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BLUENOSE AND WESTVILLE CURLING CLUBS BENEFIT FROM FEDERAL FUNDING
Friday 31st July 2015

Two curling clubs in Pictou County will benefit from improved recreational facilities thanks in part to Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program funding announced today. Justice Minister and Central Nova MP Peter MacKay made the announcement at the Bluenose Curling Club in New Glasgow on behalf of ACOA Minister Rob Moore. The Bluenose Curling Club will receive nearly 16-thousand dollars to assist with enhancements to the building’s airflow and improvements to the ice surface. Meanwhile, the Westville Curling Club is getting 25-thousand, 5-hundred dollars toward the replacement of building's perimeter tile drainage, as well as roof improvements and renovations to the locker room area, including electrical work. These funding amounts are part of the up to $16.6 million in funding allocated for projects in Atlantic Canada under CIP 150.

WESTVILLE FREEZES TAX RATE FOR ANOTHER YEAR
Wednesday 29th July 2015

Westville Town Council presented their budget at their Monday meeting, and their tax rate is staying the same. They passed the budget and tax rate at last month's meeting, but didn’t review it until after completing their capital and water budgets. Their residential tax rate sits at $2.08 per $100 of assessment while their commercial rate is $3.69 per $100 of assessment. Council passed their water operating budget on Monday as well as their capital budget, noting that this coming year could save between $85,000 and $95,000 in the water budget. Westville purchases their water from New Glasgow, and according to CEO Kelly Rice was being billed for 200,000 cubic metres of water they weren’t using. The Utility and Review Board has ordered an engineering study, and if it finds the issue to be from New Glasgow's system, there will be savings.

FIRE CAUSES MINOR DAMAGE
Tuesday 28th July 2015

A fire in a garage behind a home in Westville around noon today caused some damage to a vehicle that was in the building. Westville Fire Chief Ken Dunn says they are not sure what caused the blaze, which was quickly extinguished. There were no injuries.


STELLARTON CHURCH TO CLOSE IN FALL
Tuesday 28th July 2015

Our Lady of Lourdes in Stellarton will close in the fall. In May, a Pastoral Planning Committee for the Pictou Deanery outlined a proposal that would see St. Ann Parish in Thorburn and Christ the King Parish in Trenton close by the end of October and said a third would be chosen from among three churches in Westville, Stellarton and New Glasgow. Father Donald MacGillivray, director of pastoral planning for the Diocese of Antigonish says they chose Lourdes because it is in the poorest shape. Along with the closures of the three churches, Stella Maris in Pictou and Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Pictou Landing will operate under reduced hours and the Pictou Deanery will be served by two priests instead of four.

PICTOU COUNTY LEGIONS RECEIVE PROVINCIAL FUNDING FOR UPGRADES
Friday 24th July 2015

Three Royal Canadian Legion branches in Pictou County have received assistance from the province for improvements announced this afternoon by Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Karen Casey on behalf of the Municipal Affairs Minister. Westville Legion, Branch 35, is receiving roughly 15-hundred dollars for replacement of windows, while Pictou Legion, Branch 16, is getting just under 3-thousand dollars to upgrade the heating system in the building. River John Legion, Branch 108, has been given the maximum of 10-thousand dollars under this cost-sharing program, which will go toward septic system upgrades. In total, 18 Royal Canadian Legion Branches across the province will receive over 108-thousand dollars from the Legion Capital Assistance Program.

NEW GLASGOW WATER RATES GOING UP
Monday 13th July 2015

The Utility and Review Board has approved New Glasgow's application to raise water rates. The town's water utility applied for increases over a three year period in order to deal with increased costs and continue funding their capital improvements. The rates for wholesale water delivery to Westville and the County will also increase over the three year period. After the water utility has filed a compliance filing with the board, the first increase is set to take effect August 1st, with subsequent increases on April 1st of 2016 and 2017.


FORMER MARITIME LIGHTWEIGHT BOXING CHAMPION PASSES AWAY
Wednesday 8th July 2015

A member of the Pictou County Sports Hall of Fame passed away last week in Huntington Beach, California. John William (Jackie) Hayden was a fantastic boxer, originally from Westville, whose career in the ring started at the young age of just 15. By the time he hung up his gloves, Hayden was the Maritime Lightweight Champion.He leaves behind his wife of 59 years, Barbara (Kaiser) Hayden, daughter Christine (Bill) Collinsworth, grandchildren Nicki and Andrue, great grandchildren Kyla and Logan, all of Huntington Beach California, Sister Connie (Brenton) Murphy, MacLellans Brook, several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Jack was predeceased by his brother Harry and sister Karen. Cremation has taken place and a Celebration Of Life will be held at a later date in Huntington Beach. Donations in Jack's memory can be made to the Nova Scotia Sports Hall of Fame or a charity of choice. Jackie Hayden was 82.

PROVINCE ANNOUNCES GRANTS TO PROMOTE ACTIVE LIVING IN PICTOU COUNTY
Monday 29th June 2015

Upgrades to the Hector Arena, the Shoreline-Jitney hiking trail, and the Westville Curling Club are amoung 10 recreation projects in the Highland region receiving grants to support physical activity for Nova Scotians. The region's grants, totalling $195-thousand, were announced today through the Recreation Facility Development Program. Environment Minister Randy Delorey, on behalf of Health and wellness Minister Leo Glavine, says recreation facilities are important to help Nova Scotians, especially children, to develop a habit of daily physical activity. The grants help community groups, municipalities and other not-for-profit organizations develop facilities to increase public participation in sport and physical recreation.
The following is a list of Highland region grants:
-- Hector Arena Commission, Pictou, upgrades to mechanical plant, $30,000 (year two of $60,000 funding commitment announced in 2014)
-- Pictou County Trails Association, continue work on Shoreline-Jitney trail, $22,500
-- Westville Curling Club, repair foundation and upgrades to basement and facility, $8,000
-- Antigonish Arena Commission, upgrades including a new floor, $25,000
-- Heatherton Development Culture and Wellness Association, Antigonish Co., upgrade school to serve as community recreation centre, $22,000
-- St. Andrews Consolidated School, Antigonish Co., natural play and learning, $22,000
-- Antigonish Education Centre, accessible playground, $23,000
-- Town of Mulgrave, improved accessibility, heaters, solar blanket, fencing, deck upgrade for community pool, $10,000
-- Positive Action For Keppoch Society, Beaver Meadow, Angitonish Co., trail construction, privy and change rooms, and skills park for Canada Cup Race, $17,500
-- Fanning Education Centre, Hazel Hill, Guysborough Co., trail construction and multipurpose outdoor learning centre, $15,000

RCMP INVESTIGATING HWY 104 CRASH
Monday 29th June 2015

Pictou County RCMP is investigating a two-vehicle crash on Highway 104 on Sunday that resulted in traffic being diverted for several hours. Pictou County RCMP, EHS and fire services from Alma and Westville were called at about noon to the scene of a two-vehicle crash in the eastbound lane of the Trans-Canada in Limerock. Preliminary investigation determined a mid-sized car struck the rear end of a dump truck hauling gravel. The female driver and lone occupant of the car was transported to hospital with undetermined injuries.


LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - JUNE 24
Wednesday 24th June 2015

Westville native and Olympic Champion Coach Lisa Haley is hoping to take back the World Championship title from the United States. Haley has been named the head coach of Canada’s National Women’s U18 team late last week. Canada has won the IIHF Ice Hockey women’s U18 world champion four out of five years between 2010 and 2014. At the 2015 tournament, Canada fell in overtime to the USA. Haley said the Canadian team will come together for a preparation camp in late December before heading to the 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship, taking place from Jan. 8 to 15, 2016 in St. Catharines, Ontario.
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The first season of Hector Arena Ball Hockey wrapped up Saturday night with 16 kids across the two divisions. On behalf of the Hector Arena Commission, thanks everyone for coming out over the last 6 weeks and helping to generate a sum of $1450 for the rink. In appreciation of that, there's an event this coming Saturday (June 27th) which will be free to play for everyone, as well as to launch the summer programs for the town of Pictou. There will be free Hotdogs & Smoothies, and the Canteen will be open, with a full slate of games (soccer, ball hockey and more).
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Pictou County Gymnastics Club (pictoucountygymnasticsclub@outlook.com) will be having an Open Registration for Summer Rec Classes on Saturday, June 27th from 2:00 - 6:00pm. The classes take place every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday from 4 - 5pm and 5 - 6pm during July and August. The cost for these classes is $10 per hour (if you are a non-member you will have to pay a $30 GNS insurance fee). Summer rec is a great opportunity for children of all ages and experience levels to try gymnastics without committing to weekly classes. * If you are a non-member, and you sign up for summer Rec, you will have the opportunity to skip the Open Registration for Fall Classes!*
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Matt Spencer, assistant coach with the University of Calgary Dinos women’s basketball team, will be holding a number of clinics at the NSCC this week. There will be separate sessions for both Girls and Boys – Grades 7-11 only. The topic is : Creating and exploiting and offensive advantage. The sessions will be Friday June 26th from 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm, and 6:45 pm to 9:45 pm, then Saturday June 27th from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm. Cost is $15 per player. For more information, and to book your slot, you can reach out to Matt directly at mdspence@ucalgary.ca or phone 403-863-9435.
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Registrations are now open for the annual Pictou County Roots for Youth Golf Tournament. The tournament will be on Aug 8 at 1pm at the Glen Lovat Golf Course on Fraser's Mountain. To register your team of 4, please go to www.pictoucountyrootsforyouth.com or call (902) 695 3241.
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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - JUNE 20
Saturday 20th June 2015

Westville's Lisa Haley is back with the Hockey Canada women's progam. Haley was an assistant coach with the senior team that won gold at the Sochi Olympics in 2014, and yesterday was named as the head coach of the U-18 program. Haley will lead the team into the 2016 IIHF U-18 World Women Hockey Championships on home soil in St. Catharine's, Ontario next January.
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Another piece of the puzzle has been put in place for the Weeks Jr A Crushers as they continue a busy off-season. The Crushers announced the acquisition of Brook Hiddink yesterday. Hiddink has spent the last three seasons in the OHL with the Niagara Ice Dogs, playing over 100 games. Hiddink still has two years of junior eligibility remaining, and will be adding some valuable skill and experience to the lineup.
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As the Johnny Miles Marathon gears up for the weekend, some Special Recognition Awards were handed out recently. The Johnny Miles Williston Character Award was presented to the original committee from 1975. Bob MacEachern won the Verna VamBommell Community Volunteer Award. The Danny McLeod Inspirational Award was awarded to Elaine White & Billy MacEachern. And five runners were inducted into the Glenn “Big Dog” Chenell Runners' Hall of Fame: Beth Williston, Lynn Sue Wyse, Doug Craig, Bob Reid & John Squeak White.
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Tonight will be the final night of Ball Hockey at the Hector Arena (sponsored by Shiretown Home and Auto). But, next Saturday afternoon, June 27th. will see an appreciation event which is free for everyone who came out over the last six weeks. It's also a Kickoff event for Pictou Recreation Summer programs with games of all sorts, as well as free Hotdogs and Smoothies.
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The Parts for Trucks Pro Stock tour is back at Scotia Speedworld this weekend with the Nova Truck Centres 150 tonight at 6pm. Local drivers Donald Chisholm, George Koszkulics, and Rollie MacDonald's King Racing entry, driven by Brad Eddy, will be on the track.
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Pictou County Gymnastics Club (pictoucountygymnasticsclub@outlook.com) will be having an Open Registration for Summer Rec Classes on Saturday, June 27th from 2:00 - 6:00pm. The classes take place every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday from 4 - 5pm and 5 - 6pm during July and August. The cost for these classes is $10 per hour (if you are a non-member you will have to pay a $30 GNS insurance fee). Summer rec is a great opportunity for children of all ages and experience levels to try gymnastics without committing to weekly classes. * If you are a non-member, and you sign up for summer Rec, you will have the opportunity to skip the Open Registration for Fall Classes!*
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Matt Spencer, assistant coach with the University of Calgary Dinos women’s basketball team, will be holding a number of clinics at the NSCC next week. There will be separate sessions for both Girls and Boys – Grades 7-11 only. The topic is : Creating and exploiting and offensive advantage. The sessions will be Friday June 26th from 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm, and 6:45 pm to 9:45 pm, then Saturday June 27th from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm. Cost is $15 per player. For more information, and to book your slot, you can reach out to Matt directly at mdspence@ucalgary.ca or phone 403-863-9435.
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Registrations are now open for the annual Pictou County Roots for Youth Golf Tournament. The tournament will be on Aug 8 at 1pm at the Glen Lovat Golf Course on Fraser's Mountain. To register your team of 4, please go to www.pictoucountyrootsforyouth.com or call (902) 695 3241.
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If you have an item for the Local Sports Round-Up, contact us by email at ckec@ckecradio.ca

LISA HALEY RETURNS TO TEAM CANADA PROGRAM
Friday 19th June 2015

Westville's Lisa Haley is back with the Hockey Canada women's progam. Haley was an assistant coach with the senior team that won gold at the Sochi Olympics in 2014, and today was named as the head coach of the U-18 program. Haley will lead the team into the 2016 IIHF U-18 World Women Hockey Championships on home soil in St. Catharine's, Ontario next January.


POWER RESTORED IN PICTOU COUNTY *UPDATED AS OF 7:55 AM*
Friday 19th June 2015

A power outage affected nearly a thousand customers in the area beginning at 5 this morning, including Bridgeville, Glencoe, Sunnybrae, Lorne Station, Springville, Hopewell, Riverton, and Westville to Union Centre.

WESTVILLE RETURNS TO AT-LARGE COUNCIL
Friday 19th June 2015

The Utilities and Review Board has approved Westville's application to revert back to an at-large system as of next year's municipal election. Westville had previously been under an at-large system of electing councillors, until adopting the two-ward system in 2000. Westville's council will still consist of one mayor and four councillors.

WESTVILLE & STELLARTON KEEPING A (RADAR) EYE ON SPEEDERS
Wednesday 17th June 2015

The towns of Westville and Stellarton are watching your speed, and they'll tell you about it. The police departments of the two towns have purchased a radar sign that both monitors and displays vehicle speeds, and will be placing it in various locations. Police Chief Don Hussher said the sign has been quite successful at collecting data to determine what enforcement may be needed to stop speeders. The new sign builds on an earlier project where a radar sign was borrowed from Halifax.


POWER OUTAGE AFFECTING 2600 LASTS LESS THAN 30 MINUTES
Saturday 13th June 2015

Roughly 2600 NS Power customers in parts of Stellarton, Westville and the surrounding area lost power this morning. Nova Scotia Power indicates the outage was caused by a lightning strike in the area. According to the NS Power website, they had power restored 29 minutes later.

ANIMAL CRUELTY CASE NETS FINE, PROBATION
Wednesday 10th June 2015

A Westville man found guilty of animal cruelty has been sentenced to 18 months probation. The Nova Scotia SPCA says Josh Horne is also banned from owning an animal for 10 years, and was ordered to pay restitution of $1,000 to the group. The SPCA says a local vet reported the 35 lb female German Shepherd to them, in accordance with the Animal Protection Act. The vet noted the animal's extremely emaciated condition, as well as a severe flea infestation, sunken eyes, and bed sores. The SPCA says the dog had to be euthanized.

LOCAL BUSINESSES RECEIVE FUNDING FROM MICHELIN PROGRAM
Monday 8th June 2015

Eighteen small businesses in northern Nova Scotia are getting a boost. The Michelin Development community loan program is providing $1.2 million in funding for these companies this year. The program, a partnership between Bergengren Credit Union, Northern Opportunities For Business Limited, Guysborough CBDC and Michelin Development, is entering its second year. New and existing small business owners interested in submitting a business proposal to Michelin Development are invited to visit michelindevelopment.ca for more information.
Michelin Development community loan program recipients:
Ron’s Small Engine, Thorburn
Chelsea's Hair Salon, New Glasgow
South Main Car Care, Westville
Hunt Outdoors Shooting Range, Truro
TKM Trucking (2 loans), Loch Broom
Whack it Down Yer Neck, New Glasgow
Baini Development Ltd. (Convenience Store), Brookfield
MacPherson’s Trailer Service, Westville
3D Auto Parts, Stellarton
McKay Fuels, New Glasgow
TruLeaf/GoodLeaf, Truro
Pete's Pizza, Thorburn
Noremac Tires Ltd, Antigonish
TNB Plumbing & Heating, Westville
Bennett's Market, Antigonish
Forever Memories Equestrian, Bible Hill
Nature's Nook and Kranny, West Branch


FOUR DRIVERS CHARGED WITH STUNTING
Wednesday 3rd June 2015

The warmer weather might be leading to cases of lead foot, as RCMP have charged four people with stunting in the last week. On May 28, a 17-year-old female from Antigonish County was charged after being clocked at 143 km/h in a 90 km/h zone on Highway 7. Two days later, a 17-year-old Pictou County male was charged with stunting on Hwy 104 near Westville. The driver was allegedly travelling 165 km/h in a posted 110 km/h zone.

On Saturday, two adult males, one from Pictou County and the other from P.E.I., were charged for stunting following a suspected road rage incident in Telford, Pictou County. According to police, one was attempting to pass the other at 172 km/h and the other sped up to 158 km/h to try and prevent the passing.

All four drivers charged face a seven-day suspension of driving privileges. Their vehicles were also towed and seized, and they each face fines of over $2,418.

CLOSING OF CATHOLIC CHURCHES IN PICTOU COUNTY PROPOSED
Tuesday 2nd June 2015

Declining attendance could lead to the closing of three Catholic churches in Pictou County in the fall. A Pastoral Planning Committee for the Pictou Deanery recently sent a letter to parishioners with a proposal that could see St. Ann Parish in Thorburn and Trenton's Christ the King Parish close by the end of October. It's also proposed that one of three other churches, Holy Name in Westville, Our Lady of Lourdes in Stellarton or New Glasgow's St. John the Baptist, will also close.

Stella Maris in Pictou and Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Pictou Landing would operate under reduced hours and the Pictou Deanery would be served by two priests instead of four. Parishioners are invited to respond in writing to the proposal by July 15.

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - MAY 30
Saturday 30th May 2015

The Subway Stingers will be holding their next registration for the 2015 season today from 9am-1pm upstairs at the Dorrington Field Clubhouse on Foord Street Stellarton. In other news there will be an identification session for the U-10 and U-12 Subway Stingers Rep teams on Monday June 1st. at 6pm on Field-1. The purpose of this session is to evaluate player(s) availability and skill level moving forward with the U-10 and U-12 programs at the competitive levels. Stinger Registration is required to participate If you are not able to attend or require further information please contact Dan Richards at danrichards901@msn.com
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The Subway Stingers U-14 Rep team will be hosting the Cole Harbour Comets today for a pair of games beginning at 2pm on Dorrington Field-1. The Subway Stingers organization will be playing host tomorrow to Team NS's Female U-18 team as they host Team New Brunswick in a pair of games scheduled to begin at 12pm on Dorrington Field-1. Stingers alumni Hilary Taylor and Kelyn Palmer are part of a strong NS team which is preparing to compete at the Softball Canada U-18 Championship later this summer.
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The NSSAF Regional Track meet continues today at the Pioneer Coal Track Facility. The top 8 finishers from the District Track Meet from Pictou and Cumberland Counties will be competing against the top 8 finishers from the Colchester/Antigonish District Meet. Competition will begin at 9:00 am. The top 8 finishers in each event will qualify for provincials June 5 & 6 at Acadia University.
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Week two of Ball Hockey at the Hector Arena, sponsored by Shiretown Home and Auto, saw another good turnout in the 5-9 & 10-14 divisions seeing 36 kids out while the 15 & Over division had just a couple of people and is in need of more players to have a game. This week's schedule will see 5-9 yrs playing @6pm while the 10-14 will play @7pm & the 15-over division @8pm. All games are on Saturday.
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The Youth Skate Park Committee of Westville was scheduled to hold a Fundraising Ball Hockey Tournament on May 31, however, that tournament has now been postponed to the fall.
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The United Way of Pictou County invites you join them for their 2nd Annual Golf Fore Change scramble tournament at the Glen Lovat Golf Club on Saturday, June 6th (12 noon shotgun start). Registration is only $320 per foursome and includes green fees, a steak dinner, a cart, contests, prizes and lots of fun & fellowship. Call 902-755-1754 or email info@pictoucountyunitedway.ca
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The YMCA is having a Healthy Kids Make Strong Kids event on Sunday, June 7 th from 1 to 3 pm. Local organizations, such as United Way Bikes, Active Pictou County, the Library, Early Intervention, and others will be in attendance for this free event. There will also be Zumba, swims, story time and more.
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The AGR League begins next week. On Wednesday, June 3, Pomquet plays Heatherton at 6:30 pm. Friday, June 5, it's St.Andrew’s vs Guysborough at 7:00.
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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - MAY 29
Friday 29th May 2015

The Subway Stingers will be holding their next registration for the 2015 season on Saturday May 30th from 9am-1pm upstairs at the Dorrington Field Clubhouse on Foord Street Stellarton. In other news there will be an identification session for the U-10 and U-12 Subway Stingers Rep teams on Monday June 1st. at 6pm on Field-1. The purpose of this session is to evaluate player(s) availability and skill level moving forward with the U-10 and U-12 programs at the competitive levels. Stinger Registration is required to participate If you are not able to attend or require further information please contact Dan Richards at danrichards901@msn.com
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The Subway Stingers U-14 Rep team will be hosting the Cole Harbour Comets on Saturday for a pair of games beginning at 2pm on Dorrington Field-1. The Subway Stingers organization will be playing host on Sunday to Team NS's Female U-18 team as they host Team New Brunswick in a pair of games beginning at 12pm on Dorrington Field-1. Stingers alumni Hilary Taylor and Kelyn Palmer are part of a strong NS team which is preparing to compete at the Softball Canada U-18 Championship later this summer.
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The NSSAF Regional Track meet will take place Friday and Saturday at the Pioneer Coal Track Facility. The top 8 finishers from the District Track Meet from Pictou and Cumberland Counties will be competing against the top 8 finishers from the Colchester/Antigonish District Meet. Competition will begin at 9:00 am both days. The top 8 finishers in each event will qualify for provincials June 5 & 6 at Acadia University.
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Week two of Ball Hockey at the Hector Arena, sponsored by Shiretown Home and Auto, saw another good turnout in the 5-9 & 10-14 divisions seeing 36 kids out while the 15 & Over division had just a couple of people and is in need of more players to have a game. This week's schedule will see 5-9 yrs playing @6pm while the 10-14 will play @7pm & the 15-over division @8pm. All games are on Saturday.
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The Youth Skate Park Committee of Westville was scheduled to hold a Fundraising Ball Hockey Tournament on May 31, however, that tournament has now been postponed to the fall.
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The United Way of Pictou County invites you join them for their 2nd Annual Golf Fore Change scramble tournament at the Glen Lovat Golf Club on Saturday, June 6th (12 noon shotgun start). Registration is only $320 per foursome and includes green fees, a steak dinner, a cart, contests, prizes and lots of fun & fellowship. Call 902-755-1754 or email info@pictoucountyunitedway.ca
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The YMCA is having a Healthy Kids Make Strong Kids event on Sunday, June 7 th from 1 to 3 pm. Local organizations, such as United Way Bikes, Active Pictou County, the Library, Early Intervention, and others will be in attendance for this free event. There will also be Zumba, swims, story time and more.
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The AGR League begins next week. On Wednesday, June 3, Pomquet plays Heatherton at 6:30 pm. Friday, June 5, it's St.Andrew’s vs Guysborough at 7:00.
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If you have an item for the Local Sports Round-Up, contact us by email at ckec@ckecradio.ca

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - MAY 28
Thursday 28th May 2015

The NSSAF Regional Track meet will take place Friday and Saturday at the Pioneer Coal Track Facility. The top 8 finishers from the District Track Meet from Pictou and Cumberland Counties will be competing against the top 8 finishers from the Colchester/Antigonish District Meet. Competition will begin at 9:00 am both days. The top 8 finishers in each event will qualify for provincials June 5 & 6 at Acadia University.
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PCMHA – Rep Division is now accepting applications for head coaches at all levels. The selection will take place in June. The application process will be open until June 02 . Only those candidates that are shortlisted will be interviewed. The application can be found on the PCHMA website under forms and policies. If you want to apply for more than one team please put that on the application. PCMHA Rep Division is planning the following teams for the 2015-16 season:
Two novice advanced teams
Two Atom A teams
Atom AA
Peewee A
Peewee AA
Peewee AAA
Bantam A.....if the numbers allow it, there could be two
Bantam AA
Midget.....could be A or AA.
These projections will depend on registration numbers.
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Westville Minor Hockey's Annual General Meeting will be held tonight at 6:30 upstairs in the rink annex. The new executive will be introduced at that time.
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Week two of Ball Hockey at the Hector Arena, sponsored by Shiretown Home and Auto, saw another good turnout in the 5-9 & 10-14 divisions seeing 36 kids out while the 15 & Over division had just a couple of people and is in need of more players to have a game. This week's schedule will see 5-9 yrs playing @6pm while the 10-14 will play @7pm & the 15-over division @8pm. All games are on Saturday.
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The Youth Skate Park Committee of Westville is holding a Fundraising Ball Hockey Tournament on Sunday. For more information please contact the town office at 902-396-1500 or check the Town of Westville Facebook Page for updates.
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The United Way of Pictou County invites you join them for their 2nd Annual Golf Fore Change scramble tournament at the Glen Lovat Golf Club on Saturday, June 6th (12 noon shotgun start). Registration is only $320 per foursome and includes green fees, a steak dinner, a cart, contests, prizes and lots of fun & fellowship. Call 902-755-1754 or email info@pictoucountyunitedway.ca
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The AGR League begins next week. On Wednesday, June 3, Pomquet plays Heatherton at 6:30 pm. Friday, June 5, it's St.Andrew’s vs Guysborough at 7:00.
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If you have an item for the Local Sports Round-Up, contact us by email at ckec@ckecradio.ca

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - MAY 27 *UPDATED 9:05 AM*
Wednesday 27th May 2015

There will be a PeeWee Softball meeting tonight for show of players interest at Trenton Ball Field at 7pm. Boys and Girls Ages 13 and 14 are invited to attend.
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This summer from July 10th-12th the Special Olympics Provincial Summer Games will be held at St. Mary’s University in Halifax. These games include; Track & Field, Soccer, Softball, Golf, Bocce, Bowling, Swimming and Basketball. There are plenty of Volunteer opportunities for these games. Volunteer sign-up can be found on www.sons.ca
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PCMHA – Rep Division is now accepting applications for head coaches at all levels. The selection will take place in June. The application process will be open until June 02 . Only those candidates that are shortlisted will be interviewed. The application can be found on the PCHMA website under forms and policies. If you want to apply for more than one team please put that on the application. PCMHA Rep Division is planning the following teams for the 2015-16 season:
Two novice advanced teams
Two Atom A teams
Atom AA
Peewee A
Peewee AA
Peewee AAA
Bantam A.....if the numbers allow it, there could be two
Bantam AA
Midget.....could be A or AA.
These projections will depend on registration numbers.
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Westville Minor Hockey's Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday at 6:30 upstairs in the rink annex. The new executive will be introduced at that time.
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Week two of Ball Hockey at the Hector Arena, sponsored by Shiretown Home and Auto, saw another good turnout in the 5-9 & 10-14 divisions seeing 36 kids out while the 15 & Over division had just a couple of people and is in need of more players to have a game. This week's schedule will see 5-9 yrs playing @6pm while the 10-14 will play @7pm & the 15-over division @8pm. All games are on Saturday.
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The Youth Skate Park Committee of Westville is holding a Fundraising Ball Hockey Tournament on May 31st - note that the date has changed from Saturday to Sunday. For more information please contact the town office at 902-396-1500 or check the Town of Westville Facebook Page for updates.
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The United Way of Pictou County invites you join them for their 2nd Annual Golf Fore Change scramble tournament at the Glen Lovat Golf Club on Saturday, June 6th (12 noon shotgun start). Registration is only $320 per foursome and includes green fees, a steak dinner, a cart, contests, prizes and lots of fun & fellowship. Call 902-755-1754 or email info@pictoucountyunitedway.ca
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The AGR League begins next week. On Wednesday, June 3, Pomquet plays Heatherton at 6:30 pm. Friday, June 5, it's St.Andrew’s vs Guysborough at 7:00.
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If you have an item for the Local Sports Round-Up, contact us by email at ckec@ckecradio.ca


WESTVILLE ACROPOLE DAMAGED IN COLLISION
Tuesday 26th May 2015

The Acropole in Westville had an unpleasant surprise last night, as a truck collided with the side of their building, leaving a huge dent. Acropole employee Stephanie Heighton says she was cleaning up when the sink and wall "came flying" towards her. A police officer on site said the driver was cooperative, but did not have insurance. No one was injured.

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - MAY 26
Tuesday 26th May 2015

Week two of Ball Hockey at the Hector Arena, sponsored by Shiretown Home and Auto, saw another good turnout in the 5-9 & 10-14 divisions seeing 36 kids out while the 15 & Over division had just a couple of people and is in need of more players to have a game. This week's schedule will see 5-9 yrs playing @6pm while the 10-14 will play @7pm & the 15-over division @8pm. All games are on Saturday.
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The regular season for the NNEC girls basketball spring league has wrapped up and teams will now prepare for semifinal games. Tonight at 5:20pm the #1 seed Team White will hold court versus #4 seed Team Red. At 6:20pm the #2 seed Team Blue will play the #3 seed Team green. Games will take place at New Glasgow Academy.
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This summer from July 10th-12th the Special Olympics Provincial Summer Games will be held at St. Mary’s University in Halifax. These games include; Track & Field, Soccer, Softball, Golf, Bocce, Bowling, Swimming and Basketball. There are plenty of Volunteer opportunities for these games. Volunteer sign-up can be found on www.sons.ca
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PCMHA – Rep Division is now accepting applications for head coaches at all levels. The selection will take place in June. The application process will be open until June 02 . Only those candidates that are shortlisted will be interviewed. The application can be found on the PCHMA website under forms and policies. If you want to apply for more than one team please put that on the application. PCMHA Rep Division is planning the following teams for the 2015-16 season:
Two novice advanced teams
Two Atom A teams
Atom AA
Peewee A
Peewee AA
Peewee AAA
Bantam A.....if the numbers allow it, there could be two
Bantam AA
Midget.....could be A or AA.
These projections will depend on registration numbers.
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Pictou County Minor Hockey Association will be holding its AGM tonight at 6:30 pm in the Trenton Rink Annex. PCMHA is the governing body of hockey in Pictou County and represents more than 1100 minor hockey players. PCMHA is represented by it’s eight divisions comprising of New Glasgow, Stellarton, Trenton, Thorburn, Westville, Pictou, Female and the Rep Division. This meeting is for the PCMHA governing body and the various divisions hold their own annual meetings. Everyone interested is invited to attend.
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Westville Minor Hockey's Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday at 6:30 upstairs in the rink annex. The new executive will be introduced at that time.
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The Youth Skate Park Committee of Westville is holding a Fundraising Ball Hockey Tournament on May 31st - note that the date has changed from Saturday to Sunday. For more information please contact the town office at 902-396-1500 or check the Town of Westville Facebook Page for updates.
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The United Way of Pictou County invites you join them for their 2nd Annual Golf Fore Change scramble tournament at the Glen Lovat Golf Club on Saturday, June 6th (12 noon shotgun start). Registration is only $320 per foursome and includes green fees, a steak dinner, a cart, contests, prizes and lots of fun & fellowship. Call 902-755-1754 or email info@pictoucountyunitedway.ca
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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - MAY 25
Monday 25th May 2015

Week two of Ball Hockey at the Hector Arena, sponsored by Shiretown Home and Auto, saw another good turnout in the 5-9 & 10-14 divisions seeing 36 kids out while the 15 & Over division had just a couple of people and is in need of more players to have a game. This week's schedule will see 5-9 yrs playing @6pm while the 10-14 will play @7pm & the 15-over division @8pm. All games are on Saturday.
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Congratulations to the JH Gillis Royals from Antigonish who won the first Northern Nova Scotia High School Ultimate Tournament on Saturday, in a close final, edging out Northumberland 10 - 8 for the championship. The tournament was hosted by Pictou County Ultimate, and featured students from North Nova, Northumberland, Pictou Academy, and JH Gillis. Northumberland and JH Gillis will be moving on to represent Northern Nova Scotia at the provincial tournament in June.
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The Pictou County Scotians are now accepting applications for head coach for the upcoming season. Interested applicants may forward a resume to artforsyth7@hotmail.co, or wallysworld1@msn.com. Resumes will be accepted up to and including June 1. Only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.
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The regular season for the NNEC girls basketball spring league has wrapped up and teams will now prepare for semifinal games. On Tuesday at 5:20pm the #1 seed Team White will hold court versus #4 seed Team Red. At 6:20pm the #2 seed Team Blue will play the #3 seed Team green. Games will take place at New Glasgow Academy.
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This summer from July 10th-12th the Special Olympics Provincial Summer Games will be held at St. Mary’s University in Halifax. These games include; Track & Field, Soccer, Softball, Golf, Bocce, Bowling, Swimming and Basketball. There are plenty of Volunteer opportunities for these games. Volunteer sign-up can be found on www.sons.ca
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PCMHA – Rep Division is now accepting applications for head coaches at all levels. The selection will take place in June. The application process will be open until June 02 . Only those candidates that are shortlisted will be interviewed. The application can be found on the PCHMA website under forms and policies. If you want to apply for more than one team please put that on the application. PCMHA Rep Division is planning the following teams for the 2015-16 season:
Two novice advanced teams
Two Atom A teams
Atom AA
Peewee A
Peewee AA
Peewee AAA
Bantam A.....if the numbers allow it, there could be two
Bantam AA
Midget.....could be A or AA.
These projections will depend on registration numbers.
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Pictou County Minor Hockey Association will be holding its AGM Tuesday at 6:30 pm in the Trenton Rink Annex. PCMHA is the governing body of hockey in Pictou County and represents more than 1100 minor hockey players. PCMHA is represented by it’s eight divisions comprising of New Glasgow, Stellarton, Trenton, Thorburn, Westville, Pictou, Female and the Rep Division. This meeting is for the PCMHA governing body and the various divisions hold their own annual meetings. Everyone interested is invited to attend.
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Westville Minor Hockey's Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday at 6:30 upstairs in the rink annex. The new executive will be introduced at that time.
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The Youth Skate Park Committee of Westville is holding a Fundraising Ball Hockey Tournament on May 31st - note that the date has changed from Saturday to Sunday. For more information please contact the town office at 902-396-1500 or check the Town of Westville Facebook Page for updates.
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The United Way of Pictou County invites you join them for their 2nd Annual Golf Fore Change scramble tournament at the Glen Lovat Golf Club on Saturday, June 6th (12 noon shotgun start). Registration is only $320 per foursome and includes green fees, a steak dinner, a cart, contests, prizes and lots of fun & fellowship. Call 902-755-1754 or email info@pictoucountyunitedway.ca
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SPORTS ROUNDUP FOR MAY 24
Sunday 24th May 2015

The Pictou County Scotians are now accepting applications for head coach for the upcoming season. Interested applicants may forward a resume to artforsyth7@hotmail.co, or wallysworld1@msn.com. Resumes will be accepted up to and including June 1. Only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.
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The regular season for the NNEC girls basketball spring league has wrapped up and teams will now prepare for semifinal games next week. On Tuesday at 5:20pm the #1 seed Team White will hold court versus #4 seed Team Red. At 6:20pm the #2 seed Team Blue will play the #3 seed Team green. Games will take place at New Glasgow Academy.
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This summer from July 10th-12th the Special Olympics Provincial Summer Games will be held at St. Mary’s University in Halifax. These games include; Track & Field, Soccer, Softball, Golf, Bocce, Bowling, Swimming and Basketball. There are plenty of Volunteer opportunities for these games. Volunteer sign-up can be found on www.sons.ca
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PCMHA – Rep Division is now accepting applications for head coaches at all levels. The selection will take place in June. The application process will be open until June 02 . Only those candidates that are shortlisted will be interviewed. The application can be found on the PCHMA website under forms and policies. If you want to apply for more than one team please put that on the application. PCMHA Rep Division is planning the following teams for the 2015-16 season:
Two novice advanced teams
Two Atom A teams
Atom AA
Peewee A
Peewee AA
Peewee AAA
Bantam A.....if the numbers allow it, there could be two
Bantam AA
Midget.....could be A or AA.
These projections will depend on registration numbers.
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Pictou County Minor Hockey Association will be holding its AGM Tuesday May 26 at 6:30 pm in the Trenton Rink Annex. PCMHA is the governing body of hockey in Pictou County and represents more than 1100 minor hockey players. PCMHA is represented by it’s eight divisions comprising of New Glasgow, Stellarton, Trenton, Thorburn, Westville, Pictou, Female and the Rep Division. This meeting is for the PCMHA governing body and the various divisions hold their own annual meetings. Everyone interested is invited to attend.
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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - MAY 23
Saturday 23rd May 2015

The first high school field lacrosse tournament is happening this weekend in Bible Hill from 9:00am-2:00pm. Players from NNEC, Northumberland, P.A, and Hants East will be playing. The next tournament is May 30th at the NNEC field.
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Pictou County Ultimate is hosting the Northern Nova Scotia High School Ultimate tournament today from 8-5 at the Sobeys Indoor Sports Complex in Stellarton. Games will be held all day, with the championship at 4pm. Teams feature students from North Nova, Northumberland, Pictou Academy, and JH Gillis from Antigonish. Come out and cheer them on, and take in this fast-paced, growing sport!
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The Pictou County Scotians are now accepting applications for head coach for the upcoming season. Interested applicants may forward a resume to artforsyth7@hotmail.co, or wallysworld1@msn.com. Resumes will be accepted up to and including June 1. Only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.
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The regular season for the NNEC girls basketball spring league has wrapped up and teams will now prepare for semifinal games next week. On Tuesday at 5:20pm the #1 seed Team White will hold court versus #4 seed Team Red. At 6:20pm the #2 seed Team Blue will play the #3 seed Team green. Games will take place at New Glasgow Academy.
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The Prostock Racing tour kicks off today at 4:00pm at Scotia Speedworld. The 100 lap race features Pictou driver Rollie MacDonald.
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This summer from July 10th-12th the Special Olympics Provincial Summer Games will be held at St. Mary’s University in Halifax. These games include; Track & Field, Soccer, Softball, Golf, Bocce, Bowling, Swimming and Basketball. There are plenty of Volunteer opportunities for these games. Volunteer sign-up can be found on www.sons.ca
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PCMHA – Rep Division is now accepting applications for head coaches at all levels. The selection will take place in June. The application process will be open until June 02 . Only those candidates that are shortlisted will be interviewed. The application can be found on the PCHMA website under forms and policies. If you want to apply for more than one team please put that on the application. PCMHA Rep Division is planning the following teams for the 2015-16 season:
Two novice advanced teams
Two Atom A teams
Atom AA
Peewee A
Peewee AA
Peewee AAA
Bantam A.....if the numbers allow it, there could be two
Bantam AA
Midget.....could be A or AA.
These projections will depend on registration numbers.
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The Hector Arena in Pictou will be holding another event for their Summer ball hockey league tonight. For more information on costs, times, age groups and what you need to play, check out “Hector Arena” on Facebook.
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Pictou County Minor Hockey Association will be holding its AGM Tuesday May 26 at 6:30 pm in the Trenton Rink Annex. PCMHA is the governing body of hockey in Pictou County and represents more than 1100 minor hockey players. PCMHA is represented by it’s eight divisions comprising of New Glasgow, Stellarton, Trenton, Thorburn, Westville, Pictou, Female and the Rep Division. This meeting is for the PCMHA governing body and the various divisions hold their own annual meetings. Everyone interested is invited to attend.
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SPORTS ROUNDUP FOR MAY 22
Friday 22nd May 2015

The Y Tri Club are having their first Annual indoor triathalon this Sunday at the Wellness Centre. The event begins at 8:00am and features swimming, spin biking, and an outside run. There is a $25.00 registration fee. Register at raceroster.com
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Pictou County Ultimate is hosting the Northern Nova Scotia High School Ultimate tournament tomorrow from 8-5 at the Sobeys Indoor Sports Complex in Stellarton. Games will be held all day, with the championship at 4pm. Teams feature students from North Nova, Northumberland, Pictou Academy, and JH Gillis from Antigonish. Come out and cheer them on, and take in this fast-paced, growing sport!
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The Pictou County Scotians are now accepting applications for head coach for the upcoming season. Interested applicants may forward a resume to artforsyth7@hotmail.co, or wallysworld1@msn.com. Resumes will be accepted up to and including June 1. Only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.
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The regular season for the NNEC girls basketball spring league has wrapped up and teams will now prepare for semifinal games next week. On Tuesday, May 26th at 5:20pm the #1 seed Team White will hold court versus #4 seed Team Red. At 6:20pm the #2 seed Team Blue will play the #3 seed Team green. Games will take place at New Glasgow Academy.
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The Prostock Racing tour kicks off tomorrow at 4:00pm at Scotia Speedworld. The 100 lap race features Pictou driver Rollie MacDonald.
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This summer from July 10th-12th the Special Olympics Provincial Summer Games will be held at St. Mary’s University in Halifax. These games include; Track & Field, Soccer, Softball, Golf, Bocce, Bowling, Swimming and Basketball. There are plenty of Volunteer opportunities for these games. Volunteer sign-up can be found on www.sons.ca
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PCMHA – Rep Division is now accepting applications for head coaches at all levels. The selection will take place in June. The application process will be open until June 02 . Only those candidates that are shortlisted will be interviewed. The application can be found on the PCHMA website under forms and policies. If you want to apply for more than one team please put that on the application. PCMHA Rep Division is planning the following teams for the 2015-16 season:
Two novice advanced teams
Two Atom A teams
Atom AA
Peewee A
Peewee AA
Peewee AAA
Bantam A.....if the numbers allow it, there could be two
Bantam AA
Midget.....could be A or AA.
These projections will depend on registration numbers.
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The Hector Arena in Pictou will be holding another event for their Summer ball hockey league tomorrow night. For more information on costs, times, age groups and what you need to play, check out “Hector Arena” on Facebook.
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Pictou County Minor Hockey Association will be holding its AGM Tuesday May 26 at 6:30 pm in the Trenton Rink Annex. PCMHA is the governing body of hockey in Pictou County and represents more than 1100 minor hockey players. PCMHA is represented by it’s eight divisions comprising of New Glasgow, Stellarton, Trenton, Thorburn, Westville, Pictou, Female and the Rep Division. This meeting is for the PCMHA governing body and the various divisions hold their own annual meetings. Everyone interested is invited to attend.
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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - MAY 21
Thursday 21st May 2015

