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NEW DISPATCH SYSTEM DEPLOYED IN ROCKLIN FIRE
Thursday 4th February 2016

Fire departments were called out to a structure fire in Rocklin Wednesday afternoon. Westville Fire Chief Kenny Dunn told NG News his department responded to assist Alma. Dunn said he thought there were two people in the home at the time of the fire, but they both got out safely. This is the first time that Automatic Aid was used since it was put into effect on Monday. The new system automatically dispatches fire departments to assist in situations such as a structure fire or motor vehicle accident. Dunn says Automatic Aid worked well, with plenty of manpower deployed to deal with the fire.

SPORTS ROUNDUP - FEBRUARY 2 *UPDATED 11:10 AM*
Tuesday 2nd February 2016

The Bluenose Curling Club will be hosting the 2016 Nova Scotia Wheelchair Curling Provincial Championship starting Friday through Sunday. This is the first time that the event will be held outside the Halifax area and also the first time that there will be 3 teams competing for the provincial title. The winner will advance to the National Wheelchair Curling Championship in Regina in April. The local team is skipped by Devin Forbes, who curls out of the New Caledonian Curling Club in Pictou, with teammates Bill MacKenzie, Philip Sutherland and Kathy McIsaac, all members of the Bluenose club in New Glasgow. Jane Marshall, who is the chairperson of the event, says that the club members are very excited to be hosting this provincial and they are able to do it because of a generous donation from the local Investor's Group Financial office for the purchase of a portable ramp that allows the wheelchairs access to the ice surface. The host team is hoping ,with both the Bluenose and New Caledonian clubs being accessible and bringing a provincial event to the area, that other wheelchair users will be encouraged to give the game a try. Everyone is welcome to come and see this unique version of “the roaring game”.
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The Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers are in Halifax tonight to play the Hawks.
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The Pictou County Scotians were roughly equal with the opposition in shots on goal, but couldn't get past Pierrick Heudes as they were shut out 5-0 by Cumberland County last night in Springhill. The Scotians next game is in Glace Bay on Saturday against the Junior Miners.
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Kelly MacInnis stopped 41 shots as the Rangers deafeated the Canadians 3-2 last night in Leo fahey twilight Hockey League action at the Westville Miners Sports Center. Jana Shaw paced the Rangers with two goals with Katie Bray chipping in with a single tally. Julie Anderson and Gena Henderson replied for the Canadians.
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Canada won the 1st Division World Indoor Handball Tournament yesterday at the Walter Duggan Gymnasium by defeating Italy 10-9 and Argentina 10-3.
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NATIONAL SPORTS
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Rookie sensation Connor McDavid returns to the ice tonight. McDavid skated with his Oilers teammates in practice yesterday after breaking his clavicle in a game against Philadelphia on November 3rd. Edmonton hosts the last-place Columbus Blue Jackets tonight.
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The N-H-L's all-star break is over, with a packed schedule of 12 games.  They include the Toronto Maple Leafs visiting Boston, Montreal in Philadelphia and the Ottawa Senators in Pittsburgh.  Later, the Winnipeg Jets host Dallas and the Edmonton Oilers welcome Columbus.
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The Phoenix Suns will have a new head coach when they take on the Toronto Raptors tonight. The team fired coach Jeff Hornacek yesterday with the Suns in the midst of a 2-and-19 skid that leaves them 14-and-35. He has been replaced by 13-year veteran point guard Earl Watson, who was in his first season as a Suns assistant.

SPORTS ROUNDUP - JANUARY 29 *UPDATED 9:35 AM*
Friday 29th January 2016

A four-goal third period made the difference as the Crushers lost to the Miramichi Timberwolves 5-4 last night at the Wellness Centre. Scoring for the Crushers were Benji Curtis, Garrett Lambke, Alex Bonaparte and Mike Lyle. It was a penalty filled affair, with 21 different penalties handed out, including 10 minute misconducts to the Crushers' Mark Kennedy and Miramichi's Jon Cloutier for fighting.
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In Atom B action last night, the Westville Miners suffered a 4-0 loss to the Pictou Maripacs. Archie Meier started the scoring for the Maripacs with only three minutes left in the first period. No scoring in the second, but the Maripacs continued the scoring in the third with three more goals scored by Zachery MacInnis, Kale Shipley and a second goal for Archie Meier. The game scheduled for this evening between Westville Miners and the Antigonish Bulldogs has been cancelled due to the impending storm
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The NRHS Girl's Nighthawks basketball team lost a close game to Pugwash in basketball action last night 61-49. Danielle McKay led the Nighthawks pouring in 22 points.
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The Weeks Major Midgets have a pair of games at the Wellness Centre on the weekend – they first take on Halifax Saturday night at 8pm, followed by the Cape Breton Tradesmen Sunday afternoon at 1.
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The Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers are also at the Wellness Centre for two games, playing the Bedford Barons Saturday at 5:30, then hosting the Joneljim Cougars Sunday at 12:15.
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The Pictou County Scotians will be well-rested after their four game run last weekend to play the Strait Pirates Sunday night at 7 in Trenton.
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The Northern Subway Selects Female Midget AAA team plays a pair this weekend, starting with the Panthers Saturday at 12:30 at the Wellness Centre, followed a trip to East Hants to play the Penguins Sunday morning at 11.
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The Kanokai Judo Club is taking new participants for the February to June term. The Club is located at 558 South Frederick Street in the Pictou County Gymnastics building (formerly Pictou County Y) on the second floor. Classes are held Monday and Thursday nights and everyone is welcome to try it out a couple of times before deciding if they'd like to join. Drop in any time and watch as well.  For further information contact Cindy Fraser at kanokaijudoclub@hotmail.com or 902-759-0700.
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The Pictou Fisheries Training Pool is closed today due to mechanical repairs, and will remain closed until at least Monday. Updates will be provided on the town's Facebook page and on the town website.
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NATIONAL SPORTS
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Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan can add two-time all star to his accomplishments. DeRozan was voted into the N-B-A all-star game last night by coaches to represent the Eastern Conference. The 26-year-old is averaging 23 points a game. He also represented Toronto at the 2014 festivities. 
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LeBron James and his Cavaliers are in Auburn Hills tonight to take on the Detroit Pistons in one of nine N-B-A games. Cleveland is the top team in the East, with a two-game advantage over second-place Toronto. And Houston welcomes Oklahoma City in a Western Conference battle.
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Canada's Milos Raonic is out at the Australian Open. Second-seed Andy Murrary ended Raonic's bid to compete in the first Grand Slam tennis final of his career in a five-set battle that lasted four hours and three minutes. Murray broke Raonic's serve to open the fifth set, and when Raonic walked back to his chair, he angrily smashed his racket on the hard court surface twice, breaking it. Raonic received treatment for an upper right leg ailment after the ninth game of the fourth set, and seemed to hobble at times for the remainder of the match.
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Pistons owner Tom Gores is pledging to raise $10 million dollars to address the short- and long-term needs of his hometown of Flint, Michigan where the drinking water is contaminated with lead. Gores says he has appointed two associates to raise money from other business leaders and identify priorities in Flint. Gore says he will be contributing to the fund as well.


INFO SESSION ON REFUGEES IN WESTVILLE TONIGHT
Thursday 28th January 2016

With stories about Syrian refugees much in the news, there are many in Pictou County who want to help. To that end, there's a Refugee Resettlement Information meeting tonight at 7 at Westville Town Gym. Speakers from CaiRN, Safe Harbour, and the Multi Cultural Association of Pictou County will be on hand to answer questions and show how best to offer aid to arriving newcomers.

SPORTS ROUNDUP - JANUARY 26 *UPDATED 10:25 AM*
Tuesday 26th January 2016

The Aecon Atlantic Pictou County Scotians continued their string of four games in five nights by defeating the Cumberland County Blues 8-5 in Trenton last night in a make-up game that was postponed in December. The string of games started on Friday with a 3-2 win for the Scotians in overtime against these same Blues in Springhill. Sunday night the Scotians fell 3-1 to the Strait Pirates at home. Tonight the Scotians visit the Antigonish Bulldogs.
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The Pictou Fisheries Training Pool is closed Tuesday and Wednesday this week due to mechanical repairs. Updates will be provided on the town's Facebook page and on the town website.
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The Pictou County Bantam Boys Lightning A team captured the Bronze Medal this past weekend in the Antigonish Jr. X-Men tournament defeating the X-Men 46-33 . The Lightning lost to the Cape Breton Magic 48-27 to open the tournament , player of the game was Brandon Campbell , while Rhys Stevenson won the Defensive player award. In their second game the Lightning defeated St. Margret's Bay Slam 60-37. The player of the game was Cody Leblanc, while Marcus MacLeod captured the defensive award. In the cross-over game the Lightning were defeated by the tournament champs, the Northside Marauders 68-36. MacLeod was named the player of the game and Nick MacInnis took home the defensive player of the game prize. In the Bronze Medal game the Lightning were led by player of the game Ben Turnbull and Defensive star Cody MacDougall. Rhys Stevenson was named a tournament All-Star.
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Pictou County Bantam “A” Crushers played three league games this past week-end against the Cumberland Ramblers and came away with three more wins. The Bantam A’s continue to sit in first place of their league standings. Two games were played at home on Saturday. In the first game, the Crushers found themselves down 1-0 at the end of the second period, but they came out strong in the third, scoring 5 goals to take the 5-1 win. Jayden Hatchard scored twice with Nole Chapman, Kyle Reim, and Evan Shea adding singles. Assists went to Reim and Jansen Langille with two each. Vaughn MacEachern was solid in nets. In the second game on Saturday, the Crushers also found themselves down by one goal at the end of the second, but with three goals in the last four minutes of the game, they squeaked out the win with a final score of 5-4. Ian MacDonald recorded a hat trick, with singles from Raymond Chisholm and Reim. Langille had three assists with others going to Brycen MacDonald, Spencer Murray, Luke Young and Hatchard. Keegan Walker got the win between the pipes. On Sunday, the Crushers travelled to Springhill for the third game. The Crushers came out on top again, 5-2, over the Ramblers. Shea had two goals, with Murray, B. MacDonald, and I. MacDonald adding singles. Assist went to Young, Hatchard, Reim, Murray and Logan DeCoste. Vaughn MacEachern recorded the win in goal. The Bantam A’s play two games at home this week-end against Antigonish. Game times are 2:30 pm on Saturday and 9:00 am on Sunday, both at the Pictou County Wellness Center.
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Tracy Dart, Jayne Murphy and Amy Cameron notched a goal apiece last night in Leo Fahey twilight Hockey League action at the Westville Miners Sports Center to pace the Bruins to a 3-1 win over the Rangers. Gena Henderson replied for the Rangers
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The Montreal Canadiens are back at it again tonight as they host Columbus in the back half of a home-and-home series. That's one of nine games on a busy night in the N-H-L. Elsewhere, Ottawa hosts the Buffalo Sabres, Toronto visits the Florida Panthers, Winnipeg hosts Arizona and Vancouver entertains the Nashville Predators.
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Serena Williams is one step closer to another Australian Open title. She knocked off Maria Sharapova in straight sets in quarter-final action last night for her 18th consecutive victory over the Russian. Williams is looking for her seventh Australian Open championship.
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Canada's Milos Raonic is back in action tonight at the Australian Open. The Thornhill, Ontario native faces Gael Monfils of France in quarter-final play at the grand slam in Melbourne. Raonic is seeded 13th at the Open while Monfils is 23rd. The Canadian is coming off a big fourth-round victory over fourth-seed Stan Wawrinka two days ago.  
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The Toronto Raptors put their eight-game winning streak on the line as they host the Washington Wizards at Air Canada Centre tonight. Toronto is on it's longest winning run of coach Dwane Casey's tenure with the team. And it's the franchise's longest string of victories since a nine-game streak in 2002.
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There are seven other games around the hard courts tonight. Among them, the Orlando Magic aim to halt a six-game slide as they visit the Bucks in Milwaukee, the New York Knicks will try to rebound from back-to-back losses as they host Oklahoma City. And the Lakers welcome the Dallas Mavericks in the late game.

