The Local Climate – Peregrine

In 1955 the last of Nova Scotia’s peeregrine falcons was plucked from its nest on the cliffs of Cape d’Or, probably sold to falconers in the midst of the species’ collapse. We’ve all heard the name peregrine, even if a precious few of us have actually seen one. They’re famous, not only for their formidable...

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Scotians test Miners twice

TRENTON — The Pictou County Scotians will resume their new era in the Nova Scotia Junior Hockey League by visiting the Jr. Miners of Cape Breton on Saturday in Membertou and hosting the Miners on Sunday at 6 p.m. in Trenton. The Scotians split their first two games last weekend with the team under Greg...

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Affleck places Eagles Chance for sale

MOUNT WILLIAM — Eagles Chance is for sale. Owner Brian Affleck said the poor financial performance of the par 3 golf course and driving range this year has forced him to put the property up for sale. “Our current loan structure is not working,” he said. “It’s my fifth year here and we had steady...

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Brian Affleck breaks golf course record

MOUNT WILLIAM — Brian Affleck is still basking in the glow of a course record he achieved recently while winning the Stanhope Open professional golf tournament. Affleck, the golf pro at the Eagles Chance driving range and par-3 facility, carded a 10-under-par 62 on the first day to eclipse the course record at Stanhope, P.E.I....

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Eagles Chance golf range opens

MOUNT WILLIAM — Eagles Chance has opened its driving range for the 2018 season. Brian Affleck, who owns and operates the Eagles Chance Par 3 Course and Driving Range, said the driving range is open and the Par 3 course will be soon. The driving range opened last Thursday with golfers’ hours from 1 to...

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