The Y Tri Club are having their first Annual indoor triathalon this Sunday at the Wellness Centre. The event begins at 8:00am and features swimming, spin biking, and an outside run. There is a $25.00 registration fee. Register at raceroster.com
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The third and final tryout for the U-14 Subway Stingers girls softball team will be held tonight at 8:00pm at Dorrington Field-2. The first tryout for the U-16 team is at 7:30pm on field-1. Registration will be taking place for the teams Saturday May 23rd and Saturday May 30th from 9:00am-1:00pm at the Dorrington Field-1 Clubhouse.
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Pictou County Ultimate is hosting the Northern Nova Scotia High School Ultimate tournament this Saturday from 8-5 at the Sobeys Indoor Sports Complex in Stellarton. Games will be held all day, with the championship at 4pm. Teams feature students from North Nova, Northumberland, Pictou Academy, and JH Gillis from Antigonish. Come out and cheer them on, and take in this fast-paced, growing sport!
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The Hector Arena in Pictou had their first night of ball hockey on Saturday, sponsored by Shiretown Home & Auto. There were 39 kids involved across three divisions: 5 to 9 year olds, 10 to 14 year olds, and 15 and over. It's played pick-up style, choosing teams with the throwing of sticks. Cost is $10 - for more information on this week's schedule check out Hector Arena on Facebook.
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The Pictou County Scotians are now accepting applications for head coach for the upcoming season. Interested applicants may forward a resume to artforsyth7@hotmail.co, or wallysworld1@msn.com. Resumes will be accepted up to and including June 1. Only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.
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PCMHA – Rep Division is now accepting applications for head coaches at all levels. The selection will take place in June. The application process will be open until June 02 . Only those candidates that are shortlisted will be interviewed. The application can be found on the PCHMA website under forms and policies. If you want to apply for more than one team please put that on the application. PCMHA Rep Division is planning the following teams for the 2015-16 season:
Two novice advanced teams
Two Atom A teams
Atom AA
Peewee A
Peewee AA
Peewee AAA
Bantam A.....if the numbers allow it, there could be two
Bantam AA
Midget.....could be A or AA.
These projections will depend on registration numbers.
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Pictou County Minor Hockey Association will be holding its AGM Tuesday May 26 at 6:30 pm in the Trenton Rink Annex. PCMHA is the governing body of hockey in Pictou County and represents more than 1100 minor hockey players. PCMHA is represented by it’s eight divisions comprising of New Glasgow, Stellarton, Trenton, Thorburn, Westville, Pictou, Female and the Rep Division. This meeting is for the PCMHA governing body and the various divisions hold their own annual meetings. Everyone interested is invited to attend.
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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - MAY 20
Wednesday 20th May 2015

The Weeks Jr. A Crushers have named a new head coach. Doug Doull of Glace Bay will take the honors as coach, aided by the new General Manager and former assitant coach Chad McDavid.
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The regular season for the NNEC girls basketball spring league has wrapped up and teams will now prepare for semifinal games next week. On Tuesday, May 26th at 5:20pm the #1 seed Team White will hold court versus #4 seed Team Red. At 6:20pm the #2 seed Team Blue will play the #3 seed Team green. Games will take place at New Glasgow Academy.
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This summer from July 10th-12th the Special Olympics Provincial Summer Games will be held at St. Mary’s University in Halifax. These games include; Track & Field, Soccer, Softball, Golf, Bocce, Bowling, Swimming and Basketball. There are plenty of Volunteer opportunities for these games. Volunteer sign-up can be found on www.sons.ca
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The North Nova Wolves PeeWee tier 1 team were undefeated as they played their gold medal game on Sunday in Truro against the TASA Tigers. And when it was over, they remained undefeated, with a 6-3 victory. Scoring for the Wolves were Kyle Reim, Dave Matthews with a hat trick, Brycen MacDonald, and Luke Young. Dave Matthews was named championship game MVP. The Wolves will play in the Atlantic Cup tournament in two weeks.
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The Y Tri Club are having their first Annual indoor triathalon this Sunday at the Wellness Centre. The event begins at 8:00am and features swimming, spin biking, and an outside run. There is a $25.00 registration fee. Register at raceroster.com
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The third and final tryout for the U-14 Subway Stingers girls softball team will be held Thursday, May 21st at 8:00pm at Dorrington Field-2. The first tryout for the U-16 team is the same day at 7:30pm on field-1. Registration will be taking place for the teams Saturday May 23rd and Saturday May 30th from 9:00am-1:00pm at the Dorrington Field-1 Clubhouse.
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The Hector Arena in Pictou had their first night of ball hockey on Saturday, sponsored by Shiretown Home & Auto. There were 39 kids involved across three divisions: 5 to 9 year olds, 10 to 14 year olds, and 15 and over. It's played pick-up style, choosing teams with the throwing of sticks. Cost is $10 - for more information on this week's schedule check out Hector Arena on Facebook.
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The Pictou County Scotians are now accepting applications for head coach for the upcoming season. Interested applicants may forward a resume to artforsyth7@hotmail.co, or wallysworld1@msn.com. Resumes will be accepted up to and including June 1. Only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.
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Pictou County Minor Hockey Association will be holding its AGM Tuesday May 26 at 6:30 pm in the Trenton Rink Annex. PCMHA is the governing body of hockey in Pictou County and represents more than 1100 minor hockey players. PCMHA is represented by it’s eight divisions comprising of New Glasgow, Stellarton, Trenton, Thorburn, Westville, Pictou, Female and the Rep Division. This meeting is for the PCMHA governing body and the various divisions hold their own annual meetings. Everyone interested is invited to attend.
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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - MAY 19 *UPDATED 4:00 PM*
Tuesday 19th May 2015

The North Nova boys and girls rugby teams were in Summerside, P.E.I. for the 19th annual James Voye rugby tournament. The tournament featured 24 high school teams from across the maritimes. North Nova boys' first match was a 38-0 shutout of Avonview High School. Scoring for the Gryphons were Marshall Fitt, Jacob Pentz, Baillie MacDonald, Ryan MacDonald and Carson Dunbar. Mark Leemberg kicked four conversions. Next up was a 26-3 win over Westisle from P.E.I. Scoring single tries were Marshall Fitt, Isiah MacKinnon, Ethan Snell and Ryan MacDonald. Eric MacLeod kicked two conversions and Mark Leemberg added one. Saturday's semi final game saw the Gryphons go up against the hosts from Three Oaks High School. In a close battle, it was a 5-3 victory for North Nova. Ryan MacDonald scored the lone try of the game. In the banner game, North Nova comfortably pulled out the victory over KISH of Kensington, P.E.I. 23-0. Scoring tries were Cambell Burrows, Jared Livingstone, Chris Cole and Eric Macleod. MacLeod also kicked a penalty to round out the scoring.
The girls played Friday with Westisle, winning 38 – 3. Scoring for the Gryphon girls was Keeley MacCuish and Haley Conley with two tries apiece. Selena Denny and Lilly MacDonald scored one try while Caroline Straub kicked four conversions. In their second game, they beat Halifax West High School 29 - 0. Lilly MacDonald, Katie Pentz and Lyndsey Fiet crossed the line for single tries. Keeley MacCuish added two tries and Caroline Straub kicked two conversions. On Saturday, the Gryphon Girls had their only loss, falling to the CEC Cougars of Truro 17 - 0 in their semi final game. Both teams now play the Northumberland Nighthawks on Thursday for the Pictou County cups. These trophies are donated by the Pictou County Senior Rugby Club.
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The Nighthawks U-14 girls volleyball team suffered their first loss of the season this past weekend at the Atlantic Championships in Moncton. They were beaten by a New Brunswick team 15-12, and came away with the silver medal.
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The Weeks Jr. A Crushers have named a new head coach. Doug Doull of Glace Bay will take the honors as coach, aided by the new General Manager and former assitant coach Chad McDavid.
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The Y Tri Club are having their first Annual indoor triathalon this Sunday at the Wellness Centre. The event begins at 8:00am and features swimming, spin biking, and an outside run. There is a $25.00 registration fee. Register at raceroster.com
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The third and final tryout for the U-14 Subway Stingers girls softball team will be held Thursday, May 21st at 8:00pm at Dorrington Field-2. The first tryout for the U-16 team is the same day at 7:30pm on field-1.

Registration will be taking place for the teams Saturday May 23rd and Saturday May 30th from 9:00am-1:00pm at the Dorrington Field-1 Clubhouse.

You can learn more here.
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Ten members of the Pictou County Lightning have made the Nova Scotia Provincial Basketball Teams. These players will be practicing and playing with the best in Nova Scotia and Canada all Summer, practicing up to 10 hours a weekend. Many will be traveling across the county for nationals. Congratulations out to these young players, their Coaches and their parents for supporting their dreams...
U14 Boys: Glen Cox from Lightning Bantam MacInnis/Desmond Team
U15 Boys: Jaren Johnson from Lightning Bantam MacInnis/Desmond Team, Chris Gillan from Lightning Midget MacKinnon/Neilson/Wright Team
U13 Girls: Isabella MacKay from Lightning Bantam MacLeod/Arbuckle Team
U14 Girls: Karielle Floyd from Lightning Bantam MacKay/Johnson Team, Hayley Earle from Lightning Bantam MacKay/Johnson Team
U15 Developmental Girls: Aliyah Fraser from Lightning Bantam MacKay/Johnson Team
U15 Girls: Lucia MacKay from Lightning Bantam MacKay/Johnson Team
U16 Developmental Girls: Danielle Farrell from Lightning Midget MacKinnon/Delaney Team
U17 Girls: Kendra MacKinnon from Lightning Juvi MacKay Team.
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Northern Nova United Soccer Club's U10 and U12 Rec (boys and girls) program starts tonight at 6pm at the Stellarton Soccer Complex.
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The Hector Arena in Pictou had their first night of ball hockey on Saturday, sponsored by Shiretown Home & Auto. There were 39 kids involved across three divisions: 5 to 9 year olds, 10 to 14 year olds, and 15 and over. It's played pick-up style, choosing teams with the throwing of sticks. Cost is $10 - for more information on this week's schedule check out Hector Arena on Facebook.
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The Pictou County Scotians are now accepting applications for head coach for the upcoming season. Interested applicants may forward a resume to artforsyth7@hotmail.co, or wallysworld1@msn.com. Resumes will be accepted up to and including June 1. Only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.
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Pictou County Minor Hockey Association will be holding its AGM Tuesday May 26 at 6:30 pm in the Trenton Rink Annex. PCMHA is the governing body of hockey in Pictou County and represents more than 1100 minor hockey players. PCMHA is represented by it’s eight divisions comprising of New Glasgow, Stellarton, Trenton, Thorburn, Westville, Pictou, Female and the Rep Division. This meeting is for the PCMHA governing body and the various divisions hold their own annual meetings. Everyone interested is invited to attend.
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SPORTS ROUNDUP FOR MAY 18
Monday 18th May 2015

The Subway Stingers Minor Girls Softball Association is holding tryouts for their U-14 this evening from 7:00pm-8:30pm at Dorrington Field-1. The next tryout date is still to be determined. To be eligible for selection, a player would need to attend 2 out of 3 sessions. The cost is $10.00. Organizers ask that players arrive 20 minutes early to register.
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The Nighthawks U-14 girls volleyball team suffered their first loss of the season this past weekend at the Atlantic Championships in Moncton. They were beaten by a New Brunswick team 15-12, and came away with the silver medal.
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Ten members of the Pictou County Lightning have made the Nova Scotia Provincial Basketball Teams. These players will be practicing and playing with the best in Nova Scotia and Canada all Summer, practicing up to 10 hours a weekend. Many will be traveling across the county for nationals. Congratulations out to these young players, their Coaches and their parents for supporting their dreams...
U14 Boys: Glen Cox from Lightning Bantam MacInnis/Desmond Team
U15 Boys: Jaren Johnson from Lightning Bantam MacInnis/Desmond Team, Chris Gillan from Lightning Midget MacKinnon/Neilson/Wright Team
U13 Girls: Isabella MacKay from Lightning Bantam MacLeod/Arbuckle Team
U14 Girls: Karielle Floyd from Lightning Bantam MacKay/Johnson Team, Hayley Earle from Lightning Bantam MacKay/Johnson Team
U15 Developmental Girls: Aliyah Fraser from Lightning Bantam MacKay/Johnson Team
U15 Girls: Lucia MacKay from Lightning Bantam MacKay/Johnson Team
U16 Developmental Girls: Danielle Farrell from Lightning Midget MacKinnon/Delaney Team
U17 Girls: Kendra MacKinnon from Lightning Juvi MacKay Team.
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The Pictou County Scotians are now accepting applications for head coach for the upcoming season. Interested applicants may forward a resume to artforsyth7@hotmail.co, or wallysworld1@msn.com. Resumes will be accepted up to and including June 1. Only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.
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Pictou County Minor Hockey Association will be holding its AGM tomorrow night at 6:30 pm in the Trenton Rink Annex. PCMHA is the governing body of hockey in Pictou County and represents more than 1100 minor hockey players. PCMHA is represented by it’s eight divisions comprising of New Glasgow, Stellarton, Trenton, Thorburn, Westville, Pictou, Female and the Rep Division. This meeting is for the PCMHA governing body and the various divisions hold their own annual meetings. Everyone interested is invited to attend.
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HOUSE FIRE IN WESTVILLE
Sunday 17th May 2015

Two people were displaced by a fire Friday night that heavily damaged an older two-storey house in Westville. Disaster volunteers with the Canadian Red Cross arranged emergency lodging, food, clothing and other support for a man and his 15-year-old son. There were no injuries in the fire, reported around 8:30 p.m. Friday at 2150 Church Street.

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - MAY 17
Sunday 17th May 2015

The Subway Stingers Minor Girls Softball Association is holding tryouts for their U-14 team today and Monday. Both days run 7:00pm-8:30pm at Dorrington Field-1. A third tryout date is still to be determined. To be eligible for selection, a player would need to attend 2 out of 3 sessions. The cost is $10.00. Organizers ask that players arrive 20 minutes early to register.
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Ten members of the Pictou County Lightning have made the Nova Scotia Provincial Basketball Teams. These players will be practicing and playing with the best in Nova Scotia and Canada all Summer, practicing up to 10 hours a weekend. Many will be traveling across the county for nationals. Congratulations out to these young players, their Coaches and their parents for supporting their dreams...
U14 Boys: Glen Cox from Lightning Bantam MacInnis/Desmond Team
U15 Boys: Jaren Johnson from Lightning Bantam MacInnis/Desmond Team, Chris Gillan from Lightning Midget MacKinnon/Neilson/Wright Team
U13 Girls: Isabella MacKay from Lightning Bantam MacLeod/Arbuckle Team
U14 Girls: Karielle Floyd from Lightning Bantam MacKay/Johnson Team, Hayley Earle from Lightning Bantam MacKay/Johnson Team
U15 Developmental Girls: Aliyah Fraser from Lightning Bantam MacKay/Johnson Team
U15 Girls: Lucia MacKay from Lightning Bantam MacKay/Johnson Team
U16 Developmental Girls: Danielle Farrell from Lightning Midget MacKinnon/Delaney Team
U17 Girls: Kendra MacKinnon from Lightning Juvi MacKay Team.
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The Pictou County Scotians are now accepting applications for head coach for the upcoming season. Interested applicants may forward a resume to artforsyth7@hotmail.co, or wallysworld1@msn.com. Resumes will be accepted up to and including June 1. Only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.
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Pictou County Minor Hockey Association will be holding its AGM Tuesday May 26, 6:30 pm at the Trenton Rink Annex. PCMHA is the governing body of hockey in Pictou County and represents more than 1100 minor hockey players. PCMHA is represented by it’s eight divisions comprising of New Glasgow, Stellarton, Trenton, Thorburn, Westville, Pictou, Female and the Rep Division. This meeting is for the PCMHA governing body and the various divisions hold their own annual meetings. Everyone interested is invited to attend.
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SPORTS ROUNDUP FOR MAY 16
Saturday 16th May 2015

The Subway Stingers Minor Girls Softball Association is holding tryouts for their U-14 team tomorrow and Monday. Both days run 7:00pm-8:30pm at Dorrington Field-1. A third tryout date is still to be determined. To be eligible for selection, a player would need to attend 2 out of 3 sessions. The cost is $10.00. Organizers ask that players arrive 20 minutes early to register.
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North Nova's rugby squads continued their perfect seasons with a pair of wins over the CEC Cougars. The boys squad shut out CEC 12-0, while the girls were the 29-20 victors. The Gryphons are in P.E.I for a tournament this weekend before they square off next week in Alma against the Northumberland Nighthawks, in the conclusion of the Pictou County Cup.
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The Pictou County Rivers Association will hold its 17th Annual Children’s Fisherama at Trenton Park Today from 9am to Noon. The event is open to kids 4 to 15 years old, and there is no charge to participate. The children can expect to catch brook trout and are permitted to keep up to five fish. All applicable Nova Scotia fishing regulations will apply. Registration opens at 8:30 AM. Prizes will be awarded to the children who catch the largest speckled trout. As well, there will be 5 tagged fish put in the pond and any child catching one of these tagged trout will receive a $5.00 cash prize. All participants will be eligible for draw prizes.
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Registration for Westville minor baseball will be today from 11 am. until 2 p.m. at Pioneer Field, located near the intersection of Foxbrook and Drummond roads.
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A pick up ball hockey league will start this evening at the Hector Arena. A meeting will take place at 6:30 pm for everyone interested in finding out more such as costs, play times, team make up, etc. The first games will be played tonight. Players will be broken into different age groups for teams. Helmets, sticks and sneakers are mandatory. Other gear such as elbow pads, knees pads and gloves are optional. Registration will remain open until Saturday night. Everyone is welcome.
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The Pictou County Scotians are now accepting applications for head coach for the upcoming season. Interested applicants may forward a resume to artforsyth7@hotmail.co, or wallysworld1@msn.com. Resumes will be accepted up to and including June 1. Only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.
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Pictou County Minor Hockey Association will be holding its AGM Tuesday May 26, 6:30 pm at the Trenton Rink Annex. PCMHA is the governing body of hockey in Pictou County and represents more than 1100 minor hockey players. PCMHA is represented by it’s eight divisions comprising of New Glasgow, Stellarton, Trenton, Thorburn, Westville, Pictou, Female and the Rep Division. This meeting is for the PCMHA governing body and the various divisions hold their own annual meetings. Everyone interested is invited to attend.
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MORE BIG WINNERS IN PICTOU COUNTY
Friday 15th May 2015

Luck seems to running in Pictou County this week – following the news that Evelyn and John MacIsaac of New Glasgow won a million dollar prize on a scratch ticket in a Mother's Day card, comes word of a Westville couple winning a big prize. Sharon and Larry Maloney are now the proud owners of a dream cottage in Chester, courtesy the QEII Home Lottery. They also won golf for a year and $10,000 in cash.

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - MAY 15
Friday 15th May 2015

North Nova's rugby squads continued their perfect seasons with a pair of wins over the CEC Cougars. The boys squad shut out CEC 12-0, while the girls were the 29-20 victors. The Gryphons will head to P.E.I for a tournament this weekend before they square off next week in Alma against the Northumberland Nighthawks, in the conclusion of the Pictou County Cup.
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The Pictou County Rivers Association will hold its 17th Annual Children’s Fisherama at Trenton Park on Saturday from 9am to Noon. The event is open to kids 4 to 15 years old, and there is no charge to participate. The children can expect to catch brook trout and are permitted to keep up to five fish. All applicable Nova Scotia fishing regulations will apply. Registration opens at 8:30 AM. Prizes will be awarded to the children who catch the largest speckled trout. As well, there will be 5 tagged fish put in the pond and any child catching one of these tagged trout will receive a $5.00 cash prize. All participants will be eligible for draw prizes.
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Registration for Westville minor baseball will be Saturday from 11 am. until 2 p.m. at Pioneer Field, located near the intersection of Foxbrook and Drummond roads.
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A pick up ball hockey league will start this coming Saturday at the Hector Arena. A meeting will take place at 6:30 pm for everyone interested in finding out more such as costs, play times, team make up, etc. The first games will be played this Saturday. Players will be broken into different age groups for teams. Helmets, sticks and sneakers are mandatory. Other gear such as elbow pads, knees pads and gloves are optional. Registration will remain open until Saturday night. Everyone is welcome.
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The Pictou County Scotians are now accepting applications for head coach for the upcoming season. Interested applicants may forward a resume to artforsyth7@hotmail.co, or wallysworld1@msn.com. Resumes will be accepted up to and including June 1. Only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.
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Pictou County Minor Hockey Association will be holding its AGM Tuesday May 26, 6:30 pm at the Trenton Rink Annex. PCMHA is the governing body of hockey in Pictou County and represents more than 1100 minor hockey players. PCMHA is represented by it’s eight divisions comprising of New Glasgow, Stellarton, Trenton, Thorburn, Westville, Pictou, Female and the Rep Division. This meeting is for the PCMHA governing body and the various divisions hold their own annual meetings. Everyone interested is invited to attend.
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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - MAY 14
Thursday 14th May 2015

The North Nova Gryphons came back from a seven runs down to edge the CEC Cougars 8-7 in high school girls softball on Wednesday. The Gryphons trailed 7-0 in the third inning, before their bats came alive in support of pitcher Kellen Palmer, who got the win in relief of starter Courtney Smith. Hilary Taylor led the NNEC offence with a triple, a single, and an inside-the-park home run.
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The Northumberland Nighthawks boys rugby team are now 4-1, following a dominating 72-0 win over the Hants East Tigers on Wednesday. James MacKenzie kicked six converts and scored three tries, Jacob Read collected three tries, Jordan Wheeler had two, while Reed MacDonald, Cody Battist, Keegan Rauh and Tyler MacLennan had singles. The girls rugby squad dropped a 43-5 decision to the Tigers. NRHS travels to P.E.I for a tournament on Friday, then end their regular season with a home date next week against the Gryphons, before regional playoffs begin.
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The Pictou County Rivers Association will hold its 17th Annual Children’s Fisherama at Trenton Park on Saturday from 9am to Noon. The event is open to kids 4 to 15 years old, and there is no charge to participate. The children can expect to catch brook trout and are permitted to keep up to five fish. All applicable Nova Scotia fishing regulations will apply. Registration opens at 8:30 AM. Prizes will be awarded to the children who catch the largest speckled trout. As well, there will be 5 tagged fish put in the pond and any child catching one of these tagged trout will receive a $5.00 cash prize. All participants will be eligible for draw prizes.
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Pictou County Lacrosse will be holding its final registration at the Pictou County Wellness Centre tonight from 6:00pm – 8:00pm. If you are unable to attend registration, please contact the Pictou County Lacrosse Registry at 902-759-1321 or by email at pclacrosse@hotmail.com
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Registration for Westville minor baseball will be Saturday from 11 am. until 2 p.m. at Pioneer Field, located near the intersection of Foxbrook and Drummond roads.
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A pick up ball hockey league will start this coming Saturday at the Hector Arena. A meeting will take place at 6:30 pm for everyone interested in finding out more such as costs, play times, team make up, etc. The first games will be played this Saturday. Players will be broken into different age groups for teams. Helmets, sticks and sneakers are mandatory. Other gear such as elbow pads, knees pads and gloves are optional. Registration will remain open until Saturday night. Everyone is welcome.
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The Pictou County Scotians are now accepting applications for head coach for the upcoming season. Interested applicants may forward a resume to artforsyth7@hotmail.co, or wallysworld1@msn.com. Resumes will be accepted up to and including June 1. Only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.
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Pictou County Minor Hockey Association will be holding its AGM Tuesday May 26, 6:30 pm at the Trenton Rink Annex. PCMHA is the governing body of hockey in Pictou County and represents more than 1100 minor hockey players. PCMHA is represented by it’s eight divisions comprising of New Glasgow, Stellarton, Trenton, Thorburn, Westville, Pictou, Female and the Rep Division. This meeting is for the PCMHA governing body and the various divisions hold their own annual meetings. Everyone interested is invited to attend.
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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - MAY 13
Wednesday 13th May 2015

The Pictou County Rivers Association will hold its 17th Annual Children’s Fisherama at Trenton Park on Saturday from 9am to Noon. The event is open to kids 4 to 15 years old, and there is no charge to participate. The children can expect to catch brook trout and are permitted to keep up to five fish. All applicable Nova Scotia fishing regulations will apply. Registration opens at 8:30 AM. Prizes will be awarded to the children who catch the largest speckled trout. As well, there will be 5 tagged fish put in the pond and any child catching one of these tagged trout will receive a $5.00 cash prize. All participants will be eligible for draw prizes.
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Midget A and AA Baseball Registration will be held tonight from 6:30 to 8pm at the Sobeys Indoor soccer complex. This will be the only registration. Contact robertm@ns.sympatico.ca for more information.
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Pictou County Lacrosse will be holding its final registration at the Pictou County Wellness Centre on Thursday from 6:00pm – 8:00pm. If you are unable to attend registration, please contact the Pictou County Lacrosse Registry at 902-759-1321 or by email at pclacrosse@hotmail.com
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A pick up ball hockey league will start this coming Saturday at the Hector Arena. A meeting will take place at 6:30 pm for everyone interested in finding out more such as costs, play times, team make up, etc. The first games will be played this Saturday. Players will be broken into different age groups for teams. Helmets, sticks and sneakers are mandatory. Other gear such as elbow pads, knees pads and gloves are optional. Registration will remain open until Saturday night. Everyone is welcome.
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The Pictou County Scotians are now accepting applications for head coach for the upcoming season. Interested applicants may forward a resume to artforsyth7@hotmail.co, or wallysworld1@msn.com. Resumes will be accepted up to and including June 1. Only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.
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Pictou County Minor Hockey Association will be holding its AGM Tuesday May 26, 6:30 pm at the Trenton Rink Annex. PCMHA is the governing body of hockey in Pictou County and represents more than 1100 minor hockey players. PCMHA is represented by it’s eight divisions comprising of New Glasgow, Stellarton, Trenton, Thorburn, Westville, Pictou, Female and the Rep Division. This meeting is for the PCMHA governing body and the various divisions hold their own annual meetings. Everyone interested is invited to attend.
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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - MAY 12 *UPDATED 8:55 AM*
Tuesday 12th May 2015

The Pictou County Rivers Association will hold its 17th Annual Children’s Fisherama at Trenton Park on Saturday from 9am to Noon. The event is open to kids 4 to 15 years old, and there is no charge to participate. The children can expect to catch brook trout and are permitted to keep up to five fish. All applicable Nova Scotia fishing regulations will apply. Registration opens at 8:30 AM. Prizes will be awarded to the children who catch the largest speckled trout. As well, there will be 5 tagged fish put in the pond and any child catching one of these tagged trout will receive a $5.00 cash prize. All participants will be eligible for draw prizes.
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Midget A and AA Baseball Registration will be held on Wednesday from 6:30 to 8pm at the Sobeys Indoor soccer complex. This will be the only registration. Contact robertm@ns.sympatico.ca for more information.
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Pictou County Lacrosse will be holding its final registration at the Pictou County Wellness Centre on Thursday from 6:00pm – 8:00pm. If you are unable to attend registration, please contact the Pictou County Lacrosse Registry at 902-759-1321 or by email at pclacrosse@hotmail.com
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A pick up ball hockey league will start this coming Saturday at the Hector Arena. A meeting will take place at 6:30 pm for everyone interested in finding out more such as costs, play times, team make up, etc. The first games will be played this Saturday. Players will be broken into different age groups for teams. Helmets, sticks and sneakers are mandatory. Other gear such as elbow pads, knees pads and gloves are optional. Registration will remain open until Saturday night. Everyone is welcome.
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Time is running out to sign up for this year's Joe Earle Memorial Day Road Races on 18 May in Trenton. There's races for all ages, so get your entry in by Friday 15 May. Include your name, address and the event you wish to enter. E-mail joeearleroadrace@hotmail.com, call 902-755-4426, or write Joe Earle Road Races, c/o Mr. V. J. Earle, P.O. Box 684, Trenton NS, B0K 1X0.
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The Pictou County Scotians are now accepting applications for head coach for the upcoming season. Interested applicants may forward a resume to artforsyth7@hotmail.co, or wallysworld1@msn.com. Resumes will be accepted up to and including June 1. Only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.
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Pictou County Minor Hockey Association will be holding its AGM Tuesday May 26, 6:30 pm at the Trenton Rink Annex. PCMHA is the governing body of hockey in Pictou County and represents more than 1100 minor hockey players. PCMHA is represented by it’s eight divisions comprising of New Glasgow, Stellarton, Trenton, Thorburn, Westville, Pictou, Female and the Rep Division. This meeting is for the PCMHA governing body and the various divisions hold their own annual meetings. Everyone interested is invited to attend.
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PRESCRIPTION DROP OFF DAY IS TOMORROW
Friday 8th May 2015

Police in Nova Scotia and Pictou County are supporting the third annual National Prescription Drug Drop-off Day on Saturday. Constable Ken MacDonald of New Glasgow Regional Police says anyone can bring their unused or expired prescriptions in to local police stations tomorrow for free and safe disposal.

You can bring your old prescriptions to the New Glasgow Regional Police HQ tomorrow from 10:00am to 2:00pm, or to Stellarton and Westville Police from 8:00am to 4:00pm.

CONDITIONAL SENTENCE FOR ROSELAND ASSAULT
Thursday 7th May 2015

A Westville man has been given an 18 month Conditional Sentence for assault. 23 year old Stephen James Lawrence originally pled not guilty to aggravated assault following an altercation on 10 October 2014 at the Roseland Cabaret, where he punched 46 year old Glenn Fraser in the face, causing him to hit his head on the sidewalk. Fraser suffered a fractured skull and brain bleed. Crown Attorney Patrick Young said that Fraser has no memory of the incident, and now requires regular adult supervision, as he needs to be reminded to perform everyday tasks like eating and dressing himself.

Lawrence changed his plea to guilty, as the Crown amended the charge of aggravated assault to assult causing bodily harm. Supreme Court Justice Nick Scaravelli followed most of the joint recommendation presented by Crown and Defense councils when he handed Lawrence an 18 month Conditional Sentence Order, which includes 8 months House Arrest, a DNA order, counselling, and a 5 year firearms prohibition. Scaravelli rejected a recommendation that Lawrence's house arrest include an allowance to attend a gym for daily workouts, saying that in his opinion it did not serve the punitive issues of the case.

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - MAY 6
Wednesday 6th May 2015

The Junior ‘A’ Crushers' search for a new bench boss is almost over. Team president Wade Sullivan says the position will be filled within the next two weeks. Coach Jason Malone was fired during the Crushers' first-round series against Truro, which the Bearcats went on to win in six games. Assistant coaches Chad McDavid and James Cooley are expected to return to their positions. The Weeks Major Midgets have already named a new coach, as former assistant Kyle MacLennan has been promoted to the main job next season.
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New Glasgow Kinsmen baseball is holding another registration for the upcoming season. Players can register Saturday, May 9 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Kinsmen baseball clubhouse, behind the Dairy Queen. Players born between 2000 to 2010 may register for this season. Information regarding the season, registration cost and registration forms are available on their website: www.kinsmenbaseball.com.
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Albion Boxing Club presents a night of amateur boxing at Summer Street Industries this Saturday. The card will be headlined by local heavyweight Mike Jordan fighting Aaron Francis from Sydney. There will be 7 other local boxers on the card, 12 bouts in total. Doors open at 6pm, the boxing begins at 7. Tickets can be purchased in advance from any club member or at Big Al's for $15, it's $18 at the door. For more information, e-mail albionboxing@hotmail.com or call 902-771-1876.
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The 5th annual Relay for Life Ball Hockey tournament will take place May 9 at the North End Rec Centre’s outdoor rink in New Glasgow, beginning at 8 a.m. Money raised will go toward the police service’s entry in the Relay for Life, which is scheduled for June 27 at the Scott Weeks Sports Complex in New Glasgow. There are no age restrictions and it is a co-ed event, if teams choose. The entry fee is $20 per player, with each team guaranteed a minimum of three games. There will be a silent auction and barbecue, and organizers are now selling 50/50 tickets, with the draw to be held the day of the tournament. For more information, contact Ryan Leil at 301-5836, Brian Haines at 755-1999 or Dave Guthro at 759-9309.
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A baseball umpiring clinic is coming May 9 to in the gymnasium at the town office in Westville. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m., the clinic running 9 to 5. This clinic offers Levels 1, 2, and 3, with a cost of $70 for levels 1 and 2, and $100 for Level 3. The cost includes BNSUD membership rates, 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 attend. Returning umpires are asked to bring their rulebooks, are advised to wear sneakers and loose fitting clothing and are asked to bring a ball glove and a mask if possible. For more information or to pre-register, email joel.rodgers@sobeys.com, or call 902-752-6575 (after 6 p.m.) or 902-752-8371 (ext. 8027) weekdays.
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Anyone interested in joining a summer ball hockey league at the Hector Arena is asked to contact Kent Corbett at 902-759-8077 or e-mail kentcorbett@bellaliant.net. The idea is in the early stages, but names will be taken until 9 May with more information to come.
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Time is running out to sign up for this year's Joe Earle Memorial Day Road Races on 18 May in Trenton. There's races for all ages, so get your entry in by Friday 15 May. Include your name, address and the event you wish to enter. E-mail joeearleroadrace@hotmail.com, call 902-755-4426, or write Joe Earle Road Races, c/o Mr. V. J. Earle, P.O. Box 684, Trenton NS, B0K 1X0.
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Miss Miles Race Kit Pick Up and On-Site Registration is on Saturday between 4-7 PM at the Pictou County Wellness Centre and Sunday between 7:00 AM and 8:30 AM at Glasgow Square. Online Registration is still open and there will be on-site registration while spots are available on Saturday and Sunday. The registration fee is $30.00. For complete details, click here.
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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP MAY 5
Tuesday 5th May 2015

The Nighthawks’ Under-14 girls volleyball program reached the playoff round of U15 provincials on the weekend before falling to the Bridgewater Chill. After going 3-0 in the round robin, sweeping all six sets, the Nighthawks beat the Sackville Sonics in a crossover before losing to the Chill. The team is now preparing for the Atlantic Under-14 championships, which will take place the weekend of May 16 in Moncton.
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Judo Athletes from across the Maritimes travelled to Halifax over the weekend for the Nova United Martial Arts Cup at the Spryfield Lions Club Recreation Centre. Kanokai Judo Club athletes took home the following medals: Gold – Kyle Sutherland (double bronze) and Adam Smith. Silver – Mya Cameron, Brittany Lodge, and Cody Angevine. Bronze – Mason Dakin. Congratulations going out to them from everyone at Kanokai!
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Registration for Westville minor baseball will be held May 4 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The session will be in the gymnasium at the Westville town office on Queen Street.
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New Glasgow Kinsmen baseball is holding another registration for the upcoming season. Players can register Saturday, May 9 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Kinsmen baseball clubhouse, behind the Dairy Queen. Players born between 2000 to 2010 may register for this season. Information regarding the season, registration cost and registration forms are available on their website: www.kinsmenbaseball.com.
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Albion Boxing Club presents a night of amateur boxing at Summer Street Industries this Saturday. Doors open at 6pm, the boxing begins at 7. Tickets can be purchased in advance from any club member or at Big Al's for $15, it's $18 at the door. For more information, e-mail albionboxing@hotmail.com or call 902-771-1876.
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The 5th annual Relay for Life Ball Hockey tournament will take place May 9 at the North End Rec Centre’s outdoor rink in New Glasgow, beginning at 8 a.m. Money raised will go toward the police service’s entry in the Relay for Life, which is scheduled for June 27 at the Scott Weeks Sports Complex in New Glasgow. There are no age restrictions and it is a co-ed event, if teams choose. The entry fee is $20 per player, with each team guaranteed a minimum of three games. There will be a silent auction and barbecue, and organizers are now selling 50/50 tickets, with the draw to be held the day of the tournament. For more information, contact Ryan Leil at 301-5836, Brian Haines at 755-1999 or Dave Guthro at 759-9309.
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A baseball umpiring clinic is coming May 9 to in the gymnasium at the town office in Westville. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m., the clinic running 9 to 5. This clinic offers Levels 1, 2, and 3, with a cost of $70 for levels 1 and 2, and $100 for Level 3. The cost includes BNSUD membership rates, 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 attend. Returning umpires are asked to bring their rulebooks, are advised to wear sneakers and loose fitting clothing and are asked to bring a ball glove and a mask if possible. For more information or to pre-register, email joel.rodgers@sobeys.com, or call 902-752-6575 (after 6 p.m.) or 902-752-8371 (ext. 8027) weekdays.
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Anyone interested in joining a summer ball hockey league at the Hector Arena is asked to contact Kent Corbett at 902-759-8077 or e-mail kentcorbett@bellaliant.net. The idea is in the early stages, but names will be taken until 9 May with more information to come.
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Time is running out to sign up for this year's Joe Earle Memorial Day Road Races on 18 May in Trenton. There's races for all ages, so get your entry in by Friday 15 May. Include your name, address and the event you wish to enter. E-mail joeearleroadrace@hotmail.com, call 902-755-4426, or write Joe Earle Road Races, c/o Mr. V. J. Earle, P.O. Box 684, Trenton NS, B0K 1X0.
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There's still spaces available for the Miss Miles Run on Mother's Day – they have more slots available this year. For complete details, click here.
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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - MAY 4 *UPDATED 8:00 AM*
Monday 4th May 2015

North Nova's rugby teams continue to dominate on the pitch. On Thursday, it was the Gryphons defeating the Northumberland Nighthawks in both boys and girls divisions. North Nova's next trip to Antigonish will be Friday 8 May against Hants East Rural High. The first game will start at 4 p.m. Both Northumberland teams are in Truro on Wednesday to play the CEC Cougars.
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Registration for Westville minor baseball will be held May 4 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The session will be in the gymnasium at the Westville town office on Queen Street.
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New Glasgow Kinsmen baseball is holding another registration for the upcoming season. Players can register Saturday, May 9 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Kinsmen baseball clubhouse, behind the Dairy Queen. Players born between 2000 to 2010 may register for this season. Information regarding the season, registration cost and registration forms are available on their website: www.kinsmenbaseball.com.
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Albion Boxing Club presents a night of amateur boxing at Summer Street Industries this Saturday. Doors open at 6pm, the boxing begins at 7. Tickets can be purchased in advance from any club member or at Big Al's for $15, it's $18 at the door. For more information, e-mail albionboxing@hotmail.com or call 902-771-1876.
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The 5th annual Relay for Life Ball Hockey tournament will take place May 9 at the North End Rec Centre’s outdoor rink in New Glasgow, beginning at 8 a.m. Money raised will go toward the police service’s entry in the Relay for Life, which is scheduled for June 27 at the Scott Weeks Sports Complex in New Glasgow. There are no age restrictions and it is a co-ed event, if teams choose. The entry fee is $20 per player, with each team guaranteed a minimum of three games. There will be a silent auction and barbecue, and organizers are now selling 50/50 tickets, with the draw to be held the day of the tournament. For more information, contact Ryan Leil at 301-5836, Brian Haines at 755-1999 or Dave Guthro at 759-9309.
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A baseball umpiring clinic is coming May 9 to in the gymnasium at the town office in Westville. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m., the clinic running 9 to 5. This clinic offers Levels 1, 2, and 3, with a cost of $70 for levels 1 and 2, and $100 for Level 3. The cost includes BNSUD membership rates, 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 attend. Returning umpires are asked to bring their rulebooks, are advised to wear sneakers and loose fitting clothing and are asked to bring a ball glove and a mask if possible. For more information or to pre-register, email joel.rodgers@sobeys.com, or call 902-752-6575 (after 6 p.m.) or 902-752-8371 (ext. 8027) weekdays.
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Anyone interested in joining a summer ball hockey league at the Hector Arena is asked to contact Kent Corbett at 902-759-8077 or e-mail kentcorbett@bellaliant.net. The idea is in the early stages, but names will be taken until 9 May with more information to come.
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Time is running out to sign up for this year's Joe Earle Memorial Day Road Races on 18 May in Trenton. There's races for all ages, so get your entry in by Friday 15 May. Include your name, address and the event you wish to enter. E-mail joeearleroadrace@hotmail.com, call 902-755-4426, or write Joe Earle Road Races, c/o Mr. V. J. Earle, P.O. Box 684, Trenton NS, B0K 1X0.
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There's still spaces available for the Miss Miles Run on Mother's Day – they have more slots available this year. For complete details, click here.
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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - MAY 3 *UPDATED 9:50AM*
Sunday 3rd May 2015

