Full house for hall of fame inductions

WESTVILLE — A near-capacity crowd witnessed inductions and tributes to the Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame as it celebrated its 30th anniversary. Emcee Fergie MacKay paid tribute to initial chairman Billy Dee who founded the hall of fame in 1989. “I knew Billy Dee and he put his heart and soul into the...

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Heartland Tour stresses health, tourism

It was another unprecedented day on Sunday for the Heartland Tour in Pictou County. Nearly 250 people cycled and walked the routes established for them to honour healthy living through physical activity. “It’s our highest number yet,” said organizer Kathy Saulnier. “We had 240 pre-register.” The events started and ended at the Pictou County Wellness...

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Ken Reid makes it four books

As I grow older and older, I’m coming to realize I’m getting more and more like elderly people I’ve known through the years. I wonder — to myself and out loud — what will happen to my family when I’m gone? How will they get along without the old man in this ever-challenging world? And,...

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‘The other side of Mount Thom’

When I realized Mount Thom would be pertinent in this week’s column, my curiosity took me online to see what the rest of the universe says about the countryside way up there on the big hill. It was humorous. This is what one source revealed: “Although we found mention of Mount Thom during our research,...

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Phone service disrupted

PICTOU – Bell Aliant has restored online services in Atlantic Canada after a massive disruption of landline and cell phone service. The company acknowledged the outage that occurred around mid-morning and spread throughout parts of Atlantic and Eastern Canada. It was unable to respond to all messages due to the large volume of inquiries received....

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