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YMCA offers Tri Club starting May 27

The Pictou County YMCA plans to introduce a Y Tri Club Indoor “Y Not Tri?” triathlon program on May 27. It will illustrate to young people, 12 years old and under, the swimming, biking and running disciplines associated with triathlons. The indoor triathlon started in 2016 by a group of volunteers to gain more interest...

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Special honour for Ava Foote

It was a special day for Ava Foote. The diminutive female hockey player who has overcome severe injury received a Hockey Canada Ambassador award on Friday during a presentation at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. “I’m proud and thrilled for her,” Foote’s father Jeremy Foote said. “It’s overwhelming,” Foote’s mother Angela Foote said afterward. “We’re...

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Women’s hockey has come of age

Women’s hockey? Way, way back, in the early 1920s I’m told, a provincial league operated for two or three years, featuring teams from New Glasgow, Amherst, Springhill, Glace Bay and Sydney. It was considered nothing more than a fad, and disappeared as quickly as it was organized. Women’s hockey? When I was five and six...

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