Dozens enjoy sitting on ice

PICTOU — Hector Arena was a popular spot on December 29 during a skate sledge try-it event as dozens of youngsters took turns enjoying the sledges. The Town of Pictou and the Municipality of Pictou County co-hosted the free skate and the opportunity to try the sledges. Pictou Parks and Recreation co-ordinator Michelle Young and...

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J.J. Grant new member of Order of Canada

NEW GLASGOW – Brigadier-General (retired) John James Grant has been named a member of the Order of Canada. Grant was one of 120 members, officers and companions announced on Friday. He was cited for his contributions to the people of Nova Scotia as an entrepreneur, community leader and lieutenant-governor. He became the province’s lieutenant-governor in...

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Try-it skate, sledge event set for Dec. 29

PICTOU — Skate and sledge try-it events have been scheduled for December 29 at Hector Arena. The Town of Pictou and the Municipality of Pictou County are co-hosting the free skate and the opportunity to try the sledges from 10:30 to 12:30 p.m. Active Pictou County owns the 11 sledges, which are generally located at...

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In cold arenas with Gerry Regan

The Gerald A. Regan who I knew best — and remember fondly — wasn’t the Member of Parliament for Halifax, the premier of Nova Scotia, or the man who faced court charges in later years. He was, instead, the radio sportscaster, the sports promoter and, above all, the “bird-dog” scout for the Boston Bruins. It...

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Bombers split weekend hockey games

PICTOU — The Pictou County Wear Well Bombers had a mixed weekend in Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey League action. The Bombers followed a 5-4 victory over the East Hants Rangers on Saturday at the Hector Arena in Pictou with a 6-0 loss to the host Novas on Sunday in Antigonish. Both the Rangers and...

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Selects open with 2-0 victory in Subway Cup

PICTOU – The seventh annual Subway Cup is under way. Member teams in the Pictou County Female Hockey Association are hosting the four-division tournament, including games played on Friday at Hector Arena. The Northern Subway Selects opened with a 2-0 victory over the East Hants Bussey Penguins in a Midget AAA game. Natalie MacKay scored...

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Peewee AA Selects post wins

PICTOU – The Fundy Highland Peewee AA Selects came out with two wins in exhibition female hockey games last weekend.   They began with a 4-3 win over the Cape Breton Blizzards on Saturday at the Hector Arena in Pictou. Ella Fitt and Avery Henderson started the scoring with unassisted goals.  Reese Murray added the final...

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Tensions rise for Lobster Cup wrestling

PICTOU — Last year’s Pictou Lobster Carnival Professional Wrestling event ended in what some would deem a controversial decision as The Patriot walked away a two-time Lobster Cup winner. This year’s event on Saturday starting at 7 p.m. at Hector Arena will allow the drama to pick up right where it left off when The...

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Hector Arena gets boost

PICTOU — It has been a good winter season for Hector Arena, and spring is promising, too. Rink manager Ron Clarke said the arena is busy and able to meet its operating expenses. The Hector Arena Commission recently received $5,000 from Branch 16 of the Royal Canadian Legion in Pictou that will go toward the...

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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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