Opening ceremonies

Opening Ceremony for the 2018 Special Olympics Summer Games was held Tuesday at the Keating Millenium Center at St. Francis Xavier  University in Antigonish with a packed house. Athletes, supporters, officials, dignitaries, volunteers and fans enjoyed the event which showcased Maritime hospitality at its best with guest performances from Charlie A’Court, among others. (Photo by...

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‘Ken Barlow’ coming to town May 30

Coronation Street legend Bill Roache will be on Water Street, Pictou, to chat with fans celebrating 57 years of ‘The Ken Barlow effect.’ To fans of the world’s longest-running television drama, Roache simply is Coronation Street. He has played Ken Barlow ever since the first episode of Corrie premiered in 1960. His portrayal of the...

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Blair faces next pro bout

LYONS BROOK — Brody Blair is training for another pro boxing match. Blair is scheduled to meet a Mexican opponent named Alejandro Garcia in a super-middleweight tiff at Centre 200. Blair made his pro ring debut a winning one on May 27 in Fredericton, N.B. with a second-round knockout over American opponent Tim Valdez. A...

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Bombers at Hector Arena

PICTOU — Fans will get a rare chance to watch the Pictou County Wear Well Bombers this Sunday at Hector Arena. The Bombers will host the Joneljim Cougars from Cape Breton starting at 12:30 p.m. at the Hector Arena in the Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey League fixture. The game was moved due to a...

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Women’s rugby in spotlight at X

When it comes to following university sports, Pictou County fans, more often than not, look to St. Francis Xavier University. To the X-Men and, yes, the X-Women. Why not? The Antigonish campus is less than an hour to the east and, in this province, the blue and white have provided many, many thrills through the...

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