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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Builders eye hall of fame induction

PICTOU — Two inductees into the Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame in the builder category are offering their thoughts as the date approaches. Alvin Sinclair and Roger Swarbrick are two of the six being inducted during ceremonies on Oct. 19 starting at 2 p.m. in Westville. The other four are Barry Wisener, Eben...

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My connection to the Steeltown

I have never lived a day of my life in Trenton, never slept there for a single night. Yet the old Steeltown has always had a special place in my heart. For several reasons. Growing up in neighbouring New Glasgow, with the family summer cottage at Rustico Beach in Pictou Landing, I drove and was...

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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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Olympic theme to track and field awards

STELLARTON – Awards presentations provided an opportunity to draw a parallel between the ups challenges that occur for Pictou County Athletics members and those pursuing success at the Olympics. Athletics head coach Pat Carty congratulated the athletes who participated during the society’s annual summer season-ending awards banquet at the Pioneer Coal Athletic Field. “Think of...

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