Indoor Bantam and Midget baseball, originally scheduled for 6pm and 7pm at the Sobeys Indoor Soccer complex has been rescheduled to 8pm and 9pm respectively.
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North Nova's rugby teams continue to dominate on the pitch. On Thursday, it was the Gryphons versus the Nighthawks at the St. FX field. On the boy's side, North Nova's Carson Dunbar scored first to take an early lead in the first half. Eric MacLeod kicked the conversion to give the Gryphons a 7-0 lead going into half time. As both teams played hard, passionate rugby it was Jared Livingstone scoring the only other try late in the game, to give North Nova the win. MacLeod also converted to give the Gryphons a 14-0 win. In the second game the Gryphon girls went on to defeat the Nighthawks 61-0. Scoring for North Nova was Katie Pentz with four tries, Keeley MacCuish with two tries and an impressive drop goal for three points, Chay Heath had two tries, Kayla Green with a try Caroline Straub with three converts. Rachel Brown rounding the scoring out with a convert of her own. North Nova's next trip to Antigonish will be Friday 8 May against Hants East Rural High. The first game will start at 4 p.m. Both NRHS teams are in Truro on Wednesday to play the CEC Cougars.
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Registration for Westville minor baseball will be held May 4 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The session will be in the gymnasium at the Westville town office on Queen Street.
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New Glasgow Kinsmen baseball is holding another registration for the upcoming season. Players can register Saturday, May 9 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Kinsmen baseball clubhouse, behind the Dairy Queen. Players born between 2000 to 2010 may register for this season. Information regarding the season, registration cost and registration forms are available on their website: www.kinsmenbaseball.com.
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Albion Boxing Club presents a night of amateur boxing at Summer Street Industries this Saturday. Doors open at 6pm, the boxing begins at 7. Tickets can be purchased in advance from any club member or at Big Al's for $15, it's $18 at the door. For more information, e-mail albionboxing@hotmail.com or call 902-771-1876.
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The 5th annual Relay for Life Ball Hockey tournament will take place May 9 at the North End Rec Centre’s outdoor rink in New Glasgow, beginning at 8 a.m. Money raised will go toward the police service’s entry in the Relay for Life, which is scheduled for June 27 at the Scott Weeks Sports Complex in New Glasgow. There are no age restrictions and it is a co-ed event, if teams choose. The entry fee is $20 per player, with each team guaranteed a minimum of three games. There will be a silent auction and barbecue, and organizers are now selling 50/50 tickets, with the draw to be held the day of the tournament. For more information, contact Ryan Leil at 301-5836, Brian Haines at 755-1999 or Dave Guthro at 759-9309.
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A baseball umpiring clinic is coming May 9 to in the gymnasium at the town office in Westville. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m., the clinic running 9 to 5. This clinic offers Levels 1, 2, and 3, with a cost of $70 for levels 1 and 2, and $100 for Level 3. The cost includes BNSUD membership rates, 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 attend. Returning umpires are asked to bring their rulebooks, are advised to wear sneakers and loose fitting clothing and are asked to bring a ball glove and a mask if possible. For more information or to pre-register, email joel.rodgers@sobeys.com, or call 902-752-6575 (after 6 p.m.) or 902-752-8371 (ext. 8027) weekdays.
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Anyone interested in joining a summer ball hockey league at the Hector Arena is asked to contact Kent Corbett at 902-759-8077 or e-mail kentcorbett@bellaliant.net. The idea is in the early stages, but names will be taken until 9 May with more information to come.
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Time is running out to sign up for this year's Joe Earle Memorial Day Road Races on 18 May in Trenton. There's races for all ages, so get your entry in by Friday 15 May. Include your name, address and the event you wish to enter. E-mail joeearleroadrace@hotmail.com, call 902-755-4426, or write Joe Earle Road Races, c/o Mr. V. J. Earle, P.O. Box 684, Trenton NS, B0K 1X0.
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SPORTS ROUNDUP FOR MAY 2
Saturday 2nd May 2015

Registration for Westville minor baseball will begin this morning from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Further registration will be held May 4 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The sessions will be in the gymnasium at the Westville town office on Queen Street.
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New Glasgow Kinsmen baseball has set dates for their first registrations for the upcoming season. Players can register today and Saturday, May 9 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Kinsmen baseball clubhouse, behind the Dairy Queen. Players born between 2000 to 2010 may register for this season. Information regarding the season, registration cost and registration forms are available on their website: www.kinsmenbaseball.com.
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The 5th annual Relay for Life Ball Hockey tournament will take place May 9 at the North End Rec Centre’s outdoor rink in New Glasgow, beginning at 8 a.m. Money raised will go toward the police service’s entry in the Relay for Life, which is scheduled for June 27 at the Scott Weeks Sports Complex in New Glasgow. There are no age restrictions and it is a co-ed event, if teams choose. The entry fee is $20 per player, with each team guaranteed a minimum of three games. There will be a silent auction and barbecue, and organizers are now selling 50/50 tickets, with the draw to be held the day of the tournament. For more information, contact Ryan Leil at 301-5836, Brian Haines at 755-1999 or Dave Guthro at 759-9309.
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A baseball umpiring clinic is coming May 9 to in the gymnasium at the town office in Westville. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m., the clinic running 9 to 5. This clinic offers Levels 1, 2, and 3, with a cost of $70 for levels 1 and 2, and $100 for Level 3. The cost includes BNSUD membership rates, 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 attend. Returning umpires are asked to bring their rulebooks, are advised to wear sneakers and loose fitting clothing and are asked to bring a ball glove and a mask if possible. For more information or to pre-register, email joel.rodgers@sobeys.com, or call 902-752-6575 (after 6 p.m.) or 902-752-8371 (ext. 8027) weekdays.
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Anyone interested in joining a summer ball hockey league at the Hector Arena is asked to contact Kent Corbett at 902-759-8077 or e-mail kentcorbett@bellaliant.net. The idea is in the early stages, but names will be taken until 9 May with more information to come.
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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP MAY 1
Friday 1st May 2015

Registration for Westville minor baseball will begin Saturday from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Further registration will be held May 4 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The sessions will be in the gymnasium at the Westville town office on Queen Street.
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New Glasgow Kinsmen baseball has set dates for their first registrations for the upcoming season. Players can register Saturday, May 2 and Saturday, May 9 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Kinsmen baseball clubhouse, behind the Dairy Queen. Players born between 2000 to 2010 may register for this season. Information regarding the season, registration cost and registration forms are available on their website: www.kinsmenbaseball.com.
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The 5th annual Relay for Life Ball Hockey tournament will take place May 9 at the North End Rec Centre’s outdoor rink in New Glasgow, beginning at 8 a.m. Money raised will go toward the police service’s entry in the Relay for Life, which is scheduled for June 27 at the Scott Weeks Sports Complex in New Glasgow. There are no age restrictions and it is a co-ed event, if teams choose. The entry fee is $20 per player, with each team guaranteed a minimum of three games. There will be a silent auction and barbecue, and organizers are now selling 50/50 tickets, with the draw to be held the day of the tournament. For more information, contact Ryan Leil at 301-5836, Brian Haines at 755-1999 or Dave Guthro at 759-9309.
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A baseball umpiring clinic is coming May 9 to in the gymnasium at the town office in Westville. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m., the clinic running 9 to 5. This clinic offers Levels 1, 2, and 3, with a cost of $70 for levels 1 and 2, and $100 for Level 3. The cost includes BNSUD membership rates, 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 attend. Returning umpires are asked to bring their rulebooks, are advised to wear sneakers and loose fitting clothing and are asked to bring a ball glove and a mask if possible. For more information or to pre-register, email joel.rodgers@sobeys.com, or call 902-752-6575 (after 6 p.m.) or 902-752-8371 (ext. 8027) weekdays.
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Anyone interested in joining a summer ball hockey league at the Hector Arena is asked to contact Kent Corbett at 902-759-8077 or e-mail kentcorbett@bellaliant.net. The idea is in the early stages, but names will be taken until 9 May with more information to come.
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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP APRIL 30
Thursday 30th April 2015

North Nova's rugby squads took both games against the CEC Cougars on Tuesday at the St.FX field in Antigonish. The boys were first, with a commanding 33-12 win against the Cougars. Leading the way for the Gryphons was Eric MacLeod with four conversions and eight points, while scoring tries were J.C. MacCrae, Kale Mason, Jacob Pentz, Ryan MacDonald and Carson Dunbar. In the second game, NNEC staved off a strong early push from CEC and scored first on the way to a 43-12 win. Leading the charge for North Nova was Katie Pentz with three tries, Rebecca Taylor with a pair of tries and singles by Haley Conley and Keeley MacCuish. Caroline Straub rounded out the scoring with four conversions. The Gryphons will take on the Northumberland Nighthawks at the St. FX field this afternoon starting at 3 p.m.
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Six members of the New Glasgow-based Pictou County Gymnastics Club – three girls, three boys – competed at Atlantics last week in Saint John, N.B. On the girls’ side, Lindsey Wilson finished fourth on the beam, third in floor and was part of a Team Nova Scotia contingent that won gold in the 14-and-up category. Erin Noftall placed second in bars, floor, beams and vault, and also had a second-place, all-around result. Sydney Condon was third in bars, fourth in floor, sixth in vault and fourth all-around. She also won Team Gold in the Open 7 category. In the boys’ competition, Andrew Fraser finished second overall in the Under-12 category and was named the Top Nova Scotian, barely losing to the eventual champion in his age division, who was from Newfoundland and Labrador. Brady Kennedy was second overall in the 13 and Up division and also won Team Gold. Kennedy, who will head to Moncton in May for the eastern Canadian championships, placed third in floor, rings and the vault, and first in the high bar. Patrick Minehan was third in the high bar, sixth in parallel bars and also won Team Gold in Level 3 boys.
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New Glasgow Kinsmen Baseball has set the dates for the initial rep team tryouts for peewee (born 2003, 2002) and Mosquito (born after 2003) for Kinsmen baseball. Due to the poor spring field conditions, tryouts must begin at the indoor sports facility in Stellarton. Cost for each player is $20. Coaches will also have at least two on-field tryout sessions as soon as possible before the teams are posted. Parents are asked to read the rep team information and policies provided on the program’s website: www.kinsmenbaseball.com. Mosquito tryouts at the indoor complex are April 30 from 6-8 p.m, with more to follow. Peewee tryouts at the complex will take place May 3-4, and May 10-11. All times are 6-8 p.m.
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The Northern Subway Selects Female Midget AAA Hockey Club will be conducting Spring ID Camps at the Pictou County Wellness Centre on 3 May and 5 May.
Sunday May 3rd
8:45 am to 9:00 am Registration
9:00 am to 10:30 am Fitness Testing
11:30 am to 1:00 pm On-Ice Session
2:30 pm to 4:00 pm On-Ice Session
Tuesday May 5th
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm On-Ice Session
For further information please contact Bob Perry, e-mail bperry@ns.sympatico.ca
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On Sunday North Nova Education Centre's Athletic Council will host their 2nd annual True Grit Race at Trenton Park. The race will start at 9:30am and participants can run distances of 5km or 10km. Cost is $30 for adults or $15 for students, which includes a race shirt. To register, go to: raceroster.com. For additional information about the event, please contact lewislk@ccrsb.ca. All funds raised at the event will go to support student-athletes and upgrades in North Nova's athletic facilities.
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Registration will be closing soon for the Miss Miles 5km Fun Run on May 10. For complete details, click here.
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The 5th annual Relay for Life Ball Hockey tournament will take place May 9 at the North End Rec Centre’s outdoor rink in New Glasgow, beginning at 8 a.m. Money raised will go toward the police service’s entry in the Relay for Life, which is scheduled for June 27 at the Scott Weeks Sports Complex in New Glasgow. There are no age restrictions and it is a co-ed event, if teams choose. The entry fee is $20 per player, with each team guaranteed a minimum of three games. There will be a silent auction and barbecue, and organizers are now selling 50/50 tickets, with the draw to be held the day of the tournament. For more information, contact Ryan Leil at 301-5836, Brian Haines at 755-1999 or Dave Guthro at 759-9309.
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A baseball umpiring clinic is coming May 9 to in the gymnasium at the town office in Westville. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m., the clinic running 9 to 5. This clinic offers Levels 1, 2, and 3, with a cost of $70 for levels 1 and 2, and $100 for Level 3. The cost includes BNSUD membership rates, 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 attend. Returning umpires are asked to bring their rulebooks, are advised to wear sneakers and loose fitting clothing and are asked to bring a ball glove and a mask if possible. For more information or to pre-register, email joel.rodgers@sobeys.com, or call 902-752-6575 (after 6 p.m.) or 902-752-8371 (ext. 8027) weekdays.
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Anyone interested in joining a summer ball hockey league at the Hector Arena is asked to contact Kent Corbett at 902-759-8077 or e-mail kentcorbett@bellaliant.net. The idea is in the early stages, but names will be taken until 9 May with more information to come.
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LOCAL SPORTS UPDATE APRIL 29
Wednesday 29th April 2015

New Glasgow Kinsmen Baseball has set the dates for the initial rep team tryouts for peewee (born 2003, 2002) and Mosquito (born after 2003) for Kinsmen baseball. Due to the poor spring field conditions, tryouts must begin at the indoor sports facility in Stellarton. Cost for each player is $20. Coaches will also have at least two on-field tryout sessions as soon as possible before the teams are posted. Parents are asked to read the rep team information and policies provided on the program’s website: www.kinsmenbaseball.com. Mosquito tryouts at the indoor complex are April 30 from 6-8 p.m, with more to follow. Peewee tryouts at the complex will take place May 3-4, and May 10-11. All times are 6-8 p.m.
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The 51st Annual Joe Earle Memorial Day Road Races will continue this year on May 18th. A number of races take place that day starting at 9:30am based on age and distance. All entries must be in by Friday, May 15th. For more information on the races, to register, or for general inquiries you can call 902-755-4426 or e-mail JoeEarleRoadRace@hotmail.com
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The Northern Subway Selects Female Midget AAA Hockey Club will be conducting Spring ID Camps at the Pictou County Wellness Centre on 3 May and 5 May.
Sunday May 3rd
8:00 am to 8:15 am Registration
8:30 am to 9:30 am Fitness Testing
10:00 am to 11:30 pm On-Ice Session
2:30 pm to 4:00 pm On-Ice Session
Tuesday May 5th
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm On-Ice Session
For further information please contact Bob Perry, e-mail bperry@ns.sympatico.ca
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On Sunday, May 3rd, North Nova Education Centre's Athletic Council will host their 2nd annual True Grit Race at Trenton Park. The race will start at 9:30am and participants can run distances of 5km or 10km. Cost is $30 for adults or $15 for students, which includes a race shirt. To register, go to: raceroster.com. For additional information about the event, please contact lewislk@ccrsb.ca. All funds raised at the event will go to support student-athletes and upgrades in North Nova's athletic facilities.
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Registration will be closing soon for the Miss Miles 5km Fun Run on May 10. For complete details, click here.
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The 5th annual Relay for Life Ball Hockey tournament will take place May 9 at the North End Rec Centre’s outdoor rink in New Glasgow, beginning at 8 a.m. Money raised will go toward the police service’s entry in the Relay for Life, which is scheduled for June 27 at the Scott Weeks Sports Complex in New Glasgow. There are no age restrictions and it is a co-ed event, if teams choose. The entry fee is $20 per player, with each team guaranteed a minimum of three games. There will be a silent auction and barbecue, and organizers are now selling 50/50 tickets, with the draw to be held the day of the tournament. For more information, contact Ryan Leil at 301-5836, Brian Haines at 755-1999 or Dave Guthro at 759-9309.
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A baseball umpiring clinic is coming May 9 to in the gymnasium at the town office in Westville. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m., the clinic running 9 to 5. This clinic offers Levels 1, 2, and 3, with a cost of $70 for levels 1 and 2, and $100 for Level 3. The cost includes BNSUD membership rates, 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 attend. Returning umpires are asked to bring their rulebooks, are advised to wear sneakers and loose fitting clothing and are asked to bring a ball glove and a mask if possible. For more information or to pre-register, email joel.rodgers@sobeys.com, or call 902-752-6575 (after 6 p.m.) or 902-752-8371 (ext. 8027) weekdays.
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Anyone interested in joining a summer ball hockey league at the Hector Arena is asked to contact Kent Corbett at 902-759-8077 or e-mail kentcorbett@bellaliant.net. The idea is in the early stages, but names will be taken until 9 May with more information to come.
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WESTVILLE PASSES PROPERTY TAX WAIVER FOR LOW INCOME RESIDENTS
Tuesday 28th April 2015

Westville town council has passed a property tax exemption for the fiscal year. Town residents who own their own property and receive no more than $15,357 in annual household income can apply to have $185 in property tax waived. Residents who are eligible are asked to apply no later than June 30th.

WESTVILLE TO SET NEW RATES FOR GYM RENTALS
Tuesday 28th April 2015

The town of Westville is changing its fees for renting the town’s gym facilities. Town CAO Kelly Rice presented to council a new draft policy for renting the gym: for regular and private functions, $100 per 4 hour rental and $150 per 8 hour rental. The cost for non-profit groups would be $50 for 4 hours and $75 for 8 hours. For youth groups, the fee would be $25 for 4 hours and $50 for 8 hours. This would only cover use of the space, not equipment. There would also be provisions to lower the fee at the discretion of town officials for youth groups that cannot pay the full fee.

Rice noted that the new fee structure is not designed to fully cover all costs, but to encourage use of the facility and encourage more activity in the community. Council passed the new fee structure unanimously.


WESTVILLE ECHOES SAWMILL GROUP CONCERNS OVER JOBS
Tuesday 28th April 2015

Westville town council is showing its support for local forestry workers. At last night’s monthly meeting, the town received a copy of a letter that Groupe Savoie has written to premier Stephen MacNeil and the minsters of Environment and Natural Resources. In that letter, Groupe Savoie notes their concern that the Industrial Approval of Northern Pulp’s mill at Abercrombie Point is too restrictive, which could lead to the closure of the mill and affect saw mills and woodlot owners in the region. Council passed a motion to forward a copy of the letter with council’s endorsement.

Counsellors Lynn MacDonald and Lennie White asked CAO Kelly Rice to see if it was possible to have a copy of the letter available at the town office for residents to see and put their names to it as well, possibly as a petition. MacDonald says the public should be involved, as local livelihoods are on the line.

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - APRIL 28
Tuesday 28th April 2015

The North Nova boys and girls rugby teams went undefeated at the Saint Mary's University Annual rugby tournament over the weekend. The Gryphon girls began with a 10-0 win against the Halifax Citadel Phoenix. They then went on to defeat the Avonview B team and the J.L. Ilsley Flames. The boys team played two games in the tournament, shutting out Avonview 40 – 0, and beating Sir John A of Halifax 15-5. North Nova is back to play their regular season, with their home games being played at the St. FX field in Antigonish due to field conditions in Pictou County. This afternoon, both teams will take on CEC Cougars starting at 4 p.m. and Thursday against county rivals Northumberland High School starting at 3 p.m.
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Feelers are being put out to see if anyone is interested in participating in a ball hockey league at the Hector Arena. The idea is in the very early stages to see if there is any interest in such an event in the summer months at the arena. As of now, all ages are being accepted. Anyone interested is asked to contact Kent Corbett at 759-8077 or via email at kentcorbett@bellaliant.net.Names of interested participants will be taken until May 8 and more information in regards to costs, team structure and dates will follow.
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Dawson Fraser of the Albion Boxing Club won a unanimous decision over P.E.I.’s Charlie MacDougall Saturday night at Membertou Boxing Club. The lone Albion fighter on the card, Fraser got the win in his 10th amateur bout, moving him into the Open class as he prepares to fight in a May ninth card at Summer Street Industries.
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New Glasgow Kinsmen Baseball has set the dates for the initial rep team tryouts for peewee (born 2003, 2002) and Mosquito (born after 2003) for Kinsmen baseball. Due to the poor spring field conditions, tryouts must begin at the indoor sports facility in Stellarton. Cost for each player is $20. Coaches will also have at least two on-field tryout sessions as soon as possible before the teams are posted. Parents are asked to read the rep team information and policies provided on the program’s website: www.kinsmenbaseball.com. Mosquito tryouts at the indoor complex are tonight from 6-7:40 p.m., and April 30 from 6-8 p.m, with more to follow. Peewee tryouts at the complex will take place May 3-4, and May 10-11. All times are 6-8 p.m.
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Pictou County Lacrosse will be holding registration at the Pictou County Wellness Centre tonight @ 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. If you are unable to attend registration, please contact the Pictou County Lacrosse Registry at 902-759-1321 or by email at pclacrosse@hotmail.com
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The Northern Subway Selects Female Midget AAA Hockey Club will be conducting Spring ID Camps at the Pictou County Wellness Centre on 3 May and 5 May.
Sunday May 3rd
8:00 am to 8:15 am Registration
8:30 am to 9:30 am Fitness Testing
10:00 am to 11:30 pm On-Ice Session
2:30 pm to 4:00 pm On-Ice Session
Tuesday May 5th
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm On-Ice Session
For further information please contact Bob Perry, e-mail bperry@ns.sympatico.ca
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On Sunday, May 3rd, North Nova Education Centre's Athletic Council will host their 2nd annual True Grit Race at Trenton Park. The race will start at 9:30am and participants can run distances of 5km or 10km. Cost is $30 for adults or $15 for students, which includes a race shirt. To register, go to: raceroster.com. For additional information about the event, please contact lewislk@ccrsb.ca. All funds raised at the event will go to support student-athletes and upgrades in North Nova's athletic facilities.
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Registration will be closing soon for the Miss Miles 5km Fun Run on May 10. For complete details, click here.
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The 5th annual Relay for Life Ball Hockey tournament will take place May 9 at the North End Rec Centre’s outdoor rink in New Glasgow, beginning at 8 a.m. Money raised will go toward the police service’s entry in the Relay for Life, which is scheduled for June 27 at the Scott Weeks Sports Complex in New Glasgow. There are no age restrictions and it is a co-ed event, if teams choose. The entry fee is $20 per player, with each team guaranteed a minimum of three games. There will be a silent auction and barbecue, and organizers are now selling 50/50 tickets, with the draw to be held the day of the tournament. For more information, contact Ryan Leil at 301-5836, Brian Haines at 755-1999 or Dave Guthro at 759-9309.
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A baseball umpiring clinic is coming May 9 to in the gymnasium at the town office in Westville. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m., the clinic running 9 to 5. This clinic offers Levels 1, 2, and 3, with a cost of $70 for levels 1 and 2, and $100 for Level 3. The cost includes BNSUD membership rates, 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 attend. Returning umpires are asked to bring their rulebooks, are advised to wear sneakers and loose fitting clothing and are asked to bring a ball glove and a mask if possible. For more information or to pre-register, email joel.rodgers@sobeys.com, or call 902-752-6575 (after 6 p.m.) or 902-752-8371 (ext. 8027) weekdays.
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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - APRIL 27
Monday 27th April 2015

Big congratulations to the U14 Nighthawk Girls Volleyball team who won the provincial championship this weekend in Halifax for the second straight year! Kaylin, Madison, Maya, Leah, Mila, Holly, Jessica, Riley and Peyton made their coaches, parents and especially their two biggest fans (Lisa and Andrew) proud!
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Bowlers from Pictou & Colchester Counties took top honors in the annual 12-team CNR Todd Memorial Bowling Tournament in Bible Hill last week. After finishing the round robin tied with a team from Campbellton, New Brunswick, ColPic Connections won the tournament by one pin in a four box roll off. The tournament is North America's oldest Candlepin Bowling tournament. Congratulations to Pictou County's Ed Cormier, Ray Watters and Jim Lyons, as well as Don Lowe, Mike McGill, and Colchester County Mayor Bob Taylor!
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Northern Nova Soccer club is holding try outs for the Under 16 boys team. The first try out is tonight from 8-9pm at the Sobeys indoor soccer complex in Stellarton. Registration forms will be available at the first try out, as well as available online @ www.nnusc.com. You have to be registered prior to trying out! Any questions please call Phil Casey at 902-755-1362
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Pictou County Lacrosse will be holding registration at the Pictou County Wellness Centre Tuesday, April 28 @ 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. If you are unable to attend registration, please contact the Pictou County Lacrosse Registry at 902-759-1321 or by email at pclacrosse@hotmail.com
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The Northern Subway Selects Female Midget AAA Hockey Club will be conducting Spring ID Camps at the Pictou County Wellness Centre on 3 May and 5 May.
Sunday May 3rd
8:00 am to 8:15 am Registration
8:30 am to 9:30 am Fitness Testing
10:00 am to 11:30 pm On-Ice Session
2:30 pm to 4:00 pm On-Ice Session
Tuesday May 5th
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm On-Ice Session
For further information please contact Bob Perry, e-mail bperry@ns.sympatico.ca
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On Sunday, May 3rd, North Nova Education Centre's Athletic Council will host their 2nd annual True Grit Race at Trenton Park. The race will start at 9:30am and participants can run distances of 5km or 10km. Cost is $30 for adults or $15 for students, which includes a race shirt. To register, go to: raceroster.com. For additional information about the event, please contact lewislk@ccrsb.ca. All funds raised at the event will go to support student-athletes and upgrades in North Nova's athletic facilities.
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Registration will be closing soon for the Miss Miles 5km Fun Run on May 10. For complete details, click here.
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The 5th annual Relay for Life Ball Hockey tournament will take place May 9 at the North End Rec Centre’s outdoor rink in New Glasgow, beginning at 8 a.m. Money raised will go toward the police service’s entry in the Relay for Life, which is scheduled for June 27 at the Scott Weeks Sports Complex in New Glasgow. There are no age restrictions and it is a co-ed event, if teams choose. The entry fee is $20 per player, with each team guaranteed a minimum of three games. There will be a silent auction and barbecue, and organizers are now selling 50/50 tickets, with the draw to be held the day of the tournament. For more information, contact Ryan Leil at 301-5836, Brian Haines at 755-1999 or Dave Guthro at 759-9309.
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A baseball umpiring clinic is coming May 9 to in the gymnasium at the town office in Westville. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m., the clinic running 9 to 5. This clinic offers Levels 1, 2, and 3, with a cost of $70 for levels 1 and 2, and $100 for Level 3. The cost includes BNSUD membership rates, 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 attend. Returning umpires are asked to bring their rulebooks, are advised to wear sneakers and loose fitting clothing and are asked to bring a ball glove and a mask if possible. For more information or to pre-register, email joel.rodgers@sobeys.com, or call 902-752-6575 (after 6 p.m.) or 902-752-8371 (ext. 8027) weekdays.
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STELLARTON SITS OUT REN DISCUSSION
Tuesday 21st April 2015

Another town is opting out of the REN debates. At last night’s meeting of Stellarton town council, Councillor Ken Frances reported on his recent meetings with the municipalities looking to join Regional Enterprise Networks 4 and 5, saying he felt that neither group was eager to have Pictou County’s municipal units join. Councillor Judith MacLellan made the point that while it would be better to have provincial funding for economic development by joining a REN, it makes more sense to have all the units agree on which one to join.

Westville and New Glasgow have also decided to put off the decision on joining a REN for now. Mayor Joe Gennoe says he will bring up the topic at the next meeting of the county’s Mayors and Warden.

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP APRIL 8
Wednesday 8th April 2015

The schedule has been set for the MHL finals. The first game will be on the Dieppe Commandos' home ice this Sunday, with game 2 at the RECC Centre in Truro Tuesday the 14th. Game 3 will be Thursday in Dieppe, then back in Truro for game 4 Friday night. Game 5, if necessary, will be Sunday the 19th in Dieppe. The Bearcats host game 6 on the 21st, with game 7 set in Dieppe Friday the 24th.
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The Nighthawks U14 Girls Volleyball continue their perfect season after winning the U14 tournament in Bridgewater over the weekend. The team was 10-0 in the round robin, and defeated Acadia in the final. That puts the girls' season at 40 wins with no losses!
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The Weeks Major Midgets are searching for a General Manager for next season. The GM handles team finances, registrations, accommodations, parent meetings, coaches, equipment, and supervises other staff. To apply for the volunteer position, e-mail Anthony Conway at tconway@fraserhoyt.com
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Pictou County Athletics' Run, Jump and Throw Program begins next week in New Glasgow and Pictou. The program is for kids 5-12 years of age, and costs $60 per child, with family rates available. Pictou sessions run each Monday at 6:15, beginning April 13 through June 1. For information, contact genahenderson@icloud.com or phone 902-485-1914. Sessions in New Glasgow will be Wednesdays at 6, starting April 15 through June 3. For information, contact trevorboudreau@hotmail.com or call 902-695-2490.
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The Pictou County Lightning has a pair of teams involved in the Division 2 Bantam B provincial basketball tournament this weekend. Games at North Nova begin Friday afternoon.
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The MacGregor Midget AAA baseball club will resume training on April 11th from 3-5pm at the Sobey's Indoor Soccer Complex. For more info please email macgregormidgets@gmail.com or call Scott Fisher at 902 396 6028.
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Spring Training for Bantam and Midget baseball starts this Sunday (April 12) at the Sobeys indoor soccer complex in Stellarton. Bantam will run from 6pm to 7pm. Midget will run from 7pm to 8pm. Cost is $60 for10 sessions. Pre-registration is required. Please contact Rob Mackay for more information at robertm@ns.sympatico.ca or 902-759-0992.
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Northern Nova United Soccer club will be holding in-person registrations on Saturday April 11th from 10am-1pm. All registerations are at the William M. Sobey Indoor Sports Complex. Online registration is available too: it's easy, convenient and highly encouraged. Visit www.nnusc.com for more details. Early registration fees will be in effect until April 30th, so register as soon as possible
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A baseball umpiring clinic is coming May 9 to in the gymnasium at the town office in Westville. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m., the clinic running 9 to 5. This clinic offers Levels 1, 2, and 3, with a cost of $70 for levels 1 and 2, and $100 for Level 3. The cost includes BNSUD membership rates, 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 attend. Returning umpires are asked to bring their rulebooks, are advised to wear sneakers and loose fitting clothing and are asked to bring a ball glove and a mask if possible. For more information or to pre-register, email joel.rodgers@sobeys.com, or call 902-752-6575 (after 6 p.m.) or 902-752-8371 (ext. 8027) weekdays.
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Interested in trying triathlon? May 24th, the first ever YMCA Indoor Triathlon will be hosted by the Tri-Club at the Pictou County YMCA. It's 300 metres of swimming, 10 K on spin bikes, and a 3K run along MacGregor Avenue. The event is open to both YMCA members and non-members, and will cost $25. There's a limit of 100 participants. The Triathlon is affiliated with Johnny Miles Running Events.
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Golf Pro Brian Affleck will be doing his golf tune-up sessions Thursdays from 1pm to 2pm at the Sobey Indoor Sports Complex in Stellarton. A spot on the mats costs $20.
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If you have an item for the Local Sports Round-Up, contact us by email at ckec@ckecradio.ca

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP APRIL 7 *UPDATED 7:55 AM*
Tuesday 7th April 2015

It's going to be the Dieppe Commandos vs the Truro Bearcats in the MHL final. Dieppe finished off the Miramichi Timberwolves last night in game 6 of their series, winning 3-2 in OT. Last week, the Bearcats swept the Valley Wildcats. The schedule for the league final will be announced soon.
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The Nighthawks U14 Girls Volleyball continue their perfect season after winning the U14 tournament in Bridgewater over the weekend. The team was 10-0 in the round robin, and defeated Acadia in the final. That puts the girls' season at 40 wins with no losses!
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The MacGregor Midget AAA baseball club will resume training on April 11th from 3-5pm at the Sobey's Indoor Soccer Complex. For more info please email  macgregormidgets@gmail.com or call Scott Fisher at 902 396 6028.
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Congratulations to the Westville Miners Midget B and coaches for a fabulous hockey season, topped off with winning the SEDHMA Accord division gold medals on Sunday. From your very proud parents, families and fans.
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The Weeks Major Midgets are searching for a General Manager for next season. The GM handles team finances, registrations, accommodations, parent meetings, coaches, equipment, and supervises other staff. To apply for the volunteer position, e-mail Anthony Conway at tconway@fraserhoyt.com
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Pictou County Athletics' Run, Jump and Throw Program begins next week in New Glasgow and Pictou. The program is for kids 5-12 years of age, and costs $60 per child, with family rates available. Pictou sessions run each Monday at 6:15, beginning April 13 through June 1. For information, contact genahenderson@icloud.com or phone 902-485-1914. Sessions in New Glasgow will be Wednesdays at 6, starting April 15 through June 3. For information, contact trevorboudreau@hotmail.com or call 902-695-2490.
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Northern Nova United Soccer club will be holding in-person registrations on Tuesday, April 7th from 6pm-8pm and another on Saturday April 11th from 10am-1pm. All registerations are at the William M. Sobey Indoor Sports Complex. Online registration is available too: it's easy, convenient and highly encouraged. Visit www.nnusc.com for more details. Early registration fees will be in effect until April 30th, so register as soon as possible
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North Nova Education Centre will host their annual Girls Basketball Spring League during the months of April and May. The league is open to all girls in grades 7-12. Games will be played over a 6 week period. Cost for the league is $50 per person, which includes a league t-shirt. Open registration will take place on Tuesday, April 7th, at 6pm at North Nova Education Centre. For more information please contact Shane Hampton at 755-8180 ext. 143 or email hamptons@ccrsb.ca.
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A baseball umpiring clinic is coming May 9 to in the gymnasium at the town office in Westville. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m., the clinic running 9 to 5. This clinic offers Levels 1, 2, and 3, with a cost of $70 for levels 1 and 2, and $100 for Level 3. The cost includes BNSUD membership rates, 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 attend. Returning umpires are asked to bring their rulebooks, are advised to wear sneakers and loose fitting clothing and are asked to bring a ball glove and a mask if possible. For more information or to pre-register, email joel.rodgers@sobeys.com, or call 902-752-6575 (after 6 p.m.) or 902-752-8371 (ext. 8027) weekdays.
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Golf Pro Brian Affleck will be doing his golf tune-up sessions Thursdays from 1pm to 2pm at the Sobey Indoor Sports Complex in Stellarton. A spot on the mats costs $20.
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FUNDRAISING EFFORT FOR WESTVILLE FAMILY DISPLACED BY FIRE.
Monday 6th April 2015

A Go-Fund-Me page has been set up to aid a Westville family after a fire destroyed their home the night before Easter.

A relative set the page up with a $10,000.00 goal. The family has already been overwhelmed with donations, and they've told East Coast FM they have no room to store any more goods donated by the community, as they have two hotel rooms full of items.

The fire displaced the family consisting of two adults and five children, ages 12 and under.

Here is the link to the page:
http://www.gofundme.com/r2j5aug?fb_action_ids=10153159641281469&fb_action_types=og.shares&fb_ref=undefined


HOUSE FIRE IN WESTVILLE
Sunday 5th April 2015

A family from Westville has been displaced by a house fire.

The blaze happened last night shortly after midnight.

The couple and their five children are being assisted by the Canadian Red Cross.

There were no injuries.



FILL YOUR LOCAL FIREFIGHTERS' BOOTS FOR CHARITY
Thursday 2nd April 2015

With the Easter weekend upon us, Pictou County firefighters will be asking the public to fill their boots. The annual “Fill the Boot” campaign for Muscular Dystrophy takes place across the region today and Saturday with 23 departments taking part. Firefighters and their boots can be spotted at more than a dozen businesses in New Glasgow, Westville, Stellarton, Pictou, River John and Lyons Brook.

The money raised goes to Muscular Dystrophy Canada to support their mission of enhancing the lives of those affected with neuromuscular disorders by providing ongoing support and resources while relentlessly searching for a cure through well funded research.


WESTVILLE SUMMER STUDENT WANTED TO HELP DEVELOP MORE ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION
Tuesday 31st March 2015

The town of Westville is getting a Recreation Intern for the summer. The town is one of ten municipalities being funded for a 15-week Leadership Intern through the Clean Nova Scotia's Youth Conservation Corp. The position involves developing trails and active transportation in Westville, working with the town's Recreation Co-ordinator.

WESTVILLE BEGINS EXAMINATION OF COMMON PLANNING STRATEGY
Tuesday 31st March 2015

The town of Westville has taken its first steps to streamline its by-laws. At last night's town council meeting, there was a public hearing concerning a proposed new Inter-Municipal Planning strategy. The idea is for the five towns in the County to adopt a common set of rules for future planning, as well as a common set of land use by-laws.

The strategy is still in the early stages, and the town encourages citizens to contact them if they have questions or concerns. Town council will accept written or oral submissions until April 24th.

WESTVILLE SCHOOL SITE TO BECOME RESIDENTIAL SPACE
Tuesday 31st March 2015

The future of Highland Consolidated has been secured, but not as a school. The building, which has been a hot potato over the last several months between the town of Westville and the School Board, will be converted into apartments and office space. Westville CAO Kelly Rice told council last night that the town has entered into an agreement with a New Brunswick developer who has done similar work with other schools in the province.

The agreement will see the developer take ownership of Highland Consolidated after it has been converted into 41 residential units, and 6 commercial units. Once the proper permits are in place, work could begin as early as August.


