House of Cards

STELLARTON — Bobby Orr. Muhammad Ali. Dale Earnhardt. Marge Simpson. What do they all have in common? Ultimately, not too much. Not much, that is, unless you visit Tom Connors’s home in Stellarton. There, among his collection of a half-million sports and collector cards you will find one of hockey’s greatest players, the man who...

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Bye-bye 2019: Welcome to a new decade!

To quote Charles Dickens: It was the best of times, it was the worst of times … The last year has seen trials and tribulations, victories and defeats, highs and lows. There was an increased awareness of environmentalism, less certainty about the future, a federal election, a year since the legalization of cannabis … all...

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Man, 74, dies in vehicle crash

STELLARTON – Police are still investigating a fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred on December 30 on Weir Avenue. Chief Mark Hobeck confirmed today that a 74-year-old man was discovered pinned under the vehicle. He was the lone victim of the crash. Hobeck said the man’s name was being withheld while family members remained to...

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Little hope for viability of town rink: Expert

STELLARTON — Hope is fading for keeping the aging Stellarton rink open. That’s according to a report the town just received from Art Sutherland, an expert in rink refrigeration systems who worked in more than 300 ice rinks across North America over the last 42 years since growing up in Stellarton. The president of Accent...

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Learning the ropes

Grade four students from GR Saunders Elementary School took part in a mock council meeting in Town of Stellarton council chambers. The exercise was brought on by a letter from the students asking why the name of a street was spelled differently on two street signs....

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Tinsel Town display

Patrick Mullally was busy preparing one the displays of trees and buildings being created for Tiny Tinseltown, being hosted by the Museum of Industry in Stellarton. The display is scheduled from December 2 to 20, Monday to Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 pm and 1 to 5 pm on Sunday. Admission is free. (Goodwin photo)...

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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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