SPORTS ROUNDUP - JANUARY 25 *UPDATED 9:50 AM*
Monday 25th January 2016

The Truro Bearcats won in a 2-1 victory against the Pictou County Weeks Crushers on Saturday night. Garrett Lambke scored for the Crushers on the power play early in the second period.
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The Cape Breton Tradesmen lost to the Weeks Major Midgets 4-3 at the Pictou County Wellness Centre.
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Matthew Papineau scored 2:14 into overtime to give the Pictou County Junior Scotians a 4-3 win over the Cumberland County Blues on Friday. Riley Cameron, Bradley MacEachen and Blair Dewtie also had goals for the Scotians. The Scotians then lost 3-1 in Trenton Sunday night to the Strait Pirates. Tonight at 7:30 in Trenton they play a make up game with Cumberland County.
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The struggling Wonder Auto Bantam AA lost a pair of games this past weekend to rival Truro to continue a prolonged slump.  Saturday in Truro the Bearcats stymied the Crusher offence time and again and while the Crushers held the edge in play at times were unable to score and fell by a score of 2-1.  The lone goal on the day was scored by Broden Decoff with assists to Logan MacKay and Spencer Creed.  The story was similar on Sunday morning as the Bearcats pulled away with a 5-1 victory while being outshot by the Crushers. Scoring a late goal to break the shutout was Connor Dewar unassisted. With only three league games left the Crushers need to bear down to try to turn things around leading up to the league Championship tournament.
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In Major Bantam Action, The Scotsburn Crushers didn't have much luck on the road. On Saturday, they were shut out by the Landworks Gulls 7-0, then were defeated by the Western Hurricanes 3-1 Sunday, with Blake Kontuk scoring the lone goal.
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Two very close games between the Westville Miners and Thorburn Golden Hawks Atom B teams over the weekend. The Thorburn Golden Hawks managed a 7-6 win over the Westville Miners Friday evening. Scoring three goals for Thorburn was Cole T Miller, two goals for Cole Bryden and one apiece for Evan Stewart and Garrett Williams. Scoring one apiece for Westville were Luke Casey, Patrick MacNeil, Kayden Moulaison, Nicholas Duff, Fox Irving and Nathaniel Horne. The two teams met again in Thorburn Saturday morning to see the Westville Miners win 2-1. Scoring the lone goal for Thorburn was Cole Bryden. Scoring for the Miners was Logan MacKenzie and Kayden Moulaison. The Westville Miners will face Pictou Maripacs and Antigonish Bulldogs this coming weekend. The Pictou Maripacs are hosting the Adam Larade Tournament beginning Friday.
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The Pictou County Subway Selects Atom AA squad dropped a 3-2 decision to the Bedford Blues on Saturday at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Erin MacNeil and Jose Dunn scored for Pictou County.
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NATIONAL SPORTS
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Super Bowl 50 is set. Payton Manning has his defence to thank as the Denver Broncos earned a spot on the big stage with a 20-18 win over Tom Brady's New England Patriots in the A-F-C Championship. Meanwhile, Cam Newton threw for two touchdowns and ran for two others as the Carolina Panthers hammered the Arizona Cardinals 49-15 in the N-F-C title game. The Super Bowl will go February 7th at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California.
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The Canadiens are in Columbus tonight to face the Blue Jackets in one of six N-H-L games. Montreal beat Toronto Saturday in a shootout to halt a five-game winless streak. Calgary has a quick turn around as it heads to Dallas to face the Stars. Also, the Islanders welcome Detroit, Boston's in Philly, the Rangers entertain Buffalo and Minnesota hosts Arizona.
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Kyle Lowry was one of seven Raptors to score in double digits last night as Toronto extended its win streak to eight games with a 112-94 victory over the L-A Clippers. It's the longest run the Raps have made under coach Dwane Casey and is one win off their franchise best of nine set in 2002. 
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There are nine games on the hardwood tonight, including a key matchup between the last two N-B-A title winners. Golden State hosts San Antonio in a battle between the league's top two teams. The Warriors are 4-and-4 but have just a two-game lead on the Spurs for top spot. Golden State is expecting head coach Steve Kerr back after a lengthy leave of absence following back surgery in the off season. 


SPORTS ROUNDUP - JANUARY 22 *UPDATED 10:10 AM*
Friday 22nd January 2016

The Weeks Junior A Crushers lived up to their name, crushing the Yarmouth Mariners 6-1 at the Wellness Centre last night. Michael Dill had 2 goals for the Crushers, with singles from Lucas Zwaggstra, Luc Poirier, Cole Murphy and Regan Spears. Daniel Vautour stopped two dozen shots for the win. The Crushers are now tied for the division lead with the Valley Wildcats. The Crushers' next match is at the Rath-Eastlink Community Centre tomorrow against the Bearcats, who are three points behind in the division. Michael Petter will have the play by play on Classic Rock 97.9 with the pre-game show beginning Saturday night at 6:45.
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The Weeks Major Midgets are at the Wellness Centre this weekend, as they tangle with the Cape Breton Tradesmen Saturday night at 6.
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In the Junior B League, the Pictou County Scotians have three games, starting in Springhill Friday against Cumberland County. The Scotians play in Trenton Sunday night at 7 against the Strait Pirates, and Monday at home against Cumberland in a make up game from December that was postponed.
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The Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers travel to the St. Margaret's Bay arena Saturday night to play the Landworks Gulls, then on Sunday it's a road match against the Western Hurricanes.
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The 2016 Curl For Cancer in Westville is set for Friday, February 12th at 6pm.  This is a fun-filled event where teams of four hit the ice, have fun, and raise funds to fight back against cancer. There will also be live music with Jug in Hand,  Next Exit, & more! For more info on the event or to sign up your team, contact: Devan 902-331-1139.
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NATIONAL SPORTS
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Canada's Daniel Nestor and doubles partner Radek Stepanek will try again tonight at the Australian Open. Their matchup against Poland's Marcin Matkowski and Lukasz Kubot was postponed due to rain early this morning. Vancouver's Vasek Pospisil advanced to the third round with a doubles win by walkover.
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Fans will get to see one of their own later this month when the N-B-A all-star game is played in Toronto. Raptors guard Kyle Lowry was named an Eastern Conference starter last night by the Association. Kobe Bryant was the leading vote-getter for his final all-star game. He racked in 1.9 million votes, which earned him his 18th all-star game selection.
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The Raptors will aim to keep the good times rolling tonight when they host the Miami Heat at Air Canada Centre. Toronto enters the matchup with a six-game winning streak. The Heat are treading in the opposite direction, having lost their last three in a row and seven of their last 10. The two teams have split the season series so far this year.
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The Ottawa Senators will try for a better start to their matchup tonight when they host the New York Islanders. The Sens gave up five first-period goals last night in a 6-3 road loss to the New Jersey Devils. The Islanders sit in third place in the Metropolitan division with 54 points.
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Patrick Chan is the talk of Halifax this weekend. He's returning to the men's short program tonight at the Canadian figure skating championships. Canada's three-time world champion is back after taking last season off to ponder his competitive future. He'll be gunning for his eighth title at the event.
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Canada is off to the final of the world sledge hockey challenge in Bridgewater. Billy Bridges scores twice and added three assists as the Canadians rolled past South Korea 10-0 in the semifinals. Canada will play the United States tomorrow in the four-team tournament's final.

SPORTS ROUNDUP - JANUARY 21 *UPDATED 9:30 AM*
Thursday 21st January 2016

The Weeks Junior A Crushers are looking to pick up a couple of points at the Wellness Centre tonight, as they face the last-place Yarmouth Mariners at 7pm. The Crushers sit just two points behind the division-leading Valley Wildcats, with Truro nipping at their heels. Speaking of Truro, the Crushers will be at the Rath-Eastlink Community Centre Saturday to take on the Bearcats, and Michael Petter will have the play by play on Classic Rock 97.9 with the pre-game show beginning Saturday night at 6:45.
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The Weeks Major Midgets are at the Wellness Centre this weekend, as they tangle with the Cape Breton Tradesmen Saturday night at 6.
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In the Junior B League, the Pictou County Scotians have a pair of games, starting in Springhill Friday against Cumberland County. The Scotians play in Trenton Sunday night at 7 against the Strait Pirates.
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The Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers travel to the St. Margaret's Bay arena Saturday night to play the Landworks Gulls, then on Sunday it's a road match against the Western Hurricanes.
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The 2016 Curl For Cancer in Westville is set for Friday, February 12th at 6pm.  This is a fun-filled event where teams of four hit the ice, have fun, and raise funds to fight back against cancer. There will also be live music with Jug in Hand,  Next Exit, & more! For more info on the event or to sign up your team, contact: Devan 902-331-1139.
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NATIONAL SPORTS
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No Canadians play at the Australian Open tonight, but there will still be plenty of big tennis names on the court. Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova and Agnieszka Radwanska are all scheduled to play in the women's bracket. Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Kei Nishikori will see action in men's play.
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The saga of Tampa Bay forward Jonathan Drouin took another turn last night.  The 20-year-old was suspended indefinitely without pay by the Lightning after his failure to report for an A-H-L game between the Syracuse Crunch and the Toronto Marlies.  Drouin was assigned to Tampa's minor-league affiliate in Syracuse, New York, on January 2nd. He asked for a trade from the Lightning back in November.
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It's a busy night in the N-H-L with 10 games on tap, with six Canadian teams hitting the ice. The Vancouver Canucks visit Boston, the Ottawa Senators travel to New Jersey, and the Calgary Flames are in Columbus. The Toronto Maple Leafs host Carolina, the Winnipeg Jets welcome Nashville and the Edmonton Oilers visit Dallas.