LOCAL SPORTS ROUND-UP MARCH 31
Tuesday 31st March 2015

The Miramichi Timberwolves look to take the lead in the Meek Division Final of the MHL tonight against the Dieppe Commandos. The Best-of-7 series is tied 1-1. The Truro Bearcats are up 2-0 on the Valley Wildcats in the Eastlink Division Final following a 6-5 win Sunday, game 3 is tonight as well.
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The North Nova Gryphons boys hockey team played three games this weekend but could only garner one point and were not able to advance to the crossovers in provincial play. In a hectic day for the tournament organizers, the Gryphons played their first game at the Westville Arena as the Pictou County Wellness Centre was experiencing roof leaks on both ice surfaces. The Gryphons faced the Millwood Knights and were shut out 2-0.
The second game was played out of the Wellness Centre and saw the Gryphons lose 5-2 to JL Ilsley out of Halifax. NNEC faced the Riverview Redmen and had to go to sudden death overtime, where the Redmen scored 30 seconds in to take the win. Kieran MacGillivray played a strong game in the net for the 3-2 loss.
The Citadel Phoenix won the provincial title on Sunday afternoon against the JL Ilsley Judges 4-0.
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The Pictou County Atom A Crushers participated in the Provincial Day of Champions on Saturday, March 28th and came away as silver medalists! The South Shore Ice Sharks won the provincial title in a well-matched game against the Crushers with a final score of 3-2. The Atom A Crushers had an amazing season which included winning silver at the KFC Tournament in Truro, gold at the Antigonish Automobile Association Tournament, finishing first in the Highland Fundy League and winning the North Conference Championship which took them to the Day of Champions!
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The Bantam A Crushers came home with silver in their final game of their season. Playing Saturday evening at the Colchester Legion Stadium in the Provincial final against the Sackville Flyers, the final score was 6-2 for Sackville. Player of the game went to Spencer Nichol. A huge thank you from all the boys and their families to coaches Larry and Ron Turnbull, Terry DeCoff, Kevin Peterson and Manager Pearl Kelly for a very successful season.
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Shout out to the Pictou County Atom AA Crushers who captured the provincial title on the weekend in Truro. Players are Landon Sim, Keefer Avery, Logan Crosby, Blaise MacDonald, Tanner Steele, Joseph Mason, Liam Berthiume, Lucas Canning, Cale Archibald, Jack Noftall, William Fraser, Camden Kelly, Cory MacGillivary, Cameron Young, Michael Law and Thomas Gariepy. Thanks to the coaching staff Jon Sim, Jerry Berthiume, Scott Canning and manager Korey Avery for a great season!
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The Pictou County Female Hockey Association ended its season Sunday with two silver medals and one gold. The PeeWee AA Subway Selects had a nail-biting final at Hector Arena Sunday during the provincial finals.  The Selects defeated the Dartmouth Whalers 2-1 in overtime to claim the provincial title. Jenna Hickey scored the winning goal.  The Selects were undefeated in round robin play throughout the weekend.
The Atom A Subway Selects also had their own battle on the ice against the Valley Wild in their provincial showdown Sunday in Truro. The Selects came from behind twice to tie the game, but lost 5-4 in overtime. The Midget A Subway Selects were also silver medalists Sunday in Truro after losing 2-1 to the Yarmouth Mariners.
Both the Atoms and Midgets were named North Conference champions earlier this month which earned them a spot in the Day of Champions provincial finals Sunday. This weekend marked the official end of the Pictou County Female Hockey Association's hockey season. It iced eight female teams this year from novice to midget, all of which had their own success.
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The North Nova Education Centre Gryphons female hockey team won silver medals at the NSSAF Division 1 provincials, the best finish for the club in its history. The Gryphons played a back and forth contest in the championship game at the Antigonish Arena against the C. P. Allen Cheetahs. In a back and forth contest, CPA held on for a 3-2 victory. The Gryphons advanced to the final after defeating the Lockview Dragons in a close 1-0 match in the cross-over. NNEC made it to the semi-final with a perfect record, winning all three round-robin games to take first place in their pool. CPA earned the berth in the final with a 3-1 victory over the host Dr. J.H. Gillis Royals in the other semi-final. The championship game was the second game on Sunday for seven of the players, who also play on the Pictou County Midget A Subway Selects team. They competed at the Hockey Nova Scotia Day of Champions in the morning in Truro, where they also won silver.
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The Midget A Maripacs won their provincial title over the weekend, with a decisive 7-3 victory. Kiel MacDonald was game MVP with 4 goals and an assist. On Thursday, the Maripacs defend their SEDMHA Odyssey title.
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The Nighthawks U-14 Girls Volleyball team finish March with a perfect record after going 12-0 to win the Saint Mary University U-14 Tournament this weekend. That makes the girls 28-0 for the month.
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The Basketball Nova Scotia U12 Division 5 championships were held this weekend at West Pictou Consolidated School.  Stellarton Oak Ridge Royals took home the gold going undefeated in their 5 games.  Halifax's Mainland Express, Dartmouth's ABA Celtics, Shelbourne Thrashers, and Valley Shooting Stars all fell to the Royals.  The last game saw a great match up between Stellarton and North Preston with Stellarton taking the game 38-36.  Tournament MVP went to Marcus MacLeod, Tournament All Star went to Cody MacDougall.  Player of the Game awards went to Pierre Aucoin, Brayden MacDonald, and Aaron Hubley.  Congratulations also to team members Isak Lannon, Owen Brophy, Kalan Sharpe, Blayse Stevenson, Max MacCallum and Aidan MacPhee for putting up some strong numbers on the boards and playing intense defence!  Well done boys!  Your coaches and families are very proud!
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A shout out to the Pictou County Lightning basketball U12 boys and girls on their provincial tournaments this past weekend. D5 girls and D6 boys came home with bronze medals, and the D2 girls just missed their bronze but are in 12th place overall in the province! Good showing by all our teams!!
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North Nova Education Centre will host their annual Girls Basketball Spring League during the months of April and May. The league is open to all girls in grades 7-12. Games will be played over a 6 week period. Cost for the league is $50 per person, which includes a league t-shirt. Open registration will take place on Tuesday, April 7th, at 6pm at North Nova Education Centre. For more information please contact Shane Hampton at 755-8180 ext. 143 or email hamptons@ccrsb.ca.
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The Panthers Volleyball Club's U16 team traveled to Antigonish this past weekend for the 3rd Superseries event hosted by Volleyball Nova Scotia. They came away with three wins and three losses, with two losses going to a tie-breaking third set and within 2 points. Their wins were against Dartmouth in 3 sets, The South Shore Smash in 2 sets, and a nail biter against Bedford Blizzard by scores of 32-30, 26-24. Their strong showing will place them seeded higher in the upcoming Volleyball Nova Scotia Championships taking place in May at the Canada Games Centre.
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A member of the Kanokai Judo Club travelled to Fredericton, NB over the weekend for the Atlantic Judo Championships. Kyle Sutherland of Scotsburn won silver in the under 81 kg division for Male U21. Congratulations to Kyle!
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Golf Pro Brian Affleck will be doing his golf tune-up sessions Thursdays from 1pm to 2pm at the Sobey Indoor Sports Complex in Stellarton. A spot on the mats costs $20.
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If you have an item for the Local Sports Round-Up, contact us by email at ckec@ckecradio.ca

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - MARCH 30 *UPDATED 1:30 PM*
Monday 30th March 2015

The Miramichi Timberwolves have evened up the Meek Division Final of the MHL with a 5-1 home win Saturday night over the Dieppe Commandos. The Best-of-7 series is now tied 1-1, with Game 3 set for Tuesday. The Truro Bearcats are up 2-0 on the Valley Wildcats in the Eastlink Division Final following a 6-5 win yesterday.
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The North Nova Gryphons boys hockey team played three games this weekend but could only garner one point and were not able to advance to the crossovers in provincial play. In a hectic day for the tournament organizers, the Gryphons played their first game at the Westville Arena as the Pictou County Wellness Centre was experiencing roof leaks on both ice surfaces. The Gryphons faced the Millwood Knights and were shut out 2-0.
The second game was played out of the Wellness Centre and saw the Gryphons lose 5-2 to JL Ilsley out of Halifax. NNEC faced the Riverview Redmen and had to go to sudden death overtime, where the Redmen scored 30 seconds in to take the win. Kieran MacGillivray played a strong game in the net for the 3-2 loss.
The Citadel Phoenix won the provincial title on Sunday afternoon against the JL Ilsley Judges 4-0.
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The Pictou County Atom A Crushers participated in the Provincial Day of Champions on Saturday, March 28th and came away as silver medalists! The South Shore Ice Sharks won the provincial title in a well-matched game against the Crushers with a final score of 3-2. The Atom A Crushers had an amazing season which included winning silver at the KFC Tournament in Truro, gold at the Antigonish Automobile Association Tournament, finishing first in the Highland Fundy League and winning the North Conference Championship which took them to the Day of Champions!
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The Bantam A Crushers came home with silver in their final game of their season. Playing Saturday evening at the Colchester Legion Stadium in the Provincial final against the Sackville Flyers, the final score was 6-2 for Sackville. Player of the game went to Spencer Nichol. A huge thank you from all the boys and their families to coaches Larry and Ron Turnbull, Terry DeCoff, Kevin Peterson and Manager Pearl Kelly for a very successful season.
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Shout out to the Pictou County Atom AA Crushers who captured the provincial title on the weekend in Truro. Players are Landon Sim, Keefer Avery, Logan Crosby, Blaise MacDonald, Tanner Steele, Joseph Mason, Liam Berthiume, Lucas Canning, Cale Archibald, Jack Noftall, William Fraser, Camden Kelly, Cory MacGillivary, Cameron Young, Michael Law and Thomas Gariepy. Thanks to the coaching staff Jon Sim, Jerry Berthiume, Scott Canning and manager Korey Avery for a great season!
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The Pictou County Female Hockey Association ended its season Sunday with two silver medals and one gold. The PeeWee AA Subway Selects had a nail-biting final at Hector Arena Sunday during the provincial finals.  The Selects defeated the Dartmouth Whalers 2-1 in overtime to claim the provincial title. Jenna Hickey scored the winning goal.  The Selects were undefeated in round robin play throughout the weekend.
The Atom A Subway Selects also had their own battle on the ice against the Valley Wild in their provincial showdown Sunday in Truro. The Selects came from behind twice to tie the game, but lost 5-4 in overtime. The Midget A Subway Selects were also silver medalists Sunday in Truro after losing 2-1 to the Yarmouth Mariners.
Both the Atoms and Midgets were named North Conference champions earlier this month which earned them a spot in the Day of Champions provincial finals Sunday. This weekend marked the official end of the Pictou County Female Hockey Association's hockey season. It iced eight female teams this year from novice to midget, all of which had their own success.
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The North Nova Education Centre Gryphons female hockey team won silver medals at the NSSAF Division 1 provincials, the best finish for the club in its history. The Gryphons played a back and forth contest in the championship game at the Antigonish Arena against the C. P. Allen Cheetahs. In a back and forth contest, CPA held on for a 3-2 victory. The Gryphons advanced to the final after defeating the Lockview Dragons in a close 1-0 match in the cross-over. NNEC made it to the semi-final with a perfect record, winning all three round-robin games to take first place in their pool. CPA earned the berth in the final with a 3-1 victory over the host Dr. J.H. Gillis Royals in the other semi-final. The championship game was the second game on Sunday for seven of the players, who also play on the Pictou County Midget A Subway Selects team. They competed at the Hockey Nova Scotia Day of Champions in the morning in Truro, where they also won silver.
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The Midget A Maripacs won their provincial title over the weekend, with a decisive 7-3 victory. Kiel MacDonald was game MVP with 4 goals and an assist. On Thursday, the Maripacs defend their SEDMHA Odyssey title.
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The Nighthawks U-14 Girls Volleyball team finish March with a perfect record after going 12-0 to win the Saint Mary University U-14 Tournament this weekend. That makes the girls 28-0 for the month.
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The Basketball Nova Scotia U12 Division 5 championships were held this weekend at West Pictou Consolidated School.  Stellarton Oak Ridge Royals took home the gold going undefeated in their 5 games.  Halifax's Mainland Express, Dartmouth's ABA Celtics, Shelbourne Thrashers, and Valley Shooting Stars all fell to the Royals.  The last game saw a great match up between Stellarton and North Preston with Stellarton taking the game 38-36.  Tournament MVP went to Marcus MacLeod, Tournament All Star went to Cody MacDougall.  Player of the Game awards went to Pierre Aucoin, Brayden MacDonald, and Aaron Hubley.  Congratulations also to team members Isak Lannon, Owen Brophy, Kalan Sharpe, Blayse Stevenson, Max MacCallum and Aidan MacPhee for putting up some strong numbers on the boards and playing intense defence!  Well done boys!  Your coaches and families are very proud!
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A shout out to the Pictou County Lightning basketball U12 boys and girls on their provincial tournaments this past weekend. D5 girls and D6 boys came home with bronze medals, and the D2 girls just missed their bronze but are in 12th place overall in the province! Good showing by all our teams!!
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North Nova Education Centre will host their annual Girls Basketball Spring League during the months of April and May. The league is open to all girls in grades 7-12. Games will be played over a 6 week period. Cost for the league is $50 per person, which includes a league t-shirt. Open registration will take place on Tuesday, April 7th, at 6pm at North Nova Education Centre. For more information please contact Shane Hampton at 755-8180 ext. 143 or email hamptons@ccrsb.ca.
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A member of the Kanokai Judo Club travelled to Fredericton, NB over the weekend for the Atlantic Judo Championships. Kyle Sutherland of Scotsburn won silver in the under 81 kg division for Male U21. Congratulations to Kyle!
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Golf Pro Brian Affleck will be doing his golf tune-up sessions Thursdays from 1pm to 2pm at the Sobey Indoor Sports Complex in Stellarton. A spot on the mats costs $20.
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If you have an item for the Local Sports Round-Up, contact us by email at ckec@ckecradio.ca

SPORTS ROUNDUP FOR MARCH 28
Saturday 28th March 2015

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The Truro Bearcats have struck first in the Eastlink Division Finals of the MHL, earning a 6-4 victory over the Valley Wildcats last night in Berwick. Jimmy Soper led the way with two goals and an assist. Game 2 in the Best-of-7 series will be played tomorrow at the Rath Eastlink Community Centre. In the Meek Division Final, the Dieppe Commandos take a 1-0 series lead into Game 2 tonight in Miramichi.
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Results from the opening day of the Division 1 NSSAF Provincial Boys Hockey Championships at the Wellness Centre, with some games yesterday played at the Westville Arena:
CEC 2  Sir John A 1
Citadel 2  Parkview 1
Millwood 2  NNEC 0
Riverview 5  JL Ilsley 4 (shootout)
CEC 4  Parkview 2
Citadel 4  Sir John A  2
Millwood 3  Riverview 4
NNEC  3  JL Ilsley 5
Games continue today at the Wellness Centre.
9:00am. Citadel vs CEC
10:45 am. Parkview vs Sir John A
12:30 pm. Riverview vs NNEC
2:15 pm. JL Ilsley vs Millwood
The semifinals will be played at 7:15pm and 9pm.
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Meanwhile, The North Nova Gryphons Women's Team is in Antigonish this weekend for their championship series. They won both of their opening day games, beating CP Allen 3-2, before shutting out Avon View 7-0. They wrap up the round robin at 12:00noon against Auburn before the semi-finals go tonight at 5:30pm.
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The Hockey Nova Scotia Day of Champions has moved – because of concerns of snow on the roof at the BMO Centre in Bedford, the tournament will now be played at the Colchester Legion Stadium and Rath Eastlink Community Centre in Truro. 8 teams from Pictou County will be on the ice to play for a Provincial Championship Banner. The Atom A, Atom AA, and Bantam A Crushers will all be in action, as will the Pictou Maripac Midget A team, Trenton Steeler Midget B's, New Glasgow Bomber Pee Wee B's, and the Midget A and Atom Pictou County Subway Selects. We want to wish good luck to all 8 Pictou County teams!
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The 32nd Annual Donald Keddy Memorial Hockey Tournament, 35 and under division, is taking place this weekend. As part of the festivities, there's a dance at the White Tail Pub tonight from 10 pm-2 am.
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The Peewee AA Selects are hosting provincials in Pictou this weekend. They play twice today, at 8:30 this morning and 12:30 in the afternoon.
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The final matchup is set for the NSJHL playoffs, as the Valley Maple Leafs finished off the defending champion Sackville Blazers with a 5-3 win last night. The Maple Leafs win the Fred Fox Division Final in 6 games, and advance to face the Glace Bay Miners in the Provinicial and League Championship series. The series schedule is yet to be announced. The winner will advance to the Don Johnson Memorial Atlantic Canadian Championship hosted by the Western Red Wings of the IJHL.
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Tomorrow is the final day before the Ice starts coming out of the Hector Arena. There will be a shinny pick up hockey tourney with registration starting at 3:30pm. $30 per player. Games will start at 4:30p.m. all proceeds raised from this event will go to the Hector Arena.
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The MacGregor Kinsmen Midget AAA Baseball club will be continuing spring training /tryouts for the upcoming season. All Midget aged players are encouraged to attend. As well an invitation is being extended to any bantam aged players looking to get an early start to their season. All sessions will be under the direction of the 2014 National Midget AAA Provincial Representative MacGregor Kinsmen coaching staff as well as guest instructors. The first session is Sunday from 3-5 pm at the Sobeys indoor soccer complex in Stellarton. Registration will take place between 2:30-3 pm. Cost per session is $10. All players must bring indoor shoes ,workout gear and water. Players will need a parent to sign a waiver form. For more info please email  macgregormidgets@gmail.com or call Scott Fisher at 902 396 6028.
Dates and times for the sessions:
March 29 - 3:00 to 5:00
April 4 -1:00 to 3:00
April 11 - 3:00 to 5:00
April 25 - 3:00 to 5:00
may 2 - 3:00 to 5:00
may 9 - 1:00 to 3:00
may 16 - 1:00 to 3:00
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Golf Pro Brian Affleck will be doing his golf tune-up sessions Thursdays from 1pm to 2pm at the Sobey Indoor Sports Complex in Stellarton. A spot on the mats costs $20.
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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP MARCH 27 *UPDATED 9:30 AM*
Friday 27th March 2015

Division Finals in the MHL are underway. In the Meek Division, the Dieppe Commandos took the first game of the series beating the Miramichi Timberwolves 3-1. The Eastlink Division Final begins tonight in Berwick, when the Valley Wildcats host the Truro Bearcats.
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High school girls curling provincials are taking place in Truro, and this morning two Pictou County schools do battle. North Nova lost to West Kings 8-1 in their Thursday morning game before defeating Halifax West, while Pictou Academy beat Prince Andrew 8-7 before losing to Forest Heights later Thursday. The winner of today’s match advances in the tournament, the losing team gets eliminated. Pictou Academy also had a mixed team at provincials, but lost both of their games – 9-2 against North Kings Education Centre and 8-1 to Halifax West – and are out of the event.
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The Division 1 High School Provincials , hosted by North Nova Gryphons, have made some changes because of roof leaks at the Wellness Centre. The opening ceremonies have been cancelled, and the early games, including North Nova's game against Millwood at 12:30 p.m., have moved to Westville. Tonight at 7:45 p.m., the Gryphons play J.L. Isley, and they have a Saturday tilt against Riverview, at 11:45 a.m.
Semifinals are Saturday night at 6:30 and 8:30, with the championship game slated for Sunday at 1 p.m.
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Meanwhile, The North Nova Gryphons Women's Team is in Antigonish this weekend for their championship series. Their first match is with Charles P. Allen of Bedford at 10am Friday morning, then Avon View of Windsor at 7:30. Saturday, the Lady Gryphons face off with Auburn Drive at Noon.
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The Hockey Nova Scotia Day of Champions has moved – because of concerns of snow on the roof at the BMO Centre in Bedford, the tournament will now be played at the Colchester Legion Stadium and Rath Eastlink Community Centre in Truro. 8 teams from Pictou County will be on the ice to play for a Provincial Championship Banner. The Atom A, Atom AA, and Bantam A Crushers will all be in action, as will the Pictou Maripac Midget A team, Trenton Steeler Midget B's, New Glasgow Bomber Pee Wee B's, and the Midget A and Atom Pictou County Subway Selects. We want to wish good luck to all 8 Pictou County teams!
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The 32nd Annual Donald Keddy Memorial Hockey Tournament, 35 and under division, is taking place this weekend. As part of the festivities, there's a dance at the White Tail Pub on March 28th from 10 pm-2 am.
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The Peewee AA Selects are hosting provincials in Pictou this weekend. They have a pair of matches today at 11 and 5, and Saturday at 8:30 and 1:30.
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Sunday is the final day before the Ice starts coming out of the Hector Arena. There will be a shimmy pick up hockey tourney with registration starting at 3:30pm. $30 per player. Games will start at 4:30p.m. all proceeds raised from this event will go to the Hector Arena.
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The MacGregor Kinsmen Midget AAA Baseball club will be continuing spring training /tryouts for the upcoming season. All Midget aged players are encouraged to attend. As well an invitation is being extended to any bantam aged players looking to get an early start to their season. All sessions will be under the direction of the 2014 National Midget AAA Provincial Representative MacGregor Kinsmen coaching staff as well as guest instructors. The first session is Sunday from 3-5 pm at the Sobeys indoor soccer complex in Stellarton. Registration will take place between 2:30-3 pm. Cost per session is $10. All players must bring indoor shoes ,workout gear and water. Players will need a parent to sign a waiver form. For more info please email  macgregormidgets@gmail.com or call Scott Fisher at 902 396 6028.
Dates and times for the sessions:
March 29 - 3:00 to 5:00
April 4 -1:00 to 3:00
April 11 - 3:00 to 5:00
April 25 - 3:00 to 5:00
may 2 - 3:00 to 5:00
may 9 - 1:00 to 3:00
may 16 - 1:00 to 3:00
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Golf Pro Brian Affleck will be doing his golf tune-up sessions Thursdays from 1pm to 2pm at the Sobey Indoor Sports Complex in Stellarton. A spot on the mats costs $20.
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SPORTS ROUNDUP FOR MARCH 20 ***UPDATED 12:15pm***
Friday 20th March 2015

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The Weeks Jr A Crushers have made a shocking move one day after losing game four of the Best-of-7 Eastlink Division semi-final, firing Head Coach and General Manager Jason Malone. In a release issued earlier today, Team President Wade Sullivan said it was a difficult decision to make, particularly at this stage of a playoff series, but he has confidence that Assistant Coach Chad McDavid can turn the series around, beginning with Game 5 tomorrow night at the Wellness Centre.
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Dartmouth, Nova Scotia's Rodell Wigginton and the rest of the Buffalo Bulls have a tall task ahead of them today when they face the West Virginia Mountaineers in the NCAA Tournament. Wigginton is one of over 25 Canadians on roster of teams to make the tournament, and the only one from Nova Scotia. Tip-off time for the Bulls and Mountaineers is scheduled for roughly 3:00pm AT.
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The top two seed in the Eastlink Division are both on the brink of elimination after losses on the road last night in MHL playoff action, while the winners of the Meek Division have completed a sweep of their opening round series. The Weeks Jr A Crushers gave up 3 power play goals, 2 of which came during 5-on-3s, as the Truro Bearcats won 7-0 to take a 3-1 series lead. Jacob Fancy has now not let in a goal in over 5 periods, and the Crushers have scored just 4 times since the 9-1 victory to open the series. Meanwhile, Valley pushed Yarmouth to the edge with an 8-3 win in Berwick, and Dieppe eliminated Campbellton with a 4-3 overtime victory.
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After a successful season the New Glasgow Bombers Peewee B team captured the Highland/Fundy league championship after a close game with the Westville Miners. With a 3-2 final score Braydon Killen lead the way with a hat trick. Xander Vohs was strong in nets while battling shots from the teams strongest competition all season. Coaches credit the win to the teams hard work and dedication over the past few weeks. The Bombers will play the Northside Vikings on Saturday for the Northern Region Championship title.
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While the weather has wreaked havoc with the Sid Rowe Division Final in the NSJHL, the Fred Fox Division Final continues to roll along. Game 4 between the Sackville Blazers and Valley Maple Leafs will be played tonight at the Hants County Arena. The Blazers lead that series 2-1. Meanwhile, Game 2 of the series between the Aecon Atlantic Pictou County Scotians and Glace Bay Miners will finally be played tomorrow night in Glace Bay. The rest of the series schedule now looks like this:
Game 3 – Sun, Mar 22, 7pm @ Trenton Arena
Game 4 – Mon, Mar 23, 7pm @ Trenton Arena
Game 5 – Tue, Mar 24, 7:30pm @ Bay Plex Recreation Centre
Game 6 – Thu, Mar 26, 7pm @ Wellness Centre
Game 7 – Sun, Mar 29, 5pm @ Bay Plex Recreation Centre
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The Northern Subway Selects will try to keep their season going tonight as they host Game 3 of the Best-of-5 NSFMHL League Championship Series against Metro Boston Pizza. Metro leads 2-0 after a pair of close fought wins in Bedford last weekend. Game time tonight at the Wellness Centre is 7:30pm. If the Selects win tonight, Game 4 will also be at the Wellness Centre tomorrow at 12:00, and if the Selects can force a fifth and deciding game, it will go Sunday at 1:45pm in Bedford. The winner of this series will represent Nova Scotia at the Atlantic Championship in Moncton next month.
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The Pictou County Atom AA Crushers will take on the Cape Breton League Champions tomorrow at the Wellness Centre. If they win that game, they'll go on to the provincial championships on March 28 at the BMO Centre in Bedford.
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The Pictou County Atom A Crushers will play the Cape Breton winners this weekend for the Northern Conference title and the right to play in Provincials next weekend.
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The Pictou Maripacs Midget A team is hosting Glace Bay tomorrow afternoon at 4:30pm at the Hector Arena. The winner of the game will advance to the Provincial Championships in Bedford next weekend.
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The Annual Meeting of  Pictou County Athletics will take place at New Glasgow Academy on March 24th, 2015 at 6:00pm.  Anyone interested in the operations of Pictou County Athletics and Pictou County Athletics & Recreation Society are encouraged to attend.  Financial statements and committee reports will be presented.
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The sounds of bats hitting balls will be back this weekend in Stellarton. The MacGregor Kinsmen Midget AAA Baseball club will be holding spring training /tryouts for the upcoming season. All Midget aged players are encouraged to attend. As well an invitation is being extended to any bantam aged players looking to get an early start to their season.
All sessions will be under the direction of the 2014 National Midget AAA Provincial Representative MacGregor Kinsmen coaching staff as well as guest instructors.
The first session will take place this Sunday from 3-5 pm at the Sobeys indoor soccer complex in Stellarton. Registration will take place between 2-3 pm. Cost per session is $10. All players must bring indoor shoes ,workout gear and water. Players will need a parent to sign a waiver form. For more info please email  macgregormidgets@gmail.com or call Scott Fisher at 902 396 6028.
Dates and times for the sessions
March 22 time - 3:00 to 5:00
March 29 time -3:00 to 5:00
April 4 time -1:00 to 3:00
April 11 time-3:00 to 5:00
April 25 time -3:00 to 5:00
May 2 time -3:00 to 5:00
May 9 time 1:00 to 3:00
May 16 time -1:00 to 3:00

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For those looking to join the national women’s softball team, National team coach Mark Smith and the Nova Scotia Canada Games women’s softball coaching staff will hold training sessions March 29, April 12 and April 26 at Sackville High School. Cost is $75 for the three sessions. Training is open to female athletes whose birth year is between 1996 and 2000. The deadline for pre-registration is tomorrow. To register or for more information, email: coaches@nscanadagamessoftball.ca.
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NOVA SCOTIANS STILL DIGGING OUT *UPDATED 8:50AM*
Thursday 19th March 2015

Parts of Atlantic Canada are digging out after the second large storm this week. In some areas, they're dealing with more total snowfall than when White Juan hit in 2004. Military bases in Halifax have closed for the day and Canadian Forces Base Halifax is offering free parking for residents as the city has banned all street parking to help snow removal efforts.
The Pictou Causeway is closed at this hour, the Drummond Road in Westville is closed until 4pm, and the town will re-asses at that time. Highway 6 from Amherst to Port Howe is also closed. The Canso Causeway is closed to high-sided vehicles, and the Confederation Bridge is closed to all traffic. Stay tuned to East Coast FM for the latest conditions, or call 511.


SPORTS ROUNDUP FOR MARCH 18
Wednesday 18th March 2015

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The Truro Bearcats got three unanswered third period goals to break a 2-2 tie and earn a win in game 3 of the Eastlink Division Semi-Finals last night at the Pictou County Wellness Centre against the Weeks Jr A Crushers. The Bearcats now hold a 2-1 series lead in the Best-of-7 heading into game 4 tomorrow night in Truro. Tomorrow's game will be live on Classic Rock 97.9 beginning with the pregame show at 6:45pm.
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Elsewhere last night in the MHL playoffs, the Valley Wildcats take a 2-1 series lead with a 1-0 victory over the Yarmouth Mariners in the Fishtank. Blade Mann-Dixon stopped 39 shots for the shutout. The series shifts back to Berwick for game 4 on Thursday. Dieppe have pushed the Campbellton Tigers to the brink of elimination with a 2-0 win at home, taking a 3-0 series lead. Marc Theriault earned the shutout in that game with 27 saves. The Tigers will need a win at home on Thursday to extend the series to a fifth game.
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One game tonight in the MHL playoffs, as the Woodstock Slammers host the Miramichi Timberwolves in game 3 of their Meek Division Semi-final. That series is tied at 1-1.
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The NSJHL playoffs continue... The Sackville Blazers lead their series 2-1 over the Valley Maple Leafs with game 4 set for Friday. The oft-delayed Game 2 of the Sid Rowe Division Final between the Aecon Atlantic Pictou County Scotians and Glace Bay Miners is Thursday night at Trenton Arena, with puck drop set for 7pm.
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In the NSFMHL playoffs, the Subway Northern Selects trail Metro Boston Pizza 2-0 in the Best-of-5 Provincial Championship Series. Game 3 will be played Friday at the Wellness Centre, with puck drop set for 7:30pm. Game 4, if needed, will also be at the Wellness Centre Saturday at 12:00. The winner of this series will represent Nova Scotia at the Atlantic Championship in Moncton next month.
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The Pictou Maripacs Midget B team played in the Barry Lush Memorial Tournament in Sydney this past weekend, posting a record of two wins and a tie. The Maripacs won 1-0 against the Cape Breton Senators and tied 1-1 against the Cape Breton Islanders before a come-from-behind 6-5 victory against the Northside Vikings. The tournament was called early due to Sunday's storm, but the Maripacs were ahead in points.
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The Pictou County Atom AA Crushers won the Mainland League Championships this past weekend, and next they'll take on the Cape Breton League Champions on Saturday at the Wellness Centre. If they win that game, they'll go on to the provincial championships on May 28th at the BMO Centre in Bedford.
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The Pictou County Atom A Crushers win the Highland/Fundy playoff series in 3 straight games against the Truro Bearcats. The team will play the Cape Breton winners beginning this weekend for the Northern Conference title and the right to play in Provincials.
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Westville Recreation is holding Daily Free Skates every day through until Friday during March Break from 2:30 to 3:30 at the Westville Miner's Sports Centre.
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The Annual Meeting of  Pictou County Athletics will take place at New Glasgow Academy on March 24th, 2015 at 6:00pm.  Anyone interested in the operations of Pictou County Athletics and Pictou County Athletics & Recreation Society are encouraged to attend.  Financial statements and committee reports will be presented.
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The sounds of balls hitting balls will be back this weekend in Stellarton. The MacGregor Kinsmen Midget AAA Baseball club will be holding spring training /tryouts for the upcoming season. All Midget aged players are encouraged to attend. As well an invitation is being extended to any bantam aged players looking to get an early start to their season.
All sessions will be under the direction of the 2014 National Midget AAA Provincial Representative MacGregor Kinsmen coaching staff as well as guest instructors.
The first session will take place this Sunday from 3-5 pm at the Sobeys indoor soccer complex in Stellarton. Registration will take place between 2-3 pm. Cost per session is $10. All players must bring indoor shoes ,workout gear and water. Players will need a parent to sign a waiver form. For more info please email  macgregormidgets@gmail.com or call Scott Fisher at 902 396 6028.
Dates and times for the sessions
March 22 time - 3:00 to 5:00
March 29 time -3:00 to 5:00
April 4 time -1:00 to 3:00
April 11 time-3:00 to 5:00
April 25 time -3:00 to 5:00
May 2 time -3:00 to 5:00
May 9 time 1:00 to 3:00
May 16 time -1:00 to 3:00

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For those looking to join the national women’s softball team, National team coach Mark Smith and the Nova Scotia Canada Games women’s softball coaching staff will hold training sessions March 29, April 12 and April 26 at Sackville High School. Cost is $75 for the three sessions. Training is open to female athletes whose birth year is between 1996 and 2000. The deadline for pre-registration is March 21. To register or for more information, email: coaches@nscanadagamessoftball.ca.
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MEETING PLANNED TO PROTEST BILL C-51
Tuesday 17th March 2015

A meeting scheduled for this Sunday in Westville is being organized to protest the government's proposed Bill C-51, formally titled the Anti-Terrorism Act.
Opponents of the Bill are calling it the most serious attack on civil liberties and democracy since the War Measures Act.
The meeting, scheduled for 3pm at the Westville Recreation Centre, is being organized by Mark Hamilton.
Hamilton says the goal is to find a way to stop the legislation from being enacted into law.
Drew Garvie, a former candidate for the Communist Party of Canada and long-time activist, will be speaking at the meeting.
Garvie says one of the concerns in the Bill is the overly broad definition of terrorism, which could be interpreted to include strikes.


SPORTS ROUNDUP FOR MARCH 17
Tuesday 17th March 2015

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It's game night in the MHL playoffs, as the Pictou County Weeks Jr A Crushers are getting set to host the Truro Bearcats in Game 3 of the Best-of-7 Eastlink Division semi-finals. The series is tied at 1-1 after both teams have won convincingly on home ice. Game time tonight at the Wellness Centre is 7pm. Also tonight, Game 3 of the other Eastlink Division semi-final will be played in Yarmouth, as the Mariners and Valley Wildcats are tied 1-1, and Dieppe looks to take a 3-0 series lead at home in the Meek Division semi-final against the Campbellton Tigers.
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While the game between the Aecon Atlantic Pictou County Scotians and Glace Bay Miners was postponed for the second consecutive time last night, one playoff game in the NSJHL did go ahead as scheduled. The Valley Maple Leafs traveled to Sackville and beat the Blazers 6-3 to close the gap in their Fred Fox Division Final. The Blazers still lead the series 2-1, with game 4 set for Friday. Game 2 of the Sid Rowe Division Final will now be played Thursday night at Trenton Arena, with puck drop set for 7pm.
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In the NSFMHL playoffs last night, the Subway Northern Selects fell to Metro Boston Pizza by a score of 3-0, to go down 2-0 in the Best-of-5 Provincial Championship Series. Game 3 will be played Friday at the Wellness Centre, with puck drop set for 7:30pm. Game 4, if needed, will also be at the Wellness Centre Saturday at 12:00. The winner of this series will represent Nova Scotia at the Atlantic Championship in Moncton next month.
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The Annual Meeting of  Pictou County Athletics will take place at New Glasgow Academy on March 24th, 2015 at 6:00pm.  Anyone interested in the operations of Pictou County Athletics and Pictou County Athletics & Recreation Society are encouraged to attend.  Financial statements and committee reports will be presented.
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Westville Recreation is holding Daily Free Skates every day through until Friday during March Break from 2:30 to 3:30 at the Westville Miner's Sports Centre.
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Golf pro Brian Affleck will be doing special golf tune up for junior golfers at the Sobey Indoor Sports Complex in Stellarton for March Break. Sessions are planned for today and tomorrow from 5:30 to 6:30pm. To book a mat for only $ 20.00, call 902-752-3793.
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TEEN GROUP ORGANIZES FUNDRAISER FOR SKATE PARK IN WESTVILLE
Friday 13th March 2015

A group of teens from in and around Westville have taken it upon themselves to do their part to make positive changes in their community.
The group is organizing a dance for their peers that will be held tonight at the Westville Town Gym, with the proceeds going toward a skate park in the town.
This is the first event for the skate park committee, who made a presentation to Westville Council and had the proposal approved earlier this year.
The dance, from 7 to 10 pm tonight, is for youth aged 12 to 16, with a five dollar admission charge and a cash canteen operating.
Door prizes and a dance-off competition will add to a fun night in support of a great cause.


GROUPE SAVOIE RUNNING OUT OF LUMBER
Thursday 12th March 2015

The Groupe Savoie sawmill in Westville is running out of supplies, and some temporary layoffs may be happening as a result.
Mill manager Andrew Watters says there is a lack of raw material available for the mill to maintain its current production pace.
Watters says there are negotiations in the works to get access to more wood, but they need some help from the province and their private sector suppliers.
Watters indicates that when some roads open up in the spring, then supply will be replenished, but in the meantime, some employees may be temporarily out of work.


NEW GLASGOW POLICE INVESTIGATING VEHICLE THEFT
Wednesday 11th March 2015

The New Glasgow Regional Police are asking for the public's help locating a truck that was stolen early yesterday evening.

The red older model Ford F-150 was taken from the Wonder Auto and Trim on Westville Road in New Glasgow around 5:00pm by a pair described as a white male in his mid to late twenties, and a white female about 5',6” in height with long brunette hair.

Police say anyone with information should call them at (902) 752-1941 or Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers at 1-888-222-TIPS.



CONDITIONAL SENTENCE FOR MULTIPLE THEFTS
Tuesday 10th March 2015

A man who pleaded guilty to a number of shoplifting and theft incidents was sentenced today in Pictou Provincial Court.

32 year old John Mark Fulton committed a series of thefts from stores, and one from a vehicle between July and December of 2014.

In some of the cases, he was accompanied by a female companion who was due to be sentenced today, but her case was put over.

On July 6th and 8th, Fulton and his partner committed two acts of shoplifting, taking a total of almost $1,500.00 from the Atlantic Superstore on Westville Road.

In September, he missed a court date, and a few weeks later stole a satellite radio from a car parked in Stellarton.

After more thefts from Wal Mart, Canadian Tire, and Mark's Work Warehouse in October and December respectively, he was remanded into police custody.

He was sentenced to a 12 month conditional jail term, to be served in the community, and for the first 6 months, he is under house arrest.

Judge Del Atwood explained that although these are his first criminal offenses, if he breaches any of his conditions, it's very likely he will be expected to serve the remainder of his sentence in jail.

In addition, he's also been fined $300.00 in victim surcharges.



SINGLE VEHICLE ACCIDENT IN NEW GLASGOW
Thursday 26th February 2015

New Glasgow Police, New Glasgow Fire Department and EHS are currently on the scene of a single motor vehicle accident near the intersection of Westville Road and Stellarton Road.
Eyewitness reports indicate that the Jaws of Life may be required to extract an occupant from the vehicle.
Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.


WEATHER CAUSES TRANSFORMERS TO SPARK
Tuesday 24th February 2015

Over the past couple of days, there have been multiple reports of transformers catching fire in the New Glasgow and Westville areas.

There was a call around 7:30 this morning to Archimedes Street in New Glasgow, and another in Westville later in the morning.

Beverly Ware, a spokeswoman for Nova Scotia Power, says the report in New Glasgow found that there had been arching, which is essentially sparking on the wire. She also stated that sparking on the transformer in Westville was caused by trees touching the wire, which have since been trimmed.

Ware says the inclement weather has played a part in these incidents. "In essence, what is happening is the gusts of wind are causing the wires to touch and to spark," she said in a statement earlier today, "And that's quite typical on windy days such as we've experienced today in the Pictou County area."

Ware ensures there that in neither case did the pole or transformer actually catch on fire.



TRANSFORMER FIRE IN WESTVILLE DISRUPTS MORNING TRAFFIC
Tuesday 24th February 2015

About 16 hours after a transformer fire in Pictou, another one in Westville had an impact on morning commutes today.
Nova Scotia Power and the Westville Fire Department responded to the scene on North Main Street, which resulted in a section of the street being closed to traffic.


LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP FEBRUARY 24
Tuesday 24th February 2015

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In NSJHL playoff action, the Sackville Blazers opened up a 2 games to 1 series lead over the Liverpool Privateers last night, with a 6-1 home victory. The Fred Fox Division Best-of-7 Semi-Final is off until Sunday when the Privateers host Game 4. The Pictou County Aecon Atlantic Scotians hold a 2-1 lead over the Strait Pirates in their Sid Rowe Division Semi-Final, with Game 4 Friday in Port Hawkesbury. There are no games tonight in the NSJHL playoffs.
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The Valley Wildcats have strengthened their hold on third place in the Eastlink Division of the MHL with a 9-4 win over the Amherst Ramblers in Berwick last night. The Wildcats now have a three point lead over Truro for third place, and can extend that lead when the Wildcats visit Amherst on Wednesday night. The Crushers have already clinched first place in the Eastlink and will face the team that finishes fourth in the opening round of the playoffs, set to begin in about two weeks. This week the Crushers play three games in three nights, hosting Woodstock before hitting the road for games against their two potential opening round opponents. Games on Friday from Berwick and Saturday in Truro will both be on Classic Rock 97.9.
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Russia and Canada Played to a 4-4 draw in Leo Fahey Twilight Hockey League action at the Westville Miners Sports Center on Sunday evening. Goaltenders Sherry Whytewood and Kelly MacInnis played outstanding hockey to keep their respective teams in the game. Russian goalscorers , with a goal apiece were Dawn MacKay, Jayne Murphy, Chrissie MacKay and Danielle Morin. Amy Cameron, Debbie MacLean, Julie Anderson and Lyndsay MacKinnon took care of Canada’s scoring.
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Two games were played yesterday in the Walter Duggan European Handball League. In the first game, Denmark beat Sweden 7-4.
Denmark: Keegan Murray 3, Tommy Clark 2, Raine DeCoste 2
Sweden: Luke Penny 2, Lucas Cameron 2
In Game 2, Russia defeated Britain 8-7.
Russia: Victoria Robertson 5, Ray Chisholm 3
Britain: Ethan MacKenzie 2, Emma Webb 3, Shaylee Fraser 2
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Hike Nova Scotia and the Pictou County Trails Association present a guided snowshoe hike on the Six Mile Brook Trail in Millsville on March 1 at 1 pm. Pre-registration is required at gordon.young@gmail.com or 902-485-5404. Participants qualify to win a trail prize. See www.hikenovascotia.ca for details.
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The Pictou County Basketball Association, (Lightning), are holding a Provincial Teams Evaluation session, this Sunday March 1st from 9 am-12 pm at North Nova Education Center...  open to all Juvenile Aged boys in the county, (17 or under as of Oct 1st 2014).  They are forming 2 teams and we will have one team based out of the Northumberland/ Pictou Town area, and one out of the NG/Stellarton Area. These two teams will be formed with the purpose of learning skills, playing seeding games and playing in provincials. Pre-Registration can take place by emailing, Name, Birth Date, age, gender, grade, address, and e-mail address to pclightning@eastlink.ca
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STELLARTON WOMAN GIVEN HOUSE ARREST FOR SHOPLIFTING
Monday 23rd February 2015

A Stellarton woman was given house arrest after pleading guilty to shoplifting.

Elizabeth Dorothy Turner pleaded guilty after an incident this past October at the Atlantic Superstore on Westville Road, New Glasgow.

She was seen taking several items and loading them into her car before police arrested her.

At the time of the incident, she had no drivers license and was bound by a different undertaking.

Crown Attorney Bill Gorman addressed Turner's 13 prior convictions - 6 of which were for theft - and said her actions were a "flagrant disregard of the retailers ownership of the product."

He recommended a 5-6 month jail term.

Defense attorney Steve Robertson argued that Turner was benefiting from her current house arrest situation, and explained she was in a drug rehabilitation program in Truro.

When offered the chance to speak, Turner said she's been in the program for a year, and the help she's received from her mother has benefited her greatly.

Judge Del Atwood said he sincerely believes she is trying to improve, and comments from her mother have satisfied him that house arrest has been effective.

She was ordered to continue house arrest as part of a 6 month conditional sentence.



LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP FEBRUARY 21
Saturday 21st February 2015

The Aecon Atlantic Pictou County Scotians are now sitting at 1-1 with the Strait Pirates in their Nova Scotia Junior Hockey League playoff series. Each team has a win at home heading into game three which takes place tomorrow night at the Trenton Arena starting at 7:30pm.

In other league action, the East Hants Penguins picked up a one sided road win, beating the Valley Maple Leafs 7-1 last night at the Windsor Ex.
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Westville Minor Hockey's Annual Pee Wee Tournament at the Westville Miners Sports Center is ongoing until tomorrow afternoon. Sixteen teams representing their respective organizations from Nova Scotia and New Brunswick will be taking part in the Tournament: 10 B teams and 6 House League Teams.
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The Pictou County Basketball Association is holding an evaluation for girls aged 11 and under.

It takes place today from 1:00-4:00pm at NNEC.

Two teams will be formed and based out of Northumberland/Pictou Town and New Glasgow/Stellarton respectively.
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The North Nova Education Centre team beat Antigonish 9-2 last night at the Wellness Centre to advance to today's championship game in the High School League Championships. Their opponents today will be the CEC Cougars, who beat East Hants 3-2 to make the finals. They'll be playing at the Wellness Centre tonight at 7:45pm.
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The Knights of Columbus are hosting their annual free-throw contest at the Pictou Academy Gymnasium today.

The event is for all kids aged 8-14, and runs from 10:00am to 11:30am.

