Pop tab collection for quarter of a century

Few people truly have a reputation that precedes them and is as glowing as that of Archie Kontuk. For about 25 years, Kontuk has been diligently collecting pop tabs by the pound to raise money for those who need wheelchairs or help of just about any kind. He began collecting the tabs after he saw...

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Forbes curlers runners-up

NEW GLASGOW — It was not to be for the host Bluenose Curling Club team. Devin Forbes’ team of mate Mike MacKenzie, second Philip Sutherland and lead Kathy McIsaac won their first two games but ended up second best to the winning team skipped by Trendal Hubley-Bolivar from the Lakeshore Curling Club during the 2018...

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Forbes skips wheelchair curlers

NEW GLASGOW — The foursome skipped by Devin Forbes has returned to help Bluenose Curling Club once again to host the 2018 provincial wheelchair curling championship this weekend. The club is hosting what is called Harding Medical Wheelchair Curling Championship from Friday through Sunday. Bluenose is hosting the three-team event for the third time. The...

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A mile in someone else’s wheelchair

Pictou County officials got a new outlook on life last week as they took the time to spend a few hours in someone else’s shoes… or wheelchair. During a walkabout with some members of an Aging Well Together Coalition, elected officials and other town employees got a feel for what every day can be like...

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Melmerby raising accessibility concerns

A recent trip to Melmerby Beach ended in disappointment for a Pictou County resident and her son. Karen Seeley-Lowe and her son Jordan Lowe, 18, took a trip to the beach last week only to find the provincial park inaccessible for Jordan, who is wheelchair-bound. As they arrived at the beach, Seeley-Lowe noticed that the...

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Bluenose hosts wheelchair curling

NEW GLASGOW – The Bluenose Curling Club is hosting the 2017 Nova Scotia wheelchair curling championship from Friday through Sunday. This is the second time that the event has been hosted outside the Halifax area and there will be three teams competing for the provincial title, with the winner advancing to the National Wheelchair Curling...

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