SPORTS ROUNDUP - 16 JANUARY
Saturday 16th January 2016

Justin Ritcey was the first star of the game, and was the story of the game as the Weeks Jr A Crushers went down to Bridgewater and beat the South Shore Lumberjacks 3-1 last night in MHL action. Ritcey stopped 39 of 40 shots, while the Crushers got all three of their goals in a 4:08 span of the third period to come back from the 1-0 deficit. With the win, the Crushers climb back into a tie for first place in the Eastlink Division with the Valley Wildcats, however Valley holds three games in hand. Elsewhere last night, Amherst got past Yarmouth 1-0, and Woodstock beat Campbellton 6-5 in OT. Next up for the Crushers is a home game against Yarmouth on Thursday.
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The Pictou County Scotians earned a 5-2 victory last night in Springhill against the Cumberland County Blues in NSJHL action to continue to close the gap between themselves and the Glace Bay Miners in the Sid Rowe Division. Josh Hartley led the way for the Scotians with a hat trick and an assist. The Scotians are within 10 points, and still hold a game in hand on the Miners, and the NSJHL uses the 3 point system that is used in the IIHF, so 3 wins would put them within 1 point. The Scotians and Miners will face off against each other tomorrow night in Trenton.
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The 10th Annual Danny Dorrington Hockey Tournament continues today at the Westville Arena. The round robin wraps up with North Nova hitting the ice in the 11:00am game against SAERC, Norhumberland facing Bridgewater at 12:45pm, and St. Malachy's facing off with Dalbrae at 2:30pm. After that, the semi-finals go at 6:00 and 7:45pm tonight. Then the championship game is tomorrow afternoon at 1pm. Admission is $15 for a tournament pass or $5 per game for adults and $2 for students/seniors. 
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The Weeks Major Midgets are on the road, taking on the Valley Wildcats in Berwick for a pair of games Saturday and Sunday afternoon.
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The Scotsburn Crushers are also in Berwick Saturday afternoon at 1 to play Kings Mutual, then at the Wellness Centre Sunday at 12:15 hosting Dartmouth.
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The Female Midget AAA Subway Selects have a home and home series against Metro Boston Pizza, starting at the BMO Centre Saturday afternoon, followed by a tilt at the Wellness Centre Sunday at 12:30.
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There is an Afterschool Sports program being offered at GR Saunders on Tuesdays for Grades 1-4, Thursdays at Pictou Elementary for Grades 1-4 and on Fridays at GR Saunders for Grades 5-6, for more info contact Shawn George at sgsportsclub@hotmail.com or 902-616-5374 .
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Some upcoming skate times at the Hector Arena in Pictou. On Monday and Wednesdays from 10am to 11:30 there is an Adult and tot skate. Fridays from 12:00 to 1pm there is an adult only skate, and Sundays between 11:30 and 12:30 there is an open skate.
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Pictou Recreation and Parks is now taking registration for Ringette and Tumblebugs for the winter sessions. If you would like to try these programs first, there will be a FREE try it day for Ringette on January 23rd and for Tumblebugs on January 30th. If interested please register your child at 902-485-4372. For more details visit www.townofpictou.ca.
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NATIONAL SPORTS Jets rookie Connor Hellebuyck earned his second shutout of the season as the Minnesota Wild were held without a goal for the first time all year. Hellebuyck stopped 24 shots and Winnipeg got an early goal from Blake Wheeler to edge the Wild 1-0 in Minnesota.
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The Chicago Blackhawks extended their win streak to 10 games with a 4-1 victory over the Maple Leafs in Toronto. Patrick Kane scored three times, giving him his first career regular-season hat trick. And in Carolina, Bo Horvat scored his second of the game in overtime to lift the Vancouver Canucks to a 3-2 win over the Hurricanes.
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The Anaheim Ducks scored all their goals in the first period, then held on for a 4-2 victory over the Dallas Stars. Jakob Silfverberg, Sami Vatanen, Hampus Lindholm and Corey Perry all scored within 12 minutes in the first. Mattias Janmark scored shorthanded for the Stars in the second period and Jamie Benn added a power-play goal in the third.
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Kyrie Irving scored 23 points, LeBron James added 19 and the Cleveland Cavaliers wrapped up their longest road trip of the season with a 91-77 victory over the Houston Rockets. The Cavaliers capped six games away from home and were playing for the second straight night.
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Around the N-B-A, Dirk Nowitzki scored 21 points to lead Dallas past Chicago 83-77.  Nowitzki hit a 3-pointer with 2:15 to play to put the Mavericks up 79-72. Jimmy Butler missed two 3-pointers in the final 12 seconds as the Bulls tried to rally.
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Eugenie Bouchard's strong run at the Hobart International ended with a straight-sets loss in the final. The tennis star from Westmount, Quebec fell 6-1, 6-2 to Frenchwoman Alize Cornet in the title match of the Australian Open warm-up event. The Grand Slam tournament begins on Monday. ---


SPORTS ROUNDUP - JANUARY 15 *UPDATED 9:15 AM*
Friday 15th January 2016

Even with new players on the roster, familiar names appeared on the scoreboard as the Weeks Junior A Crushers defeated Truro 3-1 last night at the Wellness Centre. Garrett Lambke, Michael Dill and Taylor Davis all scored while Daniel Vautour turned aside 23 shots for the win. The Valley Wildcats also posted a victory last night over Amherst, so the Crushers are in second place, two points out of the division lead. Next up for the Crushers is a road match in Bridgewater tonight – Michael Petter will have all the action on Classic Rock 97.9 starting at 6:45.
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The 10th Annual Danny Dorrington Hockey Tournament starts today and runs through Sunday at the Westville Arena. The first game today has hosts Northumberland Regional High School taking on SAERC,  at 11 am. Opening ceremonies are at 6pm. Additional teams are North Nova Education Centre, Dalbrae, Bridgewater, and St. Malachy's. Admission is $15 for a tournament pass or $5 per game for adults and $2 for students/seniors. 
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The Weeks Major Midgets are on the road, taking on the Valley Wildcats in Berwick for a pair of games Saturday and Sunday afternoon.
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The Scotsburn Crushers are also in Berwick Saturday afternoon at 1 to play Kings Mutual, then at the Wellness Centre Sunday at 12:15 hosting Dartmouth.
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The Pictou County Scotians begin a home and home with Cumberland County tonight in Springhill. The Scotians' home game is Sunday night at 7 in Trenton.
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The Female Midget AAA Subway Selects have a home and home series against Metro Boston Pizza, starting at the BMO Centre Saturday afternoon, followed by a tilt at the Wellness Centre Sunday at 12:30.
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There is an Afterschool Sports program being offered at GR Saunders on Tuesdays for Grades 1-4, Thursdays at Pictou Elementary for Grades 1-4 and on Fridays at GR Saunders for Grades 5-6, for more info contact Shawn George at sgsportsclub@hotmail.com or 902-616-5374 .
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Some upcoming skate times at the Hector Arena in Pictou. On Monday and Wednesdays from 10am to 11:30 there is an Adult and tot skate. Fridays from 12:00 to 1pm there is an adult only skate, and Sundays between 11:30 and 12:30 there is an open skate.
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Pictou Recreation and Parks is now taking registration for Ringette and Tumblebugs for the winter sessions. If you would like to try these programs first, there will be a FREE try it day for Ringette on January 23rd and for Tumblebugs on January 30th. If interested please register your child at 902-485-4372. For more details visit www.townofpictou.ca.
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NATIONAL SPORTS
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Canada's Eugenie Bouchard has earned a spot in the final of the Hobart International tennis tournament in Australia. She advanced today with a three-set victory Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova and face seventh-seed Alize Cornet of France in Saturday's final. Cornet defeated Johanna Larsson of Sweden 6-1, 6-1 in their semifinal. Bouchard is playing her best stretch of tennis since suffering a concussion at the U-S Open last September.
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The Toronto Maple Leafs will try to turn things around tonight when they host red-hot Chicago in one of six N-H-L games. The Leafs have lost three in a row and have only scored twice in those outings. The Blackhawks, fresh off a 2-1 win in Montreal last night, are gunning for their 10th straight win.
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Winnipeg will host Minnesota tonight for the fourth of five meetings this season. The Jets have taken two of three against the Wild.  Vancouver in Carolina to face the Hurricanes. It's the Canucks second of a six-game road trip. Also, Boston is in Buffalo, Tampa Bay hosts Pittsburgh and Anaheim entertains Dallas.
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Two of the N-B-A's top scorers meet tonight in Houston. LeBron James and his Cavaliers tip off against James Harden and the surging Rockets in one of nine games. James is fifth in the league with 25-point-7 points per game while Harden is second with 28 per outing. Houston has won five straight.

SPORTS ROUNDUP - JANUARY 13
Wednesday 13th January 2016

In Atom B action, Pictou defeated Trenton Tuesday evening 5-4. Scoring for Pictou was Archie Meier 2, Ryan Chapman 2, Luc Baillie 1. Assists came from Liam Maclean, Zachary Macinnis , Brayden Johnston , and Chapman . Trenton goals came from Derrick Mackay with 2, Gage Conners 1, Landon Martin 1, assists came from Braden Macdonald and Derrick Mackay.
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Plenty of excitement last night in Atom B hockey as the Stellarton Royals won 3-1 over the Westville Miners. Nicholas Duff scored the first and lone goal for Westville early in the first. Zack MacLean quickly scored for Stellarton tying the game. Stellarton continued the scoring in the second by Ethan Barker and in the third by Owen MacCormick.
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There is an Afterschool Sports program being offered at GR Saunders on Tuesdays for Grades 1-4, Thursdays at Pictou Elementary for Grades 1-4 and on Fridays at GR Saunders for Grades 5-6, for more info contact Shawn George at sgsportsclub@hotmail.com or 902-616-5374 .
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Some upcoming skate times at the Hector Arena in Pictou. On Monday and Wednesdays from 10am to 11:30 there is an Adult and tot skate. Fridays from 12:00 to 1pm there is an adult only skate, and Sundays between 11:30 and 12:30 there is an open skate.
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Make it four straight wins for the Arizona Coyotes. Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored with nine seconds left in overtime and Max Domi had a hat trick to lead Arizona to a 4-3 victory over the Edmonton Oilers last night. Arizona forced overtime with two power-play goals from Domi in the third period.
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The Winnipeg Jets are on a three-game losing streak. Joe Pavelski and Chris Tierney had a goal and an assist apiece to lift the San Jose Sharks to a 4-1 victory over the Jets at M-T-S Centre last night. Winnipeg was the latest Canadian team to fall victim to the Sharks. They beat Toronto and Calgary earlier this week. 
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The Toronto Maple Leafs are back in action tonight after three days off. They're in Toronto hosting the Columbus Blue Jackets following a west-coast road trip that saw them lose two of three games in California. The Blue Jackets head into the matchup with an 8-15-and-0 record when playing on the road. Toronto is 7-6-and-5 at Air Canada Centre.
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Around the N-H-L, the Calgary Flames will look to bounce back from a loss to San Jose on Monday when they host the Florida Panthers. Florida had its 12-game win streak snapped during its last game, a 3-2 overtime loss to the Canucks in Vancouver. Elsewhere, Boston visits Philadelphia and the Ottawa Senators take on the Ducks in Anaheim.
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A pair of N-B-A teams extended their winning streaks last night. LeBron James had 27 points and the go-ahead layup in overtime as the Cleveland Cavaliers won their eighth straight game, 110-107 over Dallas. And Tony Parker scored 31 points to lead San Antonio to its ninth straight victory, 109-99 over Detroit.
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There are 10 games on the N-B-A schedule tonight. The Brooklyn Nets aim to reverse a 10-game losing skid at home when they host Minnesota. On the other end of the spectrum, the L-A Clippers hope to extend their win streak to 10 games as they welcome Miami to Staples Centre. The Raptors are off tonight before playing the Orlando Magic in London, England tomorrow.