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.
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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP FEBRUARY 20
Friday 20th February 2015

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The Strait Pirates evened up their opening round playoff series with the Aecon Atlantic Pictou County Scotians with a 2-1 victory. Spencer Morse scored his second of the playoffs, along with Quinn Marshall, while Brandon Verge got his second of the series for the Scotians. The series is now tied one game apiece. Game 3 of the Best-of-7 goes Sunday night in Trenton.
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The Pictou County Weeks Jr A Crushers took both ends of a home and home series with the Amherst Ramblers. After winning 3-0 back on Saturday in the Jungle, the Crushers backed that up with a 5-1 win last night at the Wellness Centre. Lucas Zwaagstra had a three point night for the Crushers with a goal and two assists. Joel Horodzeijczyk had a shut out streak of more than 111 minutes ended when Keegan Marcott got the Ramblers only goal in the third period.
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The New Glasgow Panthers Volleyball Club traveled to Annapolis Valley recently  to compete in Volleyball Nova Scotia's first of three "Superseries" tournaments . The girls team competed in the very competitive U16 division along with 34 other teams across the province. On Saturday they came up against Dartmouth, South Shore and Antigonish teams, winning  all three of their matches. On Sunday they were defeated by the Sackville Sonics team, as well as Antigonish team B and the South West Fusion by a 2 point margin. They acquired 440 points out of a possible 500. Coach Kellock said that the team played hard and all matches but one were very close. The team is travelling to Cape Breton in early March to compete in the second Superseries.
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The League Championship tournament for the Northern Nova Scotia High School Hockey League is scheduled to take place this weekend at the Wellness Centre, with one game played in Antigonish. Action begins today with three quarter-final games, while the North Nova Gryphons get a bye into the semi-finals as the top seed. The quarter-final matchups will pit CEC from Truro against Northumberland tomorrow at 1pm, followed at 3pm by Hants East facing off against Amherst. In Antigonish, the Dr. JH Gillis Royals will host Dalbrae. The three winners from this afternoon will join North Nova later this evening for semi-finals played at the Wellness Centre at 7:00 and 7:30pm. Then on Saturday the Bronze Medal and Championship games will be played, with both games set to start at 7:45pm.
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Westville Minor Hockey is holding their Annual Pee Wee Tournament at the Westville Miners Sports Center starting this morning and ending Sunday afternoon. Sixteen teams representing their respective organizations from Nova Scotia and New Brunswick will be taking part in the Tournament: 10 B teams and 6 House League Teams.
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Two games were played in the Walter Duggan European Indoor Team Handball League yesterday. The opener had Italy defeating Portugal 7-5.
Italy: Brendan Avery 3, Joe Walsh 2, Kaiden Moulaison1, Ben Strickland 1
Portugal: Braden James 2, Emma Marshall 2, Kate Phillips 1
In the second game, Mexico and Ireland played to a 5-5 tie.
Mexico: Jake Barkhouse 2, Fox Irving 2, Emma MacLeod 1
Ireland: Kate Koch 2, Kaleb Melanson 2, Sam LeBlanc 1
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The 2015 Provincial Winter Special Olympics are taking place in the Valley this weekend, starting with the Opening Ceremonies this evening. Good luck to all participants!
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The Pictou County Basketball Association is holding an evaluation for girls aged 11 and under. It takes place this Saturday, February 21st from 1:00-4:00pm at NNEC. Two teams will be formed and based out of Northumberland/Pictou Town and New Glasgow/Stellarton respectively.
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The Knights of Columbus are hosting their annual free-throw contest at the Pictou Academy Gymnasium this Saturday, February 21st. The event is for all kids aged 8-14, and runs from 10:00am to 11:30am. 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.
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WESTVILLE FINANCIAL VIABILITY
Wednesday 18th February 2015

A new online report card was released yesterday, showing that three Nova Scotia Municipalities are not meeting enough benchmarks to be considered financially viable.
On this list is the town of Westville. Westville Mayor Roger Mackay says the town has been taking steps over the past year to address the concerns by the Financial Condition Index.
Mackay states that he feels that there will be significant changes next year due to the improvements made since last year's report. He says council and staff are working very hard to move Westville forward and they are seeing the result.
Mackay says some of the indicators are out of the municipality's direct control, but he says they are making positive progress on others.
He says the municipality appreciates the FCI as a tool to guide them to future success.


POWER RESTORED IN PICTOU COUNTY ***UPDATED AT 3:30PM***
Wednesday 18th February 2015

Roughly 500 Nova Scotia Power customers in Pictou County were in the dark this morning, as an outage affected areas across the county.

Power crews patrolled the line, and discovered the issue was at the Westville Arena.

"They were able to isolate the arena, and restore power to all the other customers in the area," said Nova Scotia Power senior communications representative Beverly Ware.

The power went out around 11:00am, and was restored about an hour later.



WESTVILLE ONE OF THREE TOWNS NOT MEETING FINANCIAL BENCHMARKS
Wednesday 18th February 2015

Three municipalities in the province are not meeting benchmarks to be considered financially viable, and one of them is the Town of Westville.
An online report card released yesterday shows that Westville, along with Clark's Harbour and Mulgrave, have failed a test that could result in an automatic review of their financial viability.
The grading system, established by the Department of Municipal Affairs, ranks performance in 15 categories such as revenue, budget deficits and capital assets.
The towns are considered to be falling short if they receive red warnings in six or more categories over a three year period.
Municipal Affairs Minister Mark Furey says he is working with municipalities to finalize the review process, which was recommended in a draft report released last fall.


NEW GLASGOW POLICE INVESTIGATE SKIDOO THEFT
Tuesday 17th February 2015

New Glasgow Regional Police are looking for help from the public as they investigate the theft of a Skidoo and trailer from a parking lot in New Glagsow.
Police say the incident occurred between 2:30am and 3:00am on the morning of 12 February, when three suspects broke the lock off of a trailer hitch in a parking lot on Westville Road in the area of the TravelLodge and Swiss Chalet.
Minutes later, a pickup truck pulled up to the trailer and the suspects drove off, with the trailer in tow.
The trailer is a 2013 Clam Shell Trailer, with the license plate T38-1886.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact New Glasgow Regional Police or CrimeStoppers.


VEHICLE DESTROYED, BUILDING DAMAGED IN FIRE
Tuesday 10th February 2015

A vehicle has been destroyed, while the garage it was in suffered smoke and water damage in a fire yesterday in Westville.
The blaze at Arbuckle's Service Centre on North Main Street started around the noon hour.
Westville Fire Department responded to the scene, with assistance from Stellarton Fire Department, and remained on site for roughly two hours.
While crews were on the scene, Westville Police kept North Main Street blocked to traffic.
Westville Fire Chief Ken Dunn says the damage within was contained to one end of the building.

POLICE CLOSE SECTION OF NORTH MAIN STREET IN WESTVILLE
Monday 9th February 2015

Police have blocked off a section of North Main Street in Westville.

Police, Fire, and EHS are all on site at Arbuckle's Service Centre, but at this time few details are available.

They have blocked off a section of the area near the intersection of North Main and Truro Road.

An officer on site had no comment when our East Coast FM News team arrived at the scene, and no further updates were available when we called the department.

We WILL have updates as they become available, and we're expecting a call back from the Westville Police Department when more information is known.



STABBING VICTIM RECOVERING WHILE ACCUSED SET TO APPEAR IN COURT
Monday 26th January 2015

A stabbing incident in Stellarton Friday evening has resulted in charges against a 19 year old Westville man. The accused will be arraigned on charges of aggravated assault, possession of a weapon, and carrying a concealed weapon when he appears in Pictou Provincial Court today. The incident took place on Foord Street in Stellarton, and resulted in the 16 year old victim being airlifted to hospital in Halifax. Police say the young man is recovering.


LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP JANUARY 26
Monday 26th January 2015

Another win for the Aecon Atlantic Pictou County Scotians last night at Trenton Arena. Matt Oldfield had a four point night, with two goals and two assists, to lead the Scotians to a 7-4 win over the Valley Maple Leafs. The Scotians will be back on the ice against the Maple Leafs on Wednesday, in a game that was postponed from December, before hosting Cole Harbour on Saturday night – note the date change – at Trenton Arena. One other game last night had Antigonish defeat Brookfield 6-1.
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Three games yesterday in the Maritime Hockey League, including the Yarmouth Mariners pulling to within four points of the Weeks Jr A Crushers in the battle for first in the Eastlink Division with an 8-5 win in Summerside. The Mariners and Crushers will face off against each other on Thursday at the Wellness Centre. Other games yesterday saw Truro get past Amherst 7-1, and Campbellton upset Miramichi 5-2.
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The Wonder Auto Bantam AA Crushers welcomed the West Hants Warriors on Saturday at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. The Crushers capitlized on many of their scoring opportunites, defeating the Warriors 7-1. Sam McDow lead the way for the Crushers in scoring with 5 points, potting 2 goals and picking up 3 helpers. Also scoring for the Crushers were Matt Martin with a pair, singles to Braydon MacDonald, Zach Houston, and Matt Munroe. Assists going to Nick Dykstra and Michael MacGillivray with 2 each, Parker Hickey and Martin. Nick Laffin made many key saves to pick up the win. The Crushers play a pair of home and home games this weekend vs the Cape Breton West Screaming Eagles. Game 1 goes at the Pictou County Wellness Centre on Saturday, January 31st at 2:30pm.
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The Pictou County Bantam AA Subway Selects suffered their first loss since November 23rd at the hands of the Glace Bay Miners this past weekend. The Selects travelled to Glace Bay on Saturday and dropped a 1-0 decision to the Miners who are tops in the Provincial Bantam AA league. The Selects came out flat and were unable to sustain any pressure in the Glace Bay end. The Miners scored ten minutes into the first period and held that lead through three periods. The Selects had the edge in play through most of the second and third periods but were unable to solve the Glace Bay net minder. Victoria Dunn suffered the loss in the Pictou net. The Selects had a much better effort in the Sunday morning match at the Bayplex. Despite spotting a 2-0 lead early, the Subways battled back and scored two of their own to even things up after two periods. Taylor MacKenzie got the Selects on the board after jamming a loose puck home. Mariah Linehan had an assist on the goal. Linehan evened the score on a nice individual rush, beating two defenders and roofing one to the blocker side. Linehan then put the Selects ahead for the first time with eight minutes remaining in the third when, again, she rushed the puck up ice and slipped one over the pads of the Glace Bay goalie. The Selects looked good to earn the win but with just over four minutes to play, gave up a power play goal to the Miners. The Subways pushed hard in the final four minutes to get the extra point but settled for a 3-3 tie. Jenna Landry was in goal for Pictou who were short three players due to the injury bug. The Selects are back in action next weekend when they take on the Bedford Blues at the West Colchester arena in Debert on Saturday. Game time is at 3pm.
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Finland defeated Russia 5-3 in Leo Fahey Twilight Hockey action last night at the Westville Miners Sports. Julie Anderson’s hat trick and Jayne Murphy’s two goals led the way for Finland. Gina Markie and Stacey Ferguson and Leanne MacDonald replied for Russia.
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On January 31st, the George McKeigan Annual Memorial 8-Ball Tournament will take place at the Rack & Cue. Registration will take place that morning between 10am and noon, followed immediately by the start of play. Cost of entry is 10 dollars, with prizes for the top three finishers. A 50/50 draw will also be held. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Palliative Care Unit of the Aberdeen Hospital. All are welcome.
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Hike Nova Scotia and the Cape to Cape Trail Committee, Pictou County Trails Association present a guided snowshoe hike on the Rogers Hill Trail from Durham to Quarry Brook on February 1 at 1 pm. Pre-registration is required at 902-924-2910 or info@capetocapetrail.ca. Participants qualify to win a trail prize. See www.hikenovascotia.ca for details.
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Pictou Recreation and Parks, in partnership with Active Pictou County and the EAC are hosting a Skate Pass Leader workshop on January 30th, 2015 with Expert Trainer, Adam Berry. The session is designed to teach older youth and adults how to lead the Making Tracks Skate Pass program for children and youth in their communities. Participants will learn about safety, knowing equipment, skateboard control and pushing, riding, grabbing, carving on skateboard, how to pick a safe route and lots of other fun skills. Beginners are welcome and even experienced skateboarders will learn some tips and tricks. By the end of the session participants will be able to demonstrate to others what they have learned and hopefully lead a session of their own. Indoor skateboards, pads, and helmets are provided.
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POLICE INVESTIGATING STABBING IN STELLARTON *UPDATED AT 2:15*
Saturday 24th January 2015

Stellarton Police have made an arrest in last nights stabbing. They've taken a 19 year old Westville man into custody, and he'll appear Monday morning in Pictou Provincial Court.

He's facing charges of aggravated assault, possession of a weapon, and carrying a concealed weapon.

Stellarton Police say the victim is a 16 year old Pictou County resident.

The victim was originally brought to the Aberdeen Hospital, but was airlifted to Halifax shortly after.



LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP JANUARY 22
Friday 23rd January 2015

The Weeks Jr A Crushers lost in overtime for the second consecutive time, but picked up a point in the standings for the seventh consecutive game. Last night at the Pictou County Wellness Centre, the Crushers brought a 4-1 lead into the third period, but a fierce comeback from the Valley Wildcats sent the game to overtime. The Crushers had a power play in the extra frame but could not take advantage thanks to some solid goaltending from Blade Mann-Dixon. Then Brady Atwater scored for the Wildcats to give them the 5-4 win. The Crushers won't have time to dwell on the loss, as they are back in action tonight in Yarmouth. We will have that game from the Fishtank tonight, starting with the pregame show at 6:45pm.
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One other MHL game last night had the Dieppe Commandos dominate the Summerside Western Capitals, 7-2. Seven different Commandos had multi-point games, led by Ryan Groom with four assists.
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Last evening at the Westville Miners Sports Center, the Westville Pee Wee B Miners defeated the Truro Pee Wee A Bearcats 5-2 behind solid goaltending from Jared Snell and Jacob Fraser. Parker Swain led the Miners with two goals. Chris Avery, Gavin Bourque and Kolbe Sarty each had a goal.
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On January 31st, the George McKeigan Annual Memorial 8-Ball Tournament will take place at the Rack & Cue. Registration will take place that morning between 10am and noon, followed immediately by the start of play. Cost of entry is 10 dollars, with prizes for the top three finishers. A 50/50 draw will also be held. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Palliative Care Unit of the Aberdeen Hospital. All are welcome.
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Pictou Recreation and Parks will be offering an Active Start Ringette Program at the Hector Arena beginning January 25th. The program is open to both boys and girls ages 5-11 years. Find out more information by calling Pictou Recreation at 485-4372 or visiting the Town;s website at www.townofpictou.ca.
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Hike Nova Scotia and the Cape to Cape Trail Committee, Pictou County Trails Association present a guided snowshoe hike on the Rogers Hill Trail from Durham to Quarry Brook on February 1 at 1 pm. Pre-registration is required at 902-924-2910 or info@capetocapetrail.ca. Participants qualify to win a trail prize. See www.hikenovascotia.ca for details.
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The Ecology Action Centre (EAC) recognizes skateboarding as a form of active transportation and has developed the Making Tracks: Skate Pass Leader (Train-the-Trainer) Training Session to encourage more youth to take up the habit. Pictou Recreation and Parks, in partnership with Active Pictou County and the EAC are hosting a Skate Pass Leader workshop on January 30th, 2015 with Expert Trainer, Adam Berry.
The session is designed to teach older youth and adults how to lead the Making Tracks Skate Pass program for children and youth in their communities. Participants will learn about safety, knowing equipment, skateboard control and pushing, riding, grabbing, carving on skateboard, how to pick a safe route and lots of other fun skills. Beginners are welcome and even experienced skateboarders will learn some tips and tricks. By the end of the session participants will be able to demonstrate to others what they have learned and hopefully lead a session of their own. Indoor skateboards, pads, and helmets are provided.
For more information about the workshop call 485-4372 or email coordinator@activepictoucounty.ca
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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP JANUARY 22
Thursday 22nd January 2015

The Pictou County Aecon Atlantic Scotians earned their third consecutive victory over the Cumberland County Blues, although this time they needed overtime to do it. Matt Oldfield scored in the extra frame to give the Scotians a sweep of the rare home-and-home-and-home series.
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Two games were played yesterday in the Walter Duggan European Team Handball League. In the first game, Mexico got past Italy by a score of 2-1.
Mexico: Fox Irving 1, Ronnie Hendsbee 1
Italy : Harley Davidson 1
The second game also ended 2-1, this time with Ireland defeating Portugal.
Ireland: Brendan Avery 2
Portugal: Daniel Seymour 1
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The Pictou County Bantam A Crushers earned another silver medal in the 2015 Antigonish Automobile Association ‘A’ tournament. The Crushers led their division with 2 wins and a tie to take on the Antigonish Bulldogs in the crossover game on Sunday Morning.
Game 1 against Cape Breton West resulted in a 5-0 win with Tyler Foote netting 2, Noah Teed and Spencer Nichol each scored 1 and an assist, Bryce Thomsen scored the 5th goal while Ben MacDonald assisted 2, Broden Decoff, Carson Ripoll, Ben Turnbull, and Lauchie Malcolm all helped.
Saturday morning saw the Crushers lead the TASA ducks as Foote netted the first 2,assisted by Nichol and Malcolm. Cairan Boone scored goal 3 assisted by MacDonald then switched as Macdonald scored assisted by Boone. TASA scored their 4th goal late in the third to tie the second game.
Game 3 saw the Crushers take the Cape Breton County Islanders 2-0 with MacDonald scoring first assisted by Foote then Foote assisted by Macdonald.
The crossover game leading to the championship saw the Crushers face their rival Bulldogs.  The Dogs came out with 2 quick goals on Tyler Watters who then shut them down. Malcolm led the Crushers assisted by Seth Marcipont in the first and Boone tied it up with 1.4 seconds left with help from Malcolm and Foote. The Crushers again came out strong scoring another 3 in the second. Nichol scored the winning goal assisted by LeBlanc, then Blake Fraser secured the win with Boone and Monroe Mackay helping. Ripoll put in the 5th helped by Thomsen and Teed. Third period saw Nichol getting his 5th point of the tournament, Foote his 8th and DeCoff his 2nd.
The Crushers battled the TASA ducks for gold Sunday afternoon but with the officiating against them didn’t have a chance as the Ducks scored 5 powerplay goals taking the banner with a 5-0 win.
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Peewee AA Crushers travelled to Windsor and Kentville last weekend coming home with 2 wins, 2 losses. Crushers played a pair of hard fought games as they defeated West Hants twice, winning 5-4 and 4-2.
Scoring were Brycen MacDonald, Jansen Langille, Lucas Fraser, Brody Bowering (2), and Kyle Reim (2), Luke Young, and Jayden Hatchard. Assists came from Matthew Carson, MacDonald, Ben MacGillivary, Hatchard, Nolan MacDonald and Young.
Sunday’s games had a different outcome as they played the Acadia Bearcats and fell to two losses. Scoring in these games were Skylar Earle, Hatchard, N. MacDonald, and Young.  Assists were Hatchard, Thomas Devine, and Earle.  Final scores were 3-2 and 5-2.
Cody MacDougall and Vaughn MacEachern shared the goaltending duties for all games.
The Anchor Motors Peewee AA team will travel to Moncton this upcoming weekend.
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The Weeks Jr A Crushers will be back in action tonight when they host the Valley Wildcats in MHL action. The Crushers will be looking to get back into the win column after losing for the first time in 2015 last week in overtime against the South Shore Lumberjacks. It is the first of back to back games for the Crushers, as they will hit the road Friday to face the Yarmouth Mariners. The game from the Fishtank will be available on Classic Rock 97.9 beginning with the pregame show at 6:45pm.
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The Northern N.S. Regional Satellite, Cue Sports Nova Scotia, 9-ball ranking tour on Jan. 17th at Century Club in New Glasgow was won by Nick Kaiser of Westville over Neil van Rossum of Antigonish. Kelly MacIntyre of Antigonish came in third and Archie Best of Stellarton was fourth.
The fifth and last satellite tour is still scheduled for Feb 7th 2015 but the Regional Playoff date has been changed from March 28th to March 7th. The AAA Provincial Snooker Championship will now be on March 28th.
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On January 17th, 12 athletes from Pictou County Athletics competed in the Jump Start athletics Moncton Open held at the University of Moncton. All PCA athletes had medal placings and represented the club very well. Participants and placings are as follows:
Kelsey Hann- 12-13 yr old category- 2nd in 60m, 2nd in long jump.
Lauren Quann- 16-17 yr old- 1st in high jump, 1st in 200m, 2nd in 60m Hurdles, 3rd in shot put.
Maria Garcia-Mina- 16-17- 3rd in 60m Hurdles, 7th in 200m
Tatum McLean-16-17- 1st in shot put, 1st in weight throw
Alyssa MacNeil- 18-19- 2nd in 60m
Hailey Fahey- 14-15- 3rd- 300m, 3rd- 800m
Genevieve Lemieux-16-17- 2nd- 800m, 3rd- 1500m
Sarah Munroe- 18-19- 3rd-shot put, 3rd- weight throw
Peter Corbin- 16-17- 1st- 3000m, 3rd- 60 m
Brady Walsh- 18-19- 1st-300m, 2nd 200m, 5th- 60m
Scott Langille-18-19- 1st- 3000m, 2nd-1500m
Tony Corbin- 35+- 2nd- 69m
Pictou County Athletics practices three times per week through the winter and these practices are a great way to stay in shape for any and all spring sports. If you are interested in joining the club, contact Pat Carty at cartyab@hotmail.com or check out the Pictou County Athletics website or Facebook page.
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On January 31st, the George McKeigan Annual Memorial 8-Ball Tournament will take place at the Rack & Cue. Registration will take place that morning between 10am and noon, followed immediately by the start of play. Cost of entry is 10 dollars, with prizes for the top three finishers. A 50/50 draw will also be held. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Palliative Care Unit of the Aberdeen Hospital. All are welcome.
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Pictou Recreation and Parks will be offering an Active Start Ringette Program at the Hector Arena beginning January 25th. The program is open to both boys and girls ages 5-11 years. Find out more information by calling Pictou Recreation at 485-4372 or visiting the Town;s website at www.townofpictou.ca.
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Hike Nova Scotia and the Cape to Cape Trail Committee, Pictou County Trails Association present a guided snowshoe hike on the Rogers Hill Trail from Durham to Quarry Brook on February 1 at 1 pm. Pre-registration is required at 902-924-2910 or info@capetocapetrail.ca. Participants qualify to win a trail prize. See www.hikenovascotia.ca for details.
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WELLNESS CENTRE STILL RUNNING IN RED
Wednesday 21st January 2015

The Pictou County Wellness Centre is continuing to operate at a deficit in its third season. The deficit for this year is projected to reach roughly 740-thousand dollars, and County Councilor David Parker says there does not seem to be a plan in place to fix the problem. Warden Ron Baillie, who is a member of the Pictou County Wellness Centre Authority, says the deficit is a topic every time the group meets, and events such as the upcoming Lorrie Morgan concert should help. Baillie reiterated the concern that ice usage is still too far below capacity because of the glut of operating ice surfaces within the county. Revenue from deed transfer taxes should cover roughly one-third of the deficit figure this year, leaving five of the county's six municipalities on the hook for the rest of the shortfall. Westville is the lone exception, as they did not sign on to help fund operating costs for the facility.

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP JANUARY 21
Wednesday 21st January 2015

There was one game last night in the NSJHL, as the Brookfield Elks got past the Antigonish Bulldogs by a score of 4-3. The Aecon Atlantic Pictou County Scotians will hit the ice tonight when they visit the Cumberland County Blues in Springhill. It is the third meeting between these teams in less than a week, with the Scotians winning both previous matchups by a combined scored of 16-7.
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The Pictou County Bantam A Crushers earned another silver medal in the 2015 Antigonish Automobile Association ‘A’ tournament. The Crushers led their division with 2 wins and a tie to take on the Antigonish Bulldogs in the crossover game on Sunday Morning, before moving to the championship game on Sunday where they lost 5-0 to the TASA Ducks.
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Russia and Sweden played to a 5-5 tie In Leo Fahey Twilight Hockey League at the Westville Miners Sports Center on Sunday evening.
Russia: Debbie MacLean 3, Amy Cameron 2
Sweden: Dawn MacKay 1,  Kayla Robichaud 1, Jayne Murphy 1, Caitlyn MacIsaac 1, Daniel Morin 1
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The girl's NRHS basketball team fell to Hants Easts last night 67-54. Courtney Cruikshank had 14 points and Emilee Feltmate had 10 and Hanna MacDonald added 9. Feltmate also added 13 rebounds and Hannah Mertin dished out 7 assists
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The St. FX men's hockey team are scheduled to play one home game, and hit the road for two away games. They'll host the Dalhousie Tigers tonight at 7:00pm at the Keating Millennium Center, before hitting the road Friday to take on the UPEI team in Charlottetown. They'll wrap up their weekend with a stop in Fredericton to play St. Thomas. The women's team have two games in New Brunswick this weekend. Playing St. Thomas in Fredericton Saturday afternoon, and wrapping up their road trip with a game against Mt. Allison Sunday afternoon in Sackville. Both the womens and mens basketball teams are in Wolfville Friday night to take on the Acadia teams at 6:00pm and 8:00pm respectively. The St. FX Track and Field team will participate in the McGill Challenge meet this weekend in Montreal.
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The Weeks Jr A Crushers will be back in action tomorrow when they host the Valley Wildcats in MHL action. The Crushers will be looking to get back into the win column after losing for the first time in 2015 last week in overtime against the South Shore Lumberjacks. It is the first of back to back games for the Crushers, as they will hit the road Friday to face the Yarmouth Mariners. The game from the Fishtank will be available on Classic Rock 97.9 beginning with the pregame show at 6:45pm.
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On January 31st, the George McKeigan Annual Memorial 8-Ball Tournament will take place at the Rack & Cue. Registration will take place that morning between 10am and noon, followed immediately by the start of play. Cost of entry is 10 dollars, with prizes for the top three finishers. A 50/50 draw will also be held. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Palliative Care Unit of the Aberdeen Hospital. All are welcome.
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Pictou Recreation and Parks will be offering an Active Start Ringette Program at the Hector Arena beginning January 25th. The program is open to both boys and girls ages 5-11 years. Find out more information by calling Pictou Recreation at 485-4372 or visiting the Town;s website at www.townofpictou.ca.
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Hike Nova Scotia and the Cape to Cape Trail Committee, Pictou County Trails Association present a guided snowshoe hike on the Rogers Hill Trail from Durham to Quarry Brook on February 1 at 1 pm. Pre-registration is required at 902-924-2910 or info@capetocapetrail.ca. Participants qualify to win a trail prize. See www.hikenovascotia.ca for details.
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The Ecology Action Centre (EAC) recognizes skateboarding as a form of active transportation and has developed the Making Tracks: Skate Pass Leader (Train-the-Trainer) Training Session to encourage more youth to take up the habit.
Pictou Recreation and Parks, in partnership with Active Pictou County and the EAC are hosting a Skate Pass Leader workshop on January 30th, 2015 with Expert Trainer, Adam Berry.
The session is designed to teach older youth and adults how to lead the Making Tracks Skate Pass program for children and youth in their communities.
Participants will learn about safety, knowing equipment, skateboard control and pushing, riding, grabbing, carving on skateboard, how to pick a safe route and lots of other fun skills.
Beginners are welcome and even experienced skateboarders will learn some tips and tricks. By the end of the session participants will be able to demonstrate to others what they have learned and hopefully lead a session of their own.
Indoor skateboards, pads, and helmets are provided.
For more information about the workshop call 485-4372 or email coordinator@activepictoucounty.ca
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WESTVILLE POLICE INVESTIGATING HIT AND RUN
Tuesday 20th January 2015

Westville Police are seeking the public's assistance in their investigation of a hit and run accident that happened Januay 17th.

A Ford Escape was parked in front of the Acropole restaurant on Main St., and was hit by a white Dodge truck with a long box and a yellow V shape plow on the front. The driver of the truck continued on without stopping.

If you have any information on this incident, please contact Westville Police or Crime Stoppers.



LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP JANUARY 17
Saturday 17th January 2015

The Weeks Jr. A Crushers lost Thursday night at the Wellness Centre.

Layton Parsons scored a powerplay goal in overtime to lift the South Shore Lumberjacks to a 3-2 win.

The Crushers are now off until next Thursday when they host the Valley Wildcats.

This week in The Leo Fahey Twilight Hockey League, Canada defeated Russia 4-3 at the Westville Miners Sports Center.

Five games went last night in the Nova Scotia Junior Hockey League.The Glace Bay Miners netted 5 against the Strait Pirates on their way to a 5-2 win. The Sackville Blazers picked up a 6-4 road win against the East Hants Penguins.

The Liverpool Privateers made it a one-sided affair as they downed the Valley Maple Leafs 7-1.

The Pictou Landing Falcons doubled up the Cumberland Blues on the road with a final of 8-4, and finally, the Cole Harbour Colts dropped a home game to the Elks with a final of 10-8 in favor of Brookfield.

North Nova Boy's Varsity Basketball Team continues play in The Anse MacDonald Invitational Tournament today at NNEC.

The Weeks Major Midgets are getting ready to host a double header against the Cape Breton Tradesmen this weekend at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Game times are tonight at 7:30pm and tomorrow afternoon at 1pm.

The St. Francis Xavier X-Women host a pair of games this weekend at the Keating Milennium Centre, with the Saint Mary's Huskies visiting tonight at 7pm, followed by St. Thomas tomorrow afternoon at 3pm. The X-Men hockey team are on the road for a pair of games against UNB and Moncton.

Pictou County Athletics will be holding a registration night next Wednesday, January 21st from 6pm to 6:30pm, for a Run Jump Throw program. For more information, go to the Pictou County Athletics Facebook page.

Pictou Recreation and Parks will be offering an Active Start Ringette Program at the Hector Arena beginning January 25th. The program is open to both boys and girls ages 5-11 years. Find out more information by calling Pictou Recreation at 485-4372 or visiting the Town;s website at www.townofpictou.ca.

Hike Nova Scotia and the Cape to Cape Trail Committee, Pictou County Trails Association present a guided snowshoe hike on the Rogers Hill Trail from Durham to Quarry Brook on February 1 at 1 pm. Pre-registration is required at 902-924-2910 or info@capetocapetrail.ca. Participants qualify to win a trail prize. See www.hikenovascotia.ca for details.

The Ecology Action Centre (EAC) recognizes skateboarding as a form of active transportation and has developed the Making Tracks: Skate Pass Leader (Train-the-Trainer) Training Session to encourage more youth to take up the habit.

Pictou Recreation and Parks, in partnership with Active Pictou County and the EAC are hosting a Skate Pass Leader workshop on January 30th, 2015 with Expert Trainer, Adam Berry. The session is designed to teach older youth and adults how to lead the Making Tracks Skate Pass program for children and youth in their communities.

Participants will learn about safety, knowing equipment, skateboard control and pushing, riding, grabbing, carving on skateboard, how to pick a safe route and lots of other fun skills. Beginners are welcome and even experienced skateboarders will learn some tips and tricks. By the end of the session participants will be able to demonstrate to others what they have learned and hopefully lead a session of their own. Indoor skateboards, pads, and helmets are provided.

For more information about the workshop call 485-4372 or email coordinator@activepictoucounty.ca

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP JANUARY 16
Friday 16th January 2015

The Weeks Jr A Crushers lost in overtime for just the second time this season, and for the second time it was a power play goal that was the difference. Layton Parsons scored with the man advantage 1:19 into the extra frame to give the South Shore Lumberjacks the 3-2 win last night at the Wellness Centre. With the overtime loss, the Crushers move 9 points ahead of the Yarmouth Mariners in first place in the Eastlink Division standings. The Crushers are now off until next Thursday when they host the Valley Wildcats.

This week in The Leo Fahey Twilight Hockey League, Canada defeated Russia 4-3 in a well played game held at the Westville Miners Sports Center.

The Northern Subway Selects Female Midget AAA Hockey Club returned to action after their December break by participating in the DQ Tournament in New Brunswick January 2nd- 4th. The Selects went through the round robin 3-0 and advanced to the semi-final game against the Moncton Rockets. The game was a tight checking affair with the Rockets prevailing 2-1. The Selects had a number of chances late to tie the score but the Moncton goaltender thwarted their attempts. This past weekend the Selects returned to action in the Nova Scotia Female AAA League with a home and home series with Metro Boston Pizza. The teams travelled to Berwick for a late afternoon tilt at the Apple Dome. Madelyn Bourque opened the scoring in the third for the Selects assisted by Taylor Perry. The goal looked like it was going to hold up until with 53 seconds remaining and the extra attacker on the Metro squad evened the score at 1 -1. Not to be outdone, after the faceoff the Subway Selects pressed for the winner and with just 1 second remaining in the third Amanda Dunning scored the winner assisted again by veteran blueliner Taylor Perry. Adi Small picked up the win in goal for the Northern Subway Selects. The two teams squared off again Sunday at the Pictou County Wellness Centre in what turned out to be another game of tight checking and excellent goaltending from Katie Henderson. There was no score until late in the third when Mackenzie Reid took a perfect pass from linemate Madelyn Bourque to score what turned out to be the winner as the Selects completed their sweep of the Metro squad and moved atop the Nova Scotia Female AAA Standings. The Selects next see action this coming weekend with a pair of games against the ProCresting Penguins. The two teams meet on Saturday January 17th at 12:30pm at the Wellness Centre and return to action on Sunday January 18th at 11am at the East Hants Sportsplex.

North Nova Boy's Varsity Basketball Team is Hosting The Anse MacDonald Invitational Tournament today and tomorrow at NNEC. Their first game is this afternoon at 2pm, come by this weekend and catch some exciting games.

The Weeks Major Midgets are getting ready to host a double header against the Cape Breton Tradesmen this weekend at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Game times are Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday afternoon at 1pm.

The St. Francis Xavier X-Women host a pair of games this weekend at the Keating Milennium Centre, with the Saint Mary's Huskies visiting tonight at 7pm, followed by St. Thomas Sunday afternoon at 3pm. The X-Men hockey team are on the road for a pair of games against UNB and Moncton.

Pictou County Athletics will be holding a registration night next Wednesday, 21 January, from 6pm to 6:30pm, for a Run Jump Throw program. For more information, go to the Pictou County Athletics Facebook page.

Pictou Recreation and Parks will be offering an Active Start Ringette Program at the Hector Arena beginning January 25th. The program is open to both boys and girls ages 5-11 years. Find out more information by calling Pictou Recreation at 485-4372 or visiting the Town;s website at www.townofpictou.ca.

Hike Nova Scotia and the Cape to Cape Trail Committee, Pictou County Trails Association present a guided snowshoe hike on the Rogers Hill Trail from Durham to Quarry Brook on February 1 at 1 pm. Pre-registration is required at 902-924-2910 or info@capetocapetrail.ca. Participants qualify to win a trail prize. See www.hikenovascotia.ca for details.

The Ecology Action Centre (EAC) recognizes skateboarding as a form of active transportation and has developed the Making Tracks: Skate Pass Leader (Train-the-Trainer) Training Session to encourage more youth to take up the habit. Pictou Recreation and Parks, in partnership with Active Pictou County and the EAC are hosting a Skate Pass Leader workshop on January 30th, 2015 with Expert Trainer, Adam Berry. The session is designed to teach older youth and adults how to lead the Making Tracks Skate Pass program for children and youth in their communities.  Participants will learn about safety, knowing equipment, skateboard control and pushing, riding, grabbing, carving on skateboard, how to pick a safe route and lots of other fun skills. Beginners are welcome and even experienced skateboarders will learn some tips and tricks. By the end of the session participants will be able to demonstrate to others what they have learned and hopefully lead a session of their own. Indoor skateboards, pads, and helmets are provided which makes participation even easier.
Date: Friday, January 30
Minimum Age: 13 yrs old
Required: Suitable clothes
Fee: Free
For more information about the workshop call 485-4372 or email coordinator@activepictoucounty.ca

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TOWN OF WESTVILLE APPOINTS NEW RECREATION COORDINATOR
Wednesday 14th January 2015

The Town of Westville has made a new hire.

Sally O'Neill has been named the town's new Recreation Co-ordinator.

O'Neill has worked as the Active Pictou County Trails Coordinator for the last two years.

She will start as Recreation Coordinator at the beginning of February.



MACGREGOR MINE EXPLOSION 63 YEARS AGO TODAY
Wednesday 14th January 2015

The date of 14 January is one that holds significance in the mining industry, particularly in Pictou County. Sixty-three years ago today, in 1952, an explosion took the lives of 19 miners, and trapped three others underground at the MacGregor Mine in Stellarton. Many of the men who lost their lives that day were from Stellarton and Westville. It was the worst mine disaster in Pictou County until Westray forty years later.

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP JANUARY 12
Monday 12th January 2015

The Weeks Jr A Crushers extended their winning streak to five games with a pair of 3-goal wins this past week. On Thursday night at the Wellness Centre, the Crushers earned a 5-2 victory over the Campbellton Tigers, as Daniel Walsh scored twice in the win. Then on Saturday, the Crushers went into the Jungle and beat the Amherst Ramblers 4-1. Joel Horodziejczyk stopped 35 of 36 shots faced in his Crusher debut after being acquired in a trade from the Pembroke Lumber Kings on Friday. Two other players will make their debut with the team this Thursday, as the Crushers acquired defenseman Bryan Greene from Campbellton in exchange for Matt Cox, and also got Lucas Zwaagstra from Gloucester of the CCHL.

The Riverview Redmen took the gold at the annual Danny Dorrington High School Hockey Tournament. They beat the North Nova Gryphons 5-2 in the Championship game at Westville Arena yesterday afternoon.

The Aecon Atlantic Pictou County Scotians earned 3 of a possible 4 points in NSJHL action over the weekend. On Saturday night, they dropped a shootout 3-2 to the Glace Bay Miners, but bounced back with a 5-3 win over the Brookfield Elks last night at Trenton Arena. The Scotians continue to chase the Miners in the Sid Rowe Division. The Scotians are 13 points back, but have played 6 fewer games. They will next face the Cumberland County Blues in Springhill on Friday. One other NSJHL game last night saw Antigonish beat the Blues 4-3.

The Wonder Auto Bantam AA Crushers faired out well at the recent Royal Canadian Legion Bantam AA Challenge Cup in Sydney, which consisted of top AA teams from across the province. The Crushers finished with a record of 2-2 among some strong competition. Game 1 went Thurday night at Centre 200 vs the Northside Vikings. The Crushers jumped out to an early lead and never looked back, defeating Northside 4-1. Scoring for the Crushers were Liam Fraser with 2, singles to Brayden MacDonald and Spencer Creed. Assists going to Parker Hickey, Kyle Walsh, Alex MacKinnon, Matt Martin and Luke Sheehan. Nick Laffin was solid in goal for the Crushers, getting the win. Player of the game award went to Zach Houston. The Crushers win also came with a huge loss, as Liam Fraser received an upper body injury that will see him sidelined for the next 6-8 weeks. Game 2 went Friday vs the Cape Breton West Screaming Eagles. The Eagles jumped out to an early 1-0 lead, but the Crushers answered back with 3 goals to take the game 3-2. Scoring for the Crushers were Sam McDow, Parker Hickey, and Matt Martin. Assists going to Matt Munroe, Kyle Walsh, and Brayden MacDonald. Ryan Royles picked up the win in goal. Player of the game award went to Matt Martin. On Saturday, the Crushers played games 3 and 4 of the tournament. Game 3 went against the Cape Breton County Islanders. The Crushers carried a 4-2 lead late into the third period, on a pair of goals by Alex MacKinnon, and singles to Sam McDow and Michael MacGillivary. Assists going to MacGillivary with 2, Riley Sheehan, Kyle Walsh, Matt Martin, Brayden MacDonald and Daniel Molyneaux. However, with 3 minutes remaining in the game, the CB Islanders outworked the Crushers, scoring 3 quick unanswered goals, with the game winner coming with only 27 seconds remaining, to take the game 5-4. Player of the game award went to Michael MacGillivary. Game 4 went against the Cole Harbour Red Wings at County Arena in Coxheath. The Crushers put up a fight, but were outplayed by the powerful Red Wings squad. The Crushers fell to the Wings, 7-0. Player of the game award for the Crushers went to Matt Munroe. The Dartmouth Whalers won the Challenge Cup by defeating Cole Harbour 3-1 in the final. Full results and stats of the tournament can be found at http://rclchallengecup.goalline.ca/. The Wonder Auto Bantam AA Crushers play a pair of home games this coming weekend at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. The first game will go Saturday at 1:00pm vs the Western Valley Spartans. The second game goes Sunday at 9:15am vs the Truro Bearcats.

The Pictou County Bantam AA Subway Selects won two more games this weekend as they continue to climb the female Bantam AA Provincial League Standings. The Selects played host to the Cole Harbour Wings in Pictou on Saturday and came out on top with a score of 2-0. Eight minutes into the first period, Lindsey Smith broke down the left wing and fired a snapshot through the pads of the Cole Harbour net minder to put the Selects ahead 1-0. Pictou County goaltender, Jenna Landry had her first career assist on the play. The game would remain 1-0 for Pictou until Lindsey MacDonald iced it with a wrap around goal with just over four minutes to play. Line mates Rhea Young and Briana Cameron earned assists on the goal. Landry got the shut out between the pipes. On Sunday, the Subways travelled to Halifax where they took on the Hawks in an afternoon tilt. Halifax came out hard and kept the Selects off the board and limited scoring opportunities, despite being outshot 5-0. The Hawks had the edge in play in the second, outshooting Pictou 6-1. Selects goaltender Victoria Dun made several key saves to keep the game knotted at zero heading into the third period. The Selects found their legs in the final frame and had several good scoring chances before Eva Wornell finally put the Subways ahead 1-0 four minutes into the period. Pictou County would hang on to the lead and complete their weekend sweep with the 1-0 victory over the Hawks. Dunn earned the shutout for her team. Pictou County returns to league play with three big games on tap next weekend. The Selects host TASA at the Wellness Center on Friday night, Valley in Pictou on Sunday, then travel to Bedford to play TASA on Sunday.

The North Nova Girls' Varsity basketball team returned home from the 32nd Annual Charlottetown Confederation Classic this weekend with a Championship banner. The girls defeated Three Oaks Senior High School, Charlottetown Rural A and Charlottetown Rural AAA to advance to the final against the host team Charlottetown Rural AAA. The girls won the championship 80-63.

The Northumberland Regional High Girls Varsity Basketball team finished with a record of 2-1 and took home second place honours at the Dalbrae Invitational tournament over the weekend. Sally Bates lead the Nighthawks scoring over the three games with 54 points, followed by Emily Mertin with 49. Emilee Feltmate led the team with 31 rebounds and Hannah Mertin was the top playmaker with 11 assists. The Nighthawks next face NNEC Junior Varsity Wednesday night at 5:45pm at North Nova.

