Men of the Deeps at Westray commemoration

The acclaimed Men of the Deeps performed in front of a full house at the Museum of Industry in Stellarton on the evening of May 9, 2017 as part of the 25th anniversary of Westray commemoration....

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Westray remembered at dawn

NEW GLASGOW — A memorial march and service on Tuesday morning began a day of events to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Westray coal mine disaster. More than 200 people marched to the Westray Miners Memorial Park for the service beside the monument that is dedicated to the 26 miners who died on May...

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Matheson prepares for evening service

NEW GLASGOW – Preparing to mark the 25th anniversary of the Westray mine disaster has unearthed many memories for Glen Matheson. Now retired, Matheson was a minister at First Presbyterian Church and one of the pastors who were busy actively comforting people after the explosion that killed 26 miners on May 9, 1992. He’s been...

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Scotians stun Miners twice

TRENTON — The Pictou County Scotians have turned some heads by winning the first two games of their playoff round against the Junior Miners of Cape Breton. The Scotians followed a 3-2 victory in the first game in Membertou by taking a 2-0 lead in the series with a 3-1 victory on Sunday in Trenton....

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Scotians advance to face Miners

TRENTON – The Pictou County Scotians have extended their season. The Scotians will face the Junior Miners of Cape Breton in the Nova Scotia Junior Hockey League’s Sid Rowe Division final series that will begin sometime this week. The schedule had not yet been determined at press time. The Scotians advanced by burying the Antigonish...

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Scotians vault into third place

TRENTON — The Pictou County Scotians are winding down their regular season in the Nova Scotia Junior Hockey League with games against the Antigonish Bulldogs and Cumberland County Blues. The Scotians enhanced their chances of finishing in second place in the Sid Rose Division after shutting out the Antigonish Bulldogs 4-0 in a re-scheduled game...

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Scotians set sights on Miners

TRENTON – The Pictou County Scotians will continue their playoff drive in the Nova Scotia Junior Hockey League with two games against the Jr. Miners of Cape Breton this week. The teams will meet on Saturday in Membertou before Sunday’s game in Trenton starting at 7 p.m. The Miners lead the league’s Sid Rowe Division...

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Scotians test Miners twice in NSHJL action

TRENTON – The Pictou County Scotians are preparing for two games this weekend against the Jr. Miners from Cape Breton in Nova Scotia Junior Hockey League action. The teams will meet on Saturday in Membertou before the Scotians host a game starting at 7 p.m. on Sunday in Trenton. The Miners lead the League’s Sid...

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Scotians player recovering from major on-ice injuries

TRENTON – A member of the Pictou County Scotians sidelined with serious head and body injuries from an on-ice hit in a game in Trenton last Sunday is resuming his recovery at home. Centre Luke Spicer was released from hospital under conditions that include bed rest at his home in the Halifax Regional Municipality. “He...

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