Halifax thrashes Calgary

The spirit of competition is a wonderful thing, a magic ingredient which turns speed skating with sticks into a game of hockey, pushing people to lengths they couldn’t otherwise justify and toward milestones we wouldn’t otherwise notice. Except I don’t play hockey, and the last time I sacrificed my shoulders in contact sports was high...

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Tree Climbing Championship

Woodsmen prepare the aerial rescue station at an Atlantic Tree Climbing competition that will be taking place early Saturday morning in Carmichael Park in New Glasgow. The event will have 25 competitors and the winner will go on to an international event. (Brimicombe photo)...

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Lorna MacIsaac piping champ

PICTOU — Local piper Lorna MacIsaac has arrived home a champion. MacIsaac is part of the College of Piping from Summerside, P.E.I. that won its category on Sunday at the 2017 World Pipe Band Championships in Scotland. The band placed first out of 60 contesting bands in the Grade 4-B section which featured a march medley....

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Four paws up for effort

GREEN HILL — Sarah LeBlanc says she’s proud of how her border collie, Caper, did during an agility competition in Spain. They represented Canada alongside 20 teammates on the 2017 Agility Association of Canada’s (AAC) team that competed against dogs from other countries at the IFCS World Agility Championships (WAC) in Valencia, Spain. Caper placed...

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For crying out loud

Everything was looking good for New Glasgow Town Crier Jim Stewart until he woke up for his third day of an international town crier competition in Bermuda. On the final day of the competition, Stewart woke up with a tickle in his throat — bad news for someone whose job is to be as loud...

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Savour-ing victory

A local cooking student has won a national competition. After entering a national recipe competition sponsored by Furlani to help promote their products, Kevin Cameron, a cooking student at the Nova Scotia Community College Pictou Campus, has won the grand prize of $2,500. Cameron had been told of the competition by his teacher, Gilles Godin,...

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Two decades of darts

Twenty years of competition between the Tuesday Night Mixed Dart League and the Sydney Mines Fire Department was celebrated over the weekend. The two dart leagues meet twice a year at the Stellarton Legion on the first week of March and in Sydney Mines during the first week of May. Competition between the 90 or...

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Winner winner, garlic bread dinner

A Facebook message about a national recipe competition led Nova Scotia Community College culinary instructor Gilles Godin to encourage his class to enter. Last week one of Godin’s students, Kevin Cameron, received word that he was one of three national semifinalists in the garlic bread category of the competition. “Oh I love competitions,” said Cameron....

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Silver skills

SEAFOAM – Dylan Langille is leaving Moncton with his bags a bit heavier after having won a silver medal at the recent Skills Canada competition. In April, Langille won gold at the Nova Scotia Skills competition in his field of graphic design which pushed him onto the next level. Hailing from Seafoam, Langille just graduated...

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