The Pictou Fisheries Pool is now taking registration for the Winter Session of the Red Cross Swim lessons. Lessons will begin on January 14th and run for 8 weeks. For more information or to register for either session, call the Pool in Pictou or email aquatics@townofpictou.com

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SPORTS ROUNDUP FOR JANUARY 11TH
Sunday 11th January 2015

Joel Harodacheck was outstanding in his debut with the Weeks Jr A Crushers last night in Amherst, as he stopped 35 of 36 shots he faced in leading the Crushers to a 4-1 win.

Regan Spears, Cole Murphy and Mike Lyle each had one goal and one assist as the Crushers won their fifth in a row.

The Truro Bearcats also won last night, 6-3 over the South Shore Lumberjacks, while the County Aces beat the Valley Wildcats 3-2, and Miramichi snuck past Woodstock, also 3-2.

The Crushers are now off until Thursday when they host the South Shore Lumberjacks.

The Crushers made two other roster moves on trade deadline day in the MHL.

They acquired Lucas Zwaagstra from the Gloucester Rangers of the CCHL for future considerations.

Then, to add some extra depth on the blueline, the Crushers picked up Bryan Greene from the Campbellton Tigers, in exchange for Matt Cox.

To see the complete list of trade deadline deals in the MHL, go to themhl.ca, and click on transactions under the news tab.

There are three games in the Chediac Furniture Nova Hockey League tonight at the Stellarton Rink.

At 5:20, Whitey's Vikings take on Dewtie's Excavating. 6:50 has Connors Transfer Limited facing the Pictou Landing Falcons, and at 8:20 the Elk's Club faces Nat Pro Gas.

The final of the annual Danny Dorrington High School Hockey Tournament takes place this afternoon at the Westville Arena. That game goes at 1:15pm when the NNEC Gryphons take on the Riverview Redmen from Cape Breton.

There were two games in the Nova Scotia Junior Hockey League last night. The Glace Bay Jr. Miners downed the Pictou Scotians 3-2 in a shootout. The other game saw the Sackville Blazers beat the Liverpool Privateers 8-4.

In CIS hockey action, the St. FX X-Men beat the Acadia Axeman with a final of 4-2.

The Pictou Fisheries Pool is now taking registration for the Winter Session of the Red Cross Swim lessons. Lessons will begin on January 14th and run for 8 weeks. For more information or to register for either session, call the Pool in Pictou or email aquatics@townofpictou.com

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP JANUARY 10
Saturday 10th January 2015

The Weeks Jr A Crushers will have a new goaltender on the roster when they take to the ice tonight in Amherst. The Crushers have picked up Joel Horodzieczyk from the Pembroke Lumber Kings of the CCHL. In 21 appearances with the Lumber Kings this season, Horodzieczyk has a 2.51 GAA, and a .914 save percentage. To make room for him on the roster, Head Coach and GM Jason Malone has indicated that Devon Tremblay has been released by the club.

The annual Danny Dorrington High School Hockey Tournament continues today at The Westville Rink. The action kicks off at 9:00am when Dalbrae takes on Northumberland Regional High School. Games are scheduled all day, with the final game of the evening taking place at 9:00pm.

The St. Francis Xavier X-Men and X-Women hockey teams are both busy this weekend, with each team playing twice. The X-Men are at Dalhousie tonight before hosting Acadia tomorrow. The X-Women will play at the Keating Millenium Centre twice, tonight against Dalhousie, then Sunday afternoon they will host Mount Allison. The X basketball teams are on the road for their only action this weekend – against the Acadia Axemen and Axewomen.

There were three games last night in the Nova Scotia Junior Hockey League. Liverpool made a successful trip to Cole Harbour, and blanked the Colts 5-0. The Glace Bay Miners downed the Strait Pirates 8-3, and the East Hants Penguins picked up a 7-2 win over the Valley Maple Leafs.

The Pictou County Atom A Crushers were to play two league games this past week-end in a home and home with Cumberland County Ramblers, but poor weather on Sunday forced the cancellation of the second game. On Saturday, the Crushers travelled to Springhill to face the Ramblers. It was a close game, but the Crushers went ahead in the third period to seal the 7-5 win. Seth Gallant netted a hat trick for the Crushers, with Ben Wallace, Nikos Bonvie, Lane Lochead and Dylan Kontuk adding singles. Assists went to Gallant (2), Bonvie, and Cameron MacKinnon. Cole Battist and Jacob MacLeod shared the games between the posts. The Atom A Crushers meet the Antigonish Bulldogs for two games at the Wellness Center this week-end.

The Pictou Fisheries Pool is now taking registration for the Winter Session of the Red Cross Swim lessons. Lessons will begin on January 14th and run for 8 weeks. For more information or to register for either session, call the Pool in Pictou or email aquatics@townofpictou.com

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP JANUARY 9
Friday 9th January 2015

The Weeks Jr A Crushers remain perfect in 2015 after a 5-2 home win against the Campbellton Tigers last night in the MHL. Daniel Walsh scored twice to lead the way for the Crushers who have now won 4 in a row going back to the last game before the Christmas break. They have also opened up a 10 point lead on the second place Yarmouth Mariners in the Eastlink Division. Up next for the Crushers is a Saturday night trip to the Jungle to face the Amherst Ramblers. Game time is 7pm, and you can catch the game on Classic Rock 97.9 beginning with the pregame show at 6:45pm.

The Northumberland Regional High School Boys Varsity Hockey Team are hosting the annual Danny Dorrington High School Hockey Tournament this weekend at the Westville rink. It's an eight team tournament, starting this morning. Northumberland plays twice today, at 10:45 and 7:30 pm following the 7:15 opening ceremonies. They play again Saturday at 10 am. Visiting teams are North Nova, Hants East, Riverview, Amherst, J.H. Gillis, Dalbrae and West Kings.

The St. Francis Xavier X-Men and X-Women hockey teams are both busy this weekend, with each team playing twice. The X-Men are at Dalhousie tonight before hosting Acadia tomorrow. The X-Women will play at the Keating Millenium Centre twice, tonight against Dalhousie, then Sunday afternoon they will host Mount Allison. The X basketball teams are on the road for their only action this weekend – against the Acadia Axemen and Axewomen.

The Pictou County Atom A Crushers were to play two league games this past week-end in a home and home with Cumberland County Ramblers, but poor weather on Sunday forced the cancellation of the second game. On Saturday, the Crushers travelled to Springhill to face the Ramblers. It was a close game, but the Crushers went ahead in the third period to seal the 7-5 win. Seth Gallant netted a hat trick for the Crushers, with Ben Wallace, Nikos Bonvie, Lane Lochead and Dylan Kontuk adding singles. Assists went to Gallant (2), Bonvie, and Cameron MacKinnon. Cole Battist and Jacob MacLeod shared the games between the posts. The Atom A Crushers meet the Antigonish Bulldogs for two games at the Wellness Center this week-end.

The Pictou Fisheries Pool is now taking registration for the Winter Session of the Red Cross Swim lessons. Lessons will begin on January 14th and run for 8 weeks. For more information or to register for either session, call the Pool in Pictou or email aquatics@townofpictou.com

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SPORTS ROUNDUP FOR JANUARY 8TH
Thursday 8th January 2015

There was only one game in the Maritime Junior A Hockey League last night. The Summerside Western Capitals downed the Dieppe Commandos 5-4 in a shootout. Mason Krueger had two goals, and Thomas Stavert had two assists in the winning effort.

The Northumberland Regional High School Boys Varsity Hockey Team are hosting the annual Danny Dorrington High School Hockey Tournament this weekend at the Westville rink from January 9-11.

It's an eight team tournament, starting Friday at 9am. Northumberland plays twice on Friday, at 10:45 and 7:30 pm following the 7:15 opening ceremonies. They play again Saturday at 10 am. Visiting teams are North Nova, Hants East, Riverview, Amherst, J.H. Gillis, Dalbrae and West Kings.

PCA will hold practices on Sunday afternoons, Wednesday evenings and Friday evenings.  For more information , please contact Pat Carty at cartyab@hotmail.com

The Scotsburn Bantam AAA Crushers started off the new year on the right foot winning their first two games of 2015. On Saturday at the Pictou County wellness Center they defeated the Halifax ACCEL Hawks 3-0 in League play.

Andrew Mac Leod earned the shut out stopping all 16 shots he faced. Oliver Schnare brood a scoreless tie in the first minute of the third period when he rifled a puck past the Hawks goaltender on an assist from Jaden Mason.

Kevin Mason scored at the midway of the third assisted by Jake Martin. Kevin then added an empty net goal assisted by his brother Jaden to seal the victory.

This was the Crushers first win since Dec 5th when they defeated Cole Harbor.

On Wednesday night the Crushers travelled to Bedford to play an exhibition game against the St John's Ice Breakers who are here to participate in a tournament.

They fell behind 2-0 early as they took two penalties in the first 5 minutes, but went on to score 5 straight goals to win 5-2.

Ben Callaghan scored his first goal of the season tipping home a shot from his brother Evan. Mason Hawley also picked up an assist.

Schnare evened the score with a power play marker early in the second on an assists from Cameron Mac Callum and Jake Martin. Martin scored the winning goal assited by Evan Callaghan. Jaden Mason scored another power play goal late in the second and was set up by Ryan MacLennan. Martin rounded out the scoring on a great set up by Kevin Mason.

Mitchell Cummer played well in goal stopping all but two of the 18 shots he faced.

The Crushers are on the road this weekend playing in Cole Harbour Saturday and Truro on Sunday.

The Pictou Fisheries Pool is now taking registration for the Winter Session of the Red Cross Swim lessons. Lessons will begin on January 14th and run for 8 weeks. For more information or to register for either session, call the Pool in Pictou or email aquatics@townofpictou.com

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JP CORMIER MOVES ANNUAL BIRTHDAY BASH TO NEW GLASGOW
Wednesday 7th January 2015

JP Cormier is moving his now legendary birthday bash and community fund raiser to Glasgow Square Theatre this month, and with it a star-studded lineup in support of the Pictou County Christmas Fund. The well-known Cape Breton born singer-songwriter, who now lives in Westville, has celebrated his birthday with musical friends at a Cape Breton venue the past five years. However, the well-known musician wanted to bring the event closer to his new home for 2015, and as a result JP’S Annual Birthday Bash will be at Glasgow Square on 24 January, 7pm, the day after his 46th birthday. Cormier will be joined by special guests Bruce Guthro, Lennie Gallant, Dave Gunning, Thom Swift, The Elliott Brothers, Jim Dorie, Decota McNamara and Dylan Cormier. Tickets will be on sale Thursday, 8 January, and are $40 advance, plus applicable fees. The show is a fundraiser for the 2015 Pictou County Christmas Fund. Tickets are available at Glasgow Square Theatre Box Office, H and R Music, any Ticketpro outlet, online at www.ticketpro.ca or call 1-888-311-9090. For more information go to www.glasgowsquare.com or call 902-752-4800, or check out Glasgow Square’s Facebook and Twitter page.

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP JANUARY 7
Wednesday 7th January 2015

The Pictou County Bantam AA Subway Selects continue to roll along with a superb season. After silver medal finishes at the Subway Cup in Pictou County and the Grant Thornton Early Bird in the PEI, The Selects were golden in Moncton this past weekend after winning the 10th annual West Kent tournament. The Selects racked off five straight wins enroute to their Gold medal finish. The Selects began their quest against the Fundy Hurricanes on Friday afternoon. It was a physical, fast paced affair that saw each team take multiple penalties. It also resulted in the loss of second year Subway, Camryn Halliday, who suffered a severe lower body injury, early in the first period.  The Selects rallied around the injury and prevailed with a 2-0 win. Sarah MacNeil and Sophia Wornell did the scoring for Pictou County. Jenna Reid and Chloe MacDonald added assists. Jenna Landry earned the shutout. The Selects then took on the Central Storm of PEI in a late evening match. Again it took the Selects to the third period before they could solve the Storm's netminder. Eva Wornell and Brianna Cameron, with her first of the season, led the Selects to the 2-0 victory. Victoria Dunn earned the shutout in goal. Saturday morning the Subways had a chance to earn their way into Sunday's semi final with a win over New Brunswick's Western Phantoms. This would be another close checking, hard fought match with limited scoring opportunities. Sophia Wornell took a pass from her sister Eva late in the first to take a 1-0 lead. That turned out to be the only scoring play in the game and the 1-0 victory sent the Selects directly into the Sunday morning semi-final. Landry earned her second shutout of the weekend. Sunday morning would turn out to be one of the tightest, most exciting games of the weekend as the Selects took on the Moncton Rockets, the team who had defeated the Selects in the final at the Early Bird in November. The Subways came out flying in the first period and kept the Rockets hemmed in. Heath Miller opened the scoring with her first of the season to give Pictou County a 1-0 lead. Taylor MacKenzie made it 2-0 when she deflected a Sophia Wornell slap shot into the back of the net. The Rockets kept coming though and made it 2-1 before the end of the second. Late in the third, Moncton tied it at two, sending the game to overtime. After seven minutes of sudden death three on three, neither team could finish, sending it into a shootout. Hannah Porter scored what proved to be the winner in the fourth round after Pictou goalie Victoria Dunn stymied the last shooter for Moncton. The shootout win earned a spot in the afternoon final against the Valley Wild. The final saw two evenly matched teams square off in a repeat of the final at the Subway Cup. In that tourney, it was the Wild who walked off with the Championship. At the DQ, however, the Subways had an alternate plan. Sophia Wornell got the Pictou County squad out to an early lead with assists from Rhea Young and Taylor MacKenzie. Sarah MacNeil put the Selects up 2-0 with assists from Chloe MacDonald and Eva Wornell. The Wild came back with one of their own in the second period only to be countered by Lindsey MacDonald to give the Selects a 3-1 lead.  Brianna Cameron and Young picked up assists. The Valley would get one more but the Selects hung on for the 3-2 victory and the gold medal. Jenna Landry got the win between the pipes. Following the game, coaches Dave MacNeil and Dave Wornell spoke about the resilience of the girls. "it was tough on the girls to see one of their team mates injured but they really rallied and came together as a group", said Wornell. "We faced some real challenges in every game this weekend but the girls adapted and responded to every one of them and we're very proud of their performance", added MacNeil. The Selects return to league action this coming weekend when they host the Cole Harbour Wings on Saturday at the Hector Arena and then travel to Halifax to take on the Hawks on Sunday.

There was one game last night in the NSJHL. The visiting Brookfield Elks got past the Liverpool Privateers by a score of 5-2. The Elks will be the visitors for the Aecon Atlantic Pictou County Scotians next home game this Sunday at Trenton Arena. The night prior to that the Scotians will be in Glace Bay to face the Sid Rowe Division leading Miners.

The fourth of five satellite, Open 9-ball Provincial ranking tournaments will be at Century Club in New Glasgow on Saturday January 17th for the Northern Mainland Nova Scotia Region of Cue Sports Nova Scotia. Presently Billy Martin of Toney River is the top ranked player followed by William Holmes of Durham and Jeff Gillin of New Glasgow. Century Club will pay the entry fees for FOUR pool players into the National 9-ball Championship in Toronto this coming June. All pool Players in Nova Scotia are welcome to play in these 5 satellite tours but only players who reside in Northern Nova Scotia can play in the Regional Championship which will be on March 28th 2015.

The second of four, round robin, snooker ranking tournaments for the Northern Region of Cue Sports Nova Scotia ended on Dec 31st 2014. Century Club will have four snooker players representing our region in the National Snooker Championships in Toronto, June 6th to 20th 2015. The present standings would see Bill Martin ( his tenth National ), Jeff Gillin, Peter Borden and Nick Kaiser being those four players. Archie Best and John Rushton presently the alternates. The third snooker tour is now underway and will end on February 15th.New players are always welcome. Call 902-755-2255.

The Northumberland Regional High School Boys Varsity Hockey Team are hosting the annual Danny Dorrington High School Hockey Tournament this weekend at the Westville rink from January 9-11. It's an eight team tournament, starting Friday at 9am. Northumberland plays twice on Friday, at 10:45 and 7:30 pm following the 7:15 opening ceremonies. They play again Saturday at 10 am. Visiting teams are North Nova, Hants East, Riverview, Amherst, J.H. Gillis, Dalbrae and West Kings.

Pictou County Athletics will hold registration for their winter season tonight at the YMCA. Registration will take place from 7pm to 8pm with the first practice following registration at 8pm. PCA will hold practices on Sunday afternoons, Wednesday evenings and Friday evenings.  For more information , please contact Pat Carty at cartyab@hotmail.com

The Pictou Fisheries Pool is now taking registration for the Winter Session of the Red Cross Swim lessons. Lessons will begin on January 14th and run for 8 weeks. For more information or to register for either session, call the Pool in Pictou or email aquatics@townofpictou.com

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP FOR JANUARY 3RD
Saturday 3rd January 2015

The MHL resumed regular season play last night. The Woodstock Slammers picked up the first win of the year, downing the Truro Bearcats 3-2 in a shootout.

That wasn't the only game for the Bearcats though, and they didn't let the loss slow them down as they came back later to down the Valley Jr. A Wildcats 4-3 in a shootout.

In other MHL action, the Amherst Ramblers edged the Yarmouth Jr. A Mariners 5-4. and the Campbellton Tigers blanked the South Shore Lumberjacks 4-0. Darcy Burley got a hat trick in that game, and Will King stopped 31 shots in the impressive shutout victory. Also worth noting is Christopher Langlais' performance for Campbellton. He did allow 4 goals, but faced 40 shots.

The NSJHL also got rolling last night with one game in regular season play. The East Hants Penguins took down the Brookfield Elks 10-3.

The Pictou County Aecon Atlantic Scotians hit the ice on Sunday against the Cole Harbour Colts. The last time those two teams played, Cole Harbour picked up a 6-3 win.

The Weeks Major Midgets begin the stretch run in the 2014-15 NSMMHL season with a home-and-home series against the Cape Breton West Islanders. The game in Pictou County goes tonight at the Wellness Centre at 7:30pm, with the return match in Port Hood on Sunday at noon.

The St. Francis Xavier X-Men and X-Women hockey teams are hosting a double-header today against the Saint Mary's Huskies. The X-Women will face off against the Huskies at 3pm at the Keating Millenium Centre, followed by the X-Men at 7pm.

The Pictou County Female Hockey Association is hosting The Subway Cup, which includes A divisions teams from peewee to midget as well as a novice jamboree, continuing today at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Championship games start at 2:15 p.m.

The Pictou Fisheries Pool is now taking registration for the Winter Session of the Red Cross Swim lessons. Lessons will begin on January 14th and run for 8 weeks. For more information or to register for either session, call the Pool in Pictou or email aquatics@townofpictou.com

The New Glasgow Minor Hockey Bombers Bantam B team, will hold a bottle-drive fundraiser in the town of New Glasgow today from 9:00am-3pm.

The Nighthawks Girls U14 Volleyball Club will be holding a Bottle Drive in Stellarton starting at 9:30am. To support this team you can also drop your bottles off at Stewart's Bottle Exchange on the Westville Road and let the workers know that they are for the U14 Girls Volleyball Club.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP JANUARY 2
Friday 2nd January 2015

The regular seasons for the MHL resumes tonight, although the Crushers do not play until later this weekend. The Weeks Jr A Crushers hit the road for a pair of games this weekend. Tomorrow night they will make the trip across the Northumberland Strait to face the Summerside Western Capitals starting at 7pm. That game will be available on Classic Rock 97.9 starting with the pregame show at 6:45pm. Then on Sunday they will be in Dieppe for an afternoon match up against the Commandos. That game will not be on Classic Rock 97.9, although you can catch it on FastHockey-dot-com. The Crushers come into 2015 with a 4 point lead in the Eastlink Division over the Yarmouth Mariners.

The NSJHL also gets rolling tonight, with one game, while the Pictou County Aecon Atlantic Scotians will kick off 2015 with a home game this Sunday against Cole Harbour. It is a rematch of the last game the Scotians played before the Christmas break, which was won by the Colts 6-3. The Scotians come out of the break in second in the Sid Rowe Division, 11 points behind Glace Bay, but holding 5 games in hand.

The Weeks Major Midgets begin the stretch run in the 2014-15 NSMMHL season with a home-and-home series against the Cape Breton West Islanders. The game in Pictou County goes tomorrow night at the Wellness Centre at 7:30pm, with the return match in Port Hood on Sunday at noon.

The St. Francis Xavier X-Men and X-Women hockey teams are hosting a double-header this weekend against the Saint Mary's Huskies. The X-Women will face off against the Huskies at 3pm on Saturday at the Keating Millenium Centre, followed by the X-Men at 7pm.

For the second time this hockey season, The Pictou County Female Hockey Association is hosting an all-female tournament this weekend. The Subway Cup, which includes A divisions teams from peewee to midget as well as a novice jamboree, will take place today and tomorrow at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. The tournament begins at 10:30 a.m. this morning, and championship games start at 2:15 p.m. tomorrow. The complete two-day schedule can be found on the website at www.sport.ca/2015Subwaycup.

Tonight's game between NNEC and Northumberland High will not be played. The make up time will be January 16th at 7pm at the Wellness Centre.

Pictou County Athletics is hosting a Christmas Break Camp from January 2nd-4th at the North Nova Education Centre. There are four different skills development sessions open for registration, including an Introduction to Athletics for ages 10 to 13, Sprint and Sprint Hurdles, Jumps, or Middle Distance Running. Athletes can choose to participate in one or more parts of the camp. Applications can be found at pictoucountyathletics.com. For more details, contact Pat Carty at cartyab@hotmail.com or check out Pictou County Athletics on Facebook.

The Pictou Fisheries Pool is now taking registration for the Winter Session of the Red Cross Swim lessons. Lessons will begin on January 14th and run for 8 weeks. For more information or to register for either session, call the Pool in Pictou or email aquatics@townofpictou.com

The New Glasgow Minor Hockey Bombers Bantam B team, will hold a bottle-drive fundraiser in the town of New Glasgow on Saturday, January 3 from 9-3pm. If the weather is bad, it will be held the following Saturday.

The Nighthawks Girls U14 Volleyball Club will be holding a Bottle Drive in Stellarton; this Saturday, January 3rd starting at 9:30am. To support this team you can also drop your bottles off at Stewart's Bottle Exchange on the Westville Road and let the workers know that they are for the U14 Girls Volleyball Club.

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POWER OUTAGE UPDATE AS OF 12:20 P.M.
Thursday 1st January 2015

A power outage affecting roughly 400 customers this morning in parts of Stellarton, Westville, Union Centre, Landsdowne and area, as well as areas of SaltSprings and Mount Thom has been restored. The outage lasted roughly 2 hours for many of the customers.


NEW YEAR'S LEVEES ACROSS THE COUNTY
Thursday 1st January 2015

As residents of Pictou County ring in 2015, the tradition of mayor's levees continues. The first levee to get underway today will take place at 10am in the Trenton Rink. At noon, New Glasgow will host a levee at the Town Chambers. Two events begin at 1pm, in the Stellarton Fire Hall, and the Municipal Building in Westville.

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP JANUARY 1
Thursday 1st January 2015

For the second time this hockey season, The Pictou County Female Hockey Association is hosting an all-female tournament this coming weekend. The Subway Cup, which includes A divisions teams from peewee to midget as well as a novice jamboree, will take place Friday and Saturday at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. The tournament begins at 10:30 a.m. Friday and championship games start at 2:15 p.m. Saturday. The complete two-day schedule can be found on the website at www.sport.ca/2015Subwaycup.

The Friday January 2 game between NNEC and Northumberland High will not be played. The make up time will be January 16th at 7pm at the Wellness Centre.

Pictou County Athletics is hosting a Christmas Break Camp from January 2nd-4th at the North Nova Education Centre. There are four different skills development sessions open for registration, including an Introduction to Athletics for ages 10 to 13, Sprint and Sprint Hurdles, Jumps, or Middle Distance Running. Athletes can choose to participate in one or more parts of the camp. Applications can be found at pictoucountyathletics.com. For more details, contact Pat Carty at cartyab@hotmail.com or check out Pictou County Athletics on Facebook.

The Pictou Fisheries Pool is now taking registration for the Winter Session of the Red Cross Swim lessons. Lessons will begin on January 14th and run for 8 weeks. For more information or to register for either session, call the Pool in Pictou or email aquatics@townofpictou.com

The New Glasgow Minor Hockey Bombers Bantam B team, will hold a bottle-drive fundraiser in the town of New Glasgow on Saturday, January 3 from 9-3pm. If the weather is bad, it will be held the following Saturday.

The Nighthawks Girls U14 Volleyball Club will be holding a Bottle Drive in Stellarton; this Saturday, January 3rd starting at 9:30am. To support this team you can also drop your bottles off at Stewart's Bottle Exchange on the Westville Road and let the workers know that they are for the U14 Girls Volleyball Club.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP DECEMBER 31
Wednesday 31st December 2014

It would have gone down as one of the great comebacks in hockey history. Team Canada, with Derrick Walser of New Glasgow in the lineup, spotted Geneve Servette a 5-0 lead by the midpoint of the second period. The Canadians clawed their way back into the game, but came up just short, losing 6-5 in the Spengler Cup semi-final yesterday in Davos, Switzerland. It is the second straight year that Canada lost in the semi-final to Geneve Servette, both years by a score of 6-5. Walser finished the tournament with 3 assists in 4 games.

For the second time this hockey season, The Pictou County Female Hockey Association is hosting an all-female tournament this coming weekend. The Subway Way Cup, which includes A divisions teams from peewee to midget as well as a novice jamboree, will take place Friday and Saturday at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. The tournament begins at 10:30 a.m. Friday and championship games start at 2:15 p.m. Saturday. The complete two-day schedule can be found on the website at www.sport.ca/2015Subwaycup.

The Friday January 2 game between NNEC and Northumberland High will not be played. The make up time will be January 16th at 7pm at the Wellness Centre.

Pictou County Athletics is hosting a Christmas Break Camp from January 2nd-4th at the North Nova Education Centre. There are four different skills development sessions open for registration, including an Introduction to Athletics for ages 10 to 13, Sprint and Sprint Hurdles, Jumps, or Middle Distance Running. Athletes can choose to participate in one or more parts of the camp. Applications can be found at pictoucountyathletics.com. For more details, contact Pat Carty at cartyab@hotmail.com or check out Pictou County Athletics on Facebook.

The Pictou Fisheries Pool is now taking registration for the Winter Session of the Red Cross Swim lessons. Lessons will begin on January 14th and run for 8 weeks. For more information or to register for either session, call the Pool in Pictou or email aquatics@townofpictou.com

The New Glasgow Minor Hockey Bombers Bantam B team, will hold a bottle-drive fundraiser in the town of New Glasgow on Saturday, January 3 from 9-3pm. If the weather is bad, it will be held the following Saturday.

The Nighthawks Girls U14 Volleyball Club will be holding a Bottle Drive in Stellarton; this Saturday, January 3rd starting at 9:30am. To support this team you can also drop your bottles off at Stewart's Bottle Exchange on the Westville Road and let the workers know that they are for the U14 Girls Volleyball Club.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP DECEMBER 23
Tuesday 23rd December 2014

Bantam A Crushers were at it again this past weekend with a home and away pair of games. Saturday they faced the Cole Harbour Wings at the Wellness Centre where they had a resounding 8-3 win. Tyler Watters was strong in nets while Noah Teed led the scoring with 2 goals and an assist. Lauchie Malcolm also poked in 2 and Tyler Foote, Ben MacDonald, Lucas Leblanc, and Cairan Boone each scored one. Assists went to Spencer Nichol, Boone, Blake Fraser, and Bryce Thomsen with 3. On Sunday the Crushers travelled to The Shearwater Arena to face the Wings in their home rink. After a strong first two periods scoring 6 the Crushers stalled and ended with a 6-6 tie. Teed scored two, Thomsen netted 1 and 2 assists, Nichol had one, MacDonald scored with one assist and MacKay scored one. Foote assisted 2, while LeBlanc and Fraser each helping with one. The Crushers next play Antigonish over the Christmas weekend.

Hockey Canada has announced the roster for the Under 18 Women's World Championships next month, and Amherst native Carly Jackson is one of three goalies named to the team. The tournament begins January 5 in Buffalo. While Jackson is the only Nova Scotian on the roster, on other player, Madison Field of Oakville, Ontario, is the daughter of Shelley Field, who was born in Westville, and her grandfather still lives in Pictou County.

The 5th Annual Oliver Hudson Graham Memorial “Cancer Sucks Cup” takes place December 27, 2014 at Trenton Rink. Monetary donations will be collected, which will be used to purchase gas cards that are given to families of sick children at the Ronald McDonald House in Halifax and on the 6-Link floor of the IWK. In addition, donations of NEW, unwrapped toys will also be accepted. These toys go to children with little to no immune system, so they'll need to be easily cleanable. They will also be selling Official Member of Oli's Express t-shirts on the day of the tournament.

On Monday, December 29th the North Nova JV Girl’s basketball team will be hosting a basketball skills clinic. Girls and boys in grades 3 to 6 will receive coaching instruction on dribbling, passing, shooting, defense, and team play. Participants will work on individual skills in the morning followed by team play in the afternoon. There will be camp prizes and each participant receives a camp T-shirt! Cost is $40 per child (or $70 per family). The camp is the main team fundraiser and 100% of the profit generated will go directly back into the girl’s basketball program to help with travel expenses & fees for tournaments & referees.

Pictou County Athletics is hosting a Christmas Break Camp from January 2nd-4th at the North Nova Education Centre. There are four different skills development sessions open for registration, including an Introduction to Athletics for ages 10 to 13, Sprint and Sprint Hurdles, Jumps, or Middle Distance Running. Athletes can choose to participate in one or more parts of the camp. Applications can be found at pictoucountyathletics.com. For more details, contact Pat Carty at cartyab@hotmail.com or check out Pictou County Athletics on Facebook.

Registration is now open for all 2015 Johnny Miles Running Events. The next event is the Ugly Sweater Run, which is set to take place December 28. The only event which is not open for registration is the New Year's Eve event, which is already sold out. Register a friend or family member for an upcoming event – makes a great Christmas gift!

The Pictou Fisheries Pool is now taking registration for the Winter Session of the Red Cross Swim lessons. Lessons will begin on January 14th and run for 8 weeks. For more information or to register for either session, call the Pool in Pictou or email aquatics@townofpictu.com

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WESTVILLE MAN ACCUSED OF ASSAULT IN NEW GLASGOW GRANTED BAIL
Thursday 18th December 2014

Today in Pictou Supreme Court, a man accused of aggravated assault last Thankgiving weekend in New Glasgow was granted bail. 23-year-old Steven James Lawrence of Westville was charged following an incident October 10th outside the Roseland Cabaret that saw 46-year-old Glenn Fraser airlifted to hospital in Halifax with serious head injuries. Lawrence's strict bail conditions include house arrest. He returns to court on February 2nd.

WESTVILLE MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO PROPERTY DAMAGE AND BODILY HARM
Tuesday 16th December 2014

A 21-year-old Westville man will be sentenced in the new year after pleading guilty to mischief that involved property damage, and assault with bodily harm stemming from an incident in November in Blue Mountain.

Cody Evan MacPherson will be sentenced on February 19th in Pictou Provincial Court.



STELLARTON MAN CHARGED WITH BREAK AND ENTER
Tuesday 16th December 2014

A Stellarton man charged with allegedly breaking into a house with the intent to commit an offense appeared in Pictou Provincial court yesterday.

20-yr-old Tyler James Turner of Stellarton elected to be heard by Supreme Court judge alone after he was charged following an incident September 26th in Green Hill.

Turner was also charged on the same date with the theft of a truck in Westville.

He returns to court on January 8th to enter his pleas.



LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP DECEMBER 15
Monday 15th December 2014

The Weeks Jr A Crushers earned 4 of a possible 6 points as they played their second consecutive weekend of three games in three nights. On Thursday, the Crushers lost at home to the Yarmouth Mariners 3-2. Then they hit the road and earned back to back victories, 4-2 in Campbellton and 6-5 in a shootout at Miramichi. The Crushers finish off the 2014 portion of their schedule with a home and home series against Amherst on Thursday and Saturday. The Saturday game from the Jungle will be available on Classic Rock 97.9 beginning with the pregame show at 6:45pm.

The Aecon Atlantic Pictou County Scotians hit the road and downed the division leading Glace Bay Jr. Miners by a score of 3-2 on Saturday night in the NSJHL, then followed that up with a 6-1 win at home last night over the Cumberland County Blues. Six different players scored for the Scotians as they outshot the Blues 58-36. One other game last night saw the Strait Pirates top the Antigonish Bulldogs 6-3. The Scotians are now 7 points back of Glace Bay, and still hold 4 games in hand. They have one more game before the Christmas break, Friday night in Cole Harbour against the Colts.

The Weeks Major Midgets suffered a pair of losses at home this weekend, falling 5-2 to the Halifax MacDonalds on Saturday before losing 2-1 yesterday afternoon to the Newbridge Gladiators. The Weeks will wrap up their pre-Christmas schedule with a home and home series against Cole Harbour this weekend. The home game will be played Saturday night at 7:30pm at the Wellness Centre.

The Scotsburn Major Bantams lost twice this past week, falling to Bedford on Thursday night by a score of 3-0, then losing to Nova 4-3 yesterday afternoon. This coming weekend, they will visit Dartmouth on Saturday before playing the Joneljim Cougars in Eskasoni on Sunday.

The Subway Northern Selects of the NSFMHL played to a 2-2 tie with the Cape Breton Panthers yesterday, and now sit 2 points back of Metro Boston Pizza in the race for first place in the league. The league is now off until January 10.

Team Canada East fell just short against Switzerland yesterday at the opening day of the World Junior A Hockey Challenge, losing 4-3 in a shootout. Valley Wildcats goalie Blade Mann-Dixon earned the start in the opening game, and stopped 21 of 24 shots through the 65 minutes of action. The only other MHL player on Team Canada East, Lucas Batt of the Amherst Ramblers, had a goal and an assist.

The Wonder Auto Bantam AA Crushers played in the Atlantic AA Classic tournament this past weekend in Antigonish. Game 1 went on Friday night at the Millenium Centre vs the Sydney Steelers. The Crushers tied 1-1.  The Crushers goal was scored by Spencer Creed, assisted by Zach Houston. Player of the Game for the Crushers went to goalie Ryan Royles. Game 2 went on Saturday morning vs the Bedford Blues. The Crushers scored in the first minute of the game with a slick shot by Nick Dykstra, assisted by Liam Fraser and Kyle Walsh. The Crushers were tied with the Blues until late into the third period.  With 50 seconds left in the game, the Blues were able to take advantage of a Crushers defensive breakdown, scoring the game winner to win 2-1. Braydon MacDonald got Player of the Game for the Crushers. Game 3 went Saturday afteroon vs the Glace Bay Miners. The Crushers fell behind 2-0 early in the game, and were not able to get anything going. The Crushers fell to the Miners 2-0. Player of the Game for the Crushers went to Nick Dykstra. The Wonder Auto Bantam AA Crushers play 3 home games this weekend at the Pictou County Welleness Centre. The Crushers welcome the Truro Bearcats on Friday night at 7:30pm. On Saturday, the Crushers host the Cumberland Ramblers at 1:00pm, and Sunday they host the Acadia Axemen at 2:15pm.

The Pictou County Atom AA Crushers were successful in capturing the Atlantic Classic AA Tournament championship in Antigonish on the weekend. The Crushers scored four 2nd period goals en route to a 7-5 victory over the host Antigonish squad in the final on Sunday to capture the gold medal. The Pictou County team went a perfect 3-0 in the round robin portion of the competition, defeating Cape Breton West 9-1, the Tasa Ducks 4-3, and the Glace Bay Miners 4-1. The Crushers then played the Dartmouth Whalers in the semi-final in an exciting contest which saw the two teams tied after regulation, thanks in part to a clutch save on a breakaway by goaltender Thomas Gariepy with less than a minute remaining in the game. Pictou County then took advantage of a Whaler penalty in overtime, and Lucas Canning scored the game winner on the power play. In the final the Antigonish Bulldogs struck first 4mins & 40secs into the game, with the Crushers replying via Joseph Mason’s rebound goal with less than a minute to play in the first period. The host team then scored with just 4 seconds left in the first frame to restore their 1-goal lead. Less than a minute into the 2nd period the Bulldogs netted another marker to take a 3-1 lead. Kiefer Avery closed the gap to 3-2, and Lucas Canning tied to score minutes later. With the Crushers killing a penalty, Avery and Canning each struck again just 27secs apart to take a 5-3 lead into the locker room. Less than 2mins into the 3rd period the pesky Bulldogs scored again to close the gap to 5-4. Landon Sim then restored the Crushers’ 2-goal margin with 9mins & 37secs left in the game to go  up 6-4. The Antigonish squad replied 5mins later, before Sim iced the game with 2mins & 45secs left with his 2nd of the afternoon. Crusher goalie Michael Law made several key saves to keep the contest close, and give his team a chance to win. Members of the team include goaltenders Thomas Gariepy & Michael Law; defensemen Cale Archibald, Jack Noftall, Willem Fraser, Cameron Young, Camden Kelly, and Cory MacGillivray; forwards Liam Berthiaume, Tanner Steele, Joseph Mason, Logan Crosby, Blaise MacDonald, Gabe Paquet, Landon Sim, Lucas Canning, & Kiefer Avery. The team is coached by Jon Sim, Jerry Berthiaume, and Scott Canning.

The Westville Miners Pee Wee B team played a strong game against the Cumberland Ramblers PeeWee 'A' team taking the game 7-1. Scoring for the Miners were Christopher Avery, Keegan Murray, Gavin Bourque, Logan Beaton, Colby Sarty, Dawson MacDonald, and John Otto Bell. Assists were given by: Mitchell Jardine, Taylor Ebbet, Parker Swain and Dawson MacDonald. Jacob Fraser played a strong game in nets during the first half of the game as well as Jared Snell finishing in the second half. Scoring for the Ramblers was Ty Ingraham.

The Pictou County Lightning Midget Boys Basketball team defeated Yarmouth Sunday by a score of 84-59. Eight players scored for the lightning led by Jaren Johnson with 33, followed by 12 each for Tasean Clyke and Ryan Power.

The Pictou County Bantam AA Selects climbed the Provincial Female Bantam standings this past weekend with two more wins, 3-0 over Glace Bay and 3-0  over Cole Harbour. On Saturday the Selects played host to the Glace Bay Miners at the Hector Arena. The Selects got off to a quick start when Camryn Halliday opened the scoring just 48 seconds into the game. Eva Wornell drew the only assist on the play. The Subways continued to pour on the pressure and opened a two goal lead on Halliday's second of the game with just over two minutes remaining in the first. Wornell and Hannah Porter assisted on the goal. Lindsey Smith scored her first of the season on a great individual end to end rush to make it 3-0. That's all the Pictou County squad would need to secure their fourth win in their last five games. The Selects outshot the Miners 30-6 with Jenna Landry stopping all six shots fired her way for the shutout. On Sunday The Selects travelled to Cole Harbour where they took on a tough and determined Wings team. The Selects got off to an early lead on a goal by Jenna Reid. Rhea Young and Chloe MacDonald drew assists. The teams battled a physical, close checking brand of hockey through the remainder of the first and second periods. Unable to generate any offence, the Selects regrouped in the third. Just 27 seconds in, Chloe MacDonald put the Selects ahead when she fired home a Sarah MacNeil rebound. Eva Wornell iced the game three minutes later when she capitalized on a scramble play in front of the Cole Harbour net to make the final 3-0. Hanna Porter and Reid assisted on the play. Victoria Dunn was stellar in goal, making several key saves to keep the Wings at Bay and earning a shutout. The Selects now sit in third place, one point behind the Valley Wild and four points behind the league leading Glace Bay Miners. The Subways return to action next weekend when the travel to TASA on Friday night and host the Cole Harbour Wings on Saturday in Pictou.

The 5th Annual Oliver Hudson Graham Memorial “Cancer Sucks Cup” is coming up December 27, 2014 at Trenton Rink.  Monetary donations will be collected, which is used 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. In addition, donations will be accepted of NEW, unwrapped toys. These toys go to children with little to no immune system which means they need able to be easily cleaned. They will also be selling Official Member of Oli's Express t-shirts on the day of the tournament.

On Monday, December 29th the North Nova JV Girl’s basketball team will be hosting a basketball skills clinic. Girls and boys in grades 3 to 6 will have the opportunity to learn more about the game as they receive coaching instruction on the basic skills of dribbling, passing, shooting, defense, and team play. Participants will be working on individual skill during the morning session followed by an afternoon of team games. There will be camp prizes and each participant will receive a camp T-shirt! It will cost your child $40 (or $70 per family) to attend our skills camp. This camp is our main team fundraiser and 100% of the profit generated will go directly back into the NNEC JV girl’s basketball program. Funds raised will help with travel expenses, tournament fees, and referee fees.

Pictou County Athletics is hosting a Christmas Break Camp on 2-4 January at the North Nova Education Centre. There are four different skills development sessions open for registration, including an Introduction to Athletics for ages 10 to 13, Sprint and Sprint Hurdles, Jumps, or Middle Distance Running.

Athletes can choose to participate in one or more parts of the camp. Applications can be found at pictoucountyathletics.com. For more details, contact Pat Carty at cartyab@hotmail.com or check out Pictou County Athletics on Facebook.

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THREE MEN FACING CHARGES OF MISCHIEF TO PROPERTY
Saturday 13th December 2014

Three men from Westville are facing 13 counts of mischief to property after a string of incidents that saw windows broken in vehicles, homes, and businesses throughout the county.

Police determined the incidents were related, as evidence showed that ball bearings were the item used to damage the property.