SPORTS ROUNDUP - JANUARY 11 *UPDATED 11:20 AM*
Monday 11th January 2016

Team Canada dominated in their second contest in the World U18 Womens Hockey Championship in St. Catharines, Ontario on Saturday. Lindsay Agnew, Amy Potomak and Kristin O’Neill each had two goals and an assist – and 13 players in total put up points – as Canada shut out the Czech Republic 11-0. Canada opened the tournament with a 5-2 win over Russia. Next up, Canada faces the US on Monday.
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The Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers made it to the round of 16 at the 2016 Ice Jam tournament, but lost to the Northwest Bulls 4-2. Scotsburn goals were scored by Kade Mason and Ethan MacDougall, with Blake Kontuk assisting on both goals. A total of 28 teams took part in the bantam division.
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The Pictou County Scotians picked up a crucial two points with a 2-1 overtime victory over the Liverpool Privateers at the Trenton Arena last night.  Troy Disipio received a long lead pass from Liam Murphy 1:36 into the extra session to go in on a breakaway and score 5-hole on Jacob Dempsey.  Brad MacEachen had the other goal for the Scotians while Brandon MacDonald stopped 44 of 45 shots to earn the win.  The Scotians are comfortably in second place in the Sid Rowe division.
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The Weeks Junior A Crushers were once again active as the trade deadline passed in the MHL at 10pm last night.  The Crushers added another forward, Benji Curtis, from the Dieppe Commandos, in exchange for a pair of draft picks in 2017 and the rights to Brock MacLeod.  Curtis is a 19-year old forward from Fredericton, and will add even more scoring depth to the second most potent offense in the Eastlink Division.  The first game for the new-look Crushers will be on Thursday when they host the Truro Bearcats.
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In Atom B action, Kayden Moulaison started the scoring only three minutes into the game as Westville Miners faced the Stellarton Royals over the weekend. Westville continued with three more goals in the first period scored by Nathaniel Horne, Daniel Seymour and Dylan Kelly. Fox Irving of Westville continued with a goal in the second. Brett Stroud came on strong for Stellarton scoring two goals in the second and third. Caden Hawes scored one goal in the third ending the game with Westville winning 5-3 over Stellarton. These two teams face each other Tuesday evening in Stellarton.
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Trenton Peewee C defeated Tatamagouche Saturday afternoon 10-1. Scoring for Trenton was Dawson Mackay with 5 goals, Colby Niles with 2, with singles from Nathan Roper, Owen Brophy, and Zander Jones. Assists came from Dawson Mackay, Ethan Elms, and Lauren Roper. Tatamagouche's goal came from Emery Sinclair. Winning goalie was Michael Francis. On Sunday evening Tatamagouche visited Trenton and got outscored 7-1. Scoring for Trenton was Dawson Mackay with 2, Barrett Baker 2, and 1 each from Colby Niles, Keagen Fournier, and Owen Brophy. Assists came from Zander Jones (2) and Baker. Tatamagouche goal came from Josh Heitkemper. Winning goalie was Michael Francis.
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There are four games on today's N-H-L schedule and two of them involve Canadian teams.  The red-hot Florida Panthers continue their western road trip with a stop in Vancouver to play the Canucks. Florida has won 12 straight, while the Canucks are coming off a 3-2 overtime loss to Tampa Bay on Saturday night.
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The Calgary Flames host a San Jose team that  beat Toronto 7-nothing on Saturday. They'll try to ride that momentum into the Saddledome, where Calgary is 13-8-and-0 on the season. In the other games, the New York Rangers are home to Boston and Detroit visits L-A.
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The N-F-C divisional round playoff teams are set. Green Bay will play the Cardinals in Arizona next Saturday after toppling Washington 35-18 in one of yesterday's wild-card games. In the early game, the Seahawks slipped past Minnesota 10-9 when Vikings kicker Blair Walsh missed a 27-yard field goal attempt with 26 seconds remaining. Seattle will play Carolina next week.
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Tony Brown will coach the Brooklyn Nets tonight as they host the San Antonio Spurs. Brown was the Nets assistant coach but he was promoted to interim head coach yesterday after the team fired Lionel Hollins. The Nets are on a four-game losing skid and are winless in their last nine home games.
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In other N-B-A action tonight, the Chicago Bulls will aim for their eighth win in 10 outings as they welcome the Washington Wizards to United Center. And the Golden State Warriors can extend their winning streak to seven games with a victory over the visiting Miami Heat. Golden State is 35-and-2 on the season.


SPORTS ROUNDUP - 9 JANUARY
Saturday 9th January 2016

Team Canada opened the World U18 Womens Hockey Championship in St. Catharines, Ontario, with a 5-2 win over Russia last night. Balanced scoring was the name of the game for Canada, as they got goals from five different players, and eight different players recorded at least one point. Westville native Lisa Haley, Head Coach of Team Canada, says “The level of competition continues to rise, and it’s because the parity is there, and so there are no guarantees. Every time you step on the ice, it’s important to play well and to your potential, or there would be upsets in this tournament. I think there’s a possibility for Russia to beat us if we don’t perform well.” . Canada faces the Czech Republic tonight.
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The Weeks Junior A Crushers have added more depth up front with a trade yesterday with the Yarmouth Mariners. Coming to the Crushers is Chad Cullen, a 20-year old forward from Glace Bay with 16 points in 24 games so far this season, while the Crushers send Tyler Brown to the Mariners. Brown is an 18-year old playing High School hockey this season, after spending last year with the Newbridge Gladiators. Cullen's first game with his new team will be next Thursday when the Crushers host Truro, and Cullen will face a former teammate in Josh Worthen, who was traded from Yarmouth to Truro on Thursday.
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There was just one game in the MHL last night, and the Yarmouth Mariners did the Weeks Crushers a bit of a favor, beating the Valley Wildcats 5-4 in overtime in the Fishtank. With the single point for the overtime loss, the Wildcats move into a tie with the Crushers for first place in the Eastlink Division, although Valley still holds three games in hand.
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It was a busy night in the NSJHL last night, with 5 games, including the Pictou County Scotians earning a 5-2 win in Antigonish over the Bulldogs. Adam Downey had two goals, Josh Hartley had three assists, and Joel MacLean stopped 21 of 23 shots in the win. Other NSJHL games last night:
Cole Harbour Colts 3 @ Valley Maple Leafs 8
Strait Pirates 5 @ Cumberland County Blues 4
Glace Bay Jr. Miners 2 @ Sackville Blazers 4
Brookfield Elks 4 @ East Hants Penguins 1
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The Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers won 5-3 over the Central Attack and lost 2-1 overtime to the Miramichi Senators on Thursday, before losing their final round robin game 7-1 to the Northwest Bulls Fridayday at the 2016 Ice Jam tournament. The team awaits the remainder of the round robin to be complete to see if they advance to the play off round of 16  teams. A total of 28 took part in the bantam division.
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The Midget AA Crushers have a home and home set with Glace Bay this weekend. They hit the road today for a game at 1:30, then return home for a game tomorrow at 12:00 noon at the Wellness Centre.
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The Edmonton Oilers coughed up a two-goal lead as they fell 3-2 to the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Lightning scored three times in the third period, including Steven Stamkos' eventual winner with five minutes to go. Victor Hedman scored a goal and added a pair of assists and Nikita Kucherov also scored for Tampa Bay.
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The Toronto Blue Jays have added to their bullpen by acquiring right-handed pitcher Drew Storen from the Washington Nationals.  Toronto sent outfielder Ben Revere and a player to be named later back to Washington to complete the deal. Storen appeared in 58 games for the Nationals last season, recording 29 saves with a 3.44 earned-run-average and 67 strikeouts in 55 innings.
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The Toronto Raptors have back-to-back wins on the road. DeMar DeRozan poured in a season-high 35 points to lead Toronto to a 97-88 win over the Wizards in Washington. Kyle Lowry had 21 points and 10 assists as the Raptors overcame a season-high 23 turnovers.
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Russell Westbrook had 36 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists, and the Oklahoma City Thunder barely survived Lou Williams' 44-point performance for a 117-113 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers. Williams, the former Raptor, scored 23 of his career-high output in the fourth quarter.
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Canadian Milos Raonic will get another shot at the Brisbane International championship.  The 25-year-old from Thornhill, Ontario toppled Australian Bernard Tomic in semifinal action to earn his place in the championship match for the second year in a row. He will play Roger Federer, who beat Raonic in last year's final. 
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SPORTS ROUNDUP - JANUARY 6 *UPDATED 11:35 AM*
Wednesday 6th January 2016

The Bruins defeated the Canadians 3-1 on Monday night in Leo Fahey Twilight Hockey League action at the Westville Miners Sportscenter. Gina Markie, Julie Anderson and Meredith Roossinck tallied for the Bruins while Jayne Murphy scored for the Canadians.
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Looking for some winter activity? Pictou Recreation and Parks is now accepting registration for winter programs, including Learn to Skate, Ringette, Futsal, Badminton, Youth and Adult Floor Hockey, Tumblebugs, Babysitting Courses, Tai Chi, Nutrition and Chair Yoga, Aquafit, Aqua Turbo, youth and adult swim lessons and more. Most programs begin this month. Call for details at 902-485-4372 or visit www.townofpictou.ca.
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Former Canucks netminder Eddie Lack returns to Vancouver tonight for the first time since he was dealt to Carolina last June.  It's one of five N-H-L games on the schedule.  Montreal welcomes New Jersey and Toronto visits Anaheim.
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The Toronto Raptors are one of four Eastern Conference teams at the 21-win mark entering tonight's game at Brooklyn.  Chicago, Miami and Atlanta are the other clubs just behind first-place Cleveland in the East.  The Raptors have lost two games in a row.
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The Spurs will try to keep their perfect home record intact when they host Utah tonight.  San Antonio is unbeaten in 20 home games, including a 31-point win over the Jazz last month.  The Southwest Division-leading Spurs have won five in a row.
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Ken Griffey Junior seems assured of election to the baseball Hall of Fame when results of the balloting are announced today.  He's expected to get a record vote of close to 100 per cent.  Former Expos star Tim Raines is also a strong candidate. 
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N-F-L executives and owner committee members are poring over applications from the Chargers, Raiders and Rams to relocate to Los Angeles for the coming season.  Owners are expected to vote next week on whether to allow any of the teams to move.  A team wanting to move needs 24 of 32 votes.

