Local curling clubs receive donations from Pinty’s Grand Slam

Local curling clubs saw a huge boost to their operations with a cash donation to each club. The funds are as a result of their volunteer help at the Pinty’s Grand Slam Curling event held in November at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Representatives from the Westville Curling Club, Stellar Curling Club in Stellarton, New...

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Bye-bye 2019: Welcome to a new decade!

To quote Charles Dickens: It was the best of times, it was the worst of times … The last year has seen trials and tribulations, victories and defeats, highs and lows. There was an increased awareness of environmentalism, less certainty about the future, a federal election, a year since the legalization of cannabis … all...

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Local impact mixed from “Grand Slam”

PICTOU — Some local businesses saw benefits from the recent Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Holiday Inn Express manager Alayna Munroe welcomed the event, which filled the hotel near the Wellness Centre. “It’s great to showcase Pictou County — we could have it every year,” she said. “The more...

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Countdown’s on to Grand Slam of Curling

Organizers of Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling say they feel the event will help raise the sport’s profile in Pictou County. Jim Nix and Donalda Buckingham co-chair the host committee for the Slam event that will takes place from Nov. 5 to 10 on both ice surfaces at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. The Slam...

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Homan, Gushue leading Tier 1 competitions

NEW GLASGOW – Ahead of its debut in Pictou County, Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling has unveiled the draw schedule for both the Tier I and Tier II teams competing in the 2019 KIOTI Tractor Tour Challenge. This event is taking place Nov. 5-10 at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Defending champion Team Homan (Ottawa)...

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