A collaboration between policing units in the county is being credited for the quick apprehension of the suspects.



POLICE CHARGE 4 MALES WITH MISCHIEF FOLLOWING A SPREE OF BROKEN WINDOWS IN PICTOU COUNTY
Friday 12th December 2014

Police cooperation in Pictou County has solved a series of acts of mischief. The Pictou District RCMP, with New Glasgow and Westville Police have charged  4 males: two 19-year-old and one 18-year-old from Westville, as well as a youth from Greenhill with a total of 13 counts of Mischief to Property. On December 10, 2014, RCMP responded to seven complaints of broken windows to motor vehicles, businesses and residences throughout Pictou County. New Glasgow Police responded to five incidents of broken motor vehicle windows and Westville Police had one complaint. It was determined quickly that the incidents were related as multiple scenes showed that ball bearings had caused the damage to the property. Constable Ken MacDonald of the New Glasgow Regional Police calls the acts random, irresponsible acts of vandalism that had great cost to the community. The investigation is ongoing.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS BEGINS TODAY
Friday 12th December 2014

The major campaign to keep the roads safe over the holidays kicks off in full force today in Pictou County. Law Enforcement partners from the New Glasgow Regional Police, Pictou County RCMP, Stellarton, Westville Police Service along with Fire Departments, EHS, MADD, SADD, DNR, Crime Prevention, Crime Stoppers, and probation services will host Operation Christmas. All partners will be set up on East River Road today from 1:00pm to 2:30pm as an information checkpoint passing out Operation Christmas cards and red ribbons. The campaign is designed to send one main message - “DO NOT DRIVE IMPAIRED.”

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP DECEMBER 10
Wednesday 10th December 2014

One game last night in the NSJHL saw the Valley Maple Leafs hit the road and earn a 4-2 win over the Brookfield Elks to move into sole possession of first place in the very tight Fred Fox Division, just one point ahead of Liverpool and two points up on the Sackville Blazers. The Aecon Atlantic Pictou County Scotians, who currently sit in second place in the Sid Rowe Division, will visit the Sid Rowe leading Glace Bay Miners on Saturday night, before hosting the last place Cumberland County Blues in Trenton Arena Sunday night at 7pm.

The North Nova Education Centre girls hockey team came out on the winning end of a 7-3 decision last week over the Cobequid Education Centre Cougars in Thorburn. Scoring for the Gryphons were Katie Pentz and Meagan Stewart with a hattrick each, and a single from Meaghan Fox. The Lady Gryphons play their next game on Thursday at 5 p.m. in Thorburn against the Dr. J.H. Gillis Royals.

Yesterday, Britain defeated Denmark 4-3 and Sweden defeated Russia 5-3 in the final two games of this season’s  Walter Duggan World Indoor Soccer League

The Bruins and Rangers played to a 4-4 tie in Leo Fahey Twilight Hockey League action on Sunday evening at the Westville Miners Sports Center.

The Pictou County Bantam A Crushers travelled to Springhill this past weekend to participate in the 49th Annual “Bluenose Annual Invitational Hockey Tournament”. After a shutout for goalie Tyler Watters, and a hat-trick for Ben Macdonald with a score of 7-0 against the Riverview Blues the Crushers next faced the Truro Bearcats. Noah Teed netted 2, while Bryce Thomsen found one to beat the Cats 3-1. The team came away with the silver medal after narrowly conceding the championship game to the Sackville Flyers with a score of 4-2. Lucas LeBlanc and Monroe MacKay scored for the Crushers. Cairan Boone was awarded the ‘Game Changer’ medal for his offensive and defensive plays.

Busy weekend for the Peewee AA Crushers as they travelled to Western Valley and played back to back games this past weekend.  In the first game they were defeated 4-2, but certainly made the Ramblers work for the win.  Kyle Reim scored both Crusher goals.  Vaughn MacEachern was in nets.  With only a short break in between games, the Crushers rested well and came out strong surprising the Ramblers with a tough lead on the score board.  Skyler Earle had the first goal.  Nolan MacDonald swiped another.  Luke Young also scored.  Crushers were not finished as Brycen MacDonald and Brody Bowering added 2 more goal.  Cody MacDougall played strong and determined as goaltender in the second game, which the Crushers won 5-3. After two games played against the Ramblers on Saturday, Crushers met at the wellness center to play the Truro Bearcats on Sunday.  Throughout the whole game it was neck and neck.  Crushers scored with Matthew Carson swiping the first goal. Near the end of the second period, Truro were up 3-1.  Crushers never lost their drive and with less than one minute left of the second period, Brycen and Kyle Reim scored two goals.  It was tied 3-3 as the third period began.  Truro ended up defeating the Crushers with a close 4-3 match on a power play.  MacEachern played hard in nets.

The Pictou County Atom AA Crushers competed in the Moncton Challenge Cup this past weekend in the Hub city. The team had a successful tournament going undefeated in the round robin and cross-over games before falling to the eventual champions from the host city. The Crushers won their opening contest 2-1 on Friday, defeating a tenacious Halifax Hawks squad. Later on in the day Pictou County took on the scrappy Kent-Sud Flames, and came away with another hard fought 2-1 victory. On Saturday the team played the Sherwood Falcons, and they were able to hold off the PEI squad 3-2. At the end of round robin play the Crushers were a perfect 3-0, earning themselves home ice in the cross-over game on Sunday morning. Pictou County then faced off with the Riverview Blues, with Halifax facing Moncton in the other semi-final game. Pictou County started strong and never looked back, defeating a very good Riverview team 5-0 behind the shut-out goaltending of Michael Law. In the final game the Crushers struck first against Moncton, scoring early in the first period. Moncton responded with 2 quick goals, and the first period ended with the Crushers down 2-1. In the second frame Moncton notched 2 more goals to take a commanding 4-1 lead. In the final period the Crushers scored to make it 4-2, and gave themselves a chance for a comeback, but eventually fell short to the host team. The Crushers used their combination of aggressive fore-checking, dogged defending, and stingy goaltending to reach the finals. Tournament goal-scorers for Pictou County were: Lucas Canning, Landon Sim, Kiefer Avery, Liam Berthiaume, Blaise MacDonald, and Logan Crosby. Defensemen Cameron Young, Cale Archibald, Willem Fraser, Jack Noftall, Camden Kelly, and Cory MacGillivray anchored the blueline, and kept the scoring chances to a minimum. The Crusher goaltending tandem of Thomas Gariepy and Michael Law were dominant, surrendering just 8 goals in 5 games for a stingy 1.60 Goals Against Average for the tournament.

NNEC JV Boys Basketball team will host John Hugh Gillis JV team this evening at 7pm.

The Panthers Volleyball club will be holding an open tryout for its girl's U16 team on Sunday, December 14th at the New Glasgow Academy gymnasium from 5pm to 7 pm. This is open to any player born in 1999 or after.  There will be a $10.00 tryout fee payable at the door. There will be a second tryout at another time to be determined later. Any inquiries can be made to panthersvolleyball2014@gmail.com

On Monday, December 29th the North Nova JV Girl’s basketball team will host a basketball skills clinic. Girls and boys in grades 3 to 6 will receive coaching indribbling, passing, shooting, footwork, and team play. Individual skills during the mornings will be followed by team games in the afternoon. Cost for the clinic is $50 per child (or $75 per family) & includes a clinic t-shirt. This clinic is the main team fundraiser for the year and 100% of the profit generated will go directly back into the NNEC JV girl’s basketball program. Funds raised will help with travel expenses, tournament fees, and referee fees. For more information or to register your child, contact Shane Hampton at 331-1817 or via email: hamptons@ccrsb.ca.

Pictou County Athletics is hosting a Christmas Break Camp on 2-4 January at the North Nova Education Centre. There are four different skills development sessions open for registration, including an Introduction to Athletics for ages 10 to 13, Sprint and Sprint Hurdles, Jumps (including high jump, triple jump, and long jump), or Middle Distance Running. Athletes can choose to participate in one or more parts of the camp. Applications can be found at pictoucountyathletics.com. For more details, contact Pat Carty at cartyab@hotmail.com or check out Pictou County Athletics on Facebook.

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NEW GLASGOW WENDY'S WILL REMAIN OPEN AFTER BURGER KING ACQUIRES TIM HORTON'S.
Tuesday 9th December 2014

The Wendy's location in New Glasgow that's shared with Tim Horton's will remain open, despite the iconic Canadian institution's purchase by Burger King.

A Wendy's representative says it will be “business as usual,” and there will be no impact on the Westville Road location.

Shareholders voted in favour of the takeover this morning. The federal government signed off on the deal last week, following a review under the Investment Canada Act.

The Burger King takeover is said to be worth 12 billion dollars in stock and cash.


LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP DECEMBER 3
Wednesday 3rd December 2014

The Weeks Jr A Crushers will be without Mike Lyle for their schedule of three games in three nights this weekend, as the forward has been invited to the selection camp for Team Canada East for the upcoming World Jr A Hockey Challenge. Lyle is one of five MHLers out of the 40 players invited to the camp in Toronto. From that list, 23 players will make up Team Canada East at the tournament later this month in Kindersley, Saskatchewan. The Crushers will be hosting Summerside on Thursday night, and will be auctioning off game worn jerseys along with other events around the Movember fundraising efforts. Then on Friday and Saturday they will hit the road to face the recently purchased and renamed South Shore Lumberjacks and Yarmouth Mariners respectively. We will have the game from Bridgewater on Friday on Classic Rock 97.9 starting with the pregame show at 6:45pm.

The NSJHL saw action on just one front last night, with the Brookfield Elks earning a 3-1 win on home ice against the Cole Harbour Colts. The Aecon Atlantic Pictou County Scotians will play twice this weekend, starting with a game in Port Hawkesbury on Friday night. Then, on Sunday at 7pm at the Trenton Arena, the Scotians will host the Antigonish Bulldogs.

The Kanokai Judo Club will be hosting the Provincial Judo Championships at Northumberland Regional High School in Alma on Saturday. It will also be the final selections for the NS Judo Team for the 2015 Canada Winter Games - selections will start at 8:00 am, with the regular tournament getting underway at 10:00 am. The event will run into the afternoon and it's free for spectators!! The public is welcome to attend!

PEEWEE AA Crushers played Sunday in Amherst defeating the Ramblers 7-3 for the win. Crushers had a slow start but the game turned around as the Crushers scored 4 goals in the second period. Scoring were Luke Young with an assist by Evan Reynolds; Jayden Hatchard unassisted; Nolan MacDonald with Brycen MacDonald assisting; and Landen MacDonald scoring unassisted. Crushers stayed strong going into the third period adding three more goals by Brycen MacDonald with Thomas Devine assisting. Nolan MacDonald added another goal assisted by Young and then Devine finished the game with the 7th goal. Crushers have a busy weekend with two games this Saturday against Western Valley and then Sunday against Truro.

The Pictou County Bantam A Subway Selects lost 3-0 to Cape Breton West Islanders Saturday during a morning game the Pictou County Wellness Centre.  The Bantam A girls hit the highway Sunday for two games in Glace Bay.  The Glace Bay Miners defeated the Selects 1-0 in the first game and the second game ended in a 1-1 tie.   Biancia Bourgeois scored the only goal for the Selects and it was assisted by Shalyn Bona.   The Bantam A Subway Selects have a home and home with the Colchester Cyclones this coming weekend.  

In Leo Fahey Twilight Hockey League action at the Westville Sports Center on Sunday evening, the Leafs and Bruins played to a 3-3 tie. Debbie MacLean led the Leafs with two goals and Satina Rushton picked up a single marker. Dawn MacKay, Amy cameron and Julie Anderson replied for the Bruins.

Two games were played yesterday in the Walter Duggan World Indoor Soccer League. Game one saw Ireland defeat Italy 3-1. Ireland: Brendan Avery 1, Joe Walsh 1, Kale Behie 1 Italy: Seth Foster 1 In Game 2, Mexico got past Portugal 4-3. Mexico: Braden Janes 2, Daniel Seymour 1, Ethen Gilmore 1 Portugal : Fox Irving 1, Megan Palmer 1, Ben Strickland 1

There was one game Monday night in the Chediac Furniture Nova Hockey League, with Nat Pro Gas coming out on top of the Pictou Landing Falcons 9-3. One game last night had Can-Connect fall to the Elk's Club 10-5.

On Monday, December 29th the North Nova JV Girl’s basketball team will be hosting a basketball skills clinic. Girls and boys in grades 3 to 6 will have the opportunity to learn more about the game of basketball as they receive coaching instruction on the basic skills of dribbling, passing, shooting, footwork, and team play. Participants will be working on individual skill during the morning sessions followed by an afternoon of team games. Cost for the clinic is $50 per child (or $75 per family) to attend, which includes a clinic t-shirt. This clinic is the main team fundraiser for the year and 100% of the profit generated will go directly back into the NNEC JV girl’s basketball program. Funds raised will help with travel expenses, tournament fees, and referee fees. For more information or to register your child, contact Shane Hampton at 331-1817 or via email: hamptons@ccrsb.ca.

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PROVINCE TO PAY HALF OF COST OF STUDY TO IMPROVE ACCESSIBILITY TO THE PICTOU COUNTY WELLNESS CENTRE
Tuesday 2nd December 2014

Government is supporting a feasibility study that will identify how people can use sustainable transportation to better access the Pictou County Wellness Centre near New Glasgow. Minister of Energy Andrew Younger announced today that government is providing Twenty-five thousand dollars to the Municipality of Pictou County to conduct the study. The municipality wants to determine how routes near the centre, including routes from a nearby business development park in Stellarton and the Westville Road commercial district can better accommodate people travelling on foot or by bike to the centre. The study will include a public consultation and will be completed in March.


MOTION PASSED BY WESTVILLE COUNCIL FOR SKATE PARK.
Tuesday 25th November 2014

Westville Town Councillors say they are impressed by a youth groups commitment to their cause.

At last night's regular monthly meeting, council passed a motion to allow a skate park to be planned and installed in Victoria Park.

The decision was made after a presentation from a group of teenage boys from Westville who proposed the replacement of half of the tennis courts in Victoria Park to facilitate the skate park.

The boys said the skate park is a safer alternative to the streets, and said they would fundraise for the 6,400 square foot park themselves.

The expected cost is between $75,000.00 and $100,000.00


LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP NOVEMBER 25 *UPDATED*
Tuesday 25th November 2014

Two games tonight in the Chediac Furniture Nova Hockey: First game at the Stellarton Rink @ 8:00 - Dewtie's Excavating   vs.  Can – connect, and the second game will be played at the Hector Arena, Pictou, also @ 8pm when Nat Pro Gas takes on  Whitey's Vikings.

Pictou Recreation in partnership with the Royal Bank Pictou branch will present a celebration of the power of sport. To mark Sports Day in Canada – this Saturday, November 29th, multi-sport “try-it-out” events will take place in the town- including floor hockey, archery, pickle ball, road hockey, youth aquafit and free swimming. For schedule & details call 485-4372 or visit www.townofpictou.ca.

The Pictou County Bantam AA Subway Selects had a strong showing on PEI this past weekend, but the Grant Thornton Early Bird Tournament Championship eluded them. The Subways advanced to the finals against Moncton, but the Rockets held on to a 2-0 to take the victory. The Selects are back at the Hector Arena this Saturday to host the Valley Wild.

In Walter Duggan World Indoor Soccer play : Sweden beat Denmark with a score 3-1. Two winning goals were scored by Carris Austin, and the other by Ethan Mathias. In Game 2 Britain tied Russia 4-4. Potting two each for Britain were Noah Spaulding & Emma Nauffts. Lucas Cameron , Payton Halliday, Sarah Sherman and Shawna Cunningham all had singles for Russia.

There was a tight game in Leo Fahey Twilight Hockey on Sunday night when the Bruins tied the Rangers 3-3 at the Westville Miners Sports Center. Sue Rankin, Gina Markie, and Julie Anderson netted goals for the Bruins, while Debbie MacLean, Satina Rushton, and Kate Bray picked up the points for the Rangers.

There's some mid-week action in the Nova Scotia Major Midget Hockey League tomorrow when the CIBC Wood Gundy Wildcats take on the Charlie's Pizza South Shore Mustangs. The Mustangs are just one point shy of leading the division. That game goes at 7:05pm. Also in the Major Midget league, The Newbridge Academy Gladiators lock horns with the Cole Harbour Pro Hockey Life Wolfpack at 7:30.

There were three games Sunday night in Chediac Furniture Nova Hockey League action. Nat Pro Gas took down Thistle Bar 9-6, Whitey's Vikings beat the Pictou Landing Falcons in convincing fashion with a 10-1 victory, and Dewtie's Excavating squeaked out a win over the Elks Club 9-8.

The NNEC Gryphons host the 15th Annual Allan Cameron Memorial Tournament this weekend at the Trenton Arena. North Nova opens the tournament on Friday at noon against NRHS. Opening ceremonies are at 6:00 pm with NNEC hosting Amherst at 6:30. Please note the championship game on Sunday has been changed from noon to 1pm.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP NOVEMBER 24
Monday 24th November 2014

It was a busy weekend in the Maritime Junior A Hockey League. The action kicked off Friday when the Woodstock Slammers beat the Dieppe Commandos 6-4. On Saturday, the Bridgewater Lumberjacks picked up a win over Summerside 4-3. That same night the Campbellton Tigers took the Valley Jr. A Wildcast to Overtime, taking the game with a 4-3 win. Also on Saturday, the Yarmouth team beat Truro 3-2 and Miramichi beat Amherst 5-4 in overtime.

On Sunday, the Tigers downed the Bearcats 2-1 in a shootout. Miramichi fell to Summerside 5-2, Amherst picked up a win over Yarmouth 6-5 in a shootout. Dieppe beat Bridgewater 5-2, and the Woodstock Slammers extended their lead in the Roger Meek division with a 6-2 win over St. Stephen County Aces.

In a repeat of last week’s hockey games, the North Nova Education Centre Lady Gryphons faced the Dr. J.H. Gillis Royals and the Cobequid Education Centre Cougars again this week, but with a slightly different outcome.

In a close match on Thursday in Thorburn, the Gryphons tied the Royals 4-4, improving over last week’s one-goal defeat. Meagan Stewart got a hat-trick on that game.

On Sunday night in Truro, the girls once again beat the Cougars, this time by a score of 6-1.

The NNEC girls next face action on Thursday at home in Thorburn in a rematch against the Royals.

In the Nova Scotia Major Midget league, Charlie's Pizza and the Tradesmen split 2 games. Charlie's Pizza took home a 5-1 victory on Saturday, and the Tradesman picked up a 2-1 victory on Sunday.

The Weeks Major Midgets fell two straight games to the Halifax McDonald's Major Midgets, losing 3-0 on Saturday, and 4-0 on Sunday. The Weeks play next this Saturday when they take on the CIBC Wood Gundy Lumberjacks at 4:00pm.

The Northern Subway Selects beat the ProCresting Penguins 6-3 on Saturday in the Nova Scotia Female Midget AAA Hockey League. Also on Saturday, Metro Boston Pizza doned MacIntyre Chevy 4-0.

On Sunday, the Penguins picked up a win over MacIntyre Chevy 4-0, And Metro Boston Pizza blanked the Subway Selects with a final of 5-0.

There were three games last night in Chediac Furniture Nova Hockey League action. Nat Pro Gas took down Thistle Bar 9-6, Whitey's Vikings beat the Pictou Landing Falcons in convincing fashion with a 10-1 victory, and Dewtie's Excavating squeaked out a win over the Elks Club 9-8.

The Wonder Auto Bantam AA Crushers took a loss to the Antigonish Bulldogs on Friday night with a final of 3-1. On Saturday, they took on the West Hants Warriors in a tight game. Despite being considerably outshot, the Crushers managed to hold on and finish with a 3-3 tie.

The Bantam team hit the road on Sunday, and despite giving up an early goal, they took down the Warriors 4-2 in Windsor. They'll play two games this weekend against the South Shore Ice Sharks. Game one is in Bridgewater on Saturday at 4:30pm, and game 2 is on home ice at the Wellness Centre on Sunday starting at 2:15.

The Westville Miners PeeWee B team won in exhibition play yesterday, defeating the St. Mary's Coyotes 5-1.

Logan Beaton scored two goals in the effort, and Jared Snell only let in one goal from Coyotes player Matt Burns.

The Pictou County Female Atom A Subway Selects have kept things rolling with a tournament victory this weekend in PEI.

The Selects beat Capital District 5-0 to take the championship game in the Grant Thornton Early Bird Tournament, going undefeated in the tournament.

The West Pictou boys basketball team picked up a win over AG Baillie on Friday night with a score of 46-41. The middle school boys team started their season off the right way with a 61-16 win over Redcliffe in an exhibition game.

The North Nova Gryphons boys hockey team extended their league win streak this weekend with two victories. In Antigonish on Thursday night the Gryphons shut out the Dr. JH Gillis Royals 5-0. Kieran MacGillivray recorded the shut out for the Gryphons in the net.

On Friday night, the Gryphons hosted the CEC Cougars from Truro at the Trenton Arena. Jacob Pentz netted the first goal just 30 seconds into the game. The final score was 3-1.

The NNEC Gryphons host the 15th Annual Allan Cameron Memorial Tournament this weekend at the Trenton Arena. North Nova opens the tournament on Friday at noon against NRHS. Opening ceremonies are at 6:00 pm with NNEC hosting Amherst at 6:30.

NNEC takes on Rothesay High at noon on Saturday to finish off round robin play. Crossovers are at 4:30 and 6:00 with the Championship game at noon on Sunday.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP NOVEMBER 23
Sunday 23rd November 2014

The North Nova Gryphons boys hockey team extended their league win streak this weekend with two victories. In Antigonish on Thursday night the Gryphons shut out the Dr. JH Gillis Royals 5-0. Duncan Byrne led all scorers with two goals and 1 assist. Carson Dunbar, Cody Haas and Noah Delorey had singles for the Gryphons. Assists were also credited to Colin Holmes, Jacob Pentz, Kale Mason with one each and Chris Brooker with two. Kieran MacGillivray recorded the shut out for the Gryphons in the net. On Friday night, the Gryphons hosted the CEC Cougars from Truro at the Trenton Arena. Jacob Pentz scored thirty seconds into the game assisted by Carson Dunbar and Campbell Burrows. Carson Dunbar scored to round out the scoring in the first assisted by Jacob Pentz. Kale Mason scored the only goal of the second frame with assists from Pentz and Kirklin Murray.  CEC scored their only goal of their game to open the third. The final score was 3-1.

The NNEC Gryphons host the 15th Annual Allan Cameron Memorial Tournament next weekend, November 28-30th at the Trenton Arena. North Nova opens the tournament on Friday at noon against NRHS. Opening ceremonies are at 6:00 pm with NNEC hosting Amherst at 6:30. NNEC takes on Rothesay High at noon on Saturday to finish off round robin play. Crossovers are at 4:30 and 6:00 with the Championship game at noon on Sunday.

The Westville Miners PeeWee B played the Pictou Maripacs on home ice yesterday. The game went to the miners 6-1. A strong game in nets by Jacob Fraser who allowed 1  goal by Kaleb Clarke

There are three games on tap today in the Chediac Furniture Nova Hockey League at the Stellarton Rink. At 5:25 - Thistle Bar vs Nat Pro Gas, 6:50 - Pictou Landing Falcons vs Whitey's Vikings and at 8:20 - Elk's Club vs Dewtie's Exv.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP NOVEMBER 21
Friday 21st November 2014

Power-skating lessons get underway at Westville Rink this coming Sunday, November 23rd. Registration opens at 3pm, with lessons at 3:30pm. Children must have CSA-approved helmets, and the cost is $40 per child, with a family maximum of $80.

The Weeks Jr A Crushers got back into the win column last night with a 5-1 victory over the expansion County Aces last night at the Wellness Centre. The Crushers regain sole possession of first place in the Eastlink Division with the win. Luc Poirier had three assists for the Crushers, while Michael Evoy scored his first career Jr A goal. The Crushers are back in action tonight, as they head down to the Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre to face the Bridgewater Lumberjacks. You can catch that game on Classic Rock 97.9 with the pregame show starting at 6:5pm.

There were two games played yesterday in the Walter Duggan World Indoor Soccer League. Canada went over Argentina 3-1. Jordyn Feguson picked up two goals, and Bryden Hutton netted one for Canada. In game 2, Italy beat Canada with a score of 5-2.

Two games went in Thorburn last night for the Labatt's Nova Hockey League. Thistle Bar & Grill beat Dewtie's Excavating 9-7, and Whitey's Vikings downed Can-Connect 10-4.

The PeeWee Triple A Crushers play next on Saturday against the Acadia Axemen at 4:00pm, and again at 9:15 at the Wellness Centre.

There is Friday night hockey in Antigonish. Today @ 7:00 pm, the X-Men take on Moncton at StFX Keating Centre

One game goes tonight in the Nova Scotia Major Midget Hockey League when the Cole Harbour Pro Hockey Life Wolfpack faces the Newbridge Academy Gladiators at 7:05pm.

The Pictou County Atom A Crushers will go head-to-head with the Truro Bearcats this weekend, first in Truro on Saturday and home at the Pictou County Wellness Center on Sunday.

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TOWNS OF PICTOU COUNTY WORK TOWARD COMMON MUNICIPAL PLANNING DOCUMENTS
Thursday 20th November 2014

The 5 towns of Pictou County are working towards adopting an Inter-municipal Planning Strategy and a uniform Land Use By-Law. The goal of the new documents is to establish common land-related regulations to better facilitate development growth, as well as increase administrative efficiency. In addition, six new planning initiatives are being proposed:

1) allowing for development by site plan approval in certain instances instead of development agreement thus enabling a more streamlined and quicker process of development approval; 2) update and adopt uniform definitions of terms that would apply to all Towns; 3) standardization of land use zones throughout the Towns, with the ability for each Town to decide which zones are to be employed within their unit; 4) new requirements for Traffic Authority approvals for non-residential developments; 5) allowance for garage, garden and secondary suites to permit for housing options in our changing economy and environment; and 6) Addressing wind energy and the siting of telecommunications towers.

Section 204 of the Municipal Government Act requires that the respective Town Councils adopt a public participation program concerning the preparation of planning documents. Residents are invited to attend any of the public sessions planned to provide feedback. All last from 2-8pm.

TOWNS OF STELLARTON/WESTVILLE Wednesday, November 26, 2014 Westville Town Hall 2020 Queen Street Westville, NS

TOWN OF TRENTON Tuesday, December 2, 2014 Trenton Rink Annex 119 Park Road

TOWN OF PICTOU Thursday, November 27, 2014 Pictou Town Hall 40 Water Street

TOWN OF NEW GLASGOW Thursday, December 4, 2014 New Glasgow Town Council Chamber 111 Provost St.



LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP NOVEMBER 20
Thursday 20th November 2014

In Labatt's Nova Hockey League action The Elks Club downed the Pictou Landing Falcons 7-6 last night in Stellarton.

The PeeWee Triple A Crushers participated in the Bluewave Challenge Cup this past weekend. They picked up a win, two ties, and a loss. On Friday, they tied the Dartmouth Whalers 2-2.

The next game saw the Crushers face Pownal, in which they suffered a 4-1 loss. On Saturday, they took on Cape Breton West and picked up a 7-2 win. Blake Kontuk put in 5 goals in the win.

In the final game, the Crushers tied 1-1 in a hard fought game against the Sherwood Falcons. They play again this Saturday against the Acadia Axemen at 4:00pm, and again at 9:15am at the Wellness Centre.

The Woodstock Slammers downed the Campbellton Tigers 3-2 last night in Maritime Junior A Hockey action. Matthew Bursey, Kyle Haas, and Angus Johnston scored for the Slammers, while Tyler Johnson and Eddie Banville eached netted a goal for the Tigers.

There are two games in the Chediac Furniture Nova Hockey League tonight in Thorburn.

Thistle Bar takes on Dewtie's Excavators at 7:00pm, and Can-Connect faces the Whitey's Viking's at 8:20.

One game goes tomorrow night in the Nova Scotia Major Midget Hockey League when the Cole Harbour Pro Hockey Life Wolfpack faces the Newbridge Academy Gladiators at 7:05pm.

The Pictou County Atom A Crushers had two games this past week-end in Antigonish. The Crushers left Antigonish with another win and their first tie of the season.

On Saturday, the final score of the game was 4-2 for Pictou County. Scoring for the Crushers was Cameron MacKinnon, Brennan Dalton, Ian Reynolds, and Seth Gallant. Assists went to Reese Smith and Nikos Bonvie.

On Sunday, the Atom A Crushers returned to Antigonish to take on the Bulldogs. After a hard fought, high-scoring game, the teams tied 5-5.

This week-end the Crushers will go head-to-head with the Truro Bearcats, in Truro on Saturday and home at the Pictou County Wellness Center on Sunday.

The Red Wings downed the Bruins 6-4 in Leo Fahey Hockey League action this past Sunday at the Westville Miners Sports Center. Caitlyn MacIsaac got a hat trick for the Wings, and Debbie MacLean picked up two goals in the winning effort.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP NOVEMBER 19 *UPDATED*
Wednesday 19th November 2014

Active Pictou County is offering an educational session called High 5 Sport. It's training that focusses on social, emotional and cognitive development of athletes, designed for coaches, instructors or volunteers providing direct leadership to children aged 6 to 12 in a competitive environment. The training is based in research and has been designed to assist coaches in handling top concerns such as dealing with parents, keeping children’s interest, ensuring fair play and creating an emotionally safe environment. It is at the PCWC on Saturday, Nov 29th from 9 am until 2:30pm and includes lunch. Registration is required and can be done by leaving a message at 902-759-3502 or emailing coordinator@activepictoucounty.ca

Two games were played in the Walter Duggan World Indoor Soccer League yesterday. In game one, Italy beat Portugal 3-1. Emma MacLeod, Seth Foster, and Aiden Turnbull picked up the points for Italy. In game two, Mexico downed Ireland 4-2. Austin Pettipas netted two goals. Daniel Seymour and Braden Janes also picked up a goal each.

The Pictou County Atom A Crushers had two games this past week-end in Antigonish. The Crushers left Antigonish with another win and their first tie of the season. On Saturday, the final score of the game was 4-2 for the Pictou County team. Scoring for the Crushers was Cameron MacKinnon, Brennan Dalton, Ian Reynolds, and Seth Gallant. Assists went to Reese Smith and Nikos Bonvie. On Sunday, the Atom A Crushers returned to Antigonish. The Bulldogs were ready to challenge the Crushers and the game ended in a 5-5 tie. Scoring for Crushers was Adam Farrell, Lane Lochead (assisted by Peyton Clements), Reese Smith, Ben Wallace and Cameron MacKinnon. Jacob MacLeod and Cole Battist shared goaltending duties for the games. This week-end the Crushers will go head-to-head with the Truro Bearcats, in Truro on Saturday and home at the Pictou County Wellness Center on Sunday.

The North Nova Education Centre girls hockey team split the two games they played this past week. On Tuesday in Trenton the Gryphons faced the Dr. J.H. Gillis Royals of Antigonish. The score was 2-1 for the Gryphons heading into the third period, on goals from Gena Cyr, assisted by Lindsay Feit, and Katelyn Dunn assisted by Katie Pentz. They couldn’t hang onto the lead, however, with the Royals adding two in the third period to take the game 3-2. On Thursday the NNEC squad played the Cobequid Education Centre Cougars in Thorburn. The Gryphons dominated the game from start to finish – winning 6-0. Goals were scored by Sophia Wornell with two, Meghan Fox, Pentz, Brittany Chisholm and Bailey Koehoorn. Helpers were marked by Cyr (3), Feit, Keeley MacCuish, Zoe Lucas, Caitlyn Sandluck, Rachel Brown and Taylor Perry. Jenna Landry got the shut-out in nets. The NNEC girls play their next game on Thursday in Thorburn at 5 p.m. against the Royals.

Pictou County Gymnastics Club Will be holding registration for their next session tonight. Info @ Wendy.cruickshank@hotmail.com

Nat Pro Gas downed the Elks club 12-6 last night in Chediac Furniture Nova Hockey League action. There's one game tonight taking place at 9:00pm when The Pictou Landing Falcons take on the Elks Club at the Stellarton Rink.

The NNEC Girls varsity basketball team won the Avon View Icebreaker Tournament last weekend, going unbeaten in their tournament victory. The North Nova team next plays tonight against the CEC Cougars in Truro at 6:00pm.

The Red Wings downed the Bruins 6-4 in Leo Fahey Hockey League action this past Sunday at the Westville Miners Sports Center. Caitlyn MacIsaac got a hat trick for the Wings, and Debbie MacLean picked up two goals in the winning effort.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP NOVEMBER 18
Tuesday 18th November 2014

In Maritime Junior A hockey action from Sunday, the Summerside Western Capitals beat the St. Stephen County Aces 4-0. Goaltender Alex Kelly picked up first star of the game with the shutout.

The Woodstock Slammers also defeated the Miramichi Timberwolves with a score of 2-0. Jonny Erbs and Keaton Lubin netted the goals for the Slammers.

The Red Wings downed the Bruins 6-4 in Leo Fahey Hockey League action this past Sunday at the Westville Miners Sports Center. Caitlyn MacIsaac got a hat trick for the Wings, and Debbie MacLean picked up two goals in the winning effort.

The NNEC Girls varsity basketball team won the Avon View Icebreaker Tournament this weekend, going unbeaten in their tournament victory. They opened by defeating the Dartmouth Spartans 65-58. In the second game, they beat the host Avon View Avalanche 70-49. In the championship game, they beat the Three Oaks Axewomen by a score of 71-42. They next play this Wednesday against the CEC Cougars in Truro at 6:00pm.

The Pictou County Pee-Wee A Subway Selects lost to Antigonish on Saturday with a score of 4-1. Taya MacLean got the only goal for the selects in the loss at home.

The Selects had better luck on Sunday, when they beat the Colchester Cyclones by a score of 4-0 in Debert. Goaltender Kenzie O'Donnell got the shut out. The Selects are in action this Saturday at the Pictou County Wellness Center at 11:00am against the Cape Breton West Islanders. Later that day they'll take on the Islanders in Trenton at 5:00pm.

The PC Lightning Girls Mini A basketball team played their first two games of the season on Sunday. The Lightning suffered their first loss against Truro with a score of 30-26. They came up short in their second game as well, losing to Antigonish 32-24.

The Wonder Auto Bantam AA Crushers had two games this weekend. The first saw them travel to Canning on Saturday to face the Acadia Axeman in a losing effort, with a final score of 2-0. They played again on Sunday at home, but unfortunately came up short when Acadia ran out the clock. The score of that game was 2-1.

The NNEC Gryphons boys hockey team went to Antigonish this weekend to participate in the Dr. JH Gillis Millenium Tournament. They won their first game Thursday night against the Lockview Dragons with a score of 2-1. The Gryphons faced the Citadel Phoenix the next morning and suffered a loss against the eventual tournament winners. Later that day, the CEC team from Truro downed the Gryphons 4-0. The Gryphons are back in action this Thursday in a road game against the Antigonish Royals.

The Northumberland Strait Archery Association will host an open house tonight from 6:30-8:00pm at the Westville Civic Building’s Gymnasium.  This is an invitation to come out and learn more about archery and the association. If you choose to get additional training it will be provided to new archers in the weeks to follow.  Registration for this introductory training will take place during the open house and will cost $30 for three nights.  Family rates are available.

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WESTVILLE MAN PLEADS NOT GUILTY TO BREAK & ENTER, ASSAULT AND PROPERTY DAMAGE
Monday 17th November 2014

A young man has pleaded not guilty to three charges stemming from an alleged break and enter in Westville last summer. In addition to the B&E charge, 19-year-old Kyle Jeffrey Hudson faces charges of assault with bodily harm and mischief for damage to property valued under 5000 dollars related to an incident at a residence on Queen Street on August 22nd. Hudson will proceed to trial on the afternoon of March 9th, 2015 in Pictou Provincial Court.

NOVA SCOTIA GOVERNMENT CONTRIBUTES TO WESTVILLE TRAIL
Monday 17th November 2014

The Nova Scotia Government is supporting the construction of a trail in Westville. MLA Lloyd Hines announced today that the government will contribute $10,000 to help the Town of Westville build a two-kilometre path called the Black Diamond Trail. The Trail will run along Cowan Street, between Whitman Drive and Diamond Street. The construction is part of a four-phase project to connect Westville to Stellarton via the Trans Canada Trail. Construction on the two-kilometre section of the trail will finish by the end of March.

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP NOVEMBER 17
Monday 17th November 2014

Three games were played yesterday at the Stellarton rink. Connor's Transfer LTD beat the Whitey's Vikings 6-5 after a shootout.

Dewtie's Excavators beat Nat Pro Gas 5-4

The Pictou Landing Falcons downed Can-Connect 5-4 after an Aaron Prosper shootout goal.

The Pictou County Pee-Wee A Subway Selects lost to Antigonish on Saturday with a score of 4-1. Taya MacLean got the only goal for the selects in the loss at home.

The Selects had better luck on Sunday, when they beat the Colchester Cyclones by a score of 4-0 in Debert. Goaltender Kenzie O'Donnell got the shut out. The Selects are in action this Saturday at the Pictou County Wellness Center at 11:00am against the Cape Breton West Islanders. Later that day they'll take on the Islanders in Trenton at 5:00pm.

The Westville Miners Pee Wee B hockey team started their regular season with a bang when they downed the Thorburn Golden Hawks 9-1 on home ice.

The PC Lightning Girls Mini A basketball team played their first two games of the season yesterday. The Lightning suffered their first loss against Truro with a score of 30-26. They came up short in their second game as well, losing to Antigonish 32-24.

The Wonder Auto Bantam AA Crushers had two games this weekend. The first saw them travel to Canning on Saturday to face the Acadia Axeman in a losing effort, with a final score of 2-0.

They played again on Sunday at home, but unfortunately came up short when Acadia ran out the clock. The score of that game was 2-1.

The NNEC Gryphons boys hockey team went to Antigonish this weekend to participate in the Dr. JH Gillis Millenium Tournament. They won their first game Thursday night against the Lockview Dragons with a score of 2-1. The Gryphons faced the Citadel Phoenix the next morning and suffered a loss against the eventual tournament winners. Later that day, the CEC team from Truro downed the Gryphons 4-0.

The Gryphons are back in action this Thursday in a road game against the Antigonish Royals.

The Northumberland Strait Archery Association will host an open house Tomorrow from 6:30-8:00pm at the Westville Civic Building’s Gymnasium.  This is an invitation to come out and learn more about archery and the association.

If you choose to get additional training it will be provided to new archers in the weeks to follow.  Registration for this introductory training will take place during the open house and will cost $30 for three nights.  Family rates are available.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP NOVEMBER 16
Sunday 16th November 2014

In Chediac Furniture Nova Hockey, there will be three games this evening at the Stellarton Rink. At 5:25 - Connor's Transfer LTD. vs Whitey's Vikings, 6:50 - Nat Pro Gas vs Dewtie's Exv. And 8:20 - Pictou Landing Falcon's vs Can - connect

Power Skating for ages 4 to 12 is getting underway in Westville. Today at 3pm, Westville Recreation will hold a registration at the Westville Rink, followed by a family skate at 3:30pm. CSA helmets are mandatory.

The Pictou County Lightning Basketball, Girls Mini A team, will play their first two games of the season today at Cobequid Educational Centre in Truro. At 11am they will face the hosts from Truro, followed by a 12:30pm game against Antigonish.

The Pictou County Aecon Atlantic Scotians will be hosting the East Hants Penguins tonight at 7pm in the Trenton Arena. The Scotians only play the one game this weekend, and currently sit 3 points back of Glace Bay with three games in hand in the race for first place in the Sid Rowe Division.

The Northumberland Strait Archery Association will host an open house Tuesday November 18, 2014 from 6:30-8:00pm at the Westville Civic Building’s Gymnasium.  This is an invitation to come out and shoot a couple of arrows and learn more about archery and the association. If you choose to get additional training it will be provided to new archers in the weeks to follow.  Registration for this introductory training will take place during the open house and will cost $30 for three nights.  Family rates are available.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP NOVEMBER 15
Saturday 15th November 2014

Four games last night in the Maritime Junior A Hockey League. The Dieppe Commandos downed the CIBC Wood Gundy Lumberjacks with a score of 8-2. Robbie Graham picked up two goals in the second period.

The Miramichi Timberwolves hosted St. Stephen and beat the Aces 8-4.

The Woodstock Slammers roughed up The Ramblers with a final score of 10-4. Jonny Erbs got a hat trick for the Slammers.

Finally, the Summerside Western Capitals mauled the Campbellton Tigers 11-2. Thomas Stavert was the first star of the game after picking up four goals and an assist.

The Weeks Jr A Crushers fell for the third straight game Thursday night, by a score of 4-3 against the visiting Truro Bearcats at the Wellness Centre.

The lead in the Eastlink Division has narrowed to two points over the Yarmouth Mariners and three points over the Bearcats in the past week. The Crushers are now off until next Thursday, when they host the expansion County Aces.

Power Skating for ages 4 to 12 is getting underway in Westville. Tomorrow at 3pm, Westville Recreation will hold a registration at the Westville Rink, followed by a family skate at 3:30pm. CSA helmets are mandatory.

The NSMMHL is off this weekend as the teams compete in the Monctonian Tournament.

The first game for the Weeks Major Midgets went Thursday night, and one of the strongest Midget programs in the Country, the Notre Dame Argos from Wilcox, Saskatchewan beat the Weeks by a score of 4-1.

The Weeks play today at 12:30pm. They will conclude the round robin with a match-up against the Fredericton Canadiens.

The Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers participated in the KV Bantam AAA Tournament in Saint John, NB last weekend and fell just short of qualifying for the quarter finals round.