SPORTS ROUNDUP - DECEMBER 24
Thursday 24th December 2015

In Peewee C action, Trenton defeated New Glasgow 8-4. Scoring for Trenton was Colby Niles with 2, and singles from Ethan Elms, Barrett Baker, Dawson Mackay, Ashlyn Bona, Derrick Mackay, and Keegan Fournier. Assists came from Dawson Mackay 2, Austin Fraser 1, Owen Brophy 1. New Glasgow's goals came from Conner Chennell, Zachariah Robertson, Landon McGibbon, Breton MacDonald, with assists from McGibbon and Brady White. Winning goalie was Ethan Mackay.
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The Weeks Major Midgets are taking on the Weeks Major Midgets Alumni in a charity match Saturday afternoon at the Wellness Centre. Warm up is at 12:30pm, Game time is 1pm. Admission is $5 per person or $20 per family, with funds going to support six local baseball players who are attending the Canada-Cuba Goodwill Tour in February. Amoung the alumni taking part are former NHLers Colin White and Jon Sim, and QMJHL players Brent Turnbull, Lane Cormier and Matt Sartoris.
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The West Side and Northend Rec Centers are sponsoring an OPEN HOUSE  at the Pictou County Wellness Center for people to come out and view an exhibition game of broomball between Tatamagouche and Windsor and also to try the game itself --- this Sunday at 7 pm.
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The Westville Christmas Minor Hockey Tournament begins on Sunday, running until December 30th. The annual tournament will feature Atom, Peewee, Bantam and Midget teams. Teams from Westville, Stellarton, New Glasgow, Pictou, Trenton, and Truro are entered. Championship games in all divisions will take place on Dec. 30, with all tournament games being played at the Westville rink.
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Golden State downed Utah 103-85 last night in its final tuneup before an N-B-A Finals rematch against LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers on Christmas.. Klay Thompson had 20 points and Steph Curry added 16 points for the Warriors, who are a perfect 14-and-0 at home and 27-and-1 overall. 
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Elsewhere in the NBA, Dirk Nowitzki passed Shaquille O'Neal for sixth place on the league's all-time scoring list while delivering 22 points in Dallas' 119-118 win at Brooklyn. And Philadelphia fell to an astonishing 1-and-30, including 0-and-18 on the road, with a 113-100 loss to Milwaukee. The Raptors are idle until Saturday, when they take on the Bucks in Milwaukee.
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The Oakland Raiders welcome the San Diego Chargers in an N-F-L Christmas Eve matchup. Both clubs sit in the basement of the A-F-C West standings. Oakland is 6-and-8 after falling to Green Bay last week. Meanwhile, San Diego is just 4-and-10 after beating Miami in Week 15.
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The N-H-L is on day two of its three-day break for the holiday. Dallas leads the league with 54 points, while Washington tops the Eastern Conference with 52. Chicago's Patrick Kane heads into the break with 50 points to top the league in scoring, while Dallas' Jamie Benn and St. Louis' Vladimir Tarasenko league the league with 22 goals.
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Canada will have three returning players this year as it chases its first Spengler Cup championship since 2012. Goaltender Drew MacIntyre and forwards Alexandre Giroux and Chris DiDomenico were named to Canada's roster yesterday. They were part of Canada's 2014 squad that lost in the tournament semifinal. Canada opens the tournament on Saturday against a Russian club in Davos, Switzerland.


SPORTS ROUNDUP - DECEMBER 16
Wednesday 16th December 2015

The Weeks Junior A Crushers have one more game before the Christmas break. Tomorrow night, the Truro Bearcats visit the Wellness Centre at 7pm. Truro is currently seven points behind the Crushers in a tight 3 way race for second place in the Eastlink Division with the Wildcats and the Lumberjacks.
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The Pictou County Bantam A Crushers played the Cumberland Ramblers at home on Saturday. The Crushers earned 2 more points in league play with an 8-1 victory. Luke Young and Jayden Hatchard fired two goals each, with singles added by Evan Shea, Ian MacDonald, Nole Chapman, and Thomas Devine. Assists went to Evan Reynolds, Jansen Langille, Brycen MacDonald (2), Ian MacDonald, Devine, Kyle Reim, Young and Logan Decoste. The Bantam A Crushers will play a home and home with the Antigonish Bulldogs with their home game scheduled on Saturday, 4:00pm, at the Wellness Center.
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Another close game between the Atom B Westville Miners and the Trenton Steelers. Kayden Moulaison scored the winning goal in the third to land the Miners a 5-4 win. Also scoring for Westville with two goals was Daniel Seymour. Fox Irving and Nathaniel Horne scored with one each. Scoring two each for the Steelers were Ethan MacKay and Derrick MacKay. The Westville Miners face New Glasgow this Friday evening in Westville
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In High School Hockey, the North Nova Gryphons defeated Hants East 5-0 in regular season play. After a scoreless first period, Kale Mason, assisted by Jared Livingstone put the Gryphons on the score board 43 seconds into the 2nd period. Gryphons second goal came 5 minutes later scored by Robert Burrows and assisted by Kirklin Murray. Intermission only seemed to fuel the Gryphons with 3 unanswered goals. Scoring were Robert Burrows,  Campbell Burrows and Noah Teed with assists from Mason,  Jacob Pentz,  Evan Callaghan and Ethan Snell. The Gryphons will host Amherst this Friday evening at 7: 00 pm in Trenton.  The team will be accepting donations for the local food bank at the door. Local rivals, Gryphons and Northumberland Nighthawks, will meet Saturday night at 6:00 p.m in Westville. 
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The 6th Annual Oliver Hudson Graham Memorial Cancer Sucks Cup is coming to the Trenton Rink Saturday 19 December. Donations collected through this event are used to purchase gas cards given to families of sick children at the Ronald McDonald House in Halifax and on the 6-Link (Oncology) floor of the IWK Hospital. In addition, donations of NEW, unwrapped toys (wipeable, non-stuffed and suitable for ages newborns to 16 years) are also collected. These toys go to children with little to no immune system which means they need to be easily cleaned. To find out more about this event, search: 6th Annual Oliver Hudson Graham Memorial Cancer Sucks Cup on Facebook.
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On Tuesday, December 29th, the North Nova JV girls basketball team will host their second annual Holiday Hoop Clinic for boys and girls in grades 3-6. The clinic will run from 9am-2pm and costs $40 per person. Each participant will receive a clinic t-shirt! To register your child or find out more information, email: hamptons@ccrsb.ca.  Only 40 spots available...
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One Canadian hockey team saw their lengthy winning streak come to an end while another extended theirs. The New York Rangers beat Edmonton 4-2 at Madison Square Garden to snap the Oilers' six-game run. And the Calgary Flames got an overtime-goal from Kris Russell to top Nashville 2-1 for their sixth straight victory.
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The Vancouver Canucks continue to stumble. Ryan Miller gave up six goals on 36 shots through two periods before being pulled at the second intermission, and Vancouver dropped a 6-2 road decision to the Minnesota Wild. Thomas Vanek scored for Minnesota and added three assists to hand the Canucks their seventh loss in their last 10 games.
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San Jose snapped a six-game losing skid with a 3-1 road victory over the Montreal Canadiens. Sharks captain Joe Pavelski led the way with a goal and an assist and Patrick Marleau and Dainius Zubrus also scored.  Dustin Tokarski stopped 9-of-12 shots in his third consecutive start before being pulled midway through the second period. Mike Condon stopped all six shots he faced he relief.
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Jonathan Bernier gave up more than four or more goals for the fifth straight start, and the Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender remains winless on the season. Bernier allowed two goals in quick succession and then one to Vladislav Namestnikov in overtime as the Leafs lost to the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-4. Elsewhere, St. Louis beat the Winnipeg Jets 4-3.
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Kobe Bryant had 22 points and six assists as the Los Angeles Lakers topped the Bucks 113-95 in Milwaukee's first game since ending Golden State's 24-and-0 start to the season.  D'Angelo Russell had 19 points and seven assists as the Lakers took a 22-point lead in the third quarter and cruised to their second victory in 15 games.
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In other N-B-A action, Randy Foye scored 19 points, and the Denver Nuggets picked up their sixth win in seven games with a 112-100 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves. Kenneth Faried added 19 points and 10 rebounds. And LeBron James scored 24 points to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to an 89-77 victory over the Boston Celtics.

