Have a healthy Holiday season

Tis the season for celebration! Since many holiday gatherings are focused on food, you might find it difficult not to overindulge. Our team of Sobeys Dietitians are here to help you enjoy the season without losing sight of your health goals. It’s all about balancing fun, food and activity. What’s your party plan? Here are...

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Camping season is here!

Almost all Nova Scotia provincial day-use parks and several camping parks will open on Friday, May 19. The rest of the camping parks, as well as their day-use areas, will open in early June. Park users should check the provincial parks website for park opening dates. Reservations for camping sites can be made by phone,...

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Rugby season revving up

NEW GLASGOW — High school rugby teams have begun their 2017 spring season. It is a time of expectation for both the North Nova Gryphons and Northumberland Nighthawks male and female teams as they position themselves for the playoffs. There is even higher drama this season, with the Northumberland Region hosting both the male and...

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Golfers enjoy early season

ABERCROMBIE — Golfing in April may be rare in Pictou County, which is why golfers appreciate it when golf clubs open this early. Margo and Terry Hilchey were among those who took advantage of the early opening and pleasant weather conditions at Abercrombie Country Club. The retired educators who reside in Braeshore have time to...

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First crossing of the season

Northumberland Ferries Limited resumed its service between Wood Islands, P.E.I. and Caribou, N.S. today. Traffic was light initially for the service that ends in late December. The Confederation is the sole ferry currently operating. The Holiday Island is docked in Caribou while work continues to prepare it for voyages during the prime traffic season. (Goodwin...

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Scotians open junior hockey season with Pirates, Colts

TRENTON – The Pictou County Scotians are beginning their 2016-17 regular season in the Nova Scotia Junior Hockey League. The Scotians will host the Cole Harbour Colts at 7 p.m. on Sunday at the Pictou County Wellness Centre after opening their regular season tonight against the Strait Pirates in Port Hawkesbury. The Pirates edged the...

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Storm prepares for female hockey season

The Subway Northern Storm have scheduled a series of on-ice and off-ice times to help the team get ready for the 2016-17 season in the Nova Scotia Female Midget AAA Hockey League. The tryouts also represent a way for the coaching staff to decide what the team’s roster will look like when the regular season...

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