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LOCAL SPORTS ROUND UP – OCTOBER 25
Saturday 25th October 2014

The Weeks Jr A Crusher had a 6-3 victory over the Amherst Ramblers Thursday night at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. The Crushers now have a five point lead in the Eastlink Division over the second place Valley Wildcats and a six point lead on the third place Truro Bearcats, who will be the Crushers next opponents. That game goes tonight (October 25) at the Rath Eastlink Community Centre, and you can hear it live on Classic Rock 97.9 starting with the pre-game show at 6:45pm.

The Scotsburn Major Bantams will be hosting two games this weekend as they entertain Pro Hockey Harbour Storm at 7:30 tonight and Landworks Gulls at 12:15 tomorrow.  Both games will be played at the Wellness Center.  Come Support the 2nd place bantams as they make their move to take over first in the provincial major bantam league.  Admission is $5.

The Weeks Major Midgets will be spending the weekend in Bridgewater, as they will play a pair of games against the South Shore Mustangs at the Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre. The Weeks come into the weekend in fifth place in the 8-team Nova Scotia Major Midget hockey League, two points behind Newbridge Academy, three points back of the Mustangs, and four behind Cole Harbour.

Twenty-eight female hockey teams in four age divisions are in Pictou County this weekend for the 2nd Annual Subway Cup. The tournament will see some of the top female teams in the maritime region competing in the Midget AAA, Bantam AA, Peewee AA and Atom A divisions. Games started Friday morning and run through Sunday using both sheets of ice at the Wellness Centre, as well as some games being played in the Hector Arena in Pictou. More information on the tournament can be found at http://www.sport.ca/tournament/index.php?tournament=116 .

The Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers have a pair of home games this weekend, as they will be hosting the Cole Harbour Storm Saturday at 7:30pm at the Wellness Centre, then the Bay Gulls will visit the Wellness Centre Sunday afternoon at 12:15pm. The Crushers currently sit in second place in the NSMBHL, just one point behind the Nova Jr X-Men from Antigonish in the battle for first.

The North Nova Gryphon's Boys Hockey team will be holding a fundraising bottle drive in the town of New Glasgow today. If you have bottles you would like to have picked up, please call or text Tony at 902-928-8280, or you can also drop the bottles off at the school during those same hours.

Meanwhile, the NRHS Nighthawks will host the Hants East Tigers at 6:00 PM tonight at the Westville Miners Sports Center.

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca


LOCAL SPORTS ROUND UP – OCTOBER 24
Friday 24th October 2014

The newest Weeks Jr A Crusher had a goal and an assist, as Ryan Caswell was named the game's third star in the Crushers' 6-3 victory over the Amherst Ramblers last night at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Cole Murphy led the way with one goal and three assists, while Justin Ritcey earned his third win in goal in as many starts this season. The Crushers now have a five point lead in the Eastlink Division over the second place Valley Wildcats and a six point lead on the third place Truro Bearcats, who will be the Crushers next opponents. That game goes tomorrow night at the Rath Eastlink Community Centre, and you can hear it live on Classic Rock 97.9 starting with the pre-game show at 6:45pm.

The Weeks Major Midgets will be spending the weekend in Bridgewater, as they will play a pair of games against the South Shore Mustangs at the Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre. The Weeks come into the weekend in fifth place in the 8-team Nova Scotia Major Midget hockey League, two points behind Newbridge Academy, three points back of the Mustangs, and four behind Cole Harbour.

Twenty-eight female hockey teams in four age divisions are in Pictou County this weekend for the 2nd Annual Subway Cup. The tournament will see some of the top female teams in the maritime region competing in the Midget AAA, Bantam AA, Peewee AA and Atom A divisions. Games begin Friday morning and run through Sunday using both sheets of ice at the Wellness Centre, as well as some games being played in the Hector Arena in Pictou. More information on the tournament can be found at http://www.sport.ca/tournament/index.php?tournament=116 .

The Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers have a pair of home games this weekend, as they will be hosting the Cole Harbour Storm Saturday at 7:30pm at the Wellness Centre, then the Bay Gulls will visit the Wellness Centre Sunday afternoon at 12:15pm. The Crushers currently sit in second place in the NSMBHL, just one point behind the Nova Jr X-Men from Antigonish in the battle for first.

The Lady Nighthawks continued to prepare for hosting the NSSAF Provincial Championships by playing an exhibition match with the North Nova Gryphons. The game allowed both teams to get a run and to rehearse some set plays in anticipation of upcoming play-off games. NRHS used three goalkeepers in the game as Hannah Mertin, Lexie Trevors and Sarah-Wynn-Baudoux combined for seven saves in the 2-1 Lady Nighthawks victory over the Gryphons. Emily Mertin scored on a low drive to the far post to open the scoring. She was set up on a great ball switched from the right side by Olivia Fraser, while Olivia MacDonald also picked up an assist on the play. This was the lone goal of the opening half. The game was a see saw affair with both teams having spells of possession in the offensive end of the field. Midway through the second half Emily Mertin struck again with her second goal of the game on the half volley this time as Haley Smith served in a great cross after a ball played up from the back by sweeper Lauren Hale. Once again the Nighthawk defenders played a strong game until NNEC halved the lead with thirteen minutes to go in the game. Kelsey Robson, Leisha Dennis, Gaby Beland, and Alex Kampa-Plouffe held tight to deny any further damage. Amy Elliott nad Danielle McDonald had some great runs up front. The teams also practiced a shoot-out at the conclusion to again prepare for playoffs. NRHS converted 8 of their 10 penalty kicks while NNEC found the back of the net five times. In Qualifiers the NNEC Gryphons will play Citadel High with the winner adavancing to play Horton. The Lady Nighthawks wait to host the NSSAF Division 2 Girls High School Soccer Provincial Championship on Friday October 31st and Saturday November 1st at the Nighthawk Field in Alma. Competing teams will be announced after qualification this week-end to join the NRHS squad in the final four.

The North Nova Gryphon's Boys Hockey team will play their next home game tonight at the Trenton Arena against Dr.J H Gillis High School from Antigonish. Game time is 8:30 and admission is $4.00 for adults and $2.00 for students and seniors. Children under 12 are admitted free. The following day, Saturday, from 10am to 3pm the team will be holding a fundraising bottle drive in the town of New Glasgow. If you have bottles you would like to have picked up, please call or text Tony at 902-928-8280, or you can also drop the bottles off at the school during those same hours.

Meanwhile, the NRHS Nighthawks will host the Hants East Tigers at 6:00 PM tomorrow at the Westville Miners Sports Center.

The new season of the Labatt's Chediac Furniture Hockey League started with a pair of games at the Thorburn Rink last night. Whitey's Vikings defeated Can-Connect by a score of 9-5, followed by Dewtie's Excavating over Thistle Bar 8-7 in a shootout.

The St. Francis Xavier X-Women rugby team are two wins away from their 17th consecutive AUS Championship, and another berth in the CIS National Tournament. The X-Women, who went through the league schedule with a perfect 6-0 record and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 404-34, will play the St. Mary's Huskies in one semi-final match-up tomorrow at Acadia University. The other semi-final will see the hosts take on UPEI, with the winners going on to the gold medal game on Sunday. The AUS has one berth at this year's national championship tournament, which begins next Thursday at the University of Guelph.

The St. Francis Xavier X-Women hockey team will play a pair of games at home this weekend, hosting Dalhousie tonight at 7pm at the Keating Millennium Centre, before facing Mount Allison tomorrow afternoon at 2pm.

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca


LOCAL SPORTS ROUND UP – OCTOBER 21
Thursday 23rd October 2014

The Weeks Junior A Crushers announced a trade with the Summerside Western Capitals. Ryan Caswell, who spent the last two seasons in Amherst amassing 59 points in 90 games, before joining Summerside at the beginning of this season will now become a Crusher in exchange for prospects and draft picks. Coming to the Crushers with Caswell is a 4th round draft pick in 2015 in exchange for the rights to Parker Monaghan, Julien Galloway, a 2nd round pick in 2015 draft and future considerations. Caswell's first game with his new team will be against the Amherst Ramblers tonight at the Pictou County Wellness Centre at 7pm.

The Weeks Major Midgets will be spending the weekend in Bridgewater, as they will play a pair of games against the South Shore Mustangs at the Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre. The Weeks come into the weekend in fifth place in the 8-team Nova Scotia Major Midget hockey League, two points behind Newbridge Academy, three points back of the Mustangs, and four behind Cole Harbour.

In the Northern Nova Scotia High School Hockey league action, the NRHS Nighthawks will host the Hants East Tigers at 6:00 PM on Saturday, October 25 at the Westville Miners Sports Center.

Twenty-eight female hockey teams in four age divisions will be in Pictou County this weekend for the 2nd Annual Subway Cup. The tournament will see some of the top female teams in the maritime region competing in the Midget AAA, Bantam AA, Peewee AA and Atom A divisions. Games begin Friday morning and run through Sunday using both sheets of ice at the Wellness Centre, as well as some games being played in the Hector Arena in Pictou. More information on the tournament can be found at http://www.sport.ca/tournament/index.php?tournament=116 .

The Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers have a pair of home games this weekend, as they will be hosting the Cole Harbour Storm at 7:30pm at the Wellness Centre, then the Bay Gulls will visit the Wellness Centre Sunday afternoon at 12:15pm. The Crushers currently sit in second place in the NSMBHL, just one point behind the Nova Jr X-Men from Antigonish in the battle for first.

The North Nova Gryphon's Boys Hockey team will play their next home game this Friday at the Trenton Arena against Dr.J H Gillis High School from Antigonish. Game time is 8:30 and admission is $4.00 for adults and $2.00 for students and seniors. Children under 12 are admitted free. The following day, Saturday, from 10am to 3pm the team will be holding a fundraising bottle drive in the town of New Glasgow. If you have bottles you would like to have picked up, please call or text Tony at 902-928-8280, or you can also drop the bottles off at the school during those same hours.

The new season of the Labatt's Chediac Furniture Hockey League starts with a pair of games at the Thorburn Rink this Thursday.
6:40 - Whitey's Vikings vs Can-Connect
8:00 - Dewtie's Excavating. vs Thistle Bar

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca



TRENTON COUNCIL FORMALLY DECLINES MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING
Wednesday 22nd October 2014

At the beginning of the monthly meeting of Trenton Town Council yesterday, Mayor Glen MacKinnon read a prepared statement indicating that they would not be joining the Memorandum of Understanding. MacKinnon says Trenton remains willing to be a partner in studying regional governance, however the document as it currently stands is not in the best interest of the citizens of Trenton. The Towns of New Glasgow and Pictou, along with the Municipality of Pictou County, created the MOU after the province announced that it would not share in funding a regional governance study. The Town of Stellarton has since agreed to sign on to the MOU, while Trenton now joins Westville as municipal units which have opted out.

LOCAL SPORTS ROUND UP – OCTOBER 21 ***UPDATED***
Wednesday 22nd October 2014

The Weeks Junior A Crushers have announced a trade with the Summerside Western Capitals. Ryan Caswell, who spent the last two seasons in Amherst amassing 59 points in 90 games, before joining Summerside at the beginning of this season will now become a Crusher in exchange for prospects and draft picks. The exact contents of the package heading to Summerside has not been announced. Caswell's first game with his new team will be against the Amherst Ramblers tomorrow night at the Pictou County Wellness Centre at 7pm.

The Weeks Major Midgets will be spending the weekend in Bridgewater, as they will play a pair of games against the South Shore Mustangs at the Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre. The Weeks come into the weekend in fifth place in the 8-team Nova Scotia Major Midget hockey League, two points behind Newbridge Academy, three points back of the Mustangs, and four behind Cole Harbour.

The Pictou County Atom A Crushers took to the ice twice this past week-end against the Truro Bearcats. The Crushers dominated the first game in Truro with a final score of 10-3. Scoring for the Crushers were Peyton Clements (2), Seth Gallant (2), Lane Lochead, Ian Reynolds, Adam Farrell, Dylan Kontuk, Ben Wallace, and Reese Smith. Wallace and Farrell each had assists. The second game was on home ice for the Crushers. Despite the Bearcats putting on pressure in the third period, the Crushers sealed another win with a score of 9-5. Ben Wallace netted three goals. Peyton Clements and Adam Farrell both had two. Singles went to Cameron MacKinnon and Reese Smith. Assists went to MacKinnon (3), Clements (2), Smith (2), Wallace, Nikos Bonvie, Kontuk, Brendan Avery, and Lochead. Cole Battist and Jacob MacLeod shared the games between the posts. The Atom A Crushers travel to play Cumberland this Saturday.

In the Northern Nova Scotia High School Hockey league action, the NRHS Nighthawks will host the Hants East Tigers at 6:00 PM on Saturday, October 25 at the Westville Miners Sports Center.

Twenty-eight female hockey teams in four age divisions will be in Pictou County this weekend for the 2nd Annual Subway Cup. The tournament will see some of the top female teams in the maritime region competing in the Midget AAA, Bantam AA, Peewee AA and Atom A divisions. Games begin Friday morning and run through Sunday using both sheets of ice at the Wellness Centre, as well as some games being played in the Hector Arena in Pictou. More information on the tournament can be found at http://www.sport.ca/tournament/index.php?tournament=116 .

The Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers have a pair of home games this weekend, as they will be hosting the Cole Harbour Storm at 7:30pm at the Wellness Centre, then the Bay Gulls will visit the Wellness Centre Sunday afternoon at 12:15pm. The Crushers currently sit in second place in the NSMBHL, just one point behind the Nova Jr X-Men from Antigonish in the battle for first.

The North Nova Gryphon's Boys Hockey team will play their next home game this Friday at the Trenton Arena against Dr.J H Gillis High School from Antigonish. Game time is 8:30 and admission is $4.00 for adults and $2.00 for students and seniors. Children under 12 are admitted free. The following day, Saturday, from 10am to 3pm the team will be holding a fundraising bottle drive in the town of New Glasgow. If you have bottles you would like to have picked up, please call or text Tony at 902-928-8280, or you can also drop the bottles off at the school during those same hours.

The new season of the Labatt's Chediac Furniture Hockey League starts with a pair of games at the Thorburn Rink this Thursday.
6:40 - Whitey's Vikings vs Can-Connect
8:00 - Dewtie's Excavating. vs Thistle Bar

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca


LOCAL SPORTS ROUND UP – OCTOBER 19
Sunday 19th October 2014

The Pictou County Weeks Crushers weekend road trip ended on a high note after a big loss Friday night to the Woodstock Slammers 9-1. The Crushers edged the St. Stephen County Aces 4-3 last night in New Brunswick. The Crushers next game will be back at home to take on the Amherst Ramblers Thursday night at the Pictou County Wellness Centre.

The Weeks Major Midgets continue their home and home set with the Cape Breton West Islanders. Weeks lost last night's game 2-0 to the Islanders. The return match-up is set for this afternoon at 1pm at the Wellness Centre.

Hockey Canada has announced the roster for the Women's Four Nations Cup taking place in British Columbia next month, and Blayre Turnbull of Stellarton will be on the team. Turnbull and Jillian Saulnier of Halifax become the first women from Nova Scotia to play for Team Canada, and are two of ten players making their first appearances with Team Canada at the Senior Level.

The Kinsmen Power Skating program will be holding registration and a family skate today (October 19) from 3:45pm to 5:15pm at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. The program is for children aged 4-12 years old and lessons will begin on Sunday October 26. For more information contact Steve Dunbar at 902-759-1656.

The 23rd annual Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame induction ceremony was held last night at the Westville Civic Building. The event was held in honour of the late Hugh “Sparky” Paris, and included the induction of three builders, one member of the media, and five athletes. In the builders category, Lisa Haley, Cathy Mason, and Roy Bennett were honored. Steve Goodwin was recognized for his efforts in sports journalism, while Clayton MacLeod, Tara Dunn, Courtnay Malcolm, Jennifer Weir, and Jason MacDonald all entered the hall in the athletes category. Special recognition was also given to the organizers of the Scott Weeks Celebrity Golf Tournament and the Original Trenton Rink Builders. Congratulations to all the recipients!

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca



CANADIAN RED CROSS AIDS FAMILY WHO LOST HOME TO FIRE ON WHITE HILL ROAD FRIDAY
Sunday 19th October 2014

Two people are temporarily homeless after a fire destroyed the mobile home they rented in the White Hill area.
A woman and her 17-year-old daughter are staying with relatives for now and received help from the Canadian Red Cross with emergency aid including purchases of clothing and food.
There were no injuries in the fire on White Hill Road as the occupants of the home were away at the time, but the family dog died in the blaze. Volunteer fire departments from Alma and Westville responded to the blaze around 10 a.m. Friday, but say the structure was full engulfed in flames when they arrived. The cause of the fire is unknown.

PICTOU COUNTY RESIDENCE DESTROYED BY FIRE
Saturday 18th October 2014

A Pictou County home has been destroyed by fire. The Alma Fire Department were called to a residence on White Hill Road around 10 a.m. yesterday and the structure was engulfed in flameS when they arrived. Alma Fire Chief Jack Ross says the Westville Fire Department was called in to assist, and that the occupants of the home were away at the time, but a dog perished in the fire. The cause of the blaze is unknown.

LOCAL SPORTS ROUND-UP **SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18**
Saturday 18th October 2014

The Scotsburn Bantam AAA crushers will be hosting the Western Hurricanes tonight. Come watch the Crushers put their winning record to the test! Game time is 7:30 at the Pictou County Wellness Centre, and the cost is $5.

Last night in Woodstock, the nationally-ranked Slammers dumped the Pictou County Weeks Crushers 9-1. The Game was 2-1 after the first period, before the Slammers added 3 goals in the second, then four in the third. Cole Murphy scored the lone Crusher goal. Woodstock went 0 for 3 on the powerplay while Pictou County went 1 for 6. The Slammers goalie stopped 28 of 29 shots for the win while Devan Tremblay stopped 35 of 44 shots in the loss. The Crushers play another road-game tonight against the expansion St. Stephen Aces. It will be the first ever meeting between these two clubs & will be the Crushers third game played in three days.

The Weeks Major Midgets will be playing a home and home set with the Cape Breton West Islanders this weekend. Saturday night's game will be played in Port Hood, with the return match-up set for Sunday afternoon at 1pm at the Wellness Centre.

Pictou's Joey MacDonald made his home debut with his new team last night in the American Hockey League. MacDonald and the Hamilton Bulldogs were defeated 3-2 by the Toronto Marlies at the First Ontario Centre.

Hockey Canada has announced the roster for the Women's Four Nations Cup taking place in British Columbia next month, and Blayre Turnbull of Stellarton will be on the team. Turnbull and Jillian Saulnier of Halifax become the first women from Nova Scotia to play for Team Canada, and are two of ten players making their first appearances with Team Canada at the Senior Level.

Last chance to register for Canskate is today. Starts Wed, Oct 22 It's from 4:40pm to 5:20pm weekly for all children and adults to learn to skate or improve their skating skills. Registration is today at the Wellness Centre from 4 to 6pm. For more info call 755-0145 or email info@mariposaeast.com for details.

The StFX rowing team along with the Antigonish Rowing Club will be hosting the Atlantic University Rowing Championships (AURC) and the Atlantic Rowing Championship (ARC) this weekend. The event will take place in  Lochaber from 8 am to 2:00 pm both Saturday and Sunday. The big boats (eight's) are the last races on each day (men on Saturday, women on Sunday) and they both should be pretty exciting, as DAL and StFX have traded wins this season.  Dalhousie was the 2013 AURC winner while StFX won in 2012. The winner will receive the Lochaber Cup. The 2013 ARC winner was Halifax.

The Kinsmen Power Skating program will be holding registration and a family skate tomorrow (October 19) from 3:45pm to 5:15pm at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. The program is for children aged 4-12 years old and lessons will begin on Sunday October 26. For more information contact Steve Dunbar at 902-759-1656.

The 23rd annual Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be held today at the Westville Civic Building. The event includes a social beginning at 1 p.m. followed by the induction ceremony at 2 p.m. The event will be held in honor of the late Hugh “Sparky” Paris, and will include the induction of three builders, one member of the media, and five athletes. In the builders category, Lisa Haley, Cathy Mason, and Roy Bennett will be honored. Steve Goodwin will be recognized for his efforts in sports journalism, while Clayton MacLeod, Tara Dunn, Courtnay Malcolm, Jennifer Weir, and Jason MacDonald will enter the hall in the athletes category. Special recognition will also be given to the organizers of the Scott Weeks Celebrity Golf Tournament and the Original Trenton Rink Builders.

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca



LOCAL SPORTS ROUND UP – OCTOBER 17
Friday 17th October 2014

Ethan Marsh and Josh Renaud both scored their first goal in a Crushers jersey, and helped lead the team to a 5-4 win over the nationally ranked Dieppe Commandos 5-4 last night at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. It was the first of three games in three nights for the Crushers, who will make the long road trip to Woodstock tonight to face another nationally ranked team in the Slammers before heading to St. Stephen on Saturday to face the expansion Aces. It will be the first ever meeting between these two clubs.

The Weeks Major Midgets will be playing a home and home set with the Cape Breton West Islanders this weekend. Saturday night's game will be played in Port Hood, with the return match-up set for Sunday afternoon at 1pm at the Wellness Centre.

Pictou's Joey MacDonald is set to make his home debut with his new team tonight in the American Hockey League. MacDonald and the Hamilton Bulldogs will face the Toronto Marlies at the First Ontario Centre. MacDonald won the regular season opener on the road in Rochester by a score of 6-4 last Saturday.

Hockey Canada has announced the roster for the Women's Four Nations Cup taking place in British Columbia next month, and Blayre Turnbull of Stellarton will be on the team. Turnbull and Jillian Saulnier of Halifax become the first women from Nova Scotia to play for Team Canada, and are two of ten players making their first appearances with Team Canada at the Senior Level.

Canskate at the Pictou County Wellness Centre for all children and adults to learn to skate or improve their skating skills starts Wed, Oct 22 from 4:40pm to 5:20pm weekly. Last chance registration will be held at the Wellness Centre today and tomorrow from 4 to 6pm. For more info call 755-0145 or email info@mariposaeast.com for details.

The StFX rowing team along with the Antigonish Rowing Club will be hosting the Atlantic University Rowing Championships (AURC) and the Atlantic Rowing Championship (ARC) on October 18th and 19. The event will take place in  Lochaber from 8 am to 2:00 pm both days. The big boats (eight's) are the last races on each day (men on Saturday, women on Sunday) and they both should be pretty exciting, as DAL and StFX have traded wins this season.  Dalhousie was the 2013 AURC winner while StFX won in 2012. The winner will receive the Lochaber Cup. The 2013 ARC winner was Halifax.

The Kinsmen Power Skating program will be holding registration and a family skate on Sunday October 19 from 3:45pm to 5:15pm at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. The program is for children aged 4-12 years old and lessons will begin on Sunday October 26. For more information contact Steve Dunbar at 902-759-1656.

The Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place tomorrow at the Westville Civic Building. The event will be held in honor of the late Hugh “Sparky” Paris, and will include the induction of three builders, one member of the media, and five athletes. In the builders category, Lisa Haley, Cathy Mason, and Roy Bennett will be honored. Steve Goodwin will be recognized for his efforts in sports journalism, while Clayton MacLeod, Tara Dunn, Courtnay Malcolm, Jennifer Weir, and Jason MacDonald will enter the hall in the athletes category. Special recognition will also be given to the organizers of the Scott Weeks Celebrity Golf Tournament and the Original Trenton Rink Builders.

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca


LOCAL SPORTS ROUND UP – OCTOBER 16
Thursday 16th October 2014

The Lady Nighthawks took 115 minutes of playing time before senior Olivia MacDonald, affectionately known as OMAC, delivered the banner winning goal in double overtime to propel the NRHS squad past a gritty and determined Amherst Vikettes team. MacDonald buried the rebound of senior captain Lauren Hale’s direct free kick from 25 yards out that proved too hot to handle for the Amherst keeper. The game was a see saw affair with both teams having spells of possession in the attacking third of the field. As a 1-0 scoreline indicates it was a very very tight, physical and intense game with every strike of ball being meaningful. Jennifer Cooke rocketed a shot off the crossbar early in the game while later the NRHS defence cleared two balls off the goal line behind their keeper, one in the first overtime period. The backline of the Nighthawks tream played flawless as Hale, stopper Marcy MacCallum, wing backs Gaby Beland, Alex Kampa-Plouffe and Sarah Wynn-Baudoux handled wave after wave of Amherst attacks. In midfield captain Season Brennan, Haley Smith, Lexie Trevors and Kelsey Robson earned their keep by adding width to the attack and protecting the flanks in defence. Goalkeeper Hannah Mertin earned the shutout with several key saves while at the opposite end of the pitch strikers Emily Mertin, Olivia Fraser, Amy Elliott, Leisha Dennis and Danielle McDonald all contributed when called upon. Coaches, Boardway, Franc and MacDonald were so proud of their squad and the effort they put forth not just in this game but so far this season. Boardway said “it is a very together team and our senior leadership has been phenononal. Well done ladies.” By virtue of this win the Lady Nighthawks will host the NSSAF Division 2 Girls High School Soccer Provincial Championship on Friday October 31st and Saturday November 1st at the Nighthawk Field in Alma. (as submitted)

The Weeks Jr A Crushers will go into tonight's home game against the nationally ranked Dieppe Commandos in a tie for first in the Eastlink Division of the MHL. The Crushers and Truro Bearcats both sit on 13 points, however the Crushers will be playing one of the two games they have in hand on the schedule. The Commandos come into the game ranked 19th in the country in the most recent rankings put out by the CJAHL, which governs all Junior A hockey in Canada. This is the first of three games in three nights, as the Crushers will hit the road Friday and Saturday on a western New Brunswick swing to Woodstock and St. Stephen. Our next broadcast on Classic Rock 97.9 will be one week from this Saturday, when the Crushers visit Truro.

The Weeks Major Midgets will be playing a home and home set with the Cape Breton West Islanders this weekend. Saturday night's game will be played in Port Hood, with the return match-up set for Sunday afternoon at 1pm at the Wellness Centre.

There is still space available at the Self Defense Class at the North End Recreation Centre – tonight from 6:30-8:30pm. Phone 755-8363  $10 per person or $20 per family.

The North Nova Gryphons Boys Hockey team play Friday night at the Trenton Arena. This week they host the Dalbrae Dragons and game time is 8:30 pm. The cost is $4.00 for adults and $2,00 for students and seniors.

Canskate at the Pictou County Wellness Centre for all children and adults to learn to skate or improve their skating skills starts Wed, Oct 22 from 4:40pm to 5:20pm weekly. Last chance registration will be held at the Wellness Centre on Friday and Saturday (Oct 17 and 18) from 4 to 6pm. For more info call 755-0145 or email info@mariposaeast.com for details.

This past weekend the 6th Annual SoccerMania: Jimmy George Cup was held. Team Ryan-Fitt defeated Team George 2-1 to take home the title for 3rd year in a row. Scoring for Team Ryan-Fitt were Chuck Hill and Jeremy Bell, while Matt Ross replied for team George. Organizers are extending their thanks to all who participated, saying it was a great day all around.

The StFX rowing team along with the Antigonish Rowing Club will be hosting the Atlantic University Rowing Championships (AURC) and the Atlantic Rowing Championship (ARC) on October 18th and 19. The event will take place in  Lochaber from 8 am to 2:00 pm both days. The big boats (eight's) are the last races on each day (men on Saturday, women on Sunday) and they both should be pretty exciting, as DAL and StFX have traded wins this season.  Dalhousie was the 2013 AURC winner while StFX won in 2012. The winner will receive the Lochaber Cup. The 2013 ARC winner was Halifax.

The Kinsmen Power Skating program will be holding registration and a family skate on Sunday October 19 from 3:45pm to 5:15pm at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. The program is for children aged 4-12 years old and lessons will begin on Sunday October 26. For more information contact Steve Dunbar at 902-759-1656.

The Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place this Saturday at the Westville Civic Building. The event will be held in honor of the late Hugh “Sparky” Paris, and will include the induction of three builders, one member of the media, and five athletes. In the builders category, Lisa Haley, Cathy Mason, and Roy Bennett will be honored. Steve Goodwin will be recognized for his efforts in sports journalism, while Clayton MacLeod, Tara Dunn, Courtnay Malcolm, Jennifer Weir, and Jason MacDonald will enter the hall in the athletes category. Special recognition will also be given to the organizers of the Scott Weeks Celebrity Golf Tournament and the Original Trenton Rink Builders.

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca


LOCAL SPORTS ROUND UP – OCTOBER 15
Wednesday 15th October 2014

The Weeks Jr A Crushers will go into tomorrow night's home game against the Dieppe Commandos in a tie for first in the Eastlink Division of the MHL. The Crushers and Truro Bearcats both sit on 13 points, however the Crushers will be playing one of the two games they have in hand on the schedule. This is the first of three games in three nights, as the Crushers will hit the road Friday and Saturday on a western New Brunswick swing to Woodstock and St. Stephen. Our next broadcast on Classic Rock 97.9 will be one week from this Saturday, when the Crushers visit Truro.

One game last night in the NSJHL saw the Strait Pirates go on the road and earn a 6-5 victory over the Brookfield Elks. The Pictou County Scotians, who currently sit second in the Sid Rowe Division, do not have a game scheduled for this week, but will be back in action October 26 at home against the Glace Bay Miners.

The Northumberland Regional Lady Nighthawks soccer team will host the D-2 High School Girls NSSAF Regionals this afternoon at 3:30pm against the semi final winner of Amherst and Hants East. The results of that semi-final are currently unavailable.

This past weekend the 6th Annual SoccerMania: Jimmy George Cup was held. Team Ryan-Fitt defeated Team George 2-1 to take home the title for 3rd year in a row. Scoring for Team Ryan-Fitt were Chuck Hill and Jeremy Bell, while Matt Ross replied for team George. Organizers are extending their thanks to all who participated, saying it was a great day all around.

The StFX rowing team along with the Antigonish Rowing Club will be hosting the Atlantic University Rowing Championships (AURC) and the Atlantic Rowing Championship (ARC) on October 18th and 19. The event will take place in  Lochaber from 8 am to 2:00 pm both days. The big boats (eight's) are the last races on each day (men on Saturday, women on Sunday) and they both should be pretty exciting, as DAL and StFX have traded wins this season.  Dalhousie was the 2013 AURC winner while StFX won in 2012. The winner will receive the Lochaber Cup. The 2013 ARC winner was Halifax.

The Kinsmen Power Skating program will be holding registration and a family skate on Sunday October 19 from 3:45pm to 5:15pm at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. The program is for children aged 4-12 years old and lessons will begin on Sunday October 26. For more information contact Steve Dunbar at 902-759-1656.

The Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place this Saturday at the Westville Civic Building. The event will be held in honor of the late Hugh “Sparky” Paris, and will include the induction of three builders, one member of the media, and five athletes. In the builders category, Lisa Haley, Cathy Mason, and Roy Bennett will be honored. Steve Goodwin will be recognized for his efforts in sports journalism, while Clayton MacLeod, Tara Dunn, Courtnay Malcolm, Jennifer Weir, and Jason MacDonald will enter the hall in the athletes category. Special recognition will also be given to the organizers of the Scott Weeks Celebrity Golf Tournament and the Original Trenton Rink Builders.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUND UP – OCTOBER 14
Tuesday 14th October 2014

The Lady Nighthawks added the CCRSB League Banner and the Turkey Bowl Trophy to their collection this past week by virtue of a 1-0 shootout victory over the South Colchester Wolves on Tuesday past and a 1-0 Thanksgiving Day win over the host NNEC Gryphons. On Tuesday it was a difficult and emotional game as the Lady Nighthawks played hard to support one of their captains, Lauren Hale and her family. Season Brennan and Jennifer Cooke provided the offence while Gaby Beland at sweeper and Marcy MacCallum at stopper along with goalkeeper Hannah Mertin played airtight defence. Alex Kampa-Plouffe, and Sarah Wynn-Baudoux also were solid on the backline while Olivia MacDonald, Haley Smith, and Lexie Trevors ran miles in midfield. In the 9th annual Turkey Bowl the Lady Nighthawks won thier sixth Gobbler Trpohy with a narrow 1-0 victory over the host Gryphons in the yearly friendly encounter. A large crowd was present for the game on a chilly but bright morning with many alumni home for the long week-end and making the trip out to Parkdale to take in the soccer action. Hannah Mertin controlled her 18 yard box with authority while Lauren Hale, Marcy MacCallum, Season Brennan, Kelsey Robson and Olivia MacDonald took care of the central lanes to lead the Nighthawks to the win. Emily Mertin assisted by Brennan and Jennifer Cooke fired home the Turkey winning goal late in the first half. Leisha Dennis, Danielle McDonald and Amy Elliott were full marks for their effort up front. At the conclusion of the game Referee Peter MacDonald presented NRHS Co-Captains Season Berennan and Lauren Hale with the Turkey Bowl trophy which is a felt turkey sitting on a soccer ball in a roasting pan. The trophy was created in 2006 by Cindy Osmond and was updted with feathers and fall colours by local primary teacher Janet Boardway in 2010. This coming week the Lady Nighthawks will be in play-off mode as Wednesday at 3:30 pm the red, white & blck will host the D-2 High School Girls NSSAF Regionals against the semi final winner of Amherst and Hants East.

Paige MacDonald started her hockey season this weekend with a hat trick from the blue line. The defenseman from the Pictou County Bantam A Subway Selects was one of three goal scorers during a 5-0 win against Antigonish Sunday. Maddie Robertson and Megan MacCarthy scored the other two goals. On Saturday, the bantam a Subway Selects were defeated 3-1 by Cape Breton West Islanders. MacKenzie Ells scored the lone goal for the Selects.

Joey MacDonald backstopped the Hamilton Bulldogs to a 6-4 win in their season opener in Rochester on Saturday. The Pictou native stopped 25 of 29 shots faced in the victory. Up next for the Bulldogs is their home opener on Friday against the Toronto Marlies.

A shootout loss by the Truro Bearcats in Summerside on Sunday has pulled them into a tie with the Pictou County Weeks Jr A Crushers for first place in the Eastlink Division. Both teams have 13 points, although the Crushers currently hold the advantage of having two games in hand. One of those games will get played on Thursday night at the Wellness Centre when the Crushers host the defending Meek Division Champions, the Dieppe Commandos. It is the first of three games in three nights for the Crushers, as they will be making a road trip to western New Brunswick to visit Woodstock and St. Stephen. Game time Thursday is 7pm, and join us on Classic Rock 97.9 at 6pm for a full weekend preview on Slapshot.

Jake Martin of New Glasgow was a member of the gold-medal winning Male Under-15 Team Nova Scotia at the Atlantic Challenge Cup this past weekend in Moncton. Nova Scotia went undefeated in five games, outscoring their opponents 22-6 on the way to the gold medal. On the Female Under-15 Team, Camryn Halliday of New Glasgow scored one goal in five games, as the team also went 5-0 to earn gold. They were just as dominant as the boys, outscoring their opponents 19-3. Taylor Perry of Trenton and the rest of the provincial Female Under-18 team also took gold, after going 0-2-1 through the round robin, they bounced back with wins in the semi-final and gold medal games. And the Under-14 boys also won gold, marking the first time since 2003 that one province has swept gold in all of the divisions. It was also Nova Scotia in that year.

The StFX rowing team along with the Antigonish Rowing Club will be hosting the Atlantic University Rowing Championships (AURC) and the Atlantic Rowing Championship (ARC) on October 18th and 19. The event will take place in  Lochaber from 8 am to 2:00 pm both days. The big boats (eight's) are the last races on each day (men on Saturday, women on Sunday) and they both should be pretty exciting, as DAL and StFX have traded wins this season.  Dalhousie was the 2013 AURC winner while StFX won in 2012. The winner will receive the Lochaber Cup. The 2013 ARC winner was Halifax.

The Kinsmen Power Skating program will be holding registration and a family skate on Sunday October 19 from 3:45pm to 5:15pm at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. The program is for children aged 4-12 years old and lessons will begin on Sunday October 26. For more information contact Steve Dunbar at 902-759-1656.

The Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place this Saturday at the Westville Civic Building. The event will be held in honor of the late Hugh “Sparky” Paris, and will include the induction of three builders, one member of the media, and five athletes. In the builders category, Lisa Haley, Cathy Mason, and Roy Bennett will be honored. Steve Goodwin will be recognized for his efforts in sports journalism, while Clayton MacLeod, Tara Dunn, Courtnay Malcolm, Jennifer Weir, and Jason MacDonald will enter the hall in the athletes category. Special recognition will also be given to the organizers of the Scott Weeks Celebrity Golf Tournament and the Original Trenton Rink Builders.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUND-UP *OCTOBER 13 *HOLIDAY MONDAY*
Monday 13th October 2014

The North Nova Gryphons Boys Hockey team opened their regular season with two wins this weekend. On Friday night at a packed Trenton Arena, the Gryphons hosted the Hants East Tigers and came away with a 5-4 victory. Colin Holmes opened the scoring midway through the first period with Noah Delorey and Kirklin Murray getting the assists. Hants East tied the game on a power play only to have Chris Brooker score 10 seconds later to put the Gryphons up 2-1 after the first. Jacob Pentz had the helper. Carson Dunbar scored two goals early in the second frame assisted on the first by Brooker and Pentz and unassisted on the second. Hants East scored two more before Colin Holmes potted his second of the night with Ryan MacDonald adding the helper. Hants East scored a power play goal early in the third but North Nova shut the door for the remainder of the game to secure the 5-4 win. Matt Murray was solid in the net for NNEC. On Saturday night the Gryphons travelled to Westville to take on their cross county rivals Northumberland Nighthawks. Taylor Publicover started the scoring for NNEC assisted by Colin Holmes and Ryan MacDonald. NRHS answered quickly but Jacob Pentz scored two goals to end the period up 3-1. Chris Brooker and Carson Dunbar added assists. In the second frame, Publicover scored his second of the night assisted by Ryan MacDonald and then Pentz completed his hat trick on an unassisted short handed goal. Carson Dunbar rounded out the second period scoring assisted by Connor MacDougall and Colin Holmes. NRHS added one goal in the second and opened the third with another. Sean Duggan finished off the scoring for NNEC with the assist going to Dunbar to make the final score 7-3. Kieran MacGillivray back stopped the Gryphons to the victory. The Gryphons play next on Friday October 17th at home against the Dalbrae Dragons at 8:30 at the Trenton Arena before travelling to Lantz on Saturday to take on Hants East at 7:00 pm.

LOCAL SPORTS ROUND UP – OCTOBER 12
Sunday 12th October 2014

Lucas Eshelman scored twice for the Pictou County Scotians last night, but it was not enough, as the Scotians fell to the Liverpool Privateers 3-2 in the first half of a home and home series in Liverpool. The teams will meet again tonight at 7pm in the Trenton Arena. Other games from last night in the NSJHL saw Glace Bay defeat Sackville 4-2, while the Cole Harbour Colts dominated the Cumberland County Blues 10-3.

The Wonder Auto Bantam AA Crushers opened their regular season with a win over the Antigonish Bulldogs at the Keating Millenium Centre in Antigonish on Saturday evening, with a score of 5-3. The Crushers put the pressure on early and did not let up. Scoring for the Crushers were Sam McDow with a pair, singles to Nick Dykstra, Kyle Walsh and Luke Sheehan. Assists going to Daniel Molyneaux and Michael MacGillivary with two a piece, along with Zack Houston and Kyle Walsh with one each. Ryan Royles was solid in goal making 20 saves for the win. The Bantam AA Crushers next home game will be this Saturday vs the Cumberland Ramblers at the PC Wellness Centre. Game time is at 11:30am.

There were four games last night in the Maritime Hockey League, including the second meeting of the season between last season's Kent Cup finalists. The Dieppe Commandos defeated the Truro Bearcats 4-1, leaving the Pictou County Weeks Crushers one point ahead of the Bearcats for first place in the Eastlink Division, and the Crushers now hold one game in hand. Elsewhere last night the Lumberjacks defeated Amherst 4-1, Miramichi beat the expansion St. Stephen County Aces 7-0, and Woodstock doubled up Yarmouth 4-2. Two games today see Truro visit Summerside and Yarmouth at Valley. The next game for the Crushers will be at home Thursday against Dieppe.

The Cape Breton Capers won the St. Francis Xavier Mens Basketball Invitational Preseason Tournament by beating the hosts 91-84 last night at the Oland Centre.

The StFX rowing team along with the Antigonish Rowing Club will be hosting the Atlantic University Rowing Championships (AURC) and the Atlantic Rowing Championship (ARC) on October 18th and 19. The event will take place in  Lochaber from 8 am to 2:00 pm both days. The big boats (eight's) are the last races on each day (men on Saturday, women on Sunday) and they both should be pretty exciting, as DAL and StFX have traded wins this season.  Dalhousie was the 2013 AURC winner while StFX won in 2012. The winner will receive the Lochaber Cup. The 2013 ARC winner was Halifax. The winner will receive the President's Cup.

The Pictou Fisheries Pool is now taking registration for a Bronze Medallion course. If you are 13 or over and hold a Bronze Star and wish to go on to become a National Lifeguard, then, this course will get you started. Course dates are: Oct 19, 20, 26 and Nov 2, 3. More info contact Pictou Recreation or email aquatics@townofpictou.com

The Kinsmen Power Skating program will be holding registration and a family skate on Sunday October 19 from 3:45pm to 5:15pm at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. The program is for children aged 4-12 years old and lessons will begin on Sunday October 26. For more information contact Steve Dunbar at 902-759-1656.

The Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place Saturday, October 18th at the Westville Civic Building. The event will be held in honor of the late Hugh “Sparky” Paris, and will include the induction of three builders, one member of the media, and five athletes. In the builders category, Lisa Haley, Cathy Mason, and Roy Bennett will be honored. Steve Goodwin will be recognized for his efforts in sports journalism, while Clayton MacLeod, Tara Dunn, Courtnay Malcolm, Jennifer Weir, and Jason MacDonald will enter the hall in the athletes category. Special recognition will also be given to the organizers of the Scott Weeks Celebrity Golf Tournament and the Original Trenton Rink Builders.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUND-UP *SATURDAY, OCT 11* UPDATED
Saturday 11th October 2014

The Jimmy George Cup is happening today at the Sobeys Indoor Complex. Admission is free & it goes until 5pm. The teams registration fees go to support minor soccer.

CANSKATE registration is today from 4-6pm at the Wellness Centre! The Learn to Skate program  for children and adults will be offered by the Mariposa East Skating Centre every Wednesday from 4:40-5:20pm.. Whether you play hockey, ringette, figure skate or just want to skate with friends, Canskate at the Wellness Centre is for you. Call 755-0145 or email info@mariposaeast.com  for details.

The StFX rowing team along with the Antigonish Rowing Club will be hosting the Atlantic University Rowing Championships (AURC) and the Atlantic Rowing Championship (ARC) next weekend(October 18th and 19). The event will take place in  Lochaber from 8 am to 2:00 pm both days. The big boats (eight's) are the last races on each day (men on Saturday, women on Sunday) and they both should be pretty exciting, as DAL and StFX have traded wins this season.  Dalhousie was the 2013 AURC winner while StFX won in 2012. The winner will receive the Lochaber Cup. The 2013 ARC winner was Halifax. The winner will receive the President's Cup.

The Weeks Jr A Crushers defeated the Truro Bearcats 6-3 Thursday night. Led by 4 points from Evan Morrison and a 34 save performance from Devan Tremblay, the game also say Gabriel Levesque score his first goal as a Crusher. The Crushers are now in first place in the Eastlink Division , but the Bearcats can regain that spot when they play in Dieppe tonight. The Crushers are off until next Thursday when they host the Commandos.

Tonight the Northumberland Regional High Nighthawks will have their home opener at the Westville Miners Sports Centre at 6pm, when they host the Gryphons.

The St. Francis Xavier X-Men basketball team are hosting an invitational exhibition tournament at the Oland Centre. The championship game will go at 8pm tonight, while the consolation final goes at 6pm. All of the other St. FX teams are on the road this weekend. The X-Men hockey game scheduled for Saturday night has been moved to next Tuesday.

The Pictou Fisheries Pool is now taking registration for a Bronze Medallion course. If you are 13 or over and hold a Bronze Star and wish to go on to become a National Lifeguard, then, this course will get you started. Course dates are: Oct 19, 20, 26 and Nov 2, 3. More info contact Pictou Recreation or email aquatics@townofpictou.com

The Kinsmen Power Skating program will be holding registration and a family skate on Sunday October 19 from 3:45pm to 5:15pm at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. The program is for children aged 4-12 years old and lessons will begin on Sunday October 26. For more information contact Steve Dunbar at 902-759-1656.

The Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place Saturday, October 18th at the Westville Civic Building. The event will be held in honor of the late Hugh “Sparky” Paris, and will include the induction of three builders, one member of the media, and five athletes. In the builders category, Lisa Haley, Cathy Mason, and Roy Bennett will be honored. Steve Goodwin will be recognized for his efforts in sports journalism, while Clayton MacLeod, Tara Dunn, Courtnay Malcolm, Jennifer Weir, and Jason MacDonald will enter the hall in the athletes category. Special recognition will also be given to the organizers of the Scott Weeks Celebrity Golf Tournament and the Original Trenton Rink Builders.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUND UP – OCTOBER 10 *UPDATED*
Friday 10th October 2014

CANSKATE registration is today and tomorrow (Saturday, OCT 11th) from 4-6pm at the Wellness Centre! The Learn to Skate program  for children and adults will be offered by the Mariposa East Skating Centre every Wednesday from 4:40-5:20pm.. Whether you play hockey, ringette, figure skate or just want to skate with friends, Canskate at the Wellness Centre is for you. Call 755-0145 or email info@mariposaeast.com  for details. The Weeks Jr A Crushers, led by a 4 point night from Evan Morrison and a 34 save performance from Devan Tremblay, defeated the Truro Bearcats 6-3 last night at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Gabriel Levesque scored his first goal as a Crusher early in the third period. The Crushers take over sole possession of first place in the Eastlink Division with the win, although the Bearcats can regain that spot when they play in Dieppe tomorrow night in a rematch of this spring's Kent Cup Final. The Crushers are off until next Thursday when they host the Commandos.

The North Nova Education Centre Boys Hockey team will play its home opener tonight at the Trenton Arena. North Nova will host the Hants East Tigers at 8:30. Admission is $4.00 for adults and $2.00 for students and seniors. Tomorrow night the Northumberland Regional High Nighthawks will have their home opener at the Westville Miners Sports Centre at 6pm, when they host the Gryphons.

The St. Francis Xavier X-Men basketball team are hosting an invitational exhibition tournament this weekend, with games starting tonight at 6pm in the Oland Centre. Tonight's games feature Cape Breton taking on Dalhousie and Mount Saint Vincent against the host X-Men. The winners of tonight's games will play in the championship game tomorrow at 8pm, while the consolation final goes tomorrow at 6pm. All of the other St. FX teams are on the road this weekend. The X-Men hockey game scheduled for Saturday night has been moved to next Tuesday.

The Pictou Fisheries Pool is now taking registration for a Bronze Medallion course. If you are 13 or over and hold a Bronze Star and wish to go on to become a National Lifeguard, then, this course will get you started. Course dates are: Oct 19, 20, 26 and Nov 2, 3. More info contact Pictou Recreation or email aquatics@townofpictou.com

The Kinsmen Power Skating program will be holding registration and a family skate on Sunday October 19 from 3:45pm to 5:15pm at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. The program is for children aged 4-12 years old and lessons will begin on Sunday October 26. For more information contact Steve Dunbar at 902-759-1656.

The Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place Saturday, October 18th at the Westville Civic Building. The event will be held in honor of the late Hugh “Sparky” Paris, and will include the induction of three builders, one member of the media, and five athletes. In the builders category, Lisa Haley, Cathy Mason, and Roy Bennett will be honored. Steve Goodwin will be recognized for his efforts in sports journalism, while Clayton MacLeod, Tara Dunn, Courtnay Malcolm, Jennifer Weir, and Jason MacDonald will enter the hall in the athletes category. Special recognition will also be given to the organizers of the Scott Weeks Celebrity Golf Tournament and the Original Trenton Rink Builders.

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HOUSTON SAYS MOU A GOOD FIRST STEP
Thursday 9th October 2014

Pictou East MLA Tim Houston says there is a potential for positive change in the county, and the much debated Memorandum of Understanding is a needed kick-start to the conversation. Houston says people's concerns about the document are legitimate and need to be addressed, and that the complex legal language in the Memorandum may be part of the issue. He says he would like to see the MOU presented in plain language that would allow all residents of the county to understand its potential impact. Houston says the focus has to be the phrase Forward Together, as it appears on the road sign as motorists enter the county, emphasizing it is not just a slogan, but a way of life. Westville and Trenton recently held public consultation meetings to discuss whether they would sign on with the original authors from Pictou, New Glasgow, and the County Municipality. Stellarton has a similar meeting scheduled for this coming Tuesday at 7pm in the Fire Hall.


LOCAL SPORTS ROUND UP – OCTOBER 9
Thursday 9th October 2014

The Northern Nova Soccer Club is holding an in-person registration this evening at the indoor soccer complex in Stellarton from 6-8 pm. For more details on programming or to register online please visit www dot nnusc dot com.

After losses in three of the last four games, the Pictou County Weeks Jr. A Crushers will be looking to get back into the win column and avenge one of those losses tonight, when the Truro Bearcats visit the Wellness Centre at 7pm. Join us on Classic Rock 97.9 at 6pm for a full preview of this game on Slapshot.

The Pictou County Atom A Crushers opened their season on Sunday with an exhibition game against the Antigonish Bulldogs. The Crushers skated to a convincing 10-1 win over the Bulldogs. Scoring for the Crushers was Adam Farrell (4), Ian Reynolds (2), Cameron MacKinnon, Seth Gallant, Reese Smith, and Peyton Clements. Assists went to Gallant, Reynolds, Brent Chapman, Nikos Bonvie, MacKinnon, Ben Wallace, Lane Lochead, and Conrad Robertson. Goalies Cole Battist and Jacob Macleod were solid between the pipes. The Atom A Crushers will play Cumberland this week-end at the Wellness Center.

The North Nova Education Centre Boys Hockey team will play its home opener this Friday night at the Trenton Arena. North Nova will host the Hants East Tigers at 8:30. Admission is $4.00 for adults and $2.00 for students and seniors. The Northumberland Regional High Nighthawks will then host the Gryphons in their home opener on Saturday Oct 11th at the Westville Miners Sports Centre. game time 6;00 PM.

The 3rd Annual Charity Golf Tournament for the Pictou Couny SPCA on Sept. 21st saw 55 players and volunteers take part to raise $4004 to help fund their new septic system required by the Granton SPCA. There was a tie for 1st place between Team Rondelet and Team Brannon - both at 8 under Par. Organizers thank participants, Glen Lovat Golf course and all who donated to the Silent Auction and the Prize Holes for contributing to the event's success.

The Pictou Fisheries Pool is now taking registration for a Bronze Medallion course. If you are 13 or over and hold a Bronze Star and wish to go on to become a National Lifeguard, then, this course will get you started. Course dates are: Oct 19, 20, 26 and Nov 2, 3. More info contact Pictou Recreation or email aquatics@townofpictou.com

The Kinsmen Power Skating program will be holding registration and a family skate on Sunday October 19 from 3:45pm to 5:15pm at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. The program is for children aged 4-12 years old and lessons will begin on Sunday October 26. For more information contact Steve Dunbar at 902-759-1656.

The Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place Saturday, October 18th at the Westville Civic Building. The event will be held in honor of the late Hugh “Sparky” Paris, and will include the induction of three builders, one member of the media, and five athletes. In the builders category, Lisa Haley, Cathy Mason, and Roy Bennett will be honored. Steve Goodwin will be recognized for his efforts in sports journalism, while Clayton MacLeod, Tara Dunn, Courtnay Malcolm, Jennifer Weir, and Jason MacDonald will enter the hall in the athletes category. Special recognition will also be given to the organizers of the Scott Weeks Celebrity Golf Tournament and the Original Trenton Rink Builders.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUND UP – OCTOBER 8
Wednesday 8th October 2014

After losses in three of the last four games, the Pictou County Weeks Jr. A Crushers will be looking to get back into the win column and avenge one of those losses tomorrow. The Truro Bearcats will be at the Wellness Centre on Thursday at 7pm. Join us on Classic Rock 97.9 Thursday at 6pm for a full preview of this game on Slapshot.

One game last night in the NSJHL saw the East Hants Penguins go on the road and defeat the Brookfield Elks 4-3. The Pictou County Scotians are off until Saturday when they start a home and home series against the Liverpool Privateers. Saturday's game will be played in Liverpool, with the Sunday game going at 7pm in Trenton Arena.

The Ballantyne Fuels PeeWee AAA Crushers played a pair of exhibition games against the Antigonish Bulldogs over the weekend, and came out with a win and a tie despite trailing in both games. In the home game on Saturday at the Wellness Centre, the Crushers were down 3-1 going into the third period, but came back to earn the 4-3 victory. Scott Long, MacLean Tobin, Blake Kontuk and Ethan MacDonald scored the goals for the Crushers, while Brayden LeBlanc earned the win in goal. The back end of the home-and-home series on Sunday ended in a 2-2 tie after the Crushers were again down by 2 going into the third period. MacLean Tobin and Blake Kontuk scored goals for the second consecutive game. Keegan Walker got the tie in net. Next weekend they will travel to Bedford to play in the Jordan Boyd Memorial Tournament.

The recent trade of Peter Budaj from the Montreal Canadiens to the Winnipeg Jets firmly places Pictou's Joey MacDonald as the number three on the depth chart of the NHL Club. MacDonald is starting the season with the Habs top farm team, the Hamilton Bulldogs. Carey Price holds down the number one spot with the top club, while Dustin Tokarksi will start the year as his back-up.

The North Nova Education Centre Boys Hockey team will play its home opener this Friday night at the Trenton Arena. North Nova will host the Hants East Tigers at 8:30. Admission is $4.00 for adults and $2.00 for students and seniors. On Saturday evening at the the NNEC Gryphons will travel to the Westville Miners Rink to play Northumberland High School at 6pm.

Northumberland Regional High School has named their Athletes of the Month for September. Katie Warren, in her third year as a member of the Cross Country Running Team, was named as Female Athlete. The Grade 11 student is described as a very positive person with a great attitude and always willing to help others. Grant Fraser, a Grade 10 student on the NRHS Boys Golf Team, was named Male Athlete of the Month. Fraser finished second overall in the regional golf tournament in Pugwash, leading the team to the Regional title. They went on to finish fourth in provincials in Cheticamp.

The Pictou Fisheries Pool is now taking registration for a Bronze Medallion course. If you are 13 or over and hold a Bronze Star and wish to go on to become a National Lifeguard, then, this course will get you started. Course dates are: Oct 19, 20, 26 and Nov 2, 3. More info contact Pictou Recreation or email aquatics@townofpictou.com

The Kinsmen Power Skating program will be holding registration and a family skate on Sunday October 19 from 3:45pm to 5:15pm at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. The program is for children aged 4-12 years old and lessons will begin on Sunday October 26. For more information contact Steve Dunbar at 902-759-1656.

The Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place Saturday, October 18th at the Westville Civic Building. The event will be held in honor of the late Hugh “Sparky” Paris, and will include the induction of three builders, one member of the media, and five athletes. In the builders category, Lisa Haley, Cathy Mason, and Roy Bennett will be honored. Steve Goodwin will be recognized for his efforts in sports journalism, while Clayton MacLeod, Tara Dunn, Courtnay Malcolm, Jennifer Weir, and Jason MacDonald will enter the hall in the athletes category. Special recognition will also be given to the organizers of the Scott Weeks Celebrity Golf Tournament and the Original Trenton Rink Builders.

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FORMER MLA SAYS MOU NOT RIGHT FOR WESTVILLE
Tuesday 7th October 2014

Former MLA for Pictou East Clarrie MacKinnon attended last night’s town meeting in Westville concerning signing a Memorandum of Understanding aimed at setting up a regional government. MacKinnon says he is disheartened to see three units on the inside and three on the outside, as Westville’s residents voiced a resounding NO to the town signing the MOU drawn up by Pictou, New Glasgow & the Municipality of Pictou County. The former broadcaster and politician states he has wanted regional government for 50 years, but he believes the current document is fundamentally flawed and Westville should not sign it. McKinnon says Pictou County needs a strong united voice and he hopes the process can proceed in a fair and transparent way.


WESTVILLE LAWYER SEES PROBLEMS WITH MOU
Tuesday 7th October 2014

The lawyers for the towns of Westville and Trenton both addressed public meetings this week to give their legal opinion on the Memorandum of Understanding that the towns must sign or reject. Last night, Dennis James told Westville residents that the document drawn up by the towns of Pictou, New Glasgow and the Municipality of Pictou County is inconsistent with legislation under the Municipal Government Act. He says it fast-tracks to an implementation plan without first contemplating the best interests of all. James also calls the omission of the issue of policing from the study a fundamental error. Last week at Trenton’s town meeting, their counsel Greg MacDonald said the MOU was “putting the cart before the horse” and that all municipal units should take part in the formation of any regional government.

WESTVILLE HOLDS PUBLIC CONSULTATION MEETING ON MOU
Tuesday 7th October 2014

Residents of the Town of Westville have voiced their displeasure with the Memorandum of Understanding created by the Municipality of Pictou County with the Towns of New Glasgow and Pictou. While many in attendance at the public consultation meeting supported a regional governance model, they opposed the current document and the process it proposes. One such concern is that even after a contribution of 25-thousand dollars, the Town would still not have a voice on the steering committee as a new regional government was formed. Westville Mayor Roger MacKay says they had requested to be at the table for discussions, but were turned down. CAO for Westville Kelly Rice says she has seen other amalgamations in Nova Scotia and Ontario, and the best chance for success is when everyone works together from the bottom-up, not the top down.

LOCAL SPORTS ROUND UP – OCTOBER 7 ***UPDATED***
Tuesday 7th October 2014

After losses in three of the last four games, the Pictou County Weeks Jr. A Crushers will be looking to get back into the win column and avenge one of those losses this Thursday. The Truro Bearcats will be at the Wellness Centre on Thursday at 7pm. Join us on Classic Rock 97.9 Thursday at 6pm for a full preview of this game on Slapshot.

One game last night in the NSJHL saw the Sackville Blazers defeat the Liverpool Privateers by a score of 8-6. The Pictou County Scotians will be facing those same Privateers in a home and home set this coming Saturday and Sunday night. The game in Trenton will take place Sunday at 7pm.

The Ballantyne Fuels PeeWee AAA Crushers played a pair of exhibition games against the Antigonish Bulldogs over the weekend, and came out with a win and a tie despite trailing in both games. In the home game on Saturday at the Wellness Centre, the Crushers were down 3-1 going into the third period, but came back to earn the 4-3 victory. Scott Long, MacLean Tobin, Blake Kontuk and Ethan MacDonald scored the goals for the Crushers, while Brayden LeBlanc earned the win in goal. The back end of the home-and-home series on Sunday ended in a 2-2 tie after the Crushers were again down by 2 going into the third period. MacLean Tobin and Blake Kontuk scored goals for the second consecutive game. Keegan Walker got the tie in net. Next weekend they will travel to Bedford to play in the Jordan Boyd Memorial Tournament.

The Northumberland Lady Knighthawks Soccer Team will be playing at home today against the South Colchester Wolves. Game time in Alma is 4:30pm. The Lady Knighthawks will also be at home Thursday against the Hants East Tigers, before playing the ninth annual Turkey bowl on Thanksgiving Monday against the North Nova Gryphons.

The Pictou Fisheries Pool is now taking registration for a Bronze Medallion course. If you are 13 or over and hold a Bronze Star and wish to go on to become a National Lifeguard, then, this course will get you started. Course dates are: Oct 19, 20, 26 and Nov 2, 3. More info contact Pictou Recreation or email aquatics@townofpictou.com

The Kinsmen Power Skating program will be holding registration and a family skate on Sunday October 19th from 3:45pm to 5:15pm at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. The program is for children aged 4-12 years old and lessons will begin on Sunday October 26. For more information contact Steve Dunbar at 902-759-1656.

The Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place Saturday, October 18th at the Westville Civic Building. The event will be held in honor of the late Hugh “Sparky” Paris, and will include the induction of three builders, one member of the media, and five athletes. In the builders category, Lisa Haley, Cathy Mason, and Roy Bennett will be honored. Steve Goodwin will be recognized for his efforts in sports journalism, while Clayton MacLeod, Tara Dunn, Courtnay Malcolm, Jennifer Weir, and Jason MacDonald will enter the hall in the athletes category. Special recognition will also be given to the organizers of the Scott Weeks Celebrity Golf Tournament and the Original Trenton Rink Builders.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUND UP – OCTOBER 6
Monday 6th October 2014

The Weeks Jr A Crushers took two losses in northern New Brunswick this weekend. Friday night saw the Crushers were defeated by the Campbellton Tigers in overtime by a score of 4-3. On Saturday, they got shut out by the Miramichi Timberwolves, 2-0. The Crushers next play this coming Thursday, meeting the Truro Bearcats at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Puck drop at 7pm.

The Pictou County Scotians earned a pair of victories over the weekend, starting with a dominating shutout of the Antigonish Bulldogs in Antigonish on Friday. Brandon Verge had a goal and five assists, Brad MacEachen had two goals and three assists, Lucas Eshelman scored twice and Mitchell Dunlevy stopped all 14 shots he faced in a 7-0 win. Then last night at Trenton Arena, the Scotians again won comfortably, this time 6-2 over the Cumberland County Blues. The offensive attack was much more balanced with 13 different players earning points. Jason Falkenham earned his first win in his first start of the season. The Scotians now have a record of 3-1 going into a home and home set with Liverpool on Saturday and Sunday night.

The Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers took three of a possible four points over the weekend, winning 3-2 in Antigonish against the Nova Jr. X-Men on Saturday before falling 3-2 in overtime to the Newbridge Senators yesterday afternoon at the Wellness Centre. Kevin Mason scored twice in the game on Saturday, while Andrew MacLeod, the previous weekend's Player of the Week for the league, stopped 22 of 24 shots in the win. MacLeod then played out of the net on Sunday, and scored a goal in the losing effort.

The Wonder Auto Bantam AA Crushers played 2 exhibition games this past weekend vs the CB West Islanders, picking up a win and a loss. Game 1 went in Port Hood at the Al MacInnis Sports Centre on Saturday. The Crushers came out strong, but were unable to get anything going, losing 2-0. Nick Laffin played a very strong game in goal for the Crushers, taking the loss. On Sunday at the PC Wellness Centre, the Crushers came ready to play, defeating CB West 4-2.

A pair of road games resulted in a pair of victories for the Lady Nighthawks in this past week’s matches of High School Girls Soccer. On Tuesday the NRHS squad travelled to the Shiretown and blanked the host Pictou Academy Pitbulls 2-0. On Thursday the squad travelled to Amherst and earned a hard fought 1-0 shoot-out victory in the border town. Hannah Mertin recorded her second consecutive shutout and has only been scored on twice in the last four games. This win allowed NRHS to claim top spot in the D-2 High School girls race to host NSSAF Regionals and it also allowed NRHS to continue to set the pace in the Northern High School Girls Soccer League. A pair of home games loom this week to close out the CCRSB League schedule as the Lady Nighthawks will welcome the Wolves from South Colchester on Tuesday and the Tigers of Hants East on Thursday both matches kick off at 4:30 pm in Alma and then on Monday Oct 13th at 10 am in New Glasgow at the North Nova school field it is the 9th annual Turkey Bowl friendly game between NRHS & NNEC. NRHS leads the annual Thanksgiving Day series 5 wins to 3 versus the NNEC Gryphons.

The Northern Subway Selects Female AAA Hockey Club participated in the OPOE Female Midget “AAA” 2014 Preseason Jamboree in Moncton this past weekend. The Selects opened the weekend on Friday evening against the Fundy Nationals. The Selects were in control from the opening faceoff and skated to a 4-1 victory. Kenzie Reid, Patti- Anne Tracey and Annika Mason led the Subway crew with a goal and an assist each. Kaitlyn Pentz scored the other Select goal. Adi Small picked up the win in goal for the Selects. The Selects were on the road for an early Saturday morning game against the Moncton Rockets. The back and forth game saw the Selects and Rockets end in a 4-4 tie. The third game saw the Northern Subway Selects face their provincial rivals Pro-Cresting Penguins in a fast paced game featuring end to end action and great goaltending. Trailing 3-1 late in the third, Amanda Dunning scored assisted by Julia Scammell to cut the Penguins lead by 1. That was the closest the Selects would get with the Penguins winning 3-2. The Selects next see regular season action on Saturday October 18th vs. the Pro-Cresting Penguins at 12pm in East Hants. The Selects return home on Sunday October 19th to face Metro Boston Pizza at 12:15pm at the PC Wellness Centre.

A very good weekend for St. Francis Xavier teams, as the X-Women Rugby team, X-Men Football Team, and X-Men Soccer teams all earned regular season victories. The X-Women Rugby team remained undefeated with a 43-12 win over Acadia on Friday. The X-Men Football team bounced back from a shutout loss to Montreal the week before to beat Acadia 37-20. The X-Men and X-Women soccer teams both gained points, as the X-Women tied twice, against Acadia on Friday and Memorial yesterday, while the X-Men tied Acadia before beating Memorial. And the X-Men and X-Women hockey teams continued their exhibition seasons, with the X-Men earning a win and a tie against NCAA opponents. The X-Women finished the Moncton Invitational Tournament with one win and two losses.

The Pictou Fisheries Pool is now taking registration for a Bronze Medallion course. If you are 13 or over and hold a Bronze Star and wish to go on to become a National Lifeguard, then, this course will get you started. Course dates are: Oct 19, 20, 26 and Nov 2, 3. More info contact Pictou Recreation or email aquatics@townofpictou.com

The Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place Saturday, October 18th at the Westville Civic Building. The event will be held in honor of the late Hugh “Sparky” Paris, and will include the induction of three builders, one member of the media, and five athletes. In the builders category, Lisa Haley, Cathy Mason, and Roy Bennett will be honored. Steve Goodwin will be recognized for his efforts in sports journalism, while Clayton MacLeod, Tara Dunn, Courtnay Malcolm, Jennifer Weir, and Jason MacDonald will enter the hall in the athletes category. Special recognition will also be given to the organizers of the Scott Weeks Celebrity Golf Tournament and the Original Trenton Rink Builders.

The Pee Wee AA Subway Selects are fundraising to attend Haley Wickenheiser's tournament, Wickfest in Calgary next month where they will compete against teams from all over North America. The team plans a major comedy night fundraiser at the Wellness Centre on October 18. Tickets are 15 dollars, and they are close to sold out.

The Pictou County Female Hockey Association still have room available on its Atom 'C' team. The Atom 'C' team will be an all-female team playing in the local recreational league in the county, with players guaranteed three hours of ice time each week. Regular season play begins this week and goalie registration is half price. Interested players should contact the coach at stephenalexander@eastlink.ca.

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca


LOCAL SPORTS ROUND UP * SUNDAY, OCTOBER 5 *
Sunday 5th October 2014

The Weeks Jr A Crushers took two losses in northern New Brunswick this weekend. Friday night saw the Crushers were defeated by the Campbellton Tigers in a close game with a final score of 4-3. Last night they took on the Miramichi Timberwolves who blanked the Pictou county team 2-0. The Crushers next play this coming Thursday, meeting the Truro Bearcats at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Puck drop at 7pm.

The honorary chair of the 2015 Nova Scotia 55 Plus games has been named and it is Henderson Paris, being recognized for his work in the track and field community, as well as creating and organizing the Run Against Racism. The 2015 55 Plus Games are being co-hosted by New Glasgow and the Municipality of Pictou County from September 17 to 19 next year.

The St. Francis Xavier soccer teams are hosting Memorial this Sunday afternoon. The X-Women will play at 12 noon, before the X-Men kick off at 2:15pm.

The Pictou Fisheries Pool is now taking registration for a Bronze Medallion course. If you are 13 or over and hold a Bronze Star and wish to go on to become a National Lifeguard, then, this course will get you started. Course dates are: Oct 19, 20, 26 and Nov 2, 3. More info contact Pictou Recreation or email aquatics@townofpictou.com

The Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place Saturday, October 18th at the Westville Civic Building. The event will be held in honor of the late Hugh “Sparky” Paris, and will include the induction of three builders, one member of the media, and five athletes. In the builders category, Lisa Haley, Cathy Mason, and Roy Bennett will be honored. Steve Goodwin will be recognized for his efforts in sports journalism, while Clayton MacLeod, Tara Dunn, Courtnay Malcolm, Jennifer Weir, and Jason MacDonald will enter the hall in the athletes category. Special recognition will also be given to the organizers of the Scott Weeks Celebrity Golf Tournament and the Original Trenton Rink Builders.

The Pee Wee AA Subway Selects are fundraising to attend Haley Wickenheiser's tournament, Wickfest in Calgary next month where they will compete against teams from all over North America. The team plans a major comedy night fundraiser at the Wellness Centre on October 18. Tickets are 15 dollars, and they are close to sold out.

The Pictou County Female Hockey Association still have room available on its Atom 'C' team. The Atom 'C' team will be an all-female team playing in the local recreational league in the county, with players guaranteed three hours of ice time each week. Regular season play begins in the next few days and goalie registration is half price. Interested players should contact the coach at stephenalexander@eastlink.ca.

The Sobeys indoor sports complex in Stellarton will once again be opening up their drop in paintball on Fridays and Saturdays, and there is no charge for equipment rentals for the month of October. You also sign up for the new 3 person paintball league starting October 12. Contact Rob at 396-7049 or Gary at 752-3793



NO SERIOUS INJURY REPORTED FOLLOWING ROLLOVER ON HIGHWAY 104
Saturday 4th October 2014

There are no reports of any serious injuries after a single-vehicle accident on Highway 104 early last evening. RCMP, EHS, and Westville and Alma fire departments responded after a Toyota Tacoma flipped on the middle of the highway between exits 22 and 23 at the intersection with Mount William Road. The driver was able to exit the vehicle on their own.


LOCAL SPORTS ROUND UP *SATURDAY, OCT 4*
Saturday 4th October 2014

The Weeks Jr A Crushers are in northern New Brunswick this weekend for a pair of games. Last night, the Crushers were defeated by the Campbellton Tigers in a close one. Final score 4-3. Hopefully it will go the Crushers way tonight, when they face the Miramichi Timberwolves.

The honorary chair of the 2015 Nova Scotia 55 Plus games has been named and it is Henderson Paris, being recognized for his work in the track and field community, as well as creating and organizing the Run Against Racism. The 2015 55 Plus Games are being co-hosted by New Glasgow and the Municipality of Pictou County from September 17 to 19 next year.

The St. Francis Xavier football, rugby, and soccer teams all play games at home this weekend, with the X-Men football team taking on Acadia at 2pm today. And the soccer teams hosting Memorial on Sunday afternoon. The X-Women will play at 12 noon, before the X-Men kick off at 2:15pm. St FX's hockey teams are on the road this weekend.

The Pictou Fisheries Pool is now taking registration for a Bronze Medallion course. If you are 13 or over and hold a Bronze Star and wish to go on to become a National Lifeguard, then, this course will get you started. Course dates are: Oct 19, 20, 26 and Nov 2, 3. More info contact Pictou Recreation or email aquatics@townofpictou.com

The Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place Saturday, October 18th at the Westville Civic Building. The event will be held in honor of the late Hugh “Sparky” Paris, and will include the induction of three builders, one member of the media, and five athletes. In the builders category, Lisa Haley, Cathy Mason, and Roy Bennett will be honored. Steve Goodwin will be recognized for his efforts in sports journalism, while Clayton MacLeod, Tara Dunn, Courtnay Malcolm, Jennifer Weir, and Jason MacDonald will enter the hall in the athletes category. Special recognition will also be given to the organizers of the Scott Weeks Celebrity Golf Tournament and the Original Trenton Rink Builders.

The Pee Wee AA Subway Selects team is holding a fundraising BBQ today at the Aberdeen Sobeys from 11 to 2pm. The team is attending Haley Wickenheiser's tournament, Wickfest in Calgary in November, where they will compete against teams from all over North America. They also have a comedy night fundraiser at the Wellness Centre on October 18. Tickets are 15 dollars, and they are getting close to sold out.

The Pictou County Female Hockey Association still have room available on its Atom 'C' team. The Atom 'C' team will be an all-female team playing in the local recreational league in the county. Players are guaranteed three hours of ice time a week. The team's regular season begins this week and goalie registration is half price. Interested players should contact the coach at stephenalexander@eastlink.ca.

The Sobeys indoor sports complex in Stellarton have once again opened up their drop-in paintball on Fridays and Saturdays. There will be no charge for equipment rentals for the month of October. You also sign up for the new 3 person paintball league starting October 12. Contact Rob at 396-7049 or Gary at 752-3793

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or emil anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca


LOCAL SPORTS ROUND UP – OCTOBER 3 ***UPDATED***
Friday 3rd October 2014

The Weeks Jr A Crushers got back into the win column last night with a 2-1 victory over the Yarmouth Mariners at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Evan Morrison had a goal and an assist, while Justin Ritcey stopped 35 of 36 shots in his first start of the season between the pipes. The Crushers now head off to northern New Brunswick for a pair of games. Tonight they visit the Campbellton Tigers before heading to Miramichi tomorrow for a game against the Timberwolves.

The honorary chair of the 2015 Nova Scotia 55 Plus games was named during a ceremony yesterday in the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Henderson Paris is being recognized for his work in the track and field community, including time spent as a coach as well as creating and organizing the Run Against Racism. The 2015 55 Plus Games are being co-hosted by New Glasgow and the Municipality of Pictou County from September 17 to 19 next year.

The St. Francis Xavier football, rugby, and soccer teams will all be playing games at home this weekend, starting tonight with the X-Women rugby team hosting Acadia at 7pm. The football X-Men will play tomorrow afternoon at 2pm, also against Acadia. And the soccer teams start the weekend on the road tonight at Acadia before hosting Memorial Sunday afternoon. The X-Women will play at 12 noon, before the X-Men kick off at 2:15pm. The X-Men and X-Women hockey teams are on the road this weekend.

The Pictou Fisheries Pool is now taking registration for a Bronze Medallion course. If you are 13 or over and hold a Bronze Star and wish to go on to become a National Lifeguard, then, this course will get you started. Course dates are: Oct 19, 20, 26 and Nov 2, 3. More info contact Pictou Recreation or email aquatics@townofpictou.com

The Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place Saturday, October 18th at the Westville Civic Building. The event will be held in honor of the late Hugh “Sparky” Paris, and will include the induction of three builders, one member of the media, and five athletes. In the builders category, Lisa Haley, Cathy Mason, and Roy Bennett will be honored. Steve Goodwin will be recognized for his efforts in sports journalism, while Clayton MacLeod, Tara Dunn, Courtnay Malcolm, Jennifer Weir, and Jason MacDonald will enter the hall in the athletes category. Special recognition will also be given to the organizers of the Scott Weeks Celebrity Golf Tournament and the Original Trenton Rink Builders.

The Pee Wee AA Subway Selects team is heading to Calgary this November to attend Haley Wickenheiser's tournament, Wickfest. The Selects will compete against teams from all over North America. They are doing a BBQ fundraiser at the Aberdeen Sobey's this Saturday from 11am to 2pm if people would like to drop by. Also we are doing a major comedy night fundraiser at the Wellness Centre on October 18. Tickets are 15 dollars, and they are getting close to sold out.

The Pictou County Female Hockey Association still have room available on its Atom 'C' team. The Atom 'C' team will be an all-female team playing in the local recreational league in the county. Players are guaranteed three hours of ice time a week. The team's regular season begins the week of October 6 and goalie registration is half price. Interested players should contact the coach, Stephen Alexander, at stephenalexander@eastlink.ca.

The Sobeys indoor sports complex in Stellarton will once again be opening up their drop in paintball on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:30 starting this weekend. There will be no charge for equipment rentals for the month of October,. You also sign up for the new 3 person paintball league starting October 12. Contact Rob at 396-7049 or Gary at 752-3793

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or emil anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca


TRENTON COUNCIL HOLDING PUBLIC CONSULTATION MEETING TONIGHT
Thursday 2nd October 2014

Trenton Mayor Glen MacKinnon says the future of the town is too important to allow for a decision to be made without input from residents. MacKinnon is referring to the Memorandum of Understanding written by the Towns of New Glasgow and Pictou, and Municipality of Pictou County, which Trenton, Westville, and Stellarton have been invited to sign. To allow for residents to have the opportunity to share their thoughts before a decision is made whether to sign the document, a public meeting will be held tonight in the gymnasium of Trenton Elementary. MacKinnon said two weeks ago council still had 14 questions about the document for which they needed answers. Tonight's meeting is scheduled for 6:30pm.


LOCAL SPORTS ROUND UP – OCTOBER 2
Thursday 2nd October 2014

The Weeks Jr A Crushers will be looking for a bounce back performance tonight when they host the Yarmouth Mariners at 7pm at the Wellness Centre. After suffering their first loss of the season last time out against Truro over the weekend, the Crushers can reclaim first place in the division with a win. This is the first meeting of the season between these two teams. We will have a more complete preview of this game tonight at 6pm on Slapshot on Classic Rock 97.9.

The Pictou Fisheries Pool is now taking registration for a Bronze Medallion course. If you are 13 or over and hold a Bronze Star and wish to go on to become a National Lifeguard, then, this course will get you started. Course dates are: Oct 19, 20, 26 and Nov 2, 3. More info contact Pictou Recreation or email aquatics@townofpictou.com

The Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place Saturday, October 18th at the Westville Civic Building. The event will be held in honor of the late Hugh “Sparky” Paris, and will include the induction of three builders, one member of the media, and five athletes. In the builders category, Lisa Haley, Cathy Mason, and Roy Bennett will be honored. Steve Goodwin will be recognized for his efforts in sports journalism, while Clayton MacLeod, Tara Dunn, Courtnay Malcolm, Jennifer Weir, and Jason MacDonald will enter the hall in the athletes category. Special recognition will also be given to the organizers of the Scott Weeks Celebrity Golf Tournament and the Original Trenton Rink Builders.

The Pee Wee AA Subway Selects team is heading to Calgary this November to attend Haley Wickenheiser's tournament, Wickfest. The Selects will compete against teams from all over North America. They are doing a BBQ fundraiser at the Aberdeen Sobey's this Saturday from 11am to 2pm if people would like to drop by. Also we are doing a major comedy night fundraiser at the Wellness Centre on October 18. Tickets are 15 dollars, and they are getting close to sold out.

The Pictou County Female Hockey Association still have room available on its Atom 'C' team. The Atom 'C' team will be an all-female team playing in the local recreational league in the county.  Players are guaranteed three hours of ice time a week.  The team's regular season begins the week of October 6 and goalie registration is half price.  Interested players should contact the coach, Stephen Alexander, at stephenalexander@eastlink.ca. 

The Sobeys indoor sports complex in Stellarton will once again be opening up their drop in paintball on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:30 starting this weekend. There will be no charge for equipment rentals for the month of October,. You also sign up for the new 3 person paintball league starting October 12. Contact Rob at 396-7049 or Gary at 752-3793

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or emil anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca


WESTVILLE SETS PUBLIC CONSULTATION MEETING ON MOU
Wednesday 1st October 2014

Westville’s mayor and councilors are encouraging all residents to educate themselves ahead of an important upcoming public meeting. Westville will decide shortly whether to sign on with the towns of New Glasgow, Pictou and the Muncipality of Pictou in a Memorandum of Understanding. The towns of Trenton, Westville and Stellarton have recently had a Service Delivery Review completed by accountant Brian White to explore options and identify potential for delivering municipal services at a reduced cost . Councillor Lynn MacDonald says the study shows the three towns are running efficiently, while Councillor Bernie Murphy says the new review outlines tangible options outside of joining the MOU. A summarized version of the Service Delivery Review is posted on the town’s website alongside the MOU document and the documents will also be made available for viewing at the town office and Westville library during business hours. The public meeting will be held on Monday, 6 October at 7pm in the gym at Westville’s Municipal building and both legal and financial perspectives will be given.

LOCAL SPORTS ROUND UP – OCTOBER 1
Wednesday 1st October 2014

The Weeks Jr A Crushers will be looking for a bounce back performance tomorrow night when they host the Yarmouth Mariners at 7pm at the Wellness Centre. After suffering their first loss of the season last time out against Truro over the weekend, the Crushers can reclaim first place in the division with a win. This is the first meeting of the season between these two teams. We will have a more complete preview of this game tomorrow night at 6pm on Slapshot on Classic Rock 97.9.

A doubles tennis tournament is scheduled to take place this evening starting at 5:30pm at the West Side Courts on Lavinia Street in New Glasgow. The entry fee is five dollars per team, and all are welcome. All funds raised will go to support the tennis program. There will also be a barbecue and prizes for the winning team. Contact Cheryl Young at 902-755-8363 or cheryl.young@newglasgow.ca to register.

Registration for CANSKATE will be held today from 4-6 pm at the PC Wellness Centre. The Learn to Skate program for children and adults will be offered by the Mariposa East Skating Centre every Wednesday from 4:40-5:20pm. The program is set up for those who play hockey, ringette, figure skate or just want to skate with friends. Call 755-0145 or email info@mariposaeast.com for details.

The Final Registration for New Glasgow Minor Hockey Association Will be held tonight from 6pm to 9pm at the North End Recreation Centre.

The Pictou Fisheries Pool is now taking registration for a Bronze Medallion course. If you are 13 or over and hold a Bronze Star and wish to go on to become a National Lifeguard, then, this course will get you started. Course dates are: Oct 19, 20, 26 and Nov 2, 3. More info contact Pictou Recreation or email aquatics@townofpictou.com

The Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place Saturday, October 18th at the Westville Civic Building. The event will be held in honor of the late Hugh “Sparky” Paris, and will include the induction of three builders, one member of the media, and five athletes. In the builders category, Lisa Haley, Cathy Mason, and Roy Bennett will be honored. Steve Goodwin will be recognized for his efforts in sports journalism, while Clayton MacLeod, Tara Dunn, Courtnay Malcolm, Jennifer Weir, and Jason MacDonald will enter the hall in the athletes category. Special recognition will also be given to the organizers of the Scott Weeks Celebrity Golf Tournament and the Original Trenton Rink Builders.

The Sobeys indoor sports complex in Stellarton will once again be opening up their drop in paintball on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:30 starting this weekend. There will be no charge for equipment rentals for the month of October,. You also sign up for the new 3 person paintball league starting October 12. Contact Rob at 396-7049 or Gary at 752-3793

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or emil anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca



WESTVILLE SETS PUBLIC CONSULTATION MEETING ON MOU
Tuesday 30th September 2014

Westville’s mayor and councilors are encouraging all residents to educate themselves ahead of an important upcoming public meeting. Westville will decide shortly whether to sign on with the towns of New Glasgow, Pictou and the Muncipality of Pictou in a Memorandum of Understanding. The towns of Trenton, Westville and Stellarton have recently had a Service Delivery Review completed by accountant Brian White to explore options and identify potential for delivering municipal services at a reduced cost . Councillor Lynn MacDonald says the study shows the three towns are running efficiently, while Councillor Bernie Murphy says the new review outlines options to joining the MOU. A summarized version of the Service Delivery Review will be posted on the town’s website alongside the MOU document shortly and the documents will also be made available for viewing at the town office and Westville library during business hours. The public meeting will be held on Monday, October 6 at 7pm in the gym at Westville’s Municipal building and both legal and financial perspectives will be given.

WESTVILLE LOOKING TO REVIEW POLICING
Tuesday 30th September 2014

Community policing was on Westville town council’s agenda last night, as the need to bring the towns costs down were considered. Councilor Charlie Sutherland pointed out that 24% of the last annual budget was spent on policing, up from 20% in 2006. Westville now spends over one million dollars per year on policing, which Sutherland compared with the town of Trenton, who cut their Policing cost from 800 000 to 500 000 by contracting the service from New Glasgow instead of maintaining their own force. Westville CAO Kelly Rice read a letter from Stellarton Mayor Joe Gennoe inviting them to support a request that a study be done by a independent consultant that would recommend how to best combine some police services within the county. Rice also read a letter from New Glasgow mayor Barry MacMillan opting out of the process, with the mayor saying New Glasgow is very satisfied with its current policing. The Westville councilors passed a motion to support Stellarton’s request for the study.

WESTVILLE TOWN COUNCIL MAKES REAL ESTATE PURCHASE
Tuesday 30th September 2014

The town of Westville has bought it's Post Office Building. Public Works Canada had listed the building on Main Street as a surplus property and offered it to the town for 70 000 dollars, but the town paid less than half that. Chief Administrative Officer Kelly Rice was congratulated by  town councilors at last night’s meeting for negotiating the sale for 30 000 . The deal will see Canada Post remain as tenants on a 5 year lease, as well as the retention of the upper floor tenants. Rice called the purchase “a sound investment” that has history and location. The Westville Post Office, also known as the Federal Building, was built in 1908 and  has been deemed a Heritage Property by the province.


UPDATE ON DR. W.A. MACLEOD SCHOOL PROVIDED TO WESTVILLE COUNCIL
Tuesday 30th September 2014

A Chignecto-Central Regional School Board member was on hand at last night’s monthly council meeting in Westville to give an update on the progress at Dr. W.A. MacLeod school in Riverton. Ron Marks says the roof is now half complete and the windows should be in by 1 November.  Councillor Bernie  Murphy asked about the effect of the construction on students, and Marks assured council that the work starts at 4:30 and lasts until after midnight, with no interaction between the workers and the children. The remodeling will see 5 million dollars spent to offer the same programming as other P-8 schools in the county.  Marks say an additional 3rd phase is dependent on securing 1.5 million dollars in new funding.

LOCAL SPORTS ROUND UP – SEPTEMBER 30
Tuesday 30th September 2014

Pictou County's Joey MacDonald will be starting the 2014-15 hockey season in Hamilton with the Bulldogs of the American Hockey League. The Montreal Canadiens announced yesterday that MacDonald was assigned to the farm team. The 34-year old veteran will head into the 'Dogs camp, which opens today, as one of three goalies, and is expected to take on a leadership role in the dressing room.

One game last night in the NSJHL saw the host Sackville Blazers come away with a 9-4 victory over the Strait Pirates. The Pictou County Scotians are back in action on Friday when they visit the Antigonish Bulldogs.

Registration for CANSKATE will be held tomorrow from 4-6 pm at the PC Wellness Centre. The Learn to Skate program for children and adults will be offered by the Mariposa East Skating Centre every Wednesday from 4:40-5:20pm. The program is set up for those who play hockey, ringette, figure skate or just want to skate with friends. Call 755-0145 or email info@mariposaeast.com for details.

The Final Registration for New Glasgow Minor Hockey Association Will be held on October 1st from 6pm to 9pm at the North End Recreation Centre.

The Pictou Fisheries Pool is now taking registration for a Bronze Medallion course. If you are 13 or over and hold a Bronze Star and wish to go on to become a National Lifeguard, then, this course will get you started. Course dates are: Oct 19, 20, 26 and Nov 2, 3. More info contact Pictou Recreation or email aquatics@townofpictou.com

The Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place Saturday, October 18th at the Westville Civic Building. The event will be held in honor of the late Hugh “Sparky” Paris, and will include the induction of three builders, one member of the media, and five athletes. In the builders category, Lisa Haley, Cathy Mason, and Roy Bennett will be honored. Steve Goodwin will be recognized for his efforts in sports journalism, while Clayton MacLeod, Tara Dunn, Courtnay Malcolm, Jennifer Weir, and Jason MacDonald will enter the hall in the athletes category. Special recognition will also be given to the organizers of the Scott Weeks Celebrity Golf Tournament and the Original Trenton Rink Builders.

The Sobeys indoor sports complex in Stellarton will once again be opening up their drop in paintball on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:30 starting this weekend. There will be no charge for equipment rentals for the month of October,. You also sign up for the new 3 person paintball league starting October 12. Contact Rob at 396-7049 or Gary at 752-3793

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or emil anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca


LOCAL SPORTS ROUND UP – SEPTEMBER 29 ***UPDATED***
Monday 29th September 2014

The Weeks Jr A Crushers lost for the first time this season Saturday night at the Rath Eastlink Community Centre in Truro. The Bearcats scored 6 consecutive times in the third periods, breaking open what was a one goal game at the time, and leading the way to a 10-4 win. The Crushers will not play again until this coming Thursday, when they host the Yarmouth Mariners at the Wellness Centre at 7pm.

The Pictou County Scotians of the NSJHL lost their home opener last night at Trenton Arena to the Glace Bay Jr. Miners by a score of 4-2. Lucas Eshelman led the way for the Scotians with a goal and an assist in the loss. The Scotians fall to 1-1 on the season, and will play a pair of games this coming weekend. On Friday they will visit the Antigonish Bulldogs before hosting the Cumberland County Blues on Sunday at 7pm at Trenton Arena

The Midget AAA Subway Northern Selects split a pair of games in the NSFMHL over the weekend. On Saturday they went to Bedford to take on Metro Boston Pizza, and fell by a score of 3-2 before bouncing back on Sunday afternoon at the Wellness Centre with a 5-1 win over the Cape Breton Panthers. The Northern Subway Selects are off to Moncton starting Friday to take part in the OPOE Female Midget “AAA” 2014 Pre Season Jamboree. The tournament features Female AAA teams from NB and NS. The Selects next see regular season action on Saturday October 18th

It was a tough home loss for the Weeks Major Midgets yesterday afternoon at the Pictou County Wellness Centre, falling to the Newbridge Academy Gladiators by a score of 5-1. The Weeks are now off until October 11 and 12.

The Northumberland Lady Knighthawks won twice in the past week, taking victories over the Hants East Tigers and North Nova Gryphons. Both games ended in identical 2-1 score lines. Next up for the Lady Nighthawks will be a pair of road games on Tuesday when they travel to the Shiretown play the Pictou Academy Pitbulls and then the squad hits the road for a game in the border town versus the Amherst Vikettes on Thursday.

The Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers took both ends of a weekend double-header in Berwick as they beat Valley Kings Mutual by scores of 2-0 and 5-1. Andrew MacLeod earned the shutout in goal on Saturday, stopping 26 shots to get the win, then got the win on Sunday as well with 14 saves on 15 shots. The Crushers improve their record to 3-2 on the season, and will take on the Nova Junior X-Men in Antigonish this Saturday before hosting the Newbridge Senators at the Wellness Centre Sunday afternoon at 12:15pm.

It was a tough weekend on the home pitch for St. Francis Xavier soccer teams, as the X-Men and X-Women combined to lose 3 of 4 games played. On Friday, UNB Varsity Reds swept a double-header, with the final score in the X-Women's game 3-1, while the X-Men fell 2-0. Then yesterday the Cape Breton Capers arrived in Antigonish, with the X-Women coming away with the 1-0 win before the X-Men lost another 2-0 final. The X-Men football team also lost on home turf, as the Montreal Carabins dominated in a 47-0 final score. The X-Women rugby team continued their strong season with a 34-5 win over the UPEI Panthers in Charlottetown.

It was another successful fundraiser for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation as 25-thousand dollars were raised in the 5K and 10K Run yesterday in Pictou. In the 5K Run, Mac Murray of Pictou was first across the finish line, while Cassidy Mason of Three Brooks led the way for the female runners. Stellarton's David Hood won the 10K race on the men's side, while Gena Henderson was the first woman to cross the finish line. Complete race results can be found on atlanticchip.ca

The Northumberland Lady Knighthawks won gold at the SAERC Division 1 Volleyball Tournament over the weekend. They defeated Prince Andrew High in the Quarter-Finals, Sydney Academy in the Semi-Finals, and Notre Dame Academy in the Championship Game. Riley MacLean and Katie Nickerson were named as tournament all-stars while Jamie Crockett won the Tournament MVP.

Registration for CANSKATE will be held this Wed, Oct 1st from 4-6 pm at the PC Wellness Centre. The Learn to Skate program for children and adults will be offered by the Mariposa East Skating Centre every Wednesday from 4:40-5:20pm. The program is set up for those who play hockey, ringette, figure skate or just want to skate with friends. Call 755-0145 or email info@mariposaeast.com for details.

The Pictou Fisheries Pool is now taking registration for a Bronze Medallion course. If you are 13 or over & hold a Bronze Star and wish to go on to become a National Lifeguard, then, this course will get you started. Course dates are: Oct 19, 20, 26 and Nov 2, 3. More info contact Pictou Recreation or email aquatics@townofpictou.com

The Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place Saturday, October 18th at the Westville Civic Building. The event will be held in honor of the late Hugh “Sparky” Paris, and will include the induction of three builders, one member of the media, and five athletes. In the builders category, Lisa Haley, Cathy Mason, and Roy Bennett will be honored. Steve Goodwin will be recognized for his efforts in sports journalism, while Clayton MacLeod, Tara Dunn, Courtnay Malcolm, Jennifer Weir, and Jason MacDonald will enter the hall in the athletes category. Special recognition will also be given to the organizers of the Scott Weeks Celebrity Golf Tournament and the Original Trenton Rink Builders.

The Sobeys indoor sports complex in Stellarton will once again be opening up their drop in paintball on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:30 starting Oct 3 their will be no charge for equipment rentals for the month of October,. You also sign up for the new 3 person paintball league starting October 12. Contact Rob at 396-7049 or call Gary at 752-3793

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or emil anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca



LOCAL SPORTS ROUND UP – SEPTEMBER 28
Sunday 28th September 2014

The Weeks Jr A Crushers lost for the first time this season last night at the Rath Eastlink Community Centre in Truro. The Bearcats scored 6 consecutive times in the third periods, breaking open what was a one goal game at the time, and leading the way to a 10-4 win. The Crushers will not play again until this coming Thursday, when they host the Yarmouth Mariners at the Wellness Centre at 7pm.

Sending a Shout to the Pictou County Scotians who are playing their first home game of the season this evening at 7pm at the Trenton Arena! 

St. Francis Xavier X-Men and X-Women soccer teams host Cape Breton at Oland Stadium this afternoon. The womens match gets underway at 1pm, followed by the men's match at 3:15pm.

Pictou County's top two Midget teams will be playing at home this afternoon in a double header. First up at 1pm, the Weeks Major Midgets will host the Newbridge Senators. Then at 3:30pm, the Subway Northern Selects of the Nova Scotia Female Midget AAA Hockey League will play host to the Panthers from Cape Breton.

CANSKATE is starting soon at the Wellness Centre. The Learn to Skate program for children and adults will be offered by the Mariposa East Skating Centre every Wednesday from 4:40-5:20pm. The program is set up for those who play hockey, ringette, figure skate or just want to skate with friends. Registration Date is Wednesday Oct 1st from 4 to 6pm at the PC Wellness Centre. Call 755-0145 or email info@mariposaeast.com for details.

The Pictou Fisheries Pool is now taking registration for a Bronze Medallion course. If you are at least 13 years of age or hold a Bronze Star and wish to go on to become a National Lifeguard, then, this course will get you started. Course dates are: Oct 19, 20, 26 and Nov 2, 3. For more information or to register contact Pictou Recreation Aquatics at 902-485-5301 or aquatics@townofpictou.com

Online registration is now open and tryouts will take place soon for the XFC Soccer Club. XFC is looking for players in the boys and girls Under 14, Under 16, and Under 18 age groups. Registration can be done online at soccerxfc.org. Evaluations today at 11 am for the U14 teams and 12:30pm for U16 and U18. Evaluations will wrap up on Thanksgiving Monday, October 13, at 12:00 for the U14 girls, 1:30pm for the U14 boys, 3pm for U16 and U18 girls, and 4:30pm for U16 and U18 boys.

The Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place Saturday, October 18th at the Westville Civic Building. The event will be held in honor of the late Hugh “Sparky” Paris, and will include the induction of three builders, one member of the media, and five athletes. In the builders category, Lisa Haley, Cathy Mason, and Roy Bennett will be honored. Steve Goodwin will be recognized for his efforts in sports journalism, while Clayton MacLeod, Tara Dunn, Courtnay Malcolm, Jennifer Weir, and Jason MacDonald will enter the hall in the athletes category. Special recognition will also be given to the organizers of the Scott Weeks Celebrity Golf Tournament and the Original Trenton Rink Builders.

The Sobeys indoor sports complex in Stellarton will once again be opening up their drop in paintball on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:30 starting Oct 3 their will be no charge for equipment rentals for the month of October,. You also sign up for the new 3 person paintball league starting October 12. Contact Rob at 396-7049 or call Gary at 752-3793

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or emil anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca


LOCAL SPORTS ROUND-UP *SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 27*
Saturday 27th September 2014

The Weeks Crushers look to keep this season's undefeated streak going when they hit the road to take on Truro. The 4-and-0 Crushers will take on the Bearcats this eveing for the first time this season in a rematch of last year's Eastlink Division Finals. Join us on Classic Rock 97.9 for our first Crushers broadcast in our new home, with the pre-game show starting at 6:45pm.

St. Francis Xavier X-Men and X-Women soccer teams host Cape Breton at Oland Stadium tomorrow afternoon at 1 and 3:15pm. Oland Stadium will also be hosting inter-conference football this afternoon at 2pm, when the Montreal Carabins make their way to Antigonish.

Pictou County's top two Midget teams will be playing at home on Sunday afternoon in a double header. First up at 1pm, the Weeks Major Midgets will host the Newbridge Senators. Then at 3:30pm, the Subway Northern Selects of the Nova Scotia Female Midget AAA Hockey League will play host to the Panthers from Cape Breton.

CANSKATE is starting soon at the Wellness Centre. The Learn to Skate program for children and adults will be offered by the Mariposa East Skating Centre every Wednesday from 4:40-5:20pm. The program is set up for those who play hockey, ringette, figure skate or just want to skate with friends. Registration Date is Wednesday Oct 1st from 4 to 6pm at the PC Wellness Centre. Call 755-0145 or email info@mariposaeast.com for details.

The Pictou Fisheries Pool is now taking registration for a Bronze Medallion course. If you are at least 13 years of age or hold a Bronze Star and wish to go on to become a National Lifeguard, then, this course will get you started. Course dates are: Oct 19, 20, 26 and Nov 2, 3. For more information or to register contact Pictou Recreation Aquatics at 902-485-5301 or aquatics@townofpictou.com

Online registration is now open and tryouts will take place soon for the XFC Soccer Club. XFC is looking for players in the boys and girls Under 14, Under 16, and Under 18 age groups. Registration can be done online at soccerxfc.org. Evaluations begin this Sunday September 28, at 11 am for the U14 teams and 12:30pm for U16 and U18. Evaluations will wrap up on Thanksgiving Monday, October 13, at 12:00 for the U14 girls, 1:30pm for the U14 boys, 3pm for U16 and U18 girls, and 4:30pm for U16 and U18 boys.

The Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place Saturday, October 18th at the Westville Civic Building. The event will be held in honor of the late Hugh “Sparky” Paris, and will include the induction of three builders, one member of the media, and five athletes. In the builders category, Lisa Haley, Cathy Mason, and Roy Bennett will be honored. Steve Goodwin will be recognized for his efforts in sports journalism, while Clayton MacLeod, Tara Dunn, Courtnay Malcolm, Jennifer Weir, and Jason MacDonald will enter the hall in the athletes category. Special recognition will also be given to the organizers of the Scott Weeks Celebrity Golf Tournament and the Original Trenton Rink Builders.

The Sobeys indoor sports complex in Stellarton will once again be opening up their drop in paintball on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:30 starting Oct 3 their will be no charge for equipment rentals for the month of October,. You also sign up for the new 3 person paintball league starting October 12. Contact Rob at 396-7049 or call Gary at 752-3793

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or emil anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca


LOCAL SPORTS ROUND UP – SEPTEMBER 25
Friday 26th September 2014

The Weeks Crushers remain undefeated after beating the Valley Wildcats last night 7-2 at the Wellness Centre. Mike Lyle continues to lead the offensive push for the Crushers, as he had five points last night, one goal and four assists. Cole Murphy had a hat trick, and Devan Tremblay stopped 25 of 27 shots to earn the win in goal. The Crushers take over first place in the Eastlink Division with the win as they improve to 4-0, although the Wildcats can regain the lead with a win tonight at home against Truro. Speaking of the Bearcats, the Crushers will hit the road on Saturday night to take on Truro. Join us on Classic Rock 97.9 for our first Crushers broadcast in our new home, with the pre-game show starting at 6:45pm.

