Curling Day clinics at four local clubs

NEW GLASGOW – You’ve seen how the pros do it, now’s your chance to give it a try. Last week during the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling at the Pictou County Wellness Centre, more than 60 teams of professional athletes demonstrated the fun, sportsmanship and camaraderie of the game. And now, you can see what...

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Amby Heighton remembered for police, community service

STELLARTON — Amby Heighton’s passing has prompted tributes from those, including Stellarton Mayor Danny MacGillivray. Former town police chief Ambrose James ‘Amby’ Heighton, who served on the town’s police force for 44 years, died on October 21. He was 69. MacGillivray said, “The town is very sad to see his passing. He recalled when he...

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Memories from an old scrapbook …

I was very fortunate to be able to borrow an old scrap book from Raymond Gregory who is a long time friend from Pictou. To me it was like finding buried treasure that was hidden years ago. I would like to share some very interesting material taken from that treasure. There were 10 beautiful young...

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Al Muir sees People’s Party growth ahead

Now that the federal election is over, Al Muir is concentrating on what comes next. The People’s Party of Canada candidate for Central Nova said the party is still young and he believes they were misrepresented during the campaign, which he thinks held them back. “We’ve got nothing but growth ahead of us. It’s that...

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Bus travel close to reality

Travel between Stellarton and New Glasgow for those with no means of transportation is just about a reality with a fixed route bus service. At both Stellarton and New Glasgow’s committee of the whole meetings last week, councils voted in favour of proceeding with the three-year pilot project that will provide a bus route between...

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Nova Scotia Spirit Co. to offer even more Blue Lobsters through 3.4M capital expansion

STELLARTON – Nova Scotia Spirit Co. is expanding its production. The company announced a $3,395,000 capital expansion today. The expansion will focus on increasing Blue Lobster Vodka Soda production capacity from approximately 4,000 cans per hour to 12,000 cans per hour. This capacity increase will also allow the company to offer a number of new...

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Dog agiity preliminaries

Sarah LeBlanc was busy Friday morning focusing on the course for competitions later that day during the 2019 UKI Canadian Open Championship at the William M. Sobey Soccer Complex in Stellarton. Dog owners like LeBlanc memorize the course by walking it without their dogs. The competitions will continue through the weekend until the finals on...

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Stingers win U-14 honours; U-16 team ends up third

STELLARTON — There was victory on the road and consolation at home on Sunday for two Stellarton Stingers female softball teams. The Under-14 Stingers went undefeated as they captured the Softball Nova Scotia championship in their age group at Highland Park, N.S. Kiara Allen was the winning pitcher as the Stingers opened with a 15-3...

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Gillis graces awards night

STELLARTON — Athletes need to make sure their achievements in competition exceed their performance in practice, Eric Gillis says. Gillis, who is from Antigonish and ran for Canada in the 2008, 2012 and 2016 Summer Olympics, was guest speaker last Thursday at Pictou County Athletics’ annual awards night at their facility in Stellarton. He is...

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Pictou Advocate sports

Billy Werber and the church roof

Sixty-one years have whizzed by — almost a lifetime to many — since the Stellarton Albions played their ninth and final season in the legendary import-laden Halifax and District Baseball League. It was long ago. We were in the early stages of black and white TV, computers and cell phones were unheard of, and the...

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