Rings of excitement

Liz Munro, left, and Alex Skoke sensed the rings of excitement on Wednesday during the televised hockey game featuring Blayne Turnbull and her Canadian teammates against the U.S. in women’s Olympic action in South Korea. (Goodwin photo)...

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Residents amass 36,748 kms

LISMORE — More than 100 people combined to complete nearly 37,000 kilometres worth of physical activity during the Lismore Fitness challenge. Some of the participants gathered on Sunday at the Lismore Hall, where organizer Don Butler officially shared the total of 36,748 kilometres. The goal was 40,000, or the equivalent of the return distance from...

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Wishing our Olympian luck

EDIT: extra video added to this post.See below. Stellarton resident Blayre Turnbull is off to the Olympics in South Korea on the women’s hockey team. The Advocate gathered well wishes from the county for our very own Olympian. FEB 8 UPDATE: Oh dear! in the scramble to assemble everything for our big feature it appears that...

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Special Olympics members honoured

HALIFAX — Awards in three categories were presented to local athletes and volunteers last Wednesday as Special Olympics Nova Scotia honoured winners of its 2017 provincial awards presented at the Annual Special Olympics Nova Scotia Inspired Gala. Pictou County curlers were named team of the year, while Daniel MacLeod was tabbed as male athlete of...

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Hall of Famers enjoy ball game

NEW GLASGOW — A one-of-a-kind softball game featured teams representing Highland Community Residential Services and member of a hall of fame Special Olympics softball team on Sunday at the New Glasgow Kinsmen Complex. The game was organized as part of the 40th anniversary celebrations for HCRS and was a way to honour past inductees of...

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Locals win Special Olympics Summer Games medals

ANTIGONISH — Pictou County athletes achieved a sizable medal haul last weekend during the 2017 Nova Scotia Special Olympics Summer Games in Antigonish. Thirty local athletes took part in the Games, competing in five of the eight sports featured: track, bocce, swimming, golf, rhythmic gymnastics, basketball, soccer and softball. The Games began on Friday and...

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Martin wins Winter Games gold

NEW GLASGOW – Daniel Martin has set a milestone. Local Special Olympics supporters are celebrating Martin’s double-medal performance this week at the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games in Austria where he earned a silver medal on Wednesday before capturing a gold medal on Thursday in separate snowshoeing events. “Daniel can now say he is...

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Floor hockey team wins gold

KENTVILLE – The Pictou County Orange Crushers won the gold medal among events involving Special Olympics Pictou County athletes last weekend at the 2017 Nova Scotia Special Olympics Winter Games at Camp Aldershot. The Crushers posted two wins and one loss in round-robin play and defeated Yarmouth 6-4 in the final. They were among 24 athletes from Pictou County and...

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Sharpe family honoured today

NEW GLASGOW — The Sharpe family from Pictou County will be recognized and will be giving the keynote address today at the 2017 Special Olympics Nova Scotia Gala in Halifax. Part of their presentation will trace their son Evan from when he joined the local swim team 10 years ago. Soon after, every family member...

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Shootouts shouldn’t decide champions

I’m going to make my point right off the bat. Or, in hockey terms, before the puck is dropped. I don’t like hockey games – particularly games when a championship is on the line – being decided by shootouts. At any level, in any league, in any competition. Okay, when shootouts were first introduced by...

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