Four judges appointed to Supreme Court Family Division

The Nova Scotia Supreme Court welcomes four new judges to its Family Division, the first step in the move toward a single, unified court for all family law matters in the province. Federal Justice Minister David Lametti made the announcement in a news release Monday morning. The Hon. Justice Raymond A. Morse was appointed to...

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Mabel Murple, dolls, and writing through grief

RIVER JOHN — It’s been a whirlwind of a few months for local author and poet Sheree Fitch. From the third season of Mabel Murple’s Book Shoppe and Dreamery, to the publication of a new book, Fitch has been kept on her toes. She even collaborated with a Maritime business in the launch of board...

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Jr. A Crushers blank Capitals 2-0

Andrew MacLeod posted his third shutout of the season, while the Pictou County Weeks Crushers got goals from Dallas Farrell and Jake Martin en route to a 2-0 victory over the Summerside Western Capitals on Thursday at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. MacLeod stopped all 40 shots he faced from the Capitals, while the Crushers...

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Court upholds PC ferry fee appeal

HALIFAX – The Progressive Conservative caucus’s application to have management fees regarding the Yarmouth ferry upheld by the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal.  “We launched this lawsuit to fight for answers for Nova Scotians,” said PC leader Tim Houston. “The government has tried to frustrate the process at every step, but with this decision behind...

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Jr. A Crushers become road warriors

The Pictou County Weeks will play five of their next six MHL games on the road. The rare rash of road games developed from the Crushers’ usual Thursday home date falling on Halloween. That prompted scheduling no game this week and the following Thursday due to Pinty’s Grand Slam of curling being played at on...

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Crushers bow in Peewee AAA final

YARMOUTH – The West Hants Warriors are Nova Scotia Mainland Peewee AAA Hockey League Champions. The Warriors edged the Pictou County Crushers 2-1 in overtime on Sunday in the final game of the league championship tournament. The Crushers, Warriors and host Yarmouth Mariners were among teams in the events that also included the Antigonish Bulldogs,...

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Yarmouth teams stick curling winners

NEW GLASGOW — Two Yarmouth teams have won their respective divisions in Harding Medical Nova Scotia Stick Curling Championships. The Yarmouth tandem of Pauline Bullerwell and Diane Mallinson was tops among 10 women’s teams that included the pairing of Kathy Walker and Jane Marshall from the host Bluenose Curling Club. Paul Doucet and Dave MacDougal...

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Crushers to host MHL Showcase

NEW GLASGOW – The Pictou County Weeks Crushers have been selected as hosts for the third annual Maritime Hokey League Showcase on October 8 and 9 at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. The showcase is an opportunity for all 12 MHL teams to play in one designated area so that college and professional hockey scouts...

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By Pat Healey   ELMSDALE: The first-ever Electrical Vehicle (EV) charging station was officially launched Monday, June 25, next to the Tim Hortons in the Elmsdale Shopping Centre. N.S. Power, Emera, and project partners including Kings-Hants Liberal MP Scott Brison and Hants East MLA Margaret Miller, the Minister of N.S. Natural Resources, gathered to celebrate...

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Team Nova Scotia gets first medal

Ryan Shay’s silver-medal effort last night gave Team Nova Scotia its first medal at the 2017 Canada Games. “It wasn’t my farthest throws,” said Yarmouth’s Shay, after the sweltering early evening event (July 31). “But considering the heat, I did alright. I’ve got shot put on Friday night and hope it is cooler. I hope...

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