Pictou County's top two Midget teams will be playing at home on Sunday afternoon in a double header. First up at 1pm, the Weeks Major Midgets will host the Newbridge Senators. Then at 3:30pm, the Subway Northern Selects of the Nova Scotia Female Midget AAA Hockey League will play host to the Panthers from Cape Breton.

Hockey Nova Scotia is conducting a Hockey Canada Officiating Program Referee Certification Clinic at the NSCC in Stellarton this Saturday, 27 September from 8:30am to 5pm. All new and returning officials can register online at http://ehockey.hockeycanada.ca . All new Officials must be 14 by 31 December to register. Anyone with questions regarding the upcoming season can contact PCMH Referee in Chief Dave Lochead at davelochead@eastlink.ca or phone 902-301-2984.

CANSKATE is starting soon at the Wellness Centre. The Learn to Skate program for children and adults will be offered by the Mariposa East Skating Centre every Wednesday from 4:40-5:20pm. The program is set up for those who play hockey, ringette, figure skate or just want to skate with friends. Registration Dates are Oct 3rd and 4th. Call 902-755-0145 or email info@mariposaeast.com for details.

The Pictou Fisheries Pool is now taking registration for a Bronze Medallion course. If you are at least 13 years of age or hold a Bronze Star and wish to go on to become a National Lifeguard, then, this course will get you started. Course dates are: Oct 19, 20, 26 and Nov 2, 3. For more information or to register contact Pictou Recreation Aquatics at 902-485-5301 or aquatics@townofpictou.com

Pictou County Minor Hockey Association would like to notify all parents and players that the Rep Division of PCMHA is the only division which will be offering checking hockey in Pictou County for the 2014/15 season. Any player who is interested in playing checking hockey at the Bantam or Midget level this season will have to register with the Rep Division of PCMHA. There will be no other checking hockey in the Pictou County Minor Hockey System. If you have previously registered with a town division to play checking hockey, you will now have to register with the rep division of PCMHA in order to play checking hockey. A special registration will be held tonight from 6-7pm in the lobby of the Wellness Centre for those who have missed earlier registration. The tryout cost for all new registrants will be $50.00. The Rep division offers multiple teams at both the Bantam and Midget levels to accommodate players interested in checking hockey. The first tryout sessions for Bantam A will be Friday, September 27th at 7:30 pm at the Wellness Centre. The Midget tryouts sessions will be posted on the PCMHA web page and will begin the week of September 29th.

Online registration is now open and tryouts will take place soon for the XFC Soccer Club. XFC is looking for players in the boys and girls Under 14, Under 16, and Under 18 age groups. Registration can be done online at soccerxfc.org. Evaluations begin this Sunday September 28, at 11 am for the U14 teams and 12:30pm for U16 and U18. Evaluations will wrap up on Thanksgiving Monday, October 13, at 12:00 for the U14 girls, 1:30pm for the U14 boys, 3pm for U16 and U18 girls, and 4:30pm for U16 and U18 boys.

The Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place Saturday, October 18th at the Westville Civic Building. The event will be held in honor of the late Hugh “Sparky” Paris, and will include the induction of three builders, one member of the media, and five athletes. In the builders category, Lisa Haley, Cathy Mason, and Roy Bennett will be honored. Steve Goodwin will be recognized for his efforts in sports journalism, while Clayton MacLeod, Tara Dunn, Courtnay Malcolm, Jennifer Weir, and Jason MacDonald will enter the hall in the athletes category. Special recognition will also be given to the organizers of the Scott Weeks Celebrity Golf Tournament and the Original Trenton Rink Builders.

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

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or emil anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca



TWO VEHICLE COLLISION SENDS ONE TO HOSPITAL
Thursday 25th September 2014

The driver of a car was taken to hospital yesterday afternoon when the car was hit by a truck that failed to stop at an intersection. The collision happened late yesterday afternoon on Westville Road. There is no word at this time as to the extent of the injuries, or whether any charges will be laid. Police indicate that they are still investigating the incident.

LOCAL SPORTS ROUND UP – SEPTEMBER 25
Thursday 25th September 2014

The Weeks Crushers are back in action for a pair of games this weekend, starting with their regular Thursday night home game tonight against the first place Valley Wildcats. The Wildcats come into the game with a one point lead in the Eastlink Division over the undefeated Crushers, as the Crushers have played three fewer games. Game time at the Wellness Centre is 7pm. Then on Saturday night, the Crushers will hit the road to take on the Truro Bearcats. Join us on Classic Rock 97.9 for our first Crushers broadcast in our new home, with the pre-game show starting at 6:45pm.

Some local high school soccer action tonight will see an all Pictou County match-up when the Lady Knighthawks from Northumberland host the North Nova Gryphons at the field in Alma. Meanwhile, the Pictou Academy Pitbulls Senior boys soccer team hit the road tonight when they travel to Brookfield to play South Colchester Academy.

The Weeks Major Midgets fought back from a goal down four times to tie the game against the Halifax MacDonald's last night in NSMMHL, but could not do it a fifth time when the Macs scored with just over 3 minutes left in the third period to earn the 5-4 victory, and take over sole possession of first place. Special teams were the story of the game, as four of the nine goals scored came on the power play, two for each team, while Halifax also scored once short-handed. The Weeks are back in action this weekend for just one game. On Sunday afternoon at 1pm at the Wellness Centre they will host the Newbridge Academy Gladiators.

Hockey Nova Scotia is conducting a Hockey Canada Officiating Program Referee Certification Clinic at the NSCC in Stellarton this Saturday, 27 September from 8:30am to 5pm. All new and returning officials can register online at http://ehockey.hockeycanada.ca . All new Officials must be 14 by 31 December to register. Anyone with questions regarding the upcoming season can contact PCMH Referee in Chief Dave Lochead at davelochead@eastlink.ca or phone 902-301-2984.

CANSKATE is starting soon at the Wellness Centre. The Learn to Skate program for children and adults will be offered by the Mariposa East Skating Centre every Wednesday from 4:40-5:20pm. The program is set up for those who play hockey, ringette, figure skate or just want to skate with friends. Registration Dates are Oct 3rd and 4th. Call 902-755-0145 or email info@mariposaeast.com for details.

The Pictou Fisheries Pool is now taking registration for a Bronze Medallion course. If you are at least 13 years of age or hold a Bronze Star and wish to go on to become a National Lifeguard, then, this course will get you started. Course dates are: Oct 19, 20, 26 and Nov 2, 3. For more information or to register contact Pictou Recreation Aquatics at 902-485-5301 or aquatics@townofpictou.com

Pictou County Minor Hockey Association would like to notify all parents and players that the Rep Division of PCMHA is the only division which will be offering checking hockey in Pictou County for the 2014/15 season. Any player who is interested in playing checking hockey at the Bantam or Midget level this season will have to register with the Rep Division of PCMHA. There will be no other checking hockey in the Pictou County Minor Hockey System. If you have previously registered with a town division to play checking hockey, you will now have to register with the rep division of PCMHA in order to play checking hockey. A special registration will be held on Friday, September 27, from 6-7pm in the lobby of the Wellness Centre for those who have missed earlier registration. The tryout cost for all new registrants will be $50.00. The Rep division offers multiple teams at both the Bantam and Midget levels to accommodate players interested in checking hockey. The first tryout sessions for Bantam A will be Friday, September 27th at 7:30 pm at the Wellness Centre. The Midget tryouts sessions will be posted on the PCMHA web page and will begin the week of September 29th.

Online registration is now open and tryouts will take place soon for the XFC Soccer Club. XFC is looking for players in the boys and girls Under 14, Under 16, and Under 18 age groups. Registration can be done online at soccerxfc.org. Evaluations begin this Sunday September 28, at 11 am for the U14 teams and 12:30pm for U16 and U18. Evaluations will wrap up on Thanksgiving Monday, October 13, at 12:00 for the U14 girls, 1:30pm for the U14 boys, 3pm for U16 and U18 girls, and 4:30pm for U16 and U18 boys.

The Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place Saturday, October 18th at the Westville Civic Building. The event will be held in honor of the late Hugh “Sparky” Paris, and will include the induction of three builders, one member of the media, and five athletes. In the builders category, Lisa Haley, Cathy Mason, and Roy Bennett will be honored. Steve Goodwin will be recognized for his efforts in sports journalism, while Clayton MacLeod, Tara Dunn, Courtnay Malcolm, Jennifer Weir, and Jason MacDonald will enter the hall in the athletes category. Special recognition will also be given to the organizers of the Scott Weeks Celebrity Golf Tournament and the Original Trenton Rink Builders.

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

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or emil anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca


LOCAL SPORTS ROUND UP – SEPTEMBER 24
Wednesday 24th September 2014

The Weeks Crushers are back in action for a pair of games this weekend, starting with their regular Thursday night home game tomorrow against the first place Valley Wildcats. The Wildcats come into the game with a one point lead in the Eastlink Division over the undefeated Crushers, as the Crushers have played three fewer games. Game time at the Wellness Centre is 7pm. Then on Saturday night, the Crushers will hit the road to take on the Truro Bearcats. Join us on Classic Rock 97.9 for our first Crushers broadcast in our new home, with the pre-game show starting at 6:45pm.

Pictou Academy Senior boys soccer team chaulked up their second straight win in the Chignecto Soccer League with a 2-1 shootout win against Amherst Regional High School. Logan Mac Donald scored in regulation time for Pictou; in the shootout PA outscored Amherst 4-3. Tim Shea picked up the win in nets for the Pitbulls. The boy’s next game will be Thursday when they travel to Brookfield to play South Colchester Academy.

Hockey Nova Scotia is conducting a Hockey Canada Officiating Program Referee Certification Clinic at the NSCC in Stellarton this Saturday, 27 September from 8:30am to 5pm. All new and returning officials can register online at http://ehockey.hockeycanada.ca . All new Officials must be 14 by 31 December to register. Anyone with questions regarding the upcoming season can contact PCMH Referee in Chief Dave Lochead at davelochead@eastlink.ca or phone 902-301-2984.

The East Pictou Silver Blades will be holding a registration session for the CanSkate Learn to Skate program and their figure skating programs tonight from 6:30 to 8pm at the Thorburn rink. Programs are available for children ages 3 and up. Please have your child's health card with you when you register. For more info -check out their Facebook page, or email eastpictousilverblades@hotmail.com

CANSKATE is also starting soon at the Wellness Centre. The Learn to Skate program for children and adults will be offered by the Mariposa East Skating Centre every Wednesday from 4:40-5:20pm. The program is set up for those who play hockey, ringette, figure skate or just want to skate with friends. Registration Dates are Oct 3rd and 4th. Call 902-755-0145 or email info@mariposaeast.com for details.

The Pictou Fisheries Pool is now taking registration for a Bronze Medallion course. If you are at least 13 years of age or hold a Bronze Star and wish to go on to become a National Lifeguard, then, this course will get you started. Course dates are: Oct 19, 20, 26 and Nov 2, 3. For more information or to register contact Pictou Recreation Aquatics at 902-485-5301 or aquatics@townofpictou.com

Pictou County Minor Hockey Association would like to notify all parents and players that the Rep Division of PCMHA is the only division which will be offering checking hockey in Pictou County for the 2014/15 season. Any player who is interested in playing checking hockey at the Bantam or Midget level this season will have to register with the Rep Division of PCMHA. There will be no other checking hockey in the Pictou County Minor Hockey System. If you have previously registered with a town division to play checking hockey, you will now have to register with the rep division of PCMHA in order to play checking hockey. A special registration will be held on Friday, September 27, from 6-7pm in the lobby of the Wellness Centre for those who have missed earlier registration. The tryout cost for all new registrants will be $50.00. The Rep division offers multiple teams at both the Bantam and Midget levels to accommodate players interested in checking hockey. The first tryout sessions for Bantam A will be Friday, September 27th at 7:30 pm at the Wellness Centre. The Midget tryouts sessions will be posted on the PCMHA web page and will begin the week of September 29th.

Online registration is now open and tryouts will take place soon for the XFC Soccer Club. XFC is looking for players in the boys and girls Under 14, Under 16, and Under 18 age groups. Registration can be done online at soccerxfc.org. Evaluations begin this Sunday September 28, at 11 am for the U14 teams and 12:30pm for U16 and U18. Evaluations will wrap up on Thanksgiving Monday, October 13, at 12:00 for the U14 girls, 1:30pm for the U14 boys, 3pm for U16 and U18 girls, and 4:30pm for U16 and U18 boys.

The Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place Saturday, October 18th at the Westville Civic Building. The event will be held in honor of the late Hugh “Sparky” Paris, and will include the induction of three builders, one member of the media, and five athletes. In the builders category, Lisa Haley, Cathy Mason, and Roy Bennett will be honored. Steve Goodwin will be recognized for his efforts in sports journalism, while Clayton MacLeod, Tara Dunn, Courtnay Malcolm, Jennifer Weir, and Jason MacDonald will enter the hall in the athletes category. Special recognition will also be given to the organizers of the Scott Weeks Celebrity Golf Tournament and the Original Trenton Rink Builders.

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

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or emil anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca



LOCAL SPORTS ROUND UP – SEPTEMBER 23
Tuesday 23rd September 2014

The Northumberland Lady Knighthawks are in action tonight as they visit the Hant East Tigers in league action. The game is a rematch of the third place game in the 6th annual Dexter Vint 3-D Memorial Tournament this past weekend, which went to a shootout before the Tigers were able to secure the victory. The next home game for the Lady Knighthawks is on Thursday, when they host the North Nova Gryphons.

The East Pictou Silver Blades will be holding registration sessions for the CanSkate Learn to Skate program and their figure skating programs tomorrow (Wednesday) from 6:30 to 8pm at the Thorburn rink. Programs are available for children ages 3 and up. Please have your child's health card with you when you register. For more info - check out their Facebook page, or email eastpictousilverblades@hotmail.com

CANSKATE is also starting soon at the Wellness Centre. The Learn to Skate program for children and adults will be offered by the Mariposa East Skating Centre every Wednesday from 4:40-5:20pm. The program is set up for those who play hockey, ringette, figure skate or just want to skate with friends. Registration Dates are Oct 3rd and 4th. Call 902-755-0145 or email info@mariposaeast.com  for details.

The Pictou Fisheries Pool is now taking registration for a Bronze Medallion course. If you are at least 13 years of age or old a Bronze Star and wish to go on to become a National Lifeguard, then, this course will get you started. Course dates are: Oct 19, 20, 26 and Nov 2, 3. For more information or to register contact Pictou Recreation Aquatics at 902-485-5301 or aquatics@townofpictou.com

Pictou County Minor Hockey Association would like to notify all parents and players that the Rep Division of PCMHA is the only division which will be offering checking hockey in Pictou County for the 2014/15 season. Any player who is interested in playing checking hockey at the Bantam or Midget level this season will have to register with the Rep Division of PCMHA. There will be no other checking hockey in the Pictou County Minor Hockey System. If you have previously registered with a town division to play checking hockey, you will now have to register with the rep division of PCMHA in order to play checking hockey. A special registration will be held on Friday, September 27, from 6-7pm in the lobby of the Wellness Centre for those who have missed earlier registration. The tryout cost for all new registrants will be $50.00. The Rep division offers multiple teams at both the Bantam and Midget levels to accommodate players interested in checking hockey. The first tryout sessions for Bantam A will be Friday, September 27th at 7:30 pm at the Wellness Centre. The Midget tryouts sessions will be posted on the PCMHA web page and will begin the week of September 29th.

Online registration is now open and tryouts will take place soon for the XFC Soccer Club. XFC is looking for players in the boys and girls Under 14, Under 16, and Under 18 age groups. Registration can be done online at soccerxfc.org. Evaluations will take place Sunday September 28, at 11 am for the U14 teams and 12:30pm for U16 and U18. Evaluations will wrap up on Thanksgiving Monday, October 13, at 12:00 for the U14 girls, 1:30pm for the U14 boys, 3pm for U16 and U18 girls, and 4:30pm for U16 and U18 boys.

The Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place Saturday, October 18th at the Westville Civic Building. The event will be held in honor of the late Hugh “Sparky” Paris, and will include the induction of three builders, one member of the media, and five athletes. In the builders category, Lisa Haley, Cathy Mason, and Roy Bennett will be honored. Steve Goodwin will be recognized for his efforts in sports journalism, while Clayton MacLeod, Tara Dunn, Courtnay Malcolm, Jennifer Weir, and Jason MacDonald will enter the hall in the athletes category. Special recognition will also be given to the organizers of the Scott Weeks Celebrity Golf Tournament and the Original Trenton Rink Builders.

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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LOCAL SPORTS ROUND UP – SEPTEMBER 21
Monday 22nd September 2014

The Kickin' Vixens finished their season with another victory over Bazooka Joe's in Fredericton over the weekend by a score of 219-199. VooDoo McCue was named MVP Blocker while Goldie LaTush was MVP Jammer for the Vixens who ended the season on a 5 match winning streak.

The Weeks Major Midgets improved to 3-1 on the season after a pair of victories at home over the South Shore Mustangs this weekend. Jack Lynds stopped 30 of 31 shots on Saturday night, and the Weeks were led offensively by Blair Dewtie and Matt Warner with 2 points each as they defeated the Mustangs 3-1. Then on Sunday afternoon, Luke Melanson stepped up between the pipes, making 48 saves on 52 shots, which was enough to send the game to a shootout, which the Weeks won giving them the 5-4 victory. The Major Midgets have a mid-week game in Halifax this Wednesday, with the winner taking over first place in the standings.

The Subway Northern Selects of the Nova Scotia Female Midget Hockey League took on the East Hants Penguins in a home-and-home double header over the weekend, and picked up the victory on Saturday thanks to a power play goal in the final minute, taking the game 3-2. The return match in Lantz on Sunday saw the Selects win again, this time by a score of 2-0. Adi Small earned the shutout in goal. The Selects will take on Metro Boston Pizza in Bedford on Saturday before hosting Cape Breton Sunday afternoon at the Wellness Centre.

The Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers used a pair of power play goals to help lead them to a 3-1 win over the Halifax ACCEL Hawks at the Wellness Centre Saturday night. It was the first win of the season for the Crushers, who will hit the road for a pair against Valley in Berwick this weekend.

The Northumberland Regional Lady Knighthawks soccer team hosted the 6th Annual Dexter Vint 3D Memorial Tournament over the weekend at the field in Alma, and finished the preliminary round with a 1-1 record, putting them into the semi-finals against Kings-Edgehill. The Lady Knighthawks lost that game, then lost in the consolation final to Hants East on penalty kicks, finishing in fourth. The Pictou Academy Pitbulls finished the preliminary round in 5th, but lost both placement round games against North Nova and Middleton, while the Gryphons also beat Middleton in the placement round games. The Championship game between Kings Edgehill and Northeast Kings went to a shootout, which was eventually won by Northeast Kings.

Both St. Francis Xavier hockey teams hosted exhibition games over the weekend, and both came away with victories. Former Weeks Crusher Ryan Fortune had an assist for the X-Men, while another former Crusher, Brandon Thibeau, stopped 26 of 30 shots in net for Moncton as the X-Men beat the Aigles Bleus 4-3 on Friday night. Then on Sunday afternoon, the X-Women shut out the Dalhousie Tigers 4-0. The X-Men and X-Women soccer teams did not have the same success, as they also hosted Dalhousie on Sunday. The X-Women fell to the Tigers 2-1, while the X-Men held on for a scoreless tie.

The East Pictou Silver Blades will be holding registration sessions for the CanSkate Learn to Skate program and their figure skating programs today and Wednesday from 6:30 to 8pm at the Thorburn rink. Programs are available for children ages 3 and up. Please have your child's health card with you when you register. For more info -check out their Facebook page, or email eastpictousilverblades@hotmail.com

The Pictou Fisheries Pool is now taking registration for a Bronze Medallion course. If you are at least 13 years of age or old a Bronze Star and wish to go on to become a National Lifeguard, then, this course will get you started. Course dates are: Oct 19, 20, 26 and Nov 2, 3. For more information or to register contact Pictou Recreation Aquatics at 902-485-5301 or aquatics@townofpictou.com

Online registration is now open and tryouts will take place soon for the XFC Soccer Club. XFC is looking for players in the boys and girls Under 14, Under 16, and Under 18 age groups. Registration can be done online at soccerxfc.org. Evaluations will take place Sunday September 28, at 11 am for the U14 teams and 12:30pm for U16 and U18. Evaluations will wrap up on Thanksgiving Monday, October 13, at 12:00 for the U14 girls, 1:30pm for the U14 boys, 3pm for U16 and U18 girls, and 4:30pm for U16 and U18 boys.

The Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place Saturday, October 18th at the Westville Civic Building. The event will be held in honor of the late Hugh “Sparky” Paris, and will include the induction of three builders, one member of the media, and five athletes. In the builders category, Lisa Haley, Cathy Mason, and Roy Bennett will be honored. Steve Goodwin will be recognized for his efforts in sports journalism, while Clayton MacLeod, Tara Dunn, Courtnay Malcolm, Jennifer Weir, and Jason MacDonald will enter the hall in the athletes category. Special recognition will also be given to the organizers of the Scott Weeks Celebrity Golf Tournament and the Original Trenton Rink Builders.

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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LOCAL SPORTS ROUND UP * SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 *
Sunday 21st September 2014

A 25-save shutout performance by Devan Tremblay as well as Luc Poirier scoring his first career Junior A goal highlighted the Weeks Crushers 4-0 victory on Thursday night over the Bridgewater Lumberjacks. Mike Lyle scored his fifth of the season, Garrett Lambke got a power play marker, and Cole Murphy rounded out the scoring fo the home team who improved to 3-0 on the season. The Crushers are now off until Thursday when they host the Valley Wildcats.

Pictou Academy Senior Boys soccer team got their first win in the Northern Nova Scotia Soccer League with a 5-3 win over Hants East Tigers in Lantz on Thursday. PA fell behind early 3-0 but came back to score five unanswered goals. Tim Shea played a strong game in nets, and scoring for the Pitbulls were Logan Mac Donald with 2 goals with singles coming from Jesse Hughes, Bryden Turple and Keegan Baillie-Malloy. Next league game is Tuesday against Amherst at Mc Culloch Field in Pictou.

Blayre Turnbull of Stellarton continues to turn heads at Hockey Canada . She is one of three Nova Scotians invited to attend the National Women's Team Fall Festival. 58 players in total will participate in the week long event starting Monday in Calgary. This will serve as an evaluation camp for Hockey Canada ahead of the 2015 IIHF Womens World Championships, which will be hosted by Sweden in April.

A busy day at the Pictou County Wellness Centre - with the Weeks Major Midgets hosting the South Shore Mustangs . As well, the Subway Northern Selects will host East Hants and the Scotsburn Major Bantams host Halifax this evening.

The East Pictou Silver Blades will be holding registration sessions for the CanSkate Learn to Skate program and their figure skating programs this coming Monday and Wednesday from 6:30 to 8pm at the Thorburn rink. Programs are available for children ages 3 and up. Please have your child's health card with you when you register. For more info -check out their Facebook page, or email eastpictousilverblades@hotmail.com

The Pictou Fisheries Pool is now taking registration for a Bronze Medallion course. If you are at least 13 years of age or old a Bronze Star and wish to go on to become a National Lifeguard, then, this course will get you started. Course dates are: Oct 19, 20, 26 and Nov 2, 3. For more information or to register contact Pictou Recreation Aquatics at 902-485-5301 or aquatics@townofpictou.com

Online registration is now open and tryouts will take place soon for the XFC Soccer Club. XFC is looking for players in the boys and girls Under 14, Under 16, and Under 18 age groups. Registration can be done online at soccerxfc.org. Evaluations will take place Sunday September 28, at 11 am for the U14 teams and 12:30pm for U16 and U18. Evaluations will wrap up on Thanksgiving Monday, October 13, at 12:00 for the U14 girls, 1:30pm for the U14 boys, 3pm for U16 and U18 girls, and 4:30pm for U16 and U18 boys.

The Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place Saturday, October 18th at the Westville Civic Building. The event will be held in honor of the late Hugh “Sparky” Paris, and will include the induction of three builders, one member of the media, and five athletes. In the builders category, Lisa Haley, Cathy Mason, and Roy Bennett will be honored. Steve Goodwin will be recognized for his efforts in sports journalism, while Clayton MacLeod, Tara Dunn, Courtnay Malcolm, Jennifer Weir, and Jason MacDonald will enter the hall in the athletes category. Special recognition will also be given to the organizers of the Scott Weeks Celebrity Golf Tournament and the Original Trenton Rink Builders.

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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LOCAL SPORTS ROUND-UP *SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20* UPDATE
Saturday 20th September 2014

A 25-save shutout performance by Devan Tremblay as well as Luc Poirier scoring his first career Junior A goal highlighted the Weeks Crushers 4-0 victory on Thursday night over the Bridgewater Lumberjacks. Mike Lyle scored his fifth of the season, Garrett Lambke got a power play marker, and Cole Murphy rounded out the scoring for the home team who improved to 3-0 on the season. The Crushers are now off until Thursday when they host the Valley Wildcats.

Pictou Academy Senior Boys soccer team got their first win in the Northern Nova Scotia Soccer League with a 5-3 win over Hants East Tigers in Lantz on Thursday. PA fell behind early 3-0 but came back to score five unanswered goals. Tim Shea played a strong game in nets, and scoring for the Pitbulls were Logan Mac Donald with 2 goals with singles coming from Jesse Hughes, Bryden Turple and Keegan Baillie-Malloy. Next league game is Tuesday against Amherst at Mc Culloch Field in Pictou.

Blayre Turnbull of Stellarton continues to turn heads at Hockey Canada . She is one of three Nova Scotians invited to attend the National Women's Team Fall Festival. 58 players in total will participate in the week long event starting Monday in Calgary. This will serve as an evaluation camp for Hockey Canada ahead of the 2015 IIHF Womens World Championships, which will be hosted by Sweden in April.

The Pictou County Wellness Centre will be a busy place this weekend, with the Weeks Major Midgets hosting the South Shore Mustangs for a double-header this evening and Sunday afternoon. As well, the Subway Northern Selects will host East Hants this afternoon and the Scotsburn Major Bantams host Halifax this evening. As well, A unique event will show off feats of strength while raising money for a wonderful cause. The United Way Pulling for Change will take place at the Wellness Centre tomorrow at 10am, with 17 teams of 10 pulling a 20,000 pound fire truck a distance of 50 feet.

The St. Francis Xavier X-Men and X-Women hockey teams will both be hosting exhibition games this weekend, while the X-Men and X-Women soccer teams will host a regular season double header. The X-Women hockey team will host Dalhousie in the Auxilliary Arena at the Keating Millenium Centre on Sunday afternoon, while the soccer teams will also host the Tigers and also play on Sunday afternoon.

The East Pictou Silver Blades will be holding registration sessions for the CanSkate Learn to Skate program and their figure skating programs this coming Monday and Wednesday from 6:30 to 8pm at the Thorburn rink. Programs are available for children ages 3 and up. Please have your child's health card with you when you register. For more info -check out their Facebook page, or email eastpictousilverblades@hotmail.com

The Pictou County female Hockey association will be hosting an open house today for novice players, age 7 and 8 – it is at 530 at the wellness centre. Registration is first come, first serve and the open house will include a free hour of ice time and parent information session. Novice players already registered are also encouraged to attend.

The Pictou Fisheries Pool is now taking registration for a Bronze Medallion course. If you are at least 13 years of age or old a Bronze Star and wish to go on to become a National Lifeguard, then, this course will get you started. Course dates are: Oct 19, 20, 26 and Nov 2, 3. For more information or to register contact Pictou Recreation Aquatics at 902-485-5301 or aquatics@townofpictou.com

Online registration is now open and tryouts will take place soon for the XFC Soccer Club. XFC is looking for players in the boys and girls Under 14, Under 16, and Under 18 age groups. Registration can be done online at soccerxfc.org. Evaluations will take place Sunday September 28, at 11 am for the U14 teams and 12:30pm for U16 and U18. Evaluations will wrap up on Thanksgiving Monday, October 13, at 12:00 for the U14 girls, 1:30pm for the U14 boys, 3pm for U16 and U18 girls, and 4:30pm for U16 and U18 boys.

The Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place Saturday, October 18th at the Westville Civic Building. The event will be held in honor of the late Hugh “Sparky” Paris, and will include the induction of three builders, one member of the media, and five athletes. In the builders category, Lisa Haley, Cathy Mason, and Roy Bennett will be honored. Steve Goodwin will be recognized for his efforts in sports journalism, while Clayton MacLeod, Tara Dunn, Courtnay Malcolm, Jennifer Weir, and Jason MacDonald will enter the hall in the athletes category. Special recognition will also be given to the organizers of the Scott Weeks Celebrity Golf Tournament and the Original Trenton Rink Builders.

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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LOCAL SPORTS ROUND UP – SEPTEMBER 19
Friday 19th September 2014

A 25-save shutout performance by Devan Tremblay and Luc Poirier scoring his first career Junior A goal highlighted the Weeks Crushers 4-0 victory at the Wellness Centre last night over the Bridgewater Lumberjacks. Poirier scored when he deflected a point shot from defenseman Justin MacDonald past Christopher Langlais near the midway point of the first period, which at the time gave the Crushers a 2-0 lead. Mike Lyle scored his fifth of the season, Garrett Lambke got a power play marker, and Cole Murphy rounded out the scoring for the home team who improved to 3-0 on the season. The Crushers are now off until next Thursday when they host the Valley Wildcats.

Pictou Academy Senior Boys soccer team got their first win in the Northern Nova Scotia Soccer League with a 5-3 win over Hants East Tigers in Lantz on Thursday. PA fell behind early 3-0 but came back to score five unanswered goals. Goal scorers for the Pitbulls were Logan Mac Donald with two; Jesse Hughes, Bryden Turple and Keegan Baillie-Malloy each netting singles. Tim Shea played a strong game in nets for PA. Next league game goes Tuesday against Amherst at Mc Culloch Field in Pictou.

Blayre Turnbull of Stellarton continues to turn heads at Hockey Canada, as she has now been given an invitation to attend the National Women's Team Fall Festival in Calgary. Turnbull is one of three Nova Scotians, including Jessica Wong of Baddeck and Jillian Saulnier of Halifax, and 58 players in total who will participate in the week long event starting Monday in Calgary. This will serve as an evaluation camp for Hockey Canada ahead of the 2015 IIHF Women World Championships, which will be hosted by Sweden next April.

The Wellness Centre will be a busy place this weekend, with the Weeks Major Midgets hosting the South Shore Mustangs for a double-header Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon, the Scotsburn Major Bantams hosting Halifax on Saturday evening, and the Subway Northern Selects hosting East Hants on Saturday afternoon.

The St. Francis Xavier X-Men and X-Women hockey teams will both be hosting exhibition games this weekend, while the X-Men and X-Women soccer teams will host a regular season double header on the campus in Antigonish. The X-Men hockey team kicks off the weekend tonight at the Antigonish Arena against Moncton. The X-Women hockey team will host Dalhousie in the Auxilliary Arena at the Keating Millenium Centre on Sunday afternoon, while the soccer teams will also host the Tigers, also on Sunday afternoon.

A unique event scheduled for this weekend will show off feats of strength while at the same time raising money for a wonderful cause. The United Way Pulling for Change will take place at the Pictou County Wellness Centre Sunday at 10am, with 17 teams of 10 pulling a 20,000 pound fire truck a distance of 50 feet.

The East Pictou Silver Blades will be holding registration sessions for the CanSkate Learn to Skate program and their figure skating programs next Monday and Wednesday, 22 and 24 September, from 6:30 to 8:00pm each night at the Thorburn rink. Programs are available for children ages 3 and up. Please have your child's health card with you when you register. For more information, check out their Facebook page, or email them at eastpictousilverblades@hotmail.com

The Pictou County female Hockey association will be hosting an open house for novice players, age 7 and 8, interested on playing on an all female team this hockey season on Saturday Sept. 20 at 530 pm at the wellness centre. Registration is first come, first serve for this team and there are still spots available. The open house will include a free hour of ice time and parent information session. Those novice players who already registered are encouraged to attend as well. To register for the open house, email tlmacdonald70@hotmail.com

The Pictou Fisheries Pool is now taking registration for a Bronze Medallion course. If you are at least 13 years of age or old a Bronze Star and wish to go on to become a National Lifeguard, then, this course will get you started. Course dates are: Oct 19, 20, 26 and Nov 2, 3. For more information or to register contact Pictou Recreation Aquatics at 902-485-5301 or aquatics@townofpictou.com

Online registration is now open and tryouts will take place soon for the XFC Soccer Club. XFC is looking for players in the boys and girls Under 14, Under 16, and Under 18 age groups. Registration can be done online at soccerxfc.org. Evaluations will take place Sunday September 28, at 11 am for the U14 teams and 12:30pm for U16 and U18. Evaluations will wrap up on Thanksgiving Monday, October 13, at 12:00 for the U14 girls, 1:30pm for the U14 boys, 3pm for U16 and U18 girls, and 4:30pm for U16 and U18 boys.

Official Cue Sports Nova Scotia 9-ball ranking tournaments for the Northern Region of Nova Scotia begin Sept 20th at Century Snooker Club in New Glasgow. There will be five satellite tournaments followed by a Regional Championship March 28th. There will be four Round Robin snooker ranking tournaments as well. Spots to Nationals are at stake in both pool and snooker. See Regional Director Bill Martin at Club for details. 902-755-2255.

The Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place Saturday, 18 October at the Westville Civic Building. The event will be held in honor of the late Hugh “Sparky” Paris, and will include the induction of three builders, one member of the media, and five athletes. In the builders category, Lisa Haley, Cathy Mason, and Roy Bennett will be honored. Steve Goodwin will be recognized for his efforts in sports journalism, while Clayton MacLeod, Tara Dunn, Courtnay Malcolm, Jennifer Weir, and Jason MacDonald will enter the hall in the athletes category. Special recognition will also be given to the organizers of the Scott Weeks Celebrity Golf Tournament and the Original Trenton Rink Builders. The event begins with a Meet and Greet starting at 1pm that afternoon, followed by the ceremony starting at 2pm.

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

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or emil anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca


WESTVILLE BOUNDARY REVIEW MEETING SET FOR MONDAY
Thursday 18th September 2014

The Town of Westville will be conducting a review of boundaries within the community next week, and the process includes a public consultation meeting. That meeting is scheduled for Monday, 22 September at 7pm, and it will take place at the Westville Municipal Building.


LOCAL SPORTS ROUND UP – SEPTEMBER 18
Thursday 18th September 2014

The Weeks Jr A Crushers are back in action tonight when they host the Bridgewater Lumberjacks at the Wellness Centre. The Crushers bring a 2-0 record into the game after a pair of wins on the opening weekend of the season. Mike Lyle's four-goal performance in the two games earned him second star of the week in the league. He scored the game winner in the home opener against Summerside, and the goal that forced overtime in the come-from-behind shootout win at Valley the following night. Game time against Bridgewater is 7pm. Join Michael Petter at 6pm on Classic Rock 97.9 for the season opener of Slapshot as he has a more complete preview of the game.

The Wellness Centre will be a busy place this weekend, with the Weeks Major Midgets hosting the South Shore Mustangs for a double-header Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon, the Scotsburn Major Bantams hosting Halifax on Saturday evening, and the Subway Northern Selects hosting East Hants on Saturday afternoon.

The Highland Derby Dolls will be having an open house tonight at 7:00 pm at the Community Room in the Aberdeen Sobeys for any female 19 years or older interested in taking our learn to skate program this fall.

The East Pictou Silver Blades will be holding registration sessions for the CanSkate Learn to Skate program and their figure skating programs next Monday and Wednesday, 22 and 24 September, from 6:30 to 8:00pm each night at the Thorburn rink. Programs are available for children ages 3 and up. Please have your child's health card with you when you register. For more information, check out their Facebook page, or email them at eastpictousilverblades@hotmail.com

The Pictou County female Hockey association will be hosting an open house for novice players, age 7 and 8, interested on playing on an all female team this hockey season on Saturday Sept. 20 at 530 pm at the wellness centre. Registration is first come, first serve for this team and there are still spots available. The open house will include a free hour of ice time and parent information session. Those novice players who already registered are encouraged to attend as well. To register for the open house, email tlmacdonald70@hotmail.com

The Pictou Fisheries Pool is now taking registration for a Bronze Medallion course. If you are at least 13 years of age or old a Bronze Star and wish to go on to become a National Lifeguard, then, this course will get you started. Course dates are: Oct 19, 20, 26 and Nov 2, 3. For more information or to register contact Pictou Recreation Aquatics at 902-485-5301 or aquatics@townofpictou.com

Online registration is now open and tryouts will take place soon for the XFC Soccer Club. XFC is looking for players in the boys and girls Under 14, Under 16, and Under 18 age groups. Registration can be done online at soccerxfc.org. Evaluations will take place Sunday September 28, at 11 am for the U14 teams and 12:30pm for U16 and U18. Evaluations will wrap up on Thanksgiving Monday, October 13, at 12:00 for the U14 girls, 1:30pm for the U14 boys, 3pm for U16 and U18 girls, and 4:30pm for U16 and U18 boys.

Official Cue Sports Nova Scotia 9-ball ranking tournaments for the Northern Region of Nova Scotia begin Sept 20th at Century Snooker Club in New Glasgow. There will be five satellite tournaments followed by a Regional Championship March 28th. There will be four Round Robin snooker ranking tournaments as well. Spots to Nationals are at stake in both pool and snooker. See Regional Director Bill Martin at Club for details. 902-755-2255.

The Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place Saturday, 18 October at the Westville Civic Building. The event will be held in honor of the late Hugh “Sparky” Paris, and will include the induction of three builders, one member of the media, and five athletes. In the builders category, Lisa Haley, Cathy Mason, and Roy Bennett will be honored. Steve Goodwin will be recognized for his efforts in sports journalism, while Clayton MacLeod, Tara Dunn, Courtnay Malcolm, Jennifer Weir, and Jason MacDonald will enter the hall in the athletes category. Special recognition will also be given to the organizers of the Scott Weeks Celebrity Golf Tournament and the Original Trenton Rink Builders. The event begins with a Meet and Greet starting at 1pm that afternoon, followed by the ceremony starting at 2pm.

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

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or emil anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca


22-YEAR-OLD WESTVILLE MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO A RANGE OF CHARGES
Tuesday 9th September 2014

A 22-year-old Westville man appeared in Provincial Court in Pictou yesterday and pleaded guilty to 4 charges, while a plea will be entered on a fifth charge of impaired driving after results are returned from a toxicology lab. Chance Mitchell Lays was charged with impaired driving and drug trafficking in Mount William on June 20th, 2014. He pleaded guilty to possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking as well as to three charges from August including uttering threats by computer, breaching court orders and common assault. Judge Del Atwood ordered a pre-sentencing report and Lays returns to court to be sentenced on December 1st.

WESTVILLE COUPLE PLEAD GUILTY TO DEFRAUDING COMMUNITY SERVICES
Monday 8th September 2014

Two Westville residents pleaded guilty to identical charges of fraud in Provincial court this morning. Fifty-six-year-old Earl Parker and fifty-year-old Laura Lee Parker both failed to report $5600 in income to Community Services between the first of August, 2009 and the end of March 2012. The Parkers will return to court in Pictou for sentencing on September 15th.


LOCAL SPORTS ROUND UP – SEPTEMBER 8 ***UPDATED***
Monday 8th September 2014

The Maritime Hockey League has announced that the Pictou County Weeks Crushers have added another right handed shooting defenseman by way of trade. Jeff Krichew was picked up from the Woodstock Slammers for a 9th round draft pick in the 2016 entry draft. Krichew is a 6 foot 3 inch defenseman in his 20 year old season and is joining his fifth MHL team, having played with Amherst, Dieppe, and Bridgewater before joining Woodstock. He will be in the lineup for the Crushers' season opener this Thursday against Summerside at the Wellness Centre.

The Stellarton Albions peewee AA baseball team captured silver at provincials the weekend of aug30. The finals proved to be a very exciting game that came right down to the wire with the Albions losing 8-7. With the tying run on third in the 7th inning, the Albions were unable to score. Players of the game for the weekend were Wayne Denny,Lucas Fraser,Kade Mason,Spencer Murray and Luke MacLeod. Tournament hardware went to Kade Mason as he received top pitcher for the tournament the 2nd year in a row. The crossover game with Hants North was a pitching duel with Mason coming out on top striking out 13 batters. The Albions enjoyed a very successful summer boasting the best runs against in the Bluenose League with a total overall record of 25-7. Congrats to the parents for putting on a great tournament.

The season finale of the Riverside Speedway took place in James River on Saturday evening. John Flemming recovered from an early mechanical issue to take the checkered flag and close in on the overall 2014 Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour championship title. Shawn Turple finished second, followed by Jonathan Hicken, Donald Chisholm and Craig Slaunwhite rounding out the top five. The final event of the season is this coming weekend in Halifax.

The St. Francis Xavier X-Men and X-Women soccer teams swept the Saint Mary's Huskies in a double header at the campus in Antigonish over the weekend. The X-Women got things rolling with a 4-0 victory, followed by the X-Men picking up a come-from-behind 2-1 win.

Northumberland Regional High School Boys Baseball has two more team tryouts – they will be held today and Wednesday from 5pm to 7pm at the Pioneer Field in Westville

The Pictou County Female Hockey Association plans to host seven Subway Selects teams this season and all female players must attend a general registration to register for tryouts on Tuesday, Sept. 9 from 6:30-9pm. Players who do not register 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.

Pictou Recreation Aquatics is now taking registration for Red Cross Swim Lessons beginning the week of Sept. 10th and running for 8 weeks. Lessons are available on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday evenings or Saturday morning. To register or for more information, call the pool at 485-5301 OR aquatics@townofpictou.com

Registration closes on Wed. Sept 10 for The 3rd Annual Charity Golf Tournament for the Pictou County S.P.C.A. Will be 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

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

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca


LOCAL SPORTTS ROUND UP *SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 7*
Sunday 7th September 2014

Pictou County Lightning Club is now accepting final PLAYER Registration for the 2014/2015 season. Ages 6 to 17, who want to learn and play basketball. There will be five free skills sessions offered beginning September 13th, followed by the formation of competitive teams for each age bracket and gender. subject to interest and availability of Coaches. These teams will Practice and Play games against other teams outside the county. Registration will take place todayfrom 1-4 PM at the Wellness Center. Annual membership is $20 and the Club limits its activity around the school season. More info@ pclightning@eastlink.ca.

Northumberland Regional High School Boys Baseball team tryouts will take place starting today from 3 to 5pm at the Pioneer Field in Westville. Tryouts will continue on Monday and Wednesday, at the same location, from 5pm to 7pm.

The Pictou County Female Hockey Association plans to host seven Subway Selects teams this season and all female players must attend a general registration to register for tryouts. The last one is Tuesday, Sept. 9 from 6:30-9pm. Players who do not register 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.

Pictou Recreation Aquatics is now taking registration for Red Cross Swim Lessons beginning the week of Sept. 10th and running for 8 weeks. Lessons are available on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday evenings or Saturday morning. To register or for more information, call the pool at 485-5301 OR aquatics@townofpictou.com

Registration closes on Wed. Sept 10 for The 3rd Annual Charity Golf Tournament for the Pictou County S.P.C.A. Will be 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

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



LOCAL SPORTS ROUND-UP *SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 6*
Saturday 6th September 2014

Pictou County Lightning Club is now accepting final PLAYER Registration for the 2014/2015 season. Ages 6 to 17, who want to learn and play basketball. There will be five free skills sessions offered beginning September 13th, followed by the formation of competitive teams for each age bracket and gender. subject to interest and availability of Coaches. These teams will Practice and Play games against other teams outside the county. Registration will take place today and tomorrow from 1-4 PM at the Wellness Center. Annual membership is $20 and the Club limits its activity around the school season. More info@ pclightning@eastlink.ca.

The third annual Jack Rabbit Run will take place in Bible Hill tomorrow. The 5km and 10km run is held in support of the Colchester Community Workshops, a non profit 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.

Northumberland Regional High School Boys Baseball team tryouts will take place starting tomorrow (Sunday) from 3 to 5pm at the Pioneer Field in Westville. Tryouts will continue on Monday and Wednesday, at the same location, from 5pm to 7pm each day.

The Pictou County Female Hockey Association plans to host seven Subway Selects teams this season– All Pictou County female players must register for tryouts at a general registration at the NSCC cafeteria this morning 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.

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

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

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca



LOCAL SPORTS ROUND-UP *SATURDAY AUGUST 30*
Saturday 30th August 2014

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. The Novice team will be comprised of the first 17 players who register. No tryouts will take place at this level. The Atom team will be a competitive team playing in the North Conference. The Pee Wee A and Bantam A teams will also play in the North Conference. The Pee Wee AA and Bantam AA teams are regionalized teams that will play in a provincial league. The AA teams will consist of players from Pictou County and Antigonish. The Midget A team will also play in the North Conference, while the Midget AA team will be hosted by Antigonish and will play in the provincial league. All Pictou County female players must register for tryouts (except Novice) during the Pictou County Minor Hockey Association general registration Saturday, Sept. 6 from 9 a.m. - noon and Tuesday, Sept. 9 from 6:30 - 9 p.m. at the NSCC cafeteria. Novice players must register at these times as well – the first 17 players will be accepted on the Novice team. Players who wish to try out for the Midget AA team must register with Pictou County. These players do not need to register in Antigonish. 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. 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. PCFHA encourages all Atom to Midget aged girls to attend tryouts -- the more players who sign up, the greater the chances are of having more teams, giving more girls the opportunity to play female hockey. For more information about the Subway Selects female hockey program, visit www.pcmha.com.

The Stright-MacKay Ltd “Trap Stright Memorial Regatta” will be held this weekend in Pictou. Boats from PEI and NS will be taking part, with Races Scheduled for Friday Evening, Saturday and Sunday.  Racing will be starting off the Pictou Marina, Harbour Drive, Pictou. Visitors are welcome to watch and drop by. For a full schedule of Race times visit: www.pictouyachtclub.ca or visit the Pictou Yacht Club on Facebook.

Pictou County Lighting 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, 12:00 PM. The club is also accepting player registrations for the 2014/2015 season. The club's focus is to encourage the health and fitness of the youth in the county by providing the opportunity to learn and play basketball. Registration will take place Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 to 4:00 PM at the Pictou County Wellness Center. Annual membership is $20 for Insurance and Registration with Basketball NS.  There will be skills sessions provided, first round will be 5 weeks in duration, starting September 13th, and will be free to members.  This is a great way to kick start the season, get back into shape and develop some additional skills . Competitive teams will be formed from players attending the skills sessions and interested in playing competitively.  Club will operate programs and Competitive teams around the school season with limited activity during the school season.  Any questions, or if membership is a financial obstacle, please feel free to reach out to allan.floyd@pclightning.ca.

Best of luck to the Stellarton Albions peewee AA baseball team who are hosting their provincial tournament this weekend at the Sample Ball Fields. The Albions went into provincials with an overall record for the summer of 20 wins and 5 losses. Games continue through Sunday. Other teams participating are from Sydney Mines, Hants North, Halifax, Dartmouth and Yarmouth.

The Jimmy Hawboldt/Fred Lays, Sr. Memorial Road Race is September 1st. 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.

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

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca



LOCAL SPORTS AUG 29 *UPDATED*
Friday 29th August 2014

The Pictou County Female Hockey Association plans to host seven Subway Selects teams – Novice, Atom A, Pee Wee A, Pee Wee AA, Bantam A, Bantam AA, Midget A. The Novice team will be comprised of 17 players, taking the first 17 players who register. No tryouts will take place at this level. The Atom team will be a competitive team playing in the North Conference. The Pee Wee A and Bantam A teams will also play in the North Conference. The Pee Wee AA and Bantam AA teams are regionalized teams that will play in a provincial league. The AA teams will consist of players from Pictou County and Antigonish. The Midget A team will also play in the North Conference, while the Midget AA team will be hosted by Antigonish and will play in the provincial league. All Pictou County female players must register for tryouts (except Novice) during the Pictou County Minor Hockey Association general registration Saturday, Sept. 6 from 9 a.m. - noon and Tuesday, Sept. 9 from 6:30 - 9 p.m. at the NSCC cafeteria. Novice players must register at these times as well – the first 17 players will be accepted on the Novice team. Players who wish to try out for the Midget AA team must register with Pictou County. These players do not need to register in Antigonish. 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. 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. PCFHA encourages all Atom to Midget aged girls to attend tryouts -- the more players who sign up, the greater the chances are of having more teams, giving more girls the opportunity to play female hockey. For more information about the Subway Selects female hockey program, visit www.pcmha.com.

The Stright-MacKay Ltd “Trap Stright Memorial Regatta” will be held this weekend in Pictou. Boats from PEI and NS will be taking part, with Races Scheduled for Friday Evening, Saturday and Sunday.  Racing will be starting off the Pictou Marina, Harbour Drive, Pictou. Visitors are welcome to watch and drop by. For a full schedule of Race times visit: www.pictouyachtclub.ca or visit the Pictou Yacht Club on Facebook.

Pictou County Lighting 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, 12:00 PM. The club is also accepting player registrations for the 2014/2015 season. The club's focus is to encourage the health and fitness of the youth in the county by providing the opportunity to learn and play basketball. Registration will take place Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 to 4:00 PM at the Pictou County Wellness Center. Annual membership is $20 for Insurance and Registration with Basketball NS.  There will be skills sessions provided, first round will be 5 weeks in duration, starting September 13th, and will be free to members.  This is a great way to kick start the season, get back into shape and develop some additional skills . Competitive teams will be formed from players attending the skills sessions and interested in playing competitively.  Club will operate programs and Competitive teams around the school season with limited activity during the school season.  Any questions, or if membership is a financial obstacle, please feel free to reach out to allan.floyd@pclightning.ca.

The Stellarton Albions peewee AA baseball team will host their provincial tournament this coming weekend at the Sample Ball Fields. Games will start Friday at Noon, continuing through Sunday. Teams participating will be Sydney Mines, Stellarton, Hants North, Halifax, Dartmouth and Yarmouth. Their overall record for the summer is 20-5 . Good luck to all teams!

The Jimmy Hawboldt/Fred Lays, Sr. Memorial Road Race is September 1st. 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.

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

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca



NEW GLASGOW TRAFFIC LIGHTS TO BE FULLY OPERATIONAL... SOON
Thursday 28th August 2014

Some good news for those getting frustrated with flashing red lights: the Town of New Glasgow Engineering and Public Works Department says they expect that the traffic signal upgrades at the intersections of George Street and Riverside Parkway and George and Provost Streets will be completed the week of September 8th. They also expect traffic signal repairs at the Stellarton Road/Westville Road intersection should be completed that same week.


LOCAL SPORTS AUG 28
Thursday 28th August 2014

The Leo Fahey Twilight Ladies Softball League handed out their  League Awards at the conclusion of their final games on Monday evening at the Albion Field. The Award winners are as follows:
Inspirational  Award: Cindy Osmond and Donna Greene
Rookie of the Year: Lisa James
Leadership: Jane Harnish
Most Improved Player: Theresa Dewar
Team Most Valuable Player Awards
Yankees: Stacey Ferguson
Blue Jays: Christa Webber
Cardinals: Debbie d”Entremont
Giants: Robbin Fraser and Patsy MacKinnon

Pictou County Lighting 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, 12:00 PM. The club is also accepting player registrations for the 2014/2015 season. The club's focus is to encourage the health and fitness of the youth in the county by providing the opportunity to learn and play basketball. Registration will take place Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 to 4:00 PM at the Pictou County Wellness Center. Annual membership is $20 for Insurance and Registration with Basketball NS.  There will be skills sessions provided, first round will be 5 weeks in duration, starting September 13th, and will be free to members.  This is a great way to kick start the season, get back into shape and develop some additional skills . Competitive teams will be formed from players attending the skills sessions and interested in playing competitively.  Club will operate programs and Competitive teams around the school season with limited activity during the school season.  Any questions, or if membership is a financial obstacle, please feel free to reach out to allan.floyd@pclightning.ca.

The Scotsburn Major Bantam Team plays an exhibition game verses Antigonish at the Wellness Center on Thursday at 5 PM .

The Stellarton Albions peewee AA baseball team will host their provincial tournament this coming weekend at the Sample Ball Fields. Games will start Friday at Noon, continuing through Sunday. Teams participating will be Sydney Mines, Stellarton, Hants North, Halifax, Dartmouth and Yarmouth. Their overall record for the summer is 20-5 . Good luck to all teams!

The Jimmy Hawboldt/Fred Lays, Sr. Memorial Road Race is September 1st. 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.

The Butter Trail Run is a volunteer-run community event on this Sunday in Tatamagouche - Register at www.buttertrailrun.com

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 it's 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 755-8180.

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

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca



LOCAL SPORTS AUG 27
Wednesday 27th August 2014

Pictou County Lighting 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.  It is the club's commitment to its coaches to provide training, in order to improve the capabilities of our coaches and the caliber of the coaching experience our kids receive.  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, 12:00 PM. The club is also accepting player registrations for the 2014/2015 season. The club's focus is to encourage the health and fitness of the youth in the county by providing the opportunity to learn and play basketball. Registration will take place Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 to 4:00 PM at the Pictou County Wellness Center. Annual membership is $20 for Insurance and Registration with Basketball NS.  There will be skills sessions provided, first round will be 5 weeks in duration, starting September 13th, and will be free to members.  This is a great way to kick start the season, get back into shape and develop some additional skills . Competitive teams will be formed from players attending the skills sessions and interested in playing competitively.  Club will operate programs and Competitive teams around the school season with limited activity during the school season.  Any questions, or if membership is a financial obstacle, please feel free to reach out to allan.floyd@pclightning.ca.

The Scotsburn Major Bantam Team plays an exhibition game verses Antigonish at the Wellness Center on Thursday at 5 PM .

The Stellarton Albions peewee AA baseball team will host their provincial tournament this coming weekend at the Sample Ball Fields. Games will start Friday at Noon, continuing through Sunday. Teams participating will be Sydney Mines, Stellarton, Hants North, Halifax, Dartmouth and Yarmouth. Their overall record for the summer is 20-5 . Good luck to all teams!

The Jimmy Hawboldt/Fred Lays, Sr. Memorial Road Race is September 1st. 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.

The Butter Trail Run is a volunteer-run community event on this Sunday in Tatamagouche - Register at www.buttertrailrun.com

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 it's 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 755-8180.

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

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca



WESTVILLE TO MULL OVER LAST WEEK'S M.O.U.
Tuesday 26th August 2014

Westville is going to take some time before deciding whether to sign the memorandum of understanding put forward by Pictou, New Glasgow and the Municipality of Pictou County last week. The town only received a copy of the full MOU on Monday, so at last night's meeting of council the decision was made to hold a special meeting to discuss the details of the memorandum. According to the notice, the three municipalities want an answer by 22 September if Westville will participate. Councillor Lynn MacDonald said in the meeting that she's concerned with the “take it or leave it” tone of the MOU, and that the cost of $25,000 from each unit for a governance study would probably increase. Council said they would determine if they could suggest possible changes to the MOU before their special meeting and discussion.


MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING SIGNED BY LOCAL GOVERNMENTS
Friday 22nd August 2014

The three Pictou County municipalities that worked together to write a Memorandum of Understanding related to potential regionalization down the road formally signed the document today. Representatives from the Towns of New Glasgow and Pictou, as well as the Municipality of the County of Pictou signed the MOU during a ceremony at the Wellness Centre. The objective of the MOU is to advance common views on municipal reform, and potentially serve as the blueprint for the implementation of a regional government. The other towns within the county, Westville, Stellarton, and Trenton, will have a chance to sign on to the document after they have a chance to review it in the coming weeks. Warden Ron Baillie says the potential exists for regionalization by 2016, or the next municipal elections, but that the timeline does have some flexibility.

WOMAN GETS SIX MONTHS FOR HIGH SPEED CHASE
Tuesday 19th August 2014

A Pictou County woman was sentenced this morning to 6 months in jail for impaired driving and fleeing police. Twenty-two year old Emily Ann Rae was pursued by Westville police in the early morning of 18 May of last year after an encounter in the McDonalds drive thru on East River Road. Court heard that Rae went through at least one red light on the way to Highway 104, where police called off the pursuit after reaching speeds in excess of 170 kilometres an hour. Rae was later found by police at the Aberdeen Hospital. In imposing sentence, Judge Del Atwood noted that the excessive speeds, coupled with the fact that Rae turned off her headlights during the pursuit, posed a serious danger to the public. Along with the six month sentence, Rae will serve 12 months probation and is prohibited from driving for 3 years.

2 YEAR SENTENCE FOR ASSAULT, PROPERTY DAMAGE
Tuesday 19th August 2014

A Westville man will spend the next two years behind bars for assaulting a police officer. Thirty-nine year old Jason Earl Crowther was scheduled to go to trial this morning on six charges stemming from an incident in July, but changed his plea to guilty on four of the charges, including assaulting a police officer, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, uttering threats, and property damage. Two other charges were withdrawn. Judge Del Atwood agreed to the joint recommendation of crown and defence, and sentenced Crowther to a total of 2 years plus a day, along with a one year driving prohibition, a 10 year weapons prohibition, an order to pay $1,440 in restitution, and $800 in victim surcharges.


MAN ENTERS TWO MORE NOT GUILTY PLEAS FOR BREACHING PROBATION AND MISCHIEF UNDER $5000
Monday 18th August 2014

A 26-year-old Pictou County man accused of stealing a truck that later crashed into a hotel has pleaded not guilty to two new offences. Dale Kass McInnis previously pleaded not guilty to vehicle theft from a Stellarton business on December 23, 2013. Police identified the truck after it smashed into a motel room in Darmouth, causing extensive damage to the room, the truck and three other vehicles. McInnis was charged on May 17th for breaching a probation order to abstain from alcohol as well as mischief under $5000. MacInnis had a half-day trial set for December 2nd in Pictou. His co-accused, 20-year-old Brett Edward Hennessey of New Glasgow also faces additional charges for theft and breaching probation stemming from a separate incident in January in Westville.

LOCAL SPORTS ROUND UP *SUNDAY, AUGUST 10*
Sunday 10th August 2014

Nighthawk Volley Ball has two upcoming camps, both to be held at GR Saunders school. From August 18-21 is for experienced Junior High players, while the camp from August 25 until the 28th is for beginners. Cost is 60 dollars – contact Keith Melanson at 752 0498.

There are some makeup games coming up in the AGR league – Today, two games at at 1:30 with Guysbrough @ Arisiag  and Trenton@ Heatherton.  Wednesday Aug 13 will se St.Andrew's @ Trenton for a 7pm match, and on Friday Aug 15 - Trenton @ St.Andrew's for an evening game.     

Two former MacGregor Kinsmen players will be competing in the National Junior tournament being hosted by Dartmouth August 14-17. Westville's Troy Fisher handles second base duties for Dartmouth Juniors and Glenn Harvie pitches for the Juniors. Fisher is having a good year with a .361 batting average through 17 games with the Juniors. As well he was instrumental in the Elimination championship game vs Tri County who are representing Nova Scotia in the junior championship. Fisher was 3-for-4 at the plate with 2 singles and a double driving in one run. Harvie, hailing from Kennetcook, has been solid this year on the mound. In 8 games started this year Harvie boasts an era of 2.92. The MacGregor Kinsmen Midgets would like to extend best to their former players in their quest for Gold.

The Town of New Glasgow Engineering and Public Works Department wishes to advise the public that tomorrow the track on Park Street will be closed from 9:00 am until 12:00 noon for grading to take place. The Town of New Glasgow regrets any inconvenience & thanks the public for your cooperation.

Pictou County Athletics is having a strength and endurance camp for ages 9-18 on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 9am-12pm. This Strength and Endurance camp is not sport specific but is designed to increase both male & female athletes speed and agility, which can be applied to their sport of choice. The cost of this camp is $80.00. Registration will be taking place on the first day of the camp at the Pioneer Coal Athletics Field located in Stellarton. For more information email pictoucountyathletics@gmail.com

The Pictou County Female Hockey Association is hosting an open house on Aug. 20 at 7 p.m. for all Pictou County female Atom-aged players (born in 2004 and 2005). This session will include one hour of FREE ice time, and an information session for parents about female hockey and the upcoming hockey season. Pre-registration is required. Contact tlmacdonald70@hotmail.com to register. Players must wear full gear.

The Stellarton Nova League is looking to add two more teams for the upcoming season. Teams must have players 19 years of age and over. If you have a team that may be interested, contact Millan at 755-2696 or Vernon at 752-2491. The League plays out of the Thorburn and Stellarton Rinks and offers players two games per week. You can also get in touch with Millan or Vernon if you're an individual who's looking to join a team.

Tryouts for the Pictou Academy Senior Girls soccer team will begin Sunday August 17 at 6:00 pm in the Pictou Academy Gym. All girls from grades 7-12 who may be interested in playing high school soccer this fall are encouraged to attend. For more information please contact Philip Ruiz at cabotruiz@gmail.com or Tara Fanning at fanningt@ccrsb.ca

The Butter Trail Run is a volunteer-run community event promoting fitness, family and fun that showcases the beautiful scenery of Tatamagouche and the historic Nelson Park - Register today for the August 31st event at www.buttertrailrun.com

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)

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUND-UP *SATURDAY, AUGUST 9* UPDATED
Saturday 9th August 2014

The MacGregor Kinsmen Midget AAA club will be representing Nova Scotia at the midget championship in Magog Quebec next week. In preparation, the team will be playing a double-header today at 5 pm on the Albion Field. If it rains, they will be practicing from 3- 5 pm at the indoor soccer complex.

Here are some makeup games coming up in the AGR league – this Sunday, two games getting underway at 1:30 with Guysbrough @ Arisiag  and Trenton@ Heatherton.  Wednesday Aug 13 will see St.Andrew's @ Trenton for a 7pm match, and on Friday Aug 15 - Trenton @ St.Andrew's for an evening game.     

Nighthawk Volley Ball has two upcoming camps, both to be held at GR Saunders school. From August 18-21 is for experienced Junior High players, while the camp from August 25 until the 28th is for beginners. Cost is 60 dollars – contact Keith Melanson at 752 0498.

Two former MacGregor Kinsmen players will be competing in the National Junior tournament being hosted by Dartmouth August 14-17. Westville's Troy Fisher handles second base duties for Dartmouth Juniors and Glenn Harvie pitches for the Juniors. Fisher is having a good year with a .361 batting average through 17 games with the Juniors. As well he was instrumental in the Elimination championship game vs Tri County who are representing Nova Scotia in the junior championship. Fisher was 3-for-4 at the plate with 2 singles and a double driving in one run. Harvie, hailing from Kennetcook, has been solid this year on the mound. In 8 games started this year Harvie boasts an era of 2.92. The MacGregor Kinsmen Midgets would like to extend best to their former players in their quest for Gold.

The Town of New Glasgow Engineering and Public Works Department wishes to advise the public that on Monday, August 11, 2014, the track on Park Street will be closed from 9:00 am until 12:00 noon while track grading takes place. The Town of New Glasgow regrets any inconvenience this may cause and wishes to thank the public for your cooperation.

Pictou County Athletics is having a strength and endurance camp for ages 9-18 on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 9am-12pm. This Strength and Endurance camp is not sport specific but is designed to increase both male & female athletes speed and agility, which can be applied to their sport of choice. The cost of this camp is $80.00. Registration will be taking place on the first day of the camp at the Pioneer Coal Athletics Field located in Stellarton. For more information email pictoucountyathletics@gmail.com

The Pictou County Female Hockey Association is hosting an open house on Aug. 20 at 7 p.m. for all Pictou County female Atom-aged players (born in 2004 and 2005). This session will include one hour of FREE ice time, and an information session for parents about female hockey and the upcoming hockey season. Pre-registration is required. Contact tlmacdonald70@hotmail.com to register. Players must wear full gear.

The Stellarton Nova League is looking to add two more teams for the upcoming season. Teams must have players 19 years of age and over. If you have a team that may be interested, contact Millan at 755-2696 or Vernon at 752-2491. The League plays out of the Thorburn and Stellarton Rinks and offers players two games per week. You can also get in touch with Millan or Vernon if you're an individual who's looking to join a team.

The Parts For Trucks Pro Stock Tour continues this weekend with the Atlantic Cat 250 at Scotia Speedworld in Halifax. Local drivers George Koszkulics of New Glasgow, Dylan Blenkhorn from Truro, Donald Chisholm of Antigonish and the King Racing entry from Pictou will all be part of the field going after the checkered flag starting at 5pm this evening.

Tryouts for the Pictou Academy Senior Girls soccer team will begin Sunday August 17 at 6:00 pm in the Pictou Academy Gym. All girls from grades 7-12 who may be interested in playing high school soccer this fall are encouraged to attend. For more information please contact Philip Ruiz at cabotruiz@gmail.com or Tara Fanning at fanningt@ccrsb.ca

The Butter Trail Run is a volunteer-run community event promoting fitness, family and fun that showcases the beautiful scenery of Tatamagouche and the historic Nelson Park - Register today for the August 31st event at www.buttertrailrun.com

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)

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LOCAL SPORTS AUGUST 8
Friday 8th August 2014

The MacGregor Kinsmen Midget AAA club will be representing Nova Scotia at the midget championship in Magog Quebec next week. In preparation, the team will be playing a double-header tomorrow (Saturday) at 5 pm on the Albion Field. If it rains, they will be practicing from 3- 5 pm at the indoor soccer complex.

Two former MacGregor Kinsmen players will be competing in the National Junior tournament being hosted by Dartmouth August 14-17. Westville's Troy Fisher handles second base duties for Dartmouth Juniors and Glenn Harvie pitches for the Juniors. Fisher is having a good year with a .361 batting average through 17 games with the Juniors. As well he was instrumental in the Elimination championship game vs Tri County who are representing Nova Scotia in the junior championship. Fisher was 3-for-4 at the plate with 2 singles and a double driving in one run. Harvie, hailing from Kennetcook, has been solid this year on the mound. In 8 games started this year Harvie boasts an era of 2.92. The MacGregor Kinsmen Midgets would like to extend best to their former players in their quest for Gold.

Pictou County Athletics is having a strength and endurance camp for ages 9-18 on August 12th, 13th and 14th. This camp will run from 9am-12pm. This Strength and Endurance camp is not sport specific but is designed to increase both male & female athletes speed and agility, which can be applied to their sport of choice. Laying the cornerstone of athleticism required for the metabolic and kinematic demands of the athletes sport. Working in partnership with Dan Macdonald & Kyle Maclennan (Maclennan Elite Sport Performance). The cost of this camp is $80.00. Registration will be taking place on the first day of the camp at the Pioneer Coal Athletics Field located in Stellarton. For more information email pictoucountyathletics@gmail.com

The Pictou County Female Hockey Association is hosting an open house on Aug. 20 at 7 p.m. for all Pictou County female Atom-aged players (born in 2004 and 2005). This session will include one hour of FREE ice time, and an information session for parents about female hockey and the upcoming hockey season. Pre-registration is required. Contact tlmacdonald70@hotmail.com to register. Players must wear full gear.

The Stellarton Nova League is looking to add two more teams for the upcoming season. Teams must have players 19 years of age and over. If you have a team that may be interested, contact Millan at 755-2696 or Vernon at 752-2491. The League plays out of the Thorburn and Stellarton Rinks and offers players two games per week. You can also get in touch with Millan or Vernon if you're an individual who's looking to join a team.

The Parts For Trucks Pro Stock Tour continues this weekend with the Atlantic Cat 250 at Scotia Speedworld in Halifax. Local drivers George Koszkulics of New Glasgow, Dylan Blenkhorn from Truro, Donald Chisholm of Antigonish and the King Racing entry from Pictou will all be part of the field going after the checkered flag starting at 5pm Saturday night.

Tryouts for the Pictou Academy Senior Girls soccer team will begin Sunday August 17 at 6:00 pm in the Pictou Academy Gym. All girls from grades 7-12 who may be interested in playing high school soccer this fall are encouraged to attend. For more information please contact Philip Ruiz at cabotruiz@gmail.com or Tara Fanning at fanningt@ccrsb.ca

The Butter Trail Run is a volunteer-run community event promoting fitness, family and fun that showcases the beautiful scenery of Tatamagouche and the historic Nelson Park - Register today for the August 31st event at www.buttertrailrun.com

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 including 18 holes, Power Cart & Gourmet Prime Rib dinner. To register call 759-9277, 396-3595 or e-mail vince@boballens.com (Registration closes Sept 10)

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2+ YEARS FOR WESTVILLE ASSAULT
Wednesday 6th August 2014

A fifty-two year old Westville man will spend more than 2 years behind bars for assault and breach of probation. Judge Del Atwood handed down the sentence to Derek John McRae Jardine this morning. Jardine pleaded guilty to two charges stemming from an incident June 8th. Atwood sentenced Jardine to 2 years for the assault charge, and 6 months for the breach of probation, less a 90 day credit for time served while awaiting sentence. Jardine also has to submit a DNA sample, pay $400 in victim surcharges, and cannot own weapons for a period of 20 years.

COUNTY COUNCIL PASSES MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING
Wednesday 6th August 2014

The Memorandum of Understanding took another step forward as Pictou County Council voted 10-3 to adopt it at last night’s meeting. If the towns of Pictou and New Glasgow also vote to adopt the Memorandum, then the towns of Westville, Stellarton and Trenton will be given the MOU within a week, and then have 30 days to decide whether or not to join. There were a couple of amendments made to the draft agreement, as councillors Robert & David Parker stressed that the process must be as open and transparent as possible, and that County Council can still have the option to back out if the final results of the MOU are not beneficial to county ratepayers. The votes from the other two towns are expected to be taken by the end of this week.


WESTVILLE OPTS IN TO REGIONAL ENTERPRISE NETWORK 4
Tuesday 29th July 2014

Another couple of steps toward municipal co-operation were taken last night, as Westville town council voted to enter into REN 4 - containing Cumberland County, Amherst and Truro - along with the other municipalities in the county. As well, Councilor Bernie Murphy will be Westville’s representative on the committee that is overseeing the Service Delivery Review with the towns of Stellarton and Trenton.

HALIFAX MAN HAS B&E CHARGED DROPPED, BUT FINED FOR BREACHING BAIL CONDITIONS
Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A 22 year old Halifax man accused of breaking into a Westville home in March had the charge dismissed, but was fined for breaching the conditions of his bail. At trial in Pictou provincial court this morning, the Crown opted not to pursue the charge against Kyle Joseph Stewart Langille after talking with their main witness, telling the court there wasn't a reasonable expectation of conviction. However, Langille pleaded guilty to three other charges stemming from two incidents three days apart in May, where he was picked up by police and found to be intoxicated, which breached his conditions of bail. On May 3, Langille was also found in possession of a small amount of hydromorphone. Noting that the accused has found full time work with a roofing company, Judge Del Atwood ordered Langille to pay fines totaling $500 plus $120 in victim surcharges, and urged him to stay drug and alcohol free, noting that there are often stories in the media about people his age who have died from abusing alcohol and hydromorphone.

PICTOU TO STAY ON COURSE WITH MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING
Friday 18th July 2014

The Town of Pictou has politely declined an invitation from Westville and Trenton to join in on the study announced earlier this week to look into how to more efficiently share services. During a special meeting of Pictou Council earlier today, where they also held some budget deliberations, they unanimously voted to stay the course on developing an MOU with the County and the Town of New Glasgow. The Memorandum of Understanding is expected to be completed by early fall, while the study by Trenton, Westville and Stellarton is also expected to be completed in roughly the same time frame.


WESTVILLE, STELLARTON & TRENTON TO EXAMINE SHARING SERVICES
Wednesday 16th July 2014

The mayors of Stellarton, Trenton, and Westville are putting their heads together to look at their town's services. Today, Westville Mayor Roger McKay, Trenton Mayor Glen MacKinnon and Stellarton Deputy Mayor George Megheny announced that they are collaborating on a study to look at the Delivery of Services in the three towns. MacKinnon says that before they can consider joining in the proposed Memorandum of Understanding with the towns of New Glasgow, Pictou and Pictou County, they need to see the numbers in order to see what makes the most sense financially. The mayors say the study should be complete by the end of August.

LOCAL SPORTS JULY 15
Tuesday 15th July 2014

Blayre Turnbull of Stellarton is one of 42 players invited to a selection camp for the U22 Hockey Canada development team. The camp will take place in early August, ahead of a three game series with the United States in late August. Turnbull, going into her senior year as a member of the University of Wisconsin Badgers, is one of two Nova Scotians invited to the camp, the other being Jessica Wong of Baddeck.

The New Glasgow Kinsmen Dairy Queen Blizzards ruled the Windsor Knights in a double-header on Saturday. The Blizzards won game one 13 to 2 behind a strong pitching-performance by Max MacCallum, who struck-out five batters.  Scott Long led the way at the plate with a three-run homer. Raymond Lowe-Chisholm had a triple while Sam Hickey added  a single.  Game two saw the Blizzards victorious again with a score of 22-5. Top hitters were Luke Young, Nick MacInnis, Long and Lowe-Chisholm, Jayden Hatchard and Nick Horne. MacInnis struck out six Knights on the mound  for the Blizzards in that victory. The Blizzards will next travel to Truro for a night game this Friday.

A Lob Ball Tournament is being organized as a fundraiser for the Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada, and they are looking for teams to sign up. The tournament will take place July 19 and 20 at the Trenton Baseball Field. Cost for entry is $250 per team, plus you must supply two balls for the games. There must be at least two female players on the team. There will also be a dance on the night of the 19th at the New Glasgow Legion from 9pm to 1am, open to those 19 and older. For more information on the Swing For Tourette Syndrome 2014, contact Garrett Holmes at 902-754-5999.

The Stellarton Homecoming Golf Tournament will happen on Thursday, July 24 from 11-1 at the Abercrombie Country Club. For more information or to book your tee time call 752-8944! Remember, your participation gets you a steak dinner at the RCAF club!

The 14th annual Walter Macdonald Charity Golf Tournament for the Aberdeen Hospital Palliative Care Society will take place on Sunday August 10th. A four hundred dollar registration per team includes entry into the tournament at Glen Lovat Golf Course, golf cart, a prime rib dinner, and entry to the Palliative Care fundraiser the night before at the Whitetail Pub. The fundraiser runs from 9pm to 1am with live entertainment and there will also be a progressive 50/50, starting July 1 until August 10. This fundraiser could generate thousands of dollars for the Palliative Care Society. Contact Mike MacNaughton - 396-1483, or Marlee MacNaughton – 396-6394

The Melmerby Triathlon returns Sunday, July 27. It's sixty dollars to register, which can be done at atlanticchip.ca. This year also sees kids triathlon, which is free: it's open to those twelve and under on Saturday the 26th.

“Hockey Day in Pictou County" will return in 2014 after a one-year absence. There will be a new format this year, to accommodate the pros playing two games the evening of July 18th with novice and atom aged players. And instead of a Pros and Joes game, the pros will put on a skills demo between the first and second game. There will be no charge to attend and watch these on-ice events, but donations will be accepted at the door. Players that have been announced include Colin White, Jon Sim, Derek Walser, Joey MacDonald and Dave McIntyre, Zach Sill, James Sheppard, Andrew Bodnarchuk and Boston Bruin Brad Marchand. Check out the "Play the Pros"Facebook page for more info. Following the game there will be a meet and greet with the players, performances by two comedians, and items available for auction. Tickets to the post-game festivities are $25.

The Butter Trail Run is a volunteer-run community event promoting fitness, family and fun. On the course you will find challenging routes that showcase the beautiful scenery of Tatamagouche and historic Nelson Park August 31, 2014. Register today. www.buttertrailrun.com

The 2014 IIHF Women's High Performance Hockey Camp is underway in Finland, featuring 16 countries coming together to grow the female game globally. One of the women who is mentoring coaches at the camp is Westville's own Lisa Haley. Haley and the other assistant from the 2014 gold medal-winning women's hockey team, Danielle Goyette are part of the 25 person contingent from Canada participating in the camp.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUND UP *SATURDAY, JULY 12*
Saturday 12th July 2014

Team Nova Scotia has made history at the Special Olympics. Golfers will bring home the first golf medals won in a National Special Olympics competition. It's Gold for Ryan Kearney (Antigonish) and Bronze for Robert Deal (Ellerhouse). This is the final day of the games in Vancouver where Team Nova Scotia has advanced to the Gold medal game in Softball against host Team BC. These games are the largest in the Special Olympics Canada History featuring over 2,000 athletes, coaches and officials in 11 sports.

Forty two players have been named for the Hockey Canada U18 womens team selection camp, and the list of invitees includes one Nova Scotian. Carly Jackson, a goaltender from Amherst, will attend the camp in early August in Calgary. Jackson is one of six goalies who will be competing for two spots on the 22-player roster for a series of games against the United States later in August.

Pictou County Athletics' Learn to Run Program will take place again this summer. The program starts July 14 on Monday and Wednesday nights from 7:00 to 8:15 pm until August 11. The cost for this program is $30.00, and it's a good way to prepare for that upcoming race. Pictou County Athletics is also offering a Youth Athletic Camp this summer, for those between 12 and 17 years old. This camp is July 22, 23 and 24 from 10:00am-3:00pm. The cost for this camp is $60.00. This is a great camp for experienced and non-experienced track and field athletes. It is a great way to learn a new sport, new discipline or just expand your knowledge on a current track and field discipline.

A Lob Ball Tournament is being organized as a fundraiser for the Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada, and they are looking for teams to sign up. The tournament will take place July 19 and 20 at the Trenton Baseball Field. Cost for entry is $250 per team, plus you must supply two balls for the games. There must be at least two female players on the team. There will also be a dance on the night of the 19th at the New Glasgow Legion from 9pm to 1am, open to those 19 and older. For more information on the Swing For Tourette Syndrome 2014, contact Garrett Holmes at 902-754-5999.

The Stellarton Homecoming Golf Tournament will happen on Thursday, July 24 from 11-1 at the Abercrombie Country Club. For more information or to book your tee time call 752-8944! Remember, your participation gets you a steak dinner at the RCAF club!

The 14th annual Walter Macdonald Charity Golf Tournament for the Aberdeen Hospital Palliative Care Society at Glen Lovat Golf Course will take place on Sunday August 10th. A four hundred dollar registration per team includes golf cart, barbecue prime rib supper, entry to the Palliative Care fundraiser the night before at the Whitetail Pub in Westville, and the entry into the tournament. The tournament itself kicks off with a shotgun start at noon. The Friday night fundraiser at the Whitetail runs from 9pm to 1am and includes entertainment by All in Good Time, Mr Jim Dorrie, Derek and Jessie, and the Sunday Jam Band. There will also be a progressive 50/50, which will run from July 1 – August 10. Draw at 7 pm at the Glen Lovat Golf Course. This fundraiser could generate thousands of dollars for the Palliative Care Society. Contact Mike MacNaughton - 396-1483, or Marlee MacNaughton – 396-6394

The Melmerby Triathlon returns Sunday, July 27 with only a few tweaks to the course to help ease congestion for both participants and motorists. It's sixty dollars to register, which can be done at atlanticchip.ca. This year also sees kids triathlon, which is free to sign up: it's open to those twelve and under on Saturday the 26th.

“Hockey Day in Pictou County" will return in 2014 after a one-year absence. There will be a new format this year, to accommodate the pros playing two games the evening of July 18th with novice and atom aged players. And instead of a Pros and Joes game, the pros will put on a skills demo between the first and second game. There will be no charge to attend and watch these on-ice events, but donations will be accepted at the door. More players have been announced to join the lineup of local current and former NHL and AHL players Colin White, Jon Sim, Derek Walser, Joey MacDonald and Dave McIntyre, including Zach Sill of the Pittsburgh Penguins, James Sheppard from the San Jose Sharks, Andrew Bodnarchuk from the LA Kings and Boston Bruin Brad Marchand. Additional Players may be named in the coming days. The popular silent auction will also return, plus an after-game comedy-auction event upstairs in the Wellness Centre for those 19 years of age and over. The cost for this event will be $25.00 per person with tickets available at the YMCA desk. Check out Facebook "Play the Pros" group for additional information.

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GRANTS FOR PICTOU COUNTY PROJECTS AIMED TO GET NOVA SCOTIANS MOVING *UPDATE*
Friday 11th July 2014

Eight projects in the Highland region are receiving grants totaling $217-thousand this year to help Nova Scotians lead healthy, active lifestyles. Projects chosen include$40,000 for the Town of New Glasgow to build a natural play space, $20,000 for the Town of Westville to build new trails and green space, and $30,000 for both of the next 2 years for upgrades to the mechanical plant at the Hector Arena in Pictou. Other local grants include $27,000 for the Pictou County Trails Association to extend the Short Line Trail through Scotsburn, and $25,000 for the Pictou County Recreation and Athletics Association for track equipment and bleachers. In total, government is providing nearly $2,000,000 for 67 projects across Nova Scotia.

LOCAL SPORTS JULY 11
Friday 11th July 2014

Pictou County Athletics' Learn to Run Program will take place again this summer. The program starts July 14th on Monday and Wednesday nights from 7:00 to 8:15 pm until August 11th. The cost for this program is $30.00, and it's a good way to prepare for that upcoming race. Pictou County Athletics is also offering a Youth Athletic Camp this summer, for those between 12 and 17 years old. This camp is July 22nd, 23rd and 24th from 10:00am-3:00pm. The cost for this camp is $60.00. This is a great camp for experienced and non-experienced track and field athletes. It is a great way to learn a new sport, new discipline or just expand your knowledge on a current track and field discipline.

Tim Ferris of Pictou earned another three silver medals at the National Special Olympic Games in Vancouver Wednesday. Ferris got those medals in 100m backstroke, 100m freestyle, and 50m butterfly. Ryan Kearney of Antigonish had another solid round on the golf course as well, shooting a 61. The games continue through to Saturday.

The Trenton Rangers game in the AGR league scheduled for tonight in St. Andrew's has been postponed to allow for the league to get in a couple of other rescheduled games that had been postponed by rain earlier in the season. The Rangers are now off until Tuesday, when they travel to Arisaig.

A Lob Ball Tournament is being organized as a fundraiser for the Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada, and they are looking for teams to sign up. The tournament will take place July 19 and 20 at the Trenton Baseball Field. Cost for entry is $250 per team, plus you must supply two balls for the games. There must be at least two female players on the team. There will also be a dance on the night of the 19th at the New Glasgow Legion from 9pm to 1am, open to those 19 and older. For more information on the Swing For Tourette Syndrome 2014, contact Garrett Holmes at 902-754-5999.

The Stellarton Homecoming Golf Tournament will happen on Thursday, July 24 from 11-1 at the Abercrombie Country Club. For more information or to book your tee time call 752-8944! Remember, your participation gets you a steak dinner at the RCAF club!

The 14th annual Walter Macdonald Charity Golf Tournament for the Aberdeen Hospital Palliative Care Society at Glen Lovat Golf Course will take place on Sunday August 10th. A four hundred dollar registration per team includes golf cart, barbecue prime rib supper, entry to the Palliative Care fundraiser the night before at the Whitetail Pub in Westville, and the entry into the tournament. The tournament itself kicks off with a shotgun start at noon. The Friday night fundraiser at the Whitetail runs from 9pm to 1am and includes entertainment by All in Good Time, Mr Jim Dorrie, Derek and Jessie, and the Sunday Jam Band. There will also be a progressive 50/50, which will run from July 1 – August 10. Draw at 7 pm at the Glen Lovat Golf Course. This fundraiser could generate thousands of dollars for the Palliative Care Society. Contact Mike MacNaughton - 396-1483, or Marlee MacNaughton – 396-6394

The Pictou County Female Hockey Association is accepting applications for head coaching positions in all divisions. The association is expected to host Intermediate, Novice, Atom, Pee Wee, Bantam and Midget teams this coming hockey season. Please indicate on the application which level of hockey you are interested in coaching, whether it is A or AA. Application forms can be found on the Pictou County Minor Hockey Association website at www.pcmha.com. Deadline for submissions is July 11, 2014. Applications can be emailed to smusick@ngnews.ca or mailed to Sueann Musick, 352 East River Road, New Glasgow, B2H 5E2.

Following a year's absence, The Melmerby Triathlon returns Sunday, July 27 with only a few tweaks to the course to help ease congestion for both participants and motorists. It's sixty dollars to register, which can be done at atlanticchip.ca. This year also sees kids triathlon, which is free to sign up: it's open to those twelve and under on Saturday the 26th.

“Hockey Day in Pictou County" will return in 2014 after a one-year absence. There will be a new format this year, to accommodate the pros playing two games the evening of July 18th with novice and atom aged players. And instead of a Pros and Joes game, the pros will put on a skills demo between the first and second game. There will be no charge to attend and watch these on-ice events, but donations will be accepted at the door. More players have been announced to join the lineup of local current and former NHL and AHL players Colin White, Jon Sim, Derek Walser, Joey MacDonald and Dave McIntyre, including Zach Sill of the Pittsburgh Penguins, James Sheppard from the San Jose Sharks, Andrew Bodnarchuk from the LA Kings and Boston Bruin Brad Marchand. Additional Players may be named in the coming days. The popular silent auction will also return, plus an after-game comedy-auction event upstairs in the Wellness Centre for those 19 years of age and over. The cost for this event will be $25.00 per person with tickets available at the YMCA desk. Check out Facebook "Play the Pros" group for additional information.

The Heartland Tour 2014 will be coming to Pictou County today, with some changes from previous years. All events have been move to the Pictou County Wellness Centre, with huge support from the YMCA. The day starts at 8:30am with a new feature: An Opening Ceremony! Everyone is welcome to come along as they circle the Wellness centre, on cycles, in strollers, and on foot. There will be an honorary starter, and a brief road safety lesson from a very experienced local cyclist. At 9:00am the first ride will begin, tailored to intermediate cyclists, who want to complete a 60 km scenic, fairly flat ride. The afternoon will provide a medium length ride of about 30 km, with a few rolling hills. It will leave the Wellness Centre at 1:30pm, while a youth ride and walk/run of about 5 km will leave Wellness Centre at the same time. At 3pm there will be an open swim for all participants. After an hour in the pool, hot tub, and lazy river, they will hold the closing ceremony and draw prizes.

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LOCAL SPORTS JULY 10
Thursday 10th July 2014

Tim Ferris of Pictou opened the National Special Olympics with a silver medal in the 200m Individual Medley yesterday. Ferris brought in one of 13 medals for Nova Scotia athletes on the first day of competition at the games in Vancouver. Ryan Kearney of Antigonish had a great day on the golf course as well, shooting a 52. The games continue through to Saturday.

Seven athletes from Pictou County participated in the Hershey Track Meet in Moncton on Sunday, July 6. Sarah Higdon participated on the 11-12 year category in the 200m and 400m races. Hannah MacLeod ran in both the 50m and 200m. Haileigh MacLeod and Taylor Cromwell both participated in the 100m. Liam Berthiaume competed in the 50m (5th) and the 100m. Eric Ferguson participated in both the 100m and the 200m.  Ethan MacDonald placed first in the 400m and second in the 800m. Anyone interested in doing track and field for the summer can contact Pictou County Athletics at pictoucountyathletics@gmail.com 

The Weeks Crushers have announced the addition of two new forwards to the team in a trade that has sent defenseman Evan MacEachern to the Chilliwack Chiefs of the BCHL. Mitchell Plevy comes in as an 18 year old forward who scored 10 points in 45 games last year with the Chiefs. Madison Dunn, another 18 year old, joins the Crushers after spending the last two seasons with the Brooks Bandits, having won the RBC Cup in 2013.

A Lob Ball Tournament is being organized as a fundraiser for the Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada, and they are looking for teams to sign up. The tournament will take place July 19 and 20 at the Trenton Baseball Field. Cost for entry is $250 per team, plus you must supply two balls for the games. There must be at least two female players on the team. There will also be a dance on the night of the 19th at the New Glasgow Legion from 9pm to 1am, open to those 19 and older. For more information on the Swing For Tourette Syndrome 2014, contact Garrett Holmes at 902-754-5999.

The Stellarton Homecoming Golf Tournament will happen on Thursday, July 24 from 11-1 at the Abercrombie Country Club. For more information or to book your tee time call 752-8944! Remember, your participation gets you a steak dinner at the RCAF club!

The 14th annual Walter Macdonald Charity Golf Tournament for the Aberdeen Hospital Palliative Care Society at Glen Lovat Golf Course will take place on Sunday August 10th. A four hundred dollar registration per team includes golf cart, barbecue prime rib supper, entry to the Palliative Care fundraiser the night before at the Whitetail Pub in Westville, and the entry into the tournament. The tournament itself kicks off with a shotgun start at noon. The Friday night fundraiser at the Whitetail runs from 9pm to 1am and includes entertainment by All in Good Time, Mr Jim Dorrie, Derek and Jessie, and the Sunday Jam Band. There will also be a progressive 50/50, which will run from July 1 – August 10. Draw at 7 pm at the Glen Lovat Golf Course. This fundraiser could generate thousands of dollars for the Palliative Care Society. Contact Mike MacNaughton - 396-1483, or Marlee MacNaughton – 396-6394

The Pictou County Female Hockey Association is accepting applications for head coaching positions in all divisions. The association is expected to host Intermediate, Novice, Atom, Pee Wee, Bantam and Midget teams this coming hockey season. Please indicate on the application which level of hockey you are interested in coaching, whether it is A or AA. Application forms can be found on the Pictou County Minor Hockey Association website at www.pcmha.com. Deadline for submissions is July 11, 2014. Applications can be emailed to smusick@ngnews.ca or mailed to Sueann Musick, 352 East River Road, New Glasgow, B2H 5E2.

Following a year's absence, The Melmerby Triathlon returns Sunday, July 27 with only a few tweaks to the course to help ease congestion for both participants and motorists. It's sixty dollars to register, which can be done at atlanticchip.ca. This year also sees kids triathlon, which is free to sign up: it's open to those twelve and under on Saturday the 26th.

“Hockey Day in Pictou County" will return in 2014 after a one-year absence. There will be a new format this year, to accommodate the pros playing two games the evening of July 18th with novice and atom aged players. And instead of a Pros and Joes game, the pros will put on a skills demo between the first and second game. There will be no charge to attend and watch these on-ice events, but donations will be accepted at the door. More players have been announced to join the lineup of local current and former NHL and AHL players Colin White, Jon Sim, Derek Walser, Joey MacDonald and Dave McIntyre, including Zach Sill of the Pittsburgh Penguins, James Sheppard from the San Jose Sharks, Andrew Bodnarchuk from the LA Kings and Boston Bruin Brad Marchand. Additional Players may be named in the coming days. The popular silent auction will also return, plus an after-game comedy-auction event upstairs in the Wellness Centre for those 19 years of age and over. The cost for this event will be $25.00 per person with tickets available at the YMCA desk. Check out Facebook "Play the Pros" group for additional information.

Kinsmen Club of New Glasgow's Chicken BBQ is coming up at the Glasgow Square this Friday from 11am-1pm. Business delivery Available! Pre-ordering is strongly recommended by emailing chickenbbq@ngkinsmen.com. Funds raised will go towards the Kinsmen Minor Baseball Program.

The Heartland Tour 2014 will be coming to Pictou County tomorrow, with some changes from previous years. All events have been move to the Pictou County Wellness Centre, with huge support from the YMCA. The day starts at 8:30am with a new feature: An Opening Ceremony! Everyone is welcome to come along as they circle the Wellness centre, on cycles, in strollers, and on foot. There will be an honorary starter, and a brief road safety lesson from a very experienced local cyclist. At 9:00am the first ride will begin, tailored to intermediate cyclists, who want to complete a 60 km scenic, fairly flat ride. The afternoon will provide a medium length ride of about 30 km, with a few rolling hills. It will leave the Wellness Centre at 1:30pm, while a youth ride and walk/run of about 5 km will leave Wellness Centre at the same time. At 3pm there will be an open swim for all participants. After an hour in the pool, hot tub, and lazy river, they will hold the closing ceremony and draw prizes.

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LOCAL SPORTS JULY 9
Wednesday 9th July 2014

The Trenton Rangers continued their hot start to the AGR League season with another win last night. Mike Wolfe pitched the team to an 8-3 win over the Heatherton Warriors, supported largely by a grand slam home run by Jason Sanford. Three other gamea in the AGR last night saw Wycocomaugh beat Arisaig 2-1, and Guysborough sweep a double-header from St. Joseph's 3-2, and 8-2. Trenton is back in action on Friday when they hit the road to face St. Andrew's.

The Stellarton Homecoming Golf Tournament will happen on Thursday, July 24 from 11-1 at the Abercrombie Country Club. For more information or to book your tee time call 752-8944! Remember, your participation gets you a steak dinner at the RCAF club!

On Monday evening at the Albion Field the Cardinals edged the Blue Jays in a closely fought contest. With the Jays threatening in the bottom of the seventh, Lisa James snared a line drive off the bat of Debbie MacLean to secure the Cardinals 3rd victory of the season. Theresa MacDonald and Jill davidson led the way for the Jays: with two singles . Dawn Cleary and Lisa James each punched two singles to pace the Cardinals. In the evenings final contest, the Giants defeated the Yankees 10-6. Amber Dunn and katie Bray led the way for the Giants with a triple apiece while Cindy Osmond and Stacey Ferguson each notched three singles to aid the Yankee offense.

A Pictou County athlete is a member of Team Nova Scotia at the National Special Olympics in Vancouver this week. Timothy Ferris is competing in swimming events starting today. There is be strong representation from Pictou County amongst the coaching and support staff, as three people will be making their first trips to National games. Cristie Beck as Head Coach for bowling, Debby Willet - Associate Coach for Track and Field, and Andrew Heighton as Medical Liaison for Team NS. You can follow the results on the Special Olympics Nova Scotia webpage (www.sons.ca), or their facebook page (www.facebook.com/SpecialONS). There will also be a Team Nova Scotia email set up for people to send best wishes to the team - TeamNSVancouver2014@yahoo.ca .

Three athletes from Pictou County participated in the Hershey Track Meet in Moncton on Sunday July 6. Sarah Higdon participated on the 11/12 yr category in the 200m and 400m races. Liam Berthiaume competed in the 50m (5th) and the 100m. Ethan MacDonald placed first in the 400m and second in the 800m. Anyone interested in doing track and field for the summer can contact Pat Carty at cartyab@hoymail.com

The 14th annual Walter Macdonald Charity Golf Tournament for the Aberdeen Hospital Palliative Care Society at Glen Lovat Golf Course will take place on Sunday August 10th. A four hundred dollar registration per team includes golf cart, barbecue prime rib supper, entry to the Palliative Care fundraiser the night before at the Whitetail Pub in Westville, and the entry into the tournament. The tournament itself kicks off with a shotgun start at noon. The Friday night fundraiser at the Whitetail runs from 9pm to 1am and includes entertainment by All in Good Time, Mr Jim Dorrie, Derek and Jessie, and the Sunday Jam Band. There will also be a progressive 50/50, which will run from July 1 – August 10. Draw at 7 pm at the Glen Lovat Golf Course. This fundraiser could generate thousands of dollars for the Palliative Care Society. Contact Mike MacNaughton - 396-1483, or Marlee MacNaughton – 396-6394

The Pictou County Female Hockey Association is accepting applications for head coaching positions in all divisions. The association is expected to host Intermediate, Novice, Atom, Pee Wee, Bantam and Midget teams this coming hockey season. Please indicate on the application which level of hockey you are interested in coaching, whether it is A or AA. Application forms can be found on the Pictou County Minor Hockey Association website at www.pcmha.com. Deadline for submissions is July 11, 2014. Applications can be emailed to smusick@ngnews.ca or mailed to Sueann Musick, 352 East River Road, New Glasgow, B2H 5E2.

Following a year's absence, The Melmerby Triathlon returns Sunday, July 27 with only a few tweaks to the course to help ease congestion for both participants and motorists. It's sixty dollars to register, which can be done at atlanticchip.ca. This year also sees kids triathlon, which is free to sign up: it's open to those twelve and under on Saturday the 26th.

“Hockey Day in Pictou County" will return in 2014 after a one-year absence. There will be a new format this year, to accommodate the pros playing two games the evening of July 18th with novice and atom aged players. And instead of a Pros and Joes game, the pros will put on a skills demo between the first and second game. There will be no charge to attend and watch these on-ice events, but donations will be accepted at the door. More players have been announced to join the lineup of local current and former NHL and AHL players Colin White, Jon Sim, Derek Walser, Joey MacDonald and Dave McIntyre, including Zach Sill of the Pittsburgh Penguins, James Sheppard from the San Jose Sharks, Andrew Bodnarchuk from the LA Kings and Boston Bruin Brad Marchand. Additional Players may be named in the coming days. The popular silent auction will also return, plus an after-game comedy-auction event upstairs in the Wellness Centre for those 19 years of age and over. The cost for this event will be $25.00 per person with tickets available at the YMCA desk. Check out Facebook "Play the Pros" group for additional information.

Kinsmen Club of New Glasgow's Chicken BBQ is coming up at the Glasgow Square this Friday from 11am-1pm. Business delivery Available! Pre-ordering is strongly recommended by emailing chickenbbq@ngkinsmen.com. Funds raised will go towards the Kinsmen Minor Baseball Program.

The Heartland Tour 2014 will be coming to Pictou County on Friday, with some changes from previous years. All events have been move to the Pictou County Wellness Centre, with huge support from the YMCA. The day starts at 8:30am with a new feature: An Opening Ceremony! Everyone is welcome to come along as they circle the Wellness centre, on cycles, in strollers, and on foot. There will be an honorary starter, and a brief road safety lesson from a very experienced local cyclist. At 9:00am the first ride will begin, tailored to intermediate cyclists, who want to complete a 60 km scenic, fairly flat ride. The afternoon will provide a medium length ride of about 30 km, with a few rolling hills. It will leave the Wellness Centre at 1:30pm, while a youth ride and walk/run of about 5 km will leave Wellness Centre at the same time. At 3pm there will be an open swim for all participants. After an hour in the pool, hot tub, and lazy river, they will hold the closing ceremony and draw prizes.

One of the most prolific pair of brothers in NHL history will be in Pictou County this week. Peter and Frank Mahovlich have been confirmed as the guests for the 20th annual Scott Weeks Golf Tournament. The event includes an auction and dinner on Thursday evening, followed by the golf tournament itself on Friday.

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HOUSE ARREST FOR WESTVILLE MAN WHO LED POLICE ON CAR CHASE
Tuesday 8th July 2014

A Pictou County man is under house arrest after leading police on a short car chase through Westville in the early hours of March 22nd. After a Stellarton Police patrol car clocked Nathan Anthony Hale going 111km per hour within the town, the 27-year-old man attempted to evade police, eventually losing control of his vehicle and ending up in a yard on North Main Street. Hale gave breath samples at the scene that showed he was impaired by alcohol and a passenger in his vehicle was injured, leading Judge Richard MacKinnon to call the the incident a very dangerous situation that made imprisonment necessary. Despite a criminal record for incidents between 2006 and 2009, the judge noted the incident was repeatedly called “out-of-character” in the man's pre-sentencing report, and that Hale now has a stable relationship and good job. Other penalties handed to the man include prohibition from driving for 1 year, 9 months probation following his house arrest, and victim surcharges.

LOCAL SPORTS JULY 8
Tuesday 8th July 2014

The Stellarton Homecoming Golf Tournament will happen on Thursday, July 24 from 11-1 at the Abercrombie Country Club. For more information or to book your tee time call 752-8944! Remember, your participation gets you a steak dinner at the RCAF club!

