County outlasts Halifax 7-5

A three-point weekend has lifted Pictou County Weeks Major Midgets’ spirits. Pictou County followed a 4-3 overtime loss to the host Valley Wildcats on Saturday by posting a 7-5 victory over the first-place Halifax McDonalds in Nova Scotia Major Midget Hockey League action on Sunday at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. “We had games where...

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Scotians drop pair of close contests

TRENTON — The Pictou County Scotians will host the East Hants Penguins on Sunday in Trenton after two close losses last weekend in the Nova Scotia Junior Hockey League. The game will start at 6 p.m. and will provide an opportunity for the Scotians to get back in the winning column. The Antigonish Bulldogs edged...

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MacDonald, Munroe eye triathlon events

NEW GLASGOW — Two local athletes are getting ready for triathlon events in Europe. Ryan Shaun MacDonald of Alma is competing in a half-ironman world championship triathlon in September in Nice, France, while Clare Munroe of Egerton plans to complete that event after taking part in the International Triathlon Union (ITU) world final in Lausanne,...

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MacDonald wins third Melmerby Triathlon

MELMERBY BEACH — Green Hill’s Ryan Shaun MacDonald has won his third Olympic race at the Melmerby Triathlon. MacDonald was unchallenged on Sunday as he crossed the finish line in two hours, six minutes and two seconds. He finished nearly six minutes ahead of Carl Ripley of no known address who finished second in 2:11:59....

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Ryan MacDonald set for Melmerby Triathlon

MELMERBY BEACH – Ryan Shaun MacDonald says he’s ready to defend his Melmerby Olympic Triathlon. The two-time champion is among those registered for the Olympics and other competitions based at Melmerby Beach on Sunday. MacDonald, who hails from Green Hill, helped to prepare for his race by winning the Porter’s Lake Sprint Triathlon on July...

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Crushers’ owners eye hockey season

New members of the Pictou County Weeks Crushers brain trust say they can’t wait for the season to start. Head coach Mike Danton and co-owners Scott Burden and Bruce Ryan were introduced on July 2 during a meet and greet session at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. “It’s exciting,” Danton said. “I’m very grateful for...

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Young Johnny Miles runners turn heads

NEW GLASGOW – It was a different day with a hint of a new running era during Johnny Miles running events. The full marathon lacked the drama Dave MacLennan delivered for so many years, but Scott Langille was the top local runner and placed seventh overall in a chip time three hours, 23 minutes and...

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Pulp mill receives focus report terms

ABERCROMBIE – An alternate pipe route is among items Nova Scotia Environment has sought among terms of reference for Northern Pulp’s preparation of a focus report. Outgoing Environment Minister Margaret Miller issued the nine-page document on Tuesday. Northern Pulp Nova Scotia Corporation and its parent company Paper Excellence Canada have a year to respond and...

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Crushers sold, to stay in Pictou County

The Pictou County Weeks Crushers have new owners. The Maritime Hockey League announced in a press release on Saturday that the Weeks Hockey Organization, which has owned the franchise for 16 years, has sold it to new owners Scott Burden of Halifax and Bruce Ryan of Corner Brook, N.L. Crushers’ team president Wade Sullivan said...

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Ryan third in Ironman 70.3 race

GREEN HILL — Local cycling and triathlon enthusiasts are celebrating, knowing that Ryan Shaun MacDonald has returned home with third-place honours at a renowned long-distance triathlon. The local athlete known more for his cycling in his younger years has taken on triathlons with gusto and provided more evidence by finishing third overall and first among...

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