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Showing news for the month of September , 2014

FERRY SERVICE REDUCED DUE TO MECHANICAL ISSUES
Monday 1st September 2014
Mechanical problems with the MV Confederation have taken it out of service for today, leaving the Northumberland Ferries with just the MV Holiday Island in service for today. As a result, the ferry service is running a reduced schedule. The 8:00 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 2:45 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. crossings from Wood Islands are all cancelled, along with the 9:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. crossings from Caribou.


LOCAL SPORTS SEPTEMBER 1
Monday 1st September 2014

It was a solid start to the preseason for the Weeks Jr. A Crushers over the weekend with a pair of victories over the Summerside Western Capitals. The Crushers needed overtime to get the 6-5 win on Saturday afternoon in Summerside, with the winner completing the hat trick for Daniel Walsh. Walsh added another goal and two assists on Sunday in a 4-1 home victory. The Crushers have two more preseason games this week – a home and home set with the Truro Bearcats. The game on Tuesday in Truro will be played in the Colchester Legion Stadium as the Rath Eastlink Community Centre is not ready to open for the season. The return match will be held at the Wellness Centre on Thursday.

The Pictou County Female Hockey Association plans to host seven Subway Selects teams this season– Novice, Atom A, Pee Wee A, Pee Wee AA, Bantam A, Bantam AA, Midget A. All Pictou County female players must register for tryouts at a general registration at the NSCC cafeteria on Saturday, Sept. 6 from 9am-noon or on Tuesday, Sept. 9 from 6:30-9pm . Players who do not register during the general registration will not be permitted to attend tryouts, and will not be placed on a team unless a spot is available. (The Novice team is an exception & will be made up of the first 17 girls who register. No tryouts will take place at this level) Registration for tryouts is $60 per player (non-refundable). Final decisions on how many teams will be formed will be based on registration numbers, so it’s important to sign up for evaluations. For more information about the Subway Selects female hockey program, visit www.pcmha.com.

Shaun MacDonald was the overall winner at the Trap Stright Memorial Regatta, held at the Pictou Yacht Club over the weekend. MacDonald won two of the four races in the regatta, giving him the best overall ranking. Bill Stright and Peter Scott rounded out the top three, and were the other two single race winners.

Pictou County Lightning Club is now accepting Coaches' Resumes for our Skills Sessions and Competitive teams for the upcoming season. These are volunteer positions that will require some degree of time commitment for the coaches. The club provides basketball opportunities to Junior Mini, Mini, Bantam, Midget and Juvenile levels for both Female and Male players. Please submit your resumes denoting the age bracket and gender you are interested in coaching to allan.floyd@pclightning.ca by Wednesday September 8th at noon. The club is also accepting player registrations for the 2014/2015 season. Registration is today and tomorrow from 1:00 to 4:00 PM at the Pictou County Wellness Center. Annual membership is $20. There will be skills sessions provided, first round will be 5 weeks in duration, starting September 13th, and will be free to members.  Competitive teams will be formed after the skills sessions from those interested in competitive play.  The Club operates around the school season with limited activity during school.  For info contact allan.floyd@pclightning.ca.

The Peewee AA Provincial Baseball Championships were held in Stellarton over the weekend, and the Yarmouth Gateways came away as the winning team. Congratulations to the Albions on a great job as hosts, and an excellent overall season.

The Jimmy Hawboldt/Fred Lays, Sr. Memorial Road Race is today. Race registration opens at 8:30 a.m. at the Westville Civic Building. There will be a $15 fee per person, which includes race clothing. The children’s events in Victoria Park are free. The one-mile race will begin at 9:30 a.m. and the five-mile at 10 a.m.

Pictou Recreation Aquatics is now taking registration for the Fall Session of Red Cross Swim Lessons available on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday evenings or Saturday morning. The lesson begin the week of Sept. 10th and run for 8 weeks.Register or for more information, please call the pool at 485-5301 OR aquatics@townofpictou.com

North Nova has its training & try-out schedules in place. The soccer training camp for both girls and boys teams will take place on Sept 3rd, 4th, and 5th from 4-6pm at the school's field. Baseball tryouts at the Kinsmen Field in New Glasgow will be September 3rd at 2pm and on September 8th at 4pm. Cross-country team training starts September 3rd at 3:30pm at NNEC. North Nova Girls volleyball training camp scheduled for Sept 8th and 10th from 3:30-5:30pm in the school gym. Golf Team tryouts will take place on September 8th & 9th at 4pm at Abercrombie Golf Club for both boys and girls. The first North Nova boys hockey team tryouts will take place on Sept 13th at 6:15pm at the Wellness Centre. For more information- contact Athletic Director Shane Hampton at 902-755-8180.

The third annual Jack Rabbit Run will take place in Bible Hill this coming Sunday, September 7. The 5km and 10km run is held in support of the Colchester Community Workshops, which is a non profit organization dedicated to the development of individuals with intellectual disabilities. Registration is $30, which will be waived with the collection of $100 in pledges. Registration can be done online through atlanticchip.ca.

You can register now for the 3rd Annual Charity Golf Tournament for the Pictou County S.P.C.A. At the Glen Lovat Golf Course on Sunday, September 21. It's a 4 Player Team format and costs $360.00 per team or $90.00 per person. To register call 759-9277, 396-3595 or e-mail vince@boballens.com (Registration closes Sept 10)

The Sobeys Indoor Sports Complex will be starting an indoor paintball league starting October 12 which will consist of three person teams. Anyone interested in joining can contact Gary at the Sobeys Indoor Complex for details or email sobeyssoccer@gmail.com

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