The Trenton Rangers are scheduled to be in action in the AGR league tonight at home. Game time is scheduled for 7pm when they take on Heatherton.

One Pictou County athlete will be a part of Team Nova Scotia at the National Special Olympics in Vancouver this week. Timothy Ferris will be competing in swimming events starting on Wednesday. There will be strong representation of Pictou County amongst the coaching and support staff, as three people will be making their first trips to National games. Cristie Beck will be Head Coach for bowling, Debby Willet will be an Associate Coach for Track and Field, and Andrew Heighton will be the Medical Liaison for Team NS. Two familiar faces to the National games will be Ross MacIntosh, the Head Coach for Powerlifting for PEI and Cathy Mason will be a Mission Staff for the Softball Team. You can follow the results on the Special Olympics Nova Scotia webpage (www.sons.ca), or their facebook page (www.facebook.com/SpecialONS). There will also be a Team Nova Scotia email set up for people to send best wishes to the team - TeamNSVancouver2014@yahoo.ca .

The 14th annual Walter Macdonald Charity Golf Tournament for the Aberdeen Hospital Palliative Care Society at Glen Lovat Golf Course will take place on Sunday August 10th. A four hundred dollar registration per team includes golf cart, barbecue prime rib supper, entry to the Palliative Care fundraiser the night before at the Whitetail Pub in Westville, and the entry into the tournament. The tournament itself kicks off with a shotgun start at noon. The Friday night fundraiser at the Whitetail runs from 9pm to 1am and includes entertainment by All in Good Time, Mr Jim Dorrie, Derek and Jessie, and the Sunday Jam Band. There will also be a progressive 50/50, which will run from July 1 – August 10. Draw at 7 pm at the Glen Lovat Golf Course. This fundraiser could generate thousands of dollars for the Palliative Care Society. Contact Mike MacNaughton - 396-1483, or Marlee MacNaughton – 396-6394

The Pictou County Female Hockey Association is accepting applications for head coaching positions in all divisions. The association is expected to host Intermediate, Novice, Atom, Pee Wee, Bantam and Midget teams this coming hockey season. Please indicate on the application which level of hockey you are interested in coaching, whether it is A or AA. Application forms can be found on the Pictou County Minor Hockey Association website at www.pcmha.com. Deadline for submissions is July 11, 2014. Applications can be emailed to smusick@ngnews.ca or mailed to Sueann Musick, 352 East River Road, New Glasgow, B2H 5E2.

Following a year's absence, The Melmerby Triathlon returns Sunday, July 27 with only a few tweaks to the course to help ease congestion for both participants and motorists. It's sixty dollars to register, which can be done at atlanticchip.ca. This year also sees kids triathlon, which is free to sign up: it's open to those twelve and under on Saturday the 26th.

“Hockey Day in Pictou County" will return in 2014 after a one-year absence. There will be a new format this year, to accommodate the pros playing two games the evening of July 18th with novice and atom aged players. And instead of a Pros and Joes game, the pros will put on a skills demo between the first and second game. There will be no charge to attend and watch these on-ice events, but donations will be accepted at the door. Colin White, Jon Sim, Derek Walser, Joey MacDonald and Dave McIntyre will be joined by other NHL/AHL pros to be announced over the next month. The popular silent auction will also return, plus an after-game comedy-auction event upstairs in the Wellness Centre for those 19 years of age and over. The cost for this event will be $25.00 per person with tickets available at the YMCA desk. Check out Facebook "Play the Pros" group for additional information.

Kinsmen Club of New Glasgow's Chicken BBQ is coming up at the Glasgow Square this Friday from 11am-1pm. Business delivery Available! Pre-ordering is strongly recommended by emailing chickenbbq@ngkinsmen.com. Funds raised will go towards the Kinsmen Minor Baseball Program.

The Heartland Tour 2014 will be coming to Pictou County on Friday, with some changes from previous years. All events have been move to the Pictou County Wellness Centre, with huge support from the YMCA. The day starts at 8:30am with a new feature: An Opening Ceremony! Everyone is welcome to come along as they circle the Wellness centre, on cycles, in strollers, and on foot. There will be an honorary starter, and a brief road safety lesson from a very experienced local cyclist. At 9:00am the first ride will begin, tailored to intermediate cyclists, who want to complete a 60 km scenic, fairly flat ride. The afternoon will provide a medium length ride of about 30 km, with a few rolling hills. It will leave the Wellness Centre at 1:30pm, while a youth ride and walk/run of about 5 km will leave Wellness Centre at the same time. At 3pm there will be an open swim for all participants. After an hour in the pool, hot tub, and lazy river, they will hold the closing ceremony and draw prizes.

One of the most prolific pair of brothers in NHL history will be in Pictou County this week. Peter and Frank Mahovlich have been confirmed as the guests for the 20th annual Scott Weeks Golf Tournament. The event includes an auction and dinner on Thursday evening, followed by the golf tournament itself on Friday.

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca



LOCAL SPORTS JULY 7
Monday 7th July 2014

The 2014 Nova Scotia Golf Association Womens Amateur Champion is a member of the Abercrombie Golf and Country Club. Julia Henderson took the title in a four-hole playoff after the tournament wrapped up early due to Post-Tropical Storm Arthur. Henderson defeated fellow Abercrombie member Bernadette Little and Mireille LeBlanc to claim her second title in three years.

The Run for The Lobsters took place yesterday in Pictou, and the 10k event was won by Matthew White of Dartmouth, while Dave MacLennan finished fifth as the top local runner. Mike Hennessey of Truro took the 5k event, with Pictou's Rob McDowell finishing fifth as the top local runner. In the Student 5k challenge, Keigan Thorpe of Truro took the top spot. Ryan Dykstra finished eighth as the top local. On the women's side, Denise Robson of Dartmouth won the 10k, while Abby Shaw of New Glasgow finished fifth. Debbie MacDonald of New Glasgow was the first woman across the line in the 5k. And Judith Lapierre of Truro won the female student challenge, while Cassidy Mason was the top female Pictou County student runner, finishing eighth.

The New Glasgow Kinsmen Dairy Queen Blizzards peewee baseball team split a double-header with Truro on Sunday, winning 19-9 and losing 19-17. Jayden Hatchard and Joseph MacCarron shared pitching duties in the Blizzards win. Leading the way at the plate was Ray Lowe-Chisholm with a homerun and a single. Braydon Killen had two doubles while Luke Young added a double and a single. Cody Leblanc chipped in with a triple. In the loss Sam Hickey, Killen, Young and Lowe-Chisholm each had a double and a single, while Hatchard added a triple.

Two games are scheduled to be played in the Leo Fahey Ladies Twilight Softball League this evening at the Albion Field;
Game 1 at 6:15…Yankees vs Giants
Game 2 at 7:25…Blue Jays vs Cardinals
League founder and Stellarton resident, Leo Fahey, is to be Inducted into the New Waterford Sport Hall of Fame on Monday, July 14, as a member of the New Waterford Strands Senior Hockey team who captured New Waterford’s first and only Cape Breton Senior Hockey League Championship be defeating the Sydney Millionaires in 1946. All games in the series were played at the Sydney Forum as New Waterford did not have an outdoor rink.

One Pictou County athlete will be a part of Team Nova Scotia at the National Special Olympics in Vancouver next week. Timothy Ferris will be competing in swimming events. There will be strong representation of Pictou County amongst the coaching and support staff, as three people will be making their first trips to National games. Cristie Beck will be Head Coach for bowling, Debby Willet will be an Associate Coach for Track and Field, and Andrew Heighton will be the Medical Liaison for Team NS. Two familiar faces to the National games will be Ross MacIntosh, the Head Coach for Powerlifting for PEI and Cathy Mason will be a Mission Staff for the Softball Team. You can follow the results on the Special Olympics Nova Scotia webpage (www.sons.ca), or their facebook page (www.facebook.com/SpecialONS). There will also be a Team Nova Scotia email set up for people to send best wishes to the team - TeamNSVancouver2014@yahoo.ca .

The 14th annual Walter Macdonald Charity Golf Tournament for the Aberdeen Hospital Palliative Care Society at Glen Lovat Golf Course will take place on Sunday August 10th. A four hundred dollar registration per team includes golf cart, barbecue prime rib supper, entry to the Palliative Care fundraiser the night before at the Whitetail Pub in Westville, and the entry into the tournament. The tournament itself kicks off with a shotgun start at noon. The Friday night fundraiser at the Whitetail runs from 9pm to 1am and includes entertainment by All in Good Time, Mr Jim Dorrie, Derek and Jessie, and the Sunday Jam Band. There will also be a progressive 50/50, which will run from July 1 – August 10. Draw at 7 pm at the Glen Lovat Golf Course. This fundraiser could generate thousands of dollars for the Palliative Care Society. Contact Mike MacNaughton - 396-1483, or Marlee MacNaughton – 396-6394

The Pictou County Female Hockey Association is accepting applications for head coaching positions in all divisions. The association is expected to host Intermediate, Novice, Atom, Pee Wee, Bantam and Midget teams this coming hockey season. Please indicate on the application which level of hockey you are interested in coaching, whether it is A or AA. Application forms can be found on the Pictou County Minor Hockey Association website at www.pcmha.com. Deadline for submissions is July 11, 2014. Applications can be emailed to smusick@ngnews.ca or mailed to Sueann Musick, 352 East River Road, New Glasgow, B2H 5E2.

Following a year's absence, The Melmerby Triathlon returns Sunday, July 27 with only a few tweaks to the course to help ease congestion for both participants and motorists. It's sixty dollars to register, which can be done at atlanticchip.ca. This year also sees kids triathlon, which is free to sign up: it's open to those twelve and under on Saturday the 26th.

“Hockey Day in Pictou County" will return in 2014 after a one-year absence. There will be a new format this year, to accommodate the pros playing two games that evening with novice and atom aged players. And instead of a Pros and Joes game, the pros will put on a skills demo between the first and second game. There will be no charge to attend and watch these on-ice events, but donations will be accepted at the door. Colin White, Jon Sim, Derek Walser, Joey MacDonald and Dave McIntyre will be joined by other NHL/AHL pros to be announced over the next month. The popular silent auction will also return, plus an after-game comedy-auction event upstairs in the Wellness Centre for those 19 years of age and over. The cost for this event will be $25.00 per person with tickets available at the YMCA desk. Check out Facebook "Play the Pros" group for additional information.

Kinsmen Club of New Glasgow's Chicken BBQ is coming up at the Glasgow Square this Friday from 11am-1pm. Business delivery Available! Pre-ordering is strongly recommended by emailing chickenbbq@ngkinsmen.com. Funds raised will go towards the Kinsmen Minor Baseball Program.

One of the most prolific pair of brothers in NHL history will be in Pictou County this week. Peter and Frank Mahovlich have been confirmed as the guests for the 20th annual Scott Weeks Golf Tournament. The event includes an auction and dinner on Thursday evening, followed by the golf tournament itself on Friday.

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca



POWER RESTORATION IN PICTOU COUNTY *UPDATE* *12:45PM SUNDAY*
Sunday 6th July 2014

The tally of Nova Scotia Power customers in the dark continues to be whittled down and currently stands at 84 272. Crews are working around the clock to restore power after high winds and rain from post-tropical storm Arthur blacked-out over a-quarter of-a-million homes and businesses in the Maritimes. After NSP shortened some times for expected power restoration in Pictou County, the power utility at this hour has posted a blanket restoration time of 11:30pm for all remaining areas of Pictou County without electricity. ECFM has received reports of power already returned ahead of the estimated time, including parts of Stellarton, Westville & the east side of New Glasgow. Go to nspower.ca for constantly updated information- check your location by clicking on the outage map and scrolling down the list -Detailed Pictou County information is near the bottom.

SOME ESTIMATED POWER RESTORATION TIMES SHORTENED FOR PICTOU COUNTY *10 AM SUNDAY *UPDATE*
Sunday 6th July 2014

Nova Scotia Power says the number of customers across the province without power has been reduced to 93 000. Crews continue working around the clock to restore power after high winds and rain caused a black-out to over a-quarter of-a-million homes and businesses at the height of post-tropical storm Arthur. Approximately 6000 of those customers are in Pictou County, where in the past hour, some estimated times for power restoration have been shortened by the power utility. Instead of 11:30pm, now an outage affecting 514 on the Sunrise Trail to Seafoam, Poplar Hill, Carsons Corner, Scotsburn, Rogers Hill, Durham, Lower Mt Thom is expected to be restored at 11:30 this morning. 11:30am is also now posted for Mt. Thom, Saltsprings, areas of Trenton, Braeshore, the Sunrise Trail and other areas. As well, there are reports that the power is back ahead of schedule in parts of Stellarton, Westville, Lansdowne and Union Centre at this hour. You can check your specific area by going to nspower.ca and scrolling down the list under the outage map. Detailed Pictou County information is at the bottom. Arthur continues to weaken today as it crosses the Gulf of St. Lawrence and is expected to make landfall later today in western Newfoundland.


LOCAL SPORTS ROUND-UP *SUNDAY JULY 6*
Sunday 6th July 2014

Pictou Soccer Club has cancelled games for both Saturday and Sunday. Make-up games will be scheduled in the early fall.

There were two well played games in the Leo Fahey Ladies Twilight Softball League on Thursday. In the first game the Cardinals survived a furious 6 run rally by the Blue Jays in the bottom of the seventh to edge the Blue Jays 10-8. In the evening’s final encounter, Tracy Brine’s bases loaded single in the bottom of the seventh drove in the winning run as the Yankees notched their first win of the season be edging the Giants 6-5. Action continues tomorrow(Monday) evening at the Albion Field with the Giants hosting the Yankees and the Cardinals hosting the Blue Jays.

One Pictou County athlete will be a part of Team Nova Scotia at the National Special Olympics in Vancouver next week. Timothy Ferris will be competing in swimming events. There will be strong representation of Pictou County amongst the coaching and support staff, as three people will be making their first trips to National games. Cristie Beck will be Head Coach for bowling, Debby Willet will be an Associate Coach for Track and Field, and Andrew Heighton will be the Medical Liaison for Team NS. Two familiar faces to the National games will be Ross MacIntosh, the Head Coach for Powerlifting for PEI and Cathy Mason will be a Mission Staff for the Softball Team. You can follow the results on the Special Olympics Nova Scotia webpage (www.sons.ca), or their facebook page (www.facebook.com/SpecialONS). There will also be a Team Nova Scotia email set up for people to send best wishes to the team - TeamNSVancouver2014@yahoo.ca .

The 14th annual Walter Macdonald Charity Golf Tournament for the Aberdeen Hospital Palliative Care Society at Glen Lovat Golf Course will take place on Sunday August 10th. A four hundred dollar registration per team includes golf cart, barbecue prime rib supper, entry to the Palliative Care fundraiser the night before at the Whitetail Pub in Westville, and the entry into the tournament. The tournament itself kicks off with a shotgun start at noon. The Friday night fundraiser at the Whitetail runs from 9pm to 1am and includes entertainment by All in Good Time, Mr Jim Dorrie, Derek and Jessie, and the Sunday Jam Band. There will also be a progressive 50/50, which will run from July 1 – August 10. Draw at 7 pm at the Glen Lovat Golf Course. This fundraiser could generate thousands of dollars for the Palliative Care Society. Contact Mike MacNaughton - 396-1483, or Marlee MacNaughton – 396-6394

The Pictou County Female Hockey Association is accepting applications for head coaching positions in all divisions. The association is expected to host Intermediate, Novice, Atom, Pee Wee, Bantam and Midget teams this coming hockey season. Please indicate on the application which level of hockey you are interested in coaching, whether it is A or AA. Application forms can be found on the Pictou County Minor Hockey Association website at www.pcmha.com. Deadline for submissions is July 11, 2014. Applications can be emailed to smusick@ngnews.ca or mailed to Sueann Musick, 352 East River Road, New Glasgow, B2H 5E2.

Following a year's absence, The Melmerby Triathlon returns Sunday, July 27 with only a few tweaks to the course to help ease congestion for both participants and motorists. It's sixty dollars to register, which can be done at atlanticchip.ca. This year also sees kids triathlon, which is free to sign up: it's open to those twelve and under on Saturday the 26th.

“Hockey Day in Pictou County" will return in 2014 after a one-year absence. There will be a new format this year, to accommodate the pros playing two games that evening with novice and atom aged players. And instead of a Pros and Joes game, the pros will put on a skills demo between the first and second game. There will be no charge to attend and watch these on-ice events, but donations will be accepted at the door. Colin White, Jon Sim, Derek Walser, Joey MacDonald and Dave McIntyre will be joined by other NHL/AHL pros to be announced over the next month. The popular silent auction will also return, plus an after-game comedy-auction event upstairs in the Wellness Centre for those 19 years of age and over. The cost for this event will be $25.00 per person with tickets available at the YMCA desk. Check out Facebook "Play the Pros" group for additional information.

Kinsmen Club of New Glasgow's Chicken BBQ is coming up at the Glasgow Square this Friday from 11am-1pm. Business delivery Available! Pre-ordering is strongly recommended by emailing chickenbbq@ngkinsmen.com. Funds raised will go towards the Kinsmen Minor Baseball Program.

One of the most prolific pair of brothers in NHL history will be in Pictou County this week. Peter and Frank Mahovlich have been confirmed as the guests for the 20th annual Scott Weeks Golf Tournament. The event includes an auction and dinner on Thursday evening, followed by the golf tournament itself on Friday.

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CLEAN UP AFTER ARTHUR/NOVA SCOTIA POWER PROGRESS *UPDATED:9AM SUNDAY*
Sunday 6th July 2014

Nova Scotia Power says the number of customers across the province without power now stands at under 98 000 after roughly 20 000 were reattached to the grid overnight. Crews are working around the clock to restore power after high winds and rain caused a black-out to over a-quarter of-a-million homes and businesses at the height of post-tropical storm Arthur. 97,773 are still in the dark as of 9am, approximately 6000 of those customers in Pictou County, where the estimated time for most areas is still 11:30pm. Encouragingly, some areas have just been re-estimated to 6pm, including the areas of Bridgeville, Glencoe, Sunnybrae, and sections of Toney River to Caribou River and Caribou Island. As well in Pictou County: North Foord Street, Stellarton Road and Westville Road including the Highland Square Mall and the east side of New Glasgow are currently scheduled to be back up before noon. Hurricane Centre meteorologist Doug Mercer says Arthur's maximum windspeeds were recorded in Greenwood at 139-kilometres an hour – and that the storm continues to weaken as it crosses the Gulf of St. Lawrence, predicting it will make landfall later today in western Newfoundland.

LOCAL SPORTS ROUND-UP *SATURDAY,JULY 5*
Saturday 5th July 2014

Due to the expected tropical storm, the Northern Nova United Soccer Club has moved their day-program indoors today from 9am to 4pm - Soccer Day will be held at the William M. Sobey Sports Complex in Stellarton. Tim Hortons will be on hand with free coffee, juice, and Timbits.  Schedule: 9am-10am – U4 co-ed 10am-11am – U6 Boys 11am-12pm – U6 Girls 12pm-1pm – U8 Girls 1pm-2pm – U8 Boys 2pm-3pm – U10/12 Boys 3pm-4pm – U10/12 Girls

Two local golfers are competing in the Nova Scotia Golf Association Women's Amateur Championships in Bridgetown, and after day 1 they sit in the top two spots on the leaderboard. Bernadette Little and Julia Henderson are part of the 18 player field. Henderson won the event in 2012. Little has the top score in the field after a 4 over par 78 at the Eden Golf and Country Club, while Henderson is two shots back.

There were two well played games in the Leo Fahey Ladies Twilight Softball League on Thursday. In the first game the Cardinals survived a furious 6 run rally by the Blue Jays in the bottom of the seventh to edge the Blue Jays 10-8. In the evening’s final encounter, Tracy Brine’s bases loaded single in the bottom of the seventh drove in the winning run as the Yankees notched their first win of the season be edging the Giants 6-5. Action continues Monday evening at the Albion Field with the Giants hosting the Yankees and the Cardinals hosting the Blue Jays.

The Parts For Trucks Pro Stock Tour is set to head to Speedway 660 in Geary, New Brunswick this weekend for the Irving Blending and Packaging 100. The race is scheduled for this evening at 7pm, and will include George Koszkulics, Dylan Blenkhorn, Donald Chisholm and the King Racing entry in the field.

One Pictou County athlete will be a part of Team Nova Scotia at the National Special Olympics in Vancouver next week. Timothy Ferris will be competing in swimming events. There will be strong representation of Pictou County amongst the coaching and support staff, as three people will be making their first trips to National games. Cristie Beck will be Head Coach for bowling, Debby Willet will be an Associate Coach for Track and Field, and Andrew Heighton will be the Medical Liaison for Team NS. Two familiar faces to the National games will be Ross MacIntosh, the Head Coach for Powerlifting for PEI and Cathy Mason will be a Mission Staff for the Softball Team. You can follow the results on the Special Olympics Nova Scotia webpage (www.sons.ca), or their facebook page (www.facebook.com/SpecialONS). There will also be a Team Nova Scotia email set up for people to send best wishes to the team - TeamNSVancouver2014@yahoo.ca .

The 14th annual Walter Macdonald Charity Golf Tournament for the Aberdeen Hospital Palliative Care Society at Glen Lovat Golf Course will take place on Sunday August 10th. A four hundred dollar registration per team includes golf cart, barbecue prime rib supper, entry to the Palliative Care fundraiser the night before at the Whitetail Pub in Westville, and the entry into the tournament. The tournament itself kicks off with a shotgun start at noon. The Friday night fundraiser at the Whitetail runs from 9pm to 1am and includes entertainment by All in Good Time, Mr Jim Dorrie, Derek and Jessie, and the Sunday Jam Band. There will also be a progressive 50/50, which will run from July 1 – August 10. Draw at 7 pm at the Glen Lovat Golf Course. This fundraiser could generate thousands of dollars for the Palliative Care Society. Contact Mike MacNaughton - 396-1483, or Marlee MacNaughton – 396-6394

Registration is underway for the 38th annual Run for the Lobsters. The race is tomorrow at 9am with race-kit pick-up starting at 7. This year's race will start at Advocate Printing at Brown's Point, rather than at the CN station as in the past. You can sign up online for the 10k, 5k, or Student 5k challenge at https://raceroster.com/events/2014/2794/38th-annual-run-for-the-lobster .

The Pictou County Female Hockey Association is accepting applications for head coaching positions in all divisions. The association is expected to host Intermediate, Novice, Atom, Pee Wee, Bantam and Midget teams this coming hockey season. Please indicate on the application which level of hockey you are interested in coaching, whether it is A or AA. Application forms can be found on the Pictou County Minor Hockey Association website at www.pcmha.com. Deadline for submissions is July 11, 2014. Applications can be emailed to smusick@ngnews.ca or mailed to Sueann Musick, 352 East River Road, New Glasgow, B2H 5E2.

Following a year's absence, The Melmerby Triathlon returns Sunday, July 27 with only a few tweaks to the course to help ease congestion for both participants and motorists. It's sixty dollars to register, which can be done at atlanticchip.ca. This year also sees kids triathlon, which is free to sign up: it's open to those twelve and under on Saturday the 26th.

“Hockey Day in Pictou County" will return in 2014 after a one-year absence. There will be a new format this year, to accommodate the pros playing two games that evening with novice and atom aged players. And instead of a Pros and Joes game, the pros will put on a skills demo between the first and second game. There will be no charge to attend and watch these on-ice events, but donations will be accepted at the door. Colin White, Jon Sim, Derek Walser, Joey MacDonald and Dave McIntyre will be joined by other NHL/AHL pros to be announced over the next month. The popular silent auction will also return, plus an after-game comedy-auction event upstairs in the Wellness Centre for those 19 years of age and over. The cost for this event will be $25.00 per person with tickets available at the YMCA desk. Check out Facebook "Play the Pros" group for additional information.

Kinsmen Club of New Glasgow's Chicken BBQ is coming up at the Glasgow Square, New Glasgow Waterfront, FRIDAY, JULY 11th 11am-1pm. Business delivery Available! Order in advance by emailing chickenbbq@ngkinsmen.com or show up the day of the event. (Pre-orders are strongly recommended.) Funds raised will go towards the Kinsmen Minor Baseball Program.

One of the most prolific pair of brothers in NHL history will be in Pictou County next week. Peter and Frank Mahovlich have been confirmed as the guests for the 20th annual Scott Weeks Golf Tournament. The event includes an auction and dinner on July 10, followed by the golf tournament itself the following day.

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca



MAN ACCUSED OF ASSAULTING OFFICERS DENIED BAIL
Friday 4th July 2014

A Westville man acccused of attacking police officers when they came to his property to investigate a case of alleged damage to property will remain in custody while he awaits trial. Thirty-nine year old Jason Earl Crowther had previously pleaded not guilty to a total of six charges, including two counts of assaulting a peace officer. Yesterday, court heard evidence related to the case, which resulted in Crowther being denied bail.

LOCAL SPORTS JULY 4
Friday 4th July 2014

Northern Nova United Soccer Club will be celebrating Soccer Day in Canada on Saturday, July 5th, from 9am to 4pm. The club, along with hundreds of other clubs across the country, will be participating in soccer matches that will unite players from coast to coast in their passion for the beautiful game. Due to the tropical storm that is expected to hit Nova Scotia on Saturday NNU has made the decision to move their program indoors to the William M. Sobey Sports Complex in Stellarton. Players will be able to stay dry, enjoy some free snacks, and most importantly play soccer! Tim Hortons will be on hand with free coffee, juice, and Timbits in support of the event. Schedule:
9am-10am – U4 co-ed
10am-11am – U6 Boys
11am-12pm – U6 Girls
12pm-1pm – U8 Girls
1pm-2pm – U8 Boys
2pm-3pm – U10/12 Boys
3pm-4pm – U10/12 Girls

Two local golfers are competing in the Nova Scotia Golf Association Women's Amateur Championships in Bridgetown, and after day 1 they sit in the top two spots on the leaderboard. Bernadette Little and Julia Henderson are part of the 18 player field. Henderson won the event in 2012. Little has the top score in the field after a 4 over par 78 at the Eden Golf and Country Club, while Henderson is two shots back. Round two goes today.

There were two well played games in the Leo Fahey Ladies Twilight Softball League at the Evansville Field in Stellarton last night. In the first game the Cardinals survived a furious 6 run rally by the Blue Jays in the bottom of the seventh to edge the Blue Jays 10-8. In the evening’s final encounter, Tracy Brine’s bases loaded single in the bottom of the seventh drove in the winning run as the Yankees notched their first win of the season be edging the Giants 6-5. Action continues Monday evening at the Albion Field with the Giants hosting the Yankees and the Cardinals hosting the Blue Jays.

The Parts For Trucks Pro Stock Tour is set to head to Speedway 660 in Geary, New Brunswick this weekend for the Irving Blending and Packaging 100. The race is scheduled for Saturday evening at 7pm, and will include George Koszkulics, Dylan Blenkhorn, Donald Chisholm and the King Racing entry in the field.

One Pictou County athlete will be a part of Team Nova Scotia at the National Special Olympics in Vancouver next week. Timothy Ferris will be competing in swimming events. There will be strong representation of Pictou County amongst the coaching and support staff, as three people will be making their first trips to National games. Cristie Beck will be Head Coach for bowling, Debby Willet will be an Associate Coach for Track and Field, and Andrew Heighton will be the Medical Liaison for Team NS. Two familiar faces to the National games will be Ross MacIntosh, the Head Coach for Powerlifting for PEI and Cathy Mason will be a Mission Staff for the Softball Team. You can follow the results on the Special Olympics Nova Scotia webpage (www.sons.ca), or their facebook page (www.facebook.com/SpecialONS). There will also be a Team Nova Scotia email set up for people to send best wishes to the team - TeamNSVancouver2014@yahoo.ca .

The 14th annual Walter Macdonald Charity Golf Tournament for the Aberdeen Hospital Palliative Care Society at Glen Lovat Golf Course will take place on Sunday August 10th. A four hundred dollar registration per team includes golf cart, barbecue prime rib supper, entry to the Palliative Care fundraiser the night before at the Whitetail Pub in Westville, and the entry into the tournament. The tournament itself kicks off with a shotgun start at noon. The Friday night fundraiser at the Whitetail runs from 9pm to 1am and includes entertainment by All in Good Time, Mr Jim Dorrie, Derek and Jessie, and the Sunday Jam Band. There will also be a progressive 50/50, which will run from July 1 – August 10. Draw at 7 pm at the Glen Lovat Golf Course. This fundraiser could generate thousands of dollars for the Palliative Care Society. Contact Mike MacNaughton - 396-1483, or Marlee MacNaughton – 396-6394

Registration is underway for the 38th annual Run for the Lobsters. The race is this coming Sunday, at 9am with race-kit pick-up from 7 to 8:45. This year's race will start at Advocate Printing at Brown's Point, rather than at the CN station as in the past. You can sign up online for the 10k, 5k, or Student 5k challenge at https://raceroster.com/events/2014/2794/38th-annual-run-for-the-lobster .

The Pictou County Female Hockey Association is accepting applications for head coaching positions in all divisions. The association is expected to host Intermediate, Novice, Atom, Pee Wee, Bantam and Midget teams this coming hockey season. Please indicate on the application which level of hockey you are interested in coaching, whether it is A or AA. Application forms can be found on the Pictou County Minor Hockey Association website at www.pcmha.com. Deadline for submissions is July 11, 2014. Applications can be emailed to smusick@ngnews.ca or mailed to Sueann Musick, 352 East River Road, New Glasgow, B2H 5E2.

Following a year's absence, The Melmerby Triathlon returns Sunday, July 27 with only a few tweaks to the course to help ease congestion for both participants and motorists. It's sixty dollars to register, which can be done at atlanticchip.ca. This year also sees kids triathlon, which is free to sign up: it's open to those twelve and under on Saturday the 26th.

“Hockey Day in Pictou County" will return in 2014 after a one-year absence. There will be a new format this year, to accommodate the pros playing two games that evening with novice and atom aged players. And instead of a Pros and Joes game, the pros will put on a skills demo between the first and second game. There will be no charge to attend and watch these on-ice events, but donations will be accepted at the door. Colin White, Jon Sim, Derek Walser, Joey MacDonald and Dave McIntyre will be joined by other NHL/AHL pros to be announced over the next month. The popular silent auction will also return, plus an after-game comedy-auction event upstairs in the Wellness Centre for those 19 years of age and over. The cost for this event will be $25.00 per person with tickets available at the YMCA desk. Check out Facebook "Play the Pros" group for additional information.

Kinsmen Club of New Glasgow's Chicken BBQ is coming up at the Glasgow Square, New Glasgow Waterfront, FRIDAY, JULY 11th 11am-1pm. Business delivery Available! Order in advance by emailing chickenbbq@ngkinsmen.com or show up the day of the event. (Pre-orders are strongly recommended.) Funds raised will go towards the Kinsmen Minor Baseball Program.

One of the most prolific pair of brothers in NHL history will be in Pictou County next week. Peter and Frank Mahovlich have been confirmed as the guests for the 20th annual Scott Weeks Golf Tournament. The event includes an auction and dinner on July 10, followed by the golf tournament itself the following day.

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca



WESTVILLE BODY IDENTIFIED
Thursday 3rd July 2014

Westville Police have released the name of the woman discovered earlier this week. The body of sixty year old Jessie Burke of Westville was found in a wooded area at the top of Diamond Street on Monday afternoon. The cause of death has not been released as the investigation continues, but police have ruled out foul play in Burke's death.


WESTVILLE POLICE RULE OUT FOUL PLAY IN WOMAN'S DEATH
Wednesday 2nd July 2014

Foul play is not suspected in the death of a woman whose body was discovered in Westville Monday afternoon. Westville Police have ruled out foul play following the results of an autopsy conducted by the Medical Examiner's Office. The police are not releasing more details about the woman's identity or cause of death pending further investigation.

POLICE WAIT FOR AUTOPSY RESULTS BEFORE RELEASING DETAILS
Wednesday 2nd July 2014

No new details are expected to be released in the case of a body found in Westville on Monday afternoon until after an autopsy can be completed. Westville Police say they will not comment on whether foul play is suspected, the identity of the victim, or how long the body may have been in the wooded area where it was found. The woman's body was discovered near the intersection of Office and Diamond Streets by a person out for a walk.

WESTVILLE POLICE INVESTIGATING A DEATH IN THE COMMUNITY
Tuesday 1st July 2014

Westville Police are investigating the death of a woman after a body was found in a wooded area Monday afternoon. The body was discovered near the intersection of Office and Diamond Streets around 3:20. Westville Police and the RCMP Major Crime Unit are investigating. Westville Police aren't releasing further details about the investigation until after the results of an autopsy.


WESTVILLE MAN IN COURT AFTER ALTERCATION WITH POLICE
Tuesday 1st July 2014

Charged with assaulting two Police Officers as well as mischief causing over five thousand dollars in property damage, a Westville man appeared  in Provincial Court in Pictou.  Jason Earl Crowther pleaded not guilty to all six charges stemming from an incident on May 29th in Westville.  Crowther is charged with threats to cause bodily harm to Staff Sergent Robert Stewart and assault causing bodily harm to Police Chief Donald Hussher.  Other charges against the 39-year- old man include Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle,  uttering threats and assault with a weapon, alleged to be a crowbar.  No trial date has been set for Mr. Crowther, pending a bail hearing on Thursday afternoon.

WESTVILLE MAN PLEADS NOT GUILTY TO 3 CHARGES UNDER ANIMAL PROTECTION ACT
Monday 30th June 2014

A Westville man has pleaded not guilty to three charges laid under the Animal Protection Act. Josh Horne is charged with causing an animal to be in distress, failure to insure adequate food and water and failure to provide adequate medical attention when an animal is wounded or ill. Due to uncertainty over whom will provide future legal counsel to Mr. Horne, a status check was ordered for late July, with a full day set aside for a trial in Pictou on October 9th.

LOCAL ARENAS TO RECEIVE AUTOMATIC DEFIBRILLATORS
Monday 30th June 2014

Three Pictou County Arenas will soon be equipped with Automated External Defibrillators, thanks to a partnership between the Public Health Agency of Canada and the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Peter MacKay announced this morning that as part of a nation-wide program, AEDs will be installed at the Pictou County Wellness Centre, the Westville Minor Sports Centre, and the Trenton Minor Sports Community Centre. This is in addition to the thousands of other AEDs being installed in recreational arenas across the country. Defibrillators are electronic devices used to restart a person’s heart that has stopped beating.


BEAR SIGHTINGS CONTINUE IN PICTOU COUNTY
Monday 30th June 2014

Residents throughout Pictou County have reported bear sightings, with the two most recent reports coming from the Strickland Avenue area in Trenton Thursday night and Westville Sunday evening. New Glasgow Regional Police and the Department of Natural Resources are advising people to take precautions. These include cleaning out green bins with bleach, freezing table scraps until the day of pick up, taking down any bird feeders, and cleaning barbecues. Any other bear sightings should be reported to Police or the Department of Natural Resources.

PICTOU TOWN OPTS TO JOIN COLCHESTER AND CUMBERLAND IN REN
Friday 27th June 2014

The Mayor of Pictou, Joe Hawes was in attendance for the Regional Enterprise Networks meeting in Westville on Wednesday afternoon along with the other representatives from Pictou County's six municipalities. Yesterday afternoon, the town of Pictou held a special council meeting where the council discussed the REN Meeting from the previous day. Upon discussion Pictou Town Council have decided to join forces with REN 4 and go west with Cumberland and Colchester counties.

PREMIER WILL NOT INTERVENE TO KEEP HIGHLAND CONSOLIDATED OPEN
Tuesday 24th June 2014

Westville Mayor Roger MacKay has received a response from Premier Stephen McNeil in regards to CCRSB's decision to close Highland Consolidated Middle School. In the initial letter from Westville Council, the town was asking the Premier for assistance and pleading a case to keep the school open. McNeil replied that he appreciates the community wanting to keep their school open but says he "cannot intervene to overturn the boards motion to close Highland Consolidated Middle School. I encourage you to seek a meeting with the superintendent and board chair to discuss your concerns." CCRSB made the decision to close the school in March of 2014. Students from Highland Consolidated Middle School have been attending classes at Dr. W. A. MacLeod for the past two years.


WESTVILLE MAN TO BE SENTENCED FOR ASSAULT
Monday 16th June 2014

A fifty-two-year old Westville man will be sentenced for assault causing bodily harm and breaching his probation to be of good behavior following his appearance in Pictou Provincial Court this morning. Derek John McRae Jardine entered guilty pleas to two of four charges, with single charges of harassment and mischief being withdrawn. Jardine has been in custody since June 10th following an incident in Westville on June 8th. Judge Del Atwood ordered a Pre-Sentencing Report and remanded Jardine to custody to await sentencing on August 6th.

NO CHANGES PLANNED FOR POLICING IN STELLARTON
Tuesday 10th June 2014

The Town of Stellarton plans to stick with the status quo when it comes to policing. The Council, based upon a recommendation from the Police Review Committee, voted to continue purchasing administrative services of Police Chief Don Hussher from the Town of Westville. The decision needs to go to the Minister of Justice for final approval. Mayor Joe Gennoe says this is the right move for the town, and that the presentation by the Review Committee was short but impressive.

LOCAL ALS WALK A SUCCESS!
Monday 9th June 2014

Despite the rain on Saturday, around one hundred people took part in a fund raising walk in Westville. The 2014 Pictou County Walk for ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease) was able to raise in excess of $8500.00. Since beginning in 2012, the event has raised over $32,000 for patient care and research. The committee wants to thank all participants, sponsors, volunteers, and supporters who made the third year a huge success!


ACCIDENT INVOLVING PEDESTRIAN IN NEW GLASGOW TUESDAY EVENING
Wednesday 4th June 2014

New Glasgow Regional Police are investigating a collision involving a vehicle and a pedestrian last evening. Police responded to the accident at the intersection on Westville Road. A 76-year-old woman was crossing Westville Road in a marked crosswalk at 7pm and was struck by a Ford Escape SUV driven by an adult male that was travelling from a grocery store parking lot and making a left southbound turn onto Westville Road. The pedestrian suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries and was transported to Aberdeen Hospital by EHS. New Glasgow Regional Police continue to investigate. No charges have been laid at this time.

FIRE IN SYLVESTER DESTROYS HOME
Tuesday 3rd June 2014

A mobile home in Sylvester was destroyed by a fire last night. Alma Fire Department received a phone call at 8:30pm on Monday. West River and Westville Fire Departments assisted. The two people that live in the home were out. Alma Fire Chief, Jack Ross says that the home had been burning for awhile before a neighbor had noticed smoke coming from the building and contacted the fire department.

LOCAL SPORTS ROUND UP 3 JUNE
Tuesday 3rd June 2014

The 2014 Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame inductees were announced on Monday. In the builders category the inductees include Lisa Haley (Olympic women’s hockey), Cathy Mason (Special Olympic World Games) and Roy Bennett (posthumous-hockey). Local sports reporter, journalist Steve Goodwin of the Pictou Advocate is being inducted in the media category. In the athletes category the inductees include Clayton R. MacLeod (harness racing), Tara Dunn (NCAA women’s hockey), Courtnay Malcolm (CIS women’s rugby), Jennifer Weir (shooting – Bisley, England) and Jason MacDonald (volleyball and mixed martial arts). Also part of this year’s ceremony will be a special recognition category. The Scott Weeks Celebrity Golf Tournament and the original Trenton Rink builders will be honoured. The 2014 induction ceremony will be held Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Westville Civic Building. This year’s ceremony will also be a tribute to Hugh “Sparky” Paris, the late honorary chair of the Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame. For information on the ceremony or tickets call 755-1755 or email pcshhf@ns.aliantzinc.ca.

The North Nova Gryphons girl’s softball team is heading to provincials. The team took regionals over the weekend with a 16-1 victory over CEC. Their second game was against Northumberland, which they won 11-1. In the final they were 9-1 over J.H. Gillis of Antigonish. The Gryphon's will now play at the four-team provincial championship being held this weekend by Avonview in Windsor.

Three members of the Weeks Major Midgets were taken in the QMJHL draft over the weekend. The Gatineau Olympiques used their first round pick, 12th overall, to take defenceman Matt Sartoris from New Glasgow. Sartoris had 9 points in 34 regular season games last year for the Weeks, plus another 2 goals in 6 playoff games. Sartoris also played two games with the Weeks Jr A Crushers as a call up. Lucas Sangster of Amherst went in the 5th round, 84th overall to the Charlottetown Islanders. Noah Archibald of Truro was taken in the 7th round, 118th overall, to the Moncton Wildcats. The MHL draft will take place June 14th.

The Pictou County Rugby Club is once again offering a mini rugby program for boys and girls aged 12 and under ,split into 3 age groups under 12 ,under 9 and under 6. The program is run by trained mini rugby instructors as well as volunteers from the Pictou County Senior mens and womens rugby teams .The program runs Saturday mornings at 10-11 am from July 12 till Aug 30th at the Scott Weeks memorial sports complex located beside the Bluenose curling club . Cost for registration is $50.00 per child however there is a family rate of $40.00 per child if more than one child from the same family joins .Registration will take place at the Pictou County Wellness Center this Friday (June 6th) from 7-8:30 pm and Saturday (June 7th) from 10-11 am. If you are not able to attend the scheduled registration please contact Graham Hayden at 695-5009 for other arrangements.

Three Pictou County PeeWee Players completed their spring hockey season winning the Atlantic Hockey Group Atlantic Cup as part of the Nova Scotia AllStars. Defenseman Broden DeCoff, Centre Ian MacDonald, and Goalie Ryan Royles helped The NS AllStars win the round robin section in first place with a 3-1 record, before defeating the Dieppe Canadians 4-0 in the finals. DeCoff and MacDonald both scored and assisted on game winning goals throughout the tournament, while Royles teamed up with his goaltending partner from Halifax to record 3 shutouts. Assistant Coach Terry DeCoff acknowledge that the three players represented Pictou County with leadership and had key impact in the dressing and ice throughout the weekend.

Pictou County Minor Hockey is looking for people interested in coaching rep division teams in the 2014-15 hockey season. Applications are being accepted until June 6 for coaches in Midget AA, Bantam A and AA, Pee Wee A, AA, and AAA, Atom AA, one or two Atom A teams and Novice Advancing. Information on how to apply can be found in the local sports roundup on the East Coast FM website – east coast fm dot ca.

The Blue Mountain and District Volunteer Fire Department Annual Fishing Derby will be taking place this Saturday (June 7) at Eden Lakeoff Highway 347. The event is scheduled to run from 6:30am to 2pm. It is part of the provincial Sport Fishing Weekend, so a fishing license is not necessary, but all rules and regulations covering Sport Fishing Weekends do apply.

Attention hockey players! Looking to stay in shape over the off season? Up-tempo shinny hockey is available a couple evenings a week at the Wellness Centre. Definitely not for beginners, ideal for junior players. For more info or to get on the list, call or text Chris at 754-0233.

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LOCAL SPORTS JUNE 2
Monday 2nd June 2014

The Pictou County Rugby Club’s senior women’s team had a home-win on Saturday, 49-0 against Enfield. Tanisha Campbell led the team with five tries. Morgan Priske scored two tries, ... Isobel DeMont and Alyssa Canning scored one apiece. Jessica Deagle kicked two conversions. The next game is coming up Saturday, June 14th on the road against Windsor

Westville's gold-medal-winning hockey coach has netted another award: Nova Scotia Coach of the Year. Lisa Haley was chosen by Sport Nova Scotia for the Ricoh Sports Award following her turn as an assistant coach with the Canada's Women's Hockey Team at the Sochi Olympics. 500 members of the sport community gathered as the winners were announced at a ceremony last night in Halifax.

Three members of the Weeks Major Midgets were taken in the QMJHL draft over the weekend. The Gatineau Olympiques used their first round pick, 12th overall, to take defenceman Matt Sartoris from New Glasgow. Sartoris had 9 points in 34 regular season games last year for the Weeks, plus another 2 goals in 6 playoff games. Sartoris also played two games with the Weeks Jr A Crushers as a call up. Lucas Sangster of Amherst went in the 5th round, 84th overall to the Charlottetown Islanders. Noah Archibald of Truro was taken in the 7th round, 118th overall, to the Moncton Wildcats. The MHL draft will take place June 14th.

The Regional Track and Field wrapped at the Pioneer Coal Track Facility over the weekend with athletes from grades 7 through 12 from Pictou, Colchester, Cumberland, and Antigonish counties in competition for spots to compete at Provincials to be held next weekend at Cape Breton University in Sydney.

Three Pictou County PeeWee Players completed their spring hockey season winning the Atlantic Hockey Group Atlantic Cup as part of the Nova Scotia AllStars. Defenseman Broden DeCoff, Centre Ian MacDonald, and Goalie Ryan Royles helped The NS AllStars win the round robin section in first place with a 3-1 record, before defeating the Dieppe Canadians 4-0 in the finals. DeCoff and MacDonald both scored and assisted on game winning goals throughout the tournament, while Royles teamed up with his goaltending partner from Halifax to record 3 shutouts. Assistant Coach Terry DeCoff acknowledge that the three players represented Pictou County with leadership and had key impact in the dressing and ice throughout the weekend.

The Pictou County Rugby Club is once again offering a mini rugby program for boys and girls aged 12 and under ,split into 3 age groups under 12 ,under 9 and under 6. The program is run by trained mini rugby instructors as well as volunteers from the Pictou County Senior mens and womens rugby teams .The program runs Saturday mornings at 10-11 am from July 12 till Aug 30th at the Scott Weeks memorial sports complex located beside the Bluenose curling club . Cost for registration is $50.00 per child however there is a family rate of $40.00 per child if more than one child from the same family joins .Registration will take place at the Pictou County Wellness Center this Friday (June 6th) from 7-8:30 pm and Saturday (June 7th) from 10-11 am. If you are not able to attend the scheduled registration please contact Graham Hayden at 695-5009 for other arrangements.

Pictou County Minor Hockey is looking for people interested in coaching rep division teams in the 2014-15 hockey season. Applications are being accepted until June 6 for coaches in Midget AA, Bantam A and AA, Pee Wee A, AA, and AAA, Atom AA, one or two Atom A teams and Novice Advancing. Information on how to apply can be found in the local sports roundup on the East Coast FM website – east coast fm dot ca.

The Blue Mountain and District Volunteer Fire Department Annual Fishing Derby will be taking place this Saturday (June 7) at Eden Lakeoff Highway 347. The event is scheduled to run from 6:30am to 2pm. It is part of the provincial Sport Fishing Weekend, so a fishing license is not necessary, but all rules and regulations covering Sport Fishing Weekends do apply.

Attention hockey players! Looking to stay in shape over the off season? Up-tempo shinny hockey is available a couple evenings a week at the Wellness Centre. Definitely not for beginners, ideal for junior players. For more info or to get on the list, call or text Chris at 754-0233.

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca



ANOTHER WIN FOR LISA HALEY!
Monday 2nd June 2014

Westville's gold-medal-winning hockey coach has netted another award: Nova Scotia Coach of the Year. Lisa Haley was chosen by Sport Nova Scotia for the Ricoh Sports Award following her turn as an assistant coach with the Canada's Women's Hockey Team at the Sochi Olympics. 500 members of the sport community gathered as the winners were announced at a ceremony Saturday night in Halifax.

LOCAL SPORTS ROUND UP *SUNDAY JUNE 1*
Sunday 1st June 2014

Pictou Academy Pitbulls won the Nova Scotia High School Lacrosse League Championship with a win over Hants East. Congratulations to the Pitbulls who went through the season undefeated.

North Nova Education Centre took home the Regional Championship banners in both Boys and Girls Rugby. The boys defeated Hants East 45-10 to head into the Provincials as the Northumberland Region 1 team, while the girls will do the same after a 29-5 win over CEC. The Gryphons will be playing in the Provincials, which are being played at their home field starting June 6.

Thursdays action at the DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) hockey Challenge at the Trenton Middle School saw the New Glasgow Regional Police all-Stars lose to the grade Six Trenton Middle School, by a score of 7-6 in a sudden death overtime shoot out. This year was the first annual DARE Challenge Cup played at Trenton Middle School. New Glasgow Regional Police want to extend their thanks to all those who attended including a big thank you the teachers and principal at Trenton Middle School.

The Regional Track and Field wrapped at the Pioneer Coal Track Facility over the weekend with athletes from grades 7 through 12 from Pictou, Colchester, Cumberland, and Antigonish counties in competition for spots to compete at Provincials to be held next weekend at Cape Breton University in Sydney.

Westville's Gold Medal winning hockey coach has scooped another award – that is Nova Scotia Coach of the Year. Lisa Haley was an assistant coach with Canada's Women's Hockey Team at the Sochi Olympics, and she was chosen by Sport Nova Scotia for the Ricoh Sports Awards. The winners were announced at an awards ceremony last night in Halifax.

On 18 May, riders of the Birch Hill Motocross Park Team participated in the second round of the CMRC’s Atlantic Spring Motocross Series held in Valley at Mill Hill Motocross track. Brandon Daling rode to a 2nd place finish in the Supermini class and 15th overall in the School Boy class. Samantha Daling raced in the Young Ladies class to a third place finish. David Butler finished 3rd overall in the Intermediate MX1 class, and in the Intermediate MX 2 class he had a 7th place finish. Adam Hilling participated in his first race of the season and finished 8th in the Schoolboy class. Nole Chapman finished 5th overall in the 65 cc class and 4th overall in the 85 cc (7-11 year old) class. The Birch Hill MX Park Team will head back to Salisbury, New Brunswick this week-end to complete in Round Three of the CMRC Atlantic Motocross Spring Series at the Riverglade MX.

Pictou County Minor Hockey is looking for people interested in coaching rep division teams in the 2014-15 hockey season. Applications are being accepted until June 6 for coaches in Midget AA, Bantam A and AA, Pee Wee A, AA, and AAA, Atom AA, one or two Atom A teams and Novice Advancing. Information on how to apply can be found in the local sports roundup on the East Coast FM website – east coast fm dot ca.

The Blue Mountain and District Volunteer Fire Department Annual Fishing Derby will be taking place Saturday 7 June at Eden Lakeoff Highway 347. The event is scheduled to run from 6:30am to 2pm. It is part of the provincial Sport Fishing Weekend, so a fishing license is not necessary, but all rules and regulations covering Sport Fishing Weekends do apply.

Children between the ages of 4 and 18 interested in playing Challenger Baseball are invited to register tomorrow (Sunday) between 6 and 7pm at GR Saunders Elementary School in Stellarton. The program offers recreational activity for children with physical or cognitive disabilities where adaptations are made so that everyone achieves success! There is a $20.00 registration fee, which is payable at registration. The season will begin the last week of June and continue into August. It will be one evening per week and each participant will have a buddy to assist with all or some aspects of the game on an as needed basis. No experience needed. For more information, or to volunteer to be a buddy with this new program, please contact Trevor Kearley 695-2148 or twfkearley@hotmail.com.

Attention hockey players! Looking to stay in shape over the off season? Up-tempo shinny hockey is available a couple evenings a week at the Wellness Centre. Definitely not for beginners, ideal for junior players. For more info or to get on the list, call or text Chris at 754-0233.

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca



LOCAL SPORTS ROUND UP *SATURDAY, MAY 31*
Saturday 31st May 2014

Pictou Academy Pitbulls won the Nova Scotia High School Lacrosse League Championship with a win over Hants East. Congratulations to the Pitbulls who went through the season undefeated!

North Nova Education Centre took home the Regional Championship banners in both Boys and Girls Rugby. The boys defeated Hants East 45-10 to head into the Provincials as the Northumberland Region 1 team, while the girls will do the same after a 29-5 win over CEC. The Gryphons will be playing in the Provincials, which are being played at their home field starting June 6.

Thursdays action at the DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) hockey Challenge at the Trenton Middle School saw the New Glasgow Regional Police all-Stars lose to the grade Six Trenton Middle School, by a score of 7-6 in a sudden death overtime shoot out. This year was the first annual DARE Challenge Cup played at Trenton Middle School. New Glasgow Regional Police want to extend their thanks to all those who attended including a big thank you the teachers and principal at Trenton Middle School.

The Regional Track and Field wraps up today at the Pioneer Coal Track Facility. Athletes from grades 7 through 12 will be in attendance from Pictou, Colchester, Cumberland, and Antigonish counties .  The competition will be at the track in Stellarton starting at 9:30am. The athletes are vying for spots at Provincials which will be held the following weekend at Cape Breton University in Sydney.

Shout out to the Highland Derby Dolls Roller Derby team, wishing them a safe trip to Moncton New Brunswick today. The Kickin Vixens from New Glasgow take on Cape Breton's Tar City rollers in their first bout of the season.

Westville's Gold Medal winning hockey coach could scoop up another award today– Nova Scotia Coach of the Year. Lisa Haley was an assistant coach with Canada's Women's Hockey Team at the Sochi Olympics, and is one of three coaching finalists for the Ricoh Sports Awards. The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony today in Halifax.

On 18 May, riders of the Birch Hill Motocross Park Team participated in the second round of the CMRC’s Atlantic Spring Motocross Series held in Valley at Mill Hill Motocross track. Brandon Daling rode to a 2nd place finish in the Supermini class and 15th overall in the School Boy class. Samantha Daling raced in the Young Ladies class to a third place finish. David Butler finished 3rd overall in the Intermediate MX1 class, and in the Intermediate MX 2 class he had a 7th place finish. Adam Hilling participated in his first race of the season and finished 8th in the Schoolboy class. Nole Chapman finished 5th overall in the 65 cc class and 4th overall in the 85 cc (7-11 year old) class. The Birch Hill MX Park Team will head back to Salisbury, New Brunswick this week-end to complete in Round Three of the CMRC Atlantic Motocross Spring Series at the Riverglade MX.

Pictou County Minor Hockey is looking for people interested in coaching rep division teams in the 2014-15 hockey season. Applications are being accepted until June 6 for coaches in Midget AA, Bantam A and AA, Pee Wee A, AA, and AAA, Atom AA, one or two Atom A teams and Novice Advancing. Information on how to apply can be found in the local sports roundup on the East Coast FM website – east coast fm dot ca.

The Pictou County Orioles/Rangers Midgets are having a bbq today to help raise funds for a trip to Boston coming up on July 3rd. It will be at the Sobey's on the Westside starting at 11am.

The Blue Mountain and District Volunteer Fire Department Annual Fishing Derby will be taking place Saturday 7 June at Eden Lakeoff Highway 347. The event is scheduled to run from 6:30am to 2pm. It is part of the provincial Sport Fishing Weekend, so a fishing license is not necessary, but all rules and regulations covering Sport Fishing Weekends do apply.

Children between the ages of 4 and 18 interested in playing Challenger Baseball are invited to register this Sunday between 6 and 7pm at GR Saunders Elementary School in Stellarton. Challenger Baseball is a fun, recreational activity for children with physical or cognitive disabilities where adaptations are made so that everyone achieves success!There is a $20.00 registration fee, which is payable at the time of registration. The season will begin the last week of June and continue into August. It will be one evening per week and each participant will have one buddy to assist with all or some aspects of the game on an as needed basis. Participants do not need to have any baseball experience. Anyone interested in volunteering to be a buddy with this new program, or if you want more information please contact Trevor Kearley 695-2148 or twfkearley@hotmail.com.

Attention hockey players! Looking to stay in shape over the off season? Up-tempo shinny hockey is available a couple evenings a week at the Wellness Centre. Definitely not for beginners, ideal for junior players. For more info or to get on the list, call or text Chris at 754-0233.

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca


LOCAL SPORTS MAY 30
Friday 30th May 2014

Pictou Academy Pitbulls won the Nova Scotia High School Lacrosse League Championship yesterday with a win over Hants East. Congratulations to the Pitbulls who went through the season undefeated.

North Nova Education Centre took home the Regional Championship banners if both Boys and Girls Rugby yesterday. The boys defeated Hants East 45-10 to head into the Provincials as the Northumberland Region 1 team, while the girls will do the same after a 29-5 win over CEC. The Gryphons will be playing in the Provincials, which are being played at their home field starting June 6.

Thursdays action at the DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) hockey Challenge at the Trenton Middle School saw the New Glasgow Regional Police all-Stars lose to the grade Six Trenton Middle School, by a score of 7-6 in a sudden death overtime shoot out. This year was the first annual DARE Challenge Cup played at Trenton Middle School. New Glasgow Regional Police want to extend their thanks to all those who attended including a big thank you the teachers and principal at Trenton Middle School.

The Regional Track and Field meet is taking place today & tomorrow (May 30/31) at the Pioneer Coal Track Facility. Athletes from grades 7 through 12 will be in attendance from Pictou, Colchester, Cumberland, and Antigonish counties .  The competition will be at the track in Stellarton starting at 9:30am on both days. The athletes are vying for spots at Provincials which will be held the following weekend at Cape Breton University in Sydney.

Shout out to the Highland Derby Dolls Roller Derby team, wishing them a safe trip to Moncton NB on Saturday. The Kickin Vixens from New Glasgow take on Cape Breton's Tar City rollers in their first bout of the season.

Westville's Gold Medal winning hockey coach could be adding another award to her resume – Nova Scotia Coach of the Year. Lisa Haley was an assistant coach with Canada's Women's Hockey Team at the Sochi Olympics, and earlier this week was announced as one of three coaching finalists for the Ricoh Sports Awards. Also named as finalists : Ueli Albert of Wolfville in athletics and David Kikuchi from the HRM in gymnastics. The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony in Halifax this Saturday at the World Trade & Convention Centre.

On 18 May, riders of the Birch Hill Motocross Park Team participated in the second round of the CMRC’s Atlantic Spring Motocross Series held in Valley at Mill Hill Motocross track. Brandon Daling rode to a 2nd place finish in the Supermini class and 15th overall in the School Boy class. Samantha Daling raced in the Young Ladies class to a third place finish. David Butler finished 3rd overall in the Intermediate MX1 class, and in the Intermediate MX 2 class he had a 7th place finish. Adam Hilling participated in his first race of the season and finished 8th in the Schoolboy class. Nole Chapman finished 5th overall in the 65 cc class and 4th overall in the 85 cc (7-11 year old) class. The Birch Hill MX Park Team will head back to Salisbury, New Brunswick this week-end to complete in Round Three of the CMRC Atlantic Motocross Spring Series at the Riverglade MX.

Pictou County Minor Hockey is looking for people interested in coaching rep division teams in the 2014-15 hockey season. Applications are being accepted until June 6 for coaches in Midget AA, Bantam A and AA, Pee Wee A, AA, and AAA, Atom AA, one or two Atom A teams and Novice Advancing. Information on how to apply can be found in the local sports roundup on the East Coast FM website – east coast fm dot ca.

The Pictou County Orioles/Rangers Midgets are having a bbq on Saturday May 31st to help raise funds for a trip to Boston coming up on July 3rd. It will be at the Sobey's on the Westside starting at 11am.

The Blue Mountain and District Volunteer Fire Department Annual Fishing Derby will be taking place Saturday 7 June at Eden Lakeoff Highway 347. The event is scheduled to run from 6:30am to 2pm. It is part of the provincial Sport Fishing Weekend, so a fishing license is not necessary, but all rules and regulations covering Sport Fishing Weekends do apply.

Children between the ages of 4 and 18 interested in playing Challenger Baseball are invited to register this Sunday between 6 and 7pm at GR Saunders Elementary School in Stellarton. Challenger Baseball is a fun, recreational activity for children with physical or cognitive disabilities where adaptations are made so that everyone achieves success!There is a $20.00 registration fee, which is payable at the time of registration. The season will begin the last week of June and continue into August. It will be one evening per week and each participant will have one buddy to assist with all or some aspects of the game on an as needed basis. Participants do not need to have any baseball experience. Anyone interested in volunteering to be a buddy with this new program, or if you want more information please contact Trevor Kearley 695-2148 or twfkearley@hotmail.com.

Attention hockey players! Looking to stay in shape over the off season? Up-tempo shinny hockey is available a couple evenings a week at the Wellness Centre. Definitely not for beginners, ideal for junior players. For more info or to get on the list, call or text Chris at 754-0233.

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca



LOCAL SPORTS MAY 29 ***UPDATED***
Thursday 29th May 2014

The Pictou Academy Pitbulls lacrosse team will be playing for the league championship when they host Hants East tonight at 5:30pm. The game will be played at the Rotary Field.

In the final night of the NNEC girls basketball spring league held on Monday, May 26th, Vogue Optical came out on top as league champions defeating JR Raheys 75-53.Top scorers for Vogue Optical were Kendra MacKinnon 37 pts, Jamie McCarron 22 pts, and Courtney Smith 12 points. Top scorers for JR Raheys were Danielle Farrell 14 pts, Lou MacKay 14 pts, and Abby Delaney 10 pts. In the consolation final Lawtons defeated Sobeys 49-42. Top scorers for Lawtons were Katelyn Biron with 15, Riley Sood with 14 pts, and Courtney Cruikshank 8 points. Top scorers for Sobeys were Shalena Floyd 8 pts, Regan Keay 8 pts, Caitrin Skelton 8 pts, and Jordan Landry 8 pts. This concludes the spring league season. League organizers want to thank everyone who participated, and the team sponsors!

Westville's Gold Medal winning hockey coach could be adding another award to her resume – Nova Scotia Coach of the Year. Lisa Haley was an assistant coach with Canada's Women's Hockey Team at the Sochi Olympics, and earlier this week was announced as one of three coaching finalists for the Ricoh Sports Awards. Also named as finalists : Ueli Albert of Wolfville in athletics and David Kikuchi from the HRM in gymnastics. The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony in Halifax this Saturday at the World Trade & Convention Centre.

Pictou County Minor Hockey is looking for people interested in coaching rep division teams in the 2014-15 hockey season. Applications are being accepted until June 6 for coaches in Midget AA, Bantam A and AA, Pee Wee A, AA, and AAA, Atom AA, one or two Atom A teams and Novice Advancing. Applications can be sent by email to rep@pcmha.com or mailed to:
Box 815
New Glasgow, NS
B2H 5K7
Attn: Troy Kelly.

The Pictou County Orioles/Rangers Midgets are having a bbq on Saturday May 31st to help raise funds for a trip to Boston coming up on July 3rd. It will be at the Sobey's on the Westside starting at 11am.

Children between the ages of 4 and 18 interested in playing Challenger Baseball are invited to register this Sunday between 6 and 7pm at GR Saunders Elementary School in Stellarton. Challenger Baseball is a fun, recreational activity for children with physical or cognitive disabilities where adaptations are made so that everyone achieves success!There is a $20.00 registration fee, which is payable at the time of registration. The season will begin the last week of June and continue into August. It will be one evening per week and each participant will have one buddy to assist with all or some aspects of the game on an as needed basis. Participants do not need to have any baseball experience. Anyone interested in volunteering to be a buddy with this new program, or if you want more information please contact Trevor Kearley 695-2148 or twfkearley@hotmail.com.

Attention hockey players! Looking to stay in shape over the off season? Up-tempo shinny hockey is available a couple evenings a week at the Wellness Centre. Definitely not for beginners, ideal for junior players. For more info or to get on the list, call or text Chris at 754-0233.

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca



SCHOOL BOARD HONOURS LONG-SERVING STAFF
Wednesday 28th May 2014

Last night, the Chignecto Central Regional School Board honored staff who have given 25 years of service. In the Celtic Family of Schools, the following staff were recognized:
Linda Cameron, Administrative Assistant, Northumberland Regional High
Leeanne Cullen Rudolph, Teacher, Walter Duggan Consolidated
Janice Gouthro, Teacher, Walter Duggan Consolidated
Sara Bernice Langille, Teacher, Pictou Elementary
Shaun MacDonald, Principal, Trenton Middle
Kathy MacLean, Educational Assistant, West Pictou Consolidated
Ann Munro, Teacher, Pictou Elementary
Glenna Oldford, Educational Assistant, F.H. MacDonald Elementary
Darrell Pettipas, Tradesperson, Westville Road Office
Pamela Power, Teacher, A.G. Baillie Memorial
Alan Tracey, Department Head, North Nova Education Centre
Mike Washburn, Principal, Acadia Street
Heather Westaway, Teacher, Thorburn Consolidated
Martha Wolley, Student Monitor/Bus Driver, East Pictou Area


LOCAL SPORTS MAY 28 ***UPDATED***
Wednesday 28th May 2014

The North Nova Gryphons Boys and Girls Rugby Teams have both advanced to the Provincial Championships by virtue of winning their Regional Semi-Final matches yesterday. Both finalists in the Northumberland Region advance to the tournament, so regardless of whether they win their Regional Finals, slated for tomorrow, they have earned their spot in the Final 6. In both semi-final games yesterday, North Nova was pitted against teams from NRHS. The Boys won by a score of 26-8, and will face Hants East tomorrow, while the Girls game was much more one-sided, with the final score 60-0 to advance to play CEC.

In the final night of the NNEC girls basketball spring league held on Monday, May 26th, Vogue Optical came out on top as league champions defeating JR Raheys 75-53.Top scorers for Vogue Optical were Kendra MacKinnon 37 pts, Jamie McCarron 22 pts, and Courtney Smith 12 points. Top scorers for JR Raheys were Danielle Farrell 14 pts, Lou MacKay 14 pts, and Abby Delaney 10 pts. In the consolation final Lawtons defeated Sobeys 49-42. Top scorers for Lawtons were Katelyn Biron with 15, Riley Sood with 14 pts, and Courtney Cruikshank 8 points. Top scorers for Sobeys were Shalena Floyd 8 pts, Regan Keay 8 pts, Caitrin Skelton 8 pts, and Jordan Landry 8 pts. This concludes the spring league season. League organizers want to thank everyone who participated, and the team sponsors!

Westville's Gold Medal winning hockey coach could be adding another award to her resume – Nova Scotia Coach of the Year. Lisa Haley was an assistant coach with Canada's Women's Hockey Team at the Sochi Olympics, and earlier this week was announced as one of three coaching finalists for the Ricoh Sports Awards. Also named as finalists : Ueli Albert of Wolfville in athletics and David Kikuchi from the HRM in gymnastics. The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony in Halifax this Saturday at the World Trade & Convention Centre.

The Pictou County Orioles/Rangers Midgets are having a bbq on Saturday May 31st to help raise funds for a trip to Boston coming up on July 3rd. It will be at the Sobey's on the Westside starting at 11am.

It's Registration night at the West Side Tennis Courts in New Glasgow. Drop by between 5-6 pm this evening at the West Side Community Centre on Lavinia Street.

Children between the ages of 4 and 18 interested in playing Challenger Baseball are invited to register this Sunday between 6 and 7pm at GR Saunders Elementary School in Stellarton. Challenger Baseball is a fun, recreational activity for children with physical or cognitive disabilities where adaptations are made so that everyone achieves success!There is a $20.00 registration fee, which is payable at the time of registration. The season will begin the last week of June and continue into August. It will be one evening per week and each participant will have one buddy to assist with all or some aspects of the game on an as needed basis. Participants do not need to have any baseball experience. Anyone interested in volunteering to be a buddy with this new program, or if you want more information please contact Trevor Kearley 695-2148 or twfkearley@hotmail.com.

Attention hockey players! Looking to stay in shape over the off season? Up-tempo shinny hockey is available a couple evenings a week at the Wellness Centre. Definitely not for beginners, ideal for junior players. For more info or to get on the list, call or text Chris at 754-0233.

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca



TRAFFIC DELAYS IN TWO TOWNS TODAY
Wednesday 28th May 2014

A slower than usual commute this morning in two of the towns. Road repair is being done until noon at the intersection of Bridge Avenue and Foord Street, Stellarton. Also, an area in New Glasgow is experiencing a traffic slowdown following an accident at the intersection of Westville and Stellarton Roads yesterday afternoon. A truck knocked over a light pole, causing the intersection lights to stop functioning. Crews have put temporary stop signs in place. No injuries were reported from the incident. New Glasgow Regional Police continue to investigate.


TRAFFIC LIGHTS OUT AT INTERSECTION OF WESTVILLE AND STELLARTON ROADS
Tuesday 27th May 2014

An accident occurred late this aftenoon at the intersection of Westville and Stellarton Roads, causing traffic slowdowns. A truck reportedly downed one of the traffic light poles, and the intersection lights are not functioning. Temporary stop signs are now in place, and no injuries are being reported.

HALEY NOMINATED FOR MORE HARDWARE
Tuesday 27th May 2014

Westville's Gold Medal winning hockey coach could be adding another award to her resume – Nova Scotia Coach of the Year. Lisa Haley was an assistant coach with Hockey Canada's Women's Team at the Sochi Olympics, and earlier this week was announced as one of three coaching finalists for the Ricoh Sports Awards. Also named as finalists for the award were Ueli Albert of Wolfville in athletics and David Kikuchi, from the HRM, in gymnastics. The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony in Halifax this Saturday at the World Trade & Convention Centre.

CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS COMING FOR WESTVILLE
Tuesday 27th May 2014

The town of Westville has some infrastructure improvements in store over the summer. Town CAO Kelly Rice says that sewer inspections are planned for Union, North Main and Diamond Streets to see what needs to be repaired or replaced. The tender for the video inspection will be going out in the next ten days. In response to a petition from residents, the sidewalk that is in poor condition on Irving Street will be removed. In addition, the town has appointed Alan Morris as the new fire inspector. Morris also works with the towns of Trenton & Stellarton.


WESTVILLE EXPRESSES CONCERN OVER LACK OF COUNTY-WIDE COOPERATION
Tuesday 27th May 2014

Westville town council continues to show frustration over the lack of co-ordinated effort in the county. At last night’s council meeting, both Deputy Mayor Lennie White and town CAO Kelly Rice say that there has been no response concerning the proposed Memorandum of Understanding planned by New Glasgow, Pictou, and the County that Westville wants to be involved in. Councillor Lynn MacDonald noted that some municipalities have had talks with Cumberland, Amherst, and Truro concerning a proposed new Regional Economic Network, but have not talked to Westville about forming one.

BATTLE FOR HIGHLAND CONSOLIDATED IS NOT OVER
Tuesday 27th May 2014

The battle over the fate of Highland Consolidated School is not over, if Westville town council has anything to say about it. At last night’s council meeting, town CAO Kelly Rice noted that the School Board handed over the keys to the school, making it the town’s responsibility. This is in spite of council’s assertion that the building is not acceptable as is. Rice, along with members of town council and public works, secured the building and did an inspection, finding the school to be in “atrocious condition”. Councillor Bernie Murphy echoed Rice’s concerns, saying any municipality would have a tough time handling the financial burden of a building that is estimated to need $1.5 million to repair and re-purpose it. CAO Rice says that a formal inspection of Highland Consolidated will take place next Thursday, and that she has spoken to the Department of Education and the Premier’s office about the matter. She expects a response within the next couple of weeks.

GUILTY PLEA ENTERED FOR ASSAULT ON WESTVILLE POLICE OFFICER
Monday 26th May 2014

Following an assault on a police officer, a 24-year-old Westville man entered guilty pleas in Pictou Provincial court this morning. Kyle Wilber Fraser MacLennan entered a second plea of guilty for breaching probation orders related to the incident in November 2013 that involved Westville Police Sergeant Howard Dunbar. MacLennan will be sentenced on July 10th.


LOCAL SPORTS MAY 21 ***UPDATED***
Wednesday 21st May 2014

The Pioneer Coal Track Facility will play host to the NSSAF Track and Field District Championships this coming weekend. The event is scheduled for Friday, 23 May and Saturday, 24 May. The following weekend, on 30 and 31 May, the same facility will host the Regional Meet. All are invited to attend and take in the events which will begin at 9:30 each morning.

In NNEC girls basketball spring league semi-final action Monday, Vogue Optical defeated Lawtons 80-52. Top scorers for Vogue Optical were Courtney Smith 24, Aliyah Fraser 18, and Jamie McCaroon 16. Top scorers for Lawtons were Katelyn Biron 20, Courtney Cruikshank 14, and Sarah O'Neil 10. In semi-final game 2, JR Raheys defeated Sobeys 49-42. Top scorers for JR Raheys were Lou MacKay 15, Karielle Floyd 13, and Abbid Delaney 13. Top scorers for Sobeys were Hayley Earle 15, Shalena Floyd 8, and Jordan Landry 6. This sets up the final night of competition next Monday, May 26th. At 8pm, the consolation final will see Lawtons versus Sobeys and at 9pm, the championship game will see Vogue Optical versus JR Raheys.

Westville Minor Baseball is looking for Pee Wee age players, born in 2001 or 2002. The team will be on the field tonight at 6pm. Contact Rob at 396-4788 for more information.

The new Parkdale Girls Basketball Club with Coach Anne Armstrong (NNEC Varsity Girls Coach) will be offering skill sessions for girls presently in grade 7 to grade 12 on Friday and Saturdays. Friday sessions will run from 5:30 to 7pm, starting this week (May 23). Saturday session times will vary.
May 24 10:00am - 11:30am
May 31 11:30am – 2:00pm
Throughout June 11:30am - 1:30pm
There is no cost to participants. All experience levels are welcome.

Pictou County Minor Hockey Association will be holding its Annual General Meeting Tuesday, May 27 at 6:30 p.m. at the Trenton Rink Annex.

The Beaton All-Female Hockey School has been postponed to a later date. Anyone who has already registered will be advised of the new date as soon as it is determined.

Attention hockey players! Looking to stay in shape over the off season? Up-tempo shinny hockey is available a couple evenings a week at the Wellness Centre. Definitely not for beginners, ideal for junior players. For more info or to get on the list, call or text Chris at 754-0233.


HEFTY FINES FOR ILLEGAL TOBACCO POSSESSION
Tuesday 20th May 2014

A 41-year old Westville man has been fined over 72-thousand dollars for charges under the Revenue Act and Excise Act related to illegal tobacco possession. David George Callaghan was sentenced this afternoon in Pictou Provincial Court in relation to the charges stemming from an arrest in late October 2013. The Pictou County Integrated Street Crime Unit had been informed that Callaghan was returning from Ontario with a significant quantity of illegal cigarettes. Upon conducting a traffic stop in Abercrombie, Callaghan was found to have over 80-thousand unmarked cigarettes, with a street value of about 14-thousand dollars. Callaghan was fined 13,600 dollars for having the unstamped tobacco under the Excise Act, and nearly 59-thousand more for having the cigarettes without having paid tax under the Revenue Act.

LOCAL SPORTS MAY 20 ***UPDATED***
Tuesday 20th May 2014

The Joe Earle Road Races took place on Victoria Day in Trenton, and it was a great day for running. The 50th annual event is not the end of the legacy, as Joe's grandchildren will assume the leadership roles beginning next year. This year's winners include:
DOUGLAS V MacDONALD MEMORIAL (5 MILES, CANADIAN ARMED FORCES): Ross Landry (Trenton)
DENNIS LAWLESS MEMORIAL (5 MILES, MEN 50 AND OVER): Dave MacLennan (Scotsburn)
DOUCETTE FAMILY MEMORIAL (5 MILES, MEN 36-49): Shawn Noftall (New Glasgow)
RAYMOND PENTZ MEMORIAL (5 MILES, WOMEN 36 AND OVER): Debbie MacDonald (New Glasgow)
NONNIE MORGAN MEMORIAL (5 MILES, MEN 14-35): Peter Corbin (Linacy)
JOAN CARRIGAN MEMORIAL (5 MILES, WOMEN 14-35): Jenny Anderson (Antigonish)
BAXTER MacARTHUR MEMORIAL (OPEN MENS MILE): Drew LeFrank (Timberlea)
GLORIA CLARK MEMORIAL (OPEN WOMENS MILE): Kali Coulier (Bedford)
CARL MacDOUGALL MEMORIAL (OPEN BOYS MILE, 15 AND UNDER): Peter Corbin (Linacy)
HARTLING FAMILY MEMORIAL (OPEN GIRLS MILE, 15 AND UNDER): Lauren Liem (Bedford)
JIM MacARTHUR MEMORIAL (½ MILE, BOYS 13-14 YEARS OLD): Liam Chisholm (Kenzieville)
DOUG MacINNIS MEMORIAL (½ MILE, GIRLS 13-14 YEARS OLD): Lauren Liem (Bedford)
JOCK WILSON STEVENS MEMORIAL (½ MILE, BOYS 11-12 YEARS OLD): Ethan MacDonald (New Glasgow)
ANDRE ROUSSEY MEMORIAL (½ MILE, GIRLS 11-12 YEARS OLD): Abby Lou MacDonald (Hammonds Plains)
CHARLIE STEVENS MEORIAL (½ MILE, BOYS 10 YEARS OLD): Cash Bertola (Halifax)
BURTON LUDDINGTON MEMORIAL (½ MILE, GIRLS 10 YEARS OLD): Sonia Chisholm (Antigonish) JOHNNY COOKE MEMORIAL (½ MILE, BOYS 9 YEARS OLD): Landon Sim (Chance Harbour)
THE MacNEIL FAMILY MEMORIAL (½ MILE, GIRLS 9 YEARS OLD): Cara MacDonald (Trenton)
PAUL MacDONALD MEMORIAL (½ MILE, BOYS 8 YEARS OLD): Jax Graham (Trenton)
WILLIAM TANNER MEMORIAL (½ MILE, GIRLS 8 YEARS OLD): Avery LeBlanc (New Glasgow)
BOBBY GILL MEMORIAL (½ MILE, BOYS 7 YEARS OLD): Kysac MacDonald (Hammonds Plains)
THE CROMWELL MEMORIAL (½ MILE, GIRLS 7 YEARS OLD): Anna Kennaley (Bridgeville)
DONALD GABBY MacDONALD MEMORIAL (¼ MILE, 6 AND UNDER BOYS): William Delorey (Antigonish)
MACKIE JENKINS MEMORIAL (¼ MILE, 6 AND UNDER GIRLS): Amelia MacCallum (New Glasgow)
THE BOYLES MEMORIAL (1/8 MILE, 4 AND UNDER BOYS): Wyatt MacDonald (New Glasgow)
THE ELDA EARLE MEMORIAL (1/8 MILE, 4 AND UNDER GIRLS): Lexie MacIntyre (Westville)

In NNEC girls basketball spring league semi-final action Monday, Vogue Optical defeated Lawtons 80-52. Top scorers for Vogue Optical were Courtney Smith 24, Aliyah Fraser 18, and Jamie McCaroon 16. Top scorers for Lawtons were Katelyn Biron 20, Courtney Cruikshank 14, and Sarah O'Neil 10. In semi-final game 2, JR Raheys defeated Sobeys 49-42. Top scorers for JR Raheys were Lou MacKay 15, Karielle Floyd 13, and Abbid Delaney 13. Top scorers for Sobeys were Hayley Earle 15, Shalena Floyd 8, and Jordan Landry 6. This sets up the final night of competition next Monday, May 26th. At 8pm, the consolation final will see Lawtons versus Sobeys and at 9pm, the championship game will see Vogue Optical versus JR Raheys.

Westville Minor Baseball is looking for Pee Wee age players, born in 2001 or 2002. The team will be on the field tomorrow at 6pm. Contact Rob at 396-4788 for more information.

The new Parkdale Girls Basketball Club with Coach Anne Armstrong (NNEC Varsity Girls Coach) will be offering skill sessions for girls presently in grade 7 to grade 12 on Friday and Saturdays. Friday sessions will run from 5:30 to 7pm, starting this week. Saturday session times will vary.
May 24 10:00am - 11:30am
May 31 11:30am – 2:00pm
Throughout June 11:30am - 1:30pm
There is no cost to participants. All experience levels are welcome.

Pictou County Minor Hockey Association will be holding its Annual General Meeting Tuesday, May 27 at 6:30 p.m. at the Trenton Rink Annex.

Beaton's All Female Hockey School is coming to the Wellness Centre May 30 to June 1. It's open to Novice, Atom ,Peewee and Bantam Age Groups. The school will start with a Meet and Greet with the instructors, who are university hockey players. There will be drills covering skating ,shooting, stickhandling, and checking. Registration is $140 a player. To sign up , e-mail wesleybeaton@hotmail.com or call 902-227-4269 (cell) or 902-625-2460 ext4957 (work)

Attention hockey players! Looking to stay in shape over the off season? Up-tempo shinny hockey is available a couple evenings a week at the Wellness Centre. Definitely not for beginners, ideal for junior players. For more info or to get on the list, call or text Chris at 754-0233.



WELLNESS CENTRE IN RED FOR 2013-14
Friday 16th May 2014

The first full year of operation at the Pictou County Wellness Centre ended with a deficit approaching 750-thousand dollars. However, the Wellness Centre Authority was expecting the numbers to be somewhere near there, and are predicting more of the same next fiscal year. The deficit will be split between five of the six municipalities in the County, excluding Westville. The share of the deficit each of the other five units is responsible for is based on a formula which takes into account population base and proximity to the facility.

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP – MAY 8
Thursday 8th May 2014

The Weeks Hockey Organization announced yesterday that Richard White, former Head Coach of the Scotsburn Major Bantams, will take over from Dave McIntyre as head coach of the Weeks Major Midgets. MacIntyre stepped down from the post at the end of this past season after 6 years to spend more time with his family. White is an alumnus of the Weeks program and has also spent time as an assistant coach with the Weeks Major Midgets and the Pictou County Scotians Jr. B club.

Results from the NNEC girls basketball spring on Monday, May 5th
In game 1, JR Raheys defeated Lawtons 46-41. Scoring for JR Raheys were:  Emilee Feltmate 16, Natalie Addison 12, Karielle Floyd 8. Scoring for Lawtons were:  Riley Sood 19  Jaya Sood 10
In game 2, Vogue Optical defeated Sobeys 80-58. Scoring for Vogue Optical were:  Jamie McCarron 30  Courtney Smith 20 and Aliyah Fraser 20. Top scorers for Sobeys were:  Shalena Floyd 16  Caitrin Skelton 12 Reagan Keay 12

The 2nd Annual NUMA Cup was held in Spryfield over the weekend.  Kanokai Judo Club athletes returning home with medals included;
Gold - Kyle Sutherland
Silver - Megan Constable
Bronze - Omar Alsaidan, Zachary Taylor, Landon MacPherson, Jesse Hemmings and Cody Angevine
Staying with the Kanokai Judo Club, five members are heading to Saguenay, Quebec for the 2014 National Judo Championships from May 15th - 18th, as part of a 16 member contingent for Team Nova Scotia province attending. The 5 local athletes heading out next week with Team Nova Scotia will include;
Bailey MacDonald – Woodburn
Marshall Fitt – Egerton
Kyle Sutherland – Scotsburn
Cody Angevine – Merigomish
Megan Constable – New Glasgow

Registration for the Pictou County Orioles and Pictou County Rangers Midget Baseball will be held at the Sobeys indoor sports complex on Wednesday, May 14th from 7:30pm to 9:00pm. Contact Rob Mackay at 902-759-0992 for more information.

The Pictou County Mixed Lob Ball League is looking for new players 19 and over. No prior experience necessary -the cost is $75 per player and can be email transferred to pccoedball@gmail.com, or at their registration tonight from 6-8pm at the Westville Recreation Centre. The league starts May 31 until the weekend of Sept. 7, with games played in Stellarton. For more info, you can visit Facebook at (PC Mixed Lob Ball League)

The 2014 Pictou County Midget AA Albions will start their tryout process Sunday @ 1pm, Sobeys Soccer Complex Stellarton. All players that wish to play midget this coming season are asked to attend. Cost of the indoor session is 10$ to cover the cost of the rental of the building. All other tryout times will be outdoors, times announced @ Sundays tryouts. Should anyone have any questions or wish to contact team coaches Alastair Conway. 902-695-6734 or Kevin Dewtie 902-755-2218

The deadline is approaching to sign up for the 50th Annual Joe Earle Memorial Day Races, which will be in Trenton on May 19th. Entries must be in no later than May 16th. Include your name, address and the events you wish to take part in and mail c/o Mr. V.J. Earle
P.O. Box 684
Trenton, NS
B0K 1X0
or call 755-4426

There's a Basketball Spring League for girls in grades 4 through 9 starting this Wednesday. It will be Wednesday nights from 6:15 to 7:30 at North Nova. Players will be grouped by age and skill. Games will be 3 on 3 or 4 on 4 to allow for maximum participation. Organizers want the athletes to come to the gym, work on their skills, and have fun! The cost is $25 for the first child, $20 for second. $20 for players presently in NNEC Spring League for grades 7-12. All funds go to the NNEC Girl’s Varsity Basketball Program. In-person registration will take place Monday from 8 – 9:30 at the North Nova gym or you can email Anne Armstrong at armstrongm@ccrsb.ca with your daughter’s name, grade, and school. Payment will be collected on May 14. For more information, email Anne at armstrongm@ccrsb.ca or call 695-9127.

The Pictou County Female Hockey Association will hold its Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, May 14 at 6 p.m. at the Trenton Rink annex. All parents of this season’s Subway Selects players are encouraged to attend.

Pictou County Minor Hockey Association will be holding its AGM Tuesday, May 27 at 6:30 p.m. at the Trenton Rink Annex. Nominations for president, vice president, and treasurer must be received no later than May 13. Nominations can be forwarded to admin@pcmha.com

Beaton's All Female Hockey School is coming to the Wellness Centre May 30 to June 1. It's open to Novice, Atom ,Peewee and Bantam Age Groups. The school will start with a Meet and Greet with the instructors, who are university hockey players. There will be drills covering skating ,shooting, stickhandling, and checking. Registration is $140 a player. To sign up , e-mail wesleybeaton@hotmail.com or call 902-227-4269 (cell) or 902-625-2460 ext4957 (work)

Attention hockey players! Looking to stay in shape over the off season? Up-tempo shinny hockey is available a couple evenings a week at the Wellness Centre. Definitely not for beginners, ideal for junior players. For more info or to get on the list, call or text Chris at 754-0233.

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca



HIGHLAND CONSOLIDATED DISCUSSED AT SCHOOL BOARD
Thursday 8th May 2014

The debate over who will be responsible for the building that housed Highland Consolidated School continued last night at the meeting of the CCRSB Committee of the Whole. The Board spoke in response to a letter received from the Town of Westville saying that the town does not want to acquire control of the building in its current state. The Town put forward their position that the building is unsafe for use without repairs, and it says those repairs must be completed before they retain control. The Board, on the other hand, says the Education Act indicates that the school reverts to the town when it becomes surplus, which it has by virtue of the decision to move all students to Dr. WA MacLeod in Riverton on a permanent go-forward basis.


DRUG CHARGES WITHDRAWN AFTER UNCONSTITUTIONAL SEARCH
Wednesday 7th May 2014

A man facing multiple drugs and weapons charges saw the case against him dismissed after the Crown admitted that the search of his property last September violated his constitutional rights. Thirty year old Westville resident Jeffrey Dale Jenkins was on trial for production and possession of various drugs, as well as unsafe storage of firearms yesterday in Pictou Provincial Court. During the testimony of RCMP Constable Yannick Harry, court heard that four marijuana plants were found growing on Jenkins' property when Harry was there on an unrelated matter. However, because Harry went on to Jenkins' property without a warrant, the search was considered unconstitutional under Section 8 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. As part of the agreement by the Crown to not proceed with the case, Jenkins forfeited all of the items seized.

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP – MAY 7
Wednesday 7th May 2014

The second run in the Johnny Miles series goes this weekend. The Miss Miles Mother's Day 5K Classic begins from Glasgow Square Sunday morning at 9am. Runners can pick up their race kits Saturday from 4:00-7:00pm in the front foyer of the Wellness Center or the morning of the race at Glasgow Square starting at 7am.

The Kinsmen bantam rep baseball team are holding spring try out sessions Thursday at 6pm at the Kinsmen fields in New Glasgow. All players born in 1999 & 2000 are welcome to attend.  Please email ngbaseballaa@gmail.com for information.

Registration for the Pictou County Orioles and Pictou County Rangers Midget Baseball will be held at the Sobeys indoor sports complex on Wednesday, May 14th from 7:30pm to 9:00pm. Contact Rob Mackay at 902-759-0992 for more information.

Northern Nova United Soccer Club is holding their Season Kick-Off Event tonight from 6 to 7 at the Pictou Campus of NSCC in Stellarton. All players, parents and coaches are invited to take part in games, a photo booth and all kinds of fun! And players can still register at the event. The club is still looking for players born in '96 or '97 for their U18 team. Visit their website for more info – www.nnusc.com.

The Pictou County Mixed Lob Ball League is looking for new players 19 and over. No prior experience necessary -the cost is $75 per player and can be email transferred to pccoedball@gmail.com, or at their registration Thursday from 6-8pm at the Westville Recreation Centre. The league starts May 31 until the weekend of Sept. 7, with games played in Stellarton. For more info, you can visit Facebook at (PC Mixed Lob Ball League)

The 2014 Pictou County Midget AA Albions will start their tryout process this Sunday May 11th @ 1pm, Sobeys Soccer Complex Stellarton. All players that wish to play midget this coming season are asked to attend. Cost of the indoor session is 10$ to cover the cost of the rental of the building. All other tryout times will be outdoors, times announced @ Sundays tryouts. Should anyone have any questions or wish to contact team coaches Alastair Conway. 902-695-6734 or Kevin Dewtie 902-755-2218

The deadline is approaching to sign up for the 50th Annual Joe Earle Memorial Day Races, which will be in Trenton on May 19th. Entries must be in no later than May 16th. Include your name, address and the events you wish to take part in and mail c/o Mr. V.J. Earle
P.O. Box 684
Trenton, NS
B0K 1X0
or call 755-4426

New Glasgow’s Community Development Department is offering FREE Tennis for the month of May. Certified coach Scott Graham will be offering FREE instruction at the New Glasgow West Side Tennis Courts for youth grades primary and up (Saturday mornings), as well as adult classes (Wednesday evenings). Here’s your opportunity to give tennis a try – racquets and balls will be available to anyone signing up for a free membership. For more information please contact janine.linthorne@newglasgow.ca or 755-8363.

The Pictou County Female Hockey Association will hold its Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, May 14 at 6 p.m. at the Trenton Rink annex. All parents of this season’s Subway Selects players are encouraged to attend.

Pictou County Minor Hockey Association will be holding its AGM Tuesday, May 27 at 6:30 p.m. at the Trenton Rink Annex. Nominations for president, vice president, and treasurer must be received no later than May 13. Nominations can be forwarded to admin@pcmha.com

Beaton's All Female Hockey School is coming to the Wellness Centre May 30 to June 1. It's open to Novice, Atom ,Peewee and Bantam Age Groups. The school will start with a Meet and Greet with the instructors, who are university hockey players. There will be drills covering skating ,shooting, stickhandling, and checking. Registration is $140 a player. To sign up , e-mail wesleybeaton@hotmail.com or call 902-227-4269 (cell) or 902-625-2460 ext4957 (work)

The MacGregor Kinsmen Midget AAA’s will be hosting a high level skills clinic presented by the Eastern Baseball Academy this Saturday. This clinic will run from 1-4 pm and is open to all midget and bantam-aged players. Cost is $25 per player and Space is limited - contact Scott Fisher at 396 6028 or macgregormidgets@gmail.com

Attention hockey players! Looking to stay in shape over the off season? Up-tempo shinny hockey is available a couple evenings a week at the Wellness Centre. Definitely not for beginners, ideal for junior players. For more info or to get on the list, call or text Chris at 754-0233.

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca



WESTVILLE ROAD SEWER SEPARATION WORK BEGINS TOMORROW IN NEW GLASGOW - EXPECTED TO LAST 4 MONTHS
Tuesday 6th May 2014

The town of New Glasgow's Engineering & Public Works Department say a summer-long infrastructure project will get underway tomorrow in the area where Westville Road and Stellarton Road converge. A new storm sewer line will be in installed on a portion of Westville Road, and will affect neighbouring streets including View, Roy, Milne and Egerton. Town Engineer Earl MacKenzie says the work involves the separation of storm water from the combined sewer system and is expected to continue for four months.  The two main reasons for the work: to reduce the amount of sewage treated at East River Environmental Control Center (the regional sewer treatment plant), and to reduce the potential for overflow into the East River during heavy rain events. Contractor for the project is New Glasgow-based C. F. Construction.


LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP – MAY 6
Tuesday 6th May 2014

The atom Tier 1 Northern Storm are on a five game winning streak following a pair of wins over the weekend. Game one was against the Halifax Jaguars at the Forum on Saturday, winning 5-4. The Storm were led early on with goals by Dave Matthews, Ian Reynolds and Dawson MacDonald. They had that lead slip away in the third period as Halifax tied the game. The Storm took the lead on a goal by Nolan MacDonald, only to have Halifax tie the game again. On the power play, with just over a minute remaining, Skyler Earle tipped in Thomas Schnare’s point shot to put the Storm ahead for good, holding on to a 5-4 win. The victory moved the Storm in front of Halifax with one week to play. In their second game of the day they defeated Bedford 7-1. Scoring for the Storm were Cale MacLaughlin, Nolan MacDonald (3), Reynolds, Ryan Denny and Dave Matthews. Next weekend the Storm have two home games at the Wellness Centre on Saturday: they play the Sackville Bulldogs at 9 a.m. and then the undefeated TASA Tigers at 2 p.m.

The North Nova Gryphons field lacrosse team, who won the championship last year, continued their winning ways. North Nova defeated Northumberland 10-2 on Monday, the first game of the year for both teams on a field soft from a mix of rain, wet snow and freezing rain. Campbell DeMont scored four goals for the Gryphons, while Craig Murray got three. Jeremy Henderson, Duncan Bryne and Chase Thomsen added singles for North Nova. Alex Keating and Ben Morrissey scored for Northumberland. Both teams are back in action this week, as Northumberland visits Pictou Academy at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, while North Nova hosts Hants East on Thursday after the boys and girls rugby games.

The Kinsmen bantam rep baseball team will be holding their first spring try out sessions Tonight & Thursday at 6pm at the Kinsmen fields in New Glasgow. All players born in 1999 & 2000 are welcome to attend.  Please email ngbaseballaa@gmail.com for information.

Registration for the Pictou County Orioles and Pictou County Rangers Midget Baseball will be held at the Sobeys indoor sports complex on Wednesday, May 14th from 7:30pm to 9:00pm. Contact Rob Mackay at 902-759-0992 for more information.

Northern Nova United Soccer Club is holding their Season Kick-Off Event Wednesday night from 6 to 7 at the Pictou Campus of NSCC in Stellarton. All players, parents and coaches are invited to take part in games, a photo booth and all kinds of fun! And players can still register at the event. The club is still looking for players born in '96 or '97 for their U18 team. Visit their website for more info – www.nnusc.com.

Some soccer scores from the weekend XFC Season Opener held last Saturday:
XFC U16 girls - 1-1 tie vs Cape Breton
XFC U14 girls - defeated the Valley 4-3
XFC U14 boys - beat DFU 3-0

The Pictou County Mixed Lob Ball League is looking for new players 19 and over. No prior experience necessary -the cost is $75 per player and can be email transferred to pccoedball@gmail.com, or at their registration Thursday from 6-8pm at the Westville Recreation Centre. The league starts May 31 until the weekend of Sept. 7, with games played in Stellarton. For more info, you can visit Facebook at (PC Mixed Lob Ball League)

The 2014 Pictou County Midget AA Albions will start their tryout process this Sunday May 11th @ 1pm, Sobeys Soccer Complex Stellarton. All players that wish to play midget this coming season are asked to attend. Cost of the indoor session is 10$ to cover the cost of the rental of the building. All other tryout times will be outdoors, times announced @ Sundays tryouts. Should anyone have any questions or wish to contact team coaches Alastair Conway. 902-695-6734 or Kevin Dewtie 902-755-2218

Pictou County Athletics starting a spring session of the Run Jump Throw program this Wednesday from 5:30-6:30. Aimed at children from five- to 12-years-old, there will be seven sessions of games and activities at New Glasgow Junior High School. The program runs until June 18, and the cost is sixty dollars. To register: email trevorboudreau@hotmail.com or visit www.pictoucountyathletics.com.

The deadline is approaching to sign up for the 50th Annual Joe Earle Memorial Day Races, which will be in Trenton on May 19th. Entries must be in no later than May 16th. Include your name, address and the events you wish to take part in and mail c/o Mr. V.J. Earle
P.O. Box 684
Trenton, NS
B0K 1X0
or call 755-4426

New Glasgow’s Community Development Department is offering FREE Tennis for the month of May. Certified coach Scott Graham will be offering FREE instruction at the New Glasgow West Side Tennis Courts for youth grades primary and up (Saturday mornings), as well as adult classes (Wednesday evenings). Here’s your opportunity to give tennis a try – racquets and balls will be available to anyone signing up for a free membership. For more information please contact janine.linthorne@newglasgow.ca or 755-8363.

The Pictou County Female Hockey Association will hold its Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, May 14 at 6 p.m. at the Trenton Rink annex. All parents of this season’s Subway Selects players are encouraged to attend.

Pictou County Minor Hockey Association will be holding its AGM Tuesday, May 27 at 6:30 p.m. at the Trenton Rink Annex. Nominations for president, vice president, and treasurer must be received no later than May 13. Nominations can be forwarded to admin@pcmha.com

Beaton's All Female Hockey School is coming to the Wellness Centre May 30 to June 1. It's open to Novice, Atom ,Peewee and Bantam Age Groups. The school will start with a Meet and Greet with the instructors, who are university hockey players. There will be drills covering skating ,shooting, stickhandling, and checking. Registration is $140 a player. To sign up , e-mail wesleybeaton@hotmail.com or call 902-227-4269 (cell) or 902-625-2460 ext4957 (work)

The MacGregor Kinsmen Midget AAA’s will be hosting a high level skills clinic presented by the Eastern Baseball Academy this Saturday. This clinic will run from 1-4 pm and is open to all midget and bantam-aged players. Cost is $25 per player and Space is limited - contact Scott Fisher at 396 6028 or macgregormidgets@gmail.com

Attention hockey players! Looking to stay in shape over the off season? Up-tempo shinny hockey is available a couple evenings a week at the Wellness Centre. Definitely not for beginners, ideal for junior players. For more info or to get on the list, call or text Chris at 754-0233.

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca



COUNTY TALKS PEDESTRIAN SAFETY
Tuesday 6th May 2014

Pedestrian safety at two Pictou County underpasses on Highway 104 was considered when the Municipality held its monthly meeting last night.  A motion was passed to partner with Active Nova Scotia to see if funding could be acquired to find the best solution for pedestrians to pass safely through the the underpass at Blue Acres, as well as the one on Westville Road that separates the Pictou County Wellness Centre from the many businesses on the other side.  Funding is available through “Nova Scotia Moves” program , which is part of the province’s Sustainable Transportation Strategy.  Rae Gunn of Active Pictou County will work with the municipality to complete the application for funding, which must be submitted  by June 23rd.

HOUSE ARREST FOR THEFT OF SNOWBLOWER
Monday 5th May 2014

A 29-year old New Glasgow man who pleaded guilty to theft and prowling at night related to an incident in Westville this past winter was sentenced to 3 months of house arrest. This, in spite of the fact that the Crown was seeking a fine and probation for Steven Paul Spears related to the 22 February incident. The victim in the case awoke that morning to find that his snowblower, which had been in the driveway the night before, was missing. In handing down the sentence, Judge Del Atwood told Spears that there must have been some effort involved in taking a piece of machinery of that size, and going onto private residential property warranted the house arrest sentence. Atwood says there were some mitigating factors, including that Spears was cooperative with police, which made this an appropriate case for house arrest and not custody in actual jail.


COLCHESTER MAN TOLD NOT TO CROSS COUNTY LINE
Monday 5th May 2014

A Belmont man described as being part of a “raiding party” has been ordered to stay out of Pictou County for 6 months while on probation for a pair of shoplifting incidents. Judge Del Atwood, in handing down the sentence to 39-year old Wesley Earl Shearer, told the court in Pictou that he is seeing far too many cases of people from outside the county coming here to shoplift. Shearer was fined five hundred dollars, plus given an additional two hundred dollars in victim surcharges, and ordered to pay restitution for the two thefts in Westville on 15 January. In the reading in of the facts, court heard that Shearer and an alleged co-accused entered the NSLC in Westville and took three pints of liquor before going into the Foodland and stealing meat. Judge Atwood included a condition in the order that Shearer not go near an NSLC or Foodland location anywhere in the province. The alleged co-accused, Jennifer Ashley Denny, will go to trial in September.