SPORTS ROUNDUP - DECEMBER 15 *UPDATED 1:10 PM*
Tuesday 15th December 2015

The Pictou County Bantam A Crushers played the Cumberland Ramblers at home on Saturday. The Crushers earned 2 more points in league play with an 8-1 victory. Luke Young and Jayden Hatchard fired two goals each, with singles added by Evan Shea, Ian MacDonald, Nole Chapman, and Thomas Devine. Assists went to Evan Reynolds, Jansen Langille, Brycen MacDonald (2), Ian MacDonald, Devine, Kyle Reim, Young and Logan Decoste. The Bantam A Crushers will play a home and home with the Antigonish Bulldogs with their home game scheduled on Saturday, 4:00pm, at the Wellness Center.
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On Sunday the Pictou County Peewee AA Crushers defeated the first place Cumberland Ramblers in regular season action at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Ryan Denny opened the scoring early in the first period with assists going to Chris Avery and Cameron MacKinnon.  The Ramblers answered with two goals in the first and another goal in the second period.  The Crushers came out strong in the third period with goals Joseph Mason and Liam Berthiaume.  Blaise MacDonald assisted on both goals.  Adam Farrell scored the game winner late in the third period with assists from Tanner Steele and Myles Farnsworth. Xander Vohs had a strong game in goal. The Pictou County Peewee AA Crushers play two games next weekend at the Pictou County Wellness Centre  - on Saturday, December 19 at 2:30 pm vs. the Antigonish Bulldogs and Sunday, December 20 at 10:30 am vs. the Truro Bearcats.
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Last night at the Westville Miners Sports Center, the Bruins defeated the Leafs 5-3 in Leo Fahey 4 0n 4 Twilight Hockey League action. Julie Anderson led the Bruins with a hat trick with singles being tallied by Christa Webber and Jana Cleary. Britany Martin notched two goals for the Bruins with Debbie MacLean adding a single tally.
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The 6th Annual Oliver Hudson Graham Memorial Cancer Sucks Cup is coming to the Trenton Rink Saturday 19 December. Donations collected through this event are used to purchase gas cards given to families of sick children at the Ronald McDonald House in Halifax and on the 6-Link (Oncology) floor of the IWK Hospital. In addition, donations of NEW, unwrapped toys (wipeable, non-stuffed and suitable for ages newborns to 16 years) are also collected. These toys go to children with little to no immune system which means they need to be easily cleaned. To find out more about this event, search: 6th Annual Oliver Hudson Graham Memorial Cancer Sucks Cup on Facebook.
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On Tuesday, December 29th, the North Nova JV girls basketball team will host their second annual Holiday Hoop Clinic for boys and girls in grades 3-6. The clinic will run from 9am-2pm and costs $40 per person. Each participant will receive a clinic t-shirt! To register your child or find out more information, email: hamptons@ccrsb.ca.  Only 40 spots available...
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Goaltender Jonathan Bernier is back with the Maple Leafs as they host the Tampa Bay Lightning at Air Canada Centre. Bernier was sent to Toronto's A-H-L club on December 2nd and went 3-0-and-1 in four starts with the Marlies. He was 0-8-and-1 with the Leafs before his A-H-L stint. Toronto heads into tonight's game on a two-game win streak.
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The Edmonton Oilers go for their seventh straight victory as they play the Rangers at Madison Square Garden. Edmonton has won seven of its last 10 games to climb out of the Pacific Division basement. Around the ice, the Montreal Canadiens host San Jose, Calgary visits Nashville, Vancouver travels to Minnesota and Winnipeg welcomes the St. Louis Blues.
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It's a light night in N-B-A action with only four games on schedule. Among them, the Los Angeles Lakers will look to snap a six-game losing streak as they host the Milwaukee Bucks. Elsewhere, Boston is home to the Cavaliers, Denver visits Minnesota and the Sacramento Kings welcome the Houston Rockets.

SPORTS ROUNDUP - DECEMBER 8
Tuesday 8th December 2015

The Wonder Auto Bantam AA boys took to the ice for two league games this past weekend offering up a win and a loss against stiff competition.   Saturday  was retribution against the West Hants Warriors as Ben Callaghan and Logan MacKay provided enough offense for Cody MacDougall to record the seasons first shutout in a 2-0 victory.  Assists were recorded by Spencer Creed and Munro MacKay.  Sunday morning’s game was also a goaltenders duel  with Wesley Kelley holding the Acadia Axemen to a 2-2 draw until late in the third when bad luck and an empty net spoiled the day with Acadia ultimately coming out on top 5-2.  Scoring for the home team were Connor Dewar form Nick Horne and Duncan Cameron and Spencer Creed on a nice high shot from Ben Callaghan and Joe McCarron.  The Bantam AA boys travel to Yarmouth against the league leading Mariners next weekend.
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Last night at the Westville Miners Sports Center, the Bruins and Rangers played to a 2-2 tie in Leo Fahey 4 on 4 Twilight Hockey League action. Bethany Martin and Debbie MacLean scored for the Bruins while Chrissie MacKay and Tracy Dart replied for the Rangers.
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In Peewee Rec, Trenton defeated Thorburn 6-5 last night in Thorburn. Scoring for Trenton was Dawson Mackay with 3 goals, Colby Niles 2, and Austin Fraser 1. Assists came from Danial Cameron and Niles. Thorburn's goals came from Robert Walsh 3, George Leil 1, Keegan Norris 1. Winning goalie was Michael Francis.
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There are two games in two locations tonight in the Chediac Furniture Nova Hockey League. At 8 pm at the Stellarton rink, it's Connors vs Shenanigans. And at 9 pm at the Hector Arena in Pictou, it's Maltese Sports vs Nat Pro Gas.
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The New Glasgow Panthers Volleyball Club will be holding tryouts for their 17U girls team. This is for those born September 1, 1998 to Dec 31 1999. (or younger) The tryouts will take place at New Glasgow Academy gym on Saturday Dec 12th 5:30-7:30PM and Wednesday Dec 16th 8PM-10PM. There will be a $10 tryout fee that will cover both gym times. Any inquiries can be directed  at panthersvolleyball2014@gmail.com
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The 6th Annual Oliver Hudson Graham Memorial Cancer Sucks Cup is coming to the Trenton Rink Saturday 19 December. Donations collected through this event are used to purchase gas cards given to families of sick children at the Ronald McDonald House in Halifax and on the 6-Link (Oncology) floor of the IWK Hospital. In addition, donations of NEW, unwrapped toys (wipeable, non-stuffed and suitable for ages newborns to 16 years) are also collected. These toys go to children with little to no immune system which means they need to be easily cleaned. To find out more about this event, search: 6th Annual Oliver Hudson Graham Memorial Cancer Sucks Cup on Facebook.
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There are nine games in the N-H-L tonight, including Toronto hosting New Jersey with rookie goaltender Garret Sparks expected to get his fourth career start. Sparks is 2-1-and-0 for the Leafs since being called up from the A-H-L's Marlies over a week ago. Elsewhere, the Senators play the Panthers in Florida and Calgary hosts San Jose.  
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The Golden State Warriors will look to improve to 23-and-0 when they visit the Indiana Pacers tonight. The Warriors earned their 26th consecutive regular-season victory on Sunday when they beat the Brooklyn Nets 114-98. That overall win streak in one behind the 2012-13 Miami Heat for the second-longest in N-B-A history.
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There are five other games on the N-B-A schedule, including the Cavaliers hosting Portland and Oklahoma City visiting Memphis. The Raptors have the night off after topping Kobe Bryant and the L-A Lakers 102-93 last night. Toronto will be back in action tomorrow when they host the red-hot San Antonio Spurs.
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M-L-B's winter meetings continue today in Nashville, where baseball executives are discussing everything from trades to free agents. A big trade sending Reds closer Aroldis Chapman to the Dodgers was put on hold late last night after Yahoo Sports reported that police have investigated a domestic violence accusation from October 30th involving the pitcher. 


YOUNG DRIVER CHARGED IN WESTVILLE AFTER TRYING TO OUTRUN POLICE
Monday 30th November 2015

A young Pictou County man learned last night that outrunning the police is harder than it looks. The young driver was stopped after 9pm last night on the Westville Road, and was charged with dangerous driving.

SPORTS ROUNDUP - NOVEMBER 30 *UPDATED 9:55 AM*
Monday 30th November 2015

It was a battle of the top two teams in the Eastlink Division at the apple Dome in Berwick Saturday night, and while the Weeks Jr A Crushers were never able to create distance between themselves and the Valley Wildcats, they were able to come away with the incredibly valuable two points, as they earned the 5-4 victory on the road. Cole Murphy led the way for the Crushers with a 4 point effort, earning 2 goals and 2 assists, while Justin Ritcey was great in net, stopping 39 of 43 shots. The Crushers also got some help in the standings as the third place Truro Bearcats lost to Miramichi in overtime, 3-2, so with those results the Crushers were able to extend their lead over the Wildcats to 4 points, and their lead over the Bearcats has increased to 5 points.
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The Pictou County Aecon Atlantic Scotians dropped a 3-2 decision on the road Friday night to the Strait Pirates in Port Hawkesbury. Brad MacEachen and Josh Hartley scored for the Scotians in a losing effort. The Scotians won in a shootout 5-4 over the Valley Maple Leafs in Trenton on Sunday.
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A split weekend for the Weeks Major Midgets at the Wellness Centre. On Sunday, they were defeated 6-2 by the Saint John Vitos. Scoring for the Weeks Major Midgets were Grant Fraser and Chad Tucker. On Saturday, the home team earned a 6-5 win in overtime over the Fredericton Canadiens in crossover league play. Evan MacLennan led the way for the Weeks with a hat trick and an assist, one of his goals being the overtime winner.
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Luke Pelton had 3 goals and 2 assists as the Pictou County Midget AA Crushers skated to an 8-5 win over the New Waterford Sharks Sunday in Cape Breton. Adding to the scoring was Isaac Koehoorn with 2 and Kyle Walsh, Brandon Benjamin and Dan Molyneux each adding 1 marker. The Crushers, although playing with a short bench due to recent injuries, showcased their talent and determination  to control the game for most of the 60 minutes. The Midget AA Crushers are in action this Saturday at 2:30 when the New Waterford sharks visit the Wellness Centre for a rematch.
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The Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers spotted the Truro Bearcats a 4-0 lead before mounting a comeback, but ended up falling just short, losing 4-3 Saturday at the Rath Eastlink Centre. The Crushers scored twice in the final 1:16 of the game to make it close, but could not find the equalizer. The same two teams played again Sunday at the Wellness Centre, which the Bearcats won 4-1 in a game where all the scoring was in the final period.
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The Northern Subway Selects Female Midget AAA played a pair of games on the weekend... on Saturday the team edged the MacIntyre Chevy Panthers 5-4 at the Wellness, then on the road Sunday they were edged out 2-1 by the ProCresting Penguins.
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Great turnout in Westville Friday night as the Westville Miners faced the Thorburn Golden Hawks for a tie game 3-3. Scoring for the Miners was Kayden Moulaison followed by Nathaniel Horne and Patrick MacNeil. Scoring two goals for the Golden Hawks was Cole T Miller with Evan Stewart scoring one. This weekend, the Westville Miners face the Pictou Maripacs.
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Kanokai Judo Club hosted the 2015 Provincial Judo Championships at North Nova Education Center over the weekend. Approximately 200 athletes from across the maritimes were in attendance. Kanokai Medalists included: In the LTAD Division: Ralph Baldwin, Seth Cormier, Paige Landru, John MacEachern, Liam MacPherson, and Mekhi Reddick.
Gold Rylan Hislop, Landon MacPherson, Luke Perrin, and Rob Falconer
Silver Grayson Hislop, Ari Hislop, and Marshall Fitt
Bronze Adrian Stuart, Kaden MacDonald, Omar Alsaidan, Keagon MacDonald, Mya Cameron, Brady Robinson, Brittany Lodge, Mason Dakin, and Kyle Sutherland (with double bronze).
Congratulations to all the Kanokai participants! 
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The Pioneer Coal Track has now closed for the winter, and will reopen in April. They want to thank all of the patrons who used the track over this past season, and a special thanks goes out to the volunteer gatekeepers – Charlie, Alden, and Bob!
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NATIONAL SPORTS
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The Edmonton Eskimos have their 14th Grey Cup title. Jordan Lynch ran in a touchdown from one yard out with 3:22 left to rally the Eskimos to a 26-20 victory over the Ottawa Redblacks in Winnipeg. It's Edmonton's first C-F-L championship since 2005. Eskimos Q-B Mike Reilly was named M-V-P of the game while receiver Shamawd Chambers took home the Most Outstanding Canadian honours.
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The Ravens will play their first game in eight years without starting quarterback Joe Flacco tonight as the Cleveland Browns host Baltimore in the Monday Night N-F-L game. Flacco tore his A-C-L and M-C-L in a win over St. Louis last week. Cleveland, meanwhile, will start Josh McCown after relegating Johnny Manziel to third string.
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The Toronto Maple Leafs will turn to rookie netminder Garret Sparks when they host the Edmonton Oilers at Air Canada Centre tonight. Toronto has lost three straight, including a 4-2 loss to the Washington Capitals on Saturday that saw Jonathan Bernier fall to 0-8-and-1 on the season. James Reimer is still out with a lower-body injury.
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It's a quiet night in the N-H-L with only three other games scheduled. The New York Islanders host the Colorado Avalanche, the Rangers are hoping to reverse a three-game slide as they entertain the Carolina Hurricanes, and the Vancouver Canucks are in Anaheim taking on the Ducks.
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Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors can improve to 19-and-0 to start the season with a win tonight against the Utah Jazz. Golden State beat Sacramento Saturday night for their N-B-A-record 18th straight win to begin the year. The Raptors are off for two nights before taking on the Hawks in Atlanta on Wednesday. Toronto dropped a 107-102 decision to Phoenix last night.  

