill when the next series goes into circulation in 2018, Finance Minister Bill Morneau told a news conference Thursday at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau,...

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