Blue Eagles to gather at East Pictou closure

SUTHERLANDS RIVER – Many of the great athletes who wore the East Pictou Blue Eagles’ blue and gold colours will be saluted on Saturday as part of the celebration of East Pictou Rural High School and Middle School. The school is closing as middle school students move into the Frank H. MacDonald school located next...

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Runners/walkers show ‘True Grit’

TRENTON — North Nova Education Centre honoured one of its own this year during the school’s annual True Grit road race in Trenton Park. The five- and 10-kilometre races honoured one of the school’s teachers, Wanda McKenna, who showed true grit in the past year facing illness. The race, originally created to support former NNEC...

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‘Sportsmanlike’ is a perfect fit

One of the most endearing relationships we can have in this life is with our siblings. Bestowing respect, offering support and extending love are ways we can treat them as we would want them to treat us. When we go out into the world in search of a career, our personal interests may change, but...

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Stingers U-12 girls’ ball champs

STELLARTON — The host Stellarton Stingers are Softball Nova Scotia Under-12 female champions. The Stingers answered an 8-1 loss earlier Sunday with a 10-0 victory over Cape Breton in the deciding game of the provincial championship at the Dorrington complex. Rylan Biron was the winning pitcher for the Stingers, who will represent the province at...

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Eyes focused on N.S. trio

Pictou County hockey fans certainly found out a decade and more ago what it was like to cheer on local players who were taking care of business in professional ranks. Former Weeks Midget teammates Jon Sim, Colin White and Derrick Walser, who combined for 1,486 National Hockey League games and three Stanley Cup championships between...

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MacKinnon values teamwork

TRENTON — Years of playing team sports and communicating sports’ value has led Melissa MacKinnon to her new post, she says. MacKinnon, who is originally from Trenton, was named the province’s associate deputy minister of communications last Thursday by Premier Stephen McNeil. “Playing for a team was really important,” she said. “Being around different people...

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