SPORTS ROUNDUP - NOVEMBER 27 *UPDATED 10:05 AM*
Friday 27th November 2015

The Weeks Jr A Crushers lost again to Summerside, but they fought hard. It was a back and forth match that the Western Capitals needed overtime to win 4-3. Scoring for the Crushers were Luc Poirier, Cole Murphy and Drew Packman. The Crushers head on the road to play the Valley Wildcats tomorrow, and we'll have the action on Classic Rock 97.9 starting with the pre-game show at 6:45.
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Very close game last night in Thorburn as Westville Miners faced the Thorburn Golden Hawks with a 3-2 win. Scoring for the Golden Hawks was Joe Walsh and Cole T. Miller - both in the second period. Patrick MacNeil scored the lone goal in the second period for the Miners followed by Fox Irving and Daniel Seymour clinching the win in  the third period. These closely matched teams face each other again in Westville tonight at 6pm.
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The 16th Annual Allan Cameron Memorial Hockey Tournament begins today at the Trenton Arena, hosted by the North Nova Gryphons. Six teams will be participating, including the Northumberland Nighthawks. Games take place throughout Friday and Saturday, with the Semi-Finals on Saturday evening and the Championship game Sunday afternoon at 1pm.
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This is the final night for the Stellar Curling Club, Foord St. Stellarton, Open House. 7:00pm. No experience necessary. A great way to pass the winter months.
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The Kanokai Judo Club will be hosting the Provincial Judo Championships this weekend at North Nova Education Centre in New Glasgow . Everyone is invited to come out and watch - it's FREE for spectators. The opening ceremonies will take place at 10:00 am, with competition immediately following and running throughout the day.
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Get into the holiday spirit with the YMCA of Pictou County's 3rd Annual Ugly Sweater Fun Run. It's a 5K event, starting at the Wellness Centre at 10am December 5. Cost to register is a minimum $10 donation to the YMCA Strong Kids campaign. For more information, call 902-752-0202.
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NATIONAL SPORTS
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Grey Cup week continues in Winnipeg as C-F-L commissioner Jeffrey Orridge addresses media to review the past season and look ahead to the league's future.  Both the Ottawa Redblacks and Edmonton Eskimos will be on the fields as they prepare for Sunday's Grey Cup.
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It's a busy day in the N-H-L with 12 games on the ice.  The Winnipeg Jets visit Minnesota while the Montreal Canadiens travel to New Jersey and the Edmonton Oilers play in Detroit. The later games will see Dallas host Vancouver and Calgary continuing a road trip with a stop in Arizona.
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Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors look to keep rolling tonight as they visit the Phoenix Suns. Curry has led the Warriors to a perfect 16-and-0 start to the season, setting the N-B-A's record for best start to a season.  There are 11 other games around the league but the Toronto Raptors have the night off.


SPORTS ROUNDUP - NOVEMBER 24
Tuesday 24th November 2015

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The Wonder Auto Bantam “AA” boys split a pair of games this past weekend on home ice against Western Valley. The Spartans won the first game 4-2, with the Crushers responding to the tune of 4-1 on Sunday morning. The opening game saw a number of defensive miscues and bad penalties cost the Crushers. Wesley Kelley stopped over 30 shots in the loss, while the Crushers got goals from Ben Turnbull with an unassisted tally and Munro Mackay from Blake Fraser and Cal Maxner. Coach Turnbulls’ prayers for a better effort were answered on Sunday morning as the Crushers played a much better game with a late goal the only blemish for Goaltender Cody MacDougall in a 4-1 victory.  Ben Turnbull once again lead the offence, scoring 2 goals.  Joe MacCarron and Connor Dewar added singles with assists going to Blake Fraser, Munro Mackay, Connor Boudreau and Logan Mackay.  The Bantam”AA” squad take a breather from league play next weekend to participate in the annual Bluenose Tournament hosted by the Cumberland Ramblers.
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There was one game last night in the NSJHL. The Sackville Blazers dominated the visiting Antigonish Bulldogs 8-1, including a 4-goal effort from Brett Arthur. The Pictou County Scotians are off until Friday when they visit the Strait Pirates.
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The most recent national rankings for Jr A hockey were released yesterday, and the Summerside Western Capitals of the MHL continue to climb up the ladder. The Caps used 3 wins in 3 nights to move up 5 places to 12th in the country. One of those wins was a 3-1 victory over the Crushers in Summerside on Saturday. The Crushers will have a chance to avenge that loss this Thursday when the Western Capitals visit the Wellness Centre. Game time is 7pm, and the ongoing Chase the Ace game is expected to have a jackpot of approximately $4000.
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The Canadians and Rangers played to a 3-3 tie in Leo Fahey Twilight Hockey League action held at the Westville Miners Sports Center last night. Bethany Martin tallied twice for the Canadians with Debbie MacLean added a single. Chrissie Mackey potted two goals for the Rangers while Jana Murphy added a single.
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In World Indoor Soccer League action at the Westville gymnasium yesterday, Michael King notched the only goal as Portugal defeated Mexico 1-0.
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Two games tonight in the Chediac Furniture Nova Hockey League. At 8pm at the Stellarton Rink, Connors Transfer takes on the Elks Club, while at 9pm at Hector Arena, Dewtie's Excavating faces off against Nat Pro Gas.
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Stellar Curling Club, Foord St Stellarton will hold their Open House Tuesday to Friday at 7 o\'clock....Recreational Curling.....No experience necessary ! A great way to pass the winter months !
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Get into the holiday spirit with the YMCA of Pictou County's 3rd Annual Ugly Sweater Fun Run. It's a 5K event, starting at the Wellness Centre at 10am December 5. Cost to register is a minimum $10 donation to the YMCA Strong Kids campaign. For more information, call 902-752-0202.
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NATIONAL SPORTS
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The New England Patriots remain one of the N-F-L's two unbeaten teams, keeping pace with the Carolina Panthers.  James White scored two touchdowns in New England's 20-13 win over Buffalo. White put the Pats ahead to stay with a six-yard scoring run with 5:55 left in the third quarter. He also grabbed a 20-yard TD pass from Tom Brady as the Patriots improved to 10-0.
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David Krejci scored the lone shootout goal in Boston's 4-3 verdict over Toronto. Joffrey Lupul, Leo Komarov and Tyler Bozak scored for the Maple Leafs.  Brad Marchand contributed a pair of go-ahead goals in the Bruins' third straight win.
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Cody McLeod and Blake Comeau each had a goal and an assist in the third period as Colorado beat the Jets 4-1 in to halt a three-game losing streak. McLeod snapped a 1-1 deadlock with 13:15 remaining before Matt Duchene added an insurance goal. Toby Enstrom had the lone goal for the Jets.
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Braden Holtby and Dmitry Orlov were all the Washington Capitals needed against the Edmonton Oilers.  Holtby made 33 saves as Washington shut out Edmonton 1-0. Orlov was the lone scorer. Anders Nilsson stopped 29 shots for the Oilers.
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LeBron James had 15 points and 13 assists as Cleveland beat Orlando 117-103. James joined Oscar Robertson as the only players in N-B-A history to rank in the top 25 in career points and assists, passing Norm Nixon for 25th in assists with his fifth of the night. Kevin Love scored a season-high 35 points.
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Kevin Durant returned from his hamstring injury and delivered 27 points and six rebounds in Oklahoma City's 111-89 rout of the Jazz in Utah. Russell Westbrook narrowly missed his third triple-double of the season, contributing 20 points, seven rebounds and nine assists.

