Mariners enter age group swim meet

PICTOU — Members of the Pictou County Mariners Swim Team have qualified to compete this weekend at the Swim Nova Scotia Top 16 holiday countdown meet in Truro. Fifteen Mariners swimmers who took part in an age group development meet last weekend in Halifax collectively achieved personal best times in 80 per cent of swims,...

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Relay for Life growing

More than $61,000 was raised at the Pictou County Relay for Life over the weekend. Twenty-seven teams signed up for the relay this year, an increase over last, with Jeana’s Girls named the top fundraising team of the event with $17,785. The team received the Marilyn DeCoste award, a newly named award in honour of...

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A major reward to Colin White

I love a story like Colin White’s. The New Glasgow hockey defenceman did something no Pictou County hockey player ever did before him. He played on two Stanley Cup championship teams. For the record, he helped the New Jersey Devils win the coveted silverware in the 1999-2000 season. Then he did it a second time...

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Routes to Riches taking second spin around county

Buckle up and get ready for The Great Pictou County Routes to Riches Race — round two. This is Pictou County Roots for Youth’s second annual Routes to Riches fundraiser. Date is July 15 – same weekend as last year. And the organizers couldn’t be more excited to get their motors runnin’. “We are ecstatic...

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CIBC Run for the Cure surpasses last year’s total

TRENTON – A sea of pink flooded Trenton Park on Sunday for the fourth annual Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure in Pictou County. The event surpassed last year’s total of funds raised by more than $2,000 with a total of $37,029.91 raised by the 285 participants, which were also up from...

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