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP – MAY 5 *UPDATED*
Monday 5th May 2014

The first ever True Grit road race took place this weekend, with 155 runners taking part. In the 5K, Peter Corbin posted the fastest time at 18:19. Top woman in 5K was Debbie MacDonald at 20:56. In the 10K, Dave MacLennan was top male runner at 35:10, and Emily MacDonald top female with a time of 44:47.

The Kinsmen bantam rep baseball team will be holding their first spring try out sessions Tuesday & Thursday at 6pm at the Kinsmen fields in New Glasgow. All players born in 1999 & 2000 are welcome to attend.  Please email ngbaseballaa@gmail.com for information.

Registration for the Pictou County Orioles and Pictou County Rangers Midget Baseball will be held at the Sobeys indoor sports complex on Wednesday, May 14th from 7:30pm to 9:00pm. Contact Rob Mackay at 902-759-0992 for more information.

Northern Nova United Soccer Club is holding their Season Kick-Off Event Wednesday night from 6 to 7 at the Pictou Campus of NSCC in Stellarton. All players, parents and coaches are invited to take part in games, a photo booth and all kinds of fun! And players can still register at the event. The club is still looking for players born in '96 or '97 for their U18 team. Visit their website for more info – www.nnusc.com.

The Pictou County Mixed Lob Ball League is looking for new players 19 and over. No prior experience necessary -the cost is $75 per player and can be email transferred to pccoedball@gmail.com, or at their registration this Thursday from 6-8pm at the Westville Recreation Centre. The league starts May 31 until the weekend of Sept. 7, with games played in Stellarton. For more info, you can visit Facebook at (PC Mixed Lob Ball League)

Pictou County Athletics starting a spring session of the Run Jump Throw program this Wednesday from 5:30-6:30. Aimed at children from five- to 12-years-old, there will be seven sessions of games and activities at New Glasgow Junior High School. The program runs until June 18, and the cost is sixty dollars. To register: email trevorboudreau@hotmail.com or visit www.pictoucountyathletics.com. 

The deadline is approaching to sign up for the 50th Annual Joe Earle Memorial Day Races, which will be in Trenton on May 19th. Entries must be in no later than May 16th. Include your name, address and the events you wish to take part in and mail c/o Mr. V.J. Earle
P.O. Box 684
Trenton, NS
B0K 1X0
or call 755-4426

New Glasgow’s Community Development Department is offering FREE Tennis for the month of May. Certified coach Scott Graham will be offering FREE instruction at the New Glasgow West Side Tennis Courts for youth grades primary and up (Saturday mornings), as well as adult classes (Wednesday evenings). Here’s your opportunity to give tennis a try – racquets and balls will be available to anyone signing up for a free membership. For more information please contact janine.linthorne@newglasgow.ca or 755-8363.

Speaking of tennis, a shout out to John Brannen of The News who proved to be a tough opponent on the court yesterday! John met up with Ann for a match at the Westside Community Centre during the Town of New Glasgow’s tennis kickoff. Final score was 2-1 in John's favour. And special thanks to tennis instructor Scott Graham for his patience!

The Pictou County Female Hockey Association will hold its Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, May 14 at 6 p.m. at the Trenton Rink annex. All parents of this season’s Subway Selects players are encouraged to attend.

Beaton's All Female Hockey School is coming to the Wellness Centre May 30 to June 1. It's open to Novice, Atom ,Peewee and Bantam Age Groups. The school will start with a Meet and Greet with the instructors, who are university hockey players. There will be drills covering skating ,shooting, stickhandling, and checking. Registration is $140 a player. To sign up , e-mail wesleybeaton@hotmail.com or call 902-227-4269 (cell) or 902-625-2460 ext4957 (work)

The MacGregor Kinsmen Midget AAA’s will be hosting a high level skills clinic presented by the Eastern Baseball Academy this Saturday. This clinic will run from 1-4 pm and is open to all midget and bantam-aged players. Cost is $25 per player and Space is limited - contact Scott Fisher at 396 6028 or macgregormidgets@gmail.com

Attention hockey players! Looking to stay in shape over the off season? Up-tempo shinny hockey is available a couple evenings a week at the Wellness Centre. Definitely not for beginners, ideal for junior players. For more info or to get on the list, call or text Chris at 754-0233.

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca



LOCAL SPORTS ROUND-UP *SUNDAY MAY 4*
Sunday 4th May 2014

The Kinsmen bantam rep baseball team will be holding their first spring try out sessions Tuesday & Thursday at 6pm at the Kinsmen fields in New Glasgow. All players born in 1999 & 2000 are welcome to attend.  Advance Registration is available at the general baseball registration until 2pm today at the Kinsmen Ballfield clubhouse. Please email ngbaseballaa@gmail.com for information.

In boys rugby, the Northumberland Nighthawks were shut out 54-0 by North Nova. Eric MacLeod led the Gryphons offensively in the game with two trys and six converts. Mark Vokey, Ryan Chabassol and Luke Grant all scored single trys for North Nova, while Cole Livingstone scored two. Darryl Wheadon had a try and a convert. Next week Northumberland’s boys and girls teams will host Hants East at home, while North Nova’s teams will host CEC before both schools travel to P.E.I. for a tournament.

The Pictou County Mixed Lob Ball League is looking for new players 19 and over. No prior experience necessary -the cost is $75 per player and can be email transferred to pccoedball@gmail.com, or at their registration this Thursday from 6-8pm at the Westville Recreation Centre. The league starts May 31 until the weekend of Sept. 7, with games played in Stellarton. For more info, you can visit Facebook at (PC Mixed Lob Ball League)

Pictou County Athletics starting a spring session of the Run Jump Throw program this Wednesday from 5:30-6:30. Aimed at children from five- to 12-years-old, there will be seven sessions of games and activities at New Glasgow Junior High School. The program runs until June 18, and the cost is sixty dollars. To register: email trevorboudreau@hotmail.com or visit www.pictoucountyathletics.com. 

The deadline is approaching to sign up for the 50th Annual Joe Earle Memorial Day Races, which will be in Trenton on May 19th. Entries must be in no later than May 16th. Include your name, address and the events you wish to take part in and mail c/o Mr. V.J. Earle
P.O. Box 684
Trenton, NS
B0K 1X0
or call 755-4426

New Glasgow’s Community Development Department is offering FREE Tennis for the month of May, starting tomorrow. Certified coach Scott Graham will be offering FREE instruction at the New Glasgow West Side Tennis Courts for youth grades primary and up (Saturday mornings), as well as adult classes (Wednesday evenings). Here’s your opportunity to give tennis a try – racquets and balls will be available to anyone signing up for a free membership. For more information please contact janine.linthorne@newglasgow.ca or 755-8363.

Tennis gets underway with the opening of the West Side Tennis Courts today. From 12:30 – 3:00 The West Side Community Centre on Lavinia Street will also be hosting a fundraising BBQ , and at 1pm watch a match between ECFM's Ann MacGregor and John Brannen of The News!

The Pictou County Female Hockey Association will hold its Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, May 14 at 6 p.m. at the Trenton Rink annex. All parents of this season’s Subway Selects players are encouraged to attend.

Beaton's All Female Hockey School is coming to the Wellness Centre May 30 to June 1. It's open to Novice, Atom ,Peewee and Bantam Age Groups. The school will start with a Meet and Greet with the instructors, who are university hockey players. There will be drills covering skating ,shooting, stickhandling, and checking. Registration is $140 a player. To sign up , e-mail wesleybeaton@hotmail.com or call 902-227-4269 (cell) or 902-625-2460 ext4957 (work)

New Glasgow Regional Police hosts its 4th annual ball hockey tournament Saturday, May 10th at the Westside Community Centre. Three games are guaranteed for all players in a 5-on-5 format. Cost is $30 per player, and all proceeds go to the Canadian Cancer Society Relay for Life. Teams can be any size - contact Ryan Leil at 755 8353 or ryan.leil@newglasgow.ca or Brian Haines at 755 1999 or email brianhaines@eastlink.ca.

Also May 10th: the MacGregor Kinsmen Midget AAA’s will be hosting a high level skills clinic presented by the Eastern Baseball Academy . This clinic will run from 1-4 pm and is open to all midget and bantam-aged players.  Cost is $25 per player and Space is limited - contact Scott Fisher at 396 6028 or macgregormidgets@gmail.com

Attention hockey players! Looking to stay in shape over the off season? Up-tempo shinny hockey is available a couple evenings a week at the Wellness Centre. Definitely not for beginners, ideal for junior players. For more info or to get on the list, call or text Chris at 754-0233.

You can find all these details in our sports round-up at ecfm.ca. If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca



LOCAL SPORTS ROUND UP *SATURDAY, MAY 3*
Saturday 3rd May 2014

The Kinsmen bantam rep baseball team will be holding their first spring try out sessions Tuesday & Thursday at 6pm at the Kinsmen fields in New Glasgow. All bantam players (born in 1999 & 2000) are welcome to attend.  Advance Registration is available at the general baseball registration and that is today from 10am - 2pm at the Kinsmen Ballfield clubhouse. Please email ngbaseballaa@gmail.com for info or to confirm attendance.

The Pictou County Female Hockey Association will hold its Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, May 14 at 6 p.m. at the Trenton Rink annex. All parents of this season’s Subway Selects players are encouraged to attend.

In boys rugby, the Northumberland Nighthawks were shut out 54-0 by North Nova. Eric MacLeod led the Gryphons offensively in the game with two trys and six converts. Mark Vokey, Ryan Chabassol and Luke Grant all scored single trys for North Nova, while Cole Livingstone scored two. Darryl Wheadon had a try and a convert. Next week Northumberland’s boys and girls teams will host Hants East at home, while North Nova’s teams will host CEC before both schools travel to P.E.I. for a tournament.

The Pictou County Mixed Lob Ball League is looking for new individuals or teams. No prior experience is necessary, but players must be 19 or older. The cost is $75 per player and can be submitted by email to pccoedball@gmail.com or at their registration from 6-8pm this Thursday at the Westville Recreation Centre. The league starts Sunday, May 31 until the weekend of Sept. 7, with games are played at the Evansville Fields in Stellarton. For more info, you can visit Facebook at (PC Mixed Lob Ball League) for or follow them on Twitter (@LobPC).

The deadline is approaching to sign up for the 50th Annual Joe Earle Memorial Day Races, which will be in Trenton on May 19th. Entries must be in no later than May 16th. Include your name, address and the events you wish to take part in and mail to:
Joe Earle Road Races
c/o Mr. V.J. Earle
P.O. Box 684
Trenton, NS
B0K 1X0
or call 755-4426

Tennis gets underway with the opening of the West Side Tennis Courts tomorrow. From 12:30 – 3:00 The West Side Community Centre on Lavinia Street will also be hosting a fundraising BBQ , and at 1:00 pm watch a match between East Coast FM's Ann MacGregor and John Brannen of The News! New Glasgow’s Community Development Department is offering FREE Tennis for the month of May, starting May 5th. Scott Graham, Certified Level One Tennis Instructor and National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) Certified Coach, will be offering FREE instruction at the New Glasgow West Side Tennis Courts for youth grades primary and up (Saturday mornings), as well as adult classes (Wednesday evenings). Here’s your opportunity to give tennis a try – tennis racquets and balls will be available to anyone signing up for a free membership. For more information please contact janine.linthorne@newglasgow.ca or 755-8363.

Beaton's All Female Hockey School is coming to the Wellness Centre May 30 to June 1. It's open to Novice, Atom ,Peewee and Bantam Age Groups. The school will start with a Meet and Greet with the instructors, who are university hockey players. There will be drills covering skating ,shooting, stickhandling, and checking. Registration is $140 a player. To sign up , e-mail wesleybeaton@hotmail.com or call 902-227-4269 (cell) or 902-625-2460 ext4957 (work)

New Glasgow Regional Police will host its 4th annual ball hockey tournament Saturday, May 10th at the Westside Community Centre. The co-ed teams can have as many players as they wish, and 3 games are guaranteed for all players in a 5-on-5 format. Cost is $30 per player, and all proceeds will go to the Canadian Cancer Society Relay for Life. Space is limited, but they are still looking for teams – contact Ryan Leil at 755 8353 or ryan.leil@newglasgow.ca or Brian Haines at 755 1999 or email brianhaines@eastlink.ca.

Attention hockey players! Looking to stay in shape over the off season? Up-tempo shinny hockey is available a couple evenings a week at the Wellness Centre. Definitely not for beginners, ideal for junior players. For more info or to get on the list, call or text Chris at 902-754-0233.

Pictou County Athletics will soon start their spring session of the Run Jump Throw program on May 7. Aimed at children from five- to 12-years-old, there will be seven sessions of games and activities at New Glasgow Junior High School. Held on Wednesday evenings from 5:30-6:30, the program runs until June 18. Cost is $50 plus a $10 Athletics Nova Scotia fee. To register or for more information email trevorboudreau@hotmail.com or visit www.pictoucountyathletics.com. 

On May 10 the MacGregor Kinsmen Midget AAA’s will be hosting a high level skills clinic presented by the Eastern Baseball Academy . This clinic will run from 1-4 pm and is open to all interested midget and bantam aged players.  Cost of the clinic is $25 per player. Space is limited - contact Scott Fisher at 396 6028 or macgregormidgets@gmail.com

You can find all these details in our sports round-up at ecfm.ca. If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca


LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP – MAY 2
Friday 2nd May 2014

The Pictou County Female Hockey Association will hold its Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, May 14 at 6 p.m. at the Trenton Rink annex. All parents of this season’s Subway Selects players are encouraged to attend.

In boys rugby, the Northumberland Nighthawks were shut out 54-0 by North Nova. Eric MacLeod led the Gryphons offensively in the game with two trys and six converts. Mark Vokey, Ryan Chabassol and Luke Grant all scored single trys for North Nova, while Cole Livingstone scored two. Darryl Wheadon had a try and a convert. Next week Northumberland’s boys and girls teams will host Hants East at home, while North Nova’s teams will host CEC before both schools travel to P.E.I. for a tournament. Today at 4 the North Nova and Northumberland girls rugby teams will play in New Glasgow. The Gryphons are coming off a 37-0 win over Hants East, while the Nighthawks lost 15-10 on Tuesday to J.H. Gillis.

The Pictou County Mixed Lob Ball League is looking for new individuals or teams. No prior experience is necessary, but players must be 19 or older. The cost is $75 per player and can be submitted by email to pccoedball@gmail.com or at their registration from 6-8pm on Thursday, May 8 at the Westville Recreation Centre. The league starts Sunday, May 31 until the weekend of Sept. 7, with games are played at the Evansville Fields in Stellarton. For more info, you can visit Facebook at (PC Mixed Lob Ball League) for or follow them on Twitter (@LobPC).

The deadline is approaching to sign up for the 50th Annual Joe Earle Memorial Day Races, which will be in Trenton on May 19th. Entries must be in no later than May 16th. Include your name, address and the events you wish to take part in and mail to:
Joe Earle Road Races
c/o Mr. V.J. Earle
P.O. Box 684
Trenton, NS
B0K 1X0
or call 755-4426

The Tennis season starts in New Glasgow with the opening of the West Side Tennis Courts on Sunday, from 12:30 – 3:00 pm on Lavinia Street. The West Side Community Centre will also be hosting a fundraising BBQ during the event. At 1:00 pm watch a match between East Coast FM's Ann MacGregor and John Brannen of The News! New Glasgow’s Community Development Department is offering FREE Tennis for the month of May, starting May 5th. Scott Graham, Tennis Canada Certified Level One Tennis Instructor and National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) Certified Coach, will be offering FREE instruction classes at the New Glasgow West Side Tennis Courts for youth grades primary and up (Saturday mornings), as well as adult classes (Wednesday evenings). Here’s your opportunity to give tennis a try – tennis racquets and balls will be available to anyone signing up for a free membership. For more information please contact janine.linthorne@newglasgow.ca or 755-8363.

The Northern Subway Selects Female Midget AAA will be holding an ID camp for the 2014-15 season on May 2nd to 3rd for all female midget age and second year bantams from Region 2. This region includes, Highland and Fundy Minor Hockey Associations. The cost is $50, this includes 3 ice sessions and a dryland session all at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Preregistration is required. Contact Bob Perry bperry@ns.sympatico.ca or phone 759-5675.

Beaton's All Female Hockey School is coming to the Wellness Centre May 30 to June 1. It's open to Novice, Atom ,Peewee and Bantam Age Groups. The school will start with a Meet and Greet with the instructors, who are university hockey players. There will be drills covering skating ,shooting, stickhandling, and checking. Registration is $140 a player. To sign up , e-mail wesleybeaton@hotmail.com or call 902-227-4269 (cell) or 902-625-2460 ext4957 (work)

New Glasgow Regional Police will host its 4th annual ball hockey tournament Saturday, May 10th at the Westside Community Centre. The co-ed teams can have as many players as they wish, and 3 games are guaranteed for all players in a 5-on-5 format. Cost is $30 per player, and all proceeds will go to the Canadian Cancer Society Relay for Life. Space is limited, but they are still looking for teams – contact Ryan Leil at 755 8353 or ryan.leil@newglasgow.ca or Brian Haines at 755 1999 or email brianhaines@eastlink.ca.

Attention hockey players! Looking to stay in shape over the off season? Up-tempo shinny hockey is available a couple evenings a week at the Wellness Centre. Definitely not for beginners, ideal for junior players. For more info or to get on the list, call or text Chris at 902-754-0233.

Pictou County Athletics will soon start their spring session of the Run Jump Throw program on May 7. Aimed at children from five- to 12-years-old, there will be seven sessions of games and activities at New Glasgow Junior High School. Held on Wednesday evenings from 5:30-6:30, the program runs until June 18. Cost is $50 plus a $10 Athletics Nova Scotia fee. To register or for more information email trevorboudreau@hotmail.com or visit www.pictoucountyathletics.com. 

On May 10 the MacGregor Kinsmen Midget AAA’s will be hosting a high level skills clinic presented by the Eastern Baseball Academy . This clinic will run from 1-4 pm and is open to all interested midget and bantam aged players.  Cost of the clinic is $25 per player. Space is limited - contact Scott Fisher at 396 6028 or macgregormidgets@gmail.com

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca



LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP – MAY 1 *UPDATED*
Thursday 1st May 2014

Truro's Colleen Pinckney is a World Silver Medalist. Pinckney skipped her rink of Wendy Currie, Shelley MacNutt, Susan Creelman, and alternate Judy Burgess to the a close 6-5 loss to the host Scots in the Gold Medal Game at the World Senior Women's Curling Championships in Dumfries, Scotland yesterday. Pinckney had previously won a Senior World Championship in 2010 in Russia.

In Atlantic Hockey Group Spring Hockey Prospects Series, the PeeWee Tier 2 North Nova STARS remained undefeated picking up a win and a tie over the weekend at the Halifax Forum.  In the first game, Ryan Royles earned his second shutout in 2 weeks winning 7-0 over the Senators. Clark Robertson lead the way picking up a hat trick with 2 assists while, Ian MacDonald had 2 goals and an assist. Ryan Farrell had a goal and 2 assists, with Brycen MacDonald adding a single.  Broden DeCoff picked up 2 assists while Keegan Murray added one assist.  In the second game Wesley Kelly was superb in net allowing one goal in a 1-1 tie against the Bedford Oilers. Munro MacKay’s goal in the first assisted by Dylon Francis and Bailey MacKay remained through the contest.   The STARS are next in action Sunday May 4th at the BMO Centre.

The Pictou County Mixed Lob Ball League is looking for new individuals or teams. No prior experience is necessary, but players must be 19 or older. The cost is $75 per player and can be submitted by email to pccoedball@gmail.com or at their registration from 6-8pm on Thursday, May 8 at the Westville Recreation Centre. The league starts Sunday, May 31 until the weekend of Sept. 7, with games are played at the Evansville Fields in Stellarton. For more info, you can visit Facebook at (PC Mixed Lob Ball League) for or follow them on Twitter (@LobPC).

North Nova Education Centre is hosting its first annual True Grit running event on May 4 with both 5 and 10k runs. The event gets underway at 9:00am. at Trenton Park and over 100 runners are expected to take part. There's still time to register at atlanticchip.ca.

The deadline is approaching to sign up for the 50th Annual Joe Earle Memorial Day Races, which will be in Trenton on May 19th. Entries must be in no later than May 16th. Include your name, address and the events you wish to take part in and mail to:
Joe Earle Road Races
c/o Mr. V.J. Earle
P.O. Box 684
Trenton, NS
B0K 1X0
or call 755-4426

The Northern Subway Selects Female Midget AAA will be holding an ID camp for the 2014-15 season on May 2nd to 3rd for all female midget age and second year bantams from Region 2. This region includes, Highland and Fundy Minor Hockey Associations. The cost is $50, this includes 3 ice sessions and a dryland session all at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Preregistration is required. Contact Bob Perry bperry@ns.sympatico.ca or phone 759-5675.

Beaton's All Female Hockey School is coming to the Wellness Centre May 30 to June 1. It's open to Novice, Atom ,Peewee and Bantam Age Groups. The school will start with a Meet and Greet with the instructors, who are university hockey players. There will be drills covering skating ,shooting, stickhandling, and checking. Registration is $140 a player. To sign up , e-mail wesleybeaton@hotmail.com or call 902-227-4269 (cell) or 902-625-2460 ext4957 (work)

New Glasgow Regional Police will host its 4th annual ball hockey tournament Saturday, May 10th at the Westside Community Centre. The co-ed teams can have as many players as they wish, and 3 games are guaranteed for all players in a 5-on-5 format. Cost is $30 per player, and all proceeds will go to the Canadian Cancer Society Relay for Life. Space is limited, but they are still looking for teams – contact Ryan Leil at 755 8353 or ryan.leil@newglasgow.ca or Brian Haines at 755 1999 or email brianhaines@eastlink.ca.

Attention hockey players! Looking to stay in shape over the off season? Up-tempo shinny hockey is available a couple evenings a week at the Wellness Centre. Definitely not for beginners, ideal for junior players. For more info or to get on the list, call or text Chris at 902-754-0233.

The Weeks Major Midgets spring evaluation camp for next season will be held in mid-May. All interested midget aged players in Colchester, Cumberland and Pictou Counties are invited to attend. The opening practice will be held Tuesday, May 13 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m, and there will be two scrimmages on the evenings of May 15 and 16th. All sessions are at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Registration forms can be obtained by visiting www.weeks.goalline.ca or by contacting Art Kennedy at 759-1435 or arkennedy@eastlink.ca. The forms must be completed and payment must be received before Monday, May 5.

Pictou County Athletics will soon start their spring session of the Run Jump Throw program on May 7. Aimed at children from five- to 12-years-old, there will be seven sessions of games and activities at New Glasgow Junior High School. Held on Wednesday evenings from 5:30-6:30, the program runs until June 18. Cost is $50 plus a $10 Athletics Nova Scotia fee. To register or for more information email trevorboudreau@hotmail.com or visit www.pictoucountyathletics.com. 

New Glasgow Kinsmen Baseball will hold its first registration on Saturday morning from 10 am to 2 pm at the Kinsmen ball field in New Glasgow behind the Dairy Queen. A second registration will also be at the ball field from 10 am to 2 pm at the ball field on Saturday May 10th. More information can be found at www.kinsmenbaseball.com.

On May 10 the MacGregor Kinsmen Midget AAA’s will be hosting a high level skills clinic presented by the Eastern Baseball Academy . This clinic will run from 1-4 pm and is open to all interested midget and bantam aged players.  Cost of the clinic is $25 per player. Space is limited - contact Scott Fisher at 396 6028 or macgregormidgets@gmail.com

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca



TODAY'S M.O.R.E. ROUTE
Thursday 1st May 2014

8:15 am- Run leaves Pictou Tourist Bureau and travels north toward Pictou along West River Road, then Water Street to Rally at Town Square
8:30 am- Run arrives at Pictou Rally
8:45 am- Run departs rally, travels along Water Street, left on Coleraine Street, left on Church Street, returns to Tourist Bureau
9:00 am - 9:20 am All Runners travel by bus to Up-River Towns section of Run, arrive at CCRSB Office on Westville Road
9:25 am- Run leaves School Board office and travels along Westville Road toward Town of Westville
9:50 am - Run arrives at Westville Rally at Town Office
10:05 am- Run departs Westville Rally, proceeds along Drummond Road/Acadia Avenue toward Town of Stellarton
10:30 am- Run arrives at Stellarton Rally at NSCC Campus on Acadia Avenue
10:45 am- Run departs Stellarton Rally and travels along Acadia Avenue, left onto Foord Street and continues on Foord/Stellarton Road toward Town of New Glasgow (Route toward New Glasgow Rally at Glasgow Square is Stellarton Road, George Street to Riverside Parkway, right on Riverside Parkway to Glasgow Square)
11:20 am- Run arrives at New Glasgow Rally at Glasgow Square
11:40 am- Run departs New Glasgow Rally and travels up MacLean Street to Provost Street, turns right on Provost Street, travels to Archimedes Street, turns left onto Archimedes Street, travels Archimedes Street to Trenton Road, stopping at parking lot at Big Al’s Convenience Store to board bus to travel to Pictou Landing section of Run
12:05 am- Bus travels to Presbyterian Church in Pictou Landing
12:20 pm- Bus arrives at Presbyterian Church
12:25 pm- Run travels along Pictou Landing Road toward Pictou Landing First Nation
12:50 pm- Run arrives at Pictou Landing Rally
1:15 pm- Bus departs Pictou Landing First Nation and travels toward Town of Trenton and last section of Run
1:25 pm- Runners get off bus on Pictou Landing Road at Hillside to Trenton, travels along Pictou Landing Road/Main Street to arrive at Trenton Rally at Skate board Park/old ball field at 1:35 pm
1:50 pm- Run departs Trenton Rally and travels south along Main Street toward New Glasgow. Run continues along Trenton Road to Provost Street and travels toward East River Road.
2:30 pm- Run turns left onto Marsh Street and stops at Calvary Temple parking lot on Marsh Street.
2:40 pm- Run continues east on Marsh Street, travels Marsh Street to Vale Road, bears right to Vale Road, travels Vale Road to Park Street, turns right to Park Street and travels toward North Nova Education Centre
3:00 pm- Run ends at NNEC.

FACEBOOK THE LATEST TOOL TO FIGHT CRIME
Wednesday 30th April 2014

Social media is being used as a tool to fight crime in Pictou County. Westville and Stellarton Police forces both began an initiative roughly two months ago to use Facebook to seek information from the public about certain incidents. Don Hussher, who serves as Chief of Police for both communities, says the Facebook page will be equally used as an education tool, to remind residents about issues such as crosswalk safety. Hussher says there were requests from officers to begin the initiative in both forces. He says members of the public are not expected to give tips on the page. A number of other forces in the province use Facebook in a similar way, including Halifax and Truro.

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP – APRIL 30
Wednesday 30th April 2014

The Halifax Mooseheads playoff train has derailed. They were defeated 3-2 by the Val-d'Or Foreurs in Game 7 of the series in front of a sold out crowd at the Metro Centre. Philippe Gadoury and Nikolaj Ehlers scored for the Mooseheads, but the team was unable to hold off Val-d'Or. So the team will not repeat last year's run when they won the Memorial Cup. 

The Truro Bearcats open the Fred Page Cup tournament this afternoon against the Champions of the LHJAAAQ, the Granby Inouk. Today's late game features the CCHL Champions, the Carleton Place Canadians facing the host Sainte Jerome Pantheres. The four team round robin continues until Friday, with the 2nd and 3rd place teams meeting in the semi-final on Saturday, and the winner of that game faces the 1st place team after the round robin in the Championship game on Sunday. The tournament winner goes on to the RBC Cup in Vernon, BC which begins May 10th.

The Nova North Storm Peewee AAA Major hockey team won gold this past weekend in their first Major AAA tournament at the Pictou County Wellness Centre going a perfect 5-0. What proved to be an exciting final game,they defeated the Cape Breton Freeze  with a score of 4-2.  Locals on the team include Spencer Creed,Zach Houston,Luke Macleod,Wayne Denny and Kade Mason..coaches are Al Whidden and Howard Atwater. The team now prepares for their next tournament in Halifax

The Pictou County Mixed Lob Ball League is looking for new individuals or teams. No prior experience is necessary, but players must be 19 or older. The cost is $75 per player and can be submitted by email to pccoedball@gmail.com or at their registration from 6-8pm on Thursday, May 8 at the Westville Recreation Centre. The league starts Sunday, May 31 until the weekend of Sept. 7, with games are played at the Evansville Fields in Stellarton. For more info, you can visit Facebook at (PC Mixed Lob Ball League) for or follow them on Twitter (@LobPC).

North Nova Education Centre is hosting its first annual True Grit running event on May 4 with both 5 and 10k runs. The event gets underway at 9:00am. at Trenton Park and Registration is now open at atlanticchip.ca. All ages and fitness levels are encouraged to register!

The deadline is approaching to sign up for the 50th Annual Joe Earle Memorial Day Races, which will be in Trenton on May 19th. Entries must be in no later than May 16th. Include your name, address and the events you wish to take part in and mail to:
Joe Earle Road Races
c/o Mr. V.J. Earle
P.O. Box 684
Trenton, NS
B0K 1X0
or call 755-4426

The Tennis season starts in New Glasgow with the opening of the West Side Tennis Courts on Sunday, from 12:30 – 3:00 pm on Lavinia Street. The West Side Community Centre will also be hosting a fundraising BBQ during the event. At 1:00 pm watch a match between East Coast FM's Ann MacGregor and John Brannen of The News! New Glasgow’s Community Development Department is offering FREE Tennis for the month of May, starting May 5th. Scott Graham, Tennis Canada Certified Level One Tennis Instructor and National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) Certified Coach, will be offering FREE instruction classes at the New Glasgow West Side Tennis Courts for youth grades primary and up (Saturday mornings), as well as adult classes (Wednesday evenings). Here’s your opportunity to give tennis a try – tennis racquets and balls will be available to anyone signing up for a free membership. For more information please contact janine.linthorne@newglasgow.ca or 755-8363.

The Northern Subway Selects Female Midget AAA will be holding an ID camp for the 2014-15 season on May 2nd to 3rd for all female midget age and second year bantams from Region 2. This region includes, Highland and Fundy Minor Hockey Associations. The cost is $50, this includes 3 ice sessions and a dryland session all at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Preregistration is required. Contact Bob Perry bperry@ns.sympatico.ca or phone 759-5675.

Beaton's All Female Hockey School is coming to the Wellness Centre May 30 to June 1. It's open to Novice, Atom ,Peewee and Bantam Age Groups. The school will start with a Meet and Greet with the instructors, who are university hockey players. There will be drills covering skating ,shooting, stickhandling, and checking. Registration is $140 a player. To sign up , e-mail wesleybeaton@hotmail.com or call 902-227-4269 (cell) or 902-625-2460 ext4957 (work)

New Glasgow Regional Police will host its 4th annual ball hockey tournament Saturday, May 10th at the Westside Community Centre. The co-ed teams can have as many players as they wish, and 3 games are guaranteed for all players in a 5-on-5 format. Cost is $30 per player, and all proceeds will go to the Canadian Cancer Society Relay for Life. Space is limited, but they are still looking for teams – contact Ryan Leil at 755 8353 or ryan.leil@newglasgow.ca or Brian Haines at 755 1999 or email brianhaines@eastlink.ca.

Attention hockey players! Looking to stay in shape over the off season? Up-tempo shinny hockey is available a couple evenings a week at the Wellness Centre. Definitely not for beginners, ideal for junior players. For more info or to get on the list, call or text Chris at 902-754-0233.

The Weeks Major Midgets spring evaluation camp for next season will be held in mid-May. All interested midget aged players in Colchester, Cumberland and Pictou Counties are invited to attend. The opening practice will be held Tuesday, May 13 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m, and there will be two scrimmages on the evenings of May 15 and 16th. All sessions are at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Registration forms can be obtained by visiting www.weeks.goalline.ca or by contacting Art Kennedy at 759-1435 or arkennedy@eastlink.ca. The forms must be completed and payment must be received before Monday, May 5.

Pictou County Athletics will soon start their spring session of the Run Jump Throw program on May 7. Aimed at children from five- to 12-years-old, there will be seven sessions of games and activities at New Glasgow Junior High School. Held on Wednesday evenings from 5:30-6:30, the program runs until June 18. Cost is $50 plus a $10 Athletics Nova Scotia fee. To register or for more information email trevorboudreau@hotmail.com or visit www.pictoucountyathletics.com. 

On May 10 the MacGregor Kinsmen Midget AAA’s will be hosting a high level skills clinic presented by the Eastern Baseball Academy . This clinic will run from 1-4 pm and is open to all interested midget and bantam aged players.  Cost of the clinic is $25 per player. Space is limited - contact Scott Fisher at 396 6028 or macgregormidgets@gmail.com

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca



WESTVILLE WON'T TAKE BACK HIGHLAND SCHOOL
Wednesday 30th April 2014

Westville town council doesn't want Highland Middle School as is. During Monday's monthly meeting, it was announced that Chignecto-Central Regional School Board wanted to transfer ownership of the building this week. Town CAO Kelly Rice says the town has told the school board it wants the building to meet certain provincial standards before it is returned, but the board contends it is in good condition. The school has been vacant since 2012, after students and staff complained of an odour that was making them ill. The students were moved temporarily to the Nova Scotia Community College and then to Dr. W.A. MacLeod School in Riverton. The $2.5 million worth of work to convert W.A. MacLeod to a permanent P-8 school will begin this summer. Westville council has written a letter to Premier Stephen McNeil requesting a meeting over the Highland's closure, but there has been no response.

WESTVILLE WANTS ACTION ON GOVERNANCE QUESTION
Tuesday 29th April 2014

Last night at their monthly meeting, every member of Westville’s town council shared their opinion about the proposed governance study that has dragged on for over two years in Pictou County. The consensus among them was that they want to see all 6 Municipal units at the table. Charlie Sutherland said much time has been wasted since the idea was hatched and now is a “crisis time for Pictou County”. Councillor Lennie White said he doesn’t care who gets credited with taking the lead, but just wants to see forward -moving leadership, adding that citizens are also wearying of the topic and want action.  Councillor Lynn MacDonald suggested that an outside mediator might be a good idea. Westville town councilors passed a motion to send a letter to the five other municipal units that they wish to be part of any Memorandum of Understanding established for Pictou County.

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - APRIL 29
Tuesday 29th April 2014

It's going to game 7. The Halifax Mooseheads lost on the road to Val D'or 7-5 last night, so the series is tied at 3 games apiece. The deciding game will be at the Metro Centre tonight at 8.
The atom Tier 1 North Nova Storm hockey team took both of their games on the weekend, improving their record to 5-1. North Nova defeated Truro 4-0 to open the weekend as Brinson Hodder recorded his second shutout of the season. Scoring for the Storm were: Dave Matthews (2), Matthew Carson and Thomas Schnare. Hodder recorded his second win of the weekend on the same day as the Storm defeated Cole Harbour 7-2 in their second game. Leading the way offensively were: Schnare (2), Dave Matthews (2), Ryan Denny, Matthew Carson and Nolan MacDonald. The Storm battle for first place in their league on Saturday with games against the Halifax Jaguars and Bedford Bengals.
The Pictou County Mixed Lob Ball League is looking for new individuals or teams. No prior experience is necessary, but players must be 19 or older. The cost is $75 per player and can be submitted by email to pccoedball@gmail.com or at their registration from 6-8pm on Thursday, May 8 at the Westville Recreation Centre. The league starts Sunday, May 31 until the weekend of Sept. 7, with games are played at the Evansville Fields in Stellarton. For more info, you can visit Facebook at (PC Mixed Lob Ball League) for or follow them on Twitter (@LobPC).
North Nova Education Centre is hosting its first annual True Grit running event on May 4 with both 5 and 10k runs. The event gets underway at 9:00am. at Trenton Park and over 100 runners are expected to take part. There's still time to register at atlanticchip.ca.
The deadline is approaching to sign up for the 50th Annual Joe Earle Memorial Day Races, which will be in Trenton on May 19th. Entries must be in no later than May 16th. Include your name, address and the events you wish to take part in and mail to:
Joe Earle Road Races
c/o Mr. V.J. Earle
P.O. Box 684
Trenton, NS
B0K 1X0
or call 755-4426
The Northern Subway Selects Female Midget AAA will be holding an ID camp for the 2014-15 season on May 2nd to 3rd for all female midget age and second year bantams from Region 2. This region includes, Highland and Fundy Minor Hockey Associations. The cost is $50, this includes 3 ice sessions and a dryland session all at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Preregistration is required. Contact Bob Perry bperry@ns.sympatico.ca or phone 759-5675.
Beaton's All Female Hockey School is coming to the Wellness Centre May 30 to June 1. It's open to Novice, Atom ,Peewee and Bantam Age Groups. The school will start with a Meet and Greet with the instructors, who are university hockey players. There will be drills covering skating ,shooting, stickhandling, and checking. Registration is $140 a player. To sign up , e-mail wesleybeaton@hotmail.com or call 902-227-4269 (cell) or 902-625-2460 ext4957 (work)
New Glasgow Regional Police will host its 4th annual ball hockey tournament Saturday, May 10th at the Westside Community Centre. The co-ed teams can have as many players as they wish, and 3 games are guaranteed for all players in a 5-on-5 format. Cost is $30 per player, and all proceeds will go to the Canadian Cancer Society Relay for Life. Space is limited, but they are still looking for teams – contact Ryan Leil at 755 8353 or ryan.leil@newglasgow.ca or Brian Haines at 755 1999 or email brianhaines@eastlink.ca.
Attention hockey players! Looking to stay in shape over the off season? Up-tempo shinny hockey is available a couple evenings a week at the Wellness Centre. Definitely not for beginners, ideal for junior players. For more info or to get on the list, call or text Chris at 902-754-0233.
The Weeks Major Midgets spring evaluation camp for next season will be held in mid-May. All interested midget aged players in Colchester, Cumberland and Pictou Counties are invited to attend. The opening practice will be held Tuesday, May 13 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m, and there will be two scrimmages on the evenings of May 15 and 16th. All sessions are at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Registration forms can be obtained by visiting www.weeks.goalline.ca or by contacting Art Kennedy at 759-1435 or arkennedy@eastlink.ca. The forms must be completed and payment must be received before Monday, May 5.
Pictou County Athletics will soon start their spring session of the Run Jump Throw program on May 7. Aimed at children from five- to 12-years-old, there will be seven sessions of games and activities at New Glasgow Junior High School. Held on Wednesday evenings from 5:30-6:30, the program runs until June 18. Cost is $50 plus a $10 Athletics Nova Scotia fee. To register or for more information email trevorboudreau@hotmail.com or visit www.pictoucountyathletics.com.
On May 10 the MacGregor Kinsmen Midget AAA’s will be hosting a high level skills clinic presented by the Eastern Baseball Academy . This clinic will run from 1-4 pm and is open to all interested midget and bantam aged players. Cost of the clinic is $25 per player. Space is limited - contact Scott Fisher at 396 6028 or macgregormidgets@gmail.com
If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca


LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - APRIL 28
Monday 28th April 2014

The Halifax Mooseheads continue to put on the pressure, winning game 5 in overtime 4-3 over Val D'or. The Mooseheads — who outshot the Foreurs 42-25 — have now won the last three games of the series after falling behind 2-0 and are one win away from second-straight trip to the QMJHL final. Game 6 is in Val D'or tonight at 8:30. If a Game 7 is needed, it’s back in Halifax tomorrow.

The Truro Bearcats leave for St. Jerome, Quebec to compete for the Fred Page Cup. They enter the four-team tournament as defending champs after winning in Truro in 2013.

The Nighthawks Girls U-13 Volleyball won the Provincial Title in Halifax over the weekend with a perfect 12-0 record. The team defeated Armview in the semis and Bedford in the final. Jessica Trevors was named tournament MVP, while Mia Green and Leah MacPherson were named all-stars.

The Pictou County Mixed Lob Ball League is looking for new individuals or teams. No prior experience is necessary, but players must be 19 or older. The cost is $75 per player and can be submitted by email to pccoedball@gmail.com or at their registration from 6-8pm on Thursday, May 8 at the Westville Recreation Centre. The league starts Sunday, May 31 until the weekend of Sept. 7, with games are played at the Evansville Fields in Stellarton. For more info, you can visit Facebook at (PC Mixed Lob Ball League) for or follow them on Twitter (@LobPC).

North Nova Education Centre is hosting its first annual True Grit running event on May 4 with both 5 and 10k runs. The event gets underway at 9:00am. at Trenton Park and Registration is now open at atlanticchip.ca. All ages and fitness levels are encouraged to register!

The deadline is approaching to sign up for the 50th Annual Joe Earle Memorial Day Races, which will be in Trenton on May 19th. Entries must be in no later than May 16th. Include your name, address and the events you wish to take part in and mail to:
Joe Earle Road Races
c/o Mr. V.J. Earle
P.O. Box 684
Trenton, NS
B0K 1X0
or call 755-4426

The Northern Subway Selects Female Midget AAA will be holding an ID camp for the 2014-15 season on May 2nd to 3rd for all female midget age and second year bantams from Region 2. This region includes, Highland and Fundy Minor Hockey Associations. The cost is $50, this includes 3 ice sessions and a dryland session all at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Preregistration is required. Contact Bob Perry bperry@ns.sympatico.ca or phone 759-5675.

Beaton's All Female Hockey School is coming to the Wellness Centre May 30 to June 1. It's open to Novice, Atom ,Peewee and Bantam Age Groups. The school will start with a Meet and Greet with the instructors, who are university hockey players. There will be drills covering skating ,shooting, stickhandling, and checking. Registration is $140 a player. To sign up , e-mail wesleybeaton@hotmail.com or call 902-227-4269 (cell) or 902-625-2460 ext4957 (work)

New Glasgow Regional Police will host its 4th annual ball hockey tournament Saturday, May 10th at the Westside Community Centre. The co-ed teams can have as many players as they wish, and 3 games are guaranteed for all players in a 5-on-5 format. Cost is $30 per player, and all proceeds will go to the Canadian Cancer Society Relay for Life. Space is limited, but they are still looking for teams – contact Ryan Leil at 755 8353 or ryan.leil@newglasgow.ca or Brian Haines at 755 1999 or email brianhaines@eastlink.ca.

Attention hockey players! Looking to stay in shape over the off season? Up-tempo shinny hockey is available a couple evenings a week at the Wellness Centre. Definitely not for beginners, ideal for junior players. For more info or to get on the list, call or text Chris at 902-754-0233.

The Weeks Major Midgets spring evaluation camp for next season will be held in mid-May. All interested midget aged players in Colchester, Cumberland and Pictou Counties are invited to attend. The opening practice will be held Tuesday, May 13 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m, and there will be two scrimmages on the evenings of May 15 and 16th. All sessions are at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Registration forms can be obtained by visiting www.weeks.goalline.ca or by contacting Art Kennedy at 759-1435 or arkennedy@eastlink.ca. The forms must be completed and payment must be received before Monday, May 5.

Pictou County Athletics will soon start their spring session of the Run Jump Throw program on May 7. Aimed at children from five- to 12-years-old, there will be seven sessions of games and activities at New Glasgow Junior High School. Held on Wednesday evenings from 5:30-6:30, the program runs until June 18. Cost is $50 plus a $10 Athletics Nova Scotia fee. To register or for more information email trevorboudreau@hotmail.com or visit www.pictoucountyathletics.com. 

On May 10 the MacGregor Kinsmen Midget AAA’s will be hosting a high level skills clinic presented by the Eastern Baseball Academy . This clinic will run from 1-4 pm and is open to all interested midget and bantam aged players.  Cost of the clinic is $25 per player. Space is limited - contact Scott Fisher at 396 6028 or macgregormidgets@gmail.com

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca



LOCAL SPORTS ROUND-UP *SUNDAY, APRIL 27*
Sunday 27th April 2014

Last night, the Halifax Metro Centre saw a capacity crowd when over 10 000 fans watched the Halifax Mooseheads edge the Val D'or Foreurs. The Halifax and Quebec teams were tied at the end of regulation, and it was a goal from Maxime Fortier 12 minutes into overtime that ended the game with a score of 4-3. Shots on goal were 42 for the Mooseheads, versus 25 for Val d'Or. The Mooseheads failed to score on five chances with the man advantage, while the Foreurs scored on their only power-play opportunity. The Mooseheads now lead the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League series three games to two - game six goes Monday in Quebec when the Foreurs will try to keep their chances alive.

The Truro Bearcats are Kent Cup Champions. Over 200 fans came out yesterday to the Rath Eastlink Centre to send-off the team as they head to the Eastern Canadian junior A hockey championships. Bearcats forward Jacob Smith said players enjoyed interacting with the fans and that the support of the community is appreciated. The Bearcats leave tomorrow for St. Jerome, Quebec to compete for the Fred Page Cup. They enter the four-team tournament as defending champs after winning in Truro in 2013.

Wednesday night in the NNEC girls basketball spring league Sobeys defeated Lawtons 32-30. Scoring for Sobeys were: Reagan Keay, Shalena Floyd and Hayley Earle , and scoring for Lawtons were: Katelyn Biron, Kendyl MacDonald & Courtney Cruikshank
In game 2, Vogue Optical defeated JR Raheys 58- 56. Scoring for Vogue Optical were: Courtney Smith , Robin Simpson and Sabrina Snyder . Scoring for JR Raheys were: Lou MacKay, Danielle Farrell and Karielle Floyd 10. Play will continue tomorrow.

This weekend the Northumberland Nighthawks Volleyball Club U-13 girls team and the Panthers Volleyball U-16 club are in Halifax for provincials. ECFM sends best of luck to both of those teams.

The Pictou County Mixed Lob Ball League is looking for new individuals or teams. No prior experience is necessary, but players must be 19 or older. The cost is $75 per player and can be submitted by email to pccoedball@gmail.com or at their registration from 6-8pm on Thursday, May 8 at the Westville Recreation Centre. The league starts Sunday, May 31 until the weekend of Sept. 7, with games are played at the Evansville Fields in Stellarton. For more info, you can visit Facwebook at (PC Mixed Lob Ball League) for or follow them on Twitter (@LobPC).

Registration is now open for the men's basketball league. The first forty to register will play. Registration is $50 and can be paid at the Wellness Centre.

North Nova Education Centre is hosting its first annual True Grit running event on May 4 with both 5 and 10k runs. The event gets underway at 9:00am. at Trenton Park and Registration is now open at atlanticchip.ca. All ages and fitness levels are encouraged to register!

The deadline is approaching to sign up for the 50th Annual Joe Earle Memorial Day Races, which will be in Trenton on May 19th. Entries must be in no later than May 16th. Include your name, address and the events you wish to take part in and mail to:
Joe Earle Road Races
c/o Mr. V.J. Earle
P.O. Box 684
Trenton, NS
B0K 1X0
or call 755-4426

The Northern Subway Selects Female Midget AAA will be holding an ID camp for the 2014-15 season on May 2nd to 3rd for all female midget age and second year bantams from Region 2. This region includes, Highland and Fundy Minor Hockey Associations. The cost is $50, this includes 3 ice sessions and a dryland session all at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Preregistration is required. Contact Bob Perry bperry@ns.sympatico.ca or phone 759-5675.

Beaton's All Female Hockey School is coming to the Wellness Centre May 30 to June 1. It's open to Novice, Atom ,Peewee and Bantam Age Groups. The school will start with a Meet and Greet with the instructors, who are university hockey players. There will be drills covering skating ,shooting, stickhandling, and checking. Registration is $140 a player. To sign up , e-mail wesleybeaton@hotmail.com or call 902-227-4269 (cell) or 902-625-2460 ext4957 (work)

New Glasgow Regional Police will host its 4th annual ball hockey tournament Saturday, May 10th at the Westside Community Centre. The co-ed teams can have as many players as they wish, and 3 games are guaranteed for all players in a 5-on-5 format. Cost is $30 per player, and all proceeds will go to the Canadian Cancer Society Relay for Life. Space is limited, but they are still looking for teams – contact Ryan Leil at 755 8353 or ryan.leil@newglasgow.ca or Brian Haines at 755 1999 or email brianhaines@eastlink.ca.

Attention hockey players! Looking to stay in shape over the off season? Up-tempo shinny hockey is available a couple evenings a week at the Wellness Centre. Definitely not for beginners, ideal for junior players. For more info or to get on the list, call or text Chris at 902-754-0233.

The Weeks Major Midgets spring evaluation camp for next season will be held in mid-May. All interested midget aged players in Colchester, Cumberland and Pictou Counties are invited to attend. The opening practice will be held Tuesday, May 13 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m, and there will be two scrimmages on the evenings of May 15 and 16th. All sessions are at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Registration forms can be obtained by visiting www.weeks.goalline.ca or by contacting Art Kennedy at 759-1435 or arkennedy@eastlink.ca. The forms must be completed and payment must be received before Monday, May 5.

Pictou County Athletics will soon start their spring session of the Run Jump Throw program on May 7. Aimed at children from five- to 12-years-old, there will be seven sessions of games and activities at New Glasgow Junior High School. Held on Wednesday evenings from 5:30-6:30, the program runs until June 18. Cost is $50 plus a $10 Athletics Nova Scotia fee. To register or for more information email trevorboudreau@hotmail.com or visit www.pictoucountyathletics.com. 

On May 10 the MacGregor Kinsmen Midget AAA’s will be hosting a high level skills clinic presented by the Eastern Baseball Academy . This clinic will run from 1-4 pm and is open to all interested midget and bantam aged players.  Cost of the clinic is $25 per player. Space is limited - contact Scott Fisher at 396 6028 or macgregormidgets@gmail.com

You can find all these details in our sports round-up at ecfm.ca. If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca


LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP * SATURDAY APRIL 26*
Saturday 26th April 2014

The Truro Bearcats are Kent Cup Champions. The Bearcats won Game 6 of the MHL Championship Series over the Dieppe Commandos 5-2 as Mitchell Robillard and Kyle Tibbo led the way with a goal and an assist each. Defenseman Daniel Poliziani was named Playoff MVP. The Bearcats now advance to the Fred Page Cup in St. Jerome, Quebec, which starts next week.

Game 5 goes tonight at the Metro Centre for the Halifax Mooseheads. The Mooseheads won their last 2 games on the road and are tied in their series with the Val D'or Foreurs.

Wednesday night in the NNEC girls basketball spring league Sobeys defeated Lawtons 32-30. Scoring for Sobeys were: Reagan Keay 12, Shalena Floyd 12, Hayley Earle 4. Scoring for Lawtons were: Katelyn Biron 8, Kendyl MacDonald 8, Courtney Cruikshank 6
In game 2, Vogue Optical defeated JR Raheys 58- 56. Scoring for Vogue Optical were: Courtney Smith 16, Robin Simpson 12, Sabrina Snyder 11. Scoring for JR Raheys were: Lou MacKay 13, Danielle Farrell 12, Karielle Floyd 10
Play continues on Monday.

This weekend the Northumberland Nighthawks Volleyball Club U-13 girls team will be in Halifax for Volleyball Nova Scotia provincials. So far this season the club has played in eight U-14 tournaments, winning one silver and three bronze medals.

Good Luck to the Panthers Volleyball u-16 club team heading to provincials this weekend in Halifax. The Panther parents say: Play hard and have fun!

The Pictou County Mixed Lob Ball League is looking for individuals or teams interested in playing for the new season. No prior experience is necessary, but players must be 19 or older. The cost is $75 per player and can be submitted by email to pccoedball@gmail.com or at their registration from 6-8pm on Thursday, May 8 at the Westville Recreation Centre. For further information visit their Facebook page (PC Mixed Lob Ball League) for or follow them on Twitter (@LobPC). The league starts Sunday, May 31 until the weekend of Sept. 7, withgames are played at the Evansville Fields in Stellarton.

Registration is now open for the men's basketball league. The first forty to register will play. Registration is $50 and can be paid at the Wellness Centre.

North Nova Education Centre is hosting its first annual True Grit running event on May 4 with both 5 and 10k runs. The event gets underway at 9:00am. at Trenton Park and Registration is now open at atlanticchip.ca. All ages and fitness levels are encouraged to register!

The deadline is approaching to sign up for the 50th Annual Joe Earle Memorial Day Races, which will be in Trenton on May 19th. Entries must be in no later than May 16th. Include your name, address and the events you wish to take part in and mail to:
Joe Earle Road Races
c/o Mr. V.J. Earle
P.O. Box 684
Trenton, NS
B0K 1X0
or call 755-4426

The Northern Subway Selects Female Midget AAA will be holding an ID camp for the 2014-15 season on May 2nd to 3rd for all female midget age and second year bantams from Region 2. This region includes, Highland and Fundy Minor Hockey Associations. The cost is $50, this includes 3 ice sessions and a dryland session all at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Preregistration is required. Contact Bob Perry bperry@ns.sympatico.ca or at home: 902-755-1710 and cell: 902-759-5675.

Beaton's All Female Hockey School is coming to the Wellness Centre May 30 to June 1. It's open to Novice, Atom ,Peewee and Bantam Age Groups. The school will start with a Meet and Greet with the instructors, who are university hockey players. There will be drills covering skating ,shooting, stickhandling, and checking. Registration is $140 a player. To sign up , e-mail wesleybeaton@hotmail.com or call 902-227-4269 (cell) or 902-625-2460 ext4957 (work)

New Glasgow Regional Police will host its 4th annual ball hockey tournament Saturday, May 10th at the Westside Community Centre. The co-ed teams can have as many players as they wish, and 3 games are guaranteed for all players in a 5-on-5 format. Cost is $30 per player, and all proceeds will go to the Canadian Cancer Society Relay for Life. Space is limited, but they are still looking for teams – contact Ryan Leil at 755 8353 or ryan.leil@newglasgow.ca or Brian Haines at 755 1999 or email brianhaines@eastlink.ca.

Attention hockey players! Looking to stay in shape over the off season? Up-tempo shinny hockey is available a couple evenings a week at the Wellness Centre. Definitely not for beginners, ideal for junior players. For more info or to get on the list, call or text Chris at 902-754-0233.

The Weeks Major Midgets spring evaluation camp for next season will be held in mid-May. All interested midget aged players in Colchester, Cumberland and Pictou Counties are invited to attend. The opening practice will be held Tuesday, May 13 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m, and there will be two scrimmages on the evenings of May 15 and 16th. All sessions are at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Registration forms can be obtained by visiting www.weeks.goalline.ca or by contacting Art Kennedy at 759-1435 or arkennedy@eastlink.ca. The forms must be completed and payment must be received before Monday, May 5.

Pictou County Athletics will soon start their spring session of the Run Jump Throw program on May 7. Aimed at children from five- to 12-years-old, there will be seven sessions of games and activities at New Glasgow Junior High School. Held on Wednesday evenings from 5:30-6:30, the program runs until June 18. Cost is $50 plus a $10 Athletics Nova Scotia fee. To register or for more information email trevorboudreau@hotmail.com or visit www.pictoucountyathletics.com. 

On May 10 the MacGregor Kinsmen Midget AAA’s will be hosting a high level skills clinic presented by the Eastern Baseball Academy . This clinic will run from 1-4 pm and is open to all interested midget and bantam aged players.  Cost of the clinic is $25 per player. Space is limited - contact Scott Fisher at 396 6028 or macgregormidgets@gmail.com

You can find all these details in our sports round-up at ecfm.ca. If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca



LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - APRIL 25
Friday 25th April 2014

The Truro Bearcats are the Kent Cup Champions. The Bearcats won Game 6 of the MHL Championship Series over the Dieppe Commandos 5-2 as Mitchell Robillard and Kyle Tibbo led the way with a goal and an assist each. Defenseman Daniel Poliziani was named Playoff MVP. The Bearcats now advance to the Fred Page Cup in St. Jerome, Quebec, which starts next week.

The Halifax Mooseheads have the momentum as Game 5 goes Saturday at the Metro Centre. The Mooseheads won their last 2 games to tie their series with Val D'or.

Wednesday night in the NNEC girls basketball spring league Sobeys defeated Lawtons 32-30. Scoring for Sobeys were: Reagan Keay 12, Shalena Floyd 12, Hayley Earle 4. Scoring for Lawtons were: Katelyn Biron 8, Kendyl MacDonald 8, Courtney Cruikshank 6
In game 2, Vogue Optical defeated JR Raheys 58- 56. Scoring for Vogue Optical were: Courtney Smith 16, Robin Simpson 12, Sabrina Snyder 11. Scoring for JR Raheys were: Lou MacKay 13, Danielle Farrell 12, Karielle Floyd 10
Play continues Monday, April 28th.

This weekend the Northumberland Nighthawks Volleyball Club U-13 girls team will be in Halifax for Volleyball Nova Scotia provincials. So far this season the club has played in eight U-14 tournaments, winning one silver and three bronze medals.

Good Luck to the Panthers Volleyball u-16 club team heading to provincials this weekend in Halifax. The Panther parents say: Play hard and have fun!

The Pictou County Mixed Lob Ball League is looking for individuals or teams interested in playing for the new season. No prior experience is necessary, but players must be 19 or older. The cost is $75 per player and can be submitted by email to pccoedball@gmail.com or at their registration session on Thursday, May 8 at the Westville Recreation Centre from 6-8 p.m. For further information visit their Facebook page (PC Mixed Lob Ball League) for or follow them on Twitter (@LobPC). The league will start on Sunday, May 31 and will run until the weekend of Sept. 7. All games are played at the Evansville Fields in Stellarton.

Registration is now open for the men's basketball league. The first forty to register will play. Registration is $50 and can be paid at the Wellness Centre.

North Nova Education Centre is hosting its first annual True Grit running event on May 4 with both 5 and 10k runs. The event gets underway at 9:00am. at Trenton Park and Registration is now open at atlanticchip.ca. All ages and fitness levels are encouraged to register!

The deadline is approaching to sign up for the 50th Annual Joe Earle Memorial Day Races, which will be in Trenton on May 19th. Entries must be in no later than May 16th. Include your name, address and the events you wish to take part in and mail to:
Joe Earle Road Races
c/o Mr. V.J. Earle
P.O. Box 684
Trenton, NS
B0K 1X0
or call 755-4426

The Northern Subway Selects Female Midget AAA will be holding an ID camp for the 2014-15 season on May 2nd to 3rd for all female midget age and second year bantams from Region 2. This region includes, Highland and Fundy Minor Hockey Associations. The cost is $50, this includes 3 ice sessions and a dryland session all at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Preregistration is required. Contact Bob Perry bperry@ns.sympatico.ca or at home: 902-755-1710 and cell: 902-759-5675.

Beaton's All Female Hockey School is coming to the Wellness Centre May 30 to June 1. It's open to Novice, Atom ,Peewee and Bantam Age Groups. The school will start with a Meet and Greet with the instructors, who are university hockey players. There will be drills covering skating ,shooting, stickhandling, and checking. Registration is $140 a player. To sign up , e-mail wesleybeaton@hotmail.com or call 902-227-4269 (cell) or 902-625-2460 ext4957 (work)

New Glasgow Regional Police will host its 4th annual BALL HOCKEY tournament Saturday, May 10th at the Westside Community Centre. The co-ed teams can have as many players as they wish, and 3 games are guaranteed for all players in a 5-on-5 format. Cost is $30 per player, and all proceeds will go to the Canadian Cancer Society Relay for Life. Space is limited, but they are still looking for teams – contact Ryan Leil at 755 8353 or ryan.leil@newglasgow.ca or Brian Haines at 755 1999 or email brianhaines@eastlink.ca.

Attention hockey players! Looking to stay in shape over the off season? Up-tempo shinny hockey is available a couple evenings a week at the Wellness Centre. Definitely not for beginners, ideal for junior players. For more info or to get on the list, call or text Chris at 902-754-0233.

The Weeks Major Midgets spring evaluation camp for next season will be held in mid-May. All interested midget aged players in Colchester, Cumberland and Pictou Counties are invited to attend. The opening practice will be held Tuesday, May 13 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. There will be two scrimmages held, with the first on Thursday, May 15 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. and the second on Friday, May 16 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. All sessions are at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Registration forms can be obtained by visiting www.weeks.goalline.ca or by contacting Art Kennedy at 759-1435 or arkennedy@eastlink.ca. The forms must be completed and payment must be received before Monday, May 5.

Pictou County Athletics will soon start their spring session of the Run Jump Throw program on May 7. Aimed at children from five- to 12-years-old, there will be seven sessions of games and activities at New Glasgow Junior High School. Held on Wednesday evenings from 5:30-6:30, the program runs to June 18 , when the last day will be held at the Pioneer Coal Athletics Field in Stellarton. There is a cost of $50 per athlete plus a $10 Athletics Nova Scotia fee. To register or for more information email trevorboudreau@hotmail.com or visit www.pictoucountyathletics.com. 

On May 10 the MacGregor Kinsmen Midget AAA’s will be hosting a high level skills clinic presented by the Eastern Baseball Academy . This clinic will run from 1-4 pm and is open to all interested midget and bantam aged players. Space is limited, so contact Scott Fisher at 396 6028 or macgregormidgets@gmail.com  Cost of the clinic is $25 per player. Note: location will be the William M. Sobey indoor soccer complex in Stellarton.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - APRIL 24 *UPDATED*
Thursday 24th April 2014

The Truro Bearcats are 60 minutes away from winning their third MHL championship in the last ten years. However, to win the Kent Cup tonight, they will need to be the first team to win on the road in the series with the Dieppe Commandos, as Game 6 goes at the Arthur J LeBlanc Arena. The Bearcats were the last winners of the Callaghan Cup in 2005 before the Championship Trophy was renamed the Kent Cup, then won again in 2007. They are also looking to be the first Nova Scotian team to win the MHL since Yarmouth won in 2008, the year the Crushers hosted and won the Fred Page Cup. If Dieppe wins Game 6 tonight at home, Game 7 would go Saturday at the Rath Eastlink Community Center.

The Halifax Mooseheads refuse to go down without a fight. Jonathan Drouin had a hand in every Mooseheads goal as Halifax hung on for a 5-4 win on Wednesday night against Val D'or to even their QMJHL semifinal series at 2 games apiece. Game 3 saw Halifax rally from 4 goals down to beat Val D'or in overtime. Game 5 goes Saturday at the Metro Centre.

Wednesday night in the NNNEC girls basketball spring league Sobeys defeated Lawtons 32-30. Scoring for Sobeys were: Reagan Keay 12, Shalena Floyd 12, Hayley Earle 4. Scoring for Lawtons were: Katelyn Biron 8, Kendyl MacDonald 8, Courtney Cruikshank 6
In game 2, Vogue Optical defeated JR Raheys 58- 56. Scoring for Vogue Optical were: Courtney Smith 16, Robin Simpson 12, Sabrina Snyder 11. Scoring for JR Raheys were: Lou MacKay 13, Danielle Farrell 12, Karielle Floyd 10
Play continues Monday, April 28th.

This weekend the Northumberland Nighthawks Volleyball Club U-13 girls team will be in Halifax for Volleyball Nova Scotia provincials. So far this season the club has played in eight U-14 tournaments, winning one silver and three bronze medals.

Good Luck to the Panthers Volleyball u-16 club team heading to provincials this weekend in Halifax. The Panther parents say: Play hard and have fun!

The Pictou County Mixed Lob Ball League is looking for individuals or teams interested in playing for the new season. No prior experience is necessary, but players must be 19 or older. The cost is $75 per player and can be submitted by email to pccoedball@gmail.com or at their registration session on Thursday, May 8 at the Westville Recreation Centre from 6-8 p.m. For further information visit their Facebook page (PC Mixed Lob Ball League) for or follow them on Twitter (@LobPC). The league will start on Sunday, May 31 and will run until the weekend of Sept. 7. All games are played at the Evansville Fields in Stellarton.

Registration is now open for the men's basketball league. The first forty to register will play. Registration is $50 and can be paid at the Wellness Centre.

North Nova Education Centre is hosting its first annual True Grit running event on May 4 with both 5 and 10k runs. The event gets underway at 9:00am. at Trenton Park and Registration is now open at atlanticchip.ca. All ages and fitness levels are encouraged to register!

The deadline is approaching to sign up for the 50th Annual Joe Earle Memorial Day Races, which will be in Trenton on May 19th. Entries must be in no later than May 16th. Include your name, address and the events you wish to take part in and mail to:
Joe Earle Road Races
c/o Mr. V.J. Earle
P.O. Box 684
Trenton, NS
B0K 1X0
or call 755-4426

The Northern Subway Selects Female Midget AAA will be holding an ID camp for the 2014-15 season on May 2nd to 3rd for all female midget age and second year bantams from Region 2. This region includes, Highland and Fundy Minor Hockey Associations. The cost is $50, this includes 3 ice sessions and a dryland session all at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Preregistration is required. Contact Bob Perry bperry@ns.sympatico.ca or at home: 902-755-1710 and cell: 902-759-5675.

Beaton's All Female Hockey School is coming to the Wellness Centre May 30 to June 1. It's open to Novice, Atom ,Peewee and Bantam Age Groups. The school will start with a Meet and Greet with the instructors, who are university hockey players. There will be drills covering skating ,shooting, stickhandling, and checking. Registration is $140 a player. To sign up , e-mail wesleybeaton@hotmail.com or call 902-227-4269 (cell) or 902-625-2460 ext4957 (work)

Lacrosse, Canada’s Summer National Sport, is back in Pictou County. Registration Sessions will be held at the Pictou County Wellness Centre this Thursday from 6:30pm to 8:00pm. Sessions run from May to possibly July. Cost: PeeWee, Bantam, Midget - $150 per player and Novice/Atom - $100 per player. If you are unable to attend registration or if you have any questions, please contact the Pictou County Lacrosse Registry at 759-1321 or by email at pclacrosse@hotmail.com

New Glasgow Regional Police will host its 4th annual BALL HOCKEY tournament Saturday, May 10th at the Westside Community Centre. The co-ed teams can have as many players as they wish, and 3 games are guaranteed for all players in a 5-on-5 format. Cost is $30 per player, and all proceeds will go to the Canadian Cancer Society Relay for Life. Space is limited, but they are still looking for teams – contact Ryan Leil at 755 8353 or ryan.leil@newglasgow.ca or Brian Haines at 755 1999 or email brianhaines@eastlink.ca.

Attention hockey players! Looking to stay in shape over the off season? Up-tempo shinny hockey is available a couple evenings a week at the Wellness Centre. Definitely not for beginners, ideal for junior players. For more info or to get on the list, call or text Chris at 902-754-0233.

The Weeks Major Midgets spring evaluation camp for next season will be held in mid-May. All interested midget aged players in Colchester, Cumberland and Pictou Counties are invited to attend. The opening practice will be held Tuesday, May 13 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. There will be two scrimmages held, with the first on Thursday, May 15 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. and the second on Friday, May 16 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. All sessions are at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Registration forms can be obtained by visiting www.weeks.goalline.ca or by contacting Art Kennedy at 759-1435 or arkennedy@eastlink.ca. The forms must be completed and payment must be received before Monday, May 5.

Pictou County Athletics will soon start their spring session of the Run Jump Throw program on May 7. Aimed at children from five- to 12-years-old, there will be seven sessions of games and activities at New Glasgow Junior High School. Held on Wednesday evenings from 5:30-6:30, the program runs to June 18 , when the last day will be held at the Pioneer Coal Athletics Field in Stellarton. There is a cost of $50 per athlete plus a $10 Athletics Nova Scotia fee. To register or for more information email trevorboudreau@hotmail.com or visit www.pictoucountyathletics.com. 

To join the Northern Nova Soccer Club for this season, early-bird registration is still in effect until April 30th, and you can register online at www.nnusc.com. - Northern Nova Soccer Club Try-outs are scheduled for Thursday: 5PM – U12, 6PM – U14, 7PM -U16, 8PM - U18B, SR MEN & MASTERS. Any player wanting to try-out for these age groups and not yet registered can show up at the allocated time and complete the registration and fees before taking the turf.

On May 10 the MacGregor Kinsmen Midget AAA’s will be hosting a high level skills clinic presented by the Eastern Baseball Academy . This clinic will run from 1-4 pm and is open to all interested midget and bantam aged players. Space is limited, so contact Scott Fisher at 396 6028 or macgregormidgets@gmail.com  Cost of the clinic is $25 per player. Note: location will be the William M. Sobey indoor soccer complex in Stellarton.

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IVANY SAYS DISCUSSIONS IN RESPONSE TO REPORT ARE POSITIVE STEP
Wednesday 23rd April 2014

The lead author of a report calling for action to improve the province's economy says he is pleased by the reaction to its findings. Acadia University President Ray Ivany says a number of positive and productive discussions have resulted from the report's release in February. The report says the province is doomed to endure an extended period of decline unless population trends are reversed and suspicious attitudes about business are changed. Earlier today, Ivany was in Antigonish to talk to the Chamber of Commerce about the report and its findings, and told the audience that population growth can be achieved by focussing on increasing immigration and attracting Nova Scotians living elsewhere to come back home. However, Ivany says it will take time to get that done. A round table discussion on the Ivany Report, hosted by Westville Deputy Mayor Lennie White is scheduled for next Tuesday at the New Glasgow branch of the Pictou Antigonish Regional Library.


LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - APRIL 23 MORNING
Wednesday 23rd April 2014

This weekend the Northumberland Nighthawks Volleyball Club U-13 girls team will be in Halifax for Volleyball Nova Scotia provincials. So far this season the club has played in eight U-14 tournaments, winning one silver and three bronze medals. Over the weekend they also played two exhibition matches against the Antigonish Storm, winning both 4-0.

The Pictou County Mixed Lob Ball League is looking for individuals or teams interested in playing for the new season. No prior experience is necessary, but players must be 19 or older. The cost is $75 per player and can be submitted by email to pccoedball@gmail.com or at their registration session on Thursday, May 8 at the Westville Recreation Centre from 6-8 p.m. For further information visit their Facebook page (PC Mixed Lob Ball League) for or follow them on Twitter (@LobPC). The league will start on Sunday, May 31 and will run until the weekend of Sept. 7. All games are played at the Evansville Fields in Stellarton.

The Stellarton Albions peewee AA baseball team will resume their tryouts Wednesday night at the Sobeys Complex starting at 7pm. The entire schedule can be seen on the complex website.

Registration is now open for the men's basketball league. The first forty to register will play. Registration is $50 and can be paid at the Wellness Centre.

North Nova Education Centre is hosting its first annual True Grit running event on May 4 with both 5 and 10k runs. The event gets underway at 9:00am. at Trenton Park and Registration is now open at atlanticchip.ca. All ages and fitness levels are encouraged to register!

The Northern Subway Selects Female Midget AAA will be holding an ID camp for the 2014-15 season on May 2nd to 3rd for all female midget age and second year bantams from Region 2. This region includes, Highland and Fundy Minor Hockey Associations. The cost is $50, this includes 3 ice sessions and a dryland session all at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Preregistration is required. Contact Bob Perry bperry@ns.sympatico.ca or at home: 902-755-1710 and cell: 902-759-5675.

Beaton's All Female Hockey School is coming to the Wellness Centre May 30 to June 1. It's open to Novice, Atom ,Peewee and Bantam Age Groups. The school will start with a Meet and Greet with the instructors, who are university hockey players. There will be drills covering skating ,shooting, stickhandling, and checking. Registration is $140 a player. To sign up , e-mail wesleybeaton@hotmail.com or call 902-227-4269 (cell) or 902-625-2460 ext4957 (work)

Lacrosse, Canada’s Summer National Sport, is back in Pictou County. Registration Sessions will be held at the Pictou County Wellness Centre this Thursday from 6:30pm to 8:00pm. Sessions run from May to possibly July. Cost: PeeWee, Bantam, Midget - $150 per player and Novice/Atom - $100 per player. If you are unable to attend registration or if you have any questions, please contact the Pictou County Lacrosse Registry at 759-1321 or by email at pclacrosse@hotmail.com

New Glasgow Regional Police will host its 4th annual BALL HOCKEY tournament Saturday, May 10th at the Westside Community Centre. The co-ed teams can have as many players as they wish, and 3 games are guaranteed for all players in a 5-on-5 format. Cost is $30 per player, and all proceeds will go to the Canadian Cancer Society Relay for Life. Space is limited, but they are still looking for teams – contact Ryan Leil at 755 8353 or ryan.leil@newglasgow.ca or Brian Haines at 755 1999 or email brianhaines@eastlink.ca.

Attention hockey players! Looking to stay in shape over the off season? Up-tempo shinny hockey is available a couple evenings a week at the Wellness Centre. Definitely not for beginners, ideal for junior players. For more info or to get on the list, call or text Chris at 902-754-0233.

The Weeks Major Midgets spring evaluation camp for next season will be held in mid-May. All interested midget aged players in Colchester, Cumberland and Pictou Counties are invited to attend. The opening practice will be held Tuesday, May 13 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. There will be two scrimmages held, with the first on Thursday, May 15 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. and the second on Friday, May 16 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. All sessions are at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Registration forms can be obtained by visiting www.weeks.goalline.ca or by contacting Art Kennedy at 759-1435 or arkennedy@eastlink.ca. The forms must be completed and payment must be received before Monday, May 5.

Pictou County Athletics will soon start their spring session of the Run Jump Throw program on May 7. Aimed at children from five- to 12-years-old, there will be seven sessions of games and activities at New Glasgow Junior High School. Held on Wednesday evenings from 5:30-6:30, the program runs to June 18 , when the last day will be held at the Pioneer Coal Athletics Field in Stellarton. There is a cost of $50 per athlete plus a $10 Athletics Nova Scotia fee. To register or for more information email trevorboudreau@hotmail.com or visit www.pictoucountyathletics.com. 

To join the Northern Nova Soccer Club for this season, early-bird registration is still in effect until April 30th, and you can register online at www.nnusc.com. - Northern Nova Soccer Club Try-outs are scheduled for Thursday: 5PM – U12, 6PM – U14, 7PM -U16, 8PM - U18B, SR MEN & MASTERS. Any player wanting to try-out for these age groups and not yet registered can show up at the allocated time and complete the registration and fees before taking the turf.

On May 10 the MacGregor Kinsmen Midget AAA’s will be hosting a high level skills clinic presented by the Eastern Baseball Academy . This clinic will run from 1-4 pm and is open to all interested midget and bantam aged players. Space is limited, so contact Scott Fisher at 396 6028 or macgregormidgets@gmail.com  Cost of the clinic is $25 per player. Note: location will be the William M. Sobey indoor soccer complex in Stellarton.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - APRIL 22 *UPDATED*
Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Six Pictou County runners were among the thousands who took part in yesterday's Boston Marathon. Scotsburn's Dave MacLennan was top county finisher with a time of 2:53:34 in his sixth race. Jim Lays and his niece Cynthia Lays Campanaro both finished in 4:00:25. Scotsburn's Janet Fraser, in her first Boston run, posted a time of 4:21:26. Michelle Sutherland of Pictou finished in 4:51:13. Vernon MacIntosh did not finish. The first man across the finish line was American Olympic medallist Meb Keflizighi, who wore the names of 4 victims of last years bombing on his bib while he ran. And Rita Jeptoo of Kenya successfully defended her title, finishing in a course-record of 2:18:57 to become the seventh three-time Boston Marathon champion.

North Nova Education Centre is hosting its first annual True Grit running event on May 4 with both 5 and 10k runs. The event gets underway at 9:00am. at Trenton Park and Registration is now open at atlanticchip.ca. All ages and fitness levels are encouraged to register!

The peewee Tier 2 North Nova Stars won a pair of games over the weekend at the Wellness Centre in Atlantic Hockey Group spring hockey action. The Stars won the first game 12-0 over Cole Harbour then defeated Dartmouth 5-2. The Stars travel to Halifax next Sunday to play two games at the Halifax Forum.

This coming weekend the Northumberland Nighthawks Volleyball Club U-13 girls team will be in Halifax for Volleyball Nova Scotia provincials. So far this season the club has played in eight U-14 tournaments, winning one silver and three bronze medals. Over the weekend they also played two exhibition matches against the Antigonish Storm, winning both 4-0.

The Pictou County Mixed Lob Ball League is looking for individuals or teams interested in playing for the new season. No prior experience is necessary, but players must be 19 or older. The cost is $75 per player and can be submitted by email to pccoedball@gmail.com or at their registration session on Thursday, May 8 at the Westville Recreation Centre from 6-8 p.m. For further information visit their Facebook page (PC Mixed Lob Ball League) for or follow them on Twitter (@LobPC). The league will start on Sunday, May 31 and will run until the weekend of Sept. 7. All games are played at the Evansville Fields in Stellarton.

The Stellarton Albions peewee AA baseball team will resume their tryouts Wednesday night at the Sobeys Complex starting at 7pm. The entire schedule can be seen on the complex website.

Registration is now open for the men's basketball league. The first forty to register will play. Registration is $50 and can be paid at the Wellness Centre.

The Northern Subway Selects Female Midget AAA will be holding an ID camp for the 2014-15 season on May 2nd to 3rd for all female midget age and second year bantams from Region 2. This region includes, Highland and Fundy Minor Hockey Associations. The cost is $50, this includes 3 ice sessions and a dryland session all at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Preregistration is required. Contact Bob Perry bperry@ns.sympatico.ca or at home: 902-755-1710 and cell: 902-759-5675.

Lacrosse, Canada’s Summer National Sport, is back in Pictou County. Registration Sessions will be held at the Pictou County Wellness Centre this Thursday from 6:30pm to 8:00pm. Sessions run from May to possibly July. Cost: PeeWee, Bantam, Midget - $150 per player and Novice/Atom - $100 per player. If you are unable to attend registration or if you have any questions, please contact the Pictou County Lacrosse Registry at 759-1321 or by email at pclacrosse@hotmail.com

New Glasgow Regional Police will host its 4th annual BALL HOCKEY tournament Saturday, May 10th at the Westside Community Centre. The co-ed teams can have as many players as they wish, and 3 games are guaranteed for all players in a 5-on-5 format. Cost is $30 per player, and all proceeds will go to the Canadian Cancer Society Relay for Life. Space is limited, but they are still looking for teams – contact Ryan Leil at 755 8353 or ryan.leil@newglasgow.ca or Brian Haines at 755 1999 or email brianhaines@eastlink.ca.

Attention hockey players! Looking to stay in shape over the off season? Up-tempo shinny hockey is available a couple evenings a week at the Wellness Centre. Definitely not for beginners, ideal for junior players. For more info or to get on the list, call or text Chris at 902-754-0233.

The Weeks Major Midgets spring evaluation camp for next season will be held in mid-May. All interested midget aged players in Colchester, Cumberland and Pictou Counties are invited to attend. The opening practice will be held Tuesday, May 13 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. There will be two scrimmages held, with the first on Thursday, May 15 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. and the second on Friday, May 16 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. All sessions are at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Registration forms can be obtained by visiting www.weeks.goalline.ca or by contacting Art Kennedy at 759-1435 or arkennedy@eastlink.ca. The forms must be completed and payment must be received before Monday, May 5.

Pictou County Athletics will soon start their spring session of the Run Jump Throw program on May 7. Aimed at children from five- to 12-years-old, there will be seven sessions of games and activities at New Glasgow Junior High School. Held on Wednesday evenings from 5:30-6:30, the program runs to June 18 , when the last day will be held at the Pioneer Coal Athletics Field in Stellarton. There is a cost of $50 per athlete plus a $10 Athletics Nova Scotia fee. To register or for more information email trevorboudreau@hotmail.com or visit www.pictoucountyathletics.com. 

To join the Northern Nova Soccer Club for this season, early-bird registration is still in effect until April 30th, and you can register online at www.nnusc.com. - Northern Nova Soccer Club Try-outs are scheduled for Thursday: 5PM – U12, 6PM – U14, 7PM -U16, 8PM - U18B, SR MEN & MASTERS. Any player wanting to try-out for these age groups and not yet registered can show up at the allocated time and complete the registration and fees before taking the turf.

There's a level 1 and 2 Baseball Nova Scotia umpires division clinic on April 26th. Registration starts at 8:30am and Clinic runs until about 5:00pm. Registration fee is $60, includes BNSUD membership fees, clinic fees, and all clinic materials. All new umpires or current level 1 or 2 umpires who intend to umpire in the Pictou County region must be in attendance. Pre-registration is recommended as there is limited space available. Any questions or to pre-register, please contact Joel Rodgers – Email – joel.rodgers@sobeys.com or Phone – 752-6575 (home after 6pm) 752-8371 ext. 8027 (work)

On May 10 the MacGregor Kinsmen Midget AAA’s will be hosting a high level skills clinic presented by the Eastern Baseball Academy . This clinic will run from 1-4 pm and is open to all interested midget and bantam aged players. Space is limited, so contact Scott Fisher at 396 6028 or macgregormidgets@gmail.com  Cost of the clinic is $25 per player. Note: location will be the William M. Sobey indoor soccer complex in Stellarton.

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SPORTS ROUND-UP *SATURDAY APRIL 19*
Saturday 19th April 2014

North Nova Education Centre is hosting its first annual True Grit running event on May 4 at 9:00am. The event will be held at Trenton Park and there will be both a 5km and 10km run. Registration is now open at atlanticchip.ca. All ages and fitness levels are encouraged to register!

Lacrosse, Canada’s Summer National Sport, is back in Pictou County. Registration Sessions will be held at the Pictou County Wellness Centre on Thursday, April 24th from 6:30pm to 8:00pm. Sessions run from May to possibly July. Cost: PeeWee, Bantam, Midget - $150 per player and Novice/Atom - $100 per player. If you are unable to attend registration or if you have any questions, please contact the Pictou County Lacrosse Registry at 759-1321 or by email at pclacrosse@hotmail.com

New Glasgow Regional Police will host its 4th annual BALL HOCKEY tournament Saturday, May 10th at the Westside Community Centre. The co-ed teams can have as many players as they wish, and 3 games are guaranteed for all players in a 5-on-5 format. Cost is $30 per players, and all proceeds will go to the Canadian Cancer Society Relay for Life. Space is limited, but they are still looking for teams – contact Ryan Leil at 755 8353 or ryan.leil@newglasgow.ca or Brian Haines at 755 1999 or email brianhaines@eastlink.ca.

Attention hockey players! Looking to stay in shape over the off season? Up-tempo shinny hockey is available a couple evenings a week at the Wellness Centre. Definitely not for beginners, ideal for junior players. For more info or to get on the list, call or text Chris at 902-754-0233.

The Weeks Major Midgets spring evaluation camp for next season will be held in mid-May. All interested midget aged players in Colchester, Cumberland and Pictou Counties are invited to attend. The opening practice will be held Tuesday, May 13 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. There will be two scrimmages held, with the first on Thursday, May 15 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. and the second on Friday, May 16 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. All sessions are at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Registration forms can be obtained by visiting www.weeks.goalline.ca or by contacting Art Kennedy at 759-1435 or arkennedy@eastlink.ca. The forms must be completed and payment must be received before Monday, May 5.

All bantam aged kids for the 2014-15 season are welcome to the Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers identification camp April 22-24. There will be a brief parent meeting scheduled for 5:45 p.m. on the first night at the Wellness Centre, prior to the ice session. The cost for the camp, which runs 6:30-8 p.m. on April 22-23 and 7:30-9 on April 24, is $50. The four and a half hours on ice will involve high tempo practices and inter-squad games.

Pictou County Athletics will soon start their spring session of the Run Jump Throw program on May 7. Aimed at children from five- to 12-years-old, there will be seven sessions of games and activities at New Glasgow Junior High School. Held on Wednesday evenings from 5:30-6:30, the program runs to June 18 , when the last day will be held at the Pioneer Coal Athletics Field in Stellarton. There is a cost of $50 per athlete plus a $10 Athletics Nova Scotia fee. To register or for more information email trevorboudreau@hotmail.com or visit www.pictoucountyathletics.com. 

Early-bird registration still in effect until April 30th, for those wanting to join the Northern Nova Soccer Club this season – you can register online at www.nnusc.com. For this season, the club has eliminated jersey deposits for mini and recreational programming. Jersey deposits are still required for Tier 2 players, and are payable by post-dated cheques only.

There's a level 1 and 2 baseball nova scotia umpires division clinic at the Westville town office gym, April 26th. Registration is at 8:30am, the Clinic begins at 9:00am and runs until approximately 5:00pm. Registration fee is $60, includes BNSUD membership fees, clinic fees, and all clinic materials. All new umpires or current level 1 or 2 umpires who intend to umpire in the Pictou County region must be in attendance. If you are a returning umpire, bring your rulebook. Please wear sneakers and loose fitting clothing.  If you have a ball glove and mask, bring it along as well. Pre-registration is recommended as there is limited space available. Any questions or to pre-register, please contact Joel Rodgers – Email – joel.rodgers@sobeys.com or Phone – 752-6575 (home after 6pm) 752-8371 ext. 8027 (work)

On May 10 the MacGregor Kinsmen Midget AAA’s will be hosting a high level skills clinic presented by the Eastern Baseball Academy . This clinic will run from 1-4 pm and is open to all interested midget and bantam aged players. As spaces are limited contact Scott Fisher at 396 6028 or macgregormidgets@gmail.com  Cost of the clinic is $25 per player. Note: location will be the William M. Sobey indoor soccer complex in Stellarton.

You can find all these details in our sports round-up at ecfm.ca. If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca



LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - APRIL 18
Friday 18th April 2014

North Nova Education Centre is hosting its first annual True Grit running event on May 4 at 9:00am. The event will be held at Trenton Park and there will be both a 5km and 10km run. Registration is now open at atlanticchip.ca. All ages and fitness levels are encouraged to register!

Lacrosse, Canada’s Summer National Sport, is back in Pictou County. Registration Sessions will be held at the Pictou County Wellness Centre on Thursday, April 24th from 6:30pm to 8:00pm. Sessions run from May to possibly July. Cost: PeeWee, Bantam, Midget - $150 per player and Novice/Atom - $100 per player. If you are unable to attend registration or if you have any questions, please contact the Pictou County Lacrosse Registry at 759-1321 or by email at pclacrosse@hotmail.com

NG Regional Police will host its 4th annual BALL HOCKEY tournament Saturday, May 10th at the Westside Community Centre. The co-ed teams can have as many players as they wish, and 3 games are guaranteed for all players in a 5-on-5 format. Cost is $30 per players, and all proceeds will go to the Canadian Cancer Society Relay for Life. Space is limited, but they are still looking for teams – contact Ryan Leil at 755 8353 or ryan.leil@newglasgow.ca or Brian Haines at 755 1999 or email brianhaines@eastlink.ca.

Attention hockey players! Looking to stay in shape over the off season? Up-tempo shinny hockey is available a couple evenings a week at the Wellness Centre. Definitely not for beginners, ideal for junior players. For more info or to get on the list, call or text Chris at 902-754-0233.

The Weeks Major Midgets spring evaluation camp for next season will be held in mid-May. All interested midget aged players in Colchester, Cumberland and Pictou Counties are invited to attend. The opening practice will be held Tuesday, May 13 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. There will be two scrimmages held, with the first on Thursday, May 15 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. and the second on Friday, May 16 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. All sessions are at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Registration forms can be obtained by visiting www.weeks.goalline.ca or by contacting Art Kennedy at 759-1435 or arkennedy@eastlink.ca. The forms must be completed and payment must be received before Monday, May 5.

All bantam aged kids for the 2014-15 season are welcome to the Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers identification camp April 22-24. There will be a brief parent meeting scheduled for 5:45 p.m. on the first night at the Wellness Centre, prior to the ice session. The cost for the camp, which runs 6:30-8 p.m. on April 22-23 and 7:30-9 on April 24, is $50. The four and a half hours on ice will involve high tempo practices and inter-squad games.

Pictou County Athletics will soon start their spring session of the Run Jump Throw program on May 7. Aimed at children from five- to 12-years-old, there will be seven sessions of games and activities at New Glasgow Junior High School. Held on Wednesday evenings from 5:30-6:30, the program runs to June 18 , when the last day will be held at the Pioneer Coal Athletics Field in Stellarton. There is a cost of $50 per athlete plus a $10 Athletics Nova Scotia fee. To register or for more information email trevorboudreau@hotmail.com or visit www.pictoucountyathletics.com. 

Early-bird registration still in effect until April 30th, for those wanting to join the Northern Nova Soccer Club this season – you can register online at www.nnusc.com. For this season, the club has eliminated jersey deposits for mini and recreational programming. Jersey deposits are still required for Tier 2 players, and are payable by post-dated cheques only.

There's a level 1 and 2 baseball nova scotia umpires division clinic at the Westville town office gym, April 26th. Registration is at 8:30am, the Clinic begins at 9:00am and runs until approximately 5:00pm. Registration fee is $60, includes BNSUD membership fees, clinic fees, and all clinic materials. All new umpires or current level 1 or 2 umpires who intend to umpire in the Pictou County region must be in attendance. If you are a returning umpire, bring your rulebook. Please wear sneakers and loose fitting clothing.  If you have a ball glove and mask, bring it along as well. Pre-registration is recommended as there is limited space available. Any questions or to pre-register, please contact Joel Rodgers – Email – joel.rodgers@sobeys.com or Phone – 752-6575 (home after 6pm) 752-8371 ext. 8027 (work)

On May 10 the MacGregor Kinsmen Midget AAA’s will be hosting a high level skills clinic presented by the Eastern Baseball Academy . This clinic will run from 1-4 pm and is open to all interested midget and bantam aged players. As spaces are limited contact Scott Fisher at 396 6028 or macgregormidgets@gmail.com  Cost of the clinic is $25 per player. Note: location will be the William M. Sobey indoor soccer complex in Stellarton.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - APRIL 17
Thursday 17th April 2014

In Atlantic Hockey Group Spring Hockey Prospects Series, the PeeWee Tier 2 North Nova STARS travelled to Glace Bay for 2 games and came away with back to back ties. In the first game, the STARS tied 2-2 with Brycen MacDonald  assisted by Broden DeCoff and Scott Long assisted by Munroe MacKay supplying the scoring.  In the second game, the STARS earned a 3-3 tie after leading 3-0 in the third. Line mates MacKay and Long scored while assisting on each other’s goal,  Burke Murray scored an unassisted marker to lead the cause.  The STARS are next in action Sunday April 20 at the Pictou County Wellness Centre for 2 games.

The Eastern Canadian Judo Championships were held in Edmunston, NB over the weekend.  Kanokai Judo Club members bringing home the medals include Gold – Bailey MacDonald and Marshall Fitt, Silver – Megan Constable. Congratulations to the athletes from everyone at Kanokai!

The Pictou County Orioles and Rangers midget baseball teams will begin workouts at the Sobeys Indoor Sports Complex in Stellarton this Sunday at 7pm. The cost of the indoor sessions $50 for the 4 week program. Anyone interested should contact Rob MacKay at 759-0992

The 2014 Midget Albions also begin indoor sessions at the Stellarton Complex this Sunday at 7pm. The cost of that 4 week program is $50 for 8 sessions.  If you wish to attend - contact Alastair Conway 396-8477 or Kevin Dewtie 755-2218

North Nova Education Centre is hosting its first annual True Grit running event on May 4 at 9:00am. The event will be held at Trenton Park and there will be both a 5km and 10km run. Registration is now open at atlanticchip.ca. All ages and fitness levels are encouraged to register!

Lacrosse, Canada’s Summer National Sport, is back in Pictou County. Registration Sessions will be held at the Pictou County Wellness Centre: Thursday, April 24th @ 6:30pm to 8:00pm. Sessions run from May to possibly July. Cost: PeeWee, Bantam, Midget - $150 per player and Novice/Atom - $100 per player. If you are unable to attend registration or if you have any questions, please contact the Pictou County Lacrosse Registry at 759-1321 or by email at pclacrosse@hotmail.com

NG Regional Police will host its 4th annual BALL HOCKEY tournament Saturday, May 10th at the Westside Community Centre. The co-ed teams can have as many players as they wish, and 3 games are guaranteed for all players in a 5-on-5 format. Cost is $30 per players, and all proceeds will go to the Canadian Cancer Society Relay for Life. Space is limited, but they are still looking for teams – contact Ryan Leil at 755 8353 or ryan.leil@newglasgow.ca or Brian Haines at 755 1999 or email brianhaines@eastlink.ca.

Attention hockey players! Looking to stay in shape over the off season? Up-tempo shinny hockey is available a couple evenings a week at the Wellness Centre. Definitely not for beginners, ideal for junior players. For more info or to get on the list, call or text Chris at 902-754-0233.

The Weeks Major Midgets spring evaluation camp for next season will be held in mid-May. All interested midget aged players in Colchester, Cumberland and Pictou Counties are invited to attend. The opening practice will be held Tuesday, May 13 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. There will be two scrimmages held, with the first on Thursday, May 15 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. and the second on Friday, May 16 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. All sessions are at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Registration forms can be obtained by visiting www.weeks.goalline.ca or by contacting Art Kennedy at 759-1435 or arkennedy@eastlink.ca. The forms must be completed and payment must be received before Monday, May 5.

All bantam aged kids for the 2014-15 season are welcome to the Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers identification camp April 22-24. There will be a brief parent meeting scheduled for 5:45 p.m. on the first night at the Wellness Centre, prior to the ice session. The cost for the camp, which runs 6:30-8 p.m. on April 22-23 and 7:30-9 on April 24, is $50. The four and a half hours on ice will involve high tempo practices and inter-squad games.

Pictou County Athletics will soon start their spring session of the Run Jump Throw program on May 7. Aimed at children from five- to 12-years-old, there will be seven sessions of games and activities at New Glasgow Junior High School. Held on Wednesday evenings from 5:30-6:30, the program runs to June 18 , when the last day will be held at the Pioneer Coal Athletics Field in Stellarton. There is a cost of $50 per athlete plus a $10 Athletics Nova Scotia fee. To register or for more information email trevorboudreau@hotmail.com or visit www.pictoucountyathletics.com. 

Early-bird registration still in effect until April 30th, for those wanting to join the Northern Nova Soccer Club this season – you can register online at www.nnusc.com. For this season, the club has eliminated jersey deposits for mini and recreational programming. Jersey deposits are still required for Tier 2 players, and are payable by post-dated cheques only.

There's a level 1 and 2 baseball nova scotia umpires division clinic at the Westville town office gym, April 26th. Registration is at 8:30am, the Clinic begins at 9:00am and runs until approximately 5:00pm. Registration fee is $60, includes BNSUD membership fees, clinic fees, and all clinic materials. All new umpires or current level 1 or 2 umpires who intend to umpire in the Pictou County region must be in attendance. If you are a returning umpire, bring your rulebook. Please wear sneakers and loose fitting clothing.  If you have a ball glove and mask, bring it along as well. Pre-registration is recommended as there is limited space available. Any questions or to pre-register, please contact Joel Rodgers – Email – joel.rodgers@sobeys.com or Phone – 752-6575 (home after 6pm) 752-8371 ext. 8027 (work)

On May 10 the MacGregor Kinsmen Midget AAA’s will be hosting a high level skills clinic presented by the Eastern Baseball Academy . This clinic will run from 1-4 pm and is open to all interested midget and bantam aged players. As spaces are limited contact Scott Fisher at 396 6028 or macgregormidgets@gmail.com  Cost of the clinic is $25 per player. Note: location will be the William M. Sobey indoor soccer complex in Stellarton.

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca



POWER RESTORED IN PICTOU COUNTY ***UPDATED***
Wednesday 16th April 2014

Roughly 16-hundred customers of Nova Scotia Power were in the dark for roughly 70 minutes this afternoon. The affected areas included parts of Westville, Stellarton, Union Centre, Rocklin, Lansdowne, Hopewell, Riverton, Sunnybrae,Bridgeville, Glencoe, Lorne Station and the surrounding areas. Power was out from about 1:20pm to about 2:30pm, according to the NS Power website.


LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - APRIL 16
Wednesday 16th April 2014

Monday night in North Nova girls basketball spring league action, in the first game of the night team Vogue Optical won 56-32 over Sobeys. Leading the scoring for Vogue Optical were: Courtney Smith with 18, Kendra MacKinnon with 14 and Robyn Simpson adding 10. The top scorers for Sobeys were: Shalena Floyd with 12, Jordan Landry with 6 and Hayley Earle scoring four points. In the second game, JR Raheys edged Lawtons 54-52. Danielle Farell and Lou MacKay led JR Raheys with 10 points apiece, while Emilee Feltmate added eight. The top scorers for Lawtons were: Courtney Cruikshank with 16, Katelyn Biron with 12 and Jaya Sood adding eight. Games will continue next week on Wednesday, April 23 at 6 and 7 p.m.

The Northern Subway Selects Female Midget AAA will be holding an ID camp for the upcoming 2014-15 season. The dates are May 2nd to 3rd for all female midget age and second year bantams from Region 2. This region includes, Highland and Fundy Minor Hockey Associations. The cost is $50, this includes 3 ice sessions and dryland session at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Preregistration is required. All interested are to contact Bob Perry at, bperry@ns.sympatico.ca or at home: 902-755-1710 and cell: 902-759-5675.

The Pictou County Orioles and Rangers midget baseball teams will begin workouts at the Sobeys Indoor Sports Complex in Stellarton this Sunday at 7pm. The cost of the indoor sessions $50 for the 4 week program. Anyone interested should contact Rob MacKay at 759-0992

The 2014 Midget Albions also begin indoor sessions at the Stellarton Complex this Sunday at 7pm. The cost of that 4 week program is $50 for 8 sessions.  If you wish to attend - contact Alastair Conway 396-8477 or Kevin Dewtie 755-2218

North Nova Education Centre is hosting its first annual True Grit running event on May 4 at 9:00am. The event will be held at Trenton Park and there will be both a 5km and 10km run. Registration is now open at atlanticchip.ca. All ages and fitness levels are encouraged to register!

Lacrosse, Canada’s Summer National Sport, is back in Pictou County. Registration Sessions will be held at the Pictou County Wellness Centre: Wednesday, April 16th @ 6:30pm to 8:00pm and Thursday, April 24th @ 6:30pm to 8:00pm. Sessions run from May to possibly July. Cost: PeeWee, Bantam, Midget - $150 per player and Novice/Atom - $100 per player. If you are unable to attend registration or if you have any questions, please contact the Pictou County Lacrosse Registry at 759-1321 or by email at pclacrosse@hotmail.com

NG Regional Police will host its 4th annual BALL HOCKEY tournament Saturday, May 10th at the Westside Community Centre. The co-ed teams can have as many players as they wish, and 3 games are guaranteed for all players in a 5-on-5 format. Cost is $30 per players, and all proceeds will go to the Canadian Cancer Society Relay for Life. Space is limited, but they are still looking for teams – contact Ryan Leil at 755 8353 or ryan.leil@newglasgow.ca or Brian Haines at 755 1999 or email brianhaines@eastlink.ca.

Attention hockey players! Looking to stay in shape over the off season? Up-tempo shinny hockey is available a couple evenings a week at the Wellness Centre. Definitely not for beginners, ideal for junior players. For more info or to get on the list, call or text Chris at 902-754-0233.

The Weeks Major Midgets spring evaluation camp for next season will be held in mid-May. All interested midget aged players in Colchester, Cumberland and Pictou Counties are invited to attend. The opening practice will be held Tuesday, May 13 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. There will be two scrimmages held, with the first on Thursday, May 15 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. and the second on Friday, May 16 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. All sessions are at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Registration forms can be obtained by visiting www.weeks.goalline.ca or by contacting Art Kennedy at 759-1435 or arkennedy@eastlink.ca. The forms must be completed and payment must be received before Monday, May 5.

All bantam aged kids for the 2014-15 season are welcome to the Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers identification camp April 22-24. There will be a brief parent meeting scheduled for 5:45 p.m. on the first night at the Wellness Centre, prior to the ice session. The cost for the camp, which runs 6:30-8 p.m. on April 22-23 and 7:30-9 on April 24, is $50. The four and a half hours on ice will involve high tempo practices and inter-squad games.