SPORTS ROUNDUP - NOVEMBER 23
Monday 23rd November 2015

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The Pictou County Scotians finished off a perfect weekend with a 3-1 win at home last night over the East Hants Penguins. The win came on the heels of a huge 5-4 win over the Sid Rowe Division leading Glace Bay Miners on the road the night before. The Scotians improve to 9-7 on the season, good for second place in the Sid Rowe, and a 7 point lead on the third place Strait Pirates, who lost last night at Valley, 5-4. Up next for the Scotians is a game in Port Hawkesbury against those Pirates on Friday, before they face the Valley Maple Leafs at home in Trenton on Sunday at 7pm.
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The Weeks Jr A Crushers lost a tough one on the Island on Saturday night, falling by a score of 3-1 to the Summerside Western Capitals. Regan Spears scored his 13th of the season in the first period, but it was not enough. These same two teams will meet at the Wellness Centre this Thursday, when the Chase the Ace jackpot is expected to be approximately $4000.
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The Weeks Major Midgets lost their only game over the weekend, 4-1 to the Halifax McDonald's. The Weeks have 7 wins in 19 games this season, and sit in last place in the 8 team NSMMHL. However, there is a huge log-jam in the standings with third place and eighth separated by just 4 points.
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The Subway Northern Selects of the NSFMHL split their weekend games, winning at home against the Cape Breton Panthers 4-0 on Saturday before falling to Metro Boston Pizza 2-1 in Berwick yesterday. The Selects currently sit in third place in the four team NSFMHL, one point back of the Penguins, but with one game in hand.
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The Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers continue to struggle, dropping both of their games this weekend, losing to the Storm 6-1 at home on Saturday, then travelling to St. Margaret's Bay and getting shut out by the Gulls 10-0 yesterday. The Major Bantam Crushers have just one win in 16 games this season, and are last place in the 12 team NSMBHL.
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After a 2-2 tie Friday night in Westville – the Westville Atom B Miners and Antigonish faced off against each other in Antigonish on Sunday with Antigonish Bulldogs winning 4-2. Scoring for the Bulldogs was Caylum MacLean scoring two goals and Bauer MacNeil and Lochlan Kearns scoring one each. Scoring for the Miners was Fox Irving and Patrick MacNeil. Westville Miners face the Thorburn Golden Hawks this weekend.
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Volleyball Nova Scotia is holding an Open House for the Fundy region at Truro Junior High Monday night from 6-9 pm. The Open House is an opportunity for new members to learn about clubs in their area, and for all members to learn about training programs, club competitions and other events during the volleyball season.
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Stellar Curling Club, Foord St Stellarton will hold their Open House Tuesday to Friday at 7 o\'clock....Recreational Curling.....No experience necessary! A great way to pass the winter months!
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Get into the holiday spirit with the YMCA of Pictou County's 3rd Annual Ugly Sweater Fun Run. It's a 5K event, starting at the Wellness Centre at 10am December 5. Cost to register is a minimum $10 donation to the YMCA Strong Kids campaign. For more information, call 902-752-0202.
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NATIONAL SPORTS
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Edmonton and Ottawa will meet in a Grey Cup game for the first time in 34 years. The Edmonton Eskimos advanced to the C-F-L Championship game with a 45-31 victory over defending champs Calgary in the West final, while the Redblacks topped Hamilton 35-28 in the East. Edmonton beat the then Ottawa Rough Riders for the 1981 Grey Cup title.
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Carson Palmer overcame two early interceptions to throw four touchdown passes as Arizona beat Cincinnati 34-31 on a last-second field goal in the N-F-L Sunday night matchup. Earlier, the Green Bay Packers snapped a three-game losing streak with a 30-13 victory over the Minnesota Vikings. 
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Cory Schneider made 36 saves against his former team as the New Jersey Devils defeated the Vancouver Canucks 3-2. The 29-year-old Schneider picked up his first victory at Rogers Arena as a member of the opposition after going winless in his first two starts in Vancouver with the Devils. Mike Cammalleri had a goal and two assists for Jersey.
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The Montreal Canadiens have back-to-back wins against the New York Islanders. Carey Price made 21 saves and Alex Galchenyuk scored late in the third period to give Montreal a 4-2 victory over the visiting Islanders. The Canadiens beat New York 5-3 in Brooklyn on Friday night. 
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The Toronto Raptors have concluded their five-game Western road trip with back-to-back victories. DeMar DeRozan and DeMarre Carroll each poured in 21 points to lift Toronto to a 91-80 victory over the L-A Clippers. Toronto returns home to play the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night.
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Golden State matched the best start in N-B-A history, beating the Denver Nuggets 118-105 to move to 15-and-0. Klay Thompson scored 21 points to lead the Warriors. Elsewhere, Russell Westbrook had 31 points and 11 assists as Oklahoma City rallied from a double-digit third-quarter deficit to beat Dallas 117-114.
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WESTVILLE ARREST BEING INVESTIGATED: MAN MAY HAVE BROKEN WRIST AS A RESULT OF POLICE ACTIONS
Friday 20th November 2015

The provincial police watchdog is investigating an arrest of a 22-year old man in Westville. The Serious Incident Response Team (SiRT) is looking into the incident, which occurred outside of Acropole Pizza on Main St. just before midnight, 10 November. Stellarton and Westville police were called to an altercation involving several people outside the business, and a man was arrested at the scene and placed into a police vehicle. There was an alteraction as the man was moved to another vehicle, and it was later determined he sustained a broken wrist at some point in the evening. The matter was reported to SiRT, as the injury may have happened due to the actions of police. They're asking anyone who may have witnessed the incident to contact them.


SPORTS ROUNDUP - 20 NOVEMBER
Friday 20th November 2015

For the first time this season, the Weeks Jr A Crushers went to overtime on home ice. The Crushers and Valley Wildcats played an incredibly close game all night long, tied 1-1 after 1 period; 2-2 after 2, and 3-3 after 3 periods. The 5 minute 3-on-3 overtime decided nothing, but rookie sensation Michael Dill and Cole Murphy both scored in the shootout while Daniel Vautour stopped both shooters he faced to give the Crushers the 4-3 victory. The Crushers now have a 2 point lead on both Valley and Truro for first place in the Eastlink Division. The next action for the Crushers will be Saturday night across the Strait, when they visit the Summerside Western Capitals, and we will be there. Join the action on Classic Rock 97.9 beginning with the pregame show at 6:15, puck drop is set for 6:30.
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Barcelona defeated Ireland 6-5 yesterday in World Indoor Soccer League action at the Walter Duggan Gymnasium. Today, Mexico plays host to Portugal
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Westville Power Skating still has registration spots left. Cost is $45 or $90 for a family of two or more. Ages 4-12. Session is 17 weeks. Lessons are Sundays from 3:30 to 4:20 at the Westville Arena. For more info call 902-396-1059, visit the Town of Westville Facebook Page, or register on the spot Sunday at 3:30 at Westville Miners Arena.
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RBC Sports Day in Canada is a national celebration of sport. And Pictou Recreation Aquatics is hosting a full day of activities at the Fisheries Training Pool including fitness circuits, water polo, H2O basketball, adult and open swims plus a cannon ball challenge, all for free! The events are planned to help people discover their favourite water sports as part of RBC Sports Day in Canada. It all takes place this Saturday, November 21st. For more information, visit www.townofpictou.ca
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Kids football has a new time slot at the WM Sobey Indoor Sports Complex in Stellarton: Sundays from 3:00 to 4:00pm
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Volleyball Nova Scotia is holding an Open House for the Fundy region at Truro Junior High Monday night from 6-9 pm. The Open House is an opportunity for new members to learn about clubs in their area, and for all members to learn about training programs, club competitions and other events during the volleyball season.
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Get into the holiday spirit with the YMCA of Pictou County's 3rd Annual Ugly Sweater Fun Run. It's a 5K event, starting at the Wellness Centre at 10am December 5. Cost to register is a minimum $10 donation to the YMCA Strong Kids campaign. For more information, call 902-752-0202.
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Pictou County Athletics starts up its 2016 season on Wednesday, January 6th at the YMCA. Registration begins at 7pm to 8:15 and the team practices from 7:40 to 9:25. Other practice days are Fridays at the Indoor Soccer Facility (from 4 to 5:30) and Goodlife Fitness Center ( 6:30 to 8:30 ) and Sundays from 3pm to 5pm at NNEC. Full season(Jan. To Aug 20th) cost is $275 and this includes ANS fee and team warm up shorts. Winter( Jan. To April 1st) is $155 and this includes ANS fee of $75. Second registration is at the Indoor Soccer complex on Friday, Jan.8th from 3:30 to 4:30. We have family rates. If you require more information contact Pat Carty at cartyab@hotmail.com and if you have questions concerning registration contact Stacey McLean at slmclean22@gmail.com
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NATIONAL SPORTS
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Josh Donaldson continues to be rewarded for his stellar 2015 season. The Blue Jays third baseman was named the American League M-V-P, edging out Angels outfielder Mike Trout for the honour. In the National League, Bryce Harper became the youngest unanimous M-V-P in baseball history, taking N-L honours after leading the majors with a .649 slugging percentage and a .460 on-base average.
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Alexander Steen scored the shoutout winner and Jake Allen made 32 saves to lift the St. Louis Blues over the Buffalo Sabres 3-2.  St. Louis has won seven straight games and 17 of its last 19 against Buffalo since 1999.  Kevin Shattenkirk and Vladimir Tarasenko scored in regulation for the Blues, who had lost three of four.
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Around the N-H-L, the Montreal Canadiens dropped a 3-2 decision to the Arizona Coyotes at Bell Centre. Early goals from Shane Doan and Martin Hanzal helped Arizona snap a two-game losing skid. And the Ottawa Senators got a 25-save outing from Craig Anderson en route to a 3-0 win over Columbus. Captain Erik Karlsson scored twice for the Sens.
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Another loss for the Tennessee Titans. Rashad Greene returned a punt 63 yards to set up a touchdown with 3:30 remaining, and the Jacksonville Jaguars beat Tennessee 19-13, handing the Titans their eighth loss in nine games. The Jaguars improved to 4-and-6 with their second win in a row. It's the first time they've won consecutive games in more than two years.
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Stephen (STEF'-ihn) Curry scored 40 points and the Golden State Warriors rallied from a 23-point, first-half deficit to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 124-117 for their 13th consecutive victory to start the season. Golden State is one of four teams in N-B-A history to open 13-0.
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In other N-B-A action, LeBron James scored 27 points to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers over the Milwaukee Bucks 115-100, and Chris Bosh had 23 points and 11 rebounds as the Miami Heat beat Sacramento 116-109. In the Development League, Raptors 905 lost its inaugural home opener in Mississauga, Ontario, 109-104 to the Maine Red Claws.

SPORTS ROUNDUP - NOVEMBER 19 *UPDATED 9:25 AM*
Thursday 19th November 2015

The Pictou County Weeks Jr. A Crushers face a division rival tonight, playing the Valley Wildcats at the Wellness Centre tonight. The Crushers currently lead the division with 24 points, with Valley just two points behind, and the Truro Bearcats one point behind.
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Westville Power Skating still has registration spots left. Cost is $45 or $90 for a family of two or more. Ages 4-12. Session is 17 weeks. Lessons are Sundays from 3:30 to 4:20 at the Westville Arena. For more info call 902-396-1059, visit the Town of Westville Facebook Page, or register on the spot Sunday at 3:30 at Westville Miners Arena.
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RBC Sports Day in Canada is a national celebration of sport. And Pictou Recreation Aquatics is hosting a full day of activities at the Fisheries Training Pool including fitness circuits, water polo, H2O basketball, adult and open swims plus a cannon ball challenge, all for free! The events are planned to help people discover their favourite water sports as part of RBC Sports Day in Canada. It all takes place this Saturday, November 21st. For more information, visit www.townofpictou.ca
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Kids football has a new time slot at the WM Sobey Indoor Sports Complex in Stellarton: Sundays from 3:00 to 4:00pm
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Get into the holiday spirit with the YMCA of Pictou County's 3rd Annual Ugly Sweater Fun Run. It's a 5K event, starting at the Wellness Centre at 10am December 5. Cost to register is a minimum $10 donation to the YMCA Strong Kids campaign. For more information, call 902-752-0202.
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NATIONAL SPORTS
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Mike Condon will once again start for the Montreal Canadiens tonight when they host the Arizona Coyotes at Bell Centre. Condon made 23 saves in the Canadiens come-from-behind win over the