Game 1 paired the Crushers against the Truro Bearcats. Evan Callaghan gave the Crushers an early lead when he scored on a pass from Mason Hawley early in the first, but the Bearcats clawed back and snuck four pucks past Mitchell Cummer, leaving the Crushers with a 4-1 loss.

Ben Callaghan was named Game MVP. Game 2 saw the Crushers facing off against the Nova Jr. X-Men. The Crushers played hard, but the X-Men capitalized on Crushers penalties and skated away with a 3-0 win. Andrew MacLeod played a solid game in nets and was awarded Game MVP.

The Crushers faced the Fredericton Canadians in Game 3 who were 2-0 in the tournament. The Crushers' determination to improve upon their play paid off and they left the Canadians defeated 5-2. Evan Callaghan scored midway through the first assisted by Wayne Denny.

The Canadians answered late in the first to make it 1-1. Both teams battled on the boards for the second period, which remained scoreless. The third period belonged to the Crushers as they dominated the play and lit up the scoreboard 4 more times.

Wayne Denny and Jaden Mason both netted passes from Kevin Mason, then Kevin Mason scored unassisted on an empty net to broaden the gap. The Canadians scored late in the third, but Jake Martin top-shelved the puck unassisted with just a few seconds left in the game to give the Crushers the 5-2 final.

Mitchell Cummer and Andrew MacLeod shared the victory in nets, and Wayne Denny was named Game MVP. Despite the Crushers' solid goals for/against ratio, a tie game between two opponents pushed them out of the quarter finals.

The Crushers have no games scheduled this weekend and will spend their time preparing for the 2014 Esso Atlantic Challenge Cup in Halifax November 20-24.

The Pictou County Atom A Crushers had three games last week-end, two leagues games in Antigonish and an exhibition game in St. Margaret’s Bay. On Saturday, the Crushers faced-off against the Antigonish Bulldogs in what proved to be a very close match-up.

At the end of the first, the Bulldogs were up 3-2 against the Crushers. Lane Lochead scored for the Crushers, assisted by Reese Smith. Peyton Clements had the second goal. The game was tied at the end of the second, with goals coming from Ian Reynolds, Lane Lochead, and Cameron MacKinnon. Brent Chapman scored early in the third for the go-ahead goal, but this was short lived as the Bulldogs answered back to tie the game once again.

The game remained tied for rest of the third period, until Smith fired the game winner with three seconds left on the clock.

The Crushers then travelled to play TASA for an exhibition game later that day. The team started strong with a goal from Adam Farrell, assisted by Lochead.

The Crushers held the 1-0 lead until late in second period. TASA then came on strong against the tired Crushers to win the game 5-1. On Sunday, the Atom A Crushers returned to Antigonish.

This time, the Crushers came away with a more convincing 8-6 win against the Bulldogs. Scoring for the Crushers were Reynolds (2), Seth Gallant (2), Lochead, Nikos Bonvie, MacKinnon, and Clements. Smith had an assist. Jacob MacLeod and Cole Battist shared goaltending duties for all three games.

This week-end the Crushers travel to play two more games in Antigonish.

The Pictou County Lightning Basketball, Girls Mini A team, will play their first two games of the seasson tomorrow at Cobequid Educational Centre in Truro. At 11am they will face the hosts from Truro, followed by a 12:30pm game against Antigonish.

The Pictou County Aecon Atlantic Scotians will be hosting the East Hants Penguins tomorrow at 7pm in the Trenton Arena. The Scotians only play the one game this weekend, and currently sit 3 points back of Glace Bay with three games in hand in the race for first place in the Sid Rowe Division.

The Northumberland Strait Archery Association will host an open house Tuesday November 18, 2014 from 6:30-8:00pm at the Westville Civic Building’s Gymnasium.  This is an invitation to come out and shoot a couple of arrows and learn more about archery and the association. If you choose to get additional training it will be provided to new archers in the weeks to follow.  Registration for this introductory training will take place during the open house and will cost $30 for three nights.  Family rates are available.

A free introductory class designed to teach the fundamentals of paintball will take place today from 6:30 to 8:00pm. It's happening at the Sobeys Indoor Sports Complex in Stellarton. Participants under age 18 must have waivers signed by parents to participate, although parents are invited to join in as well.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP NOVEMBER 14
Friday 14th November 2014

The Weeks Jr A Crushers fell for the third straight game last night, by a score of 4-3 against the visiting Truro Bearcats at the Wellness Centre. The lead in the Eastlink Division has narrowed to two points over the Yarmouth Mariners and three points over the Bearcats in the past week. The Crushers are now off until next Thursday, when they host the expansion County Aces.

Power Skating for ages 4 to 12 is getting underway in Westville. This Sunday (Nov. 16) at 3pm, Westville Recreation will hold a registration at the Westville Rink, followed by a family skate from 3:30 until 4:20pm. CSA helmets are mandatory.

The NSMMHL is off this weekend as the teams compete in the Monctonian Tournament. The first game for the Weeks Major Midgets went last night, and one of the strongest Midget programs in the Country, the Notre Dame Argos from Wilcox, Saskatchewan beat the Weeks by a score of 4-1. The Weeks are back on the ice this morning at 10:15am, when they face the Tri-Pen Ospreys from Newfoundland. Then tomorrow at 12:30pm the Weeks will conclude the round robin with a match-up against the Fredericton Canadiens.

The Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers participated in the KV Bantam AAA Tournament in Saint John, NB last weekend and fell just short of qualifying for the quarter finals round. Game 1 paired the Crushers against the Truro Bearcats. Evan Callaghan gave the Crushers an early lead when he scored on a pass from Mason Hawley early in the first, but the Bearcats clawed back and snuck four pucks past Mitchell Cummer, leaving the Crushers with a 4-1 loss. Ben Callaghan was named Game MVP. Game 2 saw the Crushers facing off against the Nova Jr. X-Men. The Crushers played hard, but the X-Men capitalized on Crushers penalties and skated away with a 3-0 win. Andrew MacLeod played a solid game in nets and was awarded Game MVP. The Crushers faced the Fredericton Canadians in Game 3 who were 2-0 in the tournament. The Crushers' determination to improve upon their play paid off and they left the Canadians defeated 5-2. Evan Callaghan scored midway through the first assisted by Wayne Denny. The Canadians answered late in the first to make it 1-1. Both teams battled on the boards for the second period, which remained scoreless. The third period belonged to the Crushers as they dominated the play and lit up the scoreboard 4 more times. Wayne Denny and Jaden Mason both netted passes from Kevin Mason, then Kevin Mason scored unassisted on an empty net to broaden the gap. The Canadians scored late in the third, but Jake Martin top-shelved the puck unassisted with just a few seconds left in the game to give the Crushers the 5-2 final. Mitchell Cummer and Andrew MacLeod shared the victory in nets, and Wayne Denny was named Game MVP. Despite the Crushers' solid goals for/against ratio, a tie game between two opponents pushed them out of the quarter finals. The Crushers have no games scheduled this weekend and will spend their time preparing for the 2014 Esso Atlantic Challenge Cup in Halifax November 20-24.

Two games played last night in the Chediac Nova Hockey League at Thorburn Rink. In the first game Thistle Bar defeated Elk's Club 8-4. The second game saw Dewtie's Excavating dismantle the Pictou Landing Falcons 15-3.

The Pictou County Atom A Crushers had three games last week-end, two leagues games in Antigonish and an exhibition game in St. Margaret’s Bay. On Saturday, the Crushers faced-off against the Antigonish Bulldogs in what proved to be a very close match-up. At the end of the first, the Bulldogs were up 3-2 against the Crushers. Lane Lochead scored for the Crushers, assisted by Reese Smith. Peyton Clements had the second goal. The game was tied at the end of the second, with goals coming from Ian Reynolds, Lane Lochead, and Cameron MacKinnon. Brent Chapman scored early in the third for the go-ahead goal, but this was short lived as the Bulldogs answered back to tie the game once again. The game remained tied for rest of the third period, until Smith fired the game winner with three seconds left on the clock. The Crushers then travelled to play TASA for an exhibition game later that day. The team started strong with a goal from Adam Farrell, assisted by Lochead. The Crushers held the 1-0 lead until late in second period. TASA then came on strong against the tired Crushers to win the game 5-1. On Sunday, the Atom A Crushers returned to Antigonish. This time, the Crushers came away with a more convincing 8-6 win against the Bulldogs. Scoring for the Crushers were Reynolds (2), Seth Gallant (2), Lochead, Nikos Bonvie, MacKinnon, and Clements. Smith had an assist. Jacob MacLeod and Cole Battist shared goaltending duties for all three games. This week-end the Crushers travel to play two more games in Antigonish.

The Pictou County Lightning Basketball, Girls Mini A team, will play their first two games of the seasson on Sunday, 16 November at Cobequid Educational Centre in Truro. At 11am they will face the hosts from Truro, followed by a 12:30pm game against Antigonish.

The Pictou County Aecon Atlantic Scotians will be hosting the East Hants Penguins this coming Sunday at 7pm in Trenton Arena. The Scotians only play the one game this weekend, and currently sit 3 points back of Glace Bay with three games in hand in the race for first place in the Sid Rowe Division.

NNEC Varsity Boys basketball team will host SAREC tonight at 7 p.m. Saturday team will travel to Halifax to play Lockivew High & J.L. Isley High School.

The Pictou County Lightning bantam boys basketball team will play host to Bedford tonight at 7:30 at the Northumberland high school gym.

Are you looking for some activity this winter? Then head out to the Stellar Curling Club and throw away the winter. The Stellar Curling Club will be holding their Open House from Monday 10 November 10 to Friday 14 November from 6:30 to 8:30 each evening. NEW MEMBERS WELCOME, with special new member membership fees. Drop in during the Open House and meet current members, ask questions, throw a few rocks if you like and enter your name for a FREE 2014/15 membership.

The Northumberland Strait Archery Association will host an open house Tuesday November 18, 2014 from 6:30-8:00pm at the Westville Civic Building’s Gymnasium.  This is an invitation to come out and shoot a couple of arrows and learn more about archery and the association. If you choose to get additional training it will be provided to new archers in the weeks to follow.  Registration for this introductory training will take place during the open house and will cost $30 for three nights.  Family rates are available.

A free introductory class designed to teach the fundamentals of paintball will take place Saturday, November 15th from 6:30 to 8:00pm. It's happening at the Sobeys Indoor Sports Complex in Stellarton. Participants under age 18 must have waivers signed by parents to participate, although parents are invited to join in as well.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP NOVEMBER 13
Thursday 13th November 2014

The Weeks Jr A Crushers are getting ready to face the Truro Bearcats for the fourth time this season. The game will be played tonight at the Wellness Centre at 7pm. The Crushers have won the two most recent meetings, including a 5-4 shootout victory at the RECC late last month. This is the only game the Crushers will have this weekend. Mike Lyle comes into the game leading the points race, with 31 points in 18 games, one point ahead of Jordan Kennedy of the Miramichi Timberwolves, and 2 points up on Tyler Brown, also of the 'Wolves. One game last night in the MHL saw Yarmouth sneak past Dieppe 4-3 in a shootout at the Arthur J LeBlanc Arena.

The Pictou County Aecon Atlantic Scotians will be hosting the East Hants Penguins this coming Sunday at 7pm in Trenton Arena. The Scotians only play the one game this weekend, and currently sit 3 points back of Glace Bay with three games in hand in the race for first place in the Sid Rowe Division.

The NSMMHL is off this weekend as the teams compete in the Monctonian Tournament. The first game for the Weeks Major Midgets is set for 9pm tonight when they face the Notre Dame Hounds from Wilcox, Saskatchewan. Tomorrow morning at 10:15am the Weeks will take on the Tri-Pen Ospreys from Newfoundland. Then Saturday at 12:30pm the Weeks will conclude the round robin with a match-up against the Fredericton Canadiens.

NNEC Varsity Boys basketball team will host SAREC on Friday, Nov 14th at 7 p.m. Saturday team will travel to Halifax to play Lockivew High & J.L. Isley High School.

Are you looking for some activity this winter? Then head out to the Stellar Curling Club and throw away the winter. The Stellar Curling Club will be holding their Open House from Monday 10 November 10 to Friday 14 November from 6:30 to 8:30 each evening. NEW MEMBERS WELCOME, with special new member membership fees. Drop in during the Open House and meet current members, ask questions, throw a few rocks if you like and enter your name for a FREE 2014/15 membership.

The Northumberland Strait Archery Association will host an open house Tuesday November 18, 2014 from 6:30-8:00pm at the Westville Civic Building’s Gymnasium.  This is an invitation to come out and shoot a couple of arrows and learn more about archery and the association. If you choose to get additional training it will be provided to new archers in the weeks to follow.  Registration for this introductory training will take place during the open house and will cost $30 for three nights.  Family rates are available.

An introductory class designed to teach the fundamentals of paintball will take place Saturday, November 15th from 6:30 to 8:00pm. It's happening at the at the Sobeys Indoor Sports Complex in Stellarton. Participants under age 18 must have waivers signed by parents to participate, although parents are invited to join in as well.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP NOVEMBER 12
Wednesday 12th November 2014

The New Glasgow Karate Club is inviting all past, present and future members and the general public to an open house tonight to celebrate 40 years as a karate club. There will be martial arts demonstrations, then a meet and greet. The open house gets underway at 6:40pm this evening at the New Glasgow Fire Hall.

One game last night in the NSJHL in Brookfield needed a shootout before the winner could be decided. An 8-8 tie after regulation between the Elks and East Hants Penguins went all the way to a shootout before the Pens earned the victory. Those same Penguins will be making their way to Trenton Arena this Sunday night to face the Pictou County Aecon Atlantic Scotians. Game time on Sunday will be 7pm.

The Pictou County Pee-Wee A Subway Selects played 3 games this weekend, the first at home on Saturday at the Wellness Center winning over Antigonish 3-1. Scoring for the Selects were Lani Coolen, Taylor Long and Mallory Wilson, with assists going to Katie Crawford and Keeley Shipley. Sunday the Selects travelled to Cape Breaton playing a double header against the Cape Breaton West Islanders. First game was played in Mabou with the Selects losing by a score of 3-1, scoring the lone goal was Keeley Shipley with the assist going to Rory Thompson. The second game found the Selects playing at the Port Hood Arena, falling to the Islanders again this time by a score of 6-2. Scoring for the Selects were Mallory Wilson and Megan Pettipas with the lone assist going to Lani Coolen. The Selects will be back in action this Saturday November 15 at 11:00 at the Pictou County Wellness Center against Antigonish.

There is one game on the schedule tonight in the Nova Hockey League. Connor's will face Nat Pro Gas at 9pm in the Stellarton Arena.

The Weeks Jr A Crushers are getting ready to face the Truro Bearcats for the fourth time this season. The game will be played tomorrow night at the Wellness Centre at 7pm. The Crushers have won the two most recent meetings, including a 5-4 shootout victory at the RECC late last month. This is the only game the Crushers will have this weekend. Mike Lyle comes into the game leading the points race, with 31 points in 18 games, one point ahead of Jordan Kennedy of the Miramichi Timberwolves, and 2 points up on Tyler Brown, also of the 'Wolves. The Bearcats were in action yesterday, beating Amherst 5-2 in the Jungle in a special Remembrance Day game. Also yesterday, the Summerside Western Capitals beat the Yarmouth Mariners 4-3 in a shootout. The Mariners are in Dieppe for a game with the Commandos tonight.

Are you looking for some activity this winter? Then head out to the Stellar Curling Club and throw away the winter. The Stellar Curling Club will be holding their Open House from Monday 10 November 10 to Friday 14 November from 6:30 to 8:30 each evening. NEW MEMBERS WELCOME, with special new member membership fees. Drop in during the Open House and meet current members, ask questions, throw a few rocks if you like and enter your name for a FREE 2014/15 membership.

The Northumberland Strait Archery Association will host an open house Tuesday November 18, 2014 from 6:30-8:00pm at the Westville Civic Building’s Gymnasium.  This is an invitation to come out and shoot a couple of arrows and learn more about archery and the association. If you choose to get additional training it will be provided to new archers in the weeks to follow.  Registration for this introductory training will take place during the open house and will cost $30 for three nights.  Family rates are available.

An introductory class designed to teach the fundamentals of paintball will take place Saturday, November 15th from 6:30 to 8:00pm. It's happening at the at the Sobeys Indoor Sports Complex in Stellarton. Participants under age 18 must have waivers signed by parents to participate, although parents are invited to join in as well.

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


SPORTS ROUNDUP FOR NOVEMBER 11th
Tuesday 11th November 2014

The PeeWee AAA Crushers made a great effort this Sunday against the Antigonish Bulldogs. The Bulldogs were up 2-0 after the first, but the Crushers came back to tie it up 2-2. Blake Kontuk and Connor MacLeod scored for the Crushers. Next weekend the Triple A Crushers participate in the Atlantic Blue Wave Challenge Cup.

The Pictou county Pee-Wee A Subway selects played 3 games this weekend, the first at home on Saturday at the Wellness Center winning over Antigonish 3-1.

Sunday, they played a double header against the Cape Breton West Islanders. The first game was played in Mabou in a 3-1 losing effort.

The second game found the selects playing at the Port Hood arena, falling to the islanders again this time by a score of 6-2.

The Selects will be back in action this Saturday November 15 at 11:00 at the Pictou County Wellness Center against Antigonish.

There was only one game in the Maritime Junior A Hockey League last night. The Summerside Western Capitals beat the Campbellton Tigers at home with a score of 2-0. Thomas Stavert and Mason Krueger scored for the Capitals. Summerside goalie Brodie Barrick stopped 24 shots in the winning effort.

The Weeks Major Midgets had a tough road trip to Cape Breton this weekend, losing both ends of the double-header to the Tradesmen. On Saturday, the Tradesmen earned a 5-1 victory, and followed that up with a 2-0 win yesterday morning. This coming weekend the Weeks are home to the Halifax MacDonald's for a pair of games.

Congratulations to the Westville Miners PeeWee B team for winning 4 games this past week during exhibition games against Thorburn and New Glasgow.

Are you looking for some activity this winter? Then head out to the Stellar Curling Club and throw away the winter. The Stellar Curling Club will be holding their Open House from Monday 10 November 10 to Friday 14 November from 6:30 to 8:30 each evening. NEW MEMBERS WELCOME, with special new member membership fees. Drop in during the Open House and meet current members, ask questions, throw a few rocks if you like and enter your name for a FREE 2014/15 membership.

The Northumberland Strait Archery Association will host an open house Tuesday November 18, 2014 from 6:30-8:00pm at the Westville Civic Building’s Gymnasium.  This is an invitation to come out and shoot a couple of arrows and learn more about archery and the association. If you choose to get additional training it will be provided to new archers in the weeks to follow.  Registration for this introductory training will take place during the open house and will cost $30 for three nights.  Family rates are available.

An introductory class designed to teach the fundamentals of paintball will take place Saturday, November 15th from 6:30 to 8:00pm. It's happening at the at the Sobeys Indoor Sports Complex in Stellarton. Participants under age 18 must have waivers signed by parents to participate, although parents are invited to join in as well.

Trenton Parks & Recreation will be holding a free Remembrance Day Family Skate today at the Trenton Minor Sports Community Centre from 1:00pm to 2:30pm. Complimentary hot chocolate and cookies will be provided. Helmets are mandatory for participants. This event is sponsored by the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 29.

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WESTVILLE CENOTAPH TO RECEIVE RESTORATION
Monday 10th November 2014

Justice Minister Peter MacKay announced the $15,000.00 funding for the Westville Memorial Cenotaph on Saturday. The funding will go towards restoring the memorial and making it more accessible. Planned restoration includes new plaques being placed over existing engravings, and new steps. The sculptor of the cenotaph, Emmanuel Hahn also designed both the dime and the quarter that are in circulation today.

LOCAL SPORTS ROUND UP – NOVEMBER 10
Monday 10th November 2014

For just the second time this season, the Weeks Jr A Crushers have dropped back-to-back games, after losing yesterday afternoon 8-5 in Dieppe to the Commandos. It was a wild game at the Arthur J LeBlanc arena, with 11 of the 13 goals coming before the 10 minute mark of the second period. The Crushers will try to get back into the win column on Thursday when they host the Truro Bearcats at 7pm at the Pictou County Wellness Centre.

Team Canada won gold Saturday night at the 2014 Women's 4 Nations Cup. Briane Jenner scored the shootout goal against the Americans, with a final score of 3-2. Jennifer Wakefield picked up the other two goals for Canada.

The Aecon Atlantic Scotians won both of their games thia past weekend, defeating the Glace Bay Miners on the road Saturday night by a score of 4-2, before earning a convincing 9-2 win at home last night over the Antigonish Bulldogs. The Scotians are now just 3 points back of the Miners for first place in the Sid Rowe Division, and hold three games in hand. One other game last night saw Valley get by East Hants 3-2. The Scotians just have one game on the schedule for the coming week, when they host East Hants in their regular Sunday night time slot at Trenton Arena.

The North Nova Boys hockey team kept their win streak alive this weekend with two league wins against the Amherst Vikings and an exhibition win against the Tantramar Titans of Sackville, NB. On Friday night in Trenton Matt Murray backstopped the Gryphons to a 6-3 win over Amherst. Ryan MacDonald scored the only goal of the first period assisted by Ryan Chabbassol and Taylor Publicover. Amherst scored two goals in the second frame to take a 2-1 lead in to the flood. Kirklin murray opened the third period with a goal followed quickly by goals off the sticks of Campbell Burrows and Taylor Publicover. Amherst responded with one goal but Ryan MacDonald and Parker Stewart rounded off the scoring for NNEC. Cale Mason and Tyler Baird had two helpers with single assists going to Jacob Pentz, Austin Mason, and Noah Delorey. In the second game of the home and home on Sunday in Amherst, the Gryphons skated away with a convincing 6-2 win. Kieran MacGillivray got the win in nets while goals went to Ryan MacDonald with two, and Colin Holmes, Austin Mason, Jacob Pentz, and Chris Brooker with single markers. Assists went to Holmes, Brooker, MacDonald, Ryan Chabbassol, Parker Stewart, Kirklin Murray, Cale Mason, and Taylor Publicover. On Saturday at the Tantramar civic centre, the gryphons defeated the Tantramar high Titans 5-3. Goals came from Jacob Pentz with two, Colin Holmes, Austin Mason,and Duncan Byrne. The Gryphons travel to Antigonish next weekend for the Millenium Cup starting Thursday night and continuing into Saturday.

The Weeks Major Midgets had a tough road trip to Cape Breton this weekend, losing both ends of the double-header to the Tradesmen. On Saturday, the Tradesmen earned a 5-1 victory, and followed that up with a 2-0 win yesterday morning. This coming weekend the Weeks are home to the Halifax MacDonald's for a pair of games.

The Bantam AA Crushers dropped a pair of home games this past weekend at the PC Wellness Centre against the visiting Shelburne Flames. Saturday's match saw the Crushers come out on the short end in a penalty filled affair, losing 4-0. On Sunday, penalties and few offensive chances once again put the Crushers down, losing 4-1.  Zack Houston played a strong defensive game, putting his body on the line while blocking many shots.  The lone Crushers goal was scored by Kyle Walsh, assists to Michael MacGillivray and Parker Hickey.  The AA Crushers see their next action with a pair of games next weekend against the Acadia Axemen, with their home game going on Sunday, November 23rd at 2:15pm at the PC Wellness Centre.

Congratulations to the Westville Miners PeeWee B team for winning 4 games this past week during exhibition games against Thorburn and New Glasgow.

There were three games last night in the Nova Hockey League. Thistle Bar defeated the Pictou Landing Falcons 11-1, Connors Transfer sneaked past Can-Connect 9-8, and Nat Pro Gas won over Whitey's Vikings 7-4.

Are you looking for some activity this winter? Then head out to the Stellar Curling Club and throw away the winter. The Stellar Curling Club will be holding their Open House from Monday 10 November 10 to Friday 14 November from 6:30 to 8:30 each evening. NEW MEMBERS WELCOME, with special new member membership fees. Drop in during the Open House and meet current members, ask questions, throw a few rocks if you like and enter your name for a FREE 2014/15 membership.

The Northumberland Strait Archery Association will host an open house Tuesday November 18, 2014 from 6:30-8:00pm at the Westville Civic Building’s Gymnasium.  This is an invitation to come out and shoot a couple of arrows and learn more about archery and the association. If you choose to get additional training it will be provided to new archers in the weeks to follow.  Registration for this introductory training will take place during the open house and will cost $30 for three nights.  Family rates are available.

An introductory class designed to teach the fundamentals of paintball at the Sobeys Indoor Sports Complex in Stellarton will take place Saturday, 15 November from 6:30 to 8:00pm. Participants under age 18 must have waivers signed by parents to participate, although parents are invited to join in on the fun as well.

Trenton Parks & Recreation will be holding a free Remembrance Day Family Skate on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at the Trenton Minor Sports Community Centre from 1:00pm to 2:30pm. Complimentary hot chocolate and cookies will be provided. Helmets are mandatory for participants. This event is sponsored by the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 29.

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WESTVILLE CENOTAPH TO RECEIVE FUNDING FOR UPGRADES
9 November 2014

Justice Minister Peter MacKay announced the $15,000.00 funding for the Westville Memorial Cenotaph yesterday. The funding will go towards restoring the memorial and making it more accessible. Planned restoration includes new plaques being placed over existing engravings, and new steps. The sculptor of the cenotaph, Emmanuel Hahn also designed both the dime and the quarter that are in circulation today.


LOCAL SPORTS ROUND UP – NOVEMBER 9
Sunday 9th November 2014

Team Canada won gold last night at the 2014 Women's 4 Nations Cup. Briane Jenner scored the shootout goal against the Americans, with a final score of 3-2. Jennifer Wakefield picked up the other two goals for Canada, while Brianna Decker and Hilary Knight scored for the USA. Mt. Allison defeated the St. FX X-Men 18-10 yesterday in the Loney Bowl. Yesterday's game saw Ryan Lambert make a great effort with three field goals. Randy Roseway got the only touchdown for the X-Men after catching a 67-yard pass from Tivon Cook. The Weeks Junior A Crushers will have a chance to extend their lead in the Eastlink Division of the Maritime Junior A Hockey League when they get back into action against the Dieppe Commandos at the Arthur J LeBlanc arena. We will have that game on Classic Rock 97.9 beginning with the pregame show at 2:15pm. The Aecon Atlantic Scotians defeated the Glace Bay Miners on the road with a score of 4-2. Liam Murphy scored two goals, with Lucas Eshleman and Bradley MacEachern aiding his efforts with a goal each in the second. The Scotians host the Antigonish Bulldogs in tonight at 7:00pm in Trenton. In Major Midget action, the Cape Breton Tradesman downed the Weeks Major Midgets 5-1 at the County Arena. Blair Dewtie had the only goal for the Weeks Major Midgets. A meeting of the top two teams in the NSFMHL takes place at 12:15pm at the Pictou County Wellness Centre, as the Subway Northern Selects host Metro Boston Pizza. Both teams are fresh off wins as Metro defeated The MacIntyre Chevy Panthers 4-1 yesterday, and the Selects beat the ProCresting Penguins 3-1. Are you looking for some activity this winter? Then head out to the Stellar Curling Club and throw away the winter. The Stellar Curling Club will be holding their Open House from Monday 10 November 10 to Friday 14 November from 6:30 to 8:30 each evening. NEW MEMBERS WELCOME, with special new member membership fees. Drop in during the Open House and meet current members, ask questions, throw a few rocks if you like and enter your name for a FREE 2014/15 membership. An introductory class designed to teach the fundamentals of paintball at the Sobeys Indoor Sports Complex in Stellarton will take place Saturday, 15 November from 6:30 to 8:00pm. Participants under age 18 must have waivers signed by parents to participate, although parents are invited to join in on the fun as well. Trenton Parks & Recreation will be holding a free Remembrance Day Family Skate on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at the Trenton Minor Sports Community Centre from 1:00pm to 2:30pm. Complimentary hot chocolate and cookies will be provided. Helmets are mandatory for participants. This event is sponsored by the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 29. The Northumberland Strait Archery Association will host an open house Tuesday, November 18th, 2014 from 6:30-8:00pm at the Westville Civic Building's Gymnasium. They're inviting the public to come out and shoot a couple of arrows, and learn more about archery and the association. If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca

LOCAL SPORTS ROUND UP – NOVEMBER 5
Wednesday 5th November 2014

A celebration is planned for the National Champion St. Francis Xavier X-Women Rugby Team tonight at 6pm in the Schwartz Auditorium on the campus in Antigonish. The team won the title for the third time in five years, and fourth time in program history this past weekend with a 43-34 win over the McMaster Marauders. Emma Taylor of Scotsburn was named the tournament MVP.

On a night where Blayre Turnbull of Stellarton made history by being one of two Nova Scotians to dress for Canada's National Women's Hockey Team, Jillian Saulnier of Halifax took it a step further and became the first Nova Scotian to score a goal. Saulnier scored what was the eventual game winner in the 2-0 shut out victory over Sweden at the Four Nations Cup in Kamloops, BC. Canada dominated the game, outshooting the Swedes 42-12. Tonight, Canada will face the United States at 11pm AT. The Americans opened the tournament with a 5-0 win over Finland.

The Weeks Jr A Crushers get ready to host the Miramichi Timberwolves tomorrow night at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. This will be the Wolves only trip to Pictou County this season. It is the second meeting of the year between these teams, after Miramichi won at home 2-0 early last month. It is one of two games for the Crushers this week, as they will head to Dieppe on Sunday afternoon. You can hear that game on Classic Rock 97.9, with the pregame show starting at 2:15pm.

The Rangers defeated the Canadians 5-4 in Leo Fahey Twilight Hockey League action held at the Westville Miners Sports Centre on Sunday evening. Satina Ruston led the Rangers with three goals with Debbie MacLean and Lisa Seymour adding single tallies. Gina Markie, Julie Anderson, Jayne Murphy and Lyndsay MacKinnon replied for the Canadians.

Two games were played in the Walter Duggan World Inddor Soccer League yesterday. Game one saw Mexico get past Portugal 2-1. Mexico: Braden Janes 1, Calieb Jenings 1 Portugal: Megan Palmer In game two, Italy beat Ireland, also by a score of 2-1. Italy: Fox Irving 1, Seth Foster 1 Ireland: Aiden Turnbull

Joey MacDonald earned his third win in six starts for the Hamilton Bulldogs yesterday, as the Dogs beat Rochster 6-1. MacDonald improved his Goals Against Average to 2.64, and brought his save percentage on the season up to 0.897. Up next for the Bulldogs is a pair of home games Friday and Saturday against the Adirondack Flames.

Last night in the Chediac Furniture Nova Hockey League, Nat Pro Gas won in comfortable fashion by a score of 11-3 ver the Pictou Landing Falcons.

An introductory class designed to teach the fundamentals of paintball at the Sobeys Indoor Sports Complex in Stellarton will take place Saturday, 15 November from 6:30 to 8:00pm. Participants under age 18 must have waivers signed by parents to participate, although parents are invited to join in on the fun as well.

Trenton Parks & Recreation will be holding a free Remembrance Day Family Skate on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at the Trenton Minor Sports Community Centre from 1:00pm to 2:30pm. Complimentary hot chocolate and cookies will be provided. Helmets are mandatory for participants. This event is sponsored by the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 29.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUND UP – OCTOBER 31
Friday 31st October 2014

It took an overtime goal from Ryan Caswell, but the Weeks Jr A Crushers extended their winning streak to four, and remained perfect at home with a 4-3 win over the Valley Wildcats last night at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. The Crushers now lead the Eastlink Division by 6 points over the Wildcats, and seven points ahead of the Truro Bearcats. The Crushers will be right back in action tomorrow night when they visit the Yarmouth Mariners.

Two games last night in the Chediac Furniture Nova Hockey League. Dewtie's Excavating beat Can-Connect 12-7, followed by Whitey's Vikings over Thistle Bar 4-3 in a shootout.

Two games yesterday in the Walter Duggan World Indoor Soccer League. In game one, Sweden got past Britain 3-2. Sweden: Raine Bourque, Emma Nauffts, Tommy Clark Britain: Ethan Mackenzie, Noah Spading Game two saw Russia and Denmark play to a 3-3 tie. Russia: Lucas Cameron, Chris Avery, Shawna Cunningham Denmark:Nolan MacDonald 2, Jessie MacKay 1

It is Provincial Championship Weekend for High School Soccer, and one of the tournaments will take place at the Northumberland Field in Alma. The Lady Knighthawks host the NSSAF Division 2 Championship, and will face Central Kings in one semi-final today at noon. At 2:30pm, the other semi-final features Northeast Kings against Millwood. The bronze medal and gold medal games will take place Saturday at 10am and 12pm.

Pictou Academy Senior Girls soccer team will head to East Antigonish today in hopes of bringing home the Division Four Championship. This is the third straight year that PA girls have made it to Provincials winning a bronze 2012 and a silver in 2013.

The North Nova Gryphons Boys Hockey Team next regular home game has been rescheduled due to Halloween and will be played on Sunday November 2 at the Wellness Centre at 1:30 against the Northumberland Nighthawks. Admission is $4.00 and $2.00 for seniors and students. Children under 12 are admitted free. The Gryphons will travel to Port Hood on Saturday to take on the Dalbrae Dragons at 6pm. Parents and players would like to thank all those who donated their recycling to the bottle drive this past weekend.

Northern Nova United Soccer Club will be launching its winter training centre over the next few days, and will be hosting an open house on Saturday, November 1st for U4 & U6 players, and Monday, November 3rd for U8 to U16 players at the William M. Sobey Sports Complex in Stellarton. Players born from 2009-2012 can come to the field for a free training session on Saturday, November 1st from 9-10am where parents and players can learn about the program which is under the direction of club head coach Jackie Fitt-Ryan. Players born from 1999-2008 can come to the field for a free training session on Monday, November 3rd . Players born from 2007-2008 will be on the field from 6-7pm, followed by players born from 2003-2006 from 7-8pm, wrapping up with players born from 1999-2002 from 8-9pm. The cost for U4-U6 is $75 for 12 weeks, while U8-16 is $100 for 16 weeks. All training will be in Stellarton at the William M. Sobey Sports Complex, with no travel out of the county. For more information visit www.nnusc.com.

The first of four, Round-Robin, Snooker ranking tours for the Northern N.S. Region will end today, with the second one beginning tomorrow. The top four players currently stand as: 1   Billy Martin 2   Jeff Gillin 3   Don Latter 4   Peter Borden Our region has only 17 actively competing players so we have room for a lot more in the next three tours.  Check the Century Snooker Club Facebook page for info.

The second Cue Sports Nova Scotia, Northern Region, OPEN 9-ball, Double Knockout, Satellite tour will be held on Saturday at Century Snooker Club in New Glasgow. Coming into this event, the ranking are as follows: 1   Billy Martin 2   John Baker 3   Nick Kaiser 4   Jeff Gillin 5   Chris Simmons 6   Greg Quinn 7   Chris Kemp 8   Kris Dunbar 9   Shawn Fequet 10  William Holmes 11   Archie Best 12.   Peter Borden 13   Jody Turner Members from other regions will be playing this Saturday, and pool fans are welcome to come and watch this incredibly good competition and can even be a player if they wish to join in on the action.

The Westville Miners Arena will be closed today, and there will not be any scheduled ice time. Westville Minor Hockey is also looking for any players, coaches, or parents with extra jerseys to contact them at westvillehockey@gmail.com

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WESTVILLE DECLINES MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING
Wednesday 29th October 2014

A decision from the Town of Westville regarding the Memorandum of Understanding was formally announced at their monthly meeting earlier this week. It comes as little surprise, after several comments by members of council, that Westville has opted not to sign on to the document penned by New Glasgow, Pictou, and the County Municipality. Mayor Roger MacKay of Westville, who has spoken in favor of amalgamation in the past, said having the other units trying to dictate the process made the document hard to swallow. Councilor Lennie White, who also has spoken in favor of amalgamation, described the MOU as ill-conceived and ill-designed. Westville joins Trenton, who made their announcement at their monthly meeting last week, as the two units within the county not to be involved in the MOU. Stellarton opted in following a contentious public consultation meeting earlier this month.

LOCAL SPORTS ROUND UP – OCTOBER 29
Wednesday 29th October 2014

The Ballantyne Fuels PeeWee AAA Crushers had a successful trip to Yarmouth this past weekend. In game one, the Crushers and the Mariners battled through a tight match and had a 2-1 lead after 2. Scoring in the first period were Connor MacLeod and Ryan Green with Blake Kontuk earning an assist. Late in the third the Mariners pulled their goalie and had an extra attacker on the ice and Kontuk sealed the win with an empty net goal. Brayden Leblanc made key saves to earn the win. On Sunday, the crew were in tough with the Mariners leading 3-1 after two periods of play. Ethan MacDonald opened the scoring for the Crushers with assists going to Ryan Green and Raymond Chisholm. In the third period with only 2 minutes 30 seconds left Chisholm brought it to within 1. With time running out and with the Crushers having an extra attacker, Ryan Green scored the tying goal with Thomas Schnare and Kontuk picking up assists. Keegan Walker was solid in goal. The team showed grit and determination throughout the weekend.

The Pictou County Atom A Crushers travelled to Amherst this past Saturday to play the Cumberland Atom A team. Final score of the game was 13-7. Crushers started strong scoring 7 goals in the first period, but the Ramblers rallied in the second with 6 goals to 1 from the Crushers. The Crushers netted 5 more in the third to secure the win. Scoring for the Crushers was Cameron MacKinnon (3), Seth Gallant (2), Ian Reynolds (2), Lane Lochead, Adam Farrell, Reese Smith, Nikos Bonvie, Ben Wallace, and Brent Chapman. Assists went to Reynolds, Gallant, Lochead, Wallace, MacKinnon, Peyton Clements, Smith and Farrell. Cole Battist and Jacob MacLeod shared the games between the posts. The Atom A Crushers participate in Hockey Nova Scotia’s Developmental Weekend and will not travel for games this week.

Two games were played in the Walter Duggan World Indoor Soccer League yesterday. In the firsy game, Italy defeated Mexico 4-1. Italy …..Austin Pettipas 2, Kake Barkhouse 1, Kate Koch 1 Mexico…Ethan Gilmore 1 Game two saw Ireland win 7-2 over Portugal. Ireland: Caleb Janes 3, Aiden Turnbull 3, Brendan Avery 2, Kale Behie 1 Portugal: Kayden Moulaison 1

The Candians defeated the Leafs 5-4 on Sunday evening at the Westville Miners Sports Center in the Leo Fahey Twilight Ladies Hockey League. Leanne MacDonald with two goals and single tallies by Amy Cameron, Dawn MacKay, and Liz MacFarlene paced for the Canadians. The Leafs were led by Santina Ruston’s 3 goals and Debbie MacLean’s single tally.

One game last night in the NSJHL saw Brookfield come away with a dominating home win, 9-2 over the Cumberland County Blues. The Pictou County Scotians are off until Sunday, when they host the Strait Pirates at 7pm at Trenton Arena.

It is Provincial Championship Weekend for High School Soccer, and one of the tournaments will take place at the Northumberland Field in Alma. The Lady Knighthawks host the NSSAF Division 2 Championship, and will face Central Kings in one semi-final this Friday at noon. At 2:30pm, the other semi-final features Northeast Kings against Millwood. The bronze medal and gold medal games will take place Saturday at 10am and 12pm.

Pictou Academy Senior Girls soccer team will head to East Antigonish this Friday and Saturday in hopes of bringing home the Division Four Championship. This is the third straight year that PA girls have made it to Provincials winning a bronze 2012 and a silver in 2013.

The North Nova Gryphons Boys Hockey Team next regular home game has been rescheduled due to Halloween and will be played on Sunday November 2 at the Wellness Centre at 1:30 against the Northumberland Nighthawks. Admission is $4.00 and $2.00 for seniors and students. Children under 12 are admitted free. The Gryphons will travel to Port Hood on Saturday to take on the Dalbrae Dragons at 6pm. Parents and players would like to thank all those who donated their recycling to the bottle drive this past weekend.

The first of four, Round-Robin, Snooker ranking tours for the Northern N.S. Region will end this Friday, with the second one beginning the following day. The top four players currently stand as: 1   Billy Martin 2   Jeff Gillin 3   Don Latter 4   Peter Borden Our region has only 17 actively competing players so we have room for a lot more in the next three tours.  Check the Century Snooker Club Facebook page for info.

The second Cue Sports Nova Scotia, Northern Region, OPEN 9-ball, Double Knockout, Satellite tour will be held on Saturday at Century Snooker Club in New Glasgow. Coming into this event, the ranking are as follows: 1   Billy Martin 2   John Baker 3   Nick Kaiser 4   Jeff Gillin 5   Chris Simmons 6   Greg Quinn 7   Chris Kemp 8   Kris Dunbar 9   Shawn Fequet 10  William Holmes 11   Archie Best 12.   Peter Borden 13   Jody Turner Members from other regions will be playing this Saturday, and pool fans are welcome to come and watch this incredibly good competition and can even be a player if they wish to join in on the action.

Pictou Recreation Aquatics is offering a new Active for Life Swim - Would you like to get back into the water and enjoy un-structured swim time? Open to those with mobility challenges and seniors 55+. Assistance provided by certified staff. Aqua wheelchair and hydraulic lift available to access water. No cost, bring a friend or family member. Every Wednesday, 1-2pm. Call the pool for details at 485-5301.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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 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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 ProsFacebook 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.

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



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.

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



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.

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


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 684Trenton, 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 684Trenton, 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 684Trenton, 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 684Trenton, 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 684Trenton, 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 684Trenton, 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 684Trenton, 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 684Trenton, 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 684Trenton, 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 684Trenton, 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 684Trenton, 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 684Trenton, 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 684Trenton, 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 684Trenton, 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 684Trenton, 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.

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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.

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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.

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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 too