Evelyn McKay celebrates 95th birthday

January 3 marked a very special occasion at Union Presbyterian Church, Thorburn, when the congregation honoured Evelyn McKay on her 95th birthday. The celebration was complete with birthday cake and many expressions of good wishes. McKay grew up in New Glasgow, the eldest of five children, where she attended Westminster Church and sang in the...

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MacGregor throws hat into political arena

Longtime activist and community volunteer Donna MacGregor is announcing her candidacy in the upcoming municipal election for District 10, Thorburn and area. MacGregor is a single mom and lifelong resident of District 10. She is an administrative assistant with Chignecto-Central Regional Centre for Education who has spent the last 30 years serving the students and...

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From East Pictou to years in NHL

To test your hockey knowledge with a Pictou County angle, I’m beginning 2020 — the year, not anyone’s eyesight — with a trivia question. Be careful. It may seem easy, but perhaps it’s not. What graduate of East Pictou Rural High School has the record for most years spent with NHL teams? Got it already?...

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RCMP arrest man for impaired driving following collision

Pictou District RCMP arrested a 43-year-old man for impaired driving following a collision in Thorburn. On October 7 at approximately 7:40 p.m., the RCMP responded to a single-vehicle collision on Marsh Road. Investigation at the scene resulted in the driver of the vehicle involved being arrested for impaired operation of a conveyance and operating a conveyance with a...

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RCMP investigate stabbing

MERIGOMISH – Pictou County RCMP are investigating a stabbing that took place early this morning at a residence in Merigomish. When they arrived at the scene after responding at 3:30 a.m., police located a 30-year-old man suffering from multiple stab wounds. The suspect, a 37-year-old man from Thorburn, fled the scene on foot into a...

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RCMP nab three impaired drivers within 12 hours

Pictou County District RCMP have arrested three men for impaired driving within a 12-hour period on May 28. At approximately 12:50 a.m., Pictou District RCMP responded to a motor vehicle collision on Highway 106 near Granton. The 26-year-old male driver from Colchester County was transported to hospital for injuries sustained in the collision. The investigation...

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Maybe softball helped him, too

Throughout my life, human interest stories have caught my attention. Not just stories in the sports world, but stories in our communities and beyond. Stories about life. Sure, most of my career has been in sports, writing about athletes, telling their stories, pointing out their successes, commenting on their victories and their championships. Most of...

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Nighthawks boys’ hockey winners

TRENTON — The Northumberland Nighthawks will contest the Northumberland Region boy’s high school hockey championship. Ben MacDonald scored twice and Brayden LeBlanc collected the shutout during the Nighthawks’ 3-0 victory over the North Nova Gryphons in the deciding game of their best-of-three regional semifinal playoff series last Friday in Trenton. Cal Maxner also scored for...

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Man charged with serious assault

LINACY – On January 28, Pictou District RCMP responded to a complaint of a serious assault which occurred inside a home on Merigomish Road in Linacy. A 17-year old male was found inside the home and had sustained serious head and facial injuries. He was taken to hospital by ambulance. The suspect was a 23-year-old...

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Westville wins Larade-Gallant event

PICTOU — The Westville Crushers have won the 2019 Adam Larade-Teresa Gallant Memorial hockey tournament. Chace Campbell, Johnny Leudy, Jacob Munroe, Carson MacDonald and Eli Seymour scored for the Miners as they defeated Trenton 5-3 in the championship game on Sunday at the Hector Arena in Pictou. Josh Wood scored twice and Brody Fanning once...

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