Pictou County Athletics will soon start their spring session of the Run Jump Throw program on May 7. Aimed at children from five- to 12-years-old, there will be seven sessions of games and activities at New Glasgow Junior High School. Held on Wednesday evenings from 5:30-6:30, the program runs to June 18 , when the last day will be held at the Pioneer Coal Athletics Field in Stellarton. There is a cost of $50 per athlete plus a $10 Athletics Nova Scotia fee. To register or for more information email trevorboudreau@hotmail.com or visit www.pictoucountyathletics.com. 

Early-bird registration still in effect until April 30th, for those wanting to join the Northern Nova Soccer Club this season – you can register online at www.nnusc.com. For this season, the club has eliminated jersey deposits for mini and recreational programming. Jersey deposits are still required for Tier 2 players, and are payable by post-dated cheques only.

There's a level 1 and 2 baseball nova scotia umpires division clinic at the Westville town office gym, April 26th. Registration is at 8:30am, the Clinic begins at 9:00am and runs until approximately 5:00pm. Registration fee is $60, includes BNSUD membership fees, clinic fees, and all clinic materials. All new umpires or current level 1 or 2 umpires who intend to umpire in the Pictou County region must be in attendance. If you are a returning umpire, bring your rulebook. Please wear sneakers and loose fitting clothing.  If you have a ball glove and mask, bring it along as well. Pre-registration is recommended as there is limited space available. Any questions or to pre-register, please contact Joel Rodgers – Email – joel.rodgers@sobeys.com or Phone – 752-6575 (home after 6pm) 752-8371 ext. 8027 (work)

On May 10 the MacGregor Kinsmen Midget AAA’s will be hosting a high level skills clinic presented by the Eastern Baseball Academy . This clinic will run from 1-4 pm and is open to all interested midget and bantam aged players. As spaces are limited contact Scott Fisher at 396 6028 or macgregormidgets@gmail.com  Cost of the clinic is $25 per player. Note: location will be the William M. Sobey indoor soccer complex in Stellarton.

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca



LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - APRIL 15
Tuesday 15th April 2014

The Atom Minor Nova North Storm opened their season with three wins and a loss this weekend in Atlantic Hockey Group NS AAA Series action at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. On Saturday, the Storm first faced the Western Hurricanes (Halifax, Chebucto, TASA).  The Storm took an early lead with two goals from Lucas Canning.  The Hurricanes came back to defeat the Storm 3 – 2.   Later Saturday, the Storm matched up against the Acadia Axemen.  Canning recorded three goals in their 3 – 0 win over the Axeman.  Thomas Gariepy had a strong game in net recording the shutout. The Storm came out strong on Sunday to down the Acadia Axemen 5 - 1.  Goal scorers were Canning with three and Landon Sim, Liam Berthiaume and Joseph Mason adding singles.  The Storm met the Hurricanes once again on Sunday afternoon.  The Hurricanes were no match for the Storm with Lucas Canning netting four goals and Sim and Kiefer Avery adding one apiece.  Michael Law had a strong game in net for the Storm’s 6 – 1 win. Atom Minor Nova North Storm face off against the Central Lightening (Sackville, Bedford, East Hants) next Saturday, April 19 at the Halifax Forum.

New Glasgow Kinsmen Baseball will be offering spring training sessions at the Sobeys Indoor Complex in Stellarton tonight and Thursday night from 5 to 7 pm. These sessions will be open to players who will enter peewee and mosquito age divisions this season (born in 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001). The cost for each session will be $10 per player. Rep teams will not be chosen from these sessions. This is simply an opportunity for players to shake off the winter “rust.”

The Pictou County Orioles and Rangers midget baseball teams will begin workouts at the Sobeys Indoor Sports Complex in Stellarton this Sunday at 7pm. The cost of the indoor sessions $50 for the 4 week program. Anyone interested should contact Rob MacKay at 759-0992

The 2014 Midget Albions also begin indoor sessions at the Stellarton Complex this Sunday at 7pm. The cost of that 4 week program is $50 for 8 sessions.  If you wish to attend - contact Alastair Conway 396-8477 or Kevin Dewtie 755-2218

North Nova Education Centre is hosting its first annual True Grit running event on May 4 at 9:00am. The event will be held at Trenton Park and there will be both a 5km and 10km run. Registration is now open at atlanticchip.ca. All ages and fitness levels are encouraged to register!

Lacrosse, Canada’s Summer National Sport, is back in Pictou County. Registration Sessions will be held at the Pictou County Wellness Centre: Wednesday, April 16th @ 6:30pm to 8:00pm and Thursday, April 24th @ 6:30pm to 8:00pm. Sessions run from May to possibly July. Cost: PeeWee, Bantam, Midget - $150 per player and Novice/Atom - $100 per player. If you are unable to attend registration or if you have any questions, please contact the Pictou County Lacrosse Registry at 759-1321 or by email at pclacrosse@hotmail.com

NG Regional Police will host its 4th annual BALL HOCKEY tournament Saturday, May 10th at the Westside Community Centre. The co-ed teams can have as many players as they wish, and 3 games are guaranteed for all players in a 5-on-5 format. Cost is $30 per players, and all proceeds will go to the Canadian Cancer Society Relay for Life. Space is limited, but they are still looking for teams – contact Ryan Leil at 755 8353 or ryan.leil@newglasgow.ca or Brian Haines at 755 1999 or email brianhaines@eastlink.ca.

Attention hockey players! Looking to stay in shape over the off season? Up-tempo shinny hockey is available a couple evenings a week at the Wellness Centre. Definitely not for beginners, ideal for junior players. For more info or to get on the list, call or text Chris at 902-754-0233.

The Weeks Major Midgets spring evaluation camp for next season will be held in mid-May. All interested midget aged players in Colchester, Cumberland and Pictou Counties are invited to attend. The opening practice will be held Tuesday, May 13 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. There will be two scrimmages held, with the first on Thursday, May 15 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. and the second on Friday, May 16 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. All sessions are at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Registration forms can be obtained by visiting www.weeks.goalline.ca or by contacting Art Kennedy at 759-1435 or arkennedy@eastlink.ca. The forms must be completed and payment must be received before Monday, May 5.

All bantam aged kids for the 2014-15 season are welcome to the Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers identification camp April 22-24. There will be a brief parent meeting scheduled for 5:45 p.m. on the first night at the Wellness Centre, prior to the ice session. The cost for the camp, which runs 6:30-8 p.m. on April 22-23 and 7:30-9 on April 24, is $50. The four and a half hours on ice will involve high tempo practices and inter-squad games.

Pictou County Athletics will soon start their spring session of the Run Jump Throw program on May 7. Aimed at children from five- to 12-years-old, there will be seven sessions of games and activities at New Glasgow Junior High School. Held on Wednesday evenings from 5:30-6:30, the program runs to June 18 , when the last day will be held at the Pioneer Coal Athletics Field in Stellarton. There is a cost of $50 per athlete plus a $10 Athletics Nova Scotia fee. To register or for more information email trevorboudreau@hotmail.com or visit www.pictoucountyathletics.com. 

Early-bird registration still in effect until April 30th, for those wanting to join the Northern Nova Soccer Club this season – you can register online at www.nnusc.com. For this season, the club has eliminated jersey deposits for mini and recreational programming. Jersey deposits are still required for Tier 2 players, and are payable by post-dated cheques only.

There's a level 1 and 2 baseball nova scotia umpires division clinic at the Westville town office gym, April 26th. Registration is at 8:30am, the Clinic begins at 9:00am and runs until approximately 5:00pm. Registration fee is $60, includes BNSUD membership fees, clinic fees, and all clinic materials. All new umpires or current level 1 or 2 umpires who intend to umpire in the Pictou County region must be in attendance. If you are a returning umpire, bring your rulebook. Please wear sneakers and loose fitting clothing.  If you have a ball glove and mask, bring it along as well. Pre-registration is recommended as there is limited space available. Any questions or to pre-register, please contact Joel Rodgers – Email – joel.rodgers@sobeys.com or Phone – 752-6575 (home after 6pm) 752-8371 ext. 8027 (work)

On May 10 the MacGregor Kinsmen Midget AAA’s will be hosting a high level skills clinic presented by the Eastern Baseball Academy . This clinic will run from 1-4 pm and is open to all interested midget and bantam aged players. As spaces are limited contact Scott Fisher at 396 6028 or macgregormidgets@gmail.com  Cost of the clinic is $25 per player. Note: location will be the William M. Sobey indoor soccer complex in Stellarton.

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca



NEW GLASGOW GETS STELLARTON MOU LETTER
Tuesday 15th April 2014

New Glasgow Town Councilors barely raised an eyebrow as they received a letter from the Town of Stellarton regarding the recently announced proposed Memorandum of Understanding. Late last month, the Municipality of the County, along with the Towns of Pictou and New Glasgow, announced that they would work on creating an MOU to harmonize their rules, from by-laws to service and taxation levels. At the time of the announcement, they indicated that Stellarton, Trenton, and Westville would have an opportunity to sign on to the MOU once it had reached draft stage. The letter was moved as received for information, but no further discussion was held, as Mayor Barrie MacMillan indicated that Stellarton wishes to be involved in the process of writing the MOU, with at least one councilor on the committee to develop the document.


ACCUSED IN BREAK-IN PLEADS NOT GUILTY, TO BE TRIED IN SUMMER
Monday 14th April 2014

A 22-year old Halifax man accused of breaking into a home in Westville last month will go ttiral later this summer on the charge. Kyle Joseph Stewart Langille entered a not guilty plea to the single charge during a brief appearance Monday in Pictou Provincial Court. He is alleged to have broken into the home on March 8, and will be tried on that matter July 23.

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - APRIL 14
Monday 14th April 2014

The NNEC boys and girls rugby teams both went undefeated over the weekend at the Saint Mary's rugby tournament in Halifax. The girls team finished with three wins and a tie, while the boys team went undefeated as well, going 4-0. Up against Citadel High School in their first game, the girls won 15-5. Scoring for North Nova were Keeley MacCuish, Paige Clarke and Rebecca Taylor. In their second game they tied Avonview High, with Tori MacCuish scoring the lone try. Their final two games were against JL Ilsley and Prince Andrew High, which the girls won 15-5 and 45-0. Scoring trys against JL Ilsley were: Lindsey Fiet, Keeley MacCuish and Lilly MacDonald. Scoring trys against Prince Andrew High were: Caroline Straub (2), Keeley MacCuish (2), Maria LeBlanc (2), Clarke, Taylor and Kayla Green. In the boys first game they defeated Avonview High 20-0 with Lucas MacDonald scoring two trys, while Mark Vokey and Cole Livingstone scored singles. In a low scoring, hard fought game, they defeated their county rivals, Northumberland High School 10-0. Carson Dunbar and Lucas MacDonald scored the two NNEC trys. On Saturday they played Halifax West, winning 15-5. Cale Mason, MacDonald and Livingstone scored for North Nova. In their final game and second meeting with Avonview High, NNEC won 20-5. Scoring trys were: Eric MacLeod (2), MacDonald and Vokey. This tournament had no conversion kicks and games were 25 minutes in length.

New Glasgow Kinsmen Baseball will be offering spring training sessions at the Sobeys Indoor Complex in Stellarton on Tuesday, and Thursday night from 5 to 7 pm. These sessions will be open to players who will enter peewee and mosquito age divisions this season (born in 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001). The cost for each session will be $10 per player. Rep teams will not be chosen from these sessions. This is simply an opportunity for players to shake off the winter “rust.”

The Pictou County Orioles and Rangers midget baseball teams will begin workouts at the Sobeys Indoor Sports Complex in Stellarton this Sunday at 7pm. The cost of the indoor sessions $50 for the 4 week program. Anyone interested should contact Rob MacKay at 759-0992

The 2014 Midget Albions also begin indoor sessions at the Stellarton Complex this Sunday at 7pm. The cost of that 4 week program is $50 for 8 sessions.  If you wish to attend - contact Alastair Conway 396-8477 or Kevin Dewtie 755-2218

North Nova Education Centre is hosting its first annual True Grit running event on May 4 at 9:00am. The event will be held at Trenton Park and there will be both a 5km and 10km run. Registration is now open at atlanticchip.ca. All ages and fitness levels are encouraged to register!

Attention hockey players! Looking to stay in shape over the off season? Up-tempo shinny hockey is available a couple evenings a week at the Wellness Centre. Definitely not for beginners, ideal for junior players. For more info or to get on the list, call or text Chris at 902-754-0233.

The Weeks Major Midgets spring evaluation camp for next season will be held in mid-May. All interested midget aged players in Colchester, Cumberland and Pictou Counties are invited to attend. The opening practice will be held Tuesday, May 13 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. There will be two scrimmages held, with the first on Thursday, May 15 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. and the second on Friday, May 16 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. All sessions are at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Registration forms can be obtained by visiting www.weeks.goalline.ca or by contacting Art Kennedy at 759-1435 or arkennedy@eastlink.ca. The forms must be completed and payment must be received before Monday, May 5.

All bantam aged kids for the 2014-15 season are welcome to the Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers identification camp April 22-24. There will be a brief parent meeting scheduled for 5:45 p.m. on the first night at the Wellness Centre, prior to the ice session. The cost for the camp, which runs 6:30-8 p.m. on April 22-23 and 7:30-9 on April 24, is $50. The four and a half hours on ice will involve high tempo practices and inter-squad games.

Pictou County Athletics will soon start their spring session of the Run Jump Throw program on May 7. Aimed at children from five- to 12-years-old, there will be seven sessions of games and activities at New Glasgow Junior High School. Held on Wednesday evenings from 5:30-6:30, the program runs to June 18 , when the last day will be held at the Pioneer Coal Athletics Field in Stellarton. There is a cost of $50 per athlete plus a $10 Athletics Nova Scotia fee. To register or for more information email trevorboudreau@hotmail.com or visit www.pictoucountyathletics.com. 

Early-bird registration still in effect until April 30th, for those wanting to join the Northern Nova Soccer Club this season – you can register online at www.nnusc.com. For this season, the club has eliminated jersey deposits for mini and recreational programming. Jersey deposits are still required for Tier 2 players, and are payable by post-dated cheques only.

LEVEL 1 AND 2 BASEBALL NOVA SCOTIA UMPIRES DIVISION CLINIC will take place in Westville in the gym at the Town Office Building on April 26. Registration begins at 8:30am with the clinic starting at 9am. The cost is $60 and includes BNSUD membership, clinic fees, and all clinic materials. All new umpires or returning Level 1 or 2 umpires intending to umpire in the Pictou County Region this year must attend. For more information, and to pre-register, contact Joel Rodgers at joel.rodgers@sobeys.com or call 752-6575 after 6pm or 752-8371 ext. 8027 during the day.

On May 10 the MacGregor Kinsmen Midget AAA’s will be hosting a high level skills clinic presented by the Eastern Baseball Academy . This clinic will run from 1-4 pm and is open to all interested midget and bantam aged players. As spaces are limited contact Scott Fisher at 396 6028 or macgregormidgets@gmail.com  Cost of the clinic is $25 per player. Note: location will be the William M. Sobey indoor soccer complex in Stellarton.

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WESTVILLE STORE LOOKING FOR NEW OWNER
Monday 14th April 2014

A well-known Westville store could be closing this summer. Ferguson's Corner Store owner Bob Ferguson is retiring after 37 years in the business, and he's putting the store up for sale. The store has been known to be the largest hunting store in eastern Nova Scotia, and is the only Boy Scout shop in the province. Unless someone purchases the business, the store will shut for good on July 31.


LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP *SUNDAY, APRIL 13*
Sunday 13th April 2014

The Weeks Junior A Crushers will have some new competition next season. The Maritime Junior A Hockey League has welcomed a new team based out of St. Stephen, New Brunswick. The Aces begin play this fall at the brand new Garcelon Civic Center in St. Stephen.

The Pictou County Orioles and Rangers midget baseball teams will begin workouts at the Sobeys Indoor Sports Complex in Stellarton on Sunday, April 20th at 7pm. The cost of the indoor sessions $50 for the 4 week program. Anyone interested should contact Rob MacKay at 759-0992

The 2014 Midget Albions also begin indoor sessions at the Stellarton Complex next Sunday at 7pm. The cost of that 4 week program is $50 for 8 sessions.  If you wish to attend - contact Alastair Conway 396-8477 or Kevin Dewtie 755-2218

North Nova Education Centre is hosting its first annual True Grit running event on May 4 at 9:00am. The event will be held at Trenton Park and there will be both a 5km and 10km run. Registration is now open at atlanticchip.ca. All ages and fitness levels are encouraged to register!

Attention hockey players! Looking to stay in shape over the off season? Up-tempo shinny hockey is available a couple evenings a week at the Wellness Centre. Definitely not for beginners, ideal for junior players. For more info or to get on the list, call or text Chris at 902-754-0233.

All bantam aged kids for the 2014-15 season are welcome to the Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers identification camp April 22-24. There will be a brief parent meeting scheduled for 5:45 p.m. on the first night at the Wellness Centre, prior to the ice session. The cost for the camp, which runs 6:30-8 p.m. on April 22-23 and 7:30-9 on April 24, is $50. The four and a half hours on ice will involve high tempo practices and inter-squad games.

Pictou County Athletics will soon start their spring session of the Run Jump Throw program on May 7. Aimed at children from five- to 12-years-old, there will be seven sessions of games and activities at New Glasgow Junior High School. Held on Wednesday evenings from 5:30-6:30, the program runs to June 18 , when the last day will be held at the Pioneer Coal Athletics Field in Stellarton. There is a cost of $50 per athlete plus a $10 Athletics Nova Scotia fee. To register or for more information email trevorboudreau@hotmail.com or visit www.pictoucountyathletics.com. 

Early-bird registration still in effect until April 30th, for those wanting to join the Northern Nova Soccer Club this season – you can register online at www.nnusc.com. For this season, the club has eliminated jersey deposits for mini and recreational programming. Jersey deposits are still required for Tier 2 players, and are payable by post-dated cheques only.

LEVEL 1 AND 2 BASEBALL NOVA SCOTIA UMPIRES DIVISION CLINIC will take place in Westville in the gym at the Town Office Building on April 26. Registration begins at 8:30am with the clinic starting at 9am. The cost is $60 and includes BNSUD membership, clinic fees, and all clinic materials. All new umpires or returning Level 1 or 2 umpires intending to umpire in the Pictou County Region this year must attend. For more information, and to pre-register, contact Joel Rodgers at joel.rodgers@sobeys.com or call 752-6575 after 6pm or 752-8371 ext. 8027 during the day.

On May 10 the MacGregor Kinsmen Midget AAA’s will be hosting a high level skills clinic presented by the Eastern Baseball Academy . This clinic will run from 1-4 pm and is open to all interested midget and bantam aged players. As spaces are limited contact Scott Fisher at 396 6028 or macgregormidgets@gmail.com  Cost of the clinic is $25 per player. Note: location will be the William M. Sobey indoor soccer complex in Stellarton.

You can find all these details in our sports round-up at ecfm.ca. If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca


LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - APRIL 11
Friday 11th April 2014

The Weeks Junior A Crushers will have some new competition next season. The Maritime Junior A Hockey League has welcomed a new team based out of St. Stephen, New Brunswick. The Aces begin play this fall at the brand new Garcelon Civic Center in St. Stephen. The Aces name has some deep meaning in St. Stephen and throughout the region. The St. Stephen Aces were a popular hockey team that captured the community’s enthusiasm and brought a New Brunswick Intermediate C Championship to the Border Town in 1963. There’s also an Aces connection to the Royal Canadian Air Force training base at Pennfield Ridge. The base was used for pilot training from 1941 through the end of the Second World War.

The Pictou County Orioles and Rangers midget baseball teams will begin workouts at the Sobeys Indoor Sports Complex in Stellarton on Sunday, April 20th at 7pm. The cost of the indoor sessions $50 for the 4 week program. Anyone interested should contact Rob MacKay at 759-0992

The 2014 Midget Albions will begin indoor sessions at the Sobey Complex in Stellarton. The sessions will begin on Sunday, April 20th  at 7pm. The cost of the 4 week program is $50 for 8 sessions.  If you wish to attend please contact Alastair Conway 396-8477 or Kevin Dewtie 755-2218

North Nova Education Centre is hosting its first annual True Grit running event on May 4 at 9:00am. The event will be held at Trenton Park and there will be both a 5km and 10km run. Registration is now open at atlanticchip.ca. All ages and fitness levels are encouraged to register!

Attention hockey players! Looking to stay in shape over the off season? Up-tempo shinny hockey is available a couple evenings a week at the Wellness Centre. Definitely not for beginners, ideal for junior players. For more info or to get on the list, call or text Chris at 902-754-0233.

All bantam aged kids for the 2014-15 season are welcome to the Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers identification camp April 22-24. There will be a brief parent meeting scheduled for 5:45 p.m. on the first night at the Wellness Centre, prior to the ice session. The cost for the camp, which runs 6:30-8 p.m. on April 22-23 and 7:30-9 on April 24, is $50. The four and a half hours on ice will involve high tempo practices and inter-squad games.

Pictou soccer Club's last day of registration is Saturday from 11 am to 3 pm at the Pictou Academy gym. Preschool - $25.00 & Under 5 - Under 14 $50.00

Early-bird registration is being offered for those looking to sign up to join the Northern Nova Soccer Club this season, and will be in effect until April 30. You can also register online at www.nnusc.com. One last traditional registration session takes place on Saturday from 10:00-12 noon, William M. Sobey Sports Complex. For the 2014 season, the club has eliminated jersey deposits for mini and recreational programming. Jersey deposits are still required for Tier 2 players, and are payable by post-dated cheques only.

LEVEL 1 AND 2 BASEBALL NOVA SCOTIA UMPIRES DIVISION CLINIC will take place in Westville in the gym at the Town Office Building on April 26. Registration begins at 8:30am with the clinic starting at 9am. The cost is $60 and includes BNSUD membership, clinic fees, and all clinic materials. All new umpires or returning Level 1 or 2 umpires intending to umpire in the Pictou County Region this year must attend. For more information, and to pre-register, contact Joel Rodgers at joel.rodgers@sobeys.com or call 752-6575 after 6pm or 752-8371 ext. 8027 during the day.

Pictou County Athletics will soon start their spring session of the Run Jump Throw program. Aimed at children from five- to 12-years-old, the sessions include games and activities that develop skills of running, jumping and throwing. There are seven sessions from May 7 to June 11 at New Glasgow Junior High School from 5:30-6:30 p.m. The final day will be help on June 18 at the Pioneer Coal Athletics Field in Stellarton. There is a cost of $50 per athlete plus a $10 Athletics Nova Scotia fee. To register or for more information email trevorboudreau@hotmail.com or visit www.pictoucountyathletics.com. 

On May 10 the MacGregor Kinsmen Midget AAA’s will be hosting a high level skills clinic presented by the Eastern Baseball Academy . This clinic will run from 1-4 pm and is open to all interested midget and bantam aged players. As spaces are limited contact Scott Fisher at 396 6028 or macgregormidgets@gmail.com  Cost of the clinic is $25 per player. Note: location will be the William M. Sobey indoor soccer complex in Stellarton.

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca



LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - APRIL 10
Thursday 10th April 2014

The Stellarton Albions Peewee AA baseball team will be holding their tryouts at the Sobeys Complex in Stellarton starting tonight from 7pm – 8pm and next Thursday, April 17th from 7pm – 8pm. After these 2 tryouts, the Stellarton Minor ball schedule starts April 20th from 6pm – 7pm. Batting cages and pitching machines will be included. The full schedule can be seen on the Sobeys Complex calendar. Each player is asked to bring $20 to cover the first 2 tryouts. The team will be finalized by mid May to prepare for their first tournament in Sydney in June.

A clinic for new and returning softball umpires will be at Northumberland Regional High on Saturday. Registration begins at 8:30, with the clinic running from 9:15 to 3:00. Dress comfortably, and returning umpires are asked to bring their plate hat and mask. New umpires will be provided with hats and masks. For more info, call 485-6733.

The Pictou County Orioles and Rangers midget baseball teams will begin workouts at the Sobeys Indoor Sports Complex in Stellarton on Sunday, April 20th at 7pm. The cost of the indoor sessions $50 for the 4 week program. Anyone interested should contact Rob MacKay at 759-0992

The 2014 Midget Albions will begin indoor sessions at the Sobey Complex in Stellarton. The sessions will begin on Sunday, April 20th  at 7pm. The cost of the 4 week program is $50 for 8 sessions.  If you wish to attend please contact Alastair Conway 396-8477 or Kevin Dewtie 755-2218

Attention hockey players! Looking to stay in shape over the off season? Up-tempo shinny hockey is available a couple evenings a week at the Wellness Centre. Definitely not for beginners, ideal for junior players. For more info or to get on the list, call or text Chris at 902-754-0233.

All bantam aged kids for the 2014-15 season are welcome to the Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers identification camp April 22-24. There will be a brief parent meeting scheduled for 5:45 p.m. on the first night at the Wellness Centre, prior to the ice session. The cost for the camp, which runs 6:30-8 p.m. on April 22-23 and 7:30-9 on April 24, is $50. The four and a half hours on ice will involve high tempo practices and inter-squad games.

Early-bird registration is being offered for those looking to sign up to join the Northern Nova Soccer Club this season, and will be in effect until April 30. You can also register online at www.nnusc.com. One last traditional registration session takes place on Saturday from 10:00-12 noon, William M. Sobey Sports Complex. For the 2014 season, the club has eliminated jersey deposits for mini and recreational programming. Jersey deposits are still required for Tier 2 players, and are payable by post-dated cheques only.

LEVEL 1 AND 2 BASEBALL NOVA SCOTIA UMPIRES DIVISION CLINIC will take place in Westville in the gym at the Town Office Building on April 26. Registration begins at 8:30am with the clinic starting at 9am. The cost is $60 and includes BNSUD membership, clinic fees, and all clinic materials. All new umpires or returning Level 1 or 2 umpires intending to umpire in the Pictou County Region this year must attend. For more information, and to pre-register, contact Joel Rodgers at joel.rodgers@sobeys.com or call 752-6575 after 6pm or 752-8371 ext. 8027 during the day.

Pictou County Athletics will soon start their spring session of the Run Jump Throw program. Aimed at children from five- to 12-years-old, the sessions include games and activities that develop skills of running, jumping and throwing. There are seven sessions from May 7 to June 11 at New Glasgow Junior High School from 5:30-6:30 p.m. The final day will be help on June 18 at the Pioneer Coal Athletics Field in Stellarton. There is a cost of $50 per athlete plus a $10 Athletics Nova Scotia fee. To register or for more information email trevorboudreau@hotmail.com or visit www.pictoucountyathletics.com. 

On May 10 the MacGregor Kinsmen Midget AAA’s will be hosting a high level skills clinic presented by the Eastern Baseball Academy . This clinic will run from 1-4 pm and is open to all interested midget and bantam aged players. As spaces are limited contact Scott Fisher at 396 6028 or macgregormidgets@gmail.com  Cost of the clinic is $25 per player. Note: location will be the William M. Sobey indoor soccer complex in Stellarton.

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca



LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - APRIL 9
Wednesday 9th April 2014

The Pictou County Female Atom AA Selects ended a terrific season winning a silver at provincials. Gold eluded them at the Antigonish Arena losing 4-1 to the Valley Wild in the championship game last weekend. Keighan DeCofft earned game MVP honors. The Selects earned a trip to the finals going 4 and 0 in round robin play.  In the first game of provincials the Selects defeated tournament hosts, the Antigonish Bulldogs 5-0.  Olivia Fitt picked up 2 goals, with Allie Hood, Hayley Nichol and Mia Coolen scoring singles.  Alyssa Fitt and Ashley MacDonald earned 2 assists with Jaylen Langille, Lani Coolen, and Hayley Burke picking with singles. Hood picked up game MVP honors. In the Selects second game of the day, the Selects defeated eventual tournament champs 8-2. Lani Coolen earned game MVP with 3 goals and an assist. Alyssa Fitt earned a goal and 2 assists, while Hood and Nichol helped in a winning cause with a goal and assist each, and Taylor Long added a single tally. On Saturday the Female Atoms defeated TASA Ducks 4-1.  Rory Thompson , DeCoff, Alyssa Fitt, and Langille scored for the Sleects. Decoff has named game MVP.  In the final game of the round robin, the Selects defeated Cape Breton County 10-0.  Linemates, Mia Coolen scored 4 goals and 2 assists, while sister Lani Coolen had 2 goals and 3 assists, and game MVP Jaylen Langille had a goal and  3 assists. Burke and Hood had a goal and assist each, while Alyssa Fitt added a single and sister while sister  Olivia picked up 3 assists in a winning cause. Three Selects were presented with tournament awards during the closing ceremonies. Lani Coolen was awarded the top scored of the weekend, Jaylen Langille won the break away challenge portion of the skills competition and named an all-star forward, while Allie Hood was named Tournament MVP, All Star Defencemen and also winner of the fastest backward skater competition.

Tonight's a big welcome home celebration for Olympian Lisa Haley at the Westville town hall gym tonight at 7. Lisa was assistant coach of Canada's Gold medal-winning women's hockey team at the Sochi Winter Games. She will have her Olympic jersey, medal and hockey cards. Businesses are being encouraged to change billboards and fly Canadian Flags to help welcome her home. Everyone's invited to attend, with a special invite for minor hockey players in the community.

Results from the opening night of the NNEC girls basketball spring league- Game 1: Orange defeated Purple 84-42. Top scorers for team orange: Courtney Smith 19, Kendra MacKinnon 15, Jamie McCarron 12, and Aliyah Fraser 10. Top scorers for team purple: Riley Sood 22, Maddie McGuire 10, and Jaya Sood 8. Game 2: Pink downed Blue 56-54. Top scorers for team Pink: Danielle Farrell 14, Lou MacKay 12, and Natalie Addison 12. Top scorers for team Blue: Caitrin Skelton 14, Shelena Floyd 12, and Hayley Earle 10. Games are played every Monday evening at North Nova Education Centre.

The Stellarton Albions Peewee AA baseball team will be holding their tryouts at the Sobeys Complex in Stellarton starting Thursday night from 7pm – 8pm and next Thursday, April 17th from 7pm – 8pm. After these 2 tryouts, the Stellarton Minor ball schedule starts April 20th from 6pm – 7pm. Batting cages and pitching machines will be included. The full schedule can be seen on the Sobeys Complex calendar. Each player is asked to bring $20 to cover the first 2 tryouts. The team will be finalized by mid May to prepare for their first tournament in Sydney in June.

A clinic for new and returning softball umpires will be at Northumberland Regional High on Saturday. Registration begins at 8:30, with the clinic running from 9:15 to 3:00. Dress comfortably, and returning umpires are asked to bring their plate hat and mask. New umpires will be provided with hats and masks. For more info, call 485-6733.

The Pictou County Orioles and Rangers midget baseball teams will begin workouts at the Sobeys Indoor Sports Complex in Stellarton on Sunday, April 20th at 7pm. The cost of the indoor sessions $50 for the 4 week program. Anyone interested should contact Rob MacKay at 759-0992

The 2014 Midget Albions will begin indoor sessions at the Sobey Complex in Stellarton. The sessions will begin on Sunday, April 20th  at 7pm. The cost of the 4 week program is $50 for 8 sessions.  If you wish to attend please contact Alastair Conway 396-8477 or Kevin Dewtie 755-2218

Attention hockey players! Looking to stay in shape over the off season? Up-tempo shinny hockey is available a couple evenings a week at the Wellness Centre. Definitely not for beginners, ideal for junior players. For more info or to get on the list, call or text Chris at 902-754-0233.

All bantam aged kids for the 2014-15 season are welcome to the Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers identification camp April 22-24. There will be a brief parent meeting scheduled for 5:45 p.m. on the first night at the Wellness Centre, prior to the ice session. The cost for the camp, which runs 6:30-8 p.m. on April 22-23 and 7:30-9 on April 24, is $50. The four and a half hours on ice will involve high tempo practices and inter-squad games.

Early-bird registration is being offered for those looking to sign up to join the Northern Nova Soccer Club this season, and will be in effect until April 30. You can also register online at www.nnusc.com. One last traditional registration session takes place on Saturday from 10:00-12 noon, William M. Sobey Sports Complex. For the 2014 season, the club has eliminated jersey deposits for mini and recreational programming. Jersey deposits are still required for Tier 2 players, and are payable by post-dated cheques only.

LEVEL 1 AND 2 BASEBALL NOVA SCOTIA UMPIRES DIVISION CLINIC will take place in Westville in the gym at the Town Office Building on April 26. Registration begins at 8:30am with the clinic starting at 9am. The cost is $60 and includes BNSUD membership, clinic fees, and all clinic materials. All new umpires or returning Level 1 or 2 umpires intending to umpire in the Pictou County Region this year must attend. For more information, and to pre-register, contact Joel Rodgers at joel.rodgers@sobeys.com or call 752-6575 after 6pm or 752-8371 ext. 8027 during the day.

Pictou County Athletics will soon start their spring session of the Run Jump Throw program. Aimed at children from five- to 12-years-old, the sessions include games and activities that develop skills of running, jumping and throwing. There are seven sessions from May 7 to June 11 at New Glasgow Junior High School from 5:30-6:30 p.m. The final day will be help on June 18 at the Pioneer Coal Athletics Field in Stellarton. There is a cost of $50 per athlete plus a $10 Athletics Nova Scotia fee. To register or for more information email trevorboudreau@hotmail.com or visit www.pictoucountyathletics.com. 

On May 10 the MacGregor Kinsmen Midget AAA’s will be hosting a high level skills clinic presented by the Eastern Baseball Academy . This clinic will run from 1-4 pm and is open to all interested midget and bantam aged players. As spaces are limited contact Scott Fisher at 396 6028 or macgregormidgets@gmail.com  Cost of the clinic is $25 per player. Note: location will be the William M. Sobey indoor soccer complex in Stellarton.

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca



DEPUTY WARDEN CLARIFIES MOU PROCESS
Tuesday 8th April 2014

More time was spent on the future governance of Pictou County than any other topic when Municipal Council held its’ monthly meeting last night. Deputy Warden Andy Thompson opened the meeting with a statement that reassured taxpayers that the county is not in crisis mode. Thompson says while the county welcomes discussion with the towns of NG and Pictou,  the Municipality has not yet signed any memorandum of understanding, and that the towns of Westville, Trenton and Stellarton “should be prepared to enter these discussions”. Thompson says the Warden and Municipal council have always taken a cooperative approach, and “now is the time for leadership and action”.  Councillor David Parker echoed that serious effort is needed by all parties before wise decisions can be made.

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - APRIL 8
Tuesday 8th April 2014

The girls of both teams in the Pictou County Lightning Minor Basketball Club won silver recently at the Basketball Nova Scotia provincials. One team ended up seeded in D5, and the other in D6. The D5 Provincial tournament was held in Windsor, with the D6 tournament in the Annapolis Valley. The Lightning started the Windsor tournament with a 33-27 win over Greenwood. Hannah Fahie was chosen player of the game and had eight points. In their second game they won 48-13 against the Middleton Martyrs. The Lightning player of the game was Reagan MacDonald with 14 points and 14 rebounds. Lightning struck again in the Saturday matinee game as they defeated the Bedford Eagles 58-12. Isabella Mackay was player of the game. Finishing 3-0 in the preliminary round gave Pictou County the top spot in their pool and sent them to the semifinal against the other pools second place team, the West End Steelers from Halifax. Once again the girls proved too much for their opponents and cruised to a 48-14 victory. Maddie MacMillan, who had her ‘A’ game going in the semifinal, was named player of the game. For the provincial final the Lightning faced Greenwood for the second time in the tournament. This time Greenwood came out on top, winning 31-25. Jaden MacEachern was named player of the game for her high-energy eight-point performance.

A big shout out to the Panthers Volleyball club, who competed this past weekend in the Bedford Blizzard tournament at CP Allen High School. The Panthers, a new club that competes in the very tough U-16 division came up against Antigonish, Herring Cove and two Dartmouth teams. The Panthers narrowly missed advancing to the Bronze medal game, by losing the first set 27-26, winning the second set 25-19 and losing the third tie breaker 15-11 against Dartmouth. The team consisting of Victoria Robertson, Emma Holle, Olivia Murray, Breanna Lodge, Danielle Farrell, Maddie Byrne, Lauren Kellock, Abby MacLean, McKayla Symonds and Kenzie Hart are preparing for Volleyball Nova Scotia Provincials, to be held in Halifax later this month.

Congratulations to the players and coaches of the Pictou Midget A's who won the Sedmha Tournament this past weekend. They went undefeated in their six games.

Congratulations as well to Pictou County curling teams who brought home Gold in the A division and B division this past weekend at a Regional event in Dartmouth. Members of the teams are: Chris Atkinson, Timothy Ferris, Evan Sharpe, Terry MacLeod, Rodney Bond, Cecil Lawrence, Lucy Rogers, David Hughes and Adam Chandler. Thanks to their coaches Tracy Sharpe and Scott Ferris for a great year of curling.

There will be a welcome home celebration for Olympian Lisa Haley by the town of Westville, at the town hall gym Wednesday night at 7. Lisa is originally from Westville & was assistant coach of Canada's Gold medal-winning women's hockey team at the Sochi Winter Games. She will have her Olympic jersey, medal and hockey cards. Businesses are being encouraged to change billboards and fly Canadian Flags to help welcome her home. Everyone's invited to attend, with a special invite for minor hockey players in the community.

The Stellarton Albions Peewee AA baseball team will be holding their tryouts at the Sobeys Complex in Stellarton starting Thursday night from 7pm – 8pm and next Thursday, April 17th from 7pm – 8pm. After these 2 tryouts, the Stellarton Minor ball schedule starts April 20th from 6pm – 7pm. Batting cages and pitching machines will be included. The full schedule can be seen on the Sobeys Complex calendar. Each player is asked to bring $20 to cover the first 2 tryouts. The team will be finalized by mid May to prepare for their first tournament in Sydney in June.

A clinic for new and returning softball umpires will be at Northumberland Regional High on Saturday. Registration begins at 8:30, with the clinic running from 9:15 to 3:00. Dress comfortably, and returning umpires are asked to bring their plate hat and mask. New umpires will be provided with hats and masks. For more info, call 485-6733.

The Pictou County Orioles and Rangers midget baseball teams will begin workouts at the Sobeys Indoor Sports Complex in Stellarton on Sunday, April 20th at 7pm. The cost of the indoor sessions $50 for the 4 week program. Anyone interested should contact Rob MacKay at 759-0992

Attention hockey players! Looking to stay in shape over the off season? Up-tempo shinny hockey is available a couple evenings a week at the Wellness Centre. Definitely not for beginners, ideal for junior players. For more info or to get on the list, call or text Chris at 902-754-0233.

All bantam aged kids for the 2014-15 season are welcome to the Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers identification camp April 22-24. There will be a brief parent meeting scheduled for 5:45 p.m. on the first night at the Wellness Centre, prior to the ice session. The cost for the camp, which runs 6:30-8 p.m. on April 22-23 and 7:30-9 on April 24, is $50. The four and a half hours on ice will involve high tempo practices and inter-squad games.

Early-bird registration is being offered for those looking to sign up to join the Northern Nova Soccer Club this season, and will be in effect until April 30. You can also register online at www.nnusc.com. One last traditional registration session takes place on Saturday from 10:00-12 noon, William M. Sobey Sports Complex. For the 2014 season, the club has eliminated jersey deposits for mini and recreational programming. Jersey deposits are still required for Tier 2 players, and are payable by post-dated cheques only.

LEVEL 1 AND 2 BASEBALL NOVA SCOTIA UMPIRES DIVISION CLINIC will take place in Westville in the gym at the Town Office Building on April 26. Registration begins at 8:30am with the clinic starting at 9am. The cost is $60 and includes BNSUD membership, clinic fees, and all clinic materials. All new umpires or returning Level 1 or 2 umpires intending to umpire in the Pictou County Region this year must attend. For more information, and to pre-register, contact Joel Rodgers at joel.rodgers@sobeys.com or call 752-6575 after 6pm or 752-8371 ext. 8027 during the day.

Pictou County Athletics will soon start their spring session of the Run Jump Throw program. Aimed at children from five- to 12-years-old, the sessions include games and activities that develop skills of running, jumping and throwing. There are seven sessions from May 7 to June 11 at New Glasgow Junior High School from 5:30-6:30 p.m. The final day will be help on June 18 at the Pioneer Coal Athletics Field in Stellarton. There is a cost of $50 per athlete plus a $10 Athletics Nova Scotia fee. To register or for more information email trevorboudreau@hotmail.com or visit www.pictoucountyathletics.com. 

On May 10 the MacGregor Kinsmen Midget AAA’s will be hosting a high level skills clinic presented by the Eastern Baseball Academy . This clinic will run from 1-4 pm and is open to all interested midget and bantam aged players. As spaces are limited contact Scott Fisher at 396 6028 or macgregormidgets@gmail.com  Cost of the clinic is $25 per player. Note: location will be the William M. Sobey indoor soccer complex in Stellarton.

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca



LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - APRIL 7 *UPDATED*
Monday 7th April 2014

A heartbreaking overtime loss has ended the season for the Weeks Jr A Crushers, as they lost to the Truro Bearcats last night at the Pictou County Wellness Center. The Bearcats got the game winning goal 7:28 into the extra period when Daniel Poliziani's shot from the point squeaked through Brandon Thibeau and trickled across the goal line. Garrett Holmes and Daniel MacLeod, both Pictou County natives in their final games in Crusher uniforms, both scored for the Crushers, as did Evan Carmody. The Bearcats will now await the winner of the Dieppe Commandos and Miramichi Timberwolves in the Kent Cup Final. Dieppe currently leads in the Meek Division Final 2 games to 1.

The team that some said didn't belong at the Atlantic Regional Major Midget Championship came away with a third place finish this weekend. The Weeks Major Midgets finished the tournament with a 2 and 2 record, losing their last game 3-1 to the Saint John Vitos, a game in which they were tied going into the third period. It was a strong showing for the host team, who struggled in the early part of the season, but were vastly improved since mid-November. The gold medal game went to the Halifax McDonalds, who defeated Saint John 5-4. Halifax will go on to represent the region at the Telus Cup National Midget Championship in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, later this month.

The Albion Boxing Club hosted a sold-out card of amateur boxing Saturday night at Summer St. Industries - it was the club's 25th anniversary card:
First up: An exhibition bout between Albion teammates Gavin Tracey & Max Macullum(42kg)
Dawson Fraser (albion) won over Alex Tilley (nlfd) 60kg
Austin Levi (albion) won over Jacob Ferdinand (truro) 67kg
Dawson Bowes and Keegan Worthen of Albion boxed a exhibition bout 91kg
Angus Butt (albion) lost to Colton Granthouse (glace bay) 78kg
Mike Jordan (albion) won over Trevor Dauphinee (glace bay) 91 kg
And in the main event, Brady Macdonald won over Colton Perry (pei)  52kg

Congratulations to the players and coaches of the Pictou Midget A's who won the Sedmha Tournament this past weekend. They went undefeated in their six games. Way to go Boys!

A shout out to Pictou County curling teams who brought home Gold in the A division and B division this past weekend at a Regional event in Dartmouth. Members of the teams are: Chris Atkinson, Timothy Ferris, Evan Sharpe, Terry MacLeod, Rodney Bond, Cecil Lawrence, Lucy Rogers, David Hughes and Adam Chandler. Thanks to their coaches Tracy Sharpe and Scott Ferris for a great year of curling.

There will be a welcome home celebration for Olympian Lisa Haley by the town of Westville, at the town hall gym Wednesday night at 7. Lisa is originally from Westville & was assistant coach of Canada's Gold medal-winning women's hockey team at the Sochi Winter Games. She will have her Olympic jersey, medal and hockey cards. Businesses are being encouraged to change billboards and fly Canadian Flags to help welcome her home. Everyone's invited to attend, with a special invite for minor hockey players in the community.

The Stellarton Albions Peewee AA baseball team will be holding their tryouts at the Sobeys Complex in Stellarton starting Thursday night from 7pm – 8pm and next Thursday, April 17th from 7pm – 8pm. After these 2 tryouts, the Stellarton Minor ball schedule starts April 20th from 6pm – 7pm. Batting cages and pitching machines will be included. The full schedule can be seen on the Sobeys Complex calendar. Each player is asked to bring $20 to cover the first 2 tryouts. The team will be finalized by mid May to prepare for their first tournament in Sydney in June.

Attention hockey players! Looking to stay in shape over the off season? Up-tempo shinny hockey is available a couple evenings a week at the Wellness Centre. Definitely not for beginners, ideal for junior players. For more info or to get on the list, call or text Chris at 902-754-0233.

All bantam aged kids for the 2014-15 season are welcome to the Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers identification camp April 22-24. There will be a brief parent meeting scheduled for 5:45 p.m. on the first night at the Wellness Centre, prior to the ice session. The cost for the camp, which runs 6:30-8 p.m. on April 22-23 and 7:30-9 on April 24, is $50. The four and a half hours on ice will involve high tempo practices and inter-squad games.

Early-bird registration is being offered for those looking to sign up to join the Northern Nova Soccer Club this season, and will be in effect until April 30. You can also register online at www.nnusc.com. One last traditional registration session takes place on Saturday from 10:00-12 noon, William M. Sobey Sports Complex. For the 2014 season, the club has eliminated jersey deposits for mini and recreational programming. Jersey deposits are still required for Tier 2 players, and are payable by post-dated cheques only.

LEVEL 1 AND 2 BASEBALL NOVA SCOTIA UMPIRES DIVISION CLINIC will take place in Westville in the gym at the Town Office Building on April 26. Registration begins at 8:30am with the clinic starting at 9am. The cost is $60 and includes BNSUD membership, clinic fees, and all clinic materials. All new umpires or returning Level 1 or 2 umpires intending to umpire in the Pictou County Region this year must attend. For more information, and to pre-register, contact Joel Rodgers at joel.rodgers@sobeys.com or call 752-6575 after 6pm or 752-8371 ext. 8027 during the day.

On May 10 the MacGregor Kinsmen Midget AAA’s will be hosting a high level skills clinic presented by the Eastern Baseball Academy . This clinic will run from 1-4 pm and is open to all interested midget and bantam aged players. As spaces are limited contact Scott Fisher at 396 6028 or macgregormidgets@gmail.com  Cost of the clinic is $25 per player. Note: location will be the William M. Sobey indoor soccer complex in Stellarton.

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca



LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP *SUNDAY APRIL 6*
Sunday 6th April 2014

The Crushers playoff lives will be on the line tonight when they host the Truro Bearcats in Game 4 of the Eastlink Division Final at the Wellness Centre. The Crushers had their best effort of the series, but came up just short in a 4-3 loss to the Bearcats last night at the Rath Eastlink Community Center in Truro. David Stephens and Mitchell Deruelle led the way for the Crushers with a goal and an assist each - Stephens' goal coming on the power play, the first in ten chances for the Crushers in the series. Game four, as mentioned, is tonight at the Wellness Centre, with the Crushers down 3 games to nothing, needing a win to force game five in Truro Tuesday night.

The albion boxing club hosted a sold-out card of amateur boxing last night (Sat) at summer st industries - it was the club's 25th anniversary card:

First up: Max Macullum (albion) did a exhibition bout with teammate Gavin Tracey (42kg)

Dawson Fraser (albion) won over Alex Tilley (nlfd) 60kg

Austin Levi (albion) won over Jacob Ferdinand (truro) 67kg

Dawson Bowes and Keegan Worthen of Albion boxed a exhibition bout 91kg

Angus Butt (albion) lost to Colton Granthouse (glace bay) 78kg

Mike Jordan (albion) won over Trevor Dauphinee (glace bay) 91 kg 78kg in the main event, Brady Macdonald won over Colton Perry (pei)  52kg

The team that some said didn't belong at the Atlantic Regional Major Midget Championship came away with a third place finish this weekend. The Weeks Major Midgets finished the tournament with a 2 and 2 record, losing their last game 3-1 to the Saint John Vitos, a game in which they were tied going into the third period. It was a strong showing for the host team, who struggled in the early part of the season, but were vastly improved since mid-November. The gold medal game goes this afternoon at the Wellness Centre at 1pm, with Halifax facing Saint John. The winner will not only be the Atlantic Champions, but will also go on to represent the region at the Telus Cup, National Midget Championship in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, later this month.

There will be a welcome home celebration for Olympian Lisa Haley by the town of Westville, at the town hall gym (this Wednesday) April 9th at 7pm. Lisa is originally from Westville & was assistant coach of Canada's Gold medal-winning women's hockey team at the Sochi Winter Games. She will have her Olympic jersey, medal and hockey cards. Businesses are being encouraged to change billboards and fly Canadian Flags to help welcome her home. Everyone's invited to attend, with a special invite for minor hockey players in the community.

The MacGregor Kinsmen AAA Midgets spring training begins today from 2-4 pm at the Sobeys Indoor Soccer Complex with registration at 1:30. There are still have a few openings available to all Midget and bantam aged players. All players require indoor shoes, workout clothing and water. Cost per session is $10.  For further information please contact Scott Fisher at macgregormidgets@gmail.com or by call 396 6028.

The Stellarton Albions Peewee AA baseball team will be holding their tryouts at the Sobeys Complex in Stellarton starting April 10th from 7pm – 8pm and April 17th from 7pm – 8pm..after these 2 tryouts, the Stellarton Minor ball schedule starts April 20th from 6pm – 7pm. Batting cages and pitching machines will be included. The full schedule can be seen on the Sobeys Complex calendar. Each player is asked to bring $20 to cover the first 2 tryouts. The team will be finalized by mid May to prepare for their first tournament in Sydney in June.

Attention hockey players! Looking to stay in shape over the off season? Up-tempo shinny hockey is available a couple evenings a week at the Wellness Centre. Definitely not for beginners, ideal for junior players. For more info or to get on the list, call or text Chris at 902-754-0233.

All bantam aged kids for the 2014-15 season are welcome to the Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers identification camp April 22-24. There will be a brief parent meeting scheduled for 5:45 p.m. on the first night at the Wellness Centre, prior to the ice session. The cost for the camp, which runs 6:30-8 p.m. on April 22-23 and 7:30-9 on April 24, is $50. The four and a half hours on ice will involve high tempo practices and inter-squad games.

Early-bird registration is being offered for those looking to sign up to join the Northern Nova Soccer Club this season, and will be in effect until April 30. You can also register online at www.nnusc.com. One last traditional registration session takes place on Saturday April 12th 10:00-12 noon, William M. Sobey Sports Complex. For the 2014 season, the club has eliminated jersey deposits for mini and recreational programming. Jersey deposits are still required for Tier 2 players, and are payable by post-dated cheques only.

LEVEL 1 AND 2 BASEBALL NOVA SCOTIA UMPIRES DIVISION CLINIC will take place in Westville in the gym at the Town Office Building on April 26. Registration begins at 8:30am with the clinic starting at 9am. The cost is $60 and includes BNSUD membership, clinic fees, and all clinic materials. All new umpires or returning Level 1 or 2 umpires intending to umpire in the Pictou County Region this year must attend. For more information, and to pre-register, contact Joel Rodgers at joel.rodgers@sobeys.com or call 752-6575 after 6pm or 752-8371 ext. 8027 during the day.

On May 10 the MacGregor Kinsmen Midget AAA’s will be hosting a high level skills clinic presented by the Eastern Baseball Academy . This clinic will run from 1-4 pm and is open to all interested midget and bantam aged players. As spaces are limited contact Scott Fisher at 396 6028 or macgregormidgets@gmail.com  Cost of the clinic is $25 per player. Note: location will be the William M. Sobey indoor soccer complex in Stellarton.

You can find all these details in our sports round-up at ecfm.ca. If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca


LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP *SATURDAY*
Saturday 5th April 2014

The Crushers are on the wrong end of lopsided score action in MHL playoff action - Thursday night in Truro, the Bearcats took a 2-0 series lead with a 7-2 win over the Crushers. Penalties continue to haunt the Crushers, as the Bearcats scored two power play goals on ten opportunities, while the Crushers were on the power play just three times. Tempers ended up boiling over late in the third period, when Mitchell Shewfelt took a major penalty for charging when he ran over the Bearcat goaltender, creating a melee. The Crushers will have a little time to cool off, but not much, as game three of the series goes tonight in Truro. You can hear that game right here on East Coast FM, as Michael Petter will have the call starting with the pregame show at 6:45pm.

Pictou Soccer Club Registration will be Saturday at the Pictou Academy Gym – the cost is $25 for preschool children, and $50 for kids 5-13 years old.

There will be a welcome home celebration for Olympian Lisa Haley by the town of Westville, at the town hall gym April 9th at 7pm. Lisa is originally from Westville & was assistant coach of Canada's Gold medal-winning women's hockey team at the Sochi Winter Games. She will have her Olympic jersey, medal and hockey cards. Businesses are being encouraged to change billboards and fly Canadian Flags to help welcome her home. Everyone's invited to attend, with a special invite for minor hockey players in the community.

The MacGregor Kinsmen AAA Midgets spring training begins tomorrow 2-4 pm at the Sobeys Indoor Soccer Complex with registration a half-hour prior. There are still have a few openings available to all Midget and bantam aged players. All players require indoor shoes, workout clothing and water. Cost per session is $10.  For further information please contact Scott Fisher at macgregormidgets@gmail.com or by call 396 6028.

The Stellarton Albions Peewee AA baseball team will be holding their tryouts at the Sobeys Complex in Stellarton starting April 10th from 7pm – 8pm and April 17th from 7pm – 8pm..after these 2 tryouts, the Stellarton Minor ball schedule starts April 20th from 6pm – 7pm. Batting cages and pitching machines will be included. The full schedule can be seen on the Sobeys Complex calendar. Each player is asked to bring $20 to cover the first 2 tryouts. The team will be finalized by mid May to prepare for their first tournament in Sydney in June.

Attention hockey players! Looking to stay in shape over the off season? Up-tempo shinny hockey is available a couple evenings a week at the Wellness Centre. Definitely not for beginners, ideal for junior players. For more info or to get on the list, call or text Chris at 902-754-0233.

All bantam aged kids for the 2014-15 season are welcome to the Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers identification camp April 22-24. There will be a brief parent meeting scheduled for 5:45 p.m. on the first night at the Wellness Centre, prior to the ice session. The cost for the camp, which runs 6:30-8 p.m. on April 22-23 and 7:30-9 on April 24, is $50. The four and a half hours on ice will involve high tempo practices and inter-squad games.

Early-bird registration is being offered for those looking to sign up to join the Northern Nova Soccer Club this season, and will be in effect until April 30. You can also register online at www.nnusc.com. Traditional registration sessions are:
Thursday April 3rd 6:00-8:00 pm, Pictou County Wellness Centre
Saturday April 12th 10:00-12 noon, William M. Sobey Sports Complex
The club is also making some other positive changes in the 2014 season including eliminating jersey deposits for mini and recreational programming. Jersey deposits are still required for Tier 2 players, and are payable by post-dated cheques only.

LEVEL 1 AND 2 BASEBALL NOVA SCOTIA UMPIRES DIVISION CLINIC will take place in Westville in the gym at the Town Office Building on April 26. Registration begins at 8:30am with the clinic starting at 9am. The cost is $60 and includes BNSUD membership, clinic fees, and all clinic materials. All new umpires or returning Level 1 or 2 umpires intending to umpire in the Pictou County Region this year must attend. For more information, and to pre-register, contact Joel Rodgers at joel.rodgers@sobeys.com or call 752-6575 after 6pm or 752-8371 ext. 8027 during the day.

On May 10 the MacGregor Kinsmen Midget AAA’s will be hosting a high level skills clinic presented by the Eastern Baseball Academy . This clinic will run from 1-4 pm and is open to all interested midget and bantam aged players. As spaces are limited contact Scott Fisher at 396 6028 or macgregormidgets@gmail.com  Cost of the clinic is $25 per player. Note: location will be the William M. Sobey indoor soccer complex in Stellarton.

You can find all these details in our sports round-up at ecfm.ca. If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca



LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - APRIL 4
Friday 4th April 2014

For the second consecutive night, the Crushers were on the wrong end of a lopsided score in MHL playoff action. Last night in Truro, the Bearcats took a 2-0 series lead with a 7-2 win over the Crushers. Penalties continue to haunt the Crushers, as the Bearcats scored two power play goals on ten opportunities, while the Crushers were on the power play just three times. Tempers ended up boiling over late in the third period, when Mitchell Shewfelt took a major penalty for charging when he ran over the Bearcat goaltender, creating a melee. The Crushers will have a little time to cool off, but not much, as game three of the series goes Saturday night in Truro. You can hear that game right here on East Coast FM, as Michael Petter will have the call starting with the pregame show at 6:45pm.

The Weeks Major Midgets started off on a winning note at the 2014 Atlantic Regional Championship last night at the Pictou County Wellness Center with a 4-3 come from behind victory. The Weeks got the game winning goal in the final minute to defeat the Kensington Wild, after being down 3-1 5 minutes into the third period. The Weeks, Halifax MacDonalds, and Saint John Vitos are all 1-0 after day one, with Halifax also beating Kensington 3-1 in the tournament opener, before Saint John beat Central Nfld 6-4. Round robin action continues today with the first game set for 10am between Saint John and Halifax. The Weeks play at 1:30 against Central Nfld, and again at 8pm against Halifax.

Shout out to the Pictou County Mariners who are heading to the CARI Complex of UPEI this weekend to compete in a three session, 80 event swim meet. Good Luck Mariners, We are sure you will represent the county with well with good Sportsmanship and Fast Swimming!

There will be a welcome home celebration for Olympian Lisa Haley by the town of Westville, at the town hall gym April 9th at 7pm. Lisa is originally from Westville & was assistant coach of Canada's Gold medal-winning women's hockey team at the Sochi Winter Games. She will have her Olympic jersey, medal and hockey cards. Businesses are being encouraged to change billboards and fly Canadian Flags to help welcome her home. Everyone's invited to attend, with a special invite for minor hockey players in the community.

The MacGregor Kinsmen AAA Midgets will once again be holding spring training Sunday 2-4 pm at the Sobeys Indoor Soccer Complex. We still have a few openings available. This is open to all Midget and bantam aged players. If you have not yet registered you can do so between 1:30 and 2pm on Sunday at the soccer complex. All players require indoor shoes, workout clothing and (very important) water. Cost per session is $10.  For further information please contact Scott Fisher at macgregormidgets@gmail.com or by calling 902 396 6028.

The Stellarton Albions Peewee AA baseball team will be holding their tryouts at the Sobeys Complex in Stellarton starting April 10th from 7pm – 8pm and April 17th from 7pm – 8pm..after these 2 tryouts they will continue on with the Stellarton Minor ball schedule starting April 20th from 6pm – 7pm. Batting cages and pitching machines will be included. The full schedule can be seen on the Sobeys Complex calendar. Each player is asked to bring $20 to cover the first 2 tryouts. The team will be finalized by mid May to prepare for their first tournament in Sydney in June.

Attention hockey players! Looking to stay in shape over the off season? Up-tempo shinny hockey is available a couple evenings a week at the Wellness Centre. Definitely not for beginners, ideal for junior players. For more info or to get on the list, call or text Chris at 902-754-0233.

All bantam aged kids for the 2014-15 season are welcome to the Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers identification camp April 22-24. There will be a brief parent meeting scheduled for 5:45 p.m. on the first night at the Wellness Centre, prior to the ice session. The cost for the camp, which runs 6:30-8 p.m. on April 22-23 and 7:30-9 on April 24, is $50. The four and a half hours on ice will involve high tempo practices and inter-squad games.

Pictou Soccer Club Registration will be Saturday at the Pictou Academy Gym – the cost is $25 for preschool children, and $50 for kids 5-13 years old.

Early-bird registration is being offered for those looking to sign up to join the Northern Nova Soccer Club this season, and will be in effect until April 30. You can also register online at www.nnusc.com. Traditional registration sessions are:
Thursday April 3rd 6:00-8:00 pm, Pictou County Wellness Centre
Saturday April 12th 10:00-12 noon, William M. Sobey Sports Complex
The club is also making some other positive changes in the 2014 season including eliminating jersey deposits for mini and recreational programming. Jersey deposits are still required for Tier 2 players, and are payable by post-dated cheques only.

LEVEL 1 AND 2 BASEBALL NOVA SCOTIA UMPIRES DIVISION CLINIC will take place in Westville in the gym at the Town Office Building on April 26. Registration begins at 8:30am with the clinic starting at 9am. The cost is $60 and includes BNSUD membership, clinic fees, and all clinic materials. All new umpires or returning Level 1 or 2 umpires intending to umpire in the Pictou County Region this year must attend. For more information, and to pre-register, contact Joel Rodgers at joel.rodgers@sobeys.com or call 752-6575 after 6pm or 752-8371 ext. 8027 during the day.

On May 10 the MacGregor Kinsmen Midget AAA’s will be hosting a high level skills clinic presented by the Eastern Baseball Academy . This clinic will run from 1-4 pm and is open to all interested midget and bantam aged players. As spaces are limited contact Scott Fisher at 396 6028 or macgregormidgets@gmail.com  Cost of the clinic is $25 per player. Note: location will be the William M. Sobey indoor soccer complex in Stellarton.

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca



LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - APRIL 3 *UPDATED*
Thursday 3rd April 2014

The Weeks Jr A Crushers have dug themselves a bit of a hole after losing the opener of the Eastlink Division Final Series against the Truro Bearcats 6-2 on home ice. The next two games of this series will be in the Rath Eastlink Community Centre in Truro, where the Crushers won once in three meetings during the regular season. Jordan McNaughton led the Bearcats with three points, all assists, as six different players scored for Truro, while Mitchell Deruelle and Regan Spears answered for the Crushers. You can listen to Game 2 right here on East Coast FM. Michael Petter broadcasts from Truro starting with the pregame show at 6:45 tonight.

The Weeks Major Midgets host the Atlantic Major Midget Hockey Championships at the Wellness Centre beginning today. The team hasn't played a match since falling 4-2 in their first-round playoff series with the Newbridge Gladiators several weeks ago. Tonight the Weeks host the Kensington Wild after the opening ceremonies, which begin at 7:30 p.m. In their only meeting this season the Wild won 5-2 at the Monctonian Nov. 14. The loss came in the midst of a 13-game losing skid for Weeks, which ended just a week later. Since then the team turned things around winning nine of their 14 remaining regular season games. The tournament continues through Sunday afternoon at the Wellness Centre.

Shout out to the Pictou County Mariners who are heading to the CARI Complex of UPEI this weekend to compete in a three session, 80 event swim meet. Good Luck Mariners, We are sure you will represent the county with well with good Sportsmanship and Fast Swimming!

There will be a welcome home celebration for Olympian Lisa Haley by the town of Westville, at the town hall gym April 9th at 7pm. Lisa is originally from Westville & was assistant coach of Canada's Gold medal-winning women's hockey team at the Sochi Winter Games. She will have her Olympic jersey, medal and hockey cards. Businesses are being encouraged to change billboards and fly Canadian Flags to help welcome her home. Everyone's invited to attend, with a special invite for minor hockey players in the community.

The MacGregor Kinsmen AAA Midgets will once again be holding spring training this coming Sunday 2-4 pm at the Sobeys Indoor Soccer Complex. We still have a few openings available. This is open to all Midget and bantam aged players. If you have not yet registered you can do so between 1:30 and 2pm on Sunday at the soccer complex. All players require indoor shoes, workout clothing and (very important) water. Cost per session is $10.  For further information please contact Scott Fisher at macgregormidgets@gmail.com or by calling 902 396 6028.

The Stellarton Albions Peewee AA baseball team will be holding their tryouts at the Sobeys Complex in Stellarton starting April 10th from 7pm – 8pm and April 17th from 7pm – 8pm..after these 2 tryouts they will continue on with the Stellarton Minor ball schedule starting April 20th from 6pm – 7pm. Batting cages and pitching machines will be included. The full schedule can be seen on the Sobeys Complex calendar. Each player is asked to bring $20 to cover the first 2 tryouts. The team will be finalized by mid May to prepare for their first tournament in Sydney in June.

Attention hockey players! Looking to stay in shape over the off season? Up-tempo shinny hockey is available a couple evenings a week at the Wellness Centre. Definitely not for beginners, ideal for junior players. For more info or to get on the list, call or text Chris at 902-754-0233.

All bantam aged kids for the 2014-15 season are welcome to the Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers identification camp April 22-24. There will be a brief parent meeting scheduled for 5:45 p.m. on the first night at the Wellness Centre, prior to the ice session. The cost for the camp, which runs 6:30-8 p.m. on April 22-23 and 7:30-9 on April 24, is $50. The four and a half hours on ice will involve high tempo practices and inter-squad games.

Pictou Soccer Club Registration will be Saturday at the Pictou Academy Gym – the cost is $25 for preschool children, and $50 for kids 5-13 years old.

Early-bird registration is being offered for those looking to sign up to join the Northern Nova Soccer Club this season, and will be in effect until April 30. You can also register online at www.nnusc.com. Traditional registration sessions are:
Thursday April 3rd 6:00-8:00 pm, Pictou County Wellness Centre
Saturday April 12th 10:00-12 noon, William M. Sobey Sports Complex
The club is also making some other positive changes in the 2014 season including eliminating jersey deposits for mini and recreational programming. Jersey deposits are still required for Tier 2 players, and are payable by post-dated cheques only.

LEVEL 1 AND 2 BASEBALL NOVA SCOTIA UMPIRES DIVISION CLINIC will take place in Westville in the gym at the Town Office Building on April 26. Registration begins at 8:30am with the clinic starting at 9am. The cost is $60 and includes BNSUD membership, clinic fees, and all clinic materials. All new umpires or returning Level 1 or 2 umpires intending to umpire in the Pictou County Region this year must attend. For more information, and to pre-register, contact Joel Rodgers at joel.rodgers@sobeys.com or call 752-6575 after 6pm or 752-8371 ext. 8027 during the day.

On May 10 the MacGregor Kinsmen Midget AAA’s will be hosting a high level skills clinic presented by the Eastern Baseball Academy . This clinic will run from 1-4 pm and is open to all interested midget and bantam aged players. As spaces are limited contact Scott Fisher at 396 6028 or macgregormidgets@gmail.com  Cost of the clinic is $25 per player. Note: location will be the William M. Sobey indoor soccer complex in Stellarton.

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca



LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - APRIL 2
Wednesday 2nd April 2014

The Crushers took advantage of the storm delay to get in some more practice yesterday, so they'll be ready as their division final begins against Truro tonight at the Wellness Centre. Games 2 and 3 will be played in Truro tomorrow and Saturday. All games during the series will start at 7pm, and the away games will be broadcast live with Michael Petter right here on East Coast FM.

The Senior Coed Spring Soccer tournament is Saturday at the Sobeys Sports Indoor complex. The one-day tournament is open to males & females 19 years and over. To register contact Shawn George at georgeshawn@hotmail.com.

The Stellarton Albions Peewee AA baseball team will be holding their tryouts at the Sobeys Complex in Stellarton starting Apr10th from 7pm – 8pm and Apr17th from 7pm – 8pm..after these 2 tryouts they will continue on with the Stellarton Minor ball schedule starting Apr20th at 6pm – 7pm. Batting cages and pitching machines will be included. The full schedule can be seen on the Sobeys Complex calendar. Each player is asked to bring $20 to cover the first 2 tryouts. The team will be finalized by mid May to prepare for their first tournament in Sydney in June.

Early-bird registration is being offered for those looking to sign up to join the Northern Nova Soccer Club this season, and will be in effect until April 30. NNSC will also be offering online registration this season for the first time. Traditional registration sessions are planned for:
Thursday April 3rd 6:00-8:00 pm, Pictou County Wellness Centre
Saturday April 12th 10:00-12 noon, William M. Sobey Sports Complex
The club is also making some other positive changes in the 2014 season including eliminating jersey deposits for mini and recreational programming. Jersey deposits are still required for Tier 2 players, and are payable by post-dated cheques only.

A coaching workshop is scheduled for the Pictou County Wellness Center this coming weekend. Hockey Nova Scotia's High Performance Program coaches workshop will be this Saturday, April 5. The clinic will focus on long term player development, effective practices and player evaluation. The event is free and open to all coaches looking to hone their skills. For more information, including how to register, go to hockeynovascotia.ca.

Attention hockey players! Looking to stay in shape over the off season? Up-tempo shinny hockey is available a couple evenings a week at the Wellness Centre. Definitely not for beginners, ideal for junior players. For more info or to get on the list, call or text Chris at 902-754-0233. All bantam aged kids for the 2014-15 season are welcome to the Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers identification camp April 22-24. There will be a brief parent meeting scheduled for 5:45 p.m. on the first night at the Wellness Centre, prior to the ice session. The cost for the camp, which runs 6:30-8 p.m. on April 22-23 and 7:30-9 on April 24, is $50. The four and a half hours on ice will involve high tempo practices and inter-squad games.

LEVEL 1 AND 2 BASEBALL NOVA SCOTIA UMPIRES DIVISION CLINIC will take place in Westville in the gym at the Town Office Building on April 26. Registration begins at 8:30am with the clinic starting at 9am. The cost is $60 and includes BNSUD membership, clinic fees, and all clinic materials. All new umpires or returning Level 1 or 2 umpires intending to umpire in the Pictou County Region this year must attend. For more information, and to pre-register, contact Joel Rodgers at joel.rodgers@sobeys.com or call 752-6575 after 6pm or 752-8371 ext. 8027 during the day.

On May 10 the MacGregor Kinsmen Midget AAA’s will be hosting a high level skills clinic presented by the Eastern Baseball Academy . This clinic will run from 1-4 pm and is open to all interested midget and bantam aged players. As spaces are limited contact Scott Fisher at 396 6028 or macgregormidgets@gmail.com  Cost of the clinic is $25 per player. Note: location will be the William M. Sobey indoor soccer complex in Stellarton.

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca



WESTVILLE & TRENTON REACT TO REGIONAL PARTNERSHIP NEWS
Tuesday 1st April 2014

Last Friday's announcement of a partnership between Pictou County and the towns of Pictou & New Glasgow following the province pulling out of the proposed governance study was met with a round of indifference by the other municipal units. The topic merited very little discussion at last night's meeting of Westville town council. Mayor Roger McKay said that council would consider its options when deputy mayor Lennie White returns next week from holidays. In a statement, Trenton mayor Glen MacKinnon says that while their town is disappointed that they were left out of the discussions, Trenton will continue to work to move Pictou County forward, and already has agreements in place to share services with the other municipalities.

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - APRIL 1
Tuesday 1st April 2014

The schedule is set for the Eastlink Division Final series between the Pictou County Junior A Weeks Crushers and the Truro Bearcats. It starts tonight in Truro, with game 2 at the Wellness Centre on Wednesday. Game 3 is back in Truro Saturday night. Game 4 is at the Wellness Centre on Sunday. If needed, game 5 will be next Tuesday in Truro, game 6 is at home on Thursday the 10th, and if there's a game 7, that will be in Truro on Monday the 14th. All games start at 7pm, and the away games will be broadcast live with Michael Petter right here on East Coast FM.

The Pictou County Bantam A Subway Selects are provincial bronze medalists following this weekend during the Nova Scotia Provincials in Pictou. The Selects lost 2-1 to Antigonish in the first game and tied Halifax 2-2 in the second matchup. Yarmouth defeated the Selects 5-1 Saturday morning but the Pictou County girls rebounded with a 1-0 against Cape Breton West in the afternoon to put them into the medal ceremony. Yarmouth defeated Antigonish in the championship game 1-0 to take the Bantam A provincial title. Thea Waller of Pictou was named the most sportsmanlike player of the provincial tournament while Keirstan MacLennan of Blue Mountain received the top defenceman award.

The Pictou County Pee Wee AA Subway Selects won the South Conference Female Hockey Federation Championship on Sunday at the St. Margaret’s Centre with a 4-2 win over the TASA/Chebucto Ducks. The Selects played a solid game from start to finish, taking an early 2-0 lead on goals by Lindsey MacDonald, unassisted, and Eva Wornell, with MacKenzie Ells getting the helper. TASA got within one goal, but KJ Emery answered back within seconds to make it 3-1, assisted by Garyn Purvis and Jenna Hickey. Emery then got her second goal of the game, with a helper from Hickey, to make the score 4-1. TASA got one more, but the Selects were able to hold them off to get the 4-2 win. Goaltender Victoria Dunn made several key saves late in the game to maintain the two-goal lead, with her team playing well defensively in front of her. All three forward lines scored during the game. The Selects played a single round-robin against four of the league teams with the top two advancing to the league championship. Pictou County’s record was three wins and one loss in the round robin, to finish tied with TASA as each team had six points apiece. The local girls beat the Dartmouth Whalers 3-1, were victorious over the Bedford Blues 3-1 and won against the Halifax Hawks 5-3. Their only loss was a 4-2 decision for the Ducks, who won the provincial championship last weekend. The Selects won the bronze medals at provincials.

The Senior Coed Spring Soccer tournament is this Saturday at the Sobeys Sports Indoor complex. The one-day tournament is open to males & females 19 years and over. To register contact Shawn George at georgeshawn@hotmail.com.

Early-bird registration is being offered for those looking to sign up to join the Northern Nova Soccer Club this season, and will be in effect until April 30. NNSC will also be offering online registration this season for the first time. Traditional registration sessions are planned for:
Thursday April 3rd 6:00-8:00 pm, Pictou County Wellness Centre
Saturday April 12th 10:00-12 noon, William M. Sobey Sports Complex
The club is also making some other positive changes in the 2014 season including eliminating jersey deposits for mini and recreational programming. Jersey deposits are still required for Tier 2 players, and are payable by post-dated cheques only.

All bantam aged kids for the 2014-15 season are welcome to the Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers identification camp April 22-24. There will be a brief parent meeting scheduled for 5:45 p.m. on the first night at the Wellness Centre, prior to the ice session. The cost for the camp, which runs 6:30-8 p.m. on April 22-23 and 7:30-9 on April 24, is $50. The four and a half hours on ice will involve high tempo practices and inter-squad games.

A coaching workshop is scheduled for the Pictou County Wellness Center this coming weekend. Hockey Nova Scotia's High Performance Program coaches workshop will be Saturday, April 5. The clinic will focus on long term player development, effective practices and player evaluation. The event is free and open to all coaches looking to hone their skills. For more information, including how to register, go to hockeynovascotia.ca.

Attention hockey players! Looking to stay in shape over the off season? Up-tempo shinny hockey is available a couple evenings a week at the Wellness Centre. Definitely not for beginners, ideal for junior players. For more info or to get on the list, call or text Chris at 902-754-0233.

LEVEL 1 AND 2 BASEBALL NOVA SCOTIA UMPIRES DIVISION CLINIC will take place in Westville in the gym at the Town Office Building on April 26. Registration begins at 8:30am with the clinic starting at 9am. The cost is $60 and includes BNSUD membership, clinic fees, and all clinic materials. All new umpires or returning Level 1 or 2 umpires intending to umpire in the Pictou County Region this year must attend. For more information, and to pre-register, contact Joel Rodgers at joel.rodgers@sobeys.com or call 752-6575 after 6pm or 752-8371 ext. 8027 during the day.

On May 10 the MacGregor Kinsmen Midget AAA’s will be hosting a high level skills clinic presented by the Eastern Baseball Academy . This clinic will run from 1-4 pm and is open to all interested midget and bantam aged players. As spaces are limited contact Scott Fisher at 396 6028 or macgregormidgets@gmail.com  Cost of the clinic is $25 per player. Note: location will be the William M. Sobey indoor soccer complex in Stellarton.

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca



WESTVILLE APPOINTS NEW FIRE INSPECTOR
Tuesday 1st April 2014

The town of Westville has a new Fire Inspector. At last night's meeting, town council appointed Zac Van Rossum to the job. Van Rossum is a building inspector with the town, but will be taking training to learn the necessary skills for the new position.


WESTVILLE SEEKS MEETING WITH PREMIER OVER HIGHLAND CLOSURE
Tuesday 1st April 2014

Westville is continuing the fight to preserve Highland Consolidated School. At last night's meeting, council noted they have written a letter to Premier Stephen McNeil requesting both a meeting with him, and an inquiry into the process that led to the School Board's decision to close the school.

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - MARCH 31 *THIRD UPDATE*
Monday 31st March 2014

The schedule has been set for the Eastlink Division Final series between the Pictou County Junior A Weeks Crushers and the Truro Bearcats. It starts tomorrow night in Truro, with game 2 at the Wellness Centre on Wednesday. Game 3 is back in Truro Saturday night. Game 4 is at the Wellness Centre on Sunday. If needed, game 5 will be next Tuesday in Truro, game 6 is at home on Thursday the 10th, and if there's a game 7, that will be in Truro on Monday the 14th. All games start at 7pm, and the away games will be broadcast live with Michael Petter right here on East Coast FM.

The Pictou County Bantam A Subway Selects are provincial bronze medalists following this weekend during the Nova Scotia Provincials in Pictou. The Selects lost 2-1 to Antigonish in the first game and tied Halifax 2-2 in the second matchup. Yarmouth defeated the Selects 5-1 Saturday morning but the Pictou County girls rebounded with a 1-0 against Cape Breton West in the afternoon to put them into the medal ceremony. Yarmouth defeated Antigonish in the championship game 1-0 to take the Bantam A provincial title. Thea Waller of Pictou was named the most sportsmanlike player of the provincial tournament while Keirstan MacLennan of Blue Mountain received the top defenceman award.

The Pictou County Bantam AA Subway Selects closed out their league playoff season, earning a 1-1 tie with the Valley Wild and a 2-1 win over the Cape Breton Islanders. The three points put the Selects in 4th place to finish off the South Conference League Playdowns with a record of four wins, two losses and a tie. The 4th place finish was not enough to get them to the Championship final game but the Selects were pleased with their season performance. The Selects played 53 games and finished the season with an overall record of 21-19-13.

The Pictou County Athletics track team sent 23 athletes to Moncton this weekend to participate in the Atlantic Indoor Championships. A total of 16 clubs were represented from around the Atlantic Region and PCA placed second among all team and first from Nova Scotia teams. Several athletes medaled and here are the results: Olivia Pretty- First place- 60m, 200m and 300m in the 14-15 age category
Hannah Fraser- First place- 800m, 60m hurdles- 12-13 age
Genevieve Lemieux- 2nd- 1200m, 5th- 800m -14-15
Jordan Landry- 1st- 60m hurdles, 4th- 400m- 16-17
Tatum McLean- 1st- shot put, 1st- Weight throw- 14-15
Alyssa MacNeil- 2nd- 60m, 2nd- 200m- 16-17
Erin Washburn- 3rd- 800m, 5th- 400m- 16-17
Jessica Zentner- 1st- 3000m, 3rd- 1500m- 18-19
Lauren Quann- 1st- high jump- 16-17
Gabrielle Bailey- 4th- triple jump- 18-19
Ethan MacDonald- 1st- 800m, 1st- 1200m- 12-13
Kaelan Schmidt- 1st- High jump, 1st, triple jump, 1st, long jump- 16-17
Peter Corbin- 2nd- 800m, 3rd- 1500m, 16-17
Brady Walsh- 2nd, 400m, 3rd- 200m, 4th, 60m- 18-19
Tony Corbin- 1st- 60m, 2nd- 1500m- 35+ age category
Scott Langille 5th- 1500m- 16-17
David MacLennan-  1st- 800m, 1st-1500m- 35+
Dylan hiltz- 1st- 3000m, 4th- 1500m- 16-17

The Senior Coed Spring Soccer tournament is this coming Saturday (Apr 5th) at the Sobeys Sports Indoor complex. The one-day tournament is open to males & females 19 years and over. To register contact Shawn George at georgeshawn@hotmail.com.

Registration for the annual NNEC Girl's basketball spring league will take place tonight from 6-7pm at North Nova Education Centre. The league will start on Monday, April 7th for girls in grades 7-12. The league will run for approximately 8 weeks. Cost is $50 per participant - cheques made payable to NNEC Girl's Basketball. For more information, please contact Shane Hampton at 755-8180 ext.160.

Early-bird registration is being offered for those looking to sign up to join the Northern Nova Soccer Club this season, and will be in effect until April 30. NNSC will also be offering online registration this season for the first time. Traditional registration sessions are planned for:
Thursday April 3rd 6:00-8:00 pm, Pictou County Wellness Centre
Saturday April 12th 10:00-12 noon, William M. Sobey Sports Complex
The club is also making some other positive changes in the 2014 season including eliminating jersey deposits for mini and recreational programming. Jersey deposits are still required for Tier 2 players, and are payable by post-dated cheques only.

All bantam aged kids for the 2014-15 season are welcome to the Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers identification camp April 22-24. There will be a brief parent meeting scheduled for 5:45 p.m. on the first night at the Wellness Centre, prior to the ice session. The cost for the camp, which runs 6:30-8 p.m. on April 22-23 and 7:30-9 on April 24, is $50. The four and a half hours on ice will involve high tempo practices and inter-squad games.

A coaching workshop is scheduled for the Pictou County Wellness Center this coming weekend. Hockey Nova Scotia's High Performance Program coaches workshop will be Saturday, April 5. The clinic will focus on long term player development, effective practices and player evaluation. The event is free and open to all coaches looking to hone their skills. For more information, including how to register, go to hockeynovascotia.ca.

Attention hockey players! Looking to stay in shape over the off season? Up-tempo shinny hockey is available a couple evenings a week at the Wellness Centre. Definitely not for beginners, ideal for junior players. For more info or to get on the list, call or text Chris at 902-754-0233.

LEVEL 1 AND 2 BASEBALL NOVA SCOTIA UMPIRES DIVISION CLINIC will take place in Westville in the gym at the Town Office Building on April 26. Registration begins at 8:30am with the clinic starting at 9am. The cost is $60 and includes BNSUD membership, clinic fees, and all clinic materials. All new umpires or returning Level 1 or 2 umpires intending to umpire in the Pictou County Region this year must attend. For more information, and to pre-register, contact Joel Rodgers at joel.rodgers@sobeys.com or call 752-6575 after 6pm or 752-8371 ext. 8027 during the day.

On May 10 the MacGregor Kinsmen Midget AAA’s will be hosting a high level skills clinic presented by the Eastern Baseball Academy . This clinic will run from 1-4 pm and is open to all interested midget and bantam aged players. As spaces are limited contact Scott Fisher at 396 6028 or macgregormidgets@gmail.com  Cost of the clinic is $25 per player. Note: location will be the William M. Sobey indoor soccer complex in Stellarton.

You can find all these details in our sports round-up at ecfm.ca. If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca


LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP *SUNDAY MARCH 30*
Sunday 30th March 2014

The Weeks Jr A Crushers came out on top in game 7 of their Eastlink Division semi-final. In a home game, before a crowd of 1500 last night, the Crushers overcame the Amherst Ramblers 3-2. After a scoreless first period, Daniel Walsh of the Ramblers opened scoring at 3:50 in the second period. But it was in the tenth minute of the second that Crusher Nick Parker exploded, scoring his first goal of the night, unassisted at 10:07 to tie the game, and following that with a second goal just 45 seconds later to lead 2-1 heading into the third. Rambler Justin Thomas scored to even the score less than 2 minutes into the third, but David Stephens scored at the 10 minutes mark to regain the lead for the Crushers and secure the win. The Pictou County team went 0 for 1 on the powerplay while Amherst went 0 for 3. Brandon Thibeau stopped 28 of 30 shots for the win while Richard Tingley stopped 26 0f 29 in the loss. With this win, the Crushers go on to face the Truro Bearcats for the Eastlink Division Title. Truro will have home ice advantage in this series, and the schedule will be announced shortly. Check local sports at ecfm.ca for the most up-to-date information.

A huge shout out to teams playing in provincial tournaments this weekend. Three of our Pictou County Female Hockey teams are in contention: The Atom girls will be in Antigonish, the Bantam A girls are hosting in Pictou and the Midget A girls are off to Cumberland. Also, the Pee Wee A Crushers are in Bridgewater for their provincials. And in basketball, the Pictou County Lightning Bantam Boys are playing Provincials in Truro. Members of the Pictou County Athletics track and field team are participating in the Atlantic Indoor Championships in Moncton today. 22 athletes including 2 coaches are competing in events. Another tournament rolling over this weekend is the Stellarton Jamboree at the Stellarton Rink. We wish luck and fun to all!

Registration for the annual NNEC Girl's basketball spring league will take place on tomorrow from 6-7pm at North Nova Education Centre. The league will start on Monday, April 7th for girls in grades 7-12. The league will run for approximately 8 weeks. Cost is $50 per participant - cheques made payable to NNEC Girl's Basketball. For more information, please contact Shane Hampton at 755-8180 ext.160.

Early-bird registration is being offered for those looking to sign up to join the Northern Nova Soccer Club this season, and will be in effect until April 30. NNSC will also be offering online registration this season for the first time, and expect to have that up and running by the end of this month. Traditional registration sessions are planned for:
Thursday April 3rd 6:00-8:00 pm, Pictou County Wellness Centre
Saturday April 12th 10:00-12 noon, William M. Sobey Sports Complex
The club is also making some other positive changes in the 2014 season including eliminating jersey deposits for mini and recreational programming. Jersey deposits are still required for Tier 2 players, and are payable by post-dated cheques only.

All bantam aged kids for the 2014-15 season are welcome to the Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers identification camp April 22-24. There will be a brief parent meeting scheduled for 5:45 p.m. on the first night at the Wellness Centre, prior to the ice session. The cost for the camp, which runs 6:30-8 p.m. on April 22-23 and 7:30-9 on April 24, is $50. The four and a half hours on ice will involve high tempo practices and inter-squad games.

A coaching workshop is scheduled for the Pictou County Wellness Center next weekend. Hockey Nova Scotia's High Performance Program coaches workshop will be Saturday, April 5. The clinic will focus on long term player development, effective practices and player evaluation. The event is free and open to all coaches looking to hone their skills. For more information, including how to register, go to hockeynovascotia.ca.

Attention hockey players! Looking to stay in shape over the off season? Up-tempo shinny hockey is available a couple evenings a week at the Wellness Centre. Definitely not for beginners, ideal for junior players. For more info or to get on the list, call or text Chris at 902-754-0233.

LEVEL 1 AND 2 BASEBALL NOVA SCOTIA UMPIRES DIVISION CLINIC will take place in Westville in the gym at the Town Office Building on April 26. Registration begins at 8:30am with the clinic starting at 9am. The cost is $60 and includes BNSUD membership, clinic fees, and all clinic materials. All new umpires or returning Level 1 or 2 umpires intending to umpire in the Pictou County Region this year must attend. For more information, and to pre-register, contact Joel Rodgers at joel.rodgers@sobeys.com or call 752-6575 after 6pm or 752-8371 ext. 8027 during the day.

On May 10 the 2014  MacGregor Kinsmen Midget AAA’s will be hosting a high level skills clinic presented by the Eastern Baseball Academy . This clinic will run from 1-4 pm and is open to all interested midget and bantam aged players. As spaces are limited contact Scott Fisher at 396 6028 or macgregormidgets@gmail.com  Cost of the clinic is $25 per player. Note: location will be the William M. Sobey indoor soccer complex in Stellarton.

You can find all these details in our sports round-up at ecfm.ca. If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca



LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP *SATURDAY, MARCH 29*
Saturday 29th March 2014

The Weeks Jr A Crushers were edged 2-1 by the Amherst Ramblers on the road last night, with Crusher David Stephens scoring the Crushers only goal, assisted by Mitchell Deruelle and Garret Holmes. That tied up their Eastlink Division Semi-Final at 3 games apiece, so Game 7 will be played tonight at the Wellness Centre. The winner of the series will go on to face the Truro Bearcats in the Division Final. Puck drops at 7 pm.

A huge shout out to teams playing in provincial tournaments this weekend. Three of our Pictou County Female Hockey teams are in contention: The Atom girls will be in Antigonish, the Bantam A girls are hosting in Pictou and the Midget A girls are off to Cumberland. Also, the Pee Wee A Crushers are in Bridgewater for their provincials. And in basketball, the Pictou County Lightning Bantam Boys are playing Provincials in Truro this weekend. We wish all of the teams the best of luck.

Members of the Pictou County Athletics track and field team are participating in the Atlantic Indoor Championships in Moncton today. 22 athletes including 2 coaches are competing in events. Another tournament rolling over this weekend is the Stellarton Jamboree at the Stellarton Rink.

Registration for the annual NNEC Girl's basketball spring league will take place on March 31st from 6-7pm at North Nova Education Centre. The league will start on Monday, April 7th and is for girls in grades 7-12. The league will run for approximately 8 weeks. Cost is $50 per participant - cheques made payable to North Nova Education Centre Girl's Basketball. For more information, please contact Shane Hampton at 755-8180 ext.160.

Early-bird registration is being offered for those looking to sign up to join the Northern Nova Soccer Club this season, and will be in effect until April 30. NNSC will also be offering online registration this season for the first time, and expect to have that up and running by the end of this month. Traditional registration sessions are planned for:
Saturday March 29th 10:00 am-12:00 noon, William M. Sobey Sports Complex
Thursday April 3rd 6:00-8:00 pm, Pictou County Wellness Centre
Saturday April 12th 10:00-12 noon, William M. Sobey Sports Complex
The club is also making some other positive changes in the 2014 season including eliminating jersey deposits for mini and recreational programming. Jersey deposits are still required for Tier 2 players, and are payable by post-dated cheques only.

All bantam aged kids for the 2014-15 season are welcome to the Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers identification camp April 22-24. There will be a brief parent meeting scheduled for 5:45 p.m. on the first night at the Wellness Centre, prior to the ice session. The cost for the camp, which runs 6:30-8 p.m. on April 22-23 and 7:30-9 on April 24, is $50. The four and a half hours on ice will involve high tempo practices and inter-squad games.

A coaching workshop is scheduled for the Pictou County Wellness Center next month. Hockey Nova Scotia's High Performance Program coaches will put on the workshop on Saturday, April 5. The clinic will focus on long term player development, effective practices and player evaluation. The event is free and open to all coaches looking to hone their skills. For more information, including how to register, go to hockeynovascotia.ca.

Attention hockey players! Looking to stay in shape over the off season? Up-tempo shinny hockey is available a couple evenings a week at the Wellness Centre. Definitely not for beginners, ideal for junior players. For more info or to get on the list, call or text Chris at 902-754-0233.

LEVEL 1 AND 2 BASEBALL NOVA SCOTIA UMPIRES DIVISION CLINIC will take place in Westville in the gym at the Town Office Building on April 26. Registration begins at 8:30am with the clinic starting at 9am. The cost is $60 and includes BNSUD membership, clinic fees, and all clinic materials. All new umpires or returning Level 1 or 2 umpires intending to umpire in the Pictou County Region this year must attend. For more information, and to pre-register, contact Joel Rodgers at joel.rodgers@sobeys.com or call 752-6575 after 6pm or 752-8371 ext. 8027 during the day.

On May 10 the 2014  MacGregor Kinsmen Midget AAA’s will be hosting a high level skills clinic presented by the Eastern Baseball Academy . This clinic will run from 1-4 pm and is open to all interested midget and bantam aged players. As spaces are limited contact Scott Fisher at 396 6028 or macgregormidgets@gmail.com  Cost of the clinic is $25 per player. Note: location will be the William M. Sobey indoor soccer complex in Stellarton.

You can find all these details in our sports round-up at ecfm.ca. If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca


TRAFFIC ACCIDENT IN WESTVILLE **UPDATED**
Friday 28th March 2014

A man was taken to hospital after experiencing a medical incident while driving his truck along Cowan Street in Westville this afternoon. Westville Fire Chief Ken Dunn says the man suffered non-life-threatening injuries when the truck flipped onto its side. Some diesel fuel spilled out of the truck's gas tank, resulting in the New Glasgow Hazardous Materials Team being called in to lead the clean-up efforts. Cowan Street remained closed to through traffic as of 3:15pm, and no word has been given as to when exactly the road is expected to be reopened.

NEW GLASGOW, TOWN OF PICTOU, AND COUNTY TO DEVELOP MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING
Friday 28th March 2014

The towns of New Glasgow and Pictou are joining with the Municipality of the County of Pictou to develop a Memorandum of Understanding between the three units to develop a plan of harmonizing the delivery of services and governance. The announcement was made at New Glasgow Town Hall earlier this morning, with representatives of all three units present. During the announcement, it was indicated that the intent is to have the MOU written by June 1, at which time the towns of Westville, Stellarton, and Trenton will be given the opportunity to consider joining on. The goal is to have a new service delivery model in place by the fall.


LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - MARCH 28
Friday 28th March 2014

Tonight the Weeks Jr A Crushers look to wrap up their series against the Amherst Ramblers on the road. The game airs tonight on East Coast FM, and will start with the pregame show Friday night at 6:45pm. Game 7 of the Eastlink Division Semi-Final, if needed, will be played tomorrow at the Wellness Centre.

A huge shout out to teams playing in provincial tournaments this weekend. Three of our Pictou County Female Hockey teams are in contention: The Atom girls will be in Antigonish, the Bantam A girls are hosting in Pictou and the Midget A girls are off to Cumberland. Also, the Pee Wee A Crushers are in Bridgewater for their provincials. And in basketball, the Pictou County Lightning Bantam Boys are playing Provincials in Truro this weekend. We wish all of the teams the best of luck.

Registration for the annual NNEC Girl's basketball spring league will take place on March 31st from 6-7pm at North Nova Education Centre. The league will start on Monday, April 7th and is for girls in grades 7-12. The league will run for approximately 8 weeks. Cost is $50 per participant - cheques made payable to North Nova Education Centre Girl's Basketball. For more information, please contact Shane Hampton at 755-8180 ext.160.

Early-bird registration is being offered for those looking to sign up to join the Northern Nova Soccer Club this season, and will be in effect until April 30. NNSC will also be offering online registration this season for the first time, and expect to have that up and running by the end of this month. Traditional registration sessions are planned for:
Saturday March 29th 10:00 am-12:00 noon, William M. Sobey Sports Complex
Thursday April 3rd 6:00-8:00 pm, Pictou County Wellness Centre
Saturday April 12th 10:00-12 noon, William M. Sobey Sports Complex
The club is also making some other positive changes in the 2014 season including eliminating jersey deposits for mini and recreational programming. Jersey deposits are still required for Tier 2 players, and are payable by post-dated cheques only.

On May 10 the 2014  MacGregor Kinsmen Midget AAA’s will be hosting a high level skills clinic presented by the Eastern Baseball Academy . This clinic will run from 1-4 pm and is open to all interested midget and bantam aged players. As spaces are limited contact Scott Fisher at 396 6028 or macgregormidgets@gmail.com  Cost of the clinic is $25 per player. Note: location will be the William M. Sobey indoor soccer complex in Stellarton.

All bantam aged kids for the 2014-15 season are welcome to the Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers identification camp April 22-24. There will be a brief parent meeting scheduled for 5:45 p.m. on the first night at the Wellness Centre, prior to the ice session. The cost for the camp, which runs 6:30-8 p.m. on April 22-23 and 7:30-9 on April 24, is $50. The four and a half hours on ice will involve high tempo practices and inter-squad games.

A coaching workshop is scheduled for the Pictou County Wellness Center next month. Hockey Nova Scotia's High Performance Program coaches will put on the workshop on Saturday, April 5. The clinic will focus on long term player development, effective practices and player evaluation. The event is free and open to all coaches looking to hone their skills. For more information, including how to register, go to hockeynovascotia.ca.

Attention hockey players! Looking to stay in shape over the off season? Up-tempo shinny hockey is available a couple evenings a week at the Wellness Centre. Definitely not for beginners, ideal for junior players. For more info or to get on the list, call or text Chris at 902-754-0233.

LEVEL 1 AND 2 BASEBALL NOVA SCOTIA UMPIRES DIVISION CLINIC will take place in Westville in the gym at the Town Office Building on April 26. Registration begins at 8:30am with the clinic starting at 9am. The cost is $60 and includes BNSUD membership, clinic fees, and all clinic materials. All new umpires or returning Level 1 or 2 umpires intending to umpire in the Pictou County Region this year must attend. For more information, and to pre-register, contact Joel Rodgers at joel.rodgers@sobeys.com or call 752-6575 after 6pm or 752-8371 ext. 8027 during the day.

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca



LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - MARCH 27
Thursday 27th March 2014

Game 6 between the Weeks Jr A Crushers and Amherst Ramblers has been postponed to Friday. Game 7 of the Eastlink Division Semi-Final, if needed, will be played Saturday. The game will still air on East Coast FM, and will start with the pregame show Friday night at 6:45pm.

Two members of the Peewee AA Subway Selects received major awards last weekend in Spryfield during their Provincial Play Downs. Jenna Reid of Pictou received Top Defenceman honors as well as Top Scorer for the tournament. Mariah Linehan of New Glasgow received All Star Defenseman honours. Congrats!

Another shout-out: 2 Pictou County boys that have been chosen to be a part of Nova Scotia's U-16 Football Team that will be traveling to Manitoba to compete at the Red River Cup in July.  We are very proud of our Hometown boys Maynard Wilson and Cole Mac Isaac – nice work & best of luck, gentlemen!

Registration for the annual NNEC Girl's basketball spring league will take place on March 31st from 6-7pm at North Nova Education Centre. The league will start on Monday, April 7th and is for girls in grades 7-12. The league will run for approximately 8 weeks. Cost is $50 per participant - cheques made payable to North Nova Education Centre Girl's Basketball. For more information, please contact Shane Hampton at 755-8180 ext.160.

Early-bird registration is being offered for those looking to sign up to join the Northern Nova Soccer Club this season, and will be in effect until April 30. NNSC will also be offering online registration this season for the first time, and expect to have that up and running by the end of this month. Traditional registration sessions are planned for:
Saturday March 29th 10:00 am-12:00 noon, William M. Sobey Sports Complex
Thursday April 3rd 6:00-8:00 pm, Pictou County Wellness Centre
Saturday April 12th 10:00-12 noon, William M. Sobey Sports Complex
The club is also making some other positive changes in the 2014 season including eliminating jersey deposits for mini and recreational programming. Jersey deposits are still required for Tier 2 players, and are payable by post-dated cheques only.

On May 10 the 2014  MacGregor Kinsmen Midget AAA’s will be hosting a high level skills clinic presented by the Eastern Baseball Academy . This clinic will run from 1-4 pm and is open to all interested midget and bantam aged players. As spaces are limited contact Scott Fisher at 396 6028 or macgregormidgets@gmail.com  Cost of the clinic is $25 per player. Note: location will be the William M. Sobey indoor soccer complex in Stellarton.

All bantam aged kids for the 2014-15 season are welcome to the Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers identification camp April 22-24. There will be a brief parent meeting scheduled for 5:45 p.m. on the first night at the Wellness Centre, prior to the ice session. The cost for the camp, which runs 6:30-8 p.m. on April 22-23 and 7:30-9 on April 24, is $50. The four and a half hours on ice will involve high tempo practices and inter-squad games.

A coaching workshop is scheduled for the Pictou County Wellness Center next month. Hockey Nova Scotia's High Performance Program coaches will put on the workshop on Saturday, April 5. The clinic will focus on long term player development, effective practices and player evaluation. The event is free and open to all coaches looking to hone their skills. For more information, including how to register, go to hockeynovascotia.ca.

LEVEL 1 AND 2 BASEBALL NOVA SCOTIA UMPIRES DIVISION CLINIC will take place in Westville in the gym at the Town Office Building on April 26. Registration begins at 8:30am with the clinic starting at 9am. The cost is $60 and includes BNSUD membership, clinic fees, and all clinic materials. All new umpires or returning Level 1 or 2 umpires intending to umpire in the Pictou County Region this year must attend. For more information, and to pre-register, contact Joel Rodgers at joel.rodgers@sobeys.com or call 752-6575 after 6pm or 752-8371 ext. 8027 during the day.

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*WESTVILLE ROAD CLOSURE*
Wednesday 26th March 2014

Westville Police advise that effective immediately – The section of Drummond Road from Campbell's Road to Foxbrook Road is closed due to poor visibility. Police will advise when it reopens.


LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - MARCH 26 *UPDATE*
Wednesday 26th March 2014

The game between the Weeks Jr A Crushers and Amherst Ramblers scheduled for tonight has been postponed to Friday. Game 7 of the Eastlink Division Semi-Final, if needed, will be played Saturday instead of Thursday. Game 6 will still air on East Coast FM, and will start with the pregame show Friday night at 6:45pm.

Two members of the Peewee AA Subway Selects received major awards last weekend in Spryfield during their Provincial Play Downs. Jenna Reid of Pictou received Top Defenceman honors as well as Top Scorer for the tournament. Mariah Linehan of New Glasgow received All Star Defenseman honours. Congrats!

Another shout-out: 2 Pictou County boys that have been chosen to be a part of Nova Scotia's U-16 Football Team that will be traveling to Manitoba to compete at the Red River Cup in July.  We are very proud of our Hometown boys Maynard Wilson and Cole Mac Isaac – nice work & best of luck, gentlemen!

With the Halifax McDonald’s win over Newbridge Gladiators last evening, all five teams are now set for the 2014 Atlantic Major Midget Championship.  The tournament hosted by Weeks Major Midgets will get under way April 3rd at the Pictou County Wellness Centre, and run through April 6th. Participating teams are: the Halifax McDonalds, New Brunswick: Saint John Vitos, Kensington Wild from PEI and Central IcePak from Newfoundland. The schedule and all details, as well as live web casting of each game and a live blog can be found on our website at  http://midgetatlantics2014.ca/ .

Registration for the annual NNEC Girl's basketball spring league will take place on March 31st from 6-7pm at North Nova Education Centre. The league will start on Monday, April 7th and is for girls in grades 7-12. The league will run for approximately 8 weeks. Cost is $50 per participant - cheques made payable to North Nova Education Centre Girl's Basketball. For more information, please contact Shane Hampton at 755-8180 ext.160.

Early-bird registration is being offered for those looking to sign up to join the Northern Nova Soccer Club this season, and will be in effect until April 30. NNSC will also be offering online registration this season for the first time, and expect to have that up and running by the end of this month. Traditional registration sessions are planned for:
Saturday March 29th 10:00 am-12:00 noon, William M. Sobey Sports Complex
Thursday April 3rd 6:00-8:00 pm, Pictou County Wellness Centre
Saturday April 12th 10:00-12 noon, William M. Sobey Sports Complex
The club is also making some other positive changes in the 2014 season including eliminating jersey deposits for mini and recreational programming. Jersey deposits are still required for Tier 2 players, and are payable by post-dated cheques only.

On May 10 the 2014  MacGregor Kinsmen Midget AAA’s will be hosting a high level skills clinic presented by the Eastern Baseball Academy . This clinic will run from 1-4 pm and is open to all interested midget and bantam aged players. As spaces are limited contact Scott Fisher at 396 6028 or macgregormidgets@gmail.com  Cost of the clinic is $25 per player. Note: location will be the William M. Sobey indoor soccer complex in Stellarton.

All bantam aged kids for the 2014-15 season are welcome to the Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers identification camp April 22-24. There will be a brief parent meeting scheduled for 5:45 p.m. on the first night at the Wellness Centre, prior to the ice session. The cost for the camp, which runs 6:30-8 p.m. on April 22-23 and 7:30-9 on April 24, is $50. The four and a half hours on ice will involve high tempo practices and inter-squad games.

A coaching workshop is scheduled for the Pictou County Wellness Center next month. Hockey Nova Scotia's High Performance Program coaches will put on the workshop on Saturday, April 5. The clinic will focus on long term player development, effective practices and player evaluation. The event is free and open to all coaches looking to hone their skills. For more information, including how to register, go to hockeynovascotia.ca.

LEVEL 1 AND 2 BASEBALL NOVA SCOTIA UMPIRES DIVISION CLINIC will take place in Westville in the gym at the Town Office Building on April 26. Registration begins at 8:30am with the clinic starting at 9am. The cost is $60 and includes BNSUD membership, clinic fees, and all clinic materials. All new umpires or returning Level 1 or 2 umpires intending to umpire in the Pictou County Region this year must attend. For more information, and to pre-register, contact Joel Rodgers at joel.rodgers@sobeys.com or call 752-6575 after 6pm or 752-8371 ext. 8027 during the day.

You can find all these details in our sports round-up at ecfm.ca. If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca

The Housewives Bowling League is cancelled for today.

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LOCAL SPORTS - MARCH 25
Tuesday 25th March 2014

MARCH 25 - ECFM LOCAL SPORTS MORNING

Registration for the annual NNEC Girl's basketball spring league will take place on March 31st from 6-7pm at North Nova Education Centre. The league will start on Monday, April 7th and is for girls in grades 7-12. The league will run for approximately 8 weeks. Cost is $50 per participant - cheques made payable to North Nova Education Centre Girl's Basketball. For more information, please contact Shane Hampton at 755-8180 ext.160.

Early-bird registration is being offered for those looking to sign up to join the Northern Nova Soccer Club this season, and will be in effect until April 30. NNSC will also be offering online registration this season for the first time, and expect to have that up and running by the end of this month. Traditional registration sessions are planned for:
Saturday March 29th 10:00 am-12:00 noon, William M. Sobey Sports Complex
Thursday April 3rd 6:00-8:00 pm, Pictou County Wellness Centre
Saturday April 12th 10:00-12 noon, William M. Sobey Sports Complex
The club is also making some other positive changes in the 2014 season including eliminating jersey deposits for mini and recreational programming. Jersey deposits are still required for Tier 2 players, and are payable by post-dated cheques only.

On May 10 the 2014  MacGregor Kinsmen Midget AAA’s will be hosting a high level skills clinic presented by the Eastern Baseball Academy . This clinic will run from 1-4 pm and is open to all interested midget and bantam aged players. As spaces are limited contact Scott Fisher at 396 6028 or macgregormidgets@gmail.com  Cost of the clinic is $25 per player. Note: location will be the William M. Sobey indoor soccer complex in Stellarton.

All bantam aged kids for the 2014-15 season are welcome to the Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers identification camp April 22-24. There will be a brief parent meeting scheduled for 5:45 p.m. on the first night at the Wellness Centre, prior to the ice session. The cost for the camp, which runs 6:30-8 p.m. on April 22-23 and 7:30-9 on April 24, is $50. The four and a half hours on ice will involve high tempo practices and inter-squad games.

A coaching workshop is scheduled for the Pictou County Wellness Center next month. Hockey Nova Scotia's High Performance Program coaches will put on the workshop on Saturday, April 5. The clinic will focus on long term player development, effective practices and player evaluation. The event is free and open to all coaches looking to hone their skills. For more information, including how to register, go to hockeynovascotia.ca.

LEVEL 1 AND 2 BASEBALL NOVA SCOTIA UMPIRES DIVISION CLINIC will take place in Westville in the gym at the Town Office Building on April 26. Registration begins at 8:30am with the clinic starting at 9am. The cost is $60 and includes BNSUD membership, clinic fees, and all clinic materials. All new umpires or returning Level 1 or 2 umpires intending to umpire in the Pictou County Region this year must attend. For more information, and to pre-register, contact Joel Rodgers at joel.rodgers@sobeys.com or call 752-6575 after 6pm or 752-8371 ext. 8027 during the day.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - MARCH 24 ***UPDATED AS OF 10:55AM***
Monday 24th March 2014

Several provincial minor hockey championships were held over the weekend, and there were some Pictou County teams participating. In Pee Wee B action, the Thorburn Golden Hawks finished the Round Robin with a 2-1-1 record, missing out on the gold medal game by goal differential. In Bantam A, Pictou went 0-4 as they hosted a very tough field. In Atom B provincials in Baddeck, Thorburn finished 2-2 for third place, while Westville went winless in their four games. At that tournament, Thorburn's captain Ross Martin was named as an All-Star while Camden MacDonald was named top goaltender. In the Female Bantam AA tournament, the Pictou County Subway Selects went 2-1-1 and also just missed out on the gold medal game, taking home bronze. The Pee Wee AA Selects finished 2-2, also getting bronze at the Female Provincials. More provincials are coming up this weekend, and we'll have details on those tournaments later in the week.

The North Nova Gryphons Boys Hockey team travelled to Tantallon this past weekend to take part in the Division 1 provincial Hockey Championships. On Friday morning, The Gryphons first opponents were the Halifax West Warriors, Halifax Division champions. North Nova opened the scoring in the first period but Halifax tied it up on a power play. Halifax scored twice in the second frame to take a 3-1lead but NNEC killed off a 5-3 power play and then scored two quick goals to take the 3-3 tie into the third. North Nova scored to open the third to take the lead and switched into defensive mode to keep the Warriors off the board to take the 4-3 win. Jacob Pentz scored twice with singles to Carson Dunbar and Cody Haas. Assists went to Kale Mason, Darryl Wheadon, and Ryan MacDonald. Joel MacLean back stopped the Gryphons to the victory. Friday afternoons opponents were the Lockview Dragons and the NNEC squad were in tough for the whole game. The Dragons took 41 shots on net minder Lukas MacDonald to take a 5-1 win over NNEC. Craig Murray scored the lone goal for the Gryphons assisted by Darryl Wheadon and Ryan MacDonald. On Saturday morning, the Gryphons faced a tough squad from Cape Breton, the Riverview Redmen. Luke Grant scored a shorthanded goal with 22 seconds remaining in the first period assisted by Jacob Pentz. Riverview scored the only goal of the second to take a tie into the break. Carson Dunbar put the Gryphons ahead in the third assisted by Cody Haas and Wheadon. Jacob Pentz scored an unassisted empty net goal with 44 seconds remaining in the game to seal the 3-1 victory. The two win, one loss record left the Gryphons in second place in their pool, with enough points to make the crossovers Saturday night. The Gryphons opponent for the crossover game was the CP Allan Cheetahs, defending provincial champions. The Cheetahs scored the only goal of the first period and scored two in the second.  Chris Brooker assisted by Tyler Baird put NNEC on the board on a power play goal ,but it was all CP Allan in the third as they scored three goals to take the game 6-1. Goal keeper Lukas MacDonald faced 54 shots in the net. CP Allan went on to win the Provincials defeating the  Lockview Dragons 2-1 in the championship game.

The Trenton Mini Boys basketball team captured the Provincial Banner this week-end with a 39-26 victory over Dartmouth.  Dartmouth jumped out to an early 15-8 lead but the Trojans swarming defence created havoc enroute to a 12-0 run to enter half-time ahead 20-15. The second half proved to be more of the same as the Trojans defence took over and the boys cruised home with the victory.  The Trojans advanced to the finals with a hard fought 37-20 victory over Bedford. Leading scorers for the weekend were Brandon Campbell, Nick MacInnis, Ben Turnbull and Jared Fraser.  The Trojans top defenders for the weekend were Brady Campbell, Zac Baillie, Logan Taylor and Erik Ferguson.  Nick MacInnis was named tournament MVP while Brandon Campbell was named to the All-Star team.

Registration for the annual NNEC Girl's basketball spring league will take place on March 31st from 6-7pm at North Nova Education Centre. The league will start on Monday, April 7th and is for girls in grades 7-12. The league will run for approximately 8 weeks. Cost is $50 per participant - cheques made payable to North Nova Education Centre Girl's Basketball. For more information, please contact Shane Hampton at 755-8180 ext.160.

Early-bird registration is being offered for those looking to sign up to join the Northern Nova Soccer Club this season, and will be in effect until April 30. NNSC will also be offering online registration this season for the first time, and expect to have that up and running by the end of this month. Traditional registration sessions are planned for:
Saturday March 29th 10:00 am-12:00 noon, William M. Sobey Sports Complex
Thursday April 3rd 6:00-8:00 pm, Pictou County Wellness Centre
Saturday April 12th 10:00-12 noon, William M. Sobey Sports Complex
The club is also making some other positive changes in the 2014 season including eliminating jersey deposits for mini and recreational programming. Jersey deposits are still required for Tier 2 players, and are payable by post-dated cheques only. The club is also restructuring the Saturday mini soccer programming to ensure level opportunities for players, and to encourage parents to get involved in the game. In 2013, the club introduced a ‘Parents Guide to NNU Soccer’, that helps guide parents through the club’s programming, and is available on the website and Facebook page. Requests for players to play with friends and request certain coaches will no longer be accepted by the club, with the exception of special circumstances.

All bantam aged kids for the 2014-15 season are welcome to the Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers identification camp April 22-24. There will be a brief parent meeting scheduled for 5:45 p.m. on the first night at the Wellness Centre, prior to the ice session. The cost for the camp, which runs 6:30-8 p.m. on April 22-23 and 7:30-9 on April 24, is $50. The four and a half hours on ice will involve high tempo practices and inter-squad games.

A coaching workshop is scheduled for the Pictou County Wellness Center next month. Hockey Nova Scotia's High Performance Program coaches will put on the workshop on Saturday, April 5. The clinic will focus on long term player development, effective practices and player evaluation. The event is free and open to all coaches looking to hone their skills. For more information, including how to register, go to hockeynovascotia.ca.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP *SUNDAY MARCH 23*
Sunday 23rd March 2014

The tie is broken in the MHL playoff series between the Weeks Crushers and the Amherst Ramblers. The Pictou County team came out on top with a 5-2 score at Wellness Centre last night. Crusher Nick Parker led the teams charge with a hat-trick, with singles from JP Harvey, David Stephens. The Crushers now lead in the best of 7 series 3 to 2. Game six of the Eastlink Division semi-final will be heard on ECFM – live from Amherst Stadium with Michael Petter this Wednesday starting at 6:45.

The 31st annual Donald Keddy Hockey Tournament is this weekend with the 35 and over games- all games are at the Westville Rink. Last year the two weekend event raised close to $18,000 with all money going to Pictou County Charities.

The Pictou Maripac Bantam A team is hosting the provincial tournament this weekend at the Hector Arena in Pictou. Other Pictou County teams attending provincials this weekend include the Thorburn Golden Hawks at the Pee Wee B Provincials on the South Shore, the Pictou County Bantam A Team,and the Thorburn Golden Hawks and Westville Miners both at the Atom B Provincials in Baddeck. The Pictou County Pee Wee AA Subway Selects are in Spryfield participating in the 2014 Nova Scotia Female Pee Wee AA Championships.

Play-offs for the Chediac Furniture  Nova Hockey League wrapped up this weekend at the Stellarton Rink. Saturday games saw Connors victorious over Whitey's Vikings by a 5-4 score, then the Thistle Bar overcame Nat Pro Gas 6 to 4. The Championship game saw Thistle Bar take on Connors. Thistle Bar won the game 6-4 led by doubles off the sticks of Jay Campbell and Nathan Chisholm. Chisholm was also named MVP of the play-offs.

Tournaments going next weekend with Pictou County teams include the Pee Wee A division, where the Crushers will compete at the tournament hosted by South Shore, the Female Midget A Provincials where the Subway Selects will head to Cumberland, Female Bantam A Provincials will be hosted by Pictou County, and the Female Atom Division where Antigonish will play host.

The MacGregor Kinsmen Midget AAA baseball organization is pleased to announce the start of spring training. First session is today from 6-8 with registration at 5 pm at the William M. Sobey indoor soccer complex in Stellarton. The next sessions will be held from 2-4 on the afternoons of April 06, 13th and 20th.Players must be registered to take part & all midget-aged players are encouraged to attend. Tryouts will be under the direction of head coach Ryan Thibeau and his staff. Cost will be $10 per session. All players will require indoor shoes, workout clothing and water. This year the MacGregor Kinsmen are also opening the session to bantam aged players looking to get a start on their season. In addition: on May 10 , the team will host a high-level skills clinic presented by the Eastern Baseball Academy . This clinic will run from 1-4 pm and is open to all interested midget and bantam aged players. Space is limited and the cost of that clinic is $25. For more info contact Scott Fisher at macgregormidgets@gmail.com or 396 6028.

A clinic for umpires will be held in the gym of Westville Town Office on April 26th. All new umpireses or Current Level 1 or 2 umpires who intend to umpire this season in the Pictou County region must attend.Clinic is 9 to 5 with registration at 8:30am. The $60 registration fee includes BNSUD membership fees and all clinic materials. Please wear sneakers and loose fitting clothing and a ballglove and mask if you have those. And if you are a returning ump, bring your rulebook. Pre-registration is recommended as space is limited. Contact Joel Rodgers by email at joel.rodgers@sobeys.com, or call 752-8371 ext. 8027 or after 6pm: 752-6575.

Early-bird registration is being offered for those looking to sign up to join the Northern Nova Soccer Club this season, and will be in effect until April 30. NNSC will also be offering online registration this season for the first time, and expect to have that up and running by the end of this month. Traditional registration sessions are planned for next Saturday March 29th 10-12 noon at the William M. Sobey Sports Complex, then on Thursday April 3rd 6:00-8:00 pm, Pictou County Wellness Centre and finally on Saturday April 12th 10:00-12 noon, William M. Sobey Sports Complex. The club is also making some other positive changes in the 2014 season including eliminating jersey deposits for mini and recreational programming. Jersey deposits are still required for Tier 2 players, and are payable by post-dated cheques only.

All bantam-aged kids for the 2014-15 season are welcome to the Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers identification camp April 22-24. There will be a brief parent meeting scheduled for 5:45 p.m. on the first night at the Wellness Centre, prior to the ice session. The cost for the camp, which runs 6:30-8 p.m. on April 22-23 and 7:30-9 on April 24, is $50. The four and a half hours on ice will involve high tempo practices and inter-squad games.

Hockey Nova Scotia's High Performance Program coaches will put on a coaching workshop on Saturday, April 5. The clinic will focus on long term player development, effective practices and player evaluation. The event is free and open to all coaches looking to hone their skills. For more information, including how to register, go to hockeynovascotia.ca.

You can find all these details in our sports round-up at ecfm.ca. If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca


COMPLETE LIST OF ALLOCATION OF $10 000 ART PRIZE SHARED BY PICTOU COUNTY
Saturday 22nd March 2014

Allocation of the $10 000 in prize money that came with the Community Art and Culture Recognition Award from the Nova Scotia Leadership Council has been shared in equal portions (approximately $1400 each) among the following:

Pictou Landing – using funds to add a “Culture Day” open to entire community during Mi'kmaq History month in October.

Town of Westville - are spreading the money between three organizations: the Canada Day Celebrations, the Garden Club as well as some work on the War Memorial & Miners Monument that will be unveiled for Remembrance Day 2014.

Town of Trenton – donated funds to the Heritage Room, which houses displays of the culture and history of town going back to the 1800s.

Town of Pictou – donated funds to the deCoste Entertainment Society, and will be spent on design work related to upgrading the facility.

Town of Stellarton – council voted unanimously to return the town's winning portion back to the one-year-old Creative Pictou County Arts Society (the group made the detailed application that won the prize) in hopes the re-investment will keep the Arts Society moving forward with “great momentum”.

Municipality of Pictou County – also chose to re-invest their portion in the Creative Pictou County Arts Council, as Deputy Warden Andy Thompson put it: to “pay it forward” by supporting a unifying creative force in the County.

Town of New Glasgow - donated their portion of the award towards a Community Art Room which introduces youth to the many disciplines of art at the NSCAD- New Glasgow Community Studio through mentoring with many local artists, including the artists in residences. New Glasgow Mayor Barrie MacMillan in accepting the award said, “There are treasures and talents here to be discovered by our fellow Nova Scotians as well as visitors from around the world and what better way to support the arts than through our most important treasures- our children."


ARTS GALA CELEBRATES CREATIVITY IN PICTOU COUNTY
Saturday 22nd March 2014

Last evening in New Glasgow, artists gathered to celebrate a art prize awarded to the community of Pictou County. The gala at Celtic Circle was hosted by the one-year-old Creative Pictou County Arts Society who submitted a 61-page application celebrating creativity in the county. The Community Art and Culture Recognition award came with a 10 000 prize. The towns of Westville, Trenton, NG and Pictou chose to invest their prize winnings to individual projects, while the town of Stellarton and the Municipality of Pictou County both chose to re-invest their portion of the prize back into the Creative Pictou County Arts Society.


LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP *SATURDAY MARCH 22*
Saturday 22nd March 2014

Tie-breaking game five tonight in the MHL playoff series between the Weeks Crushers and the Amherst Ramblers. That game gets underway at the Pictou County Wellness Centre at 7:00pm. Game six will be heard live on ECFM next Wednesday at 6:45.

The 31st annual Donald Keddy Hockey Tournament is this weekend with the 35 and over games. Tournament goes until Sunday with all games at the Westville Rink. Last year the two weekend event raised close to $18,000 with all money going to Pictou County Charities. Entertainment tonight at the White Tail Pub with the Scott Hill Band, Andrew Reid, and Jessie & Derek.

The Pictou County Pee Wee AA Subway Selects are in Spryfield to participate in the 2014 Nova Scotia Female Pee Wee AA Championships. Yesterday the Selects faced Halifax and Bedford and this morning the Pictou County girls play the host TASA/Chebucto Ducks at 8:30 a.m. then the Valley Wild at 4 p.m. The provincial skills competition takes place at 2:30 this afternoon.

The Pictou Maripac Bantam A team is hosting the provincial tournament this weekend at the Hector Arena in Pictou. Other Pictou County teams hitting provincials this weekend include the Thorburn Golden Hawks at the Pee Wee B Provincials at South Shore, the Pictou County Bantam A Team, the Thorburn Golden Hawks and Westville Miners will both be at the Atom B Provincials in Baddeck.

Play-offs for the Chediac Furniture  Nova Hockey League are underway with two games last night: both matches required overtime as the Thistle Bar team overcame  Can-connect by a 5-4 score, and Connors came out on top over Dewtie's Excavating   - also with a score of 5-4. The Connors charge was led by Bobby Zinck, who scored the evening's only hat-trick. Playoffs continue today with Connors meeting Whitey's Vikings at 1:30, at 3pm it will be Nat Pro Gas vs the Thistle Bar team. The Champion Game is set for tonight at  8:00 – all games at the Stellarton Rink.

Tournaments going next weekend with Pictou County teams include the Pee Wee A division, where the Crushers will compete at the tournament hosted by South Shore, the Female Midget A Provincials where the Subway Selects will head to Cumberland, Female Bantam A Provincials will be hosted by Pictou County, and the Female Atom Division where Antigonish will play host.

The MacGregor Kinsmen Midget AAA baseball organization is pleased to announce the start of spring training. The sessions will begin on this Sunday (March 23) from 6-8 pm. Registration at 5 pm. Players must be registered to take part and All midget aged players are encouraged to attend. Tryouts will be under the direction of head coach Ryan Thibeau and his staff. Cost will be $10 per session. All players will require indoor shoes, workout clothing and water. This year the MacGregor Kinsmen are also opening the session to bantam aged players looking to get a start on their season. For further info please contact Scott Fisher at macgregormidgets@gmail.com or 396 6028. Note: location will be the William M. Sobey indoor soccer complex in Stellarton. Dates of the spring sessions are :
March 23 - 6-8 pm
April 06 - 2-4 pm
April 13 - 2-4 pm
April 20 - 2-4 pm

In addition May 10 the 2014  MacGregor Kinsmen Midget AAA’s will be hosting a high level skills clinic presented by the Eastern Baseball Academy . This clinic will run from 1-4 pm and is open to all interested midget and bantam aged players. As spaces are limited contact Scott Fisher at 396 6028 or macgregormidgets@gmail.com  Cost of the clinic is $25 per player. Note: location will be the William M. Sobey indoor soccer complex in Stellarton.

Early-bird registration is being offered for those looking to sign up to join the Northern Nova Soccer Club this season, and will be in effect until April 30. NNSC will also be offering online registration this season for the first time, and expect to have that up and running by the end of this month. Traditional registration sessions are planned for:
Saturday March 29th 10:00 am-12:00 noon, William M. Sobey Sports Complex
Thursday April 3rd 6:00-8:00 pm, Pictou County Wellness Centre
Saturday April 12th 10:00-12 noon, William M. Sobey Sports Complex
The club is also making some other positive changes in the 2014 season including eliminating jersey deposits for mini and recreational programming. Jersey deposits are still required for Tier 2 players, and are payable by post-dated cheques only.

All bantam aged kids for the 2014-15 season are welcome to the Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers identification camp April 22-24. There will be a brief parent meeting scheduled for 5:45 p.m. on the first night at the Wellness Centre, prior to the ice session. The cost for the camp, which runs 6:30-8 p.m. on April 22-23 and 7:30-9 on April 24, is $50. The four and a half hours on ice will involve high tempo practices and inter-squad games.

A coaching workshop is scheduled for the Pictou County Wellness Center next month. Hockey Nova Scotia's High Performance Program coaches will put on the workshop on Saturday, April 5. The clinic will focus on long term player development, effective practices and player evaluation. The event is free and open to all coaches looking to hone their skills. For more information, including how to register, go to hockeynovascotia.ca.

You can find all these details in our sports round-up at ecfm.ca. If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca


LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - MARCH 21
Friday 21st March 2014

Last night the Crushers were able to buck one trend in their opening round MHL playoff series with the Amherst Ramblers, in that for the first time in four games the visiting team scored first. The Crushers had a 2-0 lead just 3:03 into the first period, but were not able to maintain it as the home team has still yet to lose, with the Ramblers coming back to take game four by a score of 5-4 and even up the series at two games apiece. Game five will go Saturday night from the Wellness Centre at 7:00pm. Game six will be heard live on ECFM next Wednesday at 6:45.

The 31st annual Donald Keddy Hockey Tournament begins this weekend with the 35 and over games. Tournament runs Friday March 21st at 6pm till Sunday March 23rd with all games at the Westville Rink. Last year the two weekend event raised close to $18,000 with all money going to Pictou County Charities. Entertainment will be Saturday night at the White Tail Pub. Those playing are ... Scott Hill Band, Andrew Reid, and Jessie & Derek.

The Pictou County Pee Wee AA Subway Selects are in Spryfield to participate in the 2014 Nova Scotia Female Pee Wee AA Championships. The Selects face the Halifax Hawks at 3 p.m. and the Bedford Blues at 7 p.m. On Saturday the Pictou County girls play the host TASA/Chebucto Ducks at 8:30 a.m. and the Valley Wild at 4 p.m. The provincial skills competition takes place at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday.

The Pictou Maripac Bantam A team is hosting the provincial tournament this weekend at the Hector Arena in Pictou. It gets underway with Pictou versus Truro at 11am. today with Opening ceremonies set for 4:30pm. Other Pictou County teams hitting provincials this weekend include the Thorburn Golden Hawks at the Pee Wee B Provincials at South Shore, the Pictou County Bantam A Team, the Thorburn Golden Hawks and Westville Miners will both be at the Atom B Provincials in Baddeck.

Tournaments going next weekend with Pictou County teams include the Pee Wee A division, where the Crushers will compete at the tournament hosted by South Shore, the Female Midget A Provincials where the Subway Selects will head to Cumberland, Female Bantam A Provincials will be hosted by Pictou County, and the Female Atom Division where Antigonish will play host.

Early-bird registration is being offered for those looking to sign up to join the Northern Nova Soccer Club this season, and will be in effect until April 30. NNSC will also be offering online registration this season for the first time, and expect to have that up and running by the end of this month. Traditional registration sessions are planned for:
Saturday March 29th 10:00 am-12:00 noon, William M. Sobey Sports Complex
Thursday April 3rd 6:00-8:00 pm, Pictou County Wellness Centre
Saturday April 12th 10:00-12 noon, William M. Sobey Sports Complex
The club is also making some other positive changes in the 2014 season including eliminating jersey deposits for mini and recreational programming. Jersey deposits are still required for Tier 2 players, and are payable by post-dated cheques only.

The MacGregor Kinsmen Midget AAA baseball organization is pleased to announce the start of spring training. The sessions will begin on this Sunday (March 23) from 6-8 pm. Registration at 5 pm. Players must be registered to take part and All midget aged players are encouraged to attend. Tryouts will be under the direction of head coach Ryan Thibeau and his staff. Cost will be $10 per session. All players will require indoor shoes, workout clothing and water. This year the MacGregor Kinsmen are also opening the session to bantam aged players looking to get a start on their season. For further info please contact Scott Fisher at macgregormidgets@gmail.com or 396 6028. Note: location will be the William M. Sobey indoor soccer complex in Stellarton. Dates of the spring sessions are :
March 23 - 6-8 pm
April 06 - 2-4 pm
April 13 - 2-4 pm
April 20 - 2-4 pm

In addition May 10 the 2014  MacGregor Kinsmen Midget AAA’s will be hosting a high level skills clinic presented by the Eastern Baseball Academy . This clinic will run from 1-4 pm and is open to all interested midget and bantam aged players. As spaces are limited contact Scott Fisher at 396 6028 or macgregormidgets@gmail.com  Cost of the clinic is $25 per player. Note: location will be the William M. Sobey indoor soccer complex in Stellarton.

All bantam aged kids for the 2014-15 season are welcome to the Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers identification camp April 22-24. There will be a brief parent meeting scheduled for 5:45 p.m. on the first night at the Wellness Centre, prior to the ice session. The cost for the camp, which runs 6:30-8 p.m. on April 22-23 and 7:30-9 on April 24, is $50. The four and a half hours on ice will involve high tempo practices and inter-squad games.

A coaching workshop is scheduled for the Pictou County Wellness Center next month. Hockey Nova Scotia's High Performance Program coaches will put on the workshop on Saturday, April 5. The clinic will focus on long term player development, effective practices and player evaluation. The event is free and open to all coaches looking to hone their skills. For more information, including how to register, go to hockeynovascotia.ca.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - MARCH 20 ***UPDATED***
Thursday 20th March 2014

It's game night as the playoff series between the Weeks Jr A Crushers and Amherst Ramblers continues in the MHL. The Crushers go into Game 4 on the road tonight with a 2-1 series lead, and could set themselves up to come home with a chance to end the series Saturday. Game time tonight is 7pm, and Michael Petter will be on the air tonight starting at 6:30 with Slapshot. Please note the special start time for Slapshot, which will lead directly into the pregame show before puck drop at 7pm.

March has been a busy month for the Kanokai Judo Club, with members attending events in Boston and Halifax on consecutive weekends. Marshall Fitt was one of 15 members of Team Nova Scotia to compete at the Pedro International Judo Challenge in Boston on March 8. Fitt was one of three medalists from the province, and the only Nova Scotian to win a Gold Medal. The very next weekend Fitt was a Gold Medalist again, this time at the Atlantic Judo Championship in Halifax. Bailey MacDonald also took a Gold Medal, while Jesse Hemmings, Megan Constable, and Kyle Sutherland won Silver.

The Pictou County Pee Wee AA Subway Selects travel to Spryfield tomorrow to participate in the 2014 Nova Scotia Female Pee Wee AA Championships. The Selects face the Halifax Hawks at 3 p.m. and the Bedford Blues at 7 p.m. On Saturday the Pictou County girls play the host TASA/Chebucto Ducks at 8:30 a.m. and the Valley Wild at 4 p.m. The provincial skills competition takes place at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday.

The Pictou Maripac Bantam A team is hosting the provincial tournament this weekend at the Hector Arena in Pictou. It gets underway with Pictou versus Truro at 11am. tomorrow(Friday) with Opening ceremonies set for 4:30pm. Other Pictou County teams hitting provincials this weekend include the Thorburn Golden Hawks at the Pee Wee B Provincials at South Shore, the Pictou County Bantam A Team, the Thorburn Golden Hawks and Westville Miners will both be at the Atom B Provincials in Baddeck.

Results from 3 Sunday night games in the Chediac Furniture Nova Hockey League: Led by a hat-trick by Dennis Fanning, the first game saw Whitey's Vikings roll over Can-connect with a 10-3 score. In the second, Nat Pro Gas overcame Dewtie's Excavating 10 to 5 with Ryan Thompson leading the charge with 3 goals, and finally, Connors beat Thistle Bar by a 9-3 score. Connors's 9 consisted of 3 hat-tricks from Bruce Levy, mark Clarke and Derek MacLean.

Tournaments going next weekend with Pictou County teams include the Pee Wee A division, where the Crushers will compete at the tournament hosted by South Shore, the Female Midget A Provincials where the Subway Selects will head to Cumberland, Female Bantam A Provincials will be hosted by Pictou County, and the Female Atom Division where Antigonish will play host.

Early-bird registration is being offered for those looking to sign up to join the Northern Nova Soccer Club this season, and will be in effect until April 30. NNSC will also be offering online registration this season for the first time, and expect to have that up and running by the end of this month. Traditional registration sessions are planned for:
Saturday March 29th 10:00 am-12:00 noon, William M. Sobey Sports Complex
Thursday April 3rd 6:00-8:00 pm, Pictou County Wellness Centre
Saturday April 12th 10:00-12 noon, William M. Sobey Sports Complex
The club is also making some other positive changes in the 2014 season including eliminating jersey deposits for mini and recreational programming. Jersey deposits are still required for Tier 2 players, and are payable by post-dated cheques only. The club is also restructuring the Saturday mini soccer programming to ensure level opportunities for players, and to encourage parents to get involved in the game. In 2013, the club introduced a ‘Parents Guide to NNU Soccer’, that helps guide parents through the club’s programming, and is available on the website and Facebook page. Requests for players to play with friends and request certain coaches will no longer be accepted by the club, with the exception of special circumstances.

The MacGregor Kinsmen Midget AAA baseball organization is pleased to announce the start of spring training. The sessions will begin on this Sunday (March 23) from 6-8 pm. Registration at 5 pm. Players must be registered to take part and All midget aged players are encouraged to attend. Tryouts will be under the direction of head coach Ryan Thibeau and his staff. Cost will be $10 per session. All players will require indoor shoes, workout clothing and water. This year the MacGregor Kinsmen are also opening the session to bantam aged players looking to get a start on their season. For further info please contact Scott Fisher at macgregormidgets@gmail.com or 396 6028. Note: location will be the William M. Sobey indoor soccer complex in Stellarton. Dates of the spring sessions are :
March 23 - 6-8 pm
April 06 - 2-4 pm
April 13 - 2-4 pm
April 20 - 2-4 pm

In addition May 10 the 2014  MacGregor Kinsmen Midget AAA’s will be hosting a high level skills clinic presented by the Eastern Baseball Academy . This clinic will run from 1-4 pm and is open to all interested midget and bantam aged players. As spaces are limited contact Scott Fisher at 396 6028 or macgregormidgets@gmail.com  Cost of the clinic is $25 per player. Note: location will be the William M. Sobey indoor soccer complex in Stellarton.

All bantam aged kids for the 2014-15 season are welcome to the Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers identification camp April 22-24. There will be a brief parent meeting scheduled for 5:45 p.m. on the first night at the Wellness Centre, prior to the ice session. The cost for the camp, which runs 6:30-8 p.m. on April 22-23 and 7:30-9 on April 24, is $50. The four and a half hours on ice will involve high tempo practices and inter-squad games.

A coaching workshop is scheduled for the Pictou County Wellness Center next month. Hockey Nova Scotia's High Performance Program coaches will put on the workshop on Saturday, April 5. The clinic will focus on long term player development, effective practices and player evaluation. The event is free and open to all coaches looking to hone their skills. For more information, including how to register, go to hockeynovascotia.ca.

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HIGHLAND CONSOLIDATED AND EAST PICTOU MIDDLE SCHOOLS VOTED TO CLOSE
Thursday 20th March 2014

Chignecto Central Regional School Board has voted in favor of closing two schools in Pictou County following a contentious meeting last night in Truro. East Pictou Middle School will close after renovations to Frank H MacDonald School can be completed to accommodate the needs of becoming a P-8 facility. While that decision met with the unanimous consent of the Board and passed with very brief discussion, the next motion was on the table for the majority of the night. One councilor, Ron Marks who represents Stellarton and Westville on the Board, voted against closing Highland Consolidated Middle School, but his was the only dissenting vote. Westville Mayor Roger MacKay, who led a contingent of residents to the meeting on a bus, says he has questions about the decision making process. MacKay addressed the Board after the vote was taken, saying that the fight to keep Highland open is not over yet. Marks says he was disappointed that the Board did not come to the conclusion that Highland Consolidated could reopen, based upon reports that the air quality issues had been resolved. The students from Highland Consolidated have been attending Dr. WA MacLeod School in Riverton, and with the vote last night, that move will become permanent.

SCHOOL BOARD TO VOTE ON FUTURE OF EAST PICTOU AND HIGHLAND SCHOOLS
Wednesday 19th March 2014

The futures of two Pictou County schools will be discussed and are scheduled to be voted upon tonight as the Chignecto Central Regional School Board holds their monthly meeting in Truro. East Pictou Middle School is likely to be closed with the students moving just up the road to Frank H MacDonald, although the board has the option to keep East Pictou open until renovations to Frank H are completed. A more contentious debate is likely to occur around the possible permanent closure of Highland Consolidated School in Westville, with those students staying at Dr. WA MacLeod School. At issue is whether the air quality at Highland is adequate for students to return, whether Dr. WA MacLeod has suitable facilities for middle school students, and which course of action is more financially viable. The meeting tonight is scheduled for 7pm at the Central Board Office in Truro.

CREATIVE PICTOU COUNTY ARTS COUNCIL WANTS TO SHOWCASE VARIETY OF LOCAL TALENT TO CELEBRATE PROVINCIA
Monday 17th March 2014

The Creative Pictou County Arts Council is inviting all local artists to share their talents this Friday, in celebration of the united Pictou County identity that won the provincial Community Art and Culture Recognition Award. The $10 000 prize was divided between Pictou Landing First Nations, the Municipality of Pictou County and the Towns of Westville, Pictou, Stellarton, Trenton & New Glasgow for their investment in the art and culture sector. As the art council enters it's second year, it aims to showcase a variety of local talent at the event - through performances, displays and slide shows. Inclusivity of all art forms at all levels is a driving force of the art council who welcome dance, theatre, music, visual arts, photography,and written or spoken word. If you want to join the celebration, just send an email to creativepictoucounty@gmail.com. If you want to perform use the subject line 'invitation request', and if you have pictures of local talent for the slide show, e-mail with subject line 'local talent'. Pictures could be of artists, bands, societies, performances, books, albums, paintings, sculptures, or any message you share with our community. The event gets underway at 6:30pm this Friday at the Celtic circle in downtown New Glasgow.


ANOTHER YEAR OF RED INK FOR WELLNESS CENTRE
Friday 14th March 2014

The final numbers will be tallied at the end of the month, and as expected, the Pictou County Wellness Centre will run another deficit this fiscal year. The first year of operations saw a deficit of $450,000. Pictou County Warden Ron Baillie says his Municipality budgeted for their share of that operational deficit, and the other towns did the same, except for Westville, which is not responsible for covering operational costs. Westville did agree to allow a deed transfer tax to help cover the capital costs of the Wellness Centre. While the closing of John Brother MacDonald Stadium did boost average usage rates from about 42 percent to over 60 percent, general manager Mike Adam says it's not enough to stop the red ink yet. Adam says in addition to attracting more ice usage, he's also looking at hosting events like wedding receptions, conferences and concerts to boost revenue. Adam also says they plan to keep the ice in the Sobeys arena through the summer, since it would make more financial sense than taking it out for a short period and flooding again.

WESTVILLE COUNCIL STILL WORKING TO REOPEN HIGHLAND CONSOLIDATED
Thursday 13th March 2014

Westville Town Council does not consider the closure of Highland Consolidated School to be a done deal, and have plans in the works to make sure the School Board hears that loud and clear. Mayor Roger MacKay has announced that a bus will take residents of Westville and Stellarton to Truro next Wednesday to attend the meeting of the Chignecto Central Regional School Board. The Board will be voting on whether to permanently close the school in Westville and move students to Dr. WA MacLeod School, where they have been attending for the past two years while air quality issues are investigated. A recent report indicates that the air quality at the school is at acceptable levels, and roughly 1.5 million dollars would be needed to keep it that way, as opposed to 3.7 million to spend on Dr. WA MacLeod to bring it up to necessary levels.

STELLARTON COUNCIL MAY NOT BE ON SAME PAGE ABOUT POLICING
Tuesday 11th March 2014

Policing the town of Stellarton was under discussion again at last nights Stellarton Town Council meeting.  While  Councillor  George Megeney seemed to believe that the decision had been whittled to the choices of joining police forces with Westville or keeping things as they are - councilors had other ideas.  Denise Taylor said she did not think a decision had been made at the last meeting of  the Police Review Board, an opinion echoed by councilors Judith MacLellan and Ken Francis.  Megeney said he found that the information gathering meeting made it very clear that the majority interest was between joining Westville or maintaining the status quo, but that he will call a meeting to confirm the wishes of the Board shortly. 


LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - MARCH 11 **UPDATED**
Tuesday 11th March 2014

Thorburn and District Minor Hockey’s atom B team are capping off a successful season with an appearance in the provincial championship hosted by Baddeck, March 21-23. After finishing the regular season first overall in their division the Thorburn Golden Hawks recently completed a sweep of their three-game qualifier series defeating Westville, Strait Richmond and Port Hood to finish on top of the North Conference.

The New Glasgow Bombers defeated the Pictou Maripacs 6 -3 in the Peewee Rec League championship game. Scoring for New Glasgow were John Windsor (3), Jackson Beadle (2) and Jarrod Francis.

A Hopewell native playing NCAA college hockey is four wins away from winning a national championship. Blake Cormier is a second year student at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, where he plays defense for the Polar Bears who were recently named to the Division III tournament. The opening round goes Wednesday, when the Bowdoin Polar Bears will travel to Oswego, NY to face the Oswego State Lakers.

A Hopewell native playing NCAA college hockey is four wins away from winning a national championship. Blake Cormier is a second year student at Bowdoin (BOW dun) College in Brunswick, Maine, where he plays defense for the Polar Bears who were recently named to the Division III tournament. The opening round goes Wednesday, when the Bowdoin Polar Bears will travel to Oswego, NY to face the Oswego State Lakers.

Meanwhile, a Stellarton native is also working toward a National Championship in women's hockey. Blayre Turnbull and the Wisconsin Badgers have made the National Championship Tournament as the fourth seed, and will face the Harvard Crimson in the Quarter-Finals on Saturday.

The U13 Knighthawks volleyball team made it to the semi-finals of their tournament over the weekend, winning their pool with a 4-2 record, despite playing in the U14 division. In the semi-finals, they lost 25-18, 25-23 to the U14 Truro Cougars, who are currently ranked #2 in the province. Overall, a very good showing by the girls playing against older teams.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - MARCH 7
Friday 7th March 2014

The Weeks Jr A Crushers finished the regular season with 4 consecutive wins after beating the Amherst Ramblers 4-0 last night at the Pictou County Wellness Center. Brandon Thibeau recorded his third shutout of the season, and the team's fifth, as they also recorded their sixth victory in eight regular season meetings with the Ramblers. Garrett Holmes was one of four Crushers with two points on the night, as he scored his 15th and 16th goals of the season. The game was a preview of the Crushers' first round playoff series, which begins next Thursday at the Wellness Center, against these same Ramblers. The first broadcast on East Coast FM will be game 2 of the series, two nights later from Amherst Stadium.

Crushers Playoff Schedule Round 1:
Game 1 – Thursday, March 13, Amherst @ Crushers 7pm at the Wellness Center
Game 2 – Saturday, March 15, Crushers @ Amherst 7pm from Amherst, pregame show at 6:45pm
Game 3 – Tuesday, March 18, Amherst @ Crushers 7pm at the Wellness Center
Game 4 – Thursday, March 20, Crushers @ Amherst 7pm from Amherst, pregame show at 6:45pm
Game 5 (if necessary) – Saturday, March 22, Amherst @ Crushers 7pm at the Wellness Center
Game 6 (if necessary) – Wednesday, March 26, Crushers @ Amherst 7pm from Amherst, pregame show at 6:45pm
Game 7 (if necessary) –Thursday, March 27, Amherst @ Crushers 7pm at the Wellness Center

The North Nova Gryphons Boys hockey team took the Division 1 Banner Thursday night in Truro with a 4-2 victory over the CEC Cougars. The Gryphons were bolstered by the large number of fans who made the trip over Mt Thom to cheer on the North Nova squad. There was no scoring in the first period but the Cougars scored in the first minute of the second frame to take the lead. The Gryphons responded quickly 32 seconds later on a blast from the point by Ryan Chabbassol on a feed from Ryan MacDonald to even the game at 1. Ryan Mac Donald put the Gryphons ahead midway through the second with a shorthanded goal assisted by Darryl Wheadon. Tyler Baird opened the third period with a breakaway goal assisted by Craig Murray and Darryl Wheadon. Truro pressed for another goal and finally beat netminder Joel MacLean with a puck that barely trickled over the line. With 2 minutes remaining in the game, North Nova took a penalty but the Gryphons managed to keep control of the puck and Darryl Wheadon scored an unassisted short handed empty net goal with 23 seconds left in the game to seal the win. The NNEC squad received the Regional Banner and will advance to provincial play downs in Upper Tantallon at the St. Margaret's Centre March 21-23rd.

Last night at the Westville Miners Sports Center, the Rangers defeated the Bruins 8-7 in Leo Fahey Twilight Hockey League action Leanne MacDonald led the Rangers with a hat trick with single tallies going to Debbie MacLean, Juanita MacKeigan, Karen Campbell, Kelly Marshall and Christa Webber. Melanie Hill had a hat trick to pace the Bruins attack: aided by single markers off the sticks of Amy Cameron, Sheri Palmer, Dawn MacKay and Jennifer MacDonald.

Northumberland High announced its Subway athletes of the month for February: On the boy's side, Dallas MacDonald, a member of the NRHS Boys Hockey team, he's been a strong presence on both the offensive and defensive ends of the ice this season. Olivia Langille is the female athlete for February: Olivia is a leader on the snowboard team. She always brings a positive attitude with lots of determination. Olivia placed first at regionals.

The Pictou County Bantam AA Subway Selects will be hosting the 2014 Hockey Nova Scotia Female Bantam AA Championships this weekend at the Hector Arena in Pictou. The tournament will feature the top female bantam aged hockey players in the Province. Teams from Halifax, Cole Harbour, TASA, Valley along with the Host Pictou County Subway Selects are vying for a gold medal in a round robin from which the top two teams will play for gold on Sunday. Tournament passes are $10 with a day pass $5. Teams begin action Friday Morning at 11am with Pictou County hosting Cole Harbour in Game #1. The Championship game is set for Sunday at 11AM. Pictou County plays at 11am & 5pm on Friday, and 830am & 1230pm on Saturday. Opening ceremonies are 4:30pm on Friday.

Best of luck to the Pictou County Atom AAA Crushers, getting ready for playdowns at the Wellness Center this week-end.

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SCHOOL BOARD DISCUSSES CLOSURES AHEAD OF VOTE
Thursday 6th March 2014

School reviews took up the majority of the meeting of the Chignecto Central Regional School Board Committee of the Whole last night in Truro. However, the future of Highland Consolidated School was the topic of much more conversation than East Pictou Middle School. East Pictou Middle School will likely be closed and those students will be attend at Frank H MacDonald School, which would result in a move of roughly 300 metres up the road. The Board has up to five years to make that move, and will likely wait until alterations to Frank H MacDonald are completed before transferring the students over. Students from Highland have been attending Dr. WA MacLeod for the past two school years due to issues with the building, although some debate continues to exist over the magnitude of those issues. There were many impassioned pleas to keep the school open during Monday's public consultation meeting, and Ron Marks, who represents Westville and Stellarton on the Board, echoed some of those pleas at last night's meeting. The Board will not formally vote on whether to close the schools until March 19.


EAST PICTOU PARENTS READY FOR STUDENTS TO MERGE WITH FRANK H ELEMENTARY
Wednesday 5th March 2014

Although the formal decision on the closure of East Pictou School will be made March 19th at the Board’s monthly meeting in Truro, it seems the community of East Pictou is eager to move on to planning the logistics, and making the transition for the children as easy as possible. At last night’s public forum, Teacher Liza Abbass suggested that the children be held back until the renovations to accommodate grades 7 & 8 at Frank H MacDonald Elementary school are completely finished. The sentiment was echoed by Jamie Smith, of the Frank H MacDonald Parent and Community Association who added that she hoped to see the two schools combine resources and collaborate to become a valuable community resource. The proposed school closure is a very different situation than the one facing Westville. The East Pictou closure would see students move to a school located next door, while the closure of Highland Consolidated would see students bussed out of their town to Riverton.

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - MARCH 5
Wednesday 5th March 2014

The schedule for the playoff series between the Weeks Jr A Crushers and Amherst Ramblers has been released, and things will get rolling next Thursday, March 13 at the Wellness Center. The first game on East Coast FM will be Saturday, March 15, game 2 of the series from Amherst. The complete schedule:
Game 1 – Thursday, March 13, Amherst @ Crushers 7pm at the Wellness Center
Game 2 – Saturday, March 15, Crushers @ Amherst 7pm from Amherst, pregame show at 6:45pm
Game 3 – Tuesday, March 18, Amherst @ Crushers 7pm at the Wellness Center
Game 4 – Thursday, March 20, Crushers @ Amherst 7pm from Amherst, pregame show at 6:45pm
Game 5 (if necessary) – Saturday, March 22, Amherst @ Crushers 7pm at the Wellness Center
Game 6 (if necessary) – Wednesday, March 26, Crushers @ Amherst 7pm from Amherst, pregame show at 6:45pm
Game 7 (if necessary) –Thursday, March 27, Amherst @ Crushers 7pm at the Wellness Center

The Pictou County Pee Wee AA Subway Selects will advance to the South Conference League Championship game against the TASA/Chebucto Ducks after tying them for first place in the league playoffs. The Selects played a single round robin, with the top two teams vying for the league title. The game hasn’t yet been scheduled. Pictou County recently played its last three playoff games, resulting in two wins and a loss. On Friday the local squad faced the Bedford Blues in Bedford, coming away with a 3-1 win. KJ Emery scored the first goal, unassisted. Jenna Reid added the second goal on a rebound during a scramble in front of the net, lifting the puck over the goalie into the top of the net. Garyn Purvis and Jenna Hickey assisted on the goal. Hickey found the back of the net on a breakaway, beating the Bedford goalie five-hole. In Pictou on Sunday, the Selects were outshot by the TASA/Chebucto Ducks 26-18, taking a 4-2 loss. Lindsey MacDonald scored off of a shot from the point by Reid in the first period. TASA then scored four times during the second period – once on the power play – with Pictou County answering back with one goal in the third period on the power play. Madison Robertson banged home the rebound after an end-to-end rush and a shot from Reid. On Monday night, also in Pictou, the local girls got a win over the Halifax Hawks. Reid scored first, unassisted, on a shot from the corner that beat the goalie over the shoulder just under the cross bar. Purvis got the second goal, banging in a rebound after Hickey got the puck out front from behind the net to MacDonald, who took the shot. Hickey added the third goal, assisted by Purvis and MacDonald after a tic-tac-toe passing play. MacDonald found the back of the net late in the second period, assisted by Purvis. Eva Wornell scored in the third period during a scramble in front of the net, assisted by MacKenzie Ells. The Selects lost focus in the third period, allowing two goals in one shift, with the second scored on a power play for the Hawks, who added another power play goal with three minutes left in the game for a final score of 5-3. In their first playoff game, held Feb. 22, the Selects beat the Dartmouth Whalers 3-1.

The NRHS boys hockey team played game two of the Regional Championship series at home in Westville March 3rd. The Nighthawks played an exciting game ending in 4-3 for Hants East, forcing game three of the series to take place in Lantz. This back and forth game was tied throughout until Hants East took the lead late in the third. Scoring for the  Nighthawks were Dallas MacDonald and Jordan Wheeler with a pair. Assists by Jeff Skinner, Brandon Bell, Josh Langille and Lance Emery. Brennan Snell was in nets. With the series tied up at a game a piece, the Nighthawks will have to return to Lantz for game three of this series.

The NNEC Boys hockey team lost an overtime thriller in Trenton Tuesday night 4-3 to the CEC Cougars in the second game of their 3 game series. The fans in the packed arena were treated to an excellent display of two way hockey and goal tender Lukas MacDonald standing tall in the net for the Gryphons. Truro opened the scoring early in the first. Duncan Byrne responded for North Nova on a deflection from Connor MacDougall. Truro scored the only goal in the second to take a 2-1 lead into the third period. CEC went ahead by two goals early in the third then took a major penalty to go short handed for 5 minutes. Jacob Pentz (unassisted), and Chris Brooker from Darryl Wheadon scored a minute apart during the power play to tie the score 3-3. The 4 on 4 sudden death overtime period ended at the 3 minute mark when Truro found the back of the net to seal the victory. The third and final game of the series will be played in Truro on Thursday at The Colchester Legion Stadium at 6:30. The winner of the game will take the Division 1 Regional Banner and go directly to the NSSAF Provincials at the end of the month.

Congratulations to Kaelan Schimdt of Pictou County Athletics, who was named Male Athlete of the Year at the Midget Level at the annual Athletics NS awards banquet Saturday, March 1st in Truro!

The Mariposa East Skating Centre will present "OLYMPICS ON ICE" at the Pictou County Wellness Centre tonight at 6pm. The show will feature costumed Canskaters and Nova Scotia Provincial Champions and Medalists. Cost is only $3.00 at the door and elementary school children have free admission with an adult.

Trenton Minor Hockey is hosting its 37th Annual March Break Tournament March 7th-16th.  A full, action packed week of hockey with divisions from Novice to Midget will be hitting the ice. Opening Ceremonies take place Monday, March 10th at 4:30.

Shout out to Macayla Cullen of Stellarton. She is a first year student at Dalhousie University who is leaving today to attend the Canadian Interuniversity Sports competition in Edmonton Alberta where she will represent Dalhousie University in the high jump. Good luck!

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PUBLIC CONSULTATION MEETING TONIGHT AT EAST PICTOU SCHOOL CONCERNING MOVING STUDENTS
Tuesday 4th March 2014

The second public meeting this week concerning merging schools in Pictou County takes place tonight. Last night, residents of Westville and Stellarton came out in force to deliver a message to the Chignecto Central School Board that they want their middle school children back at Highland Consolidated. The public consultation meeting concerned the possible permanent merger of Highland Consolidated into Dr. WA MacLeod School in Riverton to become a P-8 facility. Tonight, the community gets to have its say about the students of East Pictou Middle School moving to nearby FH MacDonald Elementary. It gets underway at 6:30 at the school in East Pictou. Final decisions regarding the schools are expected at the regular monthly meeting of the Board on March 19, which is scheduled to take place at the Central Board Office in Truro.


RESIDENTS TELL BOARD THEY WANT HIGHLAND CONSOLIDATED TO STAY OPEN
Tuesday 4th March 2014

Residents of Westville and Stellarton came out in force to deliver a message to the Chignecto Central School Board that they want their middle school children back at Highland Consolidated. The public consultation meeting into the possible permanent merger of Highland Consolidated into Dr. WA MacLeod School in Riverton to become a P-8 facility was held last night in Westville. All of the residents, including Aaron Millen, a parent of a former Highland student and one who will be at Highland next year, spoke against the merger and in favor of reopening the building. Some of the people who got up to speak suggested that the Board has an ulterior motive for wanting to close Highland Consolidated permanently, something that Superintendent Gary Clarke says is patently untrue. Ron Marks, who represents Westville and Stellarton on the School Board, was the only Board member who spoke during the roughly 90 minute meeting. Marks assured the residents that he would speak on their behalf at the upcoming meeting when the decision will be made, but he cautioned that he is only one voice. The final decision is expected to come at the regular monthly meeting of the Board on March 19, which is scheduled to take place at the Central Board Office in Truro.

LOCAL SPORTS UPDATE - MARCH 3 *UPDATED*
Monday 3rd March 2014

The Weeks Junior A Crushers clinched home ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs with a 5-1 victory over the Bridgewater Lumberjacks Friday night. The Crushers followed that up with a 3-2 over the Campbellton Tigers Saturday. The next home game on Thursday against the Amherst Ramblers.

The Pictou County Junior B Scotians have the 3-2 advantage in their playoff series against Port Hawkesbury, defeating the Strait Pirates 7-2 in Trenton. Game six is Friday in Cape Breton - if game 7 is needed, it will be played Sunday night in Trenton.

The Westville Atom "B" Miners fought their way to the Nova Scotia Provincial Championships being held later this month in Baddeck with a dramatic come behind 7-6 victory over Port Hood yesterday at the Miners Sports Center. Trailing 6-4 with six minutes left in regulation, the Miners struck for three unanswered goals; the winner notched by Kale Behie with 28 seconds left in regulation. Chris Avery notched a hat-trick with the other goals being scored by Robbie Cameron, Brandon Holmes and Adam Farrell.

The Pictou County Bantam AA Subway Selects have been making their mark in the Provincial league playoffs on their way towards the Provincial Championships which they host this coming weekend at the Hector Arena. The Selects finished fourth in the regular season of the eight team league with a record of 9-9-10. League playoffs began recently to determine the league champion and the Selects find themselves in second place with three wins and two losses. The three wins came last week on the back of a 2-1 win over TASA, a 3-0 win over Sackville and a 4-2 victory over Colchester. This weekend, the Selects were in tough against the Halifax Hawks and the Cole Harbour Wings. The Selects fell short in a 1-0 loss to the Hawks at home in Pictou on Saturday. On Sunday the Subways started strong and had an early edge but fell 2-0 to the Wings. Ironically, it will be the Wings who Pictou County face in the first game of the Provincial Championships slated to begin next Friday at the Hector Arena in Pictou. The Selects won the right to host the event back in December and have been working hard behind the scenes to prepare what will be a phenomenal showcase of some of the top 13-14 year old female players in the Province. Joining Pictou County and Cole Harbour in the final five are: The Valley Vixens, Halifax Hawks and TASA Ducks. The tournament begins on Friday with Pictou County playing Cole Harbour at 11am. Opening ceremonies begin at 4:30pm after which the Selects play their second game against TASA. Tournament passes for the weekend are available for $10, while day passes are $5.

Northern Subway Selects were eliminated from the Nova Scotia Midget AAA Female Hockey playoffs after a 1-0 loss Friday and a 3-1 loss today. Procresting Penguins take the series 3-1. The Selects played well defensively and were able to shut the Penguins offense down in the Friday game only allowing the one goal but didn't create much offense for themselves. Selects' goaltender Jenna McNamara (Hammonds Plains) played a strong game making 24 of 25 saves. Saturday's 3-1 loss was much like Friday with the Selects not creating much offense but did score one goal by Katie Pentz (Trenton) assisted by Katie Marcott (Port Hood). Hats off to the Northern Subway Selects graduating players captain Katie Marcott (Port Hood) and goalie Jenna McNamara (Hammonds Plains) who were true leaders on the team who played their final game in the league. All the best to them in their future.

Congratulations to the Pictou County Pee Wee A team, winners of the Fundy League Tournament this weekend at the Wellness Center!

The North Nova Gryphons Boys hockey team beat the CEC Cougars tonight in Truro in the first game of the best of three series. Joel MacLean back stopped the a Gryphons to the victory. There was no scoring in the first period and the shots were even at 7. Ryan MacDonald put NNEC on the board late in the second frame assisted by Darryl Wheadon and Jacob Pentz on a power play goal. CEC tied the game midway through the third period but the Gryphons capitalized on their second power play of the game with 1:19 remaining in the game. Ryan MacDonald scored his second of the night assisted by Wheadon and Craig Murray. The Cougars pulled their goalie for the extra attacker and the Gryphons took a late penalty in the last minute but the NNEC squad held off the swarming Cougars to take the game 2-1.the Gryphons out shot the Cougars 27-23. The Gryphons will host CEC for the second game of the series on Tuesday night at 8pm at the Trenton Arena. Admission is $4.00 and $2.00 for students and seniors.

The NRHS Nighthawks boys hockey team played an excellent road game in the first game of the Regional Championship series against Hants East Tigers. A scoreless first period saw the home team Tigers outshoot the Nighthawks 12-6. Brennan Snell made some key saves to keep the Tigers of the score sheet. Jethro Gunn banged home a power-play goal early in the second period assisted by Ben Morrissey and Jordan Wheeler. Dallas MacDonald scored an unassisted goal two minutes later when he entered the offensive zone with speed and shot the puck towards the net. The Tigers scored twenty seconds later to close the gap to a 2-1 score. The 2-1 score held until midway through the third period. While killing a penalty, goalie Brennan Snell made a terrific save and Jordan Wheeler picked up the loose puck and scored a shorthanded goal on a breakaway. Snell assisted on the goal. While still on the power-play, the Tigers scored 24 second later to make the score 3-2. On the next center-ice faceoff (8 seconds later), Kyle Sutherland poked the puck passed the Tigers’ D-man and scored another shorthanded goal for the Nighthawks for a 4-2 lead. Morgan Peters and Evan Ferguson assisted on the goal. The Tigers pressed in an attempt to get two goals to tie the score but the Nighthawks’ defensive play held strong to secure the victory. The Nighthawks lead the Regional Championship series 1-0 and return home for game two on March 3rd.

The Westville Bantam Rec Miners played a pair of games yesterday against the Thorburn Golden Hawks. In game one Thorburn dominated the Miners in a 8-0 victory. In game 2 Westville looked a lot better playing into a 2-2 tie. Their next action is next Saturday as they play the Thorburn Goldenhawks once again before heading to Cumberland on March break for a tournament.

The Pictou County Lightning bantam girls participated in the Bedford Classic Invitational Tournament over the weekend, finishing with a 2-2 record. The Lightning opened the tournament opened with a 52-40 win over the host and tournament finalist Bedford Eagles. The depleted Lightning narrowly lost their next two games versus Fredericton and Antigonish before defeating the Halifax West Steelers in their last game 40-24. Riley Sood and Courtney Smith lead the Lightning with 58 and 54 points respectively over the four games, while Kaitlyn Biron added 31 points. Sood was selected tournament MVP for the Lightning, while hustle award winners were Kaitlyn Biron, Jordan MacMillan and Sara O'Neil.

The NGJHS Lady Panthers captured their second consecutive Pictou County District Championship with a 46-21 win over East Pictou. Riley Sood had 19 points to pace the Lady Panthers, with Kaitlyn Biron and Abbie Delaney chipping in with eight and five points respectively. The Panthers travel to Oxford tomorrow to defend their regional championship won last year.

The East Pictou Middle School girls basketball team finished off a perfect season with a 34-22 win over Trenton to win the Pictou County Middle School League. They finished with a 13-0 league record including playoffs.

Congratulations to the Bluenose Curling Club rink skipped by Marion MacAulay who won the Nova Scotia Dominion Club Curling Championship in Wolfville this past weekend. The win was their third championship in a row. The rink consisting of mate Kerri Denny, second Gilda Chisholm and lead Donalda Buckingham sported a 6-1 record including 3 must win games on Sunday. They clinched the title with a 7-2 victory over the Truro Curling rink of Meredith Harrison and will now represent the province at the National championships in Halifax this November.

The Mariposa East Skating Centre will present "OLYMPICS ON ICE" at the Pictou County Wellness Centre on Wednesday, March 5th at 6pm. The show will feature costumed Canskaters and Nova Scotia Provincial Champions and Medalists. Cost is only $3.00 at the door and elementary school children have free admission with an adult.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUND-UP *SATURDAY MARCH 1*
Saturday 1st March 2014

The Weeks Junior A Crushers clinched home ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs with a 5-1 victory over the Bridgewater Lumberjacks last night. That follows a 4-2 win Thursday over the Valley Wildcats in MHL action. Next up for the Crushers? They hit home ice tonight to take on the Campbellton Tigers at 7 pm. That's at the Pictou County Wellness Centre, and then another home-game on Thursday against the Amherst Ramblers.

The Pictou County Scotians downed the Strait Pirates last night by 5-4 , evening up the best of 7 series at 2 games apiece. Tonight's game will break that tie, the game gets underway at 7:30pm at the Trenton Arena.

The Pictou County Atom AA Crushers ended their regular season 2 wins in one day and a tie.. first edging out the Bearcats by a score of 3-2., later in the day they overcame the Chester Ravens with a final score 5-3. The Crushers also played the Chester Ravens once again on Sunday with that game ending in a 5-5 score. The Crushers are in the Valley this week-end to play in the Atom AA Mainland League tournament.

The Northern Subway Midget AAA Selects will be Playing the East Hants Pro Cresting Penguins. Their best of 5 series was tied 1-1 going into last night's game and today they play at 12 noon at the Wellness centre. Come show the girls your support!

Thursday night in Leo Fahey 4-on-4 Twilight Hockey Action at the Westville Miners Sports Center,  Christa Webber's hat trick led the Rangers to a 7-6 win over the Leafs. Also scoring for the Rangers were Karen Campbell, Juanita MacQuigan, Debbie MacLean and Katie Bray. Sherri Palmer, Amy Cameron,Gina Markie, Jana Cleary, Stacy  Ferguson and Dawn MacKay replied for the Leafs.

The NNEC Gryphons took the second game in the Best of three series against the JH Gillis Royals of Antigonish at the Trenton Arena Thursday night with a 3-2 double overtime victory. In front of a very large crowd, the Gryphons played a strong game on the puck and out worked the Royals at every position. NNEC fought back twice from a goal down to take the game to a tie after regulation. The second overtime period of 3 on 3 went nearly the distance until Darryl Wheadon's snap shot went short side on the Antigonish net minder with 23 seconds left. Lukas MacDonald played a strong game in net for NNEC. North Nova now faces CEC Cougars of Truro in the next playoff round. The Gryphons will travel to Truro on Sunday and then host them Tuesday at a time to be announced.

A shout out to the G. R. Saunders Skyhawks Hockey team for their win yesterday over Walter Duggan, 3 - 2 in overtime, to capture the Pictou County Grammar School hockey championship!

The Mariposa East Skating Centre will present "OLYMPICS ON ICE" at the Pictou County Wellness Centre on Wednesday, March 5th at 6pm. The show will feature costumed Canskaters and Nova Scotia Provincial Champions and Medalists. Cost is only $3.00 at the door and elementary school children have free admission with an adult.

This weekend the PCMHA peewee A Crushers are hosting the Fundy/Highland League Championship Tournament at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Participating teams will travel from Cumberland, Brookfield, Truro and Antigonish to determine the two teams that will advance to play the Cape Breton league in the march toward the provincial title. The tournament kicked off yesterday afternoon with Pictou County playing Brookfield. The full schedule can be found on the PCMHA website under peewee A.

Best of luck to teams from the Bluenose Curling Club, representing the county at the N.S. Dominion club championships this weekend. Two-time defending champion Marion MacAulay and her women’s team of Kerri Denny, Gilda Chisholm and Donalda Buckingham open their event Friday afternoon at the Wolfville Curling Club. Lakeshore Curling Club in Sackville is hosting the men’s event. Christopher Cameron, Brendan Irvin, Darryl Moss and Gordon Chennell make up the men's team.

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MEETINGS ON POTENTIAL SCHOOL CLOSURES SET FOR NEXT WEEK
Friday 28th February 2014

The future of Highland Consolidated School in Westville and East Pictou Middle School in Sutherland’s River will be the topic of conversation in a pair of public hearings next week. The Chignecto Central Regional School Board is hosting these hearings to get feedback on the potential closures of the schools. The meeting for Highland Consolidated will take place at Walter Duggan School in Westville on Monday at 6:30. The following night the meeting for East Pictou will take place, at East Pictou School itself. Members of the public wishing to make presentations at either of these meetings are asked to contact Debbie Buott-Matheson at the Board Central Office in Truro, by calling 902-897-8911 or email buottmathesond@ccrsb.ca .

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - FEB 28 *UPDATED*
Friday 28th February 2014

The Weeks Junior A Crushers moved closer to clinching home ice advantage in at least the first round of the playoffs with a 4-2 win last night over the Valley Wildcats in MHL action at the Wellness Center. Garrett Holmes extended his team lead in assists with his 34th and 35th of the season, while Nick Parker extended his lead in goals with his 31st, and in points with his 59th and 60th. With the win, the Crushers move to 69 points on the season, still three back of the Truro Bearcats, plus the Cats have a game in hand. However, the only team behind the Crushers that could still potentially catch them for second is Amherst, who would need to win out to finish with 69 points, but would get the tiebreaker with more wins. So the Crushers can get home ice advantage in the first round with a win tonight in Bridgewater against the team with the league's worst record – the Bridgewater Lumberjacks. Michael Petter will have all of the action tonight starting at 6:45, with puck drop set for 7pm.

The Pictou County Scotians lost to the Port Hawkesbury Strait Pirates 4-1 Wednesday night in Trenton, and trail the best of 7 series two games to one. Brandon MacKenzie scored for the Scotians, assisted by Craig Matheson and Keegan Lima. Game four will be played across the Causeway Friday night.

The Pictou County Atom AA Crushers played their last league game on Saturday against the Truro Bearcats. The Crushers ended the season with a win edging out the Bearcats with a final score of 3-2. Scoring for the Crushers was Tanner Steele, Dawson MacDonald and Gabe Paquet. Cameron MacKinnon, MacDonald, Camden Kelly, Steele and Brent Chapman had assists. Later that day, the Crushers played the Chester Ravens. With a final score of 5-3, the Crushers came away with their second win of the day. Cameron MacKinnon opened the scoring for the Crushers with two goals. Joseph Mason, Covey Cameron, and Tanner Steele added singles. Assists went to Steele, Cale Archibald (3), Dawson MacDonald, Myles Farnsworth (2), Willem Fraser and Cale MacLaughlin. The Crushers played the Chester Ravens once again on Sunday with this one ending in a 5-5 tie. Scoring for the Crushers was MacDonald (2), Cale Archibald, Paquet, and Covey Cameron. Steele, MacKinnon, Farnsworth, and MacDonald had assists. Jacob Fraser and Michael Law shared all three games between the pipes. The Crushers head to play in the Atom AA Mainland League tournament in the Valley this week-end.

Last night in Leo Fahey 4on4 Twilight Hockey Action at the Westville Miners Sports Center,  Christa Webber's hat trick led the Rangers to a 7-6 win over the Leafs. Also scoring for the Rangers were Karen Campbell, Juanita MacQuigan, Debbie MacLean and Katie Bray. Sherri Palmer, Amy Cameron,Gina Markie, Jana Cleary, Stacy  Ferguson and Dawn MacKay replied for the Leafs.

The NNEC Gryphons took the second game in the Best of three series against the JH Gillis Royals of Antigonish at the Trenton Arena Thursday night with a 3-2 double overtime victory. In front of a very large crowd, the Gryphons played a strong game on the puck and out worked the Royals at every position. NNEC fought back twice from a goal down to take the game to a tie after regulation. Antigonish opened the scoring and Chris Brooker tied it to end the first. Carson Dunbar and Cody Haas assisted. The Royals scored the only goal of the season with 27 seconds remaining before the break. The Gryphons made good on a power play opportunity on a goal by Jacob Pentz assisted by John David Coffin and Ryan MacDonald. The first 5 minute 3 on 3 overtime period saw the Gryphons carry the play but neither team could find the back of the net. The second overtime period of 3 on 3 went nearly the distance until Darryl Wheadon's snap shot went short side on the Antigonish net minder with 23 seconds left on the clock. Lukas MacDonald played a strong game in the nets for NNEC. North Nova now faces CEC Cougars of Truro in the next playoff round. The Gryphons will travel to Truro on Sunday and then host them Tuesday at a time to be announced.

A shout out to the G. R. Saunders Skyhawks Hockey team for their win yesterday over Walter Duggan, 3 - 2 in overtime, to capture the Pictou County Grammar School hockey championship!

The Mariposa East Skating Centre will present "OLYMPICS ON ICE" at the Pictou County Wellness Centre on Wednesday, March 5th at 6pm. The show will feature costumed Canskaters and Nova Scotia Provincial Champions and Medalists. Cost is only $3.00 at the door and elementary school children have free admission with an adult.

This weekend the PCMHA peewee A Crushers are hosting the Fundy/Highland League Championship Tournament at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Participating teams will travel from Cumberland, Brookfield, Truro and Antigonish to determine the two teams that will advance to play the Cape Breton league in the march toward the provincial title. The tournament kicks off at 12:30 p.m. on Friday afternoon with Pictou County playing Brookfield. The full schedule can be found on the PCMHA website under peewee A.

Best of luck to teams from the Bluenose Curling Club, representing the county at the N.S. Dominion club championships this weekend. Two-time defending champion Marion MacAulay and her women’s team of Kerri Denny, Gilda Chisholm and Donalda Buckingham open their event this afternoon Friday at 2:30 p.m. at the Wolfville Curling Club. Lakeshore Curling Club in Sackville is hosting the men’s event. Christopher Cameron, Brendan Irvin, Darryl Moss and Gordon Chennell will play their opening draw this morning at 9 a.m.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - FEB 27
Thursday 27th February 2014

The Junior A Weeks Crushers have one week left on the regular season, and it looks like second place in the division will be practically a lock if the team can pick up at least one win. Tonight the team hosts the Valley Wildcats at the Wellness Centre. Puck drops at 7pm. Michael Petter has more as part of Slapshot, live tonight on East Coast FM starting at 6.

The NRHS boys hockey team defeated Amherst in back to back games in round one of the playoffs. Tuesday night in Amherst, the Nighthawks came away with a 2-1 overtime win. Scoring for NRHS were Dallas MacDonald and Benjamin Morrissey, assists by Jeff Skinner and Morgan Peters. Jeff Skinner was named first star of the game. Brennan Snell was in nets. Game two Wednesday night in Westville, the Nighthawks came away with a 2-1 win. Scoring for NRHS were Benjamin Morrissey and Morgan Peters. Assists to Reed MacDonald and Peters. Morgan Peters was named first star of the game. Brennan Snell was in nets. The team will advance in the playoff series to face East Hants.  Dates and times to be determined.

The North a Nova Gryphons travelled to Antigonish on Monday afternoon and came away with a 5-3 win in their first game of the playoff rounds. The Royals had a two goal lead until Darryl Wheadon put NNEC on the board with 26 seconds remaining in the first period. Craig Murray evened the game with 1.4 seconds left in the period. Antigonish went ahead early in the second but the Gryphons tied it again on Wheadon's second goal of the game with only 21 seconds remaining in the second frame. Wheaton scored his third goal midway through the third and Cody Haas added the insurance marker to take the first game of the best 2 of 3 playoff series. Assists in the game went to Jacob Pentz and Craig Murray with two each. Single assists went to Haas, Luke Grant, kirklin Murray, and Ryan Chabbassol. The Gryphons host the Royals Thursday night at the Trenton Arena for the second game of the series. Puck drop is at 7:30.

Congratulations to the West Pictou Elementary Boys Basketball Team who defeated Walter Duggan last night in a nail biter of a game. After regulation time the final score 54 - 53. Top offence goes to Xander Rorison who dominated the game by crashing the offensive boards and scored 33 pts, Other point getters were Cohen Ross 8, Conner Jones 7 & Conner Walsh 6. In an second exhibition game the Walter Duggan 2 team played a group of West Pictou’s future basketball players from grade 1, 2, & 3 with a couple of players from grade 5 & 6. This game proved to be quite intense as it ended in a 51 tie after regulation time. West Pictou lost in overtime 56 - 54. The Wolverine boys should be very proud at a very young age they held their own and played awesome defence. Scoring for West Pictou Cohen Ross 33 pts, Jordan Cameron 8, Aiden Tingley 5, Adam Dykstra & Conner Walsh each scored 4 pts.

Two games were played yesterday in the Walter Duggan European Handball League. Game 1: Ireland 6 vs Portugal 3. Scoring: Ireland: Matthew Carson 3, Ethan Mathias 2, Lauren Conrad 1 Portugal : Natalyah Allan 1, Jessie MacKay 1, Laurel MacIntosh 1 Game 2: Italy 1 vs Mexico 0 Scoring: Italy: Chris Avery 1

Shout out to Jason Perry and the East Pictou Middle School girls basket ball team they are now Pictou County League Champs !

This coming weekend the PCMHA peewee A Crushers are hosting the Fundy/Highland League Championship Tournament at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Participating teams will travel from Cumberland, Brookfield, Truro and Antigonish to determine the two teams that will advance to play the Cape Breton league in the march toward the provincial title. The tournament kicks off at 12:30 p.m. on Friday afternoon with Pictou County playing Brookfield. The full schedule can be found on the PCMHA website under peewee A.

Best of luck to teams from the Bluenose Curling Club, representing the county at the N.S. Dominion club championships this weekend. Two-time defending champion Marion MacAulay and her women’s team of Kerri Denny, Gilda Chisholm and Donalda Buckingham open their event Friday at 2:30 p.m. at the Wolfville Curling Club. Lakeshore Curling Club in Sackville is hosting the men’s event. Christopher Cameron, Brendan Irvin, Darryl Moss and Gordon Chennell will play their opening draw Friday at 9 a.m.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - FEB 26
Wednesday 26th February 2014

The playoff series between the Pictou County Scotians and the Strait Pirates is tied at one game apiece. The schedule:
Game 3 – Tonight in Trenton, 7:30pm
Game 4 – Friday in Port Hawkesbury
Game 5 – Sunday, March 2 in Trenton, 7:30pm
Game 6 – Friday, March 7 in Port Hawkesbury (if necessary)
Game 7 – Sunday, March 9 in Trenton, 7:30pm (if necessary)

This past weekend the Wonder Auto Bantam AA Crushers travelled to the Valley and split the games versus the Western Valley Spartans.  On Saturday, at the Apple Dome, the Crushers were trailing 2-0 after the first period. Parker Stewart had the hot stick scoring a hat trick and Bailey Fraser picking up a single tally. Assists going to Cameron MacGillivray(2), Luke Pelton, Matthew Munroe, Fraser, and Stewart. The locals won 4-3.  Brennan MacGuire was terrific in the third period to hang on to the win. Sunday saw the Crushers unable to score and fell 3-0. Thomas Baudoux was solid in goal. Next Sunday the Crushers play there final regular season game as they travel to Windsor to faceoff against the West Hants Warriors.

This past weekend the Ballantyne Fuels PeeWee AAA Crushers had home at home exhibition games versus the South Shore Sharks and split the weekend.   Saturday afternoon at the Wellness Centre the Crushers came out with a 5-4 victory. Scoring for the local squad was Connor MacLeod, Blake Kontuk, Zach Houston (2), and Kade Mason. Earning assists were Houston, Spencer Creed, Brayden MacDonald (2), Kontuk, and Joe McCarron (2). Brayden Leblanc was solid in goal. On Sunday, in Bridgewater, the Crushers could not get anything going and fell 6-1. Scoring the lone goal was McCarron assisted by Mason. Keigan Walker was between the pipes.  Next action for the squad is this weekend when they participate in the Nova Scotia Mainland League Tournament in Bridgewater.

The Northern Subway Selects of the Midget AAA female hockey league are currently tied one game each in their best of five playoff series with the East Hants Penguins. Game 3 is at the Wellness Centre Friday night at 7pm - Game 4 is also at the Wellness Centre at 12:30pm. Any Subway Select player that comes wearing their jersey will be admitted free.

In the Chediac Furniture Nova Hockey League last night at the Hector Arena, Nat Pro Gas defeated Can-Connect 10-4.

The NRHS boys hockey team have a playoff game tonight against Amherst at the Westville area. Game time is 5:30 pm, Admission is $4 for adults and students who show their student ID get in free.

The East Pictou Silver Blades skating club will be holding their annual ice show on Tuesday, March 4th from 6 – 7 p.m. at the Thorburn rink. This year’s theme is “Night at the Movies” and it will feature Canskaters as well as Jumpstart, Junior and Senior Figure skaters. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Admission is $5 per person / $3 for Seniors & Students / Children 5 yrs and under free!

The Pictou County Lightning girls basketball team will be holding a giant yard sale at the Westside Community Center this Sunday (March 2nd. A fundraiser for Provincials coming up the 21st of March. The sale runs from 10-2pm.

The Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame is looking for deserving members of the sports community to be inducted this fall. Nominations can be handed in until 31 March in one of six categories; builders, athletes, players, women in sports, teams, and organizations. Forms are available at the Hall of Fame on East River Road between Tuesday and Thursday from 10am to 3pm. Included in the nomination package should be pictures, articles, internet postings, letters of support, and any other item or artifact which would add to the detailed history of the nominee. For more information call 755-1755.

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WESTVILLE TOWN COUNCIL DIRECTS PORTION OF ARTS PRIZE TO 3 LOCAL GROUPS
Tuesday 25th February 2014

Westville is the latest town to allocate their share of an arts & culture prize awarded to Pictou County. At last nights town council meeting, a motion by deputy mayor Lennie White was passed that the approximately $1400 be shared equally between the Westville & Area Garden Club, the War Memorial/Miners Monument and the Canada Day Celebrations. The Community Arts and Culture Recognition Award is presented annually by the Creative Nova Scotia Leadership Council to a community that demonstrates the value it places on the presence of arts and culture in community life. The county received the honour along with a $10 000 prize in October 2013, after being nominated by the year-old Creative Pictou County Arts Society. The towns of Trenton and Pictou invested their part of the prize in their own art& culture projects, while Stellarton chose to re-invest their portion in Creative Pictou County Arts Society as it develops its vision, mandate, goals and programs. The prize is shared among the 5 towns, the municipality and Pictou Landing First Nation.

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - FEBRUARY 25
Tuesday 25th February 2014

The playoff series between the Pictou County Scotians and the Strait Pirates is tied at one game apiece. The schedule:
Game 3 – Wednesday, February 26 in Trenton, 7:30pm
Game 4 – Friday, February 28 in Port Hawkesbury
Game 5 – Sunday March 2 in Trenton, 7:30pm
Game 6 – Friday, March 7 in Port Hawkesbury (if necessary)
Game 7 – Sunday, March 9 in Trenton, 7:30pm (if necessary)

There are two games scheduled for tonight in the Chediac Furniture Nova Hockey League – at 8pm at the Stellarton Rink, Whitey's Vikings will take on Thistle Bar, and at 9pm at the Hector Arena in Pictou, it's Nat-Pro Gas against Can-Connect

In High School hockey, North Nova boys have taken the first of a best of three series, defeating Dr. JH Gillis 5-3 at the Keating Centre Monday afternoon. Game Two is Thursday night starting at 7:30 in Trenton.  If necessary, Game Three will take place at the Antigonish Arena starting at 7pm. The series winner will go on to play C-E-C.

The NRHS boys hockey team split a pair of games on the weekend. Down four then six players left the Nighthawks with a short bench for both games. On Friday the team lost to North Nova after a close match heading into the third down 2-1. The short bench took its toll and the final score was 6-1 for The Gryphons. The lone goal for NRHS was scored unassisted by Brandon Livingstone. Brennan Snell was in nets. The following night the Nighthawks' hosted East Hants winning 3-2 in overtime. Scoring for NRHS, were Luke MacDonald, Jordan Wheeler, Brandon Livingstone, assisted by Jeff Skinner, Josh Langille and Evan Ferguson. Kyle MacKenzie was in nets. The Nighthawks begin their playoff series with Amherst tomorrow night in Amherst, 7pm. They Host Amherst at the Westville arena for game two, this Wednesday at 5:30 pm. Admission is $4 for adults and free for students who present their student ID.

The Pictou County Pee Wee AA Subway Selects played a strong game at both ends of the ice on Saturday to defeat the Dartmouth Whalers 3-1. Jenna Reid opened the scoring for the Selects in the first period with an end-to-end rush that she finished off with a shot that beat the Dartmouth goalie just under the cross bar. In the second period KJ Emery got the puck off a turnover at the Selects’ blue line, taking it down the ice and picking the top corner of the net from just inside Dartmouth’s blue line. Emery found the back of the net again in the third period. Reid passed the puck to Jenna Hickey, who moved it over to Emery, and her shot from the left face-off dot beat the Whalers’ goalie. Dartmouth scored with less than two minutes left in the game for a final score of 3-1.

The Antigonish Female Midget AA Bulldogs played three games this weekend, starting with a double header with the Bedford Blues on Saturday. In the first game, Antigonish came out on top with a 1-0 score. While on the power play, Katelyn Dunn of New Glasgow passed the puck to Rachael Bekkers, who took a shot from the point that was tipped in the net by Emma Boudreau. Breanna MacDonald got the shut-out. The Bulldogs were defeated 1-0 in the second game. On Sunday the Bulldogs faced the Dartmouth Whalers in Shearwater, coming out on the losing end of a 5-1 game. Scoring for Antigonish was Bekkers, unassisted, on the power play. The Bulldogs are tied for third place with the Blues in the provincial female Midget AA league.

Last night in Stellarton, the Trenton Trojans defeated G.R. Saunders 38-35 in the Championship game of the West Pictou Elementary Boys Basketball tournament.  The game was rescheduled because of  the CUPE strike from earlier in January. A packed house at G.R. Saunders saw an intense game from start to finish, leaving the fans wanting more.  Game stars were Logan Taylor for Trenton and Rhys Stevenson for G. R. Saunders.  Scoring for Trenton were Taylor and Ben Turnbull with 8.  Brady Campbell and Jared Fraser had 6 apiece, while Keigan Falcetelli added 4.  Nick MacInnis, Kevin Rankin and Brandon Campbell notched 2 each.  Zac Baillie and Carter Dunn played excellent defense for the Trojans.    Scoring for G. R. were Stevenson with 10, while Eric Ferguson added 5. Marcus MacLeod, Aiden Mcphee and Aaron Hubley each chipped in 4.   Noah Fraser had 3, with Luke Young and Parker Swain firing 2 each.  Cody MacDougall with 1 rounded out the scoring for Stellarton.  The Trojans enter the Elementary Boys League closing tournament, with a 14-0 record, which will be played in the near future.

The Nighthawk u-13 girl’s volleyball team, which competes at the u-14 level, played will in their past two tournaments. On Feb. 7-8 in Halifax they went 4-6 over the weekend, losing in the semifinal. Last weekend they travelled to Bridgewater for a 20-team u-14 tournament, where they went 4-4 in pool play to finish third in their pool. Their 4-4 record dropped them to the consolation playoffs. In the consolation round they defeated the Bedford Blues 2-0, Dartmouth Volleyball Club 2-1 and lost to the Antigonish Storm 25-18 and 25-22 in consolation final. They have five more tournaments before u-13 provincials at the end of April. In other Nighthawk club action, locals Arianna Gammon and Jamie Crocket led Truro’s Lynx team, which is a combination of players from Pictou County and Truro, to the u-17 championship game at the Feb. 7-8 tournament in Halifax.

Congratulations to the Pictou Maripacs atom B team came home with silver medals from the Wayne Waugh Memorial Tournament in Tatamagouche over the weekend!

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WESTVILLE COUNCIL CONTINUES TO FIGHT FOR HIGHLAND CONSOLIDATED
Tuesday 25th February 2014

Although it appears that Highland Consolidated Middle School is slated for closure, Westville Town Council refuses to give up on the school.  Councillor Lynn MacDonald wants the Chignecto Central Regional School Board to share results of a survey given to the parents of Westville students where they were asked if they wanted their children at Highland Consolidated versus Dr. WA MacLeod in Riverton.  Councillors also questioned the 3.8 million renovation planned for the Riverton School, when Highland Consolidated has a clean bill of health as well as some additional amenities. A motion was passed to write to the Minister of Education to reiterate council’s commitment to the rehabilitation of Highland Consolidated and to further ask what will become of the building if it is not used as a school. Councillors agreed that the children and their quality of education are paramount. As the School Board moves Highland Consolidated forward in the School Review Process,  the next public hearing on the school’s future is Monday March 3rd at 6:30 at Walter Duggan Consolidated school in Westville.

WESTVILLE CONSIDERS BUYING POST OFFICE BUILDING
Tuesday 25th February 2014

Westville town council will consider an offer to purchase the town’s post office at market value.  At last night’s monthly council meeting, Chief Administrative Officer Kelly Rice told council that Canada Post has given the town of Westville 45 days to express interest in purchasing the building for $70 000.   The sale would include the condition of a new rental lease with Canada Post.   Rice says Canada Post also says the title for the piece of  land that the War Memorial stands will be transferred  to the town free of charge regardless of the future of the building.  Councillors passed a motion  to respond to Canada Post expressing interest, and that they will gather information and explore the town’s options.

NEW GLASGOW TIPS HAT TO PICTOU COUNTY OLYMPIANS
Tuesday 25th February 2014

The very first order of business last night at the meeting of New Glasgow Town Council was to congratulate the two Pictou County residents who participated in the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. Luke Demetre (duh-MEE-tree) of New Glasgow was at the games as an alternate on the Bobsled Team, and was called into service after an injury to one of the other athletes. Lisa Haley from Westville was not on the ice as part of the Womens Hockey Team, but was a major part of the team's gold medal success as one of the assistant coaches. Mayor Barrie MacMillan also recognized the other Nova Scotia athletes, Sidney Crosby from Cole Harbour on the Mens Hockey Team, and snowboarder Alex Duckworth from the south shore area.


ACCUSED IN VEHICLE THEFT PLEADS NOT GUILTY
Monday 24th February 2014

A man accused of stealing a truck in Stellarton in December and driving it into the side of a hotel in Dartmouth is facing charges in relation to a second alleged incident of theft. Nineteen-year-old Brett Edward Hennessey of New Glasgow appeared in Pictou Provincial Court today and pleaded not guilty to theft of a vehicle, as well as theft and breach charges from January in Westville. Hennessey will face trial in relation to both incidents during a single day of proceedings scheduled for 3 June. A co-accused in the incident involving the alleged vehicle theft, Dale Kass McInnis, is scheduled to return to court next month to enter a plea.

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - FEBRUARY 24
Monday 24th February 2014

The Weeks Jr A Crushers completed three games in three nights, coming away with a single win. The Crushers had a 4-2 victory over the Amherst Ramblers Thursday night , then headed to Yarmouth Friday night where they were defeated by the home team the Mariners by a score of 4 to 3. Saturday night's home-game at the Wellness Center saw the Crushers fall to the Summerside Western Capitals by a score of 5-3. Next up for the Crushers is another home game: Thursday, February 27 at the Wellness Center. Puck-drop at 7pm.

The playoff series between the Pictou County Scotians and the Strait Pirates is tied at one game apiece. Port Hawkesbury won the first match on their home turf 4-2. But the Scotians got their revenge last night in Trenton, defeating the Pirates 5-2. Scoring for the Scotians on Sunday was Keenan Lima with 2, with singles from Lucas Eschelman, Craig Matheson, and Brandon Verge. The rest of the schedule:
Game 3 – Wednesday, February 26 in Trenton, 7:30pm
Game 4 – Friday, February 28 in Port Hawkesbury
Game 5 – Sunday March 2 in Trenton, 7:30pm
Game 6 – Friday, March 7 in Port Hawkesbury (if necessary)
Game 7 – Sunday, March 9 in Trenton, 7:30pm (if necessary)

In their last game of the regular season, the North Nova Gryphons defeated cross town rivals Northumberland Nighthawks at the Trenton Arena. Although Brandon Livingstone opened the scoring for the Nighthawks late in the first period, it was all North Nova for the final two frames. The Gryphons capitalized on four power play opportunities and had two even strength goals to take the match 6-1. Jacob Pentz and Darryl Wheadon each had two goals while Carson Dunbar and Craig Murray added single markers. Assists went to Wheadon with two and single helpers went to Pentz, Craig Murray, Ryan MacDonald, Connor MacDougall,and Kirklin Murray.  The Gryphons start Regional playoffs Monday February 24th in Antigonish against the Dr. John Hugh Gillis Royals in a best of 3 series.

Nova Scotia Female Midget AAA Hockey League, the Northern Subway Selects won the first game of a best of 5 play -off series vs Procresting Penguins – the score was 4-3. Northern Subway Selects were outshot 38-24 but strong goaltending by Jenna McNamara (Hammonds Plains) kept the Selects in the game. The Selects had a balanced attack with 4 separate scorers lead by Katie Pentz with a goal and assist, other goals went to Maddie Bourque (Westville), Kaila Reid (Pictou) – Selects’ Offensive player of the game, and Sienna Forance (Port Hood). Hilary Taylor (New Glasgow) played a solid game at both ends of the rink with 2 assists, other assists went to Baille Marcott (Port Hood), Annika Mason (Stellerton), Emily Dorion (Antigonish). The Selects are back at it Sunday morning at 11 am in East Hants for game two of the best of five playoff series.

Congratulations to New Glasgow Junior High Girls B Basketball team for winning Gold in Amherst this weekend!

The Curl for Cancer in Westville was another success, with 30 teams raising $11,753 so far. Over the last 9 years the Westville Club has raised more then $127,000 for the local chapter of the Cancer Society. And it's not over... the Pictou Curl for Cancer is taking place this Friday night at the New Caledonian Curling Club.

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THOUSANDS RAISED LOCALLY FOR SHELTER AND TO FIGHT CANCER
Monday 24th February 2014

$13,000 was raised by local efforts during “The Coldest Night of the Year” walking-fundraiser that raises money for the homeless in communities across Canada. New Glasgow, the Annapolis Valley and Halifax were among the 63 communities that took part, with fifteen teams hitting the streets of New Glasgow on Saturday, with all monies going to the Life Shelter, located on Marsh Street.

The Curl for Cancer in Westville was another success, with 30 teams raising $11,753 so far. Over the last 9 years the Westville Club has raised more then $127,000 for the local chapter of the Cancer Society.



LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP *SUNDAY FEB 22*
Sunday 23rd February 2014

The Weeks Jr A Crushers have completed a three games in three nights schedule, coming away with a single win. The Crushers had a 4-2 victory over the Amherst Ramblers Thursday night , then headed to Yarmouth Friday night where they were defeated by the home team the Mariners by a score of 4 to 3. Last night's home-game at the Wellness Center saw the Crushers fall to the Summerside Western Capitals by a score of 5-3. Next up for the Crushers is another homegame: Thursday, February 27 at the Wellness Center. Puck-drop at 7pm.

The playoffs are underway for the Pictou County Scotians, and despite having home ice advantage in the series, they started with a road game in Port Hawkesbury - The first Pictou County game will be at Trenton Arena at 7:30pm today. The complete schedule is available on the local sports roundup on ecfm.ca:
Game 2 – Sunday, February 23 in Trenton, 7:30pm
Game 3 – Wednesday, February 26 in Trenton, 7:30pm
Game 4 – Friday, February 28 in Port Hawkesbury
Game 5 – Sunday March 2 in Trenton, 7:30pm (if necessary)
Game 6 – Friday, March 7 in Port Hawkesbury (if necessary)
Game 7 – Sunday, March 9 in Trenton, 7:30pm (if necessary)

Thursday night at the Westville Miners Sports Center, the Leafs and Canadians played to a 7-7 tie in Leo Fahey Twilight Hockey League action. Kelly Marshall and Debbie Maclean turned in three goal performances for the Leafs with Katie Bray adding a single tally. Amy Cameron and Jana Cleary also had three goals apiece with Dawn macKay adding a single to pace the Canadians.

North Nova Education Centre's Junior Varsity boys basketball team hosted provincials this weekend, with  6 teams from around the province playing for the title.

The Knights of Columbus are preparing to hold their annual Free Throw Contest! The event is for all kids aged 8-14, as of January 1st. You do not have to be a Basketball Player to enter: all entries will receive a participation certificate and a sports-drink, and awards will go to the various winners in each category. There will be both Male & Female categories for each individual age from 8-14. Winners, of age 10-14 categories will go on to compete in the Regional Championships later this month. Winners from there will go onto the Provincial Championship level! Registration is Monday at the Pictou Academy Gymnasium from 6 – 7:30pm, you can also register by calling Brian MacKinnon at 485 1129

Nova Scotia Female Midget AAA Hockey League, the Northern Subway Selects won game one of a 5 game play -off series vs Procresting Penguins – the score was 4-3 Northern Subway Selects were outshot 38-24 but strong goaltending by Jenna McNamara (Hammonds Plains) kept the Selects in the game. The Selects had a balanced attack with 4 separate scorers lead by Katie Pentz with a goal and assist, other goals went to Maddie Bourque (Westville), Kaila Reid (Pictou) – Selects’ Offensive player of the game, and Sienna Forance (Port Hood). Hilary Taylor (New Glasgow) played a solid game at both ends of the rink with 2 assists, other assists went to Baille Marcott (Port Hood), Annika Mason (Stellerton), Emily Dorion (Antigonish). The Selects are back at it Sunday morning at 11 am in East Hants for game two of the best of five playoff series.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP *SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22*
Saturday 22nd February 2014

The Weeks Jr A Crushers complete a three games in three nights schedule with a rare Saturday night home game against Summerside. The Crushers had a 4-2 victory over the Amherst Ramblers Thursday night , then headed to Yarmouth last night where they were defeated by the home team the Mariners by a score of 4 to 3. Tonights game at the wellness center– Crushers vs the Western Capitals - Puck drops at 7 pm.

Thursday night at the Westville Miners Sports Center, the Leafs and Canadians played to a 7-7 tie in Leo Fahey Twilight Hockey League action. Kelly Marshall and Debbie Maclean turned in three goal performances for the Leafs with Katie Bray adding a single tally. Amy Cameron and Jana Cleary also had three goals apiece with Dawn macKay adding a single to pace the Canadians.

The playoffs got underway last night for the Pictou County Scotians, and despite having home ice advantage in the series, they started with a road game in Port Hawkesbury last night. The first game at Trenton Arena will be game 2 on Sunday. The complete schedule is available on the local sports roundup on ecfm.ca:
Game 2 – Sunday, February 23 in Trenton, 7:30pm
Game 3 – Wednesday, February 26 in Trenton, 7:30pm
Game 4 – Friday, February 28 in Port Hawkesbury
Game 5 – Sunday March 2 in Trenton, 7:30pm (if necessary)
Game 6 – Friday, March 7 in Port Hawkesbury (if necessary)
Game 7 – Sunday, March 9 in Trenton, 7:30pm (if necessary)

NNEC JV boys basketball team are hosting provincials this weekend, with  6 teams from around the province playing for the title. Today's games will begin at 9am with the Championship game set for 5pm.  North Nova will play at 6pm Friday and 9am Saturday.  

The Wellness Centre hosts the Strong Kids Classic today. The Pictou County Ladies take on the Y spinners at 4pm. Admission to the game is free, but donations are welcome. If you'd like to take part in an after party at the Captain's Helm, admission is $10. There will also be a silent auction to raise money for YMCA Strong Kids.

The Knights of Columbus are preparing to hold their annual Free Throw Contest! The event is for all kids aged 8-14, as of January 1st. You do not have to be a Basketball Player to enter: all entries will receive a participation certificate and a sports-drink, and awards will go to the various winners in each category. There will be both Male & Female categories for each individual age from 8-14. Winners, of age 10-14 categories will go on to compete in the Regional Championships later this month. Winners from there will go onto the Provincial Championship level! Registration is Monday at the Pictou Academy Gymnasium from 6 – 7:30pm, you can also register by calling Brian MacKinnon at 485 1129

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - FEB 21
Friday 21st February 2014

The Weeks Jr A Crushers got a good start to a stretch of three games in three nights with a 4-2 victory over the Amherst Ramblers last night at the Pictou County Wellness Center. The story of the game, as far as the score goes, was the first period where the Crushers dominated, outshooting the Rams 20-5, and ending the frame with a 3-1 lead. Regan Spears led the way offensively for the Crushers, with a goal and an assist, while Nick Parker scored his team leading 29th goal, moving him into a tie for 2nd in the lead with Bryce Milson of Miramichi. Stephen MacInnis and John Mullally also scored for the Crushers. Next up is a trip to Yarmouth tonight for a game against the Mariners, followed by a rare Saturday night home game tomorrow against Summerside. Tonight's game from Yarmouth can be heard live on East Coast FM with Michael Petter starting with the pregame show at 7:15pm.

Last night at the Westville Miners Sports Center, the Leafs and Canadians played to a 7-7 tie in Leo Fahey Twilight Hockey League action. Kelly Marshall and Debbie Maclean turned in three goal performances for the Leafs with Katie Bray adding a single tally. Amy Cameron and Jana Cleary also had three goals apiece with Dawn macKay adding a single to pace the Canadians.

The playoffs start tonight for the Pictou County Scotians, and despite having home ice advantage in the series, they will start on the road tonight. The first game at Trenton Arena will be game 2 on Sunday. The complete series schedule:
Game 1 – Friday, February 21 in Port Hawkesbury
Game 2 – Sunday, February 23 in Trenton, 7:30pm
Game 3 – Wednesday, February 26 in Trenton, 7:30pm
Game 4 – Friday, February 28 in Port Hawkesbury
Game 5 – Sunday March 2 in Trenton, 7:30pm (if necessary)
Game 6 – Friday, March 7 in Port Hawkesbury (if necessary)
Game 7 – Sunday, March 9 in Trenton, 7:30pm (if necessary)

NNEC JV boys basketball team will be hosting provincials this weekend,  6 teams from around the province will play for the title. Action gets underway at 2pm Friday with 4 games being played including an opening ceremonies.  Saturday games will begin at 9am with the Championship game set for 5pm.  North Nova will play at 6pm Friday and 9am Saturday.  

On Saturday, the Wellness Centre hosts the Strong Kids Classic. The Pictou County Ladies take on the Y spinners at 4pm. Admission to the game is free, but donations are welcome. If you'd like to take part in an after party at the Captain's Helm, admission is $10. There will also be a silent auction to raise money for YMCA Strong Kids.

The Knights of Columbus are preparing to hold their annual Free Throw Contest! The event is for all kids aged 8-14, as of January 1st. You do not have to be a Basketball Player to enter: all entries will receive a participation certificate and a sports-drink, and awards will go to the various winners in each category. There will be both Male & Female categories for each individual age from 8-14. Winners, of age 10-14 categories will go on to compete in the Regional Championships later this month. Winners from there will go onto the Provincial Championship level! Location:Pictou Academy Gymnasium Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm, Monday February 24th Contact: Brian MacKinnon – 485-1129 (Registration can be completed by calling Brian prior to the event, or Registering from 6-7pm on Monday)

Curl for Cancer in Westville and the Little Rocks Curl for Cancer in New Glasgow are tonight. The Curl for Cancer Event scheduled for Pictou next Friday the 28th, is looking for two more teams to round out the field after two teams were forced to withdraw. If you are interested in putting together a team of four to compete and help raise money in the fight against cancer, contact George Cameron at 755-7586, ext 4000, or email him at george.cameron@scotiabank.com . The event is scheduled for 5:30 that evening at the New Caledonian Curling Club on Caladh Avenue in Pictou.

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LISA HALEY OF WESTVILLE WINS GOLD IN SOCHI
Thursday 20th February 2014

Pictou County has an Olympic Gold Medal coach! Lisa Haley of Westville helped lead the womens hockey team to the Gold Medal win over the Americans in Sochi today. Haley's mother, Beverly Jordan, says the nerves were shaking during the closing minutes of the game, but the celebration is on. Team Canada needed to come back from a 2-0 deficit in the last five minutes of regulation to force overtime, and then got a power play goal in extra time to secure the win.

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - FEB 20
Thursday 20th February 2014

The Wonder Auto Bantam AA Crushers recently hosted and participated in the 30th Annual Bantam Memorial Tournament.  On Thursday afternoon they faced off against the Dartmouth Whalers.  The locals got off to a strong start and had a 3-2 lead going into the third.  The Whalers answered back by scoring 2 goals in the third and took a 4-3 win. Crusher goals were scored by Luke Pelton assisted by William MacGillvray, Christian MacLeod assisted by Logan Quinn, and Connor Lochead assisted by Tyler Lewis and Quinn.  Thomas Baudoux was solid in goal.  Luke Pelton was named Player of the Game.   Friday’s match up was against the Yarmouth Mariners who took a 5-1 victory.  Scoring the lone goal for the local squad was MacLeod assisted by Lochead. Brennan McGuire was between the pipes.  Christian MacLeod was chosen Player of the Game.  On Saturday, it was a close tilt versus the Cape Breton County Islanders which ended in a 3-3 tie.  Opening the scoring for the Crushers was MacLeod from Austin Mason and Lochead,  Mason from Lewis, and Quinn from Michael MacGillvray.  Baudoux was in goal. Austin Mason was named Player of the Game.  Luke Pelton was awarded the tournament Ice Award given to a local player who embodies the spirit of hockey  and Connor Lochead was chosen All Star Defensemen in the Bantam AA Division.  This weekend the Crushers will travel to the valley to play the Western Valley Spartans.

The playoffs start Friday for the Pictou County Scotians, and despite having home ice advantage in the series, they will start on the road tomorrow. The first game at Trenton Arena will be game 2 on Sunday. The complete series schedule:
Game 1 – Friday, February 21 in Port Hawkesbury
Game 2 – Sunday, February 23 in Trenton, 7:30pm
Game 3 – Wednesday, February 26 in Trenton, 7:30pm
Game 4 – Friday, February 28 in Port Hawkesbury
Game 5 – Sunday March 2 in Trenton, 7:30pm (if necessary)
Game 6 – Friday, March 7 in Port Hawkesbury (if necessary)
Game 7 – Sunday, March 9 in Trenton, 7:30pm (if necessary)

NNEC JV boys basketball team will be hosting provincials this weekend,  6 teams from around the province will play for the title. Action gets underway at 2pm Friday with 4 games being played including an opening ceremonies.  Saturday games will begin at 9am with the Championship game set for 5pm.  North Nova will play at 6pm Friday and 9am Saturday.  

On Saturday, the Wellness Centre hosts the Strong Kids Classic. The Pictou County Ladies take on the Y spinners at 4pm. Admission to the game is free, but donations are welcome. If you'd like to take part in an after party at the Captain's Helm, admission is $10. There will also be a silent auction to raise money for YMCA Strong Kids.

The Knights of Columbus are preparing to hold their annual Free Throw Contest! The event is for all kids aged 8-14, as of January 1st. You do not have to be a Basketball Player to enter: all entries will receive a participation certificate and a sports-drink, and awards will go to the various winners in each category. There will be both Male & Female categories for each individual age from 8-14. Winners, of age 10-14 categories will go on to compete in the Regional Championships later this month. Winners from there will go onto the Provincial Championship level! Location:Pictou Academy Gymnasium Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm, Monday February 24th Contact: Brian MacKinnon – 485-1129 (Registration can be completed by calling Brian prior to the event, or Registering from 6-7pm on Monday)

Curl for Cancer in Westville and the Little Rocks Curl for Cancer in New Glasgow are tomorrow. The Curl for Cancer Event scheduled for Pictou next Friday the 28th, is looking for two more teams to round out the field after two teams were forced to withdraw. If you are interested in putting together a team of four to compete and help raise money in the fight against cancer, contact George Cameron at 755-7586, ext 4000, or email him at george.cameron@scotiabank.com . The event is scheduled for 5:30 that evening at the New Caledonian Curling Club on Caladh Avenue in Pictou.

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WESTVILLE COP PLEADS NOT GUILTY TO ASSAULT
Tuesday 18th February 2014

A Westville police officer charged with uttering death threats and assault has pleaded not guilty to both charges and will head to trial in April.   57-year-old Robert Anthony Chisholm of Merigomish is accused after alleged events involving Thomas Ryan Delaney on the 22nd of December 2013.  Chisholm did not appear in Pictou Provincial court yesterday, but his  interim legal representation agreed to a trial date of April 23rd . Westville Police Chief Don Hussher has previously said that Chisholm has been suspended with pay while the matter is reviewed. At the same time, RCMP Sgt. Kevin Dunlevy said no one was seriously injured in the incident and that the RCMP are handling the case.


NEW COURT DATES FOR PICTOU COUNTY MEN ALLEGED TO HAVE STOLEN TRUCK LATER FOUND SMASHED INTO MOTEL
Monday 17th February 2014

Two Pictou County men charged with stealing a truck that smashed into a motel had a court date in Pictou today. 19-year-old Brett Edward Hennessy of New Glasgow and 34-year-old Dale Kass McInnis of Linacy are charged with theft over five thousand dollars stemming from an incident on the morning of December 23, 2013 when Thompson Bros. Roofing and Siding in Stellarton reported a Dodge Ram truck stolen from their business. The vehicle was located in Dartmouth by the Halifax Regional Police –where it had smashed into a room of a motel, causing extensive damage to both the vehicle, the moter, and three other vehicles. McInnis is seeking legal assistance and will return to court on March 24th to answer to the single theft charge. Hennessey meanwhile, has new charges for theft under $5000 and breach of probation stemming from an incident in Westville on January 21, 2014 and he returns to court on February 24th..

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - FEBRUARY 17 ***UPDATED***
Monday 17th February 2014

The Pictou County Scotians wrapped up their regular season last night at Trenton Arena with a 3-1 loss against the visiting Glace Bay Miners. The Scotians had already clinched second place in the Sid Rowe Division with a win Friday night in Antigonish, and the only question on the night was whether Brandon Verge could catch Tim Mannette of the Eastern Shore Mariners for the league scoring title. Mannette came into Sunday with a 3 point lead in the race, but he put up five points in an 11-10 overtime win against the Bay Ducks, making the margin insurmountable. Verge does finish the season as the league leader in goals scored, with 34 in 34 games. The playoffs start Friday for the Scotians, and despite having home ice advantage in the series, they will start the round on the road. The first game at Trenton Arena will be game 2 on Sunday. The complete series schedule is as follows:
Game 1 – Friday, February 21 in Port Hawkesbury
Game 2 – Sunday, February 23 in Trenton, 7:30pm
Game 3 – Wednesday, February 26 in Trenton, 7:30pm
Game 4 – Friday, February 28 in Port Hawkesbury
Game 5 – Sunday March 2 in Trenton, 7:30pm (if necessary)
Game 6 – Friday, March 7 in Port Hawkesbury (if necessary)
Game 7 – Sunday, March 9 in Trenton, 7:30pm (if necessary)

The Pictou County Bantam AA Subway Selects opened their Provincial League Playoffs with a 2-1 victory over the TASA Ducks in Antigonish on Saturday afternoon. The eight team provincial league is holding a League championship playoff in advance of the 2014 Hockey Nova Scotia provincial championships being held in Pictou on March 7th through 9th. On Saturday afternoon at the Millennium Center, the Selects spotted the Ducks a 1-0 lead mid-way through the first period before storming back to tie it up on a goal by Patti-Ann Tracy in the second period. It was a tight checking affair through the majority of the game as scoring chances were limited at both ends of the ice. The Selects took control from the drop of the puck in the third period , outshooting TASA 7-3. Jensen Arsenault scored, what would prove to the be the winner, two minutes into the final frame on a point shot through a screen that was deflected in front. The Subways then managed to kill off a man advantage with under a minute to play while TASA pulled their goalie in favour of an extra attacker to win their first game of the playoffs. Jenna Landry was solid between the pipes for the win. Pictou County held a slim 17-15 shots on goal advantage in the game. The Selects will practice this week before the playoffs continue with a trip to Sackville next Saturday followed by a tilt in Brookfield  on Sunday.

Congratulations to the Pictou County Atom AA Subway Selects took home their fourth tournament win this past weekend in PEI. Subway Northern Storm and Pictou County Pee Wee AA teams also came away with Championship Titles in their divisions at the same tournament over the weekend.

Hector Building Supplies And TimbrMart made presentations to Pictou County Minor Hockey Association and Pictou County Early Intervention during the Bantam Memorial Tournament held over the weekend. The two groups were each presented with cheques for five thousand dollars, through the Timbrkids Foundation which is the charitable arm of Timbrmart.

Three games last night in the Chediac Furniture Nova Hockey League
Whitey's Vikings 12 Connors 9
Nat Pro Gas 9 Can-Connect 1
Dewtie's Excavating 6 Thistle Bar 5 (SO)

One game yesterday at St. FX university, as the X-Women hockey team hosted Dalhousie, and came away with the comfortable 5-1 victory. New Glasgow's Kara Power scored the first X-Women goal near the midpoint of the first period. The X-Women have a bye into the AUS semifinals by virtue of their first place finish.

Northumberland Regional High School have announced their athletes of the month for January. Dylan DeYoung has been named the male athlete of the month. DeYoung is a member of the NRHS Snowboard team, he leads on the hill with lots of enthusiasm. Lindsay Cheek, the female athlete of the month, is a strong force on the defensive end for the NRHS girls hockey team. She always brings a positive attitude with lots of determination.

The Weeks Jr A Crushers have a rare Monday afternoon game today in Summerside as they visit the Western Capitals. It is a holiday in PEI today, so the game time is 2pm. This is a make up game from November which was postponed due to the Confederation Bridge being closed by high winds. This is the last road game of the season that will not be on East Coast FM. After today, the Crushers have only two regular season road games remaining, and I will be there for both of them, beginning this Friday in Yarmouth.

The Miss Miles 5km Classic Fun Run which will be held on Mothers Day is almost sold out, there are only 50 more spots available and that's after adding another 100. there will be 500 participants in total.

Hey curlers... this year's Curl for Cancer is February 21st at the Westville Curling Club, starting at 6 p.m. Their goal is to once again raise over $10,000, all of which goes to the local chapter of the Canadian Cancer society. There's still a few openings for teams, and no experience is necessary. In fact, if you've been watching curling from Sochi and thought “I'd like to try that”, this is a perfect time to try! And it's for a good cause. To sign up call Tim or Darleen Chislett at 396-1503 or email tim.chislett@sobeys.com.

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PUBLIC MEETING DATES FOR TWO PICTOU COUNTY SCHOOL REVIEWS
Saturday 15th February 2014

Pictou County's school review process continues, with dates now set for public meetings concerning the future of Highland Consolidated and East Pictou Middle Schools. Walter Duggan Consolidated in Westville will host the meeting concerning Highland Consolidated on March 3rd at 6:30 p.m., as the board looks at keeping students at Dr. W.A. MacLeod in Riverton. The meeting for East Pictou will be held at the school March 4th at 6:30 p.m. The board is debating three options for East Pictou Middle School. Anyone wishing to make a formal presentation at one of the public hearings can contact CCRSB Communications Manager Debbie Buott-Matheson.


LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - FEBRUARY 14
Friday 14th February 2014

The Weeks Jr A Crushers and Yarmouth Mariners both got stellar performances from their goalies last night at the Pictou County Wellness Center, but Devon Tremblay was just a little bit better in the Crushers goal, as the home team came away with the 2-1 victory. Chase Gaudet stopped 31 of 33 shots in a losing effort for the Mariners, while Tremblay stopped 32 of 33. John Mullally and Regan Spears had the goals for the Crushers, who are now off until Monday afternoon, when they travel to Summerside for an afternoon game with the Western Capitals. This will be a make-up for a game that was originally scheduled for November.

Day one of the 30th annual Scotsburn Bantam Memorial Tournament is in the books, and the host Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers opened the tournament with an exciting 3-3 tie against the Nova X-Men from Antigoinsh. The Bantam AA Crushers were in a hard fought game with Dartmouth and fell just short, losing 4-3. The tournament continues at the Wellness Centre with games beginning at 9am today. The Championship games in both the Major Bantam and AA Divisions will be held Sunday afternoon. Tournament passes are $15 and daily passes are $5. There is no charge for students. The tournament is a major fundraiser for Pictou County Minor Hockey Association with all proceeds going directly back to the association, which helps keep yearly costs for hockey as low as possible. The tournament schedule will be available on the PCMHA website.

Hey curlers... this year's Curl for Cancer is February 21st at the Westville Curling Club, starting at 6 p.m. Their goal is to once again raise over $10,000, all of which goes to the local chapter of the Canadian Cancer society. There's still a few openings for teams, and no experience is necessary. In fact, if you've been watching curling from Sochi and thought “I'd like to try that”, this is a perfect time to try! And it's for a good cause. To sign up call Tim or Darleen Chislett at 396-1503 or email tim.chislett@sobeys.com.

Two games were played yesterday at the Maverick Gymnasium in  the Walter Duggan European Indoor Handball League
USA 6 vs Russia 4
USA---Jordan Tran 2, Jayden Hatchard 2, Tara Van Emery 1, Jenna Hickey 1
Russia----Emma Bernon 2, Madison Walsh 1, Kyle Reim 1
Canada 5 vs England 4
Canada---Blake Kontuk 2, Kaleigh Foley 1, Connor MacInnis 1, Jared Snell 1
England---Sam Hickey 2, Brayden LeBlanc 2

The North Nova boys hockey team are in action tonight at Trenton Arena. Game time is 8:30 and admission is $4.00 and $2.00 for students and seniors.

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LOCAL SCHOOLS UNDER REVIEW DISCUSSED AT BOARD MEETING
Thursday 13th February 2014

The future of Highland Consolidated School was a topic of conversation last night at the monthly meeting of the Chignecto Central Regional School Board. The Board formally accepted a report from the Study Committee looking into the formal closure of the building in Westville that has been out of service since April 2012. The Committee report says they are interested in upgrading and altering Dr. W.A. MacLeod School to permanently outfit it as a P-8 school. In response, Director of Operational Services Herb Steeves indicated that the province has allocated nearly 3.8 million dollars for that purpose. Meanwhile, they also looked at the future of East Pictou Middle School, where members of the community brought forward a solution last year that became known simply as Option 3. The report from the Study Committee in that case indicated they would prefer that the school stay open, although they would accept Option 3 as the best viable alternative. This would result in Frank H MacDonald School expanding to become a P-8 facility, with students from East Pictou moving approximately 300 meters up the road. Before the restructuring at either site can be formally adopted, public consultation meetings will take place, at dates and times yet to be determined, but likely to be sometime in early March.

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - FEBRUARY 13 *** UPDATED***
Thursday 13th February 2014

The Weeks Jr A Crushers will be back on the ice tonight as they host the Yarmouth Mariners in MHL action at 7pm at the Pictou County Wellness Center. The Crushers are coming off of a split of their two games against division opponents last week, losing 4-3 at home against Truro before winning by an identical 4-3 score against Amherst in the Jungle on Saturday. This is the fifth of 6 meetings between the teams this season, and neither side has been able to win on home ice, the Crushers winning twice in Yarmouth, while the Mariners have won twice at the Wellness Center.

The Weeks Major Midgets fell 9-1 last night in Game 5 of their best-of-7 series against the Newbridge Gladiators at the Dartmouth Sportsplex. The Weeks are now trailing in the series 3 games to 2, and will be looking to force a 7th and deciding game when they host Game 6 at the Wellness Centre at 7:30 Saturday night. In other action last night, Cole Harbour finished off Cape Breton West 4 games to 1 with a 4-3 victory, and the Cape Breton Tradesmen shocked the Halifax MacDonald's 2-1, to extend that series to a 6th game in Sydney on Saturday.

Pee Wee A Crushers: on Saturday the team faced off against the Brookfield Elks skating away with a 5-5 tie. This was a seesaw battle that saw the Crushers take an early 2 goal lead only to have the Elks battle back forcing the gang into late game heroics to come back from a two goal deficit to salvage the tie. In the second game of the weekend the team hosted the always tough Truro Bearcats in a rematch of the previous week’s action. This time the Crushers carried the play for the most part during the contest and took the game 3-1. The Pee Wee A’s will not see action again till February 22nd as they take a break this weekend to assist with the Bantam Memorial tournament in New Glasgow.

The Pictou County Atom AA Crushers travelled to Summerside, PEI for the McCain tournament on January 31st. They were off to a slow start, but left the Island with a 5-3 win in the final game against the host team. This past week-end, the Atom AA’s travelled to play Acadia for a regular league game. The Crushers had a hard time staying out of the box and lost 4-2 to the Axeman. Scoring for the Crushers was Steele and Brent Chapman with assists going to Cale MacLaughlin, Cameron MacKinnon, Gabe Paquet and Cale Archibald. The team has no games scheduled this coming week-end as the Bantam Memorial Tournament takes place.

The Trenton Elementary boys basketball team completed their regular season schedule, finishing 13-0,  with a  victory over W.A. MacLeod last night. High scorers for the Trojans were Nick MacInnis with 12 and Logan Taylor with 10.  Ben Turnbull had 8 while Brandon Campbell, Jared Fraser, Keigan Falcitelli and Zach Baillie added 6 each for Trenton.

The Pictou County Minor Hockey Association hosts the 30th Annual Bantam Memorial Tournament beginning today. XEROX is the presenting sponsor, with the Pictou County Wonder Auto Bantam AA Crushers representing the host organization with the support of the Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers team. This year the tournament includes twelve bantam AA teams and twelve major bantam teams. Play starts on this afternoon when the Wonder Auto Crushers face-off against Dartmouth at 3:30 p.m. and the Scotsburn  Crushers up against the Nova Junior X-Men at 5:15 p.m. at the Wellness Centre. Then on Friday: opening ceremonies will take place at the Wellness Centre at 6:15 p.m. with the Wonder Auto playing Yarmouth at 4 p.m. before the ceremony and the Scotsburn playing Kings Mutual immediately following. On Saturday, Wonder Auto takes on Cape Breton County at 2:30 p.m. and Scotsburn faces Western Valley at 4 p.m. Tournament passes are $15 and daily passes are $5. There is no charge for students. The tournament is a major fundraiser for Pictou County Minor Hockey Association with all proceeds going directly back to the association, which helps keep yearly costs for hockey as low as possible. The tournament schedule will be available on the PCMHA website.

Hey curlers... this year's Curl for Cancer is February 21st at the Westville Curling Club, starting at 6 p.m. Their goal is to once again raise over $10,000, all of which goes to the local chapter of the Canadian Cancer society. There's still a few openings for teams, and no experience is necessary. In fact, if you've been watching curling from Sochi and thought “I'd like to try that”, this is a perfect time to try! And it's for a good cause. To sign up call Tim or Darleen Chislett at 396-1503 or email tim.chislett@sobeys.com.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - FEB 12
Wednesday 12th February 2014

The Ballantyne Fuels PeeWee AAA Crushers have had a busy couple of weekends. They travelled to PEI to participate in the Spud tournament. They skated hard, but were not rewarded for their efforts with Nole Chapman scoring the only goal. This past weekend the squad had a home at home series against the Truro Bearcats. On Saturday afternoon the Bearcats skated to a 6-2 victory. Scoring for the Crushers was Connor MacLeod assisted by Wayne Denny and Ryan Alexander and Denny unassisted. Brayden Leblanc was in goal. On Sunday, Crushers battled hard falling just short 1-0. Keigan Walker was between the pipes. This weekend the crew will be supporting the local bantam players as they participate in the Bantam Memorial Tournament being held at the Wellness Centre.

The Anchor Motors peewee AA Crushers had three games last week, winning twice and tying once. Thursday evening, playing the Antigonish Bulldogs at the Keating Millennium Centre, the Crushers won 3-2. Scoring for Pictou County were: Raymond Chisholm, Kyle Reim and Spencer Murray. Assists went to Jansen Langille and Murray. Cody MacDougall picked up the win in goal for the Crushers. On Saturday the Crushers hosted the West Hants Warriors, picking up a 6-2 victory. Murray (2), Jayden Hatchard, Langille and Ben MacDonald (2) all scored in Saturday’s win. Lucas Fraser, Cal Maxner (2), Ethan MacDonald, Chisholm, Murray (2), Reim, Dylon Francis and Logan MacKay all had assists, while Vaughn MacEachern picked up the win in goal. In Windsor for a rematch with the Warrior on Sunday the Crushers tied 2-2. MacKay tied the game before the end of the first period, with assists going to Brycen MacDonald and Hatchard. In the second period, with the Crushers killing a penalty, Murray beat the Warrior defenseman to the puck and scored on the breakaway. The Warriors would tie the game 88 seconds later, where the game eventually ended. MacDougall was between the pipes for Pictou County.

Congratulations going out to Cody Angevine of Merigomish for his silver medal performance at the Super Coupe de Quebec in Trois-Rivières, Quebec last weekend. He was one of only two Nova Scotia athletes to medal at the event! Kudos also go out to Maddy Fitt, Marshall Fitt, and Kyle Sutherland who also competed and gained valuable experience.  All are members of the Kanokai Judo Club and are working towards attending the National Championships in May in Jonquiere, Quebec as part of Team Nova Scotia. For further information please contact Cindy Fraser at 759-0700.

Over the weekend the East Pictou Silver Blades had five of six skaters bring home medals in their respective divisions at the Rob McCall Memorial Competition in Dartmouth. Raelene Fraser won gold in the Star 2 event, while Sydney Swain won bronze in the same event. Raquel Gerrior, Kate Devine and Courtney Arnold all won bronze in the Star 3 event. Kaitlyn Kelly finished eighth in the pre-novice ladies event.

The Weeks Major Midgets continue their playoff series with Newbridge tomorrow night in Dartmouth at 6:45, with Game 6 at the Wellness Centre at 7:30 Friday. The best of seven series is tied at 2 games apiece.

The Pictou County Minor Hockey Association is hosting the 30th Annual Bantam Memorial Tournament starting tomorrow. XEROX is the presenting sponsor, with the Pictou County Wonder Auto Bantam AA Crushers representing the host organization with the support of the Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers team. This year the tournament includes twelve bantam AA teams and twelve major bantam teams. Play starts on Thursday afternoon when the Wonder Auto Crushers face-off against Dartmouth at 3:30 p.m. and the Scotsburn  Crushers up against the Nova Junior X-Men at 5:15 p.m. at the Wellness Centre. Then on Friday: opening ceremonies will take place at the Wellness Centre at 6:15 p.m. with the Wonder Auto playing Yarmouth at 4 p.m. before the ceremony and the Scotsburn playing Kings Mutual immediately following. On Saturday, Wonder Auto takes on Cape Breton County at 2:30 p.m. and Scotsburn faces Western Valley at 4 p.m. Tournament passes are $15 and daily passes are $5. There is no charge for students. The tournament is a major fundraiser for Pictou County Minor Hockey Association with all proceeds going directly back to the association, which helps keep yearly costs for hockey as low as possible. The tournament schedule will be available on the PCMHA website.

Hey curlers... this year's Curl for Cancer is February 21st at the Westville Curling Club, starting at 6 p.m. Their goal is to once again raise over $10,000, all of which goes to the local chapter of the Canadian Cancer society. There's still a few openings for teams, and no experience is necessary. In fact, if you've been watching curling from Sochi and thought “I'd like to try that”, this is a perfect time to try! And it's for a good cause. To sign up call Tim or Darleen Chislett at 396-1503 or email tim.chislett@sobeys.com.

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ARSON TRIAL CONCLUDES - DECISION WITHHELD
Tuesday 11th February 2014

A 45-year old Westville man accused of starting a fire in a vacant home on the property next to his last May will learn of his fate early next month. Daniel Kenneth Stewart's trial on a charge of arson and break and enter concluded this afternoon in Pictou Provincial Court, over 4 months after it started. Stewart's trial began in September, but could not be concluded in the allotted time and was scheduled to conclude in December. After the initial conclusion of the trial, Stewart's attorney Doug Lloy, applied for and was granted an opportunity to re-open the defense's case to call one further witness. That witness, Nichole Marks, testified today she heard other people talk about the state of the vacant house, and that she was at Stewart's home, where she was also residing, the night of the fire. Marks went on to say that she tried to give a statement to police, but that they refused to take it. Judge Del Atwood reserved his decision on the matter to 5 March.

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - FEB 11
Tuesday 11th February 2014

The MacLeod Lorway Midget A Crushers clinched a spot in the Regional Playoffs with 2 big wins over the weekend. The Crushers faced off against the Westville Miner Midget A at the Sportsplex in Westville on Saturday afternoon, taking the game 5-2. The Crushers opened the scoring early and carried a 3-0 lead in the 3rd period. The Miners scored to make it 3-1 but the Crushers pulled away to a 5-2 victory. Scoring for the Crusher Crew were Corey Niven, Gordon Conrod, Cale McCarron, Hayden Boutlier and Noah Delorey. Kieran MacGillivary played an outstanding game in nets for the win. Assist on the goals went to Bailey Campbell, Justin Hill, Boutlier & Delorey. Sunday had The Antigonish Bulldogs come to the Wellness Center for the Crushers final game of the playoff round, a win for the Crushers would seal their spot to advance to the next round. The Crushers came out flying from the first faceoff and carried most of the first period play. Going up 1-0 in the 1st on a  goal by Cale McCarron. The game stayed at a 1 goal lead for The MacLeod Lorway squad through 2 periods. Finally in the 3rd the Crushers capitalized on great play and widened the lead to 3-0 on goals by Matt MacLean and Hayden Boutlier. The Crew got caught on a line change late in the 3rd by the Bulldogs to close the gap to 2. Gerry Holle set the insurance tally late in the game giving the Crushers a 4-1 win. Steven Conway stood tall in the Crushers net to record the win. Assists went to Justin Walsh(2), Boutlier, Holle and Dylan Bennett. The win gives the MacLeod Lorway squad a total of 13 of 16 points throughout the playoffs, advancing through to the next round. The Crushers only loss of points in the playoffs came on a loss and a tie in their first 2 games when the Crushers were short 5 players from their roster. The MacLeod Lorway Midget A Crushers then put on a great team performance winning the next 6 games in a row to advance to the next round. The MacLeod Lorway Midget A Crushers will be 1 of 2 teams from the Highland-Fundy League to advance to the Regional winners from Cape Breton to decide the representatives for Provincials late in March.

The Pictou County atom AAA Crushers faced the league leading Truro Bearcats this Saturday in Truro at the RECC. Ryan Green opened the scoring for the Crushers early in the first period, while the Bearcats answered early second period.  Lucas Canning scored late in the second. The Bearcats tied it up once again early in the third. Green scored the winner late in the third to lift the Crushers to a 3-2 victory. Thomas Gariepy was in goal for Pictou County. On Sunday, the Crushers faced the Acadia Axemen.  Green and MacLean Tobin scored in the first to give Pictou County a 2-0 lead. The Axemen answered with goals in the second and third, while Matthew Carson netted the winning goal in the third. Tyler Matchem got the win between the pipes. The atom AAA Crushers are off this weekend for the Bantam Memorial Tournament. Their next game is Feb. 22 in Antigonish.

The Northern Rebels peewee B team had a successful weekend in playoff action. On Friday, the Rebels defeated the Westville Miners 4-1. Ben Turnbull scored twice, while Clark Robertson had a goal and an assist, as did Nicholas MacDonald. Other assists went to Braydon Killen and Nick MacInnis. On Saturday, the Rebels managed a 3-1 win over the Canso Bluefins despite playing shorthanded for much of the game. Goal scorers were Turnbull, MacInnis and MacDonald. Assists went to Killen, Matt Allen and Clark Robertson. Jack Finlay was in goal both games.

The Pictou County Minor Hockey Association is hosting the 30th Annual Bantam Memorial Tournament from Feb. 13-16. XEROX is the presenting sponsor, with the Pictou County Wonder Auto Bantam AA Crushers representing the host organization with the support of the Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers team. This year the tournament includes twelve bantam AA teams and twelve major bantam teams. Play starts on Thursday afternoon when the Wonder Auto Crushers face-off against Dartmouth at 3:30 p.m. and the Scotsburn  Crushers up against the Nova Junior X-Men at 5:15 p.m. at the Wellness Centre. Then on Friday: opening ceremonies will take place at the Wellness Centre at 6:15 p.m. with the Wonder Auto playing Yarmouth at 4 p.m. before the ceremony and the Scotsburn playing Kings Mutual immediately following. On Saturday, Wonder Auto takes on Cape Breton County at 2:30 p.m. and Scotsburn faces Western Valley at 4 p.m. Tournament passes are $15 and daily passes are $5. There is no charge for students. The tournament is a major fundraiser for Pictou County Minor Hockey Association with all proceeds going directly back to the association, which helps keep yearly costs for hockey as low as possible. The tournament schedule will be available on the PCMHA website.

This weekend the East Pictou girls basketball team captured silver at a tournament in Pugwash after losing a close game against Oxford in the final. In round-robin play they defeated host team Pugwash and Sackviile, N.B. to earn a spot in the final. This week they start their best-of-three district playoffs against New Glasgow.

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WESTVILLE MAN FACING TRIAL ON DRUG AND WEAPONS CHARGES
Monday 10th February 2014

A 20-year old Westville man accused of production of marijuana as well as possession of additional illegal drugs will go to trial in May on the charges. Jeffrey Dale Jenkins entered not guilty pleas to four charges under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, as well as two weapons related Criminal Code charges. Jenkins was allegedly in possession of cocaine and ecstasy along with the marijuana plants and two improperly stored weapons when he was arrested last September. The trial has been set for May 6.

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP *SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9*
Sunday 9th February 2014

The Pictou County Weeks Crushers were victorious in Amherst last night. Final score as they downed the Ramblers was 4 to 3, led by a pair of unassisted goals from Crusher Evan Carmody and singles from Mitchell Deruelle and Jordan McInnis, who additionally picked up an assist. Next up for the Crushers is a homegame at the Wellness Centre this Thursday when the team faces the Yarmouth Mariners - puck-drop at 7pm.

Three games today in the Chediac Furniture Nova Hockey League. Kicking off at 5:20 at the Stellarton Rink, the Pictou Landing Falcons take on Can-Connect. The 6:50 game will see Dewtie's Excavating vs. Connors, and finally at 8:20 – Thistle Bar is up against Nat Pro Gas.

Thursday night at the Westville Miners Sports Center, The Rangers and Canadians played to a 6-6 tie in Leo Fahey 4-on-4 Twilight Hockey League action. Debbie MacLean led the Rangers with a hat trick while Dawn MacKay, Juanita MacQuigan and Carla Perrin chipped in with a single tally apiece. Kelly Marshall's two goals and single tallies by Katie Bray, Jana Cleary, Amy Cameron and Karen Campbell took care of the Canadians scoring. Melanie Hill and Debbie Clark stopped 24 and 22 shots respectively in the well-played game.

The Northern Rebels Peewee B team took on the Pictou Maripacs in playoff action Tuesday evening at the Hector Arena. The game resulted in a 2-2 tie. Goal scorers for the Rebels were Braden DeCoff and Nick Rogerson, with Nick MacInnis assisting on both goals. Burke Murray scored twice for the Maripacs. Playoff action continues for the Rebels this weekend - they travel to Canso today to take on the Bluefins.

The Weeks Major Midgets continue their playoffs against Newbridge Academy. They play next at the Wellness Centre this afternoon, game gets underway at 1pm.

From games played at St. FX this weekend: on Friday, the Dallhousie Tigers hockey squad took on the X-men at the Keating Millenium Centre and came away with a 3-2 win over the visitors. Both the X-men and X-women were victorious on the hardwood as well when UNB visited Antigonish yesterday. The women's basketball team won by 62 to 55, followed by the men's game, final score there 81-66.

The Pictou County Minor Hockey Association is hosting the 30th Annual Bantam Memorial Tournament next week, from Feb. 13-16. XEROX is the presenting sponsor, with the Pictou County Wonder Auto Bantam AA Crushers representing the host organization with the support of the Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers team. This year the tournament includes twelve bantam AA teams and twelve major bantam teams. Play starts on Thursday afternoon when the Wonder Auto Crushers face-off against Dartmouth at 3:30 p.m. and the Scotsburn  Crushers up against the Nova Junior X-Men at 5:15 p.m. at the Wellness Centre. Then on Friday: opening ceremonies will take place at the Wellness Centre at 6:15 p.m. with the Wonder Auto playing Yarmouth at 4 p.m. before the ceremony and the Scotsburn playing Kings Mutual immediately following. On Saturday, Wonder Auto takes on Cape Breton County at 2:30 p.m. and Scotsburn faces Western Valley at 4 p.m. Tournament passes are $15 and daily passes are $5. There is no charge for students. The tournament is a major fundraiser for Pictou County Minor Hockey Association with all proceeds going directly back to the association, which helps keep yearly costs for hockey as low as possible. The tournament schedule will be available on the PCMHA website.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP *SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8*
Saturday 8th February 2014

The Crushers did not trail at any point in the game until the last 5:48 of the third period, but the goal by Daniel Perigo of the Bearcats was the one that mattered, as Truro won 4-3Thurs night in MHL action. The Crushers broke out to an early 2-0 lead on goals by Mitchell Deruelle (DER well) and John Mullally in the first four minutes of the game, but Jacob Smith scored twice to tie it up. The two Pictou County natives on the Crushers combined to retake the lead in the third, as Daniel MacLeod fed Garrett Holmes for a goal, but again the Bearcats tied it up before Perigo's winner. The Bearcats regain first place in the Eastlink Division, and they also hold a game in hand on the Crushers. Next up for Pictou County is a trip to Amherst on Saturday, and you can catch that game on East Coast FM with Michael Petter, pregame show starting at 6:45pm.

Thursday night at the Westville Miners Sports Center, The Rangers and Canadians played to a 6-6 tie in Leo Fahey 4-on-4 Twilight Hockey League action. Debbie MacLean led the Rangers with a hat trick while Dawn MacKay, Juanita MacQuigan and Carla Perrin chipped in with a single tally apiece. Kelly Marshall's two goals and single tallies by Katie Bray, Jana Cleary,Amy Cameron and Karen Campbell took care of the Canadians scoring. Melanie Hill and Debbie Clark stopped 24 and 22 shots respectively in the well-played game.

The Northern Rebels Peewee B team took on the Pictou Maripacs in playoff action Tuesday evening at the Hector Arena. The game resulted in a 2-2 tie. Goal scorers for the Rebels were Broden DeCoff and Nick Rogerson, with Nick MacInnis assisting on both goals. Burke Murray scored twice for the Maripacs. Playoff action continues for the Rebels this weekend - they hosted Westville last evening at the Wellness Centre, and travel to Canso today to take on the Bluefins.

The Weeks Major Midgets continue their playoffs with two games against Newbridge Academy, both at the Wellness Centre. The first match is today at 4pm, followed by a Sunday tilt at 1.

The Pictou County Minor Hockey Association is hosting the 30th Annual Bantam Memorial Tournament next week, from Feb. 13-16. XEROX is the presenting sponsor, with the Pictou County Wonder Auto Bantam AA Crushers representing the host organization with the support of the Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers team. This year the tournament includes twelve bantam AA teams and twelve major bantam teams. The tournament schedule will be available on the PCMHA website. Play starts on Thursday afternoon when the Wonder Auto Crushers face of against Dartmouth at 3:30 p.m. and the Scotsburn  Crushers up against the Nova Junior X-Men at 5:15 p.m. at the Wellness Centre. The opening ceremonies will take place at the Wellness Centre Friday at 6:15 p.m. with the Wonder Auto Crushers playing Yarmouth at 4 p.m. before the ceremony and the Scotsburn Crushers playing Kings Mutual immediately following the opening ceremony. On Saturday, at the Wellness Centre, it's Wonder Auto against CB County at 2:30 p.m. and the Scotsburn faces off against Western Valley at 4 p.m. Tournament passes are $15 and daily passes are $5. There is no charge for students. The tournament is a major fundraiser for Pictou County Minor Hockey Association. All the proceeds of the tournament go directly back to PCMHA, which helps keep the yearly costs for hockey as low as possible.

If broomball is your game; there's a broomball youth challenge at the North-End Rec Centre today from 1:00-3:00pm

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - FEBRUARY 7
Friday 7th February 2014

The Crushers did not trail at any point in the game until the last 5:48 of the third period, but the goal by Daniel Perigo of the Bearcats was the one that mattered, as Truro won 4-3 last night in MHL action. The Crushers broke out to an early 2-0 lead on goals by Mitchell Deruelle (DER well) and John Mullally in the first four minutes of the game, but Jacob Smith scored twice to tie it up. The two Pictou County natives on the Crushers combined to retake the lead in the third, as Daniel MacLeod fed Garrett Holmes for a goal, but again the Bearcats tied it up before Perigo's winner. The Bearcats regain first place in the Eastlink Division, and they also hold a game in hand on the Crushers. Next up for Pictou County is a trip to Amherst on Saturday, and you can catch that game on East Coast FM with Michael Petter, pregame show starting at 6:45pm.

Last night at the Westville Miners Sports Center, The Rangers and Canadians played to a 6-6 tie in Leo Fahey 4 on 4 Twilight Hockey League action. Debbie MacLean led the Rangers with a hat trick while Dawn MacKay, Juanita MacQuigan and Carla Perrin chipped in with a single tally apiece. Kelly Marshall's two goals and single tallies by Katie Bray, Jana Cleary,Amy Cameron and Karen Campbell took care of the Canadians scoring. Melanie Hill and Debbie Clark stopped 24 and 22 shots respectively in the well-played game.

The Northern Rebels Peewee B team took on the Pictou Maripacs in playoff action Tuesday evening at the Hector Arena. The game resulted in a 2-2 tie. Goal scorers for the Rebels were Broden DeCoff and Nick Rogerson, with Nick MacInnis assisting on both goals. Burke Murray scored twice for the Maripacs. Playoff action continues for the Rebels this weekend when they host Westville on Friday evening at the Wellness Centre, and travel to Canso on Saturday to take on the Bluefins.

The Pictou County Hockey Minor Hockey Association is hosting the 30th Annual Bantam Memorial Tournament next week, from Feb. 13-16. XEROX is the presenting sponsor, with the Pictou County Wonder Auto Bantam AA Crushers representing the host organization with the support of the Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers team. This year the tournament includes twelve bantam AA teams and twelve major bantam teams. The tournament schedule will be available on the PCMHA website. Members of the community and families and friends of players in the rep division of PCMHA volunteer in every aspect of the tournament. The Bantam Memorial Tournament is held each year in memory of three young hockey players: Donald Gladwin, John Allan MacDonald, and Shawn MacKay and Shawn's mother, Lee Marie MacKay whose lives were tragically lost in a motor vehicle accident while returning home from a game in February 1984. In 1985, the first Bantam Memorial Tournament was organized to honor their memory. Play starts on Thursday afternoon when the Pictou County Wonder Auto Bantam AA Crushers face of against Dartmouth at 3:30 p.m. and the Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers play Nova Junior X-Men at 5:15 p.m. at the Wellness Centre. The opening ceremonies will take place at the Wellness Centre Friday at 6:15 p.m. with the Pictou County Wonder Auto Bantam AA Crushers team playing Yarmouth at 4 p.m. before the ceremony and the Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers playing Kings Mutual immediately following the opening ceremony. On Saturday, at the Wellness Centre, the Pictou County Wonder Auto Bantam AA Crushers play CB County at 2:30 p.m. and the Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers face off against Western Valley at 4 p.m. The public is encouraged to support this event and enjoy the hockey. Tournament passes are $15 and daily passes are $5. There is no charge for students. While this tournament honors the memory of those who passed away, it’s also a major fundraiser for Pictou County Minor Hockey Association. All the proceeds of the tournament go directly back to PCMHA, which helps keep the yearly costs for hockey as low as possible.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - FEBRUARY 5
Wednesday 5th February 2014

FEB 5 - ECFM LOCAL SPORTS MORNING

Tomorrow night will be the first of two Minor Hockey nights held by the Weeks Jr A Crushers in the coming weeks. Any child wearing their Pictou County Minor Hockey jersey will get into the game free of charge. There will be a shoot to win between the second and third periods, where three minor hockey players will be chosen to shoot for the chance to win a Authentic Crusher hat, or an evening in one of the sky boxes.

The NRHS Boys hockey team hosted Dalbrae last Saturday evening at the Westville arena. Dalbrae came away with the 6-3 win. Scoring for the Nighthawks' were Reed MacDonald, Brandon Bell and Dallas MacDonald. Assists by Noah Chisholm, Brandon Livingstone, Jethro Gunn and Evan Ferguson. Kyle MacKenzie was in nets. The Nighthawks are travelling to Saint John's Newfoundland this Thursday  to participate in the 16th Annual Confederation Cup High School Invitational Tournament.

Two games were played Yesterday in the Walter Duggan European Indoor Handball League.The first game saw Argentina and Japan play to a 3-3 tie . Scoring for Japan was Keifer Avery with two goals and Cameron Mattison with a single. Dylan Kontuk's two goals and Landon Gladney's single marker replied for Argentina. The Czech republic edged Brazil 4-2 in the second contest. Keegan MacFadden and JD MacKenzie each tallied twice for the Czechs. Isabel Kermack and Courtney MacLean replied for Brazil.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP *SUNDAY FEB.2, 2014*
Sunday 2nd February 2014

The Crushers extended their winning streak to 3 in a row last night when they overcame the Truro Bearcats last night by a score of 4-1. The goals came from Brandon Parsons, JP Harvey, Nick Parker and Tyler Doyle, with assists from Parsons, Evan Carmody and Garret Holmes. Last night's game was the first half of a home-and-home set with the Bearcats who will visit the Wellness Centre this Thursday with the game getting underway at 7pm, then the Crushers head to Amherst to play the Ramblers on Saturday.

Karen Campbell's two goals led the Rangers past the Bruins 5-4 Thursday night in Leo Fahey 4-on-4 Twilight hockey League action at the Westville Miners sports centre. Jane Cleary, Juanita MacQuigan and Christa Webber notched a single tally to complete the Rangers offence. Elana MacDougall, Jennifer MacDonald, Lyndsay MacKinnon and Christine Booth replied for the Bruins. Debbie Clark and Sherry Whytewood both put in solid goal-tending performances for their respective teams. Action continues next week with the Canadians hosting the Bruins.

Two games were played Friday in the Walter Duggan World  Indoor Handball League. Game 1: England 6 vs Russia 2 England--Sam Hockey 3, Ethan Freund 2, Nick Horne 1 Russia--Kyle Reim 1, Josh Walsh 1 Game 2 Canada 7 vs USA 4 Canada---Jared Snell 3, Blake Kontuk 2, Kaleigh Foley 1, Jayden Hatchard 1 USA-- singles from Connor MacLeod , Jordan Tran , Kelsey Hann and Mitchell Jardine

In the Nova Scotia Female Midget AAA Hockey League, the Northern Subway Selects took on the Cape Breton MacIntyre Chevy Panthers yesterday in New Glasgow with the Selects taking the win 3-0 and outshooting CB 41-24. The Selects were lead by a 2 goal effort by Rachel Brown (Trenton) and Amanda Dunning (New Glasgow) with a goal and assist. Other assists went to Katie Marcott (Port Hood), Taylor Perry (Trenton) and Anika Mason (Stellarton). And, my cousin Jenna McNamara (Hammonds Plains) was perfect between the pipes stopping all 24 shots against her to secure the shutout.  The Selects are back at it next Saturday in New Waterford vs. Cape Breton to finish off the regular season.

In the Chediac Furniture Nova Hockey league, two games were played Thursday night in Thorburn. In the first game, Whitey's Vikings edged Dewties Excavating 8 to 7 with a shoot-out goal by Ryan White winning the game. In the second game, Thistle Bar trounced the Pictou Landing Falcons 11-3.

In University basketball, both the mens and womens teams from St. Mary's visited St. FXU for games on Friday. The visitors came away with two victories. First the Saint Mary's women's basketball team defeated St. FX by a score of 96 to 86. The mens game followed, with SMU overcoming the X-men 78-59. Moving to University hockey, the X-women played a game yesterday (Saturday) in Antigonish against visitors the Universite de Moncton (egg-la bluets) Aigles Bleuets and the X-women came out on top with a final score 3-1.

The Pictou County Jr. “B” Scotians took on the Sackville Blazers in Trenton last night (Saturday) and Andrew Kennedy's goal in overtime made the final score 3 to 2. The other Scotians goals came from Lucas Eshlemand and Brandon Verge. The team next plays this Friday when they travel to East Hants and take on the Penguins. Next home game is Sunday, Feb 9th against the Cumberland County Blues.

The Weeks Major Midgets have their Round one playoff with Newbridge Academy. It starts with a pair of away games last night and this afternoon at the Dartmouth Sportsplex, followed by two at the Wellness Centre next weekend. The full schedule is in the round-up at ecfm.ca

Game 1 – Saturday, Feb. 1 – 7:15pm - Dartmouth Sportsplex

Game 2 - Sunday, Feb. 2 – 1:15pm - Dartmouth Sportsplex

Game 3 – Saturday, Feb. 8 – 4pm – Wellness Centre

Game 4 – Sunday, Feb. 9 – 1pm – Wellness Centre

Game 5 – Wednesday, Feb. 12 – 6:45pm – Dartmouth Sportsplex

Game 6 – Saturday, Feb. 15 – TBA

Game 7 – Sunday, Feb. 16 - 1:15pm - Dartmouth Sportsplex

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ECFM LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP *SATURDAY FEB 1*
Saturday 1st February 2014

On a night where the Crushers celebrated the 200th game for Garrett Holmes, a great play by Holmes turned out to lead to the game-winning goal in a 4-1 win over the visiting Woodstock Slammers. Holmes carried the puck out from behind the Woodstock net through heavy traffic, and made a cross-crease pass right to JP Harvey for his second goal of the game that at the time gave the Crushers a 2-1 lead. Just 25 seconds later, Tyler Doyle scored his first of two on the night, as the Crushers fans were cheering for Holmes getting the assist on his special night. The Crushers have now won two in a row, and will look to extend the streak in the first half of a home-and-home set with the Truro Bearcats tonight at the Barcode (Rath Eastlink Community Center). Michael Petter will have the call of the game right here on ECFM beginning at 6:45 with the pregame show.

Karen Campbell's two goals led the Rangers past the Bruins 5-4 Thursday night in Leo Fahey 4-on-4 Twilight hockey League action at the Westville Miners sports centre. Jane Cleary, Juanita MacQuigan and Christa Webber notched a single tally to complete the Rangers offence. Elana MacDougall, Jennifer MacDonald, Lyndsay MacKinnon and Christine Booth replied for the Bruins. Debbie Clark and Sherry Whytewood both put in solid goal-tending performances for their respective teams. Action continues next week with the Canadians hosting the Bruins.

Two games were played yesterday in the Walter Duggan World  Indoor Handball League. Game 1: England 6 vs Russia 2 England--Sam Hockey 3, Ethan Freund 2, Nick Horne 1 Russia--Kyle Reim 1, Josh Walsh 1 Game 2 Canada 7 vs USA 4 Canada---Jared Snell 3, Blake Kontuk 2, Kaleigh Foley 1, Jayden Hatchard 1 USA-- singles from Connor MacLeod , Jordan Tran , Kelsey Hann and Mitchell Jardine

In the Chediac Furniture Nova Hockey league, two games were played Thursday night in Thorburn. In the first game, Whitey's Vikings edged Dewties Excavating 8 to 7 with a shoot-out goal by Ryan White winning the game. In the second game, Thistle Bar trounced the Pictou Landing Falcons 11-3.

The Northumberland Boys hockey team will be hosting Dalbrae, tonight at the Westville arena. Game time is 6pm. Cost of admission $4 for adults and $2 for students.

The Weeks Major Midgets have their Round one playoff schedule set with Newbridge Academy. It starts with a pair of away games tonight and Sunday afternoon at the Dartmouth Sportsplex, followed by two at the Wellness Centre the following weekend. The full schedule is in the round-up at ecfm.ca

Game 1 – Saturday, Feb. 1 – 7:15pm - Dartmouth Sportsplex

Game 2 - Sunday, Feb. 2 – 1:15pm - Dartmouth Sportsplex

Game 3 – Saturday, Feb. 8 – 4pm – Wellness Centre

Game 4 – Sunday, Feb. 9 – 1pm – Wellness Centre

Game 5 – Wednesday, Feb. 12 – 6:45pm – Dartmouth Sportsplex

Game 6 – Saturday, Feb. 15 – TBA

Game 7 – Sunday, Feb. 16 - 1:15pm - Dartmouth Sportsplex

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - JANUARY 31
Friday 31st January 2014

On a night where the Crushers celebrated the 200th game for Garrett Holmes, a great play by Holmes turned out to lead to the game winning goal in a 4-1 win over the visiting Woodstock Slammers. Holmes carried the puck out from behind the Woodstock net through heavy traffic, and made a cross-crease pass right to JP Harvey for his second goal of the game that at the time gave the Crushers a 2-1 lead. Just 25 seconds later, Tyler Doyle scored his first of two on the night, as the Crushers fans were cheering for Holmes getting the assist on his special night. The Crushers have now won two in a row, and will look to extend the streak in the first half of a home-and-home set with the Truro Bearcats tomorrow night at the Barcode (Rath Eastlink Community Center). Michael Petter will have the call of the game right here on ECFM beginning at 6:45 tomorrow night with the pregame show.

Karen Campbell's two goals led the Rangers past the Bruins 5-4 last night in Leo Fahey 4 on 4 Twilight hockey League action at the Westville Miners sports centre. Jane Cleary Juanita MacQuigan and Christa Webber notched a single tally to complete the Rangers offence. Elana MacDougall, Jennifer MacDonald, Lyndsay MacKinnon and Christine Booth replied for the Bruins. Debbie Clark and Sherry Whytewood both put in solid goaltending performances for their respective teams. Action continues next week with the Canadians hosting the Bruins.

Two games were played yesterday in the Walter Duggan World  Indoor Handball League. Game 1: England 6 vs Russia 2 England--Sam Hockey 3, Ethan Freund 2, Nick Horne 1 Russia--Kyle Reim 1, Josh Walsh 1 Game 2: Canada 7 vs USA 4 Canada---Jared Snell 3, Blake Kontuk 2, Kaleigh Foley 1, Jayden Hatchard 1 USA--Connor MacLeod 1, Jordan Tran 1, Kelsey Hann 1, Mitchell Jardine 1

The North Nova Gryphons will host the CEC Cougars from Truro Friday night at the Trenton Arena in their only game of the weekend.  Puck drop is at 8:30. Admission is $4.00 and $2.00 for students and seniors.

The Northumberland Boys hockey team will be hosting Dalbrae, Saturday night, Feb. 1st at the Westville arena. Game time 6.pm. Cost of admission $4 for adults and $2 for students.

The Weeks Major Midgets have their Round one playoff schedule set with Newbridge Academy. It starts with a pair of away games Saturday night and Sunday afternoon at the Dartmouth Sportsplex, followed by two at the Wellness Centre the following weekend. The full schedule is in the round-up at ecfm.ca

Game 1 – Saturday, Feb. 1 – 7:15pm - Dartmouth Sportsplex

Game 2 - Sunday, Feb. 2 – 1:15pm - Dartmouth Sportsplex

Game 3 – Saturday, Feb. 8 – 4pm – Wellness Centre

Game 4 – Sunday, Feb. 9 – 1pm – Wellness Centre

Game 5 – Wednesday, Feb. 12 – 6:45pm – Dartmouth Sportsplex

Game 6 – Saturday, Feb. 15 – TBA

Game 7 – Sunday, Feb. 16 - 1:15pm - Dartmouth Sportsplex

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WESTVILLE PLANNING FOR DISASTER
Tuesday 28th January 2014

The town council of Westville wants disaster planning in place, in the wake of a rash of recent derailments across the country.  With train-tracks through the middle of the small town of 3800, Council wants access to information from rail companies about what they are carrying. They also want to know the status of the tracks through Westville, and measures that could be put in place in an emergency. Council agreed that local police and fire departments would be invited the presentation they plan for the future.


NEW CAO AND DEPUTY MAYOR FOR WESTVILLE
Tuesday 28th January 2014

Westville welcomed a new CAO and a newly-appointed deputy mayor last night at council’s monthly meeting.  Kelly Rice took over from Scott Fraser who took a job in Colchester county. Rice has said she was looking for a new challenge, and feels welcome in her new community. She has an impressive background in administration, with her most recent job as clerk for Lawrencetown. Mayor Roger MacKay also thanked councilor Lynn MacDonald for acting as deputy mayor of the town for the past year. Councillor Lennie White steps in as new deputy mayor for Westville.

OLYMPIC COACH HONORED IN HER HOMETOWN
Tuesday 28th January 2014

Proud parents were presented with  a certificate by Westville Town Council celebrating their daughter as an ambassador for the town. Lisa Hailey is coaching the Canadian women’s Olympic hockey team at the Sochi Oympics.  Hailey became interim coach of the Olympic team after coach Dan Church stepped down abruptly on December 12th, 2013.  Her parents Allie and Beverly Jordan beamed as council said they were thrilled when Lisa mentions her home town in international media.  The Canadian women will attempt to win a fourth straight gold medal in Sochi after victories in 2002, 2006 and 2010.

WESTVILLE MAN CAUGHT WITH 80000 CONTRABAND CIGARETTES PLEADS GUILTY
Monday 27th January 2014

A Westville man has pleaded guilty to possession of unstamped tobacco under the excise act after what was reported as the biggest tobacco bust ever in Pictou County. On October 29th, 2013, the Pictou County Integrated Street Crime Unit, assisted by Pictou County RCMP, conducted a traffic stop in Abercrombie, where officers obtained a search warrant and found inside the vehicle 80 000 contraband cigarettes, with an approximate street value of $14 000. 42-year-old David George Callaghan will return to court on April 17th for sentencing, at which time he will also enter pleas to three additional charges under the Revenue Act.


LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - JANUARY 24 *UPDATE*
Friday 24th January 2014

The Weeks Jr A Crushers season-long losing streak has reached five games after a 5-4 loss to the Valley Wildcats at the Wellness Center last night. The Crushers never lead, although came back from deficits three times to tie the game until a shot by Brady Atwater snuck past the outstretched toe of Brandon Thibeau to score the game winner. Nick Parker continues to lead the way for the Crushers, with a three point night, two goals and an assist. The Crushers will be in Yarmouth tonight for a game in the Fishtank against the Mariners, before heading to the Valley tomorrow for a rematch of last night's game. Tonight's game will not be on East Coast FM, but you can catch all of the action from Kentville tomorrow night with Michael Petter, starting at 7:15pm with the pregame show.

Last night in Leo Fahey Twilight Hockey League action at the Westville Miners Sports Center, the Leafs overcame a 5-2 second period deficit by exploding for six unanswered markers in the last half of the game to trim the Rangers 8-5. Elana MacDougall paced the Leafs with three goals  while Jennifer MacDonald, Gina Markie, Dawn MacKay, Amy Cameron and Sheri Palmer  took care of the rest of the Leaf offensive attack. The leafs were led by Jana Cleary's two goal effort followed by one goal efforts off the sticks of  Karen Campbell, Juanita MacQuigan and Debbie MacLean.

Two huge-scoring games played last night in Thorburn in the Chediac Furniture Nova Hockey league – The first game saw Whiteys Vikings overcome the Pictou Landing Falcons 15 to 9. Three Vikings came away with hat-tricks: Dennis Fanning, Kylie MacLellan and Faber MacKie. Aaron Prosper also pulled off a hat-trick for the Falcons. In the second game, Dewtie's Excavating beat the Thistle Bar 8 to 5, with 2 goals apiece from Kylie Patchett, Mike Ferguson and Mark Coldwell for Dewtie's.

This weekend West Pictou Consolidated in Lyons Brook is hosting the Raptors Invitational Basketball Tournament. 11 teams from around the region will compete. The full schedule is in the roundup at ecfm.ca.

Friday, January 24 4:00 pm Raptors vs. F.H. MacDonald, 5:30 pm West Pictou vs. Walter Duggan 2, 7:00 pm Trenton vs. Walter Duggan 1

Saturday, January 25 9:00 am F.H. MacDonald vs. Temperance, 10:30 am Redcliffe vs. Walter Duggan 1, 12:00 pm Antigonish 2 vs. Walter Duggan 2, 1:30 pm Raptors vs. Temperance, 3:00 pm Redcliffe vs. Antigonish 1, 4:30 pm West Pictou vs. Antigonish 2, 6:00 pm Trenton vs. Redcliffe

Sunday, January 26 9:00 am F.H. MacDonald vs. G.R. Saunders, 10:30 am Raptors vs. G.R. Saunders, 12:00 pm Trenton vs. Antigonish, 1:30 pm G.R. Saunders vs. Temperance, 3:00 pm Walter Duggan 1 vs. Antigonish 1, 4:30 pm 1st Pool A vs. 1st Pool B

Other Games this weekend include: The Junior B Scotians play in Trenton Sunday against the Bulldogs. The Pictou County Scotians face Antigonish tomorrow evening at 6:30 in Trenton, then play the Strait Pirates Sunday night at 7:30. The Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers play a doubleheader against possible playoff opponents the Western Hurricanes in Lunenburg. Pictou County Pee Wee A Crushers take part in the Antigonish Automobile dealers association “A” tournament where some of the best teams in the province will be represented. The Pictou County Atom AA Crushers play two games tomorrow at the Wellness Center against Cumberland. Then, the team travels to Windsor on Sunday for a game against West Hants.

If you like fresh air and great views, Hike Nova Scotia and the Cape to Cape Committee of Pictou County Trails Association, in partnership with Scotsburn Recreation, present a guided snowshoe hike on the Cape to Cape trail from Millsville to Scotsburn February 2 at 1 pm. Register at 924-2910 or info@capetocapetrail.ca. Participants qualify to win trail prizes. See www.hikenovascotia.ca for details.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - JANUARY 23
Thursday 23rd January 2014

The Weeks Junior A Crushers are looking to change their fortunes tonight at the Wellness Centre. They hope to halt their four game losing streak with a win against the Valley Wildcats. And it's looking good on that front, as they have won all three previous games this season against Valley. Michael Petter will preview tonight's contest as part of Slapshot, live from the Wellness Centre tonight at 6 here on East Coast FM.

Fourteen athletes From the Pictou County Athletics team participated in Athletics Nova Scotia's first indoor meet of the season in Halifax and Truro this past weekend, and did very well. Olivia Pretty was 1st in the 60m, Lauren Quann was 1st in the High Jump and 2nd in the 1500m, Erin Washburn was 2nd in the 600m and 3rd in the 300m, Tatum McLean was tops at Shot Put and Weight Throw, and Madison Murray was 1st at the 600m in her age group. On the boys' side, Ethan MacDonald was first in the 1200m and 3000m, Kaelan Schmidt placed 1st in the High Jump and Triple Jump, Scott Langille was first in the 1000m and third in the 3000m. Peter Corbin came second in that same 3000m race. Aldo Orsi, Michael Langille, Mack Moraze, Dakota Garneau, Brady Walsh and Alyssa MacNeil all placed in the top 8.

This weekend West Pictou Consolidated in Lyons Brook is hosting the Raptors Invitational Basketball Tournament. 11 teams from around the region will compete. The full schedule is in the roundup at ecfm.ca.

Friday, January 24 4:00 pm Raptors vs. F.H. MacDonald, 5:30 pm West Pictou vs. Walter Duggan 2, 7:00 pm Trenton vs. Walter Duggan 1

Saturday, January 25 9:00 am F.H. MacDonald vs. Temperance, 10:30 am Redcliffe vs. Walter Duggan 1, 12:00 pm Antigonish 2 vs. Walter Duggan 2, 1:30 pm Raptors vs. Temperance, 3:00 pm Redcliffe vs. Antigonish 1, 4:30 pm West Pictou vs. Antigonish 2, 6:00 pm Trenton vs. Redcliffe

Sunday, January 26 9:00 am F.H. MacDonald vs. G.R. Saunders, 10:30 am Raptors vs. G.R. Saunders, 12:00 pm Trenton vs. Antigonish, 1:30 pm G.R. Saunders vs. Temperance, 3:00 pm Walter Duggan 1 vs. Antigonish 1, 4:30 pm 1st Pool A vs. 1st Pool B

Curlers are coming from far and wide to take part in the annual Ship Hector Bonspiel starting Friday. Stellar Curling Club in Stellarton is hosting this year, but all clubs in the county including New Glasgow, Pictou and Westville will hold matches through the weekend. Best of luck to all and HURRY HARD!

If you like fresh air and great views, Hike Nova Scotia and the Cape to Cape Committee of Pictou County Trails Association, in partnership with Scotsburn Recreation, present a guided snowshoe hike on the Cape to Cape trail from Millsville to Scotsburn February 2 at 1 pm. Register at 924-2910 or info@capetocapetrail.ca. Participants qualify to win trail prizes. See www.hikenovascotia.ca for details.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - JANUARY 22
Wednesday 22nd January 2014

The Pictou County Pee Wee AA Subway Selects had a win and a loss on the weekend. On Friday night at the Pictou County Wellness Centre the local squad faced off against the TASA Ducks. After a scoreless first period, the Ducks opened the scoring in the second, with a power play goal. The Selects replied with a power play goal from KJ Emery, assisted by Lindsey MacDonald, to tie it up going into the third. The Ducks then scored at the 1:34 mark to end the game with a 2-1 loss for the Selects. At the Hector Arena on Sunday, Pictou County was victorious over the Halifax Hawks. Both teams waited until the third period to score, with the Hawks finding the back of the Selects’ net first and then the local girls responding with five unanswered goals for a final score of 5-1. Scoring were Eva Wornell, Jenna Hickey, MacKenzie Ells, Lindsey MacDonald and KJ Emery. Helpers went to Mariah Linehan (2), Jenna Reid and Emily Hayes. The Selects are in third place in the provincial female Pee Wee AA league.

The Pictou County Atom AA Crushers had a very busy week-end with three league games against the Antigonish Bulldogs. The Crushers came away with 5 points, two wins and a tie. The first game in Antigonish on Saturday ended in a 3-3 draw. Scoring for the Crushers was Covey Cameron, Joseph Mason and Dawson MacDonald. Cameron MacKinnon picked up an assist. Both teams travelled back to the Pictou County Wellness Center for a second game later that day. The Crushers dominated the Bulldogs in the second game, winning 9-1. Scoring for the Crushers was Mason (4), Cameron (3), and Gabe Paquet (2). Assists went to MacKinnon(4), Cale MacLaughlin (3), Camden Kelly (2), Cale Archibald (2), Calvin Denny and Cameron. The Bulldogs returned on Sunday, but the Crushers played as a team and earned another two points with a final score of 4-0. Goalies Michael Law and Jacob Fraser shared the shut-out. MacDonald, Ian Reynolds, Myles Farnsworth and Paquet scored for the Crushers. Farnsworth, Tanner Steele, Archibald, Cameron Young and Reynolds recorded assists. Brent Chapman and Willem Fraser assisted with strong offense and defense. The Crushers play two games on Saturday at the Wellness Center against Cumberland. Then, the team travels to Windsor on Sunday for a game against West Hants.

The North Nova Boys hockey team split the weekend games with a win and a loss. On Saturday at the Trenton Arena, the Gryphons defeated the SAERC Saints of Port Hawkesbury 4-2. SAERC opened the scoring early in the first but Kale Mason tied it up with 32 seconds left in the first to give the team momentum heading to the 2nd frame. Darryl Wheadon and Jacob Pentz combined on goals to open and close the second period with Pentz assisting Wheadons goal and Wheadon assisting Pentz's power play goal. SAERC scored midway through the third to make it close but Pentz from Wheadon scored in the empty net on the power play to take the game 4-2. Lukas MacDonald got the win in the net. On Sunday afternoon, the Gryphons travelled to Port Hood to face the Dalbrae Dragons. NNEC only found the back of the net once on a power play goal by Kirklin Murray assisted by Craig Murray as they were defeated 4-1. Joel MacLean faced many shots and took the loss for the Gryphons. The schools will break for exams before resuming their regular schedule in February.

This weekend West Pictou Consolidated in Lyons Brook is hosting the Raptors Invitational Basketball Tournament. 11 teams from around the region will compete.

Friday, January 24 4:00 pm Raptors vs. F.H. MacDonald, 5:30 pm West Pictou vs. Walter Duggan 2, 7:00 pm Trenton vs. Walter Duggan 1

Saturday, January 25 9:00 am F.H. MacDonald vs. Temperance, 10:30 am Redcliffe vs. Walter Duggan 1, 12:00 pm Antigonish 2 vs. Walter Duggan 2, 1:30 pm Raptors vs. Temperance, 3:00 pm Redcliffe vs. Antigonish 1, 4:30 pm West Pictou vs. Antigonish 2, 6:00 pm Trenton vs. Redcliffe

Sunday, January 26 9:00 am F.H. MacDonald vs. G.R. Saunders, 10:30 am Raptors vs. G.R. Saunders, 12:00 pm Trenton vs. Antigonish, 1:30 pm G.R. Saunders vs. Temperance, 3:00 pm Walter Duggan 1 vs. Antigonish 1, 4:30 pm 1st Pool A vs. 1st Pool B

Curlers are coming from far and wide to take part in the annual Ship Hector Bonspiel starting Friday. Stellar Curling Club in Stellarton is hosting this year, but all clubs in the county including New Glasgow, Pictou and Westville will hold matches through the weekend. Best of luck to all and HURRY HARD!

A shout out to David MacDonald and Ralph Graham both of whom competed this past weekend in the PEI Powerlifting competition.  David won gold in his weight class and was named best Special Olympics lifter. Ralph placed 2nd in his weight class and both Ralph and David lifted their personal bests in the squat event.

If you like fresh air and great views, Hike Nova Scotia and the Cape to Cape Committee of Pictou County Trails Association, in partnership with Scotsburn Recreation, present a guided snowshoe hike on the Cape to Cape trail from Millsville to Scotsburn February 2 at 1 pm. Register at 924-2910 or info@capetocapetrail.ca. Participants qualify to win trail prizes. See www.hikenovascotia.ca for details.

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COUNTY COUNCIL EXAMINING UNDERPASS LIGHTING
Tuesday 21st January 2014

People walking along Westville Road through the underpass to Highway 104 may have better lighting in the future, depending upon a future decision of Pictou County Council. During the monthly meeting of the Property Services Committee of Council last night, a rough estimate of 20-thousand dollars was given to the council as the cost to add lighting to the underpass between the Wellness Center and the area around Highland Square Mall. However, council was advised that a more detailed estimate could be provided if council so chose. Council unanimously passed a motion to look into that more detailed estimate before they make a decision as to whether they will commit to doing the project.

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - JANUARY 21
Tuesday 21st January 2014

Weekend action for the Pictou County Pee Wee A Crushers saw a split of road games.  First in Amherst the local team travelled to take on the always tough Cumberland Ramblers.  Late arrival of officials seemed to impact both teams as the game was tense at times and somewhat physical with the Crushers taking a total of 12 penalties to the Ramblers 8. On this day the Ramblers outscored the Crushers 3-2.  Crusher scorers on the day were Ian MacDonald with assists to Duncan Cameron and Luke Young from Blake Fraser. On Sunday afternoon the Pee Wee A’s travelled to Antigonish to take on the struggling Bulldogs and came away with a win in a much more disciplined outing. Goaltender Aiden Robinson held the fort to garner player of the game honors on this day.  Leading the Scoring in the 6-2 win were Ian MacDonald with a pair, Munro MacKay, Brody Bowering, Luke Young and Duncan Cameron. Assists were handed out to Bowering, Cameron (2), and Logan Decoste. Next action for the Pee Wee A team will be next weekend when they take part in the Antigonish Automobile dealers association “A” tournament where some of the best teams in the province will be represented.

The Northumberland Regional High School boys hockey team wrapped up a pair of games this past week. On Thursday the boys travelled to Antigonish to play Dr. J.H. Gillis. The Nighthawks played a strong game but came out on the losing end with a score 5-2. Scoring for NRHS, Kyle Sutherland and Ben Morrissey. Assists to Brandon Livingstone, Brandon Bell and Luke MacDonald. Kyle MacKenzie was in nets. On Saturday in Westville the Nighthawks had a 4-3 win against Amherst. Scoring for NRHS were Brandon Bell, Dallas MacDonald, Morgan Peters and Josh Langille. Assists to, Jordan Wheeler, Jeff Skinner, Evan Ferguson, Ben Morrissey and Dallas MacDonald. Brennan Snell was in nets. Due to high school exams, the NRHS Boys hockey team will not see a game again until Saturday February 1, game time, 6:00 pm at the Westville Arena versus Dalbrae. Admission, $4 for adults and $2 for students.

For the first time since November, the Pictou County Junior A Weeks Crushers are out of the national rankings. But the Truro Bearcats have moved in, taking 17th spot after defeating the Crushers on Saturday. Even though the team has suffered four straight losses, the Crushers still hold top spot in the MHL standings.

This weekend West Pictou Consolidated in Lyons Brook is hosting the Raptors Invitational Basketball Tournament. 11 teams from around the region will compete.

Friday, January 24: 4:00 pm Raptors vs. F.H. MacDonald, 5:30 pm West Pictou vs. Walter Duggan 2, 7:00 pm Trenton vs. Walter Duggan 1

Saturday, January 25: 9:00 am F.H. MacDonald vs. Temperance, 10:30 am Redcliffe vs. Walter Duggan 1, 12:00 pm Antigonish 2 vs. Walter Duggan 2, 1:30 pm Raptors vs. Temperance, 3:00 pm Redcliffe vs. Antigonish 1, 4:30 pm West Pictou vs. Antigonish 2, 6:00 pm Trenton vs. Redcliffe

Sunday, January 26: 9:00 am F.H. MacDonald vs. G.R. Saunders, 10:30 am Raptors vs. G.R. Saunders, 12:00 pm Trenton vs. Antigonish, 1:30 pm G.R. Saunders vs. Temperance, 3:00 pm Walter Duggan 1 vs. Antigonish 1, 4:30 pm 1st Pool A vs. 1st Pool B

If you like fresh air and great views, Hike Nova Scotia and the Cape to Cape Committee of Pictou County Trails Association, in partnership with Scotsburn Recreation, present a guided snowshoe hike on the Cape to Cape trail from Millsville to Scotsburn February 2 at 1 pm. Register at 924-2910 or info@capetocapetrail.ca. Participants qualify to win trail prizes. See www.hikenovascotia.ca for details.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP *SATURDAY, JANUARY 18*
Saturday 18th January 2014

A former Crusher came back to haunt his old teammates Thursday night as the Crushers fell to the Amherst Ramblers 5-4 in a shootout at the Wellness Center. Bruce Hornbrook scored the game winner in the fourth round of the shootout to hand the Crushers their third loss in a row, while the Ramblers extended their winning streak to eight games. The Crushers needed to comeback to force overtime, as the Ramblers carried a 4-3 lead into the third period, but Nick Parker's team-leading 23rd goal tied the game with just under 10 minutes left. Mitchell Deruelle had a three point night, with a goal and two assists to lead the Crushers, while Ryan Caswell's hat trick led the way for the Rams. The next action for the Crushers will be at the Rath Eastlink Community Center when they play the Truro Bearcats tonight. Michael Petter will have all of the action, starting with the pre-game show at 6:45.

In other Thursday night hockey games: In the Chediac Furniture Nova Hockey league, in a high-scoring game,The Thistle Bar defeated Connors 11 to 6, led by triple goal efforts by Mitchell Watters and Greg Hatchett. Then Whitey's Vikings beat Can-connect 6-2.

And in the Leo Fahey Twilight League: the Rangers defeated the Leafs 5-3. The Rangers were led by Kelly Marshall's  first ever hat-trick with Christa Webber and Debbie Maclean chipping in with single tallies. Melanie Hill, Elana MacDougall and Gina Markie replied for the Leafs.

The Pictou County Atom AA Crushers had two games this past weekend. have a busy week-end with three games against the Antigonish Bulldogs, one away and two at home.

Other hockey action this weekend includes: The Wonder Auto Bantam AA Crushers have a home at home series versus the Acadia Axemen. Sunday's game is at 2:15 at the Wellness Centre Rink B. The NRHS Boys Hockey team has a home game today vs. Amherst. Game time is 6 pm at the Westville Arena. Admission $4 adults and $2 students. The Ballantyne Fuels PeeWee AAA Crushers travel to Cape Breton this weekend to participate in the MacDonald Gallagher Tournament.

The Pictou County Basketball Association Club is looking to create a Mini Girls team to compete at provincials this year. Mini is defined as 11 or younger as of Oct 1st, 2013. Tryouts for the Mini Girls team is today from 1pm to 3pm at GR Saunders gym. Depending upon turnout, there may may be another tryout in the future. The tryout is open to all club members and non members. The team will be selected by a panel of coaches. Following tryouts and registration, there would be practices and seeding games leading up to the provincials at the end of March.

Tonight, the St. FXU men's hockey team plays St. Thomas University in a home game that gets underway at 7pm. The Women's hockey team is up against Mount Allison University at 2pm tomorrow, also at the Keating Centre.

If you like fresh air and great views, Hike Nova Scotia and the Cape to Cape Committee of Pictou County Trails Association, in partnership with Scotsburn Recreation, present a guided snowshoe hike on the Cape to Cape trail from Millsville to Scotsburn February 2 at 1 pm. Register at 924-2910 or info@capetocapetrail.ca. Participants qualify to win trail prizes. See www.hikenovascotia.ca for details.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - JANUARY 17
Friday 17th January 2014

A former Crusher came back to haunt his old teammates last night as the Crushers fell to the Amherst Ramblers 5-4 in a shootout at the Wellness Center. Bruce Hornbrook scored the game winner in the fourth round of the shootout to hand the Crushers their third loss in a row, while the Ramblers extended their winning streak to eight games. The Crushers needed to comeback to force overtime, as the Ramblers carried a 4-3 lead into the third period, but Nick Parker's team-leading 23rd goal tied the game with just under 10 minutes left. Mitchell Deruelle had a three point night, with a goal and two assists to lead the Crushers, while Ryan Caswell's hat trick led the way for the Rams. The next action for the Crushers will be just on the other side of Mount Thom, when they visit the Rath Eastlink Community Center and the Truro Bearcats on Saturday. Michael Petter will have all of the action, starting with the pre-game show at 6:45.

Leo Fahey Twilight League last night at the Westville Miners Sports Center: the Rangers defeated the Leafs 5-3. The Rangers were led by Kelly Marshall's  first ever hat-trick with Christa Webber and Debbie Maclean chipping in with single tallies. Melanie Hill, Elana MacDougall and Gina Markie replied for the Leafs.

The Pictou County Atom AA Crushers had two games this past weekend. They travelled to Windsor to play West Hants and suffered a loss. They challenged Truro at home on Sunday with Truro coming out on top with a score of 5-2. Covey Cameron and Myles Farnsworth scored for the Crushers. The Atom AA’s have a busy week-end with three games against the Antigonish Bulldogs, one away and two at home.

Other hockey action this weekend includes: The Wonder Auto Bantam AA Crushers have a home at home series versus the Acadia Axemen. Sunday's game is at 2:15 at the Wellness Centre Rink B. The NRHS Boys Hockey team has a home game Saturday vs. Amherst. Game time is 6 pm at the Westville Arena. Admission $4 adults and $2 students. The Ballantyne Fuels PeeWee AAA Crushers travel to Cape Breton on the weekend to participate in the MacDonald Gallagher Tournament.

The Pictou County Basketball Association Club is looking to create a Mini Girls team to compete at provincials this year. Mini is defined as 11 or younger as of Oct 1st, 2013. Tryouts for the Mini Girls team is Saturday from 1pm to 3pm at GR Saunders gym. Depending upon turnout, there may may be another tryout in the future. The tryout is open to all club members and non members. The team will be selected by a panel of coaches. Following tryouts and registration, there would be practices and seeding games leading up to the provincials at the end of March.

This weekend, the George McKeigan Memorial 8-Ball Tournament takes place at the Rack & Cue in New Glasgow, with all proceeds going to the McKeigan family. Registration gets underway at 10 am on Saturday, with a noon start. The cost is 10 dollars per person – for more information, contact Peter Borden at 755 2444, or call the Rack & Cue at 755 – 2444

If you like fresh air and great views, Hike Nova Scotia and the Cape to Cape Committee of Pictou County Trails Association, in partnership with Scotsburn Recreation, present a guided snowshoe hike on the Cape to Cape trail from Millsville to Scotsburn February 2 at 1 pm. Register at 924-2910 or info@capetocapetrail.ca. Participants qualify to win trail prizes. See www.hikenovascotia.ca for details.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - JANUARY 16
Thursday 16th January 2014

The Pictou County Junior A Weeks Crushers are looking to make it 4 and 1 for the season against the Ramblers... the Crushers play Amherst at the Wellness Centre tonight at 7pm. Michael Petter will preview tonight's game - including some new faces on the Crushers bench - on Slapshot, beginning at 6pm.

North Nova Varsity Boys Basketball squad hosted CEC Cougars last night, and the Cougars came out on top 53-42. Henry Munroe was top scorer for North Nova with 14. In the weeks ahead, both schools will duke out in a best of three series for the NSSAF regional title.

Hockey Action this weekend includes: The Wonder Auto Bantam AA Crushers have a home at home series versus the Acadia Axemen. Sunday's game is at 2:15 at the Wellness Centre Rink B. The NRHS Boys Hockey team travels to Antigonish tonight to play Dr. J.H. Gillis, followed by a home game Saturday vs. Amherst. Game time is 6 pm at the Westville Arena. Admission $4 adults and $2 students. The Ballantyne Fuels PeeWee AAA Crushers travel to Cape Breton on the weekend to participate in the MacDonald Gallagher Tournament.

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SCHOOL BOARD WILL LOOK INTO EQUIPPING SCHOOLS WITH DEFIBRILLATORS
Thursday 16th January 2014

The School Board member representing Stellarton and Westville wants to know why there are not defibrillators in every school across Chignecto Central Regional School Board. Ron Marks posed the question during the monthly Board Meeting last night in Truro. Marks was told that only two schools in the board currently have a defibrillator, and in both of those cases the machine is there from donations by community groups. A discussion ensued surrounding the need for the machines, with Marks commenting that if they have to be in every arena, they should have to be in every school as well. The Operational Services Committee will look into the issue, and will report back at a future Board Meeting.


LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - JANUARY 15
Wednesday 15th January 2014

This past weekend the Wonder Auto Bantam AA Crushers travelled to Yarmouth to faceoff against the Mariners. Both games were close, but the Crushers fell just short losing 3-2 on Saturday and 1-0 on Sunday. Scoring for the Crushers were Cameron MacCallum from Bailey Fraser and Cameron MacGillivray and Parker Stewart from Austin Mason and Brayden Ross. Thomas Baudoux and Brennan McGuire  were in goal. The Crushers next see action with a home at home series versus the Acadia Axemen. Sunday's game is at 2:15 at the Wellness Centre Rink B.  Come out and support the team.

The North Nova Gryphons Boys Hockey team did not have a successful weekend at the Danny Dorrington Memorial Tournament in Westville this past weekend.  The team had a short bench with 5 players out of the line up for the weekend.  In their first game Friday morning against Antigonish, they were shut out 5-0. MVP for the game was Chris Brooker.  NNEC faced off against Dartmouth High on Friday evening and came away with a 4-2 loss.  Darryl Wheadon scored both goals for the Gryphons with Connor MacDougall adding two assists.  SIngle assists went to Jacob Pentz and Brandyn Benjamin.  MVP for the game was Wheadon.  Saturday morning, the Gryphons played Kings Edgehill and took another 5-0 loss.  Jacob Pentz was awarded the MVP honours.  The Gryphons next home game is Saturday, Jan 18th at the Trenton Arena against SAERC of Port Hawkesbury.  Game time is 6pm.  On Sunday, the NNEC squad travels to Port Hood for a 4pm game against the Dalbrae Dragons at the Al MacInnis Arena.

In Chediac Furniture Stellar Nova Hockey League Action in Pictou, Nat Pro Gas edged Dewtie's Excavating 9-8.

In high school basketball, Dr. J. H. Gillis of Antigonish defeated North Nova 59-54 in a Monday night exhibition match. Top scorer for North Nova was Campbell DeMont with 24 points. The Gryphons host CEC tonight at 6pm.

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NEW CAO FOR WESTVILLE
Tuesday 14th January 2014

The Town of Westville has a new Chief Administrative Officer. Kelly Rice was most recently the clerk for Lawrencetown. Rice replaces Scott Fraser, who has taken a position with Colchester County.

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - JANUARY 14
Tuesday 14th January 2014

The Pictou County Pee Wee AA Subway Selects took four of a possible six points this week with two wins and a loss in league play. The Selects travelled to Halifax on Wednesday night, beating the Halifax Hawks 2-0. Mariah Linehan and Madison Robertson scored, with assists from Emily Hayes, Jenna Reid and Lindsey MacDonald. Goaltender Victoria Dunn got the shut-out. On Saturday at the Hector Arena the local girls were victorious over the Dartmouth Whalers with a score of 4-0. KJ Emery opened the scoring, banging away at a rebound on the goalline, assisted by Jenna Hickey. Eva Wornell scored twice – her first shot hitting the post and ending up in the net and her second a shot from the slot. Shalyn Bona and Madison Robertson got the assists on both goals. Jenna Reid added the fourth goal for the Selects – a slapshot from the point that went in the low corner. Jenna Hickey and MacKenzie Ells recorded the assists. Victoria Dunn once again earned the shut-out, turning aside 11 shots from the Whalers, while the Selects had 33 shots during the game. At the Hector Arena on Sunday, Pictou County faced off against the Valley Wild, outshooting their opponents 22-18, but falling short by one goal, with the Wild taking the game 2-1. Mariah Linehan scored the lone goal for the Selects – an unassisted power play slapshot from the point.

The NRHS Boys Hockey team wrapped up the weekend as hosts of the 8th Annual Danny Dorrington Memorial Tournament with two ties and a loss, narrowly missing the crossovers by one point. Game one against Dalbrae Academy resulted in a 1-1 tie. Brandon Bell scored the lone goal assisted by Jeff Skinner and Morgan Peters. Ben Morrissey was awarded player of the game. Game two against North East Kings was the Nighthawks only loss 2-1. Scoring for the  nighthawks was Josh Langille, assisted by Jethro Gunn. Noah Chisholm was awarded player of the game. In game three the Nighthawks and Par En Bas game was an exciting 2-2 tie. Scoring for NRHS was Jordan Wheeler and Ben Morrissey, assisted by Josh Langille, Reed MacDonald, and Kyle Sutherland. Josh Langille was awarded player of the game. Dr. J.H. Gillis won the tournament, defeating last years tournament winners, Kings-Edgehill in double overtime. The All Star Team picks were: forwards: Issac Bridge from Kings Edgehill, Tristen D'entremont from Par from En Bas and Keegan Marcott from Dalbrae. Defense, Sam Gorman from Dr. J.H. Gillis and Josh Langille from Northumberland. Goalie, Bobby Dunphy from Dr. J.H. Gillis. The NRHS team would like to thank the community for their continued support throughout the tournament. Up next for the boys: the team travels to Antigonish, Thursday, January 16 playing against Dr. J.H. Gillis and a home game this Saturday, January 18 vs. Amherst. Game time is 6 pm at the Westville Arena. Admission $4 adults and $2 students.

Congratulations to the NRHS Subway athletes of the month. Female – Juliana Ali, Co – captain of the Varsity Girls Basketball team Juliana is a natural leader on the team, she shows outstanding work ethic at both the offensive and defensive ends of the court. Male – Nick MacNeill one of the team captains for the Varsity Boys Basketball Team, he was a strong presence on the offensive end for the Nighthawks leading the team in scoring.

This past weekend the Ballantyne Fuels PeeWee AAA Crushers showed they have what it takes to compete with the top teams in the province. They travelled to Antigonish to participate in the Bill Chisholm Memorial Tournament. Friday night the locals faced off against the Truro Bearcats, who were the eventual winners.  They battled hard but fell short 5-3. Scoring for the Crushers were Wayne Denny(2) and Spencer Creed with Connor MacLeod, Ben Callaghan and Luke MacLeod earning assists. Strong play by Zach Houston and Ryan Alexander limited scoring opportunities for the Bearcats. Keigan Walker was between the pipes. Denny was named player of the game. Saturday morning saw the Crushers defeat the Cape Breton West Screaming Eagles by a score of 4-1. Picking up goals were Callaghan, Blake Kontuk, Joseph McCarron and Brayden MacDonald.  Kade Mason, C. MacLeod, L. MacLeod, Nole Chapman, MacDonald, Denny, and Cole Green picked up assists.  Connor Boudreau and Colin MacGillivary were solid on defense. Brayden LeBlanc earned the win.  Brayden MacDonald was chosen player of the game. In game three the squad faced a tough Acadia team and came out on the losing end 4-0.  Walker and LeBlanc shared net minding duties. Luke MacLeod was named player of the game. Crushers see action next weekend when they travel to Cape Breton to participate in the MacDonald Gallagher Tournament. Go Crushers go!!

Local action in the Fundy/Highland Peewee A league saw the local Crusher squad skate away with 3 of a possible 4 points this past weekend.  On Saturday the visiting Cumberland Ramblers brought a strong work ethic and a desire to win to the Wellness Centre and only last minute heroics from the hands of Evan Shea with 30 seconds on the clock salvaged the tie for the Crushers. It was a tense battle from the outset with the Cumberland team feeling no ill effects from having played a home game earlier in the day then travelling to New Glasgow.  Other scorers for the Crushers were Munro Mackay and Brody Bowering with assists  going to Luke Young (2), Thomas Devine and Ben MacGillvary. In Sunday’s match the Crushers travelled to Brookfield yet again and seemed to learn from their uninspired performance the previous day as they doubled up on the always tough Elks 6-3. Leading the Crushers  on the day were Bailey Pye from the point with a pair of wicked shots, rounding out the balanced attack scoring singles were Duncan Cameron, Luke Young, Munro Mackay and Shea.  Adding helpers were Ian MacDonald, Thomas Devine, Bowering, Munro Mackay and Shea.

Pictou County Ultimate's competitive team, "Brown Sauce", competed in the C4P Indoor Ultimate Frisbee tournament in Halifax over the weekend. This was the first tournament appearance for the team and they finished with an overall record of 2-5, placing 22nd in the tournament and 6th in their division. The team was also awarded the tournaments Spirit Award for sportsmanship and demonstrating the "Spirit of the Game" both on and off the court.

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STELLARTON POLICING A BIG TOPIC OF DISCUSSION
Tuesday 14th January 2014

It was business as usual at Stellarton Town Council last night until the very end of the meeting.  Not on the agenda, and directly before adjournment, the "open forum" caused sparks to fly, and it all concerns who will police the town of Stellarton moving into the future. Councillor Denise Taylor suggested setting a specific time-line moving towards a public forum on what all of council agrees is a important decision for the town. Mayor Joe Gennoe responded that a public forum could be a logistical nightmare, speculating between one to four thousand people might attend, adding that council members were elected to make such decisions. Only two residents of Stellarton attended the general meeting last night, but they both shared opinions about the future of policing in their town. During the "public forum" at the meeting's end, Fred Vienneau blasted the mayor, saying such a meeting would be "lucky to get 100 people" and was clearly offended that a decision might be made without input from the residents of Stellarton. Lisa Hayden then took the microphone, saying a public meeting is "critical", and that she is concerned that financial concerns may be paramount in the decision and thinks the cost to the community must be considered as well.

There are four proposals on the table for consideration: the town could keep its force or possibly be policed by the RCMP, New Glasgow Police, or a combined department for Westville & Stellarton. Councillor George Megeney, who sits on the Police Review Committee, further insisted that all four proposals must be made available to residents before a public meeting takes place.



LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - JANUARY 13 *UPDATED*
Monday 13th January 2014

The Weeks Jr. A Crushers lost their game Saturday night in Summerside against the Western Capitals. Final score 3-0. The Crushers will next play the Amherst Ramblers on Thursday at the Pictou County Wellness Centre with puck drop at 7pm, and then a roadgame on Saturday to play the Truro Bearcats. In regular season play, the Crushers now stand at 23 wins and 6 losses, with four of the losses in shoot-outs.

The Pictou County Pee Wee AA Subway Selects took four of a possible six points this week with two wins and a loss in league play. The Selects travelled to Halifax on Wednesday night, beating the Halifax Hawks 2-0. Mariah Linehan and Madison Robertson scored, with assists from Emily Hayes, Jenna Reid and Lindsey MacDonald. Goaltender Victoria Dunn got the shut-out. On Saturday at the Hector Arena the local girls were victorious over the Dartmouth Whalers with a score of 4-0. KJ Emery opened the scoring, banging away at a rebound on the goalline, assisted by Jenna Hickey. Eva Wornell scored twice – her first shot hitting the post and ending up in the net and her second a shot from the slot. Shalyn Bona and Madison Robertson got the assists on both goals. Jenna Reid added the fourth goal for the Selects – a slapshot from the point that went in the low corner. Jenna Hickey and MacKenzie Ells recorded the assists. Victoria Dunn once again earned the shut-out, turning aside 11 shots from the Whalers, while the Selects had 33 shots during the game. At the Hector Arena on Sunday, Pictou County faced off against the Valley Wild, outshooting their opponents 22-18, but falling short by one goal, with the Wild taking the game 2-1. Mariah Linehan scored the lone goal for the Selects – an unassisted power play slapshot from the point.

The NRHS Boys Hockey team wrapped up the weekend as hosts of the 8th Annual Danny Dorrington Memorial Tournament with two ties and a loss, narrowly missing the crossovers by one point. Game one against Dalbrae Academy resulted in a 1-1 tie. Brandon Bell scored the lone goal assisted by Jeff Skinner and Morgan Peters. Ben Morrissey was awarded player of the game. Game two against North East Kings was the Nighthawks only loss 2-1. Scoring for the  nighthawks was Josh Langille, assisted by Jethro Gunn. Noah Chisholm was awarded player of the game. In game three the Nighthawks and Par En Bas game was an exciting 2-2 tie. Scoring for NRHS was Jordan Wheeler and Ben Morrissey, assisted by Josh Langille, Reed MacDonald, and Kyle Sutherland. Josh Langille was awarded player of the game. Dr. J.H. Gillis won the tournament, defeating last years tournament winners, Kings-Edgehill in double overtime. The All Star Team picks were: forwards: Issac Bridge from Kings Edgehill, Tristen D'entremont from Par from En Bas and Keegan Marcott from Dalbrae. Defense, Sam Gorman from Dr. J.H. Gillis and Josh Langille from Northumberland. Goalie, Bobby Dunphy from Dr. J.H. Gillis. The NRHS team would like to thank the community for their continued support throughout the tournament. Up next for the boys: the team travels to Antigonish, Thursday, January 16 playing against Dr. J.H. Gillis and a home game this Saturday, January 18 vs. Amherst. Game time is 6 pm at the Westville Arena. Admission $4 adults and $2 students.

In Female Midget AAA Hockey, the Northern Subway Selects tied league-leading Metro Boston Pizza Saturday. The teams were scoreless after 2 periods then MBP scored with 9:31 remaining in the 3rd. The Selects captain Katie Marcott tied the game on the power play with 6:51 remaining in the 3rd. Strong goaltending by Jenna McNamara stopping 29 of 30 shots kept the game tied. It was a great return for McNamara after being on the sidelines for over 2 months with a concussion. The second game of the home and home series was a penalty filled contest with the score favouring Metro Boston Pizza 3-1 over Northern Subway Storm. The game was penalty filled with several major penalties being called. The Selects lost 3 players to injuries in the game with 2 coming from major penalties from MBP. The game was called off after the injury at 5:35 remaining in the 3rd period. Selects continue play next weekend, facing the ProCresting Penguins Saturday afternoon @ 3:30 pm at the Wellness Center, then traveling to the HRM to play Metro Boston Pizza Sunday morning.

The Subway Midget Selects split their weekend with the Nova Ice team from Cumberland County.  On Saturday the Selects travelled to Parrsboro and were defeated 3-1.  The Selects played the majority of the game short handed and goaltender Brittany Duff made several key saves.  Scoring for the Selects was Brae Henderson, assisted by Tori McCuish and Lindsay Feit. On Sunday, the Selects hosted at the Trenton Arena. In front of a large crowd, the game was end to end and scoreless.  On the power play, with 2 1/2 minutes remaining in the third, Lindsay Cheek made a pass from behind the net to Lindsay Feit who scored the only goal to secure a 1-0 win.  Kara Mason earned top spot as goalie, making numerous notable saves and gaining a hard fought shut out. The Selects are currently leading the North Conference and will travel to the Sweetheart Tournament in February.

The Pictou County Junior B Scotians lost a close match 4-3 against the Antigonish Bulldogs in Trenton. Mason Verge scored a pair of goals, with a single from Craig Matheson. The Scotians face Glace Bay in Cape Breton on Saturday night, then play at home against the Valley Maple Leafs Sunday night.

The Weeks Major Midgets were 1-3 over the weekend, missing out on the quarterfinals at the East Coast Ice Jam. Thursday, the Midgets lost 4-1 to Saint John, and on Friday fell to the Central Icepak 6-4. The second Friday match was an improvement, 7-1 against the St. John's Privateers. But on Saturday, they dropped a close 2-1 contest against the Halifax McDonalds, who eventually won the tournament. Lucas Sangster was named to the second all star team as a defenceman.

The Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers also got as far as the round of 16 before elimination at the Ice Jam. In their first game the team was shut out by the Harbour Storm 5-0. Thursday the Crushers defeated Mid Isle Matrix 4-2. Friday morning was a loss 5-1 to a team from the Acadian Peninsula, then in the round of 16 were again stopped by the Harbour Storm 4-0. In league action Saturday, the Crushers will again face the Harbour Storm.

Basketball: The Panther Challenge was played this weekend, and the New Glasgow Junior High girls squad was off to a strong start. The girls won their first four games, and in the final the Panthers played Oceanview, another 4-0 team. Something had to give, unfortunately it was the Panthers, as they lost 58-31. Coach Andy MacKay says the goal is to win Division 1 provincials, and the young team is coming together well.

The North Nova Varsity boys team went undefeated at the Central Kings Basketball Festival over the weekend, beating Antigonish East in the final 74-52. It's the first tournament win for the Gryphons in two years, and their final road trip for the season. Tonight, the Gryphons host Dr. J H Gillis of Antigonish at the North Nova Gym at 6pm. Come on out and take in the action.

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*THIRD UPDATE* POWER RESTORED TO THOSE AFFECTED IN PICTOU COUNTY
Tuesday 7th January 2014

Power has been restored to about 900 customers following an outage around 10:30 am this morning. Areas affected included Foster Ave in Stellarton to College St in Westville to Alma, Greenhill, Salem, Limerock, Durham to Central West River,West River Station, Upper & Lower Mt Thom, Saltsprings, Six Mile Brook Rd, Limerock, Granton Rd and Limerock Rd.


LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - JANUARY 6
Monday 6th January 2014

The Pictou County Junior A Weeks Crushers resumed their season Saturday night at the Wellness Centre, as the team faced the Lumberjacks. The Crushers came out on top with a 5-3 score. Stephen MacInnis led the charge with two goals and an assist. The other 3 Crusher goals came from Nick Parker, Mitchelle Deruelle and Garrett Lamjbke. Next game is also at the Wellness Centre, when the Crushers meet the Yarmouth Mariners Thursday night. Puck drop is 7 pm.

The Pictou County Atom AA Subway Selects won gold at the 9th Annual DQ Female Hockey tournament this past weekend in New Brunswick. The Atom Selects went undefeated with 4 wins and a tie throughout the tournament. In the Championship game the Atoms defeated River Valley, NB 3-1 whom they tied 3-3 in earlier round robin play. Keighan DeCoff tied the game late in the first, then Allie Hood scored the game winner with Taylor Long scoring an insurance goal to seal the win. In the final game all Select players contributed to winning their third tournament win of the season. Congratulations to the Coaches and players.

The Pictou County Bantam AA Selects were ousted early from the 9th Annual West Kent Female Hockey tourney in New Brunswick this past weekend. Despite a good performance the Selects managed a 1-2 record, defeating Moncton 2-1 while losing to TASA 2-0 and East Prince 3-2. In game one the Subways took on the TASA Ducks. The Selects outshot the Ducks but gave a up the first goal of the game with just three minutes to go in the final period. The Selects pulled their netminder in favour of an extra attacker and despite several good chances, were unable to score and gave up an empty net goal with 14 seconds remaining. Camryn Halliday was named player of the game while Jenna Landry took the loss between the pipes. In the second game, the Selects continued where they left off, dominating play against the Moncton Stars. The Selects scored early in the second period on a blast from the point by Sophia Wornell. Halliday and Taylor MacKenzie had helpers on the play. Patti Anne Tracey gave the Selects a 2-0 lead late in the middle period. The Stars got one back before the end of the game but the Selects took the victory. Landry, who was stellar in goal, was named Player of the Game. In the third game the Subways took on the Mid-Isle Wildcats. Halliday opened the scoring midway through the second period on a pass from Wornell to put the Pictou squad up 1-0. The Wildcats tied the game four minutes later. Tracey gave the Selects a one goal lead on a nice pass from Caitlyn Taylor early in the third. The Wildcats tied things up at 2 with four minutes to play and then scored the winner with just under two minutes to play in the game. The Selects pulled their netminder yet again, and while coming close, hitting two goalposts in the final seconds, it was not enough. Taylor was named player of the game. The Selects return to Provincial League action this week when they travel to Cole Harbour on Wednesday, Sackville on Saturday, then host Valley Wild in Pictou on Sunday.

On the weekend, at the Wellness Centre, the Ballantyne Fuels PeeWee AAA Crushers hosted the league leader, the Acadia Axemen.  Saturday saw the Crushers fall to the Axemen 6-1. Scoring the lone goal for the Crushers was Brayden MacDonald assisted by Cole Green and Connor Boudreau. Brayden LeBlanc was solid in net. On Sunday the Axemen skated to a 8-2 victory. Spencer Creed and Kade Mason scored with Wayne Denny(2) and Connor MacLeod earning assists. Keigan Walker was between the pipes. Crushers see action next weekend when they travel to Antigonish to participate in the Bill Chisholm Memorial Tournament.

The North Nova Gryphons swept the Dr. JH Gillis Royals of Antigonish this weekend with wins at home and away.  On Thursday, the Gryphons met the Royals at the Keating Millenium Centre in Antigonish and came away with a 2-0 win. Lukas MacDonald backstopped the Gryphons for the shut out.  Goals were scored by Luke Grant assisted by Tyler Baird and Colin Holmes while  Ryan MacDonald added an unassisted marker.  Friday's game in Trenton was postponed until Saturday due to weather conditions.  Tyler Baird and Jacob Pentz put the NNEC squad up by two before the Royals scored on the power play late in the first to cut the lead to one.  ANtigonish opened the second frame to tie the game but Cody Haas put the Gryphons ahead and Jacob Pentz socred with a minute remaining in the 2nd to go up by 2 once again.  Antigonish scored a short handed goal with 2 minutes remaining in the third but Ryan MacDonald scored 20 seconds later on the power play to seal the victory at 5-3.  Joel MacLean played a strong game in the net.  Assists in the game went to Connor MacDougall, Haas, Darryl Wheadon (2), Kirklin Murray(2), and Carson Dunbar.  Over the Christmas break, the Gryphons participated in the Citadel High Christmas Classic.While they didn't win any games, they played well against some great competition.  In a 3-1 loss to Fredericton High School Black Kats, Jacob Pentz scored on a set up from Tyler Baird while Ryan MacDonald was named MVP.  The second game was a 3-2 loss to the Sackville High Kingfishers.  Kale Mason and Carson Dunbar scored with Darryl Wheadon, Jacob Pentz, Kirklin Murray, Ethan Snell, and Ryan Chabassol contributing helpers.  Game MVP was Cody Haas. THe 3rd game was a 6-1 loss to the CP Allen Cheetahs.  Jacob Pentz scored a short handed goal assisted by Kirklin Murray.  Game MVP was netminder Joel MacLean.  This weekend the Gryphons take part in the Danny Dorrington Memorial tournament in Westville hosted by the NRHS Nighthawks.

Three games in the Chediac Furniture Stellar Nova Hockey League played in Stellarton Sunday: Mark Fanning got the shutout as Connors defeated Pictou Landing Falcons 8-0, then Thistle Bar doubled Dewtie's Excavating 8-4, and Whitey's Vikings got past Can-Connect 7-2.

Pictou County Athletics will have a 13+ age group team registration on Wednesday night at the YMCA, from 7pm to 8pm. Any athletes interested in track programs (running, jumping, throwing) are encouraged to sign up. Also, athletes wishing to maintain or increase fitness levels for other sports would benefit from this program. For further information, please contact manager Kim Quann at davequann@eastlink.ca or coach Pat Carty at cartyab@hotmail.com

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - JANUARY 1
Wednesday 1st January 2014

The MacLeod Lorway Midget A Crushers captured the gold medal at the Westville Christmas Tournament Monday defeating the host Westville Miner Midget A's in a rematch of their opening game of the tournament. The Crusher Crew took the hard fought battle 3-2. Eric Croucher opened the scoring early in the first period scoring at just 37 seconds into the first period after being sprung on a breakaway by Noah Delorey. Hayden Boutlier added the Crushers second goal less than a minute later on a feed from Cale McCarron to put the Midgets up 2-0 through the first period. The Miners were not ready to give in and got to within one goal scoring early in the second, but Boutlier widened the gap with what proved to be the game winner late in period 2 with an unassisted goal to put the Crushers up 3-2. Westville scored with 6 minutes remaining in the third and kept coming but the MacLeod Lorway Midgets stymied the attack, with Kieran MacGillivary standing tall in the nets to record the win. MVP in the gold medal game went to Hayden Boutlier with 2 goals and MSP was awarded to Corey Niven. The tournament started of on a shaky note for the Crushers, taking an opening game loss to Westville 2-0. MVP went to Kieran MacGillvary for an outstanding game even in the loss and MSP went to Matt MacLean.  The Crew refocused for game 2 and started their run for the gold. In their second game the Crushers defeated Pictou Maripacs 3-2. In a great game of end to end play the markers for the MacLeod Lorway squad went to Boutlier, Bailey Campbell and Cale McCarron with assists coming from Campbell, Croucher (2) and Niven. Game MVP went to Cale McCarron and Jacob MacIssac was awarded MSP. The next game had the Crushers riding a new wave of confidence in their execution of the game skating to a 6-0 win over the Antigonish Bulldogs. The Crusher Crew took control from the opening face off Justin Walsh scored 2, Boutlier 2 and Delorey 2. Assists went to Boutlier (2), Croucher (2), Matt MacLean, Campbell and McCarron. MVP went to Boutlier and Justin Hill was awarded MSP. The Crushers start the New Year schedule against the first placed Truro Friday January 3rd.

The Pictou County Atom AA Subway Selects are looking for their third tournament win this weekend at the DQ Invitational in Moncton. Their first game is 10 a.m. Friday with the tournament wrapping up on Sunday. Best of luck!

The Pictou Bantam A Maripacs will be conducting fundraisers in the weeks ahead, as the team will host provincials this coming March. If you'd like to help the squad reach its $12,000 goal, contact team manager and tournament chair John Tetreault by email: john.tetreault@sobeys.com.

The Northumberland Regional High School Boys Hockey team will once again be hosting the annual Danny Dorrington Memorial High School Hockey Tournament. This year the tournament will take place January 10-12, 2014. It is a large undertaking for the team, and they hope to see lots of support.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - DECEMBER 31
Tuesday 31st December 2013

No repeat for Derrick Walser... Team Canada scored two late goals but came up just short in its attempt to advance to a second straight Spengler Cup final, falling 6-5 to a Swiss club in Monday's semifinal round. Canada was trailing 6-3 midway through the third period, but goals at 16:10 from Darren Haydar and 18:18 from Jason Williams made it a one-goal game with time winding down. Canada pressed for the equalizer but couldn't beat goaltender Tobias Stephan, who finished with 50 saves. Alexandre Giroux, Travis Roche and Jacob Micflikier also scored for Canada. The Swiss Club plays CSKA Moscow in today's final.

Thorburn Minor Hockey had a successful run at the Westville Miners Christmas Tournament, appearing in four of the five division finals, and winning three. In the Pee Wee Rec final, the Goldenhawks defeated the Pictou County Selects 4-3. The Thorburn Pee Wee B team won 6-3 over New Glasgow, and the Bantam Rec Goldenhawks defeated the Pictou Maripacs 3-2. In the Midget C final, the Truro Bearcats shutout Thorburn 3-0. And in the Midget A final the Pictou County Crushers defeated the host Westville Miners 3-2.

The Westside Community Centre in New Glasgow is hosting the New Years Eve 5K Resolution Run at 6pm tonight. The event has reached capacity, however, anyone who would like to join in the run portion of the event is welcome to do so. Only those who pre-registered on-line and are wearing bib numbers during the event will be eligible for the post-race reception and race kits. The route has been modified and will be run on the main roads as the Samson Trail is not available due to weather conditions. The new route will use Elm, Terrace and George St, Abercrombie Rd. and Terrace Height Drive.  For your safety, all participants will be asked to run on the road and will be escorted by members of the New Glasgow Police Services.  Walkers are encouraged to use the sidewalks.

The Pictou Bantam A Maripacs will be conducting fundraisers in the weeks ahead, as the team will host provincials this coming March. If you'd like to help the squad reach its $12,000 goal, contact team manager and tournament chair John Tetreault by email: john.tetreault@sobeys.com.

The Northumberland Regional High School Boys Hockey team will once again be hosting the annual Danny Dorrington Memorial High School Hockey Tournament. This year the tournament will take place January 10-12, 2014. It is a large undertaking for the team, and they hope to see lots of support.

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*UPDATE* POWER RESTORED IN PICTOU COUNTY
Monday 30th December 2013

About 138 customers in Stellarton, Westville, Landsdowne, Union Centre, Millbrook, Rocklin, White Hill and Gairloch Lake areas were affected by a power outage around 6 this morning, but nspower.ca shows power has been restored. For more information, check the outage map at nspower.ca

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - DECEMBER 23
Monday 23rd December 2013

The Northern Rebels Peewee “B” team had a great start to their playoffs with a pair of wins this weekend. On Friday Night in the Wellness Centre, the Rebels defeated the Cobras by a score of 3-0. Goals were scored by Clark Robertson, Nick Rogerson and Sam DeCoff. Assists went to Cody LeBlanc with two while Madison Bond, Ben Turnbull and Broden DeCoff had one. Jack Finley posted his first career shutout. On Saturday, the Rebels travelled to Debert and came away with a 4-3 win over the Cobras. Goal scorers were Madison Bond, Nick MacInnis and Clark Robertson with two. Max MacKinnon had an assist. The Rebels take a break from playoff action to compete in the Westville Miners annual Christmas tournament.

The Weeks Major Midgets played one game on the weekend, a 7-1 victory over the Cape Breton West Islanders. Sunday's game against Halifax was cancelled due to the weather.

Pictou County Pee Wee A Crushers picked up two wins in their last three games. The Crushers defeated Antigonish 5-1, and defeated Brookfield 9-2. In a makeup game last week, Truro shut out the Crushers 2-0.

New Glasgow's Derrick Walser will once again be wearing a Team Canada jersey over the week between Christmas and New Years. The roster for Team Canada for the 2013 Spengler Cup was announced yesterday, and Walser is one of seven returnees from the 2012 team that took home the championship. Walser was one of the top defensemen for Team Canada last year, playing significant minutes, including the top penalty kill unit. The Spengler Cup matches some of the best Canadians playing hockey in Europe against club teams from Switzerland, Russia, Czech Republic, and this year includes the Rochester Americans of the AHL. The tournament begins Boxing Day, and runs until New Years Eve.

The Pictou Bantam A Maripacs will be conducting fundraisers in the weeks ahead, as the team will host provincials this coming March. If you'd like to help the squad reach its $12,000 goal, contact team manager and tournament chair John Tetreault by email: john.tetreault@sobeys.com.

The Northumberland Regional High School Boys Hockey team will once again be hosting the annual Danny Dorrington Memorial High School Hockey Tournament. This year the tournament will take place January 10-12, 2014. It is a large undertaking for the team, and they hope to see lots of support.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUND UP * SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21
Saturday 21st December 2013

The Weeks Jr A Crushers finished 2013 with an impressive 3-0 shutout victory over the Truro Bearcats. The Crushers penalty kill was the story of the game, shutting down the league's best power play on 7 chances, including a 5 on 3 for 1:48. Garrett Holmes, Jordan McInnis and David Stephens provided the scoring for the Crushers, with Stephens' goal coming while the Crushers were shorthanded in the third period. The goals from Holmes and McInnis came on power plays early in the first period. Devan Tremblay was the other big story in this game, stopping 45 shots to record his third shutout of the season in just six starts for the Crushers. The Crushers are now off until the new year, when they host the Bridgewater Lumberjacks January 4th.

The Northern Rebels Peewee “B” team had a win and a tie recently against the West Colchester Cobras. In the first game, The Rebels defeated the Cobras by a score of 2-1. Scoring for the Rebels were Ben Turnbull and Clark Robertson. Assists went to Matt Allen and Cody LeBlanc. Jack Finley got the win in goal. In the second game, the Rebels came away with a 2-2 tie. Goal scorers were Braydon Killen and Clark Robertson, with Cody Leblanc again getting an assist. The Rebels will play the Cobras in a home and home again this weekend in their first playoff series.

The 4 th Annual Oliver Hudson Graham Memorial “Cancer Sucks Cup” starts today at the Trenton Rink. Donations will be collected to purchase gas cards to be given to families of sick children at the Ronald McDonald House in Halifax and on the 6-Link floor of the IWK Hospital. Donations of NEW, unwrapped toys (wipeable, non-stuffed and suitable for all ages - birth to 16 years) also gratefully accepted. Find out more on East Coast FM's Facebook page.

Also this weekend: The Weeks Major Midgets face Cape Breton West at 7:30 pm tonight and then face the Halifax Major Midgets tomorrow at 1pm. Both games at the PC Wellness Centre. The Pictou County Bantam AA Subway Selects play Cole Harbour in a home and home series. The game at the Hector Arena will be this afternoon at 1pm. The Northumberland Regional High School Boys Hockey team will be play today at 6pm at the Westville Arena. Admission is $4 for adults and $2 for students.

The Atom AAA Crushers face the Antigonish Bulldogs Sunday at 9 am at the Keating Millennium Centre in Antigonish.

The Pictou County Pee Wee AA Subway Selects play the TASA/Chebucto Ducks Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Hector Arena in Pictou.

The Pictou Bantam A Maripacs will be conducting fundraisers in the weeks ahead, as the team will host provincials this coming March. If you'd like to help the squad reach its $12,000 goal, contact team manager and tournament chair John Tetreault by email: john.tetreault@sobeys.com.

The Northumberland Regional High School Boys Hockey team will once again be hosting the annual Danny Dorrington Memorial High School Hockey Tournament. This year the tournament will take place January 10-12, 2014. It is a large undertaking for the team, and they hope to see lots of support.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - DECEMBER 20
Friday 20th December 2013

The Weeks Jr A Crushers finished 2013 with an impressive 3-0 shutout victory over the Truro Bearcats. The Crushers penalty kill was the story of the game, shutting down the league's best power play on 7 chances, including a 5 on 3 for 1:48. Garrett Holmes, Jordan McInnis and David Stephens provided the scoring for the Crushers, with Stephens' goal coming while the Crushers were shorthanded in the third period. The goals from Holmes and McInnis came on power plays early in the first period. Devan Tremblay was the other big story in this game, stopping 45 shots to record his third shutout of the season in just six starts for the Crushers. The Crushers are now off until the new year, when they host the Bridgewater Lumberjacks January 4th.

The Northern Rebels Peewee “B” team had a win and a tie recently against the West Colchester Cobras. In the first game, The Rebels defeated the Cobras by a score of 2-1. Scoring for the Rebels were Ben Turnbull and Clark Robertson. Assists went to Matt Allen and Cody LeBlanc. Jack Finley got the win in goal. In the second game, the Rebels came away with a 2-2 tie. Goal scorers were Braydon Killen and Clark Robertson, with Cody Leblanc again getting an assist. The Rebels will play the Cobras in a home and home again this weekend in their first playoff series.

The 4 th Annual Oliver Hudson Graham Memorial “Cancer Sucks Cup” starts Saturday at the Trenton Rink. Donations will be collected to purchase gas cards that are then given to families of sick children at the Ronald McDonald House in Halifax and on the 6-Link floor of the IWK Hospital.Donations of NEW, unwrapped toys (wipeable, non-stuffed and suitable for all ages-birth to 16 years) will also be accepted. Find out more on East Coast FM's Facebook page.

Also this weekend: The Weeks Major Midgets face Cape Breton West and Halifax at home. The Pictou County Pee Wee AA Subway Selects play the TASA/Chebucto Ducks Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Hector Arena in Pictou. The Atom AAA Crushers face the Antigonish Bulldogs Sunday at 9 am at the Keating Millennium Centre in Antigonish. The Pictou County Bantam AA Subway Selects play Cole Harbour in a home and home series. The game at the Hector Arena will be Saturday afternoon at 1pm. The North Nova Gryphons will play their final game before the Christmas break tonight at the Trenton arena against the Dr J H Gillis Royals from Antigonish. Puck drop is at 8:30 and admission is $4.00 and $2.00 for students and seniors. The Northumberland Regional High School Boys Hockey team will be playing Saturday at 6pm at the Westville Arena. Admission is $4 for adults and $2 for students.

The Pictou Bantam A Maripacs will be conducting fundraisers in the weeks ahead, as the team will host provincials this coming March. If you'd like to help the squad reach its $12,000 goal, contact team manager and tournament chair John Tetreault by email: john.tetreault@sobeys.com.

The Northumberland Regional High School Boys Hockey team will once again be hosting the annual Danny Dorrington Memorial High School Hockey Tournament. This year the tournament will take place January 10-12, 2014. It is a large undertaking for the team, and they hope to see lots of support.

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WESTVILLE CAO HONORED FOR HIS SERVICE *UPDATED*
Tuesday 17th December 2013

The town of Westville’s Chief Administrative Officer has departed on a high note. At last night’s town council meeting, Scott Fraser , who has served as CAO for the town for the last four years, saw council formally accept a strategic 4-year plan for the town that he produced after extensive input and collaboration among councillors. The document has a timeline of specific tasks: year one includes sourcing funds for Main Street projects and forging appropriate partnerships. Among goals for year two are developing a new developing a new land-use strategy and additional recreational activities. Mayor Roger MacKay says Fraser has been very good at looking after the financial status of the town, and notes that he worked hard on bringing Westville’s taxes down. On behalf of the town, council thanked Fraser for a fine job at the conclusion of their business, presenting him with a limited edition print of a moon-lit Acadia Park. Fraser has accepted a position as Director of Corporate Services with the County of Colchester.

FOUR YEARS IN PRISON FOR BANK ROBBERY
Wednesday 11th December 2013

It was a case that caught Pictou County by surprise this summer, and today it wrapped up in Pictou Provincial Court with a four-year prison sentence. Thirty-year old Darren Brent Snell was scheduled to go to trial this morning for the armed robbery of the Scotia Bank in Westville on 7 August. However, before the trial began, Snell's attorney Rob Sutherland and Crown Attorney Jody MacNeil indicated that a deal had been struck which included a change of plea to guilty. Snell was sentenced to four years in prison for the robbery, and six months, to be served concurrently for a charge of assaulting a police officer which took place subsequent to his arrest. After credit for time already served, Snell will spend the next three-and-a-half years in prison. During the reading in of the facts, the Court heard that Snell got away with between nine and ten-thousand dollars in cash after brandishing a butcher knife to the teller. The money was never recovered.


LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - DECEMBER 10
Tuesday 10th December 2013

The Weeks Junior A Crushers have slipped a couple of spots in the national rankings. Having played only one game last week, getting the shootout win over Amherst, the Crushers move from 10th to 12th. Dieppe, the only other nationally ranked MHL squad, remains 19th.

The Northern Rebels Peewee "B" team had a successful weekend against the Canso Blue Fins. On Saturday, the team travelled to the Canso Arena and skated to a 7-1 win over the home team. Scoring for the Rebels were Nick MacInnis with two, Ben Turnbull with two, and singles went to Broden DeCoff, Thomas Lennon and Nicholas MacDonald. Nick Rogerson had a pair of assists. Jack Finley was the winning goaltender. On Sunday, the Rebels hosted Canso at the Wellness Centre and came out with a 4-0 win. The line of Clark Robertson, Nicholas MacDonald and Cody LeBlanc kept the scorekeeper busy with a goal and assist each. Braydon Killen rounded out the scoring for the Rebels. Rebels goaltender Ryan Royals posted his first career shutout.

The NRHS Nighthawks wrapped up a pair of games on the past weekend. The team  played hard despite still being down four players. On Saturday, despite 40 shots on net, the Nighthawks came up short with a 5-1 loss against the CEC Cougars. The lone goal for NRHS was scored by Kyle Sutherland, assisted by Luke MacDonald. Kyle MacKenzie was in nets. On Sunday the team travelled to Antigonish taking on Dr. J.H. Gillis. NRHS lost 5-2. Scoring for the Nighthawks, Brandon Livingstone and Kyle Sutherland with singles, assists to Morgan Peters and Josh Langille. Brennan Snell was in nets. Up next for the Nighthawks is a pair of away games. Saturday the boys travel to Hants East and Sunday to Port Hood.

On the weekend, the Subway Northern Selects competed in the University of Moncton Midget AAA Invitational Tournament.  The opening two games saw the Selects facing the top two teams from New Brunswick.  Game one, the Moncton Source for Sports tied the Selects 2-2.  Scoring for the Selects was Kenzie Reid and Hillary Taylor from Sienna Forrence. Game 2, the Selects defeated Fundy New Brunswick 2-1.  Katie Marcotte scored both goals.  The first was assisted by Katy Pentz and Amanda Dunning.  The second was assisted by Kayla Reid. Game 3, the Selects defeated McIntyre Chevy Panthers of Cape Breton by a score of 2-1.  Kaila Reid opened the scoring from Madeline Bourque and Katy Pentz scored the second goal from Amanda Dunning. The final game of the weekend didn’t go as well.  The Selects lost 5-1 to East Hants.  The lone goal was scored by Emily Doiron from Hillary Taylor.

In weekend PeeWee “A” action the local Crusher boys took both ends of a home and home against the Antigonish Bulldogs. Winning 6-3 on Saturday at the Wellness Centre and 5-0 in the return engagement at the Antigonish Arena Sunday afternoon.  Scoring in Saturday’s contest were Duncan Cameron, Munro Mackay, Ian MacDonald, Bailey Pye, Luke Young and Marcus MacIvor. Assists went to Owen Baird, Bailey MacKay, Blake Fraser, Thomas Devine, MacDonald and Cameron. On Sunday afternoon 2 goals by Duncan Cameron of Westville, lead the way with singles going to Munro MacKay, Evan Shea, and Thomas Devine.  Ian MacDonald picked up two assists with Devine and Fraser adding assists as well.  The home team now sits comfortably in 2nd place in the 5 team Fundy/Highland PeeWee “A” league behind Truro with Cumberland, Brookfield and Antigonish rounding out the standings.

The Pictou Maripac Bantam Atom B squad defeated the Titans 13-1 in Tatamagouche Saturday night. Logan Beaton had six goals and an assist in the effort. Cooper MacNamara had six points including a pair of goals, Aidan Hahn had four goals and five points overall, Ethan Chapman had one goal, and assists were picked up by Jenny Ferrara, Alex Ferrara and Keenan Murray.

North Nova Girls Varsity Basketball squad finished second at a tournament in PEI on the weekend, coming close in a 59-54 loss to Three Oaks School from Summerside in the final. Kendra MacKinnon, Jaya Sood and Caitrin Skelton were named players of the game during the tournament. The Gryphons next play Antigonish tomorrow night at 6:30 at North Nova.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUND UP DECEMBER 8, 2013
Sunday 8th December 2013


The Weeks Jr A Crushers got back into the win column, although it was not without drama last Thursday night at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. The Crushers were ahead 3-2 against the Amherst Ramblers with 45 seconds remaining when former Crusher Bruce Hornbrook tied the game. Overtime didn't solve the situation, despite each team getting to spend time on the power play, then Jordan McInnis scored the only goal in the shootout to give the Crushers the 4-3 victory. The Crushers are now off until their home game Thursday against the Valley Wildcats when the team will again play three games in three nights.

Also Thursday night in Leo Fahey Twilight Hockey Action held at The Westville Miners Sports Centre, the Rangers and Leafs played to hard fought 3-3 tie. Goalies Debbie Clark and Christa Webber turned in superlative performances. Debbie MacLean with two goals and Karen Campbell's single tally took care of the Rangers scoring. Sherry Palmer, Jennifer MacDonald and Lyndsay MacKinnon replied for the Leafs. Action continues this Thursday with the Leafs hosting the Canadians.

And scores from the last two games in the Chediac Furniture Stellar Nova Hockey League: Dewtie's Excavating defeated Connors 10-6, then Whitey's Vikings thumped the Thistle Bar team7-2. And that league has three games scheduled for later today at the Stellarton Rink. At 5:20, Dewties's Excavating is up against the Thistle Bar, 6:50 sees Whitey's Vikings vs. Can-Connect and finally at 8:20Connors takes on Nat Pro Gas.

The Pictou County Junior B Scotians will play Port Hawkesbury on Sunday night at Trenton Arena.

Trenton Parks & Recreation is looking for volunteer coaches to help out with the winter Learn to Skate program - Volunteers will help with group lessons for ages 5 to 12 years. The winter session starts January 6 & runs until March 3. It's Monday nights from 6:00–7:00pm at the Trenton Rink- That's only 1 hour of your time each week. Interested volunteers please contact: Robyn Meyer @ 752-1019 or Email: robyn.meyer@trenton.ca

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7
Saturday 7th December 2013


The Weeks Jr A Crushers got back into the win column, although it was not without drama Thursday night at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. The Crushers were ahead 3-2 against the Amherst Ramblers with 45 seconds remaining when former Crusher Bruce Hornbrook tied the game. Overtime did not solve anything, despite each team getting to spend time on the power play, then Jordan McInnis scored the only goal in the shootout to give the Crushers the 4-3 victory. The Crushers are now off until next weekend when they will again play three games in three nights, starting with a home game Thursday against the Valley Wildcats.

Also Thursday night in Leo Fahey Twilight Hockey Action held at The Westville Miners Sports Centre, the Rangers and Leafs played to hard fought 3-3 tie. Goalies Debbie Clark and Christa Webber turned in superlative performances. Debbie MacLean with two goals and karen Campbell's single tally took care of the Rangers scoring. Sherry Palmer, Jennifer MacDonald and Lyndsay MacKinnon replied for the Leafs. Action continues next Thursday with the Leafs hosting the Canadians.

And two scores from two games in the Chediac Furniture Stellar Nova Hockey League: Dewtie's Excavating defeated Connors 10-6, then Whitey's Vikings thumped the Thistle Bar team7-2. Both games at the Thorburn Rink .

The Pictou County Junior B Scotians will play Port Hawkesbury on Sunday night at Trenton Arena.

The PeeWee A Subway Selects continue league play with a home and home series with Cape Breton West this weekend. Also this weekend, the Wonder Auto Bantam AA Crushers travel to Bridgewater to face off against the South Shore Sharks, while the Northumberland High Boys hockey team play at the Westville arena today at 6pm, followed by a Sunday night game in Antigonish. The Atom AA Crushers will face the Yarmouth Mariners at the Wellness Center. North Nova Varsity Boys Basketball team travel to PEI to play in the 16 team Colonel Gray Cup Tournament, and the North Nova High School Girls Volleyball team travels to Sydney to play in the provincials.

Trenton Parks & Recreation is looking for volunteer coaches to help out with the winter Learn to Skate program - Volunteers will help with group lessons for ages 5 to 12 years. The winter session starts January 6 & runs until March 3. It's Monday nights from 6:00–7:00pm at the Trenton Rink- That's only 1 hour of your time each week. Interested volunteers please contact: Robyn Meyer @ 752-1019 or Email: robyn.meyer@trenton.ca

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - DECEMBER 6
Friday 6th December 2013


The Weeks Jr A Crushers got back into the win column, although it was not without drama last night at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. The Crushers were ahead 3-2 against the Amherst Ramblers with 45 seconds remaining when former Crusher Bruce Hornbrook tied the game. Overtime solved nothing, despite each team getting to spend time on the power play, then Jordan McInnis scored the only goal in the shootout to give the Crushers the 4-3 victory. The Crushers are now off until next weekend when they will again play three games in three nights, starting with a home game Thursday against the Valley Wildcats.

Last night in Leo Fahey Twilight Hockey Action held at The Westville Miners Sports Centre, the Rangers and Leafs played to hard fought 3-3 tie. Goalies Debbie Clark and Christa Webber turned in superlative performances. Debbie MacLean with two goals and karen Campbell's single tally took care of the Rangers scoring. Sherry Palmer, Jennifer MacDonald and Lyndsay MacKinnon replied for the Leafs. Action continues next Thursday with the Leafs hosting the Canadians.

Chediac Furniture Stellar Nova Hockey League: Two games at the Thorburn Rink last night. Dewtie's Excavating defeated Connors 10-6, then Whitey's Vikings thumped Thistle Bar 7-2.

Tonight's scheduled game between the Pictou County Junior B Scotians and the Antigonish Bulldogs has been postponed, as both teams have several players who can't play because of exams and school assignments. But the team will play Sunday night at Trenton Arena against Port Hawkesbury.

The PeeWee A Subway Selects continue league play with a home and home series with Cape Breton West this weekend. Also this weekend, the Wonder Auto Bantam AA Crushers travel to Bridgewater to face off against the South Shore Sharks, while the Northumberland High Boys hockey team play at the Westville arena Saturday at 6, followed by a Sunday night game in Antigonish. The Atom AA Crushers will face the Yarmouth Mariners at the Wellness Center. North Nova Varsity Boys Basketball team travel to PEI to play in the 16 team Colonel Gray Cup Tournament, and the North Nova High School Girls Volleyball team travels to Sydney to play in the provincials.

Trenton Parks & Recreation is looking for volunteer coaches to help out with the winter Learn to Skate program - Volunteers will help with group lessons for ages 5 to 12 years. The winter session starts January 6 & runs until March 3, 2014. It's Monday nights from 6:00–7:00pm at the Trenton Rink- That's only 1 hour of your time each week. Interested volunteers please contact: Robyn Meyer @ 752-1019 or Email: robyn.meyer@trenton.ca

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - DECEMBER 5 **UPDATE**
Thursday 5th December 2013



The Weeks Junior A Crushers, still in the top 10 nationally, are back at home tonight, facing the Amherst Ramblers. The Crushers have won twice against Amherst in their three matches this season. Game time is 7 at the Wellness Centre. Michael Petter will have more on tonight's game as part of Slapshot, tonight at 6 right here on East Coast FM.

The PeeWee A Subway Selects defeated Glace Bay Miners 4-3 on Saturday at the Wellness Center. Scoring for the Selects was Madison Sample with 2, Megan MacCarthy and Ellen Coffin each added a single.  Ashley Niven played a strong game between the pipes. On the weekend they'll continue league play with a home and home series with Cape Breton West.

The North Nova Girls Basketball team kept it close Tuesday afternoon, playing the CEC Cougars. The teams were tied at the half, and while the defence held the Cougars to only one basket in the fourth quarter, the Gryphons lost 49-43. Top scorer for North Nova was Kendra MacKinnon with 24 points. The girls travel to PEI this weekend for the Bluefield High tournament.

Also this weekend, the Wonder Auto Bantam AA Crushers travel to Bridgewater to face off against the South Shore Sharks, while the Northumberland High Boys hockey team play at the Westville arena Saturday at 6, followed by a Sunday night game in Antigonish. The Atom AA Crushers will face the Yarmouth Mariners this week-end at the Wellness Center. North Nova Varsity Boys Basketball team travel to PEI to play in the 16 team Colonel Gray Cup Tournament, and the North Nova High School Girls Volleyball team travels to Sydney to play in the provincials.

SKATING COACHES NEEDED!! Trenton Parks & Recreation is looking for volunteer coaches to help out with the winter Learn to Skate program - Volunteers will help with group lessons for ages 5 to 12 years. The winter session starts January 6 & runs until March 3, 2014. It's Monday nights from 6:00–7:00pm at the Trenton Rink- That's only 1 hour of your time each week! Interested volunteers please contact: Robyn Meyer @ 752-1019 or Email: robyn.meyer@trenton.ca

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ARSON TRIAL CONTINUES IN PICTOU
Wednesday 4th December 2013

A man accused of breaking into a house and setting it on fire had another court appearance yesterday. Forty-five year old Daniel Kenneth Stewart appeared in Pictou Provincial Court to continue his trial on charges of arson, and break and enter. A witness testified he saw Stewart enter the residence on Park Street in Westville three different times in one night, in an attempt to set it on fire. At the end of yesterdays hearing, Stewart requested to be transferred from Burnside Correctional to Antigonish Correctional. Judge Del Atwood explained he's not authorized to grant that transfer, but would make the recommendation to the proper parties. Stewart will make another court appearance tomorrow for more witness testimony.


LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - DECEMBER 4
Wednesday 4th December 2013


Despite losing two out of three this past weekend, the Crushers maintained the tenth spot in the National Rankings released late yesterday by the CJHL. The Maritime Hockey League continues to have two teams in the top 20, with Dieppe slipping one spot to 19th. The Commandos beat the Crushers in a shootout Thursday in a match-up of the two ranked teams, but followed that up with a loss to the struggling Campbellton Tigers. The Crushers rebounded from the loss to the Commandos with a win over Woodstock, but then ended the week losing to the Amherst Ramblers, finishing with 3 of a possible 6 points. The Crushers will have a chance to avenge the loss to the Ramblers on Thursday at the Wellness Centre in the back half of the home-and-home set. Michael Petter will have more details on Slapshot at 6pm on Thursday.

Pictou County Atom AA Crushers travelled to Amherst this past Saturday to play the Cumberland County team in league play. The Crushers were plagued with penalties and the home team took the win. On Sunday, the Crushers took to the ice at home for two games against the West Hants Warriors. The first game was tied 2-2 after the second period with Gabe Paquet and Covey Cameron scoring for the Crushers. Assists went to Cale Archibald, Cameron MacKinnon and Cale MacLaughlin. West Hants came back in the third period to score on the Crusher goalie, Michael Law, while he was down after being injured. Law left the game early, and with Law being the only goaltender for the team that day, the Crushers dressed a player, Dawson MacDonald. West Hants scored one more, and then an empty net goal to finish the game, 5-2 in favor of the visiting team. Law was able to return to the net for the second game later in the day. West Hants took the win again with a score of 4-2. Scoring for the Crushers was Dawson MacDonald, assisted by Tanner Steele, and Myles Farnsworth, unassisted. The Atom AA Crushers will face the Yarmouth Mariners this week-end at the Pictou County Wellness Center.

The Pictou County Atom AAA Crushers came home with a hard fought Silver medal from the Allan Sullivan Memorial Tournament in Sydney this past weekend. In round robin action, the Crushers lost their first game 2-1 to the Sackville Flyers with player of the game Tyler Matchem playing a great game in the net and Lucas Canning scored the lone goal.  The Crusher came out strong in the second game with a 4-0 win over the Cape Breton County Islanders. Thomas Gariepy got the shutout and goal scorers were Landon Sim with two and Kiefer Avery and Canning with one each. Ryan Denny was player of the game. Assists went to Liam Berthiaume with two, Skyler Earle, Sim and Ryan Green with one each.   In their third game, Avery scored with 19 seconds left to lift the Crushers over the Glace Bay Miners.  Avery was player of the game and Matchem got the shutout. In the crossovers, the Crushers edged the Bedford Blues 2-1. Gariepy played strong in nets and the goal scorers were Sim and Canning. Player of the game was Landon MacDonald. The Antigonish Bulldogs took the gold in the championship game with a 5-1 over the Crushers. Player of the game Green scored the lone Crusher with Earle receiving the Most Sportsmanlike award.

The Atom B Miners defeated Canso 5-4 in a closely contested game at the Westville Miners Sports Center on Sunday afternoon. Dylan Kontuk's  two goals and 3 assists , Adam Farrell's two goals and two assists and Chris Avery's single marker took care of the Miners scoring. Ethen MacKenzie and Robbie Cameron each had three assists with Roland Atwater assisting on the winning goal to cement the hard-fought comeback win for the Miners.

North Nova Varsity Boys Basketball team defeated Northumberland Nighthawks 81 to 47 on Tuesday evening. The Gryphons had four players score double digits. Liam Spears lead the team with 22 pts, Campbell DeMont added 12 pts, Dylan Perry chipped in with 11 and Conner MacGillary netted 10 pts. Nick MacNeil had 21 pts for NRHS. NNEC will travel to PEI this weekend to participate in the 16 team Colonel Gray Cup Tournament.  

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - DECEMBER 3
Tuesday 3rd December 2013


The Ballantyne Fuels PeeWee AAA Crushers faced a strong Truro Bearcat team this weekend.  Friday night saw the Crushers battle hard the first two periods and went into the third period only down 4-3. Truro scored 5 in the third and won the game 9-4. Scoring for the Crushers were Luke MacLeod, Zach Houston, Kade Mason, and Connor MacLeod. Earning assists were C. MacLeod and L. MacLeod.  Keigan Walker was in goal. On Sunday, the Bearcats came to town and took the win.  Noel Chapman had the lone goal with Spencer Creed and Blake Kontuk picking up assists.  Brayden Leblanc was between the pipes.

This past weekend the Wonder Auto Bantam AA Crushers split a home at home series against the Truro Bearcats. On Saturday the Crushers travelled to Truro and defeated the Bearcats 3-1. Scoring for the Crushers was Connor Lochead  from Bailey Fraser and Austin Mason, Cameron MacCallum from William MacGillivray and Mason from Lochead and MacGillivray. Brennan McGuire was between the pipes. On Sunday, the Bearcats travelled over the mountain and edged the Crushers 2-1. Scoring the lone goal for the locals was Luke Pelton from Lochead and Mason. Thomas Baudoux was in goal. The Crushers will travel to Bridgewater this weekend to faceoff against the South Shore Sharks.

This past weekend saw the local Crusher PeeWee “A” team take two come from behind victories from the Brookfield Elks scoring 4 unanswered goals in the third period of each game to win both 5-2. Scoring was shared on Saturday by Ben MacGillvary, Ian MacDonald, Munro MacKay, and Luke Young with assists to Evan Shea, Duncan Cameron and MacKay. Sunday afternoon in Brookfield saw both Ian MacDonald and Luke Young score two each and Ben MacGillvary with a single tally.  Assists were had by Logan Decoste,  Marcus MacIvor, and Cameron.

Over the past weekend the NRHS Boys hockey team recently wrapped up four games at the 14th Annual Allen Cameron Memorial Tournament. First up, on November 29th for NRHS was a 3-0 loss to Dalbrae. Brennan Snell was in nets and received player of the game.  The Nighthawks came away later in the day with a 5-2 victory against the Amherst Vikings. Scoring for the Nighthawks, Dallas MacDonald with two and singles for Luke MacDonald, Brandon Bell, and Lance Emery. Assists to Noah Chisholm, Morgan Peters, Jethro Gunn, and Reed MacDonald. Kyle Mackenzie was in nets. Dallas MacDonald was awarded player of the game. November 30th  found the Nighthawks up against the tournament hosts The North Nova Gryphons. This do or die game for the Nighthawks, who were down four players,  proved to be an exciting one. The Nighthawks prevailed with a 2-1 win with Noah Chisholm scoring both goals , one being a penalty shot. Brennen Snell was in nets. Noah Chisholm was awarded player of the game. Winning 2 out of their 3 games advanced the NRHS Boys to the semi final crossovers a few hours later. Unfortunately the short bench Nighthawk team came away with a 3-1 loss to the eventual championship winners, Dr. J. H. Gillis. Scoring for the Nighthawks was Losh Langille, assisted by Kyle Sutherland. Brennen Snell was in nets. Jordan Wheeler was awarded player of the game. Up next for the Nighthawks is a home game Saturday December 7, time, 6 pm at the Westville arena. Admission is $4 for adults and $2 for students. On Sunday, the Nighthawks travel to Antigonish, game time 7 pm at the arena.

The Pictou County Pee Wee AA Subway Selects played two games this weekend, coming away with two wins. The girls travelled to Dartmouth Saturday night for a match against the Dartmouth Whalers, scoring two power play goals in the 4-1 victory. Emily Hayes and Lindsey MacDonald scored unassisted, while Shalyn Bona and Jenna Reid also added single tallies, assisted by Ella Webber, Eva Wornell and MacKenzie Ells. On Sunday at the Hector Arena, the Selects had another 4-1 win, this time against the Halifax Hawks. The penalty-filled game featured goals by Garyn Purvis, Jenna Reid (unassisted), Eva Wornell and Lindsey MacDonald. Assists were marked by Emily Hayes, Madison Robertson, Shalyn Bona and Mariah Linehan. Victoria Dunn was strong in nets for both games.

The Antigonish Female Midget AA Bulldogs climbed four points in the South Conference Female Hockey League standings this weekend with two wins and a loss. On Saturday at the Antigonish Arena, the girls faced off against the Halifax Hawks, winning the game 4-1. Scoring for the Bulldogs were Emma Boudreau, Katelyn Dunn of New Glasgow, Shauna Campbell (power play) and Kerilyn Kennedy (unassisted). Assists were recorded by Cynthia MacDonald, Boudreau, Brigid O’Connor and Kara Chisholm. The girls played two games on the road on Sunday. In the first game, they were victorious over the Bedford Blues at the BMO Centre with a 2-1 score. Bedford opened the scoring in the penalty-filled game early in the second period, with the Bulldogs answering back later in the period with an unassisted goal by Emma Boudreau. Shauna Campbell scored a short-handed goal with just over two minutes left in the game to put the local girls ahead. In the second game, also a penalty-filled affair, Antigonish fell to the Halifax Hawks 2-0 at the Centennial Arena. Breanna MacDonald was strong in nets in all three games.

Three games in the Stellar Nova Hockey League in Stellarton on Sunday... in Game one Connors beat Whitey's Vikings 5-3. Second game saw the Pictou Landing Falcons edge out Can-Connect 2-1, and in game three Nat Pro Gas doubled Dewtie's Excavating 10-5. Tonight in Stellarton, Pictou Landing Falcons takes on Can-connect at8, while at the Hector Arena in Pictou Nat Pro Gas plays Thistle Bar at 9.

Congratulations to the North Nova High School Girls Volleyball team, winning the Qualifying tournament over the weekend, defeating the host team West Kings in the final 2-0. North Nova travels this weekend to Sydney to play in the provincials.

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FIRE IN WESTVILLE DISPLACES FAMILY - NO INJURIES REPORTED
Monday 2nd December 2013

Three people were forced from their home when it was damaged yesterday in Westville. Canadian Red Cross disaster volunteers assisted two adults and a 12-year-old boy with emergency lodging and food for a day until arrangements could be completed with other agencies for additional help. There were no injuries reported in the fire on Campbells Road. No word at this time as to the cause, although Police Chief Don Hussher indicates it was not suspicious in nature.


LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - DECEMBER 2
Monday 2nd December 2013


The Weeks Jr A Crushers were on the road for a game Friday night in Woodstock, defeating the Slammers 7 to 4. Saturday night, the Pictou County team travelled to Amherst to take on the Ramblers, but were defeated by the home team 5-4. The Crushers next game is also against the Amherst Ramblers, set for this Thursday at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Puck drops at 7pm.

The Junior B Scotians picked up another win in Trenton, edging the Cumberland Blues 7-6. The team is off until next Sunday, when they host Port Hawkesbury.

The Anchor Motors PeeWee AA Crushers split a pair of league games on the weekend. On Saturday, the Crushers hosted the Western Valley Spartans.  The Spartans came out strong and didn’t relent, coming out on top 7-1.  Cody MacDougall played outstanding in the Crushers net, but the Spartans simply had too many good chances.  Scoring for the Crushers was Lucas Leblanc, assisted by Spencer Murray and Kyle Reim.  On Sunday, the Crushers hosted the Antigonish Bulldogs for their first meeting of the season.  The Crushers seemed to get their feet moving early and scored 5 minutes into the first period, when Jayden Hatchard found the back of the net.  Kyle Reim and Scott Long drew the assists.   The teams traded scoring  chances the rest of the way, but both goalies were up to the task.  Vaughn MacEachern came up big on several occasions when the Crushers found themselves in penalty trouble, twice killing a 5 on 3 powerplay.  His outstanding goaltending earned him the team’s first shutout of the year.

The Pictou County Bantam A Subway Selects lost in a shoot out during crossovers Sunday during a tournament in Summerside PEI. The Subway Selects won  2-0 during a game Friday against East Prince.  Rhea Young scored both times for the Selects and goalie Leigha MacDonald was player of the game. On Saturday, the Selects fell to Antigonish 3-2 with Hayley MacDougall and Bianca Bourgeious scoring for Pictou County.  Defenseman Keirstan MacLennan was player of the game. The Selects tied Halifax 1-1 during a second game Saturday. Bourgeious scored again for the Subways. Defenseman Brody Paul was player of the game. In order for the Subway Bantam a team to get to finals, it needed to get by Halifax again in crossovers.  After Halifax tied the score board in the second period at 1-1,  the game went into a 5 minute overtime and shoot out.  Halifax netted two goals in the shoot out, knocking the Selects out if the tournament.  Player of the game went to Nicole Clements and Bourgeious was awarded all player of the tournament.

The North Nova Gryphons Boys Hockey team took the silver medal in Trenton on Sunday at the 14th Annual Alan Cameron Memorial Tournament.  THE Dr. JH Gillis Royals from Antigonish bested the hosts 3-2 in the championship game.On Friday afternoon, the Gryphons played their first game of the tournament against the Royals and took the game 3-2.  Darryl Wheadon had two goals including the winner with 13 seconds remaining in the game, and Jacob Pentz had a single and two assists.  Colin Holmes and Tyler Baird added the other assists.  Wheadon was named game MVP.  On Friday evening after the opening ceremonies, NNEC hosted the Hants East Tigers and came away with a 3-0 victory.  Tyler Baird, Cody Haas and Criag Murray handled the scoring with assists to Wheadon and Pentz with two each.  Lukas MacDonald had the shut out and also earned game MVP honours.  On Saturday the Gryphons hosted NRHS.  There was no scoring in the first two periods and it took until the last 5 minutes of the third before Wheadon scored on an assist from Kale Mason.  Noah Chisholm of NRHS was awarded a penalty shot with less than two minutes remaining and made good on his attempt then  scored a powerplay goal with 34 seconds left to allow NRHS to take the game 2-1 and make it into the semi finals.  Chisholm was game MVP for NRHS while netminder Joel MacLean was MVP for North Nova.  NNEC made the semi finals and faced Dalbrae Academy Dragons on Saturday night.  Craig Murray scored at the end of the first period with assists from Ryan Chabassol and Jacob Pentz.  The Gryphons held onto the 1 goal lead through the second frame and Pentz opened the third with a quick goal on the power play assisted by Chris Brooker and Wheadon.  Kirklin Murray put the NNEC squad up by three on the same power play with helpers from Tyler Baid and Kale Mason.  Dalbrae scored a 5 on 3 goal but couldn't mount any offense and Darryl Wheadon scored the 4th goal of the night assisted by Pentz to take the 4-1 win.  MVP for the game was Pentz.  Antigonish defeated NRHS to advance to Sunday's finals against the Gryphons.  On Sunday, the Royals came out of the gate quickly scoring 30 seconds into the game.  Kirklin Murray responded on the power play only to have Antigonish go ahead again 20 seconds later.  Ethan Snell brought the Gryphons even to start the second frame but Antigonish closed the period with a power play goal.  THere was no scoring in the third even though the Gryphons had some chances after pulling the goalie with 90 seconds remaining.  Assists in the game went to Craig Murray, Jacob Pentz, Connor MacDougall, and Cody Haas.  MVP for the game was Craig Murray.  The Gryphons will host the Amherst Vikings on Friday December 6th at the Trenton Arena  before travelling to Cape Breton on Sunday afternoon to face off against the Dalbrae Dragons.  Friday night's game in Trenton is at 8:30 and admission is $4.00 and $2.00 for students and seniors. 

The Westville Miners bantam 'B' team played a pair of games Saturday and Sunday vs the Thourburn Goldenhawks. On Saturday in Westville the miners edged the Goldenhawks 2-1. Scoring singles for Westville was Kiegan Ryan and Ben Fourtune. Connor Macbeth played a strong game in nets for the miners. On Sunday in Thourburn the Goldenhawks downed the Miners 3-1 scoring the lone goal for Westville was Karlee Carson. Zachry Pittman played in nets. The Miners next action will be in Westville, Saturday December, 7th at 2:50

NNEC  JV Boys Basketball missed out on defending their home tourney by a mere three pointer.  NNEC hosted 5 teams this weekend at their annual invitational tournament.  In their first game they defeated Springhill 61-38, top scorers for NNEC were Cody Reddick with 17, Anfernee Miller with 16 and Jake MacKinnon with 11.  Their second game of the day they faced North Colchester and came out on top  69-61, top scorers were Anfernee Miller with 18 points, Taurean MacLean with 14 points and Wayne Desmond with  12.  These wins put NNEC in the Championship game against Guysborough, who also went undefeated in their division.  Guysborough ended up with the gold by a narrow 3 points, 59-56  top scorers for NNEC were Anfernee Miller with 16 and Dillon Keizer with 11. Total Points for NNEC this weekend include: Anfernee Miller  50 points,  Cody Reddick  32,  Wayne Desmond  23, Taurean MacLean 22,  Dillon Keizer  16,  Steve Conway  14,  Jake MacKinnon 11,  Neil Greene  10, Kaelan Schmidt 4, Dustin Lawrence  2,  Caleb Archibald 2 NNEC JV’s next game is this Thursday when they travel to South Colchester Academy for a 7:30 game.

Congratulations to the Pictou County Lightning Bantam Girls Basketball team... they won the Slammers Tournament in Saint John over the weekend, handing the Valley Axewomen their only defeat, 55-51 in the final.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUND UP - DECEMBER 1
Sunday 1st December 2013

The Weeks Jr A Crushers hit the road for a game Friday night in Woodstock, defeating the Slammers 7 to 4. Last night, the Pictou County team travelled to Amherst to take on the Ramblers, but were defeated by the hometeam 5-4. The Crushers next game is also against the Amherst Ramblers, set for this Thursday at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Puck drops at 7pm.

The North Nova Gryphons boys hockey team will be playing in the championship game of the 14th Annual Allan Cameron Memorial Tournament at noon today at the Trenton Arena. Their opponents will be the Antigonish Royals. Come out and cheer on your local team.

Thursday night at the Westville Miners Sports Center, Melanie Hill's  hat-trick  and Jennifer MacDonad's single marker led the Canadians to a 4-3 victory over the Rangers in Leo Fahey Twilight Ladies Hockey League action. The Rangers were led by  Karen Campbell 's   two goals and a single tally by Juanita MacQuigan.

Two game scores from Thursday night in the Chediac Furniture Stellar Nova Hockey League: in the first game, Whitey's Vikings doubled Dewtie's Excavating 12-6, then Thistle Bar trounced Pictou Landing Falcons 8-2.

The Pictou County Subway Selects Bantam A team are in Summerside, PEI this weekend for a tournament.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP NOVEMBER 30
Saturday 30th November 2013


It was a game for the ages at the Wellness Center Thursday evening. The top two teams in the MHL put on a show for 65 minutes, but eventually it was the Dieppe Commandos who defeated the Weeks Jr A Crushers in a shootout. Final score 4-3. Then the Crushers hit the road for a game last night in Woodstock, defeating the Slammers 7 to 4. The team will play next this evening in Amherst against the Ramblers. The game from the Jungle can be heard on right here on East Coast FM beginning with the pregame show at 6:45pm.

Thursday night at the Westville Miners Sports Center, Melanie Hill's  hat-trick  and Jennifer MacDonad's single marker led the Canadians to a 4-3 victory over the Rangers in Leo Fahey Twilight Ladies Hockey League action. The Rangers were led by  Karen Campbell 's   two goals and a single tally by Juanita MacQuigan.

Two game scores from Thursday night in the Chediac Furniture Stellar Nova Hockey League: in the first game, Whitey's Vikings doubled Dewtie's Excavating 12-6, then Thistle Bar trounced Pictou Landing Falcons 8-2.

The Pictou County Bantam AA Subway Selects are in league action today as they host the Cole Harbour Wings at the Hector Arena in Pictou. Game time is 1:00PM.

At the Wellness Centre today: The Peewee A Subway Selects play at 11:00 am against the Glace Bay Miners and the Pictou County PeeWee “A” Crushers play the Brookfield Elks at 1:00 p.m. - admission is free for that game.

The Bantam Rec Trenton Steelers will see play this weekend against the Thorburn Golden Hawks and the Westville Miners. 

The Northumberland Regional High School Boys hockey play in the The Allan Cameron Memorial Hockey Tournament this weekend. There is a full slate of games today including a noon match between Northumberland and North Nova at the Trenton rink. Games at 4:30 and 6pm today will decide who plays in the champion game tomorrow at noon.

The Pictou County Subway Selects Bantam A team are in Summerside, PEI this weekend for a tournament.

Pictou Co. Jr B Scotians and the Kin Clubs are hosting a Montreal vs. Toronto Pub Night tonight at 8 p.m. upstairs at the Trenton Rink. Put on your jersey and get ready to cheer on your favourite team. Tickets for the Chase the Ace Jackpot will be sold from 8-10 and drawn at 10:30.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - NOVEMBER 29
Friday 29th November 2013


It was a game for the ages at the Wellness Center last night. The top two teams in the MHL put on a show for 65 minutes, and a shootout, but eventually it was the Dieppe Commandos coming away with the 4-3 win over the Weeks Jr A Crushers. Nick Parker scored twice for the Crushers, while new Crusher JP Harvey assisted on both goals that brought the Crushers back from deficits to tie the game 2-2, and again at 3-3. Matt Bernier and Matt Newcombe both had a goal and an assist for the Commandos. The Crushers now hit the road for games tonight in Woodstock and Saturday in Amherst. The game from the Jungle can be heard on East Coast FM Saturday night beginning with the pregame show Saturday night at 6:45pm.

Last night at the Westville Miners Sports Center, Melanie Hill's  hat-trick  and Jennifer MacDonald's single marker led the Canadians to a 4-3 victory over the Rangers in Leo Fahey Twilight Ladies Hockey League action. The Rangers were led by  Karen Campbell 's   two goals and a single tally by Juanita MacQuigan.

Two games last night in the Chediac Furniture Stellar Nova Hockey League: in the first game, Whitey's Vikings doubled Dewtie's Excavating 12-6, then Thistle Bar trounced Pictou Landing Falcons 8-2.

The Pictou County Junior B Scotians play the Bulldogs in Antigonish tonight at 7:30.

The Pictou County Bantam AA Subway Selects are in league action tomorrow as they host the Cole Harbour Wings at the Hector Arena in Pictou. Game time is 1:00PM.

The Pictou County PeeWee “A” Crushers play against the Brookfield Elks at home at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday at the Wellness Centre where admission is free.

The Peewee A Subway Selects next game is Saturday at 11:00 am against the Glace Bay Miners at the Pictou County Wellness Center. 

The Bantam Rec Trenton Steelers play this weekend against the Thorburn Golden Hawks and the Westville Miners. 

The Northumberland Regional High School Boys hockey play in the North Nova Tournament this weekend. Their first two games are versus Dalbrae at Noon today and versus Amherst at 8 tonight. Saturday at Noon, they take on North Nova. All games will be played at the Trenton Arena.

The Pictou County Subway Selects Bantam A team are headed to Summerside, PEI this weekend for a tournament.

Pictou Co. Jr B Scotians and the Kin Clubs are hosting a Montreal vs. Toronto Pub Night Saturday at 8 p.m. upstairs at the Trenton Rink. Put on your jersey and get ready to cheer on your favourite team. Tickets for the Chase the Ace Jackpot will be sold from 8-10 and drawn at 10:30.

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CHANGE OF PLEA IN HOME INVASION CASE
Thursday 28th November 2013

One of three men co-accused in a New Glasgow home invasion appeared in Pictou Provincial court this afternoon to have a trial date set, but instead entered a change of plea to guilty. Boxer Dukus "Duke" Davis of Westville entered guilty pleas to mischief and unlawful entry of a dwelling with intent to commit an indictable offense. A third charge of assault was withdrawn. The charges stem from an incident in the early hours of January 20, 2013 when three men went into a home on Albion Street and assaulted the man inside. Judge Del Atwood has previously sentenced 25-year old Craig Joseph Francis to a 12 month Conditional Sentence for his part in the crime. A pre-sentencing report will be completed before Davis appears again for sentencing on January 21st.

HUNDREDS STILL WITHOUT POWER IN THE COUNTY THIS MORNING
Thursday 28th November 2013

Thousands of people across the Maritimes suffered through power outages last night as a storm lashed the region with heavy rain and gusts topping 100 kilometres per hour. At one point, almost 10-thousand residents and businesses were without power in Nova Scotia - and thousands more were left in the dark across New Brunswick. There are still hundreds without power in Pictou County (as of 6 am), including parts of Trenton, Little Harbour Road, Ardness, Stellarton, Westville, Durham, West River Station, Upper & Lower Mt. Thom, Saltsprings, and others. Estimated restoration time is about 6pm this evening. To report a power outage in your area, call Nova Scotia Power at 1-877-428-6004.


LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - NOVEMBER 26
Tuesday 26th November 2013


The new national rankings are out, and the Weeks Jr A Crushers have entered the top ten. After a week where the Crushers won the only game they played against a very tough Truro Bearcats squad, and saw their game with Summerside postponed due to the bridge closure, the Crushers moved up one spot to number 10. This week, the Crushers Thursday night home game is against the other MHL team in the Top 20 Nationally, the 18th ranked Dieppe Commandos. Game time at the Wellness Center Thursday night is 7pm.

The Northumberland Regional High School Boys hockey team split two games over the weekend. On Friday night the Nighthawks faced the Nova Nova Gryphons in a back and forth battle with NRHS coming out on the losing end with a 4-3 loss. Scoring for NRHS were Jordan Wheeler with two and Jeff Skinner with a single. Assists going to Luke Macdonald, Keegan Currie and Dallas MacDonald. Brennan Snell played in nets. The Nighthawks took the win, 7-5 on home ice Saturday night against Sarec. Scoring for NRHS were Luke MacDonald with two, Josh Langille, Jethro Gunn, Evan Ferguson, Brandon Livingstone and Brandon Bell with singles. Assists, to Keegan Currie, Lance Emery, Jeff Skinner, Reed MacDonald, Luke MacDonald, Noah Chisholm, Dallas MacDonald and Keegan Currie. Kyle MacKenzie played in nets. Up next, the Nighthawks will be participating in The North Nova Tournament, November 29, 12 pm versus Dalbrae and 8 pm versus Amherst. Saturday, November 30th, 12pm versus North Nova. All games will be played at the Trenton Arena.

Pictou County Atom AA Subway Selects won gold at the Grant Thornton Early Bird Tournament on the weekend in PEI. The Selects went undefeated throughout the weekend going 5-0 and eventually defeating East Prince, PEI 4-1 in the finals with Jaylen Langille, Hayley Nichol, Alyssa Fitt and Keighan DeCoff scoring to lead the offense. Congratulations to the all girls from the coaches for a job well done.

The Pictou Maripacs Bantam C team extended its winning streak this past weekend. The Maripacs defeated the Trenton Steelers 9-6 Saturday with Justin Gillis scoring four goals while John Musick and Matthew Weatherbee netted singles. On Sunday, Pictou's Bantam C team defeated Westville by a score of 10-1.   Gillis had six goals while Musick and Dylan Rafuse each scored twice.

The Pictou County Subway Selects Bantam A team celebrated its first win of the season in a 5-0 victory over the Glace Bay Miners. Rhea Young and Hayley MacDougall had two goals each while Brianna Francis netted a single. The Bantam A Selects lost a game by 2-0 earlier in the day to the miners. The second goal against them was in an empty net.  The Bantam A Subway Selects are headed to Summerside, PEI this weekend for a tournament.

Three games in Chediac Furniture Stellar Nova Hockey League action Sunday at the Stellarton Rink: in the first match, Thistle Bar won in a shootout 5-4 over Dewtie's Excavation. Game two saw Nat Pro Gas dominate Can Connect 10-2, and in game three, Pictou Landing Falcons defeated Connors 8-6. Two games tonight: Can Connect plays Connors at the Stellarton Rink at 8, while at the Hector Arena, Nat Pro Gas faces off against Whiteys Vikings at 9.

Northumberland won the Junior High Girls Volleyball District Finals over the weekend, going 6-0 in the round robin, defeating Duncan MacMillan in the semi-finals, then beating New Glasgow Junior High in the finals. East Pictou won the bronze medal match against Duncan MacMillan. The girls will be off to regionals December 14th.

Saturday night North Nova defeated Antigonish Royals 60-59 in girls high school varsity basketball. Top scorer for North Nova was Kendra MacKinnon with 17 points. The Gryphons defence held Antigonish scoreless in the last minute to seal the win.

The Anse MacDonald invitational basketball tournament was held over the weekend, with Park View Panthers upsetting Tantramar 82-56. North Nova finished in fourth place, falling to JL Ilsley 69-65 in the third place game.

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WESTVILLE TO CREATE NEW TRAILS: WILL CONNECT TO TRANS CANADA TRAIL
Tuesday 26th November 2013

The town of Westville is taking the first steps towards connecting to the Trans Canada Trail. At last night’s monthly meeting, council was presented a proposal from Active Pictou County to construct a trail through the Black Diamond area extending along Cowan Street. The proposal would cost approximately $80,000, with most of the money coming from government matching funds, corporate sponsorships, the Trans Canada Trail group and others. Council was asked to contribute $5,000 as a means of confirming their support for the project. Council unanimously agreed, noting that the opportunity for more areas for citizens to stay active is too good to turn down. The trail proposal will now be submitted to the various groups for further funding consideration.

WESTVILLE CIVIC BUILDING TO BE MORE ACCESSIBLE
Tuesday 26th November 2013

Westville’s Civic Building will soon be more accessible to citizens. At last night’s monthly meeting, council approved the purchase of a new Electronic Access door for the front entrance to allow easier access for those with disabilities. Pictou East MLA Tim Houston set up his constituency office in the Westville Civic Building last month, and according to provincial regulations all MLA offices must meet a set list of criteria for accessibility.


SCOTT FRASER TO RESIGN AS WESTVILLE CAO
Monday 25th November 2013

Scott Fraser, the Chief Administrative Officer of the Town of Westville, is stepping down. After four years in the position, Fraser has accepted a position with Colchester County. He will be finishing his work in Westville the end of December. Mayor of Westville Roger MacKay says while they're sad to see Fraser go, council is thankful for his work at helping to keep taxes down while balancing the books. MacKay said they’ll soon be advertising the position, but he won't rule out sharing administrative services with another town.

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - NOVEMBER 25
Monday 25th November 2013


After a slow start for the Crushers, they got their 10th win in 12 games with a 5-4 victory over the Truro Bearcats Thursday night at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Mitchell Deruelle (DER well) had a pair for the Crushers, while David Stephens, Nick Parker, and Evan Carmody also scored in the win. Carmody's goal was the game winner, and gave the Crushers the lead for the first time all night late in the third period. The Crushers return to the ice today, when they head to the Island to face the Summerside Western Capitals.

The Pictou County Junior B Scotians lost a close-fought match 3-2 to Antigonish Sunday in Trenton. Scoring for the Scotians were Matthew Oldfield and Steven MacNeil. Ben Goss turned aside 50 shots to keep the team in it. The rematch with the Bulldogs will be in Antigonish Friday night at 7:30.

The Weeks Major Midgets picked up win number three in overtime, 5-4 over the Valley Wildcats. In the first game of the doubleheader, the Wildcats won 6-2.

The Pictou County Bantam AA Subway Selects had an early exit from the Grant Thornton tourney in Charlottetown PEI this past weekend. The team had a record of one win and two losses that dashed their chances at a gold medal in the highly competitive tourney. On Friday afternoon the Selects took on their league rival TASA Ducks and lost by a score of 2-1, giving up a goal with just 22 seconds to play. Sophia Wornell scored the lone goal for Pictou. Friday night the Selects took on the top ranked team in the New Brunswick Bantam AAA league. The Subways had a convincing 3-1 victory, keeping their team alive for the time being. Patti-Anne Tracey had two goals while Caitlin Taylor added a single marker. A win or a tie on Saturday afternoon would see the Selects play Halifax in the crossover on Sunday morning. Pictou County took on the Western Phantoms, the number two team in the NB AAA league. The Selects got off to a flying start and dominated the Phantoms at both ends of the ice, scoring late in the first to take a 1-0 lead on a goal by Sarah MacNeil. The Phantoms tied the game early in the second to make it 1-1. The Selects hung on through the rest of the second and  third, looking solid to at least earn the tie. With 34 seconds left to play and the face off deep in the Subway's end, The Phantoms managed a point shot through traffic. The shot deflected off a leg and found it's way into the back of the net with just 19 seconds remaining. The heartbreaking loss sent the Selects home early despite a solid effort in all three round robin games. "The girls played really well this weekend and I was extremely proud of the way they handled themselves", said Coach Steve Halliday following the tourney. "This is a very classy group of young ladies with lots of talent. A bounce here or there and the outcomes would have been different. Every game at this level is close, always within a goal so there's very little margin for error. That's what makes this team and our league so great", he added. TASA Ducks went on to defeat Western phantoms by a score of 3-0 to win the championship. The Selects are back to league action this Saturday as they host the Cole Harbour Wings at the Hector Arena in Pictou. Game time is 1:00PM.

The Northern Subway Selects of the Female Midget AAA league are starting to round into form.  Last weekend the girls played two exhibition games vs. Acadia University.  Game 1 was a loss by a score of 1 to 0.  Game two ended in a tie 3 to 3. More recently, the Selects picked up 4pts in league play.  On Saturday, the girls defeated the McIntyre Chevy Panthers of Cape Breton by a score of 5-2.  Maddy Bourque let the way with a hat trick and single tallies to Katy Marcotte and Sienna Forence.  Kenzie Reid picked up three assists as well. On Sunday, the girls defeated the Panthers again by a score of 3-2.  Maddy Bourque again led the way with a pair of goals.  Kaila Reid scored the winner late in the second period.  Jordan Archibald got both wins in goal.

The Pictou County PeeWee “A” Crushers competed in the Bobby Joe Ryan Memorial Tournament over the weekend and came home with a 2-2 record. Friday evening saw the county squad defeat the Glace Bay Miners 4-1. Scoring for Pictou County were Luke Young, Bailey Pye, Logan Decoste and Thomas Devine.  Assists were given to Ian MacDonald and Duncan Cameron.  Player of the game honours were given to Blake Fraser. Saturday morning the County crew faced the North Side Vikings and skated to a thrilling 4-3 victory that ensured themselves a spot in the Crossovers on Sunday.  Scoring for the locals were Devine, Pye, Ian MacDonald, and Munro MacKay. Getting assists were Luke Young with a pair, Duncan Cameron, Evan Shea,  Decoste,  and MacDonald.  Player of the game went to goaltender Wesley Kelly. Saturday evening saw the boys face the tough Cape Breton Islanders coming up on the short end of a 3-2 score.  Hitting the twine for the Crushers was hard charging defenseman Owen Baird from Pye and Evan Shea early in the 2nd and Ian MacDonald from Cameron in the third. Player of the game went to Luke Young. The Sunday morning game saw a re-match with the Northside Vikings and the Crushers fell 4-2.  Providing the scoring for the Crushers were Ian MacDonald and Munro MacKay while the player of the game was Goaltender Aidan Robinson. Next up for the Pee Wee “A” team is a return to league play against the Brookfield Elks at home at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday Nov 30th at the Wellness Centre where admission is free.

The Antigonish Female Midget AA Bulldogs had three close games at the Grant Thornton Early Bird Invitational Tournament this weekend in PEI. The Bulldogs’ tournament opener was a hard-fought game against Avery’s Valley Wild, the top team in the Nova Scotia Midget AA league. Shauna Campbell scored the lone goal for the squad in the 2-1 game, assisted by Cynthia MacDonald and Kara Chisholm. The Bulldogs were successful in killing a 5 on 3 penalty at the end of the first period. Goaltender Nicole Grace received player of the game honours for her outstanding play, while Kerrilyn Kennedy was named most sportsmanlike player. The second game for the local girls on Friday was against league rivals the Halifax Hawks. Katelyn Dunn of New Glasgow tied the score at 1 in the first period with a one-on-one chance, assisted by Emma Boudreau, who then got the go-ahead goal in the second period, unassisted. Halifax tied it up in the second period, with the game ending in a 2-all draw. Breanna MacDonald was strong in nets. Player of the game was Dunn, with Boudreau receiving most sportsmanlike player. The Bulldogs faced the Fundy Nationals on Saturday evening, coming from behind to score two in the second period to tie up the game. Shauna Campbell scored both goals, with assists going to Cynthia MacDonald with two, and singles from Jodie MacDougall and Brigid O’Connor. Fundy scored in the third, resulting in a 3-2 loss for Antigonish. The game featured a number of penalties for both teams, with the first goals by each team scored on power plays. Nicole Grace was stellar in goal. Campbell was named player of the game, while Caralena Tracey was most sportsmanlike player. Their record of two losses and a tie wasn’t enough to make it to the cross-overs in the eight-team division, which was won by the O’Leary Western Wind of PEI. The 36th annual Early Bird Invitational Tournament, hosted by the Sherwood-Parkdale Rural Minor Hockey Association, featured 106 AA and AAA teams from Novice to Midget in both girls and boys divisions.

The Subway Selects Midget team participated in the Source for Sports tournament this weekend in Summerside PEI and came away with the gold.  The Selects goalies, Kara Mason and Brittany Duff both had a perfect weekend with zero goals scored against them. The first game saw the Selects against the host team Summerside Capitals sweeping to  a 4-0 victory.  Scoring for the Selects were Jessie McIntyre with 2, Brae Henderson and Kayla Simpson had a goal each.  Assists went to MacKenzie Bell, Lauren Quann, Chayla Heath, Brae Henderson and Lindsay Feit. The second game of the tournament,  played  Saturday morning was once again a clean sweep over the Alberton Regals 3-0.  Scorers for the Selects were Lindsay Cheek with a pair and Lindsay Feit.  Assists went to Maria MacIvor, Kayla Simpson, Brittany Chisholm and Brae Henderson. The Selects moved on to their 2nd game Saturday with a win over the Northumberland Bruins and led the way to a 3-0 victory.  Scoring were MacKenzie Bell, Lindsay Feit and Jessie McIntyre.  Assists went to Brae Henderson, Jessie McIntyre and Chayla Heath. In the crossover game Sunday morning, Lauren Quann led the Selects with a hat trick to secure a convincing 7-0 win over the host team Summerside Capitals.  Other goals were scored by Lindsay Cheek with 2, Brittany Chisholm and MacKenzie Bell.  In the championship game with Selects came away with a 4-0 win over the Northumberland Bruins.  Brittany Chisholm scored a hat trick for the Selects while Lindsay Feit got the other tally. Players of the game for the Selects were: Brittany Chisholm, MacKenzie Bell, Lauren Quann and Kara Mason. Tournament all stars were Lindsay Cheek and Jessie McIntyre.  Most valuable player of the tournament went to Lindsay Feit.

The Trenton Steelers Bantam Rec team came up big this past weekend with 3 wins.  The first game had the Trenton Steelers heading to Thorburn to play the Golden Hawks, with the Steelers squeaking out a 5-4 victory.  Scoring for Trenton was Chandler Fraser with a pair, Tristan Watters with a  pair, and Carter Hatfield with a blast from the point, scoring in the last 2 minutes of the game to break the tie to secure the win.  Assists going to Nicholas Laffin with 3, and singles to Tristan Watters, Lucas Morton, Muin Herney, Ethan MacIvor and Alex Moore. The second game had the Pictou Maripacs in town, with the Steelers coming out on top with a 9-6 win.  Scoring for Trenton were Tristan Watters with a hat trick, Ethan MacIvor with a pair, and singles going to Nicholas Laffin, Aaron MacDonald, Lucas Morton and Carter Hatfield.  Assists going to Nicholas Laffin with 5, Ethan MacIvor with 3, Carter Hatfield with 2 and singles to Muin Herney, Jacob Billington, Lucas Morton, Dawson Fraser, Aaron MacDonald and Spencer MacDonald. The third game had the Trenton Steelers going to Westville for a tilt with the Westville Miners.  The Steelers won that game 6-3.  Scoring for Trenton were Carter Hatfield, Bailey Stacey, Lucas Morton, Jacob Billington, Nicholas Laffin and Chandler Fraser.  Assists going to Nicholas Laffin, Chandler Fraser and Ethan MacIvor with a pair each, singles to Jonathan Spears, Bailey Stacey and Aaron MacDonald.  James MacLane was stellar in the net for all 3 games making some spectacular saves. The Bantam Rec Trenton Steelers play next this coming weekend against the Thorburn Golden Hawks and the Westville Miners. 

Three games in Chediac Furniture Stellar Nova Hockey League action at the Stellarton Rink: in the first match, Thistle Bar won in a shootout 5-4 over Dewtie's Excavation. Game two saw Nat Pro Gas dominate Can Connect 10-2, and in game three, Pictou Landing Falcons defeated Connors 8-6.

Saturday night North Nova defeated Antigonish Royals 60-59 in girls high school varsity basketball. Top scorer for North Nova was Kendra MacKinnon with 17 points. The Gryphons defence held Antigonish scoreless in the last minute to seal the win.

The Anse MacDonald invitational basketball tournament was held over the weekend, with Park View Panthers upsetting Tantramar 82-56. North Nova finished in fourth place, falling to JL Ilsley 69-65 in the third place game.

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FEDERAL TIME FOR BREAK AND ENTER - FURTHER UNRELATED CHARGES PENDING FOR SAME MAN
Thursday 21st November 2013

A 21-year old Pictou County man has been found guilty of break and enter, and will spend the next three years in prison on that charge and three others related to the incident. Matthew David Greencorn went to trial last month on the matter, and yesterday Judge Del Atwood handed down his verdict on the charge. Greencorn testified during trial that he was drunk when in went into the mobile home in Westville on 3 February, and left when asked to by the resident. However, he returned a second time, then kicked in the door to enter a third time. He was subsequently arrested by police who arrived at the scene, but escaped, leading to the charges of escaping custody and resisting arrest. He also failed to attend court for one of the previous appearances related to this matter, which led to a fourth charge of breaching a court order. Greencorn also stands charged in relation to other incidents last week in Pictou, and will return to court next month to answer to a pair of drug possession for the purpose of trafficking charges and a weapons possession charge.


LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - NOVEMBER 19
Tuesday 19th November 2013


The Northumberland Regional High School Boys hockey team played one game over the weekend against East Hants. NRHS was tied 2-2 going into the third period but the last five minutes of the game saw East Hants score three quick goals to take the win, 5-3. Scoring for the Nighthawks was Kyle Sutherland with 2, assisted by Jeff Skinner, Evan Ferguson and Keegan Currie. Kyle MacKenzie played in nets. Up next for the Nighthawks is a game Friday night in Trenton vs. North Nova, game time is 8:30 and a home game, Saturday, November 23 at the Westville Arena, game time 6 pm. vs. Sarec. Admission $4 for adults and $2 for students.

Three games on Sunday at the Stellarton Rink in the Chediac Furniture Stellar-Nova Hockey League. In game 1, Can-connect edged Connors 5-4. In the second match, Nat Pro Gas defeated Dewtie's Excavating 7-4. And in the final contest, Thistle Bar got past the Pictou Landing Falcons 9-5. Tonight in Stellarton, Can Connect plays Whitey's Vikings at 8:00, followed by Nat Pro Gas vs Connors.

Peewee A Subway Selects split home and home with Antigonish over the weekend. The first game saw the Selects defeat the Bulldogs 5-3. Madison Sample and Emma Martin each scored a pair. Carly Smith added a single. The Selects travelled to Antigonish on Sunday, where they fell short with a score of 6-2. Scoring for the Selects was Ellen Coffin and Abbey Munroe. 

Two games were played yesterday in the Walter Duggan  World Indoor Soccer League . Game 1 England 4 vs Canada 4 England-- Nick Horne 2, Brayden LeBlanc 2 Canada-- Jared Snell 2, Blake Kontuk 1, Taylor Ebbett 1, Russia 5 vs USA 5 Russia-- Jayden Hatchard 2, Sophie Gerrior 1, josh Walsh 1, Sam Hickey 1 USA--  Jordan Tran 2, Mitchell Jardine 1, Kaleb Spaulding 1, Connor MacLeod 1

The Northern Rebels Peewee B team split a home and home series recently with the Westville Miners. In game 1, the Rebels shut out the Miners 3-0, while in game 2, the Miners triumphed 5-3.

Best of luck to three local boxers who are traveling with their coaches to a national championship. Brady MacDonald, Keeghan Hughes and Shania MacPhee of the Albion Amateur Boxing Club are going to Quebec City to compete at the Canadian Amateur Boxing Championship.

Another Curling Club is starting their season... the Stellar Curling Club's Open House is Wednesday, Thursday & Friday evenings this week from 6 to 9pm. Last year's membership was almost double the year before, and the club is hoping for more. For more info, email stellarcurlingclub@hotmail.com.

Pictou County Athletics is offering a “Speed Camp” over three days during Christmas Break. Space is limited, but there are still a few spots available for registration. The camp will take place January 2, 3, and 4 at North Nova Education Center, and will be working with three different agegroups. Sessions on sprinting, jumping events, and middle distance running will take place over each of the three days. For more information, please contact Pat Carty at cartyab@hotmail.com 

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ACCUSED ASSAULT SUSPECT OUT ON BAIL
Monday 18th November 2013

A man accused of two counts of aggravated assault against a co-worker has been released on 2-thousand dollars bail while awaiting plea. Steven William Russell of Westville will be back in court December 2 to enter pleas to three charges, the two aggravated assaults, and an additional charge of uttering threats. Russell was arrested over the weekend and charged for an incident in Mount Thom, while at the same time a charge was laid related to a second incident from October of last year. The 37-year old is facing a number of strict conditions while on release, including a stay-away order related to the victim, except for incidental contact while at work. 

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - NOVEMBER 18
Monday 18th November 2013


The Weeks Jr A Crushers got back into the win column Saturday night in Kentville. After a pair of shootout losses Thursday and Friday, the Crushers rode a 38 save performance by Devon Tremblay to a 4-1 win over the Valley Wildcats. Nick Parker scored twice, his tenth and eleventh goals of the season, while Garrett Lambke (LAM-key) had his fourth and Jordan MacInnis got his eighth into an empty net. The Crushers got four of a possible six points over the three games, and are now off until Thursday, when they will host their closest rivals, the Truro Bearcats.

The Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers have moved into eight place in the league after defeating the Harbour Storm 4-2 yesterday. Scoring for the Crushers were Grant Fraser with a pair, and singles from Nolan Emery and Kevin Mason. On Saturday, the Crushers lost to the Nova Jr. X-Men 6-4. Next weekend the Crushers travel to Halifax for a tournament.

The Weeks Major Midgets went 2 and 1 at the Monctonian Challenge. The Major Midgets began with a loss 5-2 to the Kensington Wild, both bounced back with wins against the Central Icepak and the Ottawa 67's. The team missed the quarterfinals on goals. The squad is back in league play this coming weekend for a doubleheader with the Valley Wildcats.

The Pictou County Bantam AA Subway Selects earned another three points this weekend in Provincial Bantam AA League play. The Selects tied Valley Wild 2-2 on Saturday and defeated the Colchester Cyclones by a score of 4-1 on Sunday. The Subways fell behind early in Saturday's game at home in Pictou against the Valley Wild. Camryn Halliday tied things up a couple of minutes later. After a tight checking, scoreless second period, Halliday gave the Selects the lead just under a minute into the third with her second of the game. Two minutes later, Valley capitalized on the power play and evened things up at two. despite several good chances by both teams, the game would end in a 2-2 draw. Jenna Landry was in goal for Pictou County. It was a different story on Sunday when the Selects stormed into Colchester County and scored three unanswered goals in the second period to take a 3-0 lead into the third period. Patti-Anne Tracey had a pair to go along with an assist while Sarah MacNeil had a single and added an assist. The Cyclones struck on the power play late in the third but Halliday scored a shorthanded marker with under a minute to play to seal the victory. Landry had the win in goal. The Selects have a busy week travelling to TASA on Tuesday, then over to PEI where they are participating in the Sherwood/Parkdale Early Bird Tourney. The Selects resume league play next weekend.

The Pictou County Bantam A Subway Selects had their first tie game of the season. The Selects tied Port Hood 1-1 with Katrina Bagnell scoring the lone goal for Pictou County. Both Ireland Miller and Leigha MacDonald were solid in nets for the Selects. The Bantam A Selects head to Glacé Bay this coming Subday for two back to back games.

The Junior B Scotians fell to the Bay Ducks 4-2 yesterday at the Trenton Minor Community Sports Centre. Brandon Verge scored both the Scotians' goals. On Friday, the team travels to Port Hawkesbury to face the Strait Pirates, then return home next Sunday night to host the Antigonish Bulldogs.

The Pictou Maripacs Bantam C team celebrated two wins this past weekend. The Maripacs defeated Westville 6-5 on Saturday with Justin Gillis scoring four goals and singles by Evan MacCarthy and Dylan Rafuse. On Sunday,  the Maripacs defeated Thorburn 4-0 and Gillis had a hat trick in this game while Rafuse netted one.  

The Trenton Midget C Steelers won both their games on the weekend. Friday night at home, Trenton defeated Thorburn 5-3, and on Saturday they shut out Pictou 6-0.

Under less than ideal conditions, the Pictou County Pee Wee “A” Crushers and Cumberland County Ramblers managed to survive the Oxford Arena Saturday afternoon with no less than 42 penalties between them. The end result was a 5-0 win for the Crushers and a lot of head shaking on both sides. The cold confines of the Arena caused even the time clock to malfunction thus causing delays with the play and confusion at times for referees and bench staff on both sides. Leading a balanced attack for the Crushers was Luke Young with a pair and singles going to Evan Reynolds, Ben MacGillvary, and Logan Decoste. Assisting on the goals with two apiece were Brody Bowering and Blake Fraser, chipping in with one each were Munro Mackay and Duncan Cameron. Player of the game honors were given to goaltender Wesley Kelly for the well earned shutout.   Sunday afternoon at the Wellness Centre in the return engagement, the visitors took advantage of sloppy play and skated to a 4-2 victory. Scoring for the Ramblers were Evan McMillin, Kyle Allen, Zack Gould and Riley MacKenzie.  Replying for the Crushers were Duncan Cameron assisted by Ian MacDonald and an unassisted marker by Munro Mackay. Evan Shea’s steady play earned him player of the game for the local squad.

Another Curling Club is starting their season... the Stellar Curling Club's Open House is Wednesday, Thursday & Friday evenings this week from 6 to 9pm. Last year's membership was almost double the year before, and the club is hoping for more. For more info, email stellarcurlingclub@hotmail.com.

Pictou County Athletics is offering a “Speed Camp” over three days during Christmas Break. Space is limited, but there are still a few spots available for registration. The camp will take place January 2, 3, and 4 at North Nova Education Center, and will be working with three different agegroups. Sessions on sprinting, jumping events, and middle distance running will take place over each of the three days. For more information, please contact Pat Carty at cartyab@hotmail.com 

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - NOVEMBER 17
Sunday 17th November 2013


The Weeks Junior A Crushers played the Valley Wildcats last night at the Kentville Centenniel Arena coming away with a 4-1 victory. The Crushers host their next game at the Pictou County Wellness Centre this Thursday against the Truro Bearcats. Puck drop is 7pm.

Later today in the Chediac Stellar-Nova Hockey league: 5:20 pm game sees Connors take on Can Connect, 6:50 is Nat Pro Gas vs Dewties's Excavating, and finallyy the Pictou Landing Falcons are up against the Thistle Bar at 8:25. All games at the Stellarton Rink.

In University men's hockey action – the St Thomas Tommies travelled to Antigonish to take on The St FXU X-Men at the Keating Centre Friday evening. ST FX edged St. Thomas 6 to 5. And last night the X-men defeated the UPEI Panthers 4-1, also at the Keating Centre.

Last Thursday at the Westville Miners Sports Center, the Canadians edged the Rangers 7-6 in Leo Fahey Twilight Ladies Hockey League action. The Canadians were led by Kelly Marshal's four goals, Amy Cameron with two tallies, and a single marker off the stick of Sherri Palmer. Debbie Maclean and Christa Webber led the Rangers with two goals apiece  followed by single tallies by Juanita MacKeigan and Karen Campbell.

Pictou County Athletics is offering a “Speed Camp” over three days during Christmas Break. Space is limited, but there are still a few spots available for registration. The camp will take place January 2, 3, and 4 at North Nova Education Center, and will be working with three different agegroups. Sessions on sprinting, jumping events, and middle distance running will take place over each of the three days. For more information, please contact Pat Carty at cartyab@hotmail.com 

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUND UP - NOVEMBER 16
Saturday 16th November 2013


The Weeks Junior A Crushers have lost their second in a row after ending an 8 game winning streak Thursday night at the Wellness Center when they were edged in a shootout by the Miramichi Timberwolves: 2-1 was the final score. And the Crushers lost another close one to the hometeam in Bridgewater last night when the CIBC Wood Gundy Lumberjacks came up with 3 goals to the Crushers two. The Crushers play the Valley Wildcats tonight at the Kentville Centenniel Arena at 7:30pm.

Thursday night -at the Westville Miners Sports Center, the Canadians edged the Rangers 7-6 in Leo Fahey Twilight Ladies Hockey League action. The Canadians were led by Kelly Marshal's four goals, Amy Cameron with two tallies, and a single marker off the stick of Sherri Palmer. Debbie Maclean and Christa Webber led the Rangers with two goals apiece  followed by single tallies by Juanita MacKeigan and Karen Campbell.

Also on Thursday at the Thornburn rink, in the Chediac Stellar-Nova Hockey league: Whitey's Vikings defeated the Pictou Landing Falcons 12-8 and Connors overcame Dewties's Excavating 10 to 7.

In University men's hockey action – the St Thomas Tommies travelled to Antigonish to take on The St FXU X-Men at the Keating Centre. ST FX edged the visiting team 6 to 5.

The Northern Subway Selects Midget AAA female hockey team will be playing two exhibition games vs. Acadia University Women's Hockey Club today.  Game one will be played @ the Hector Arena in Pictou.  Puck drop is at 11:00am.  Game two is set for 3:30pm in New Glasgow at the Pictou County Wellness Center.

Pictou County Athletics is offering a “Speed Camp” over three days during Christmas Break. Space is limited, but there are still a few spots available for registration. The camp will take place January 2, 3, and 4 at North Nova Education Center, and will be working with three different agegroups. Sessions on sprinting, jumping events, and middle distance running will take place over each of the three days. For more information, please contact Pat Carty at cartyab@hotmail.com 

You can find all these details in our sports round-up at ecfm.ca. If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - NOVEMBER 15
Friday 15th November 2013


The Weeks Junior A Crushers lost for the first time in nine games, but still picked up a point as they fell 2-1 in a shootout against the Miramichi Timberwolves last night at the Wellness Center. The Crushers and T'Wolves finished their regular season series with each team winning two of the four games, and all of the games ending with the road team getting the win. Rankyn Campbell of the T'Wolves and David Stephens of the Crushers scored in regulation, while Bryce Milson scored the lone goal in the shootout. The Crushers will look to start a new winning streak tonight in Bridgewater against the Lumberjacks, before facing Valley tomorrow night.

Last night at the Westville Miners Sports Center, the Canadians edged the Rangers 7-6 in Leo Fahey Twilight Ladies Hockey League action. The Canadians were led by Kelly Marshal's four goals, Amy Cameron with two tallies, and a single marker off the stick of Sherri Palmer. Debbie Maclean and Christa Webber led the Rangers with two goals apiece  followed by single tallies by Juanita MacKeigan and Karen Campbell.

Tomorrow, the Northern Subway Selects Midget AAA female hockey team will be playing two exhibition games vs. Acadia University Women's Hockey Club.  Game one will be played @ the Hector Arena in Pictou.  Puck drop is at 11:00am.  Game two is set for 3:30pm in New Glasgow at the Pictou County Wellness Center.

Pictou County Athletics is offering a “Speed Camp” over three days during Christmas Break. Space is limited, but there are still a few spots available for registration. The camp will take place January 2, 3, and 4 at North Nova Education Center, and will be working with three different groups. Sessions on sprinting, jumping events, and middle distance running will take place over each of the three days. For more information, please contact Pat Carty at cartyab@hotmail.com 

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca


NOT MUCH PUBLIC INPUT AT SCHOOL MEETING
Friday 15th November 2013

There were very few comments from parents at a public consultation meeting held last evening at W.A. Macleod Elementary School, when the Chignecto-Central Regional School Board asked for community input on its Impact Assessment Report regarding Highland Consolidated Middle School making a permanent move to the Riverton school.  Instead, the majority of comments the committee heard came from multiple Westville residents who believe that re-opening Highland Consolidated in their town makes the most financial and practical sense, given that it has been given a clean bill of health by inspectors. Westville Deputy Mayor Lynn MacDonald says 2 million dollars could be saved by investing 1.5 million in Highland Consolidated, rather than the 3.5 million slated to be spent to renovate WA MacLeod. Saying the loss of the their school would damage the community of Westville, MacDonald also pointed out that the Highland school has more space, dedicated science labs and natural lighting than Dr. W.A. Macleod.

The public meetings, in accordance with the School Review Process, are intended to allow the advisory committee to gather public input for inclusion in their reports.  Meeting facilitator David Fulton says the School Board will have a second public meeting at the school regarding the issue in January or February. A similar meeting will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 26 at 7 p.m. at East Pictou Middle School in Sutherlands River. The public can access and review the Impact Assessment Report for each of these schools at www.ccrsb.ca (click on “Document Depot” then “Operations”). Copies of these reports are also available at all of the schools involved.



LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - NOVEMBER 12
Tuesday 12th November 2013

The Peewee A Subway Selects dominated over the Colchester Cyclones in their home and home series. On Saturday at the Pictou County  Wellness Center, the Selects won 10-1. Scoring for the Selects was Madison Sample with a hat trick. A pair to Emma Martin and Megan MacCarthy. Singles to Ellen Coffin, Megan Petipas, and Taya MacLean. In the second game, in Debert, on Sunday the Selects kept the strong play with another convincing win. Madison Sample opened the scoring for the Selects with a short handed goal and added another three. Megan MacCarthy had a hat trick. Briar Miller scored with a hard shot from the blue line. Megan Petipas and Ellen Coffin each added singles. Ashley Niven had a strong weekend in goal, picking up two wins.

The newly formed Northern Rebels Peewee “B” team  got their first win of the season this past weekend. The combined Trenton and New Glasgow squad skated to a 4-1 win over the West Colchester Cobras on Saturday in Debert. Scoring for the Rebels were Clark Robertson, Nick MacInnis, Thomas Lennon and Cody LeBlanc. Assists went to LeBlanc, Madison Bond, Sam DeCoff, Broden DeCoff and Nicholas MacDonald. Jack Finley got the win in goal. On Sunday , the Rebels tied the Thorburn Golden Hawks at home in Trenton by a score of 3-3. Goals went to Ben Turnbull, Braydon Killen and Nick MacInnis. Assists went to MacInnis, Thomas Lennon and Madison Bond.  Ryan Royals was solid in nets for the Rebels.

The Pictou County Pee Wee AA Subway Selects had a difficult weekend, with two losses – one at home and one on the road. On Saturday at the Hector Arena, the Selects played hard against the TASA/Chebucto Ducks, but lost 4-2. While the local girls held the balance of play for two periods, with the score even at 2 at the end of the second period, they gave up two third-period goals. Scoring for Pictou County were MacKenzie Ells and Garyn Purvis. Assists were marked by Lindsey MacDonald, Jenna Reid and Emily Hayes. Goaltender Victoria Dunn stopped a penalty shot in the first period. Sunday’s game was penalty-filled as the Selects faced off against the Halifax Hawks at the Halifax Forum. Jenna Reid found the back of the net late in the game, assisted by MacKenzie Ells, to put the Selects on the board, but it wasn’t enough, as the Hawks won 2-1.

On Saturday, the Antigonish Female Midget AA Bulldogs faced off against the Halifax Hawks on the Millennium Centre auxiliary ice surface. The game was back and forth for the first two periods, as the game was tied 2-2 going into the third, but the Hawks scored three times in the third period to end the game with a 5-2 score. The Hawks scored first, with Emma Boudreau of the Bulldogs answering back, unassisted, near the end of the first period. The second period once again saw Halifax scoring first, and Antigonish getting a goal later in the period. Katelyn Dunn of New Glasgow scored, assisted by Caralena Tracey and Cynthia MacDonald.

Last week the Northumberland Regional High School Boys hockey team wrapped up a pair of games. Game one, the Nighthawks travelled to Port Hawksberry to take on Saerc with Saerc wining 4-0. Kyle Mackenzie was in nets. Game two at the Westville arena, the Nighhawks battled against Dalbrae but fell short by one goal. Dalbrae took the game 5-4. Scoring for NRHS, Jordan wheeler with two, singles to Jeff Skinner and Kyle Sutherland. Assists credited to, Dallas MacDonald, Brandon Bell, Luke MacDonald and Brandon Livingstone. Next up for the Nighthawks is a home game against East Hants, Saturday, November 16, 6pm,  at the Westville Arena. Admission is $4 for adults and $2 for students.

On Saturday November 16 the Northern Subway Selects Midget AAA female hockey team will be playing two exhibition games vs. Acadia University Women's Hockey Club.  Game one will be played @ the Hector Arena in Pictou.  Puck drop is at 11:00am.  Game two is set for 3:30pm in New Glasgow at the Pictou County Wellness Center.

Two games tonight in the Chediac Furniture Stellar Nova Hockey League:
8pm at Stellarton Rink – Thistle Bar vs Can-Connect
9pm at Hector Arena, Pictou – Nat Pro Gas vs Pictou Landing Falcons



REMEMBRANCE DAY CEREMONIES PLANNED
Monday 11th November 2013

As today marks the day we remember the service and sacrifice of our veterans, a number of ceremonies are planned throughout the county. Services are planned for Glencoe, Pictou Landing, Hopewell, Westville, Stellarton, Trenton, Pictou, Sunny Brae, River John, Thorburn, and New Glasgow. The New Glasgow service from Carmichael Park will be broadcast live beginning at 10:45am on East Coast FM. The details for each service, including exact times and locations, can be found on our Facebook page.


LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP NOVEMBER 10, 2013
Sunday 10th November 2013


The Weeks Jr A Crushers' winning streak now stands at eight games. After a convincing 6-0 shutout of the Bridgewater Lumberjacks Thursday the Crushers headed to the Jungle last night to play the Amherst Ramblers, where they defeated the hometeam 3-0. Scoring for the Crushers: Mitchell Deruelle, Regan Spears and Tyler Doyle.

There are 3 games in Stellar-Nova Hockey League action tonight at the Stellarton Rink. Kicking off at 5:20 with Dewtie's Excavating against Can. Connect, then Connors vs. Thistle Bar and the last game at 8:20 will see Nat Pro Gas take on Whitey's Vikings.

Northern Subway Selects fell to league-leading Metro Boston Pizza 3-0 Saturday at the PC Wellness Center Arena. The teams were tied late into the 2nd period when MBP scored a power play goal and followed up with another goal at the end of the period to take the 2-0 lead. MBP scored again at the end of the 3rd period. Jordan Archibald had 28 shots against. The Northern Subway Selects play 2 exhibition games next weekend against the Acadia Axe Women’s hockey team.

The Canadians defeated the Leafs 7-5  Thursday in Leo Fahey Twilight Ladies Hockey League action at the Westville Miners Sports Centre. The Canadians were led by Gina Markie's hat-trick, Melanie Hill's two goals and single tallies by Amy Cameron and Lyndsay MacKinnon. Karen Campbell with two goals and a goal apiece by Kate Bray, Kelly Marshall and Jana Cleary took care of the Leaf scoring.

The Johnny Miles Running Event Schedule is in place for 2014. It starts with the 5K Resolution Run on New Year's Eve at the Westside Community Center on Lavinia Street, New Glasgow. Next up is the new “Miss Miles Mother’s Day 5K Classic” on May 11th. This is a non-competitive, all-female event to celebrate the strength of women in running and to celebrate the bond between mothers and daughters. Participants can run with their mothers, for their mothers or as a tribute to their mothers. The event will start and finish at Glasgow Square Theatre. June will see the signature event, the Johnny Miles Running Event Weekend, held for the 39th year. The event is held on Father’s Day Weekend, June 14 and 15. In July, the Shiretown Dental Clinic Run for the Lobster will take place on July 7, starting and finishing at the Advocate Printing parking lot at Brown's Point. The series wraps in late July with the return of the Melmerby Triathlon July 26 and 27.

You can find all these details in our sports round-up at ecfm.ca. If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca

LOCAL SPORTS ROUND-UP / SATURDAY NOVEMBER 9
Saturday 9th November 2013


The Weeks Jr A Crushers' winning streak now stands at seven after a convincing 6-0 shutout of the Bridgewater Lumberjacks on Thursday evening. The Crushers play next today - they will be in the Jungle against the Amherst Ramblers, and Michael Petter will be there to bring you all of the action. The pregame show gets underway at 6:45 Saturday night, with puck drop set for 7:00.

In the Stellar-Nova Hockey League action Thursday night at Thorburn Rink – there was a pair of high-scoring games. Dewtie Excavating defeated the Thistle Bar and Grill 9-7, and in game 2, Whitey's Vikings overcame Connors with an 11-9 result.

The Canadians defeated the Leafs 7-5  Thursday in Leo Fahey Twilight Ladies Hockey League action at the Westville Miners Sports Centre. The Canadians were led by Gina Markie's hat-trick, Melanie Hill's two goals and single tallies by Amy Cameron and Lyndsay MacKinnon. Karen Campbell with two goals and a goal apiece by Kate Bray, Kelly Marshall and Jana Cleary took care of the Leaf scoring.

A reminder that the North Nova Boys Hockey Team is holding a bottle drive today from 9am-3pm. The team will be going to the towns of Trenton, New Glasgow, Thorburn, and surrounding areas.  You can also drop your bottles off at NNEC during those hours or contact any member of the team for pick up.

The Johnny Miles Running Event Schedule is in place for 2014. It starts with the 5K Resolution Run on New Year's Eve at the Westside Community Center on Lavinia Street, New Glasgow. Next up is the new “Miss Miles Mother’s Day 5K Classic” on May 11th. This is a non-competitive, all-female event to celebrate the strength of women in running and to celebrate the bond between mothers and daughters. Participants can run with their mothers, for their mothers or as a tribute to their mothers. The event will start and finish at Glasgow Square Theatre. June will see the signature event, the Johnny Miles Running Event Weekend, held for the 39th year. The event is held on Father’s Day Weekend, June 14 and 15. In July, the Shiretown Dental Clinic Run for the Lobster will take place on July 7, starting and finishing at the Advocate Printing parking lot at Brown's Point. The series wraps in late July with the return of the Melmerby Triathlon July 26 and 27.

You can find all these details in our sports round-up at ecfm.ca. If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - NOVEMBER 8
Friday 8th November 2013


The Weeks Jr A Crushers' winning streak extended to seven last night with a convincing 6-0 shutout of the Bridgewater Lumberjacks. Six different players scored for the Crushers, including Steven McInnis, who got his first Jr. A goal of his career. Lane Cormier, a midget call-up from the Weeks Major Midget team, assisted on that goal for his first Jr. A point. The Crushers are off today, but tomorrow will be in the Jungle to play the Amherst Ramblers, and Michael Petter will be there to bring you all of the action. The pregame show gets underway at 6:45 Saturday night, with puck drop set for 7:00.

In the Stellar-Nova Hockey League action last night at Thorburn Rink – there was a pair of high-scoring games. Dewtie Excavating defeated the Thistle Bar and Grill 9-7, and in game 2, Whitey's Vikings overcame Connors with an 11-9 result.

The Canadians defeated the Leafs 7-5  last night in Leo Fahey Twilight Ladies Hockey League action at the Westville Miners Sports Centre. The Canadians were led by Gina Markie's hat-trick, Melanie Hill's two goals and single tallies by Amy Cameron and Lyndsay MacKinnon. Karen Campbell with two goals and a goal apiece by Kate Bray, Kell