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Mackie family had large shoes to fill

My interest in the Mackie family — the one whose patriarch was the history-making hockey defenceman Irvine (Tiger) Mackie — began a very, very long time ago. Actually, it was before I was old enough to attend school. It had its beginning in the 1943-44 season. I was five years of age and my dad...

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Two people arrested for stealing copper wire

A six-month long investigation has resulted in charges against two Stellarton residents. In August 2019, police began receiving reports of thefts of copper wire from Nova Scotia Power (NSP) substations in Pictou County. Between October 2019 and February 2020, police responded to calls of break and enters into NSP substations continued with additional incidents outside...

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YMCA of Cape Breton closig Port Hawkesbury branch

PORT HAWKESBURY – By the end of February, there will be no YMCA branch here. On January 28, the Board of Directors of the YMCA of Cape Breton voted to close the YMCA of Cape Breton’s Port Hawkesbury branch effective February 22. The vote was made following an extensive review of the branch’s financial standing...

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Lawyer suspended indefinitely

PORT HAWKESBURY – A Port Hawkesbury lawyer and former president of the Nova Scotia Liberal Party has been suspended until further notice by the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society. Jason Boudrot had his practising certificate suspended pursuant to Section 37(1) and (2) of the Legal Profession Act, effective Oct. 31, one day after he resigned as...

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Scotians host Strait Pirates

TRENTON — The Pictou County Scotians will try and regain some momentum and even accounts with the Strait Pirates when they host them on Sunday in Trenton in their next Nova Scotia Junior Hockey League game. The game will start at 7 p.m. and is the Scotians’ only game this week. The Scotians managed just...

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RCMP arrests man, seizes drugs after search

PORT HAWKESBURY – Inverness County District RCMP arrested a man and seized a quantity of drugs after executing a search warrant on August 17. At approximately 1:30 p.m. on August 17, the RCMP executed a search warrant at a home in Port Hawkesbury and seized dexamphetamine, marijuana, marijuana plants, hashish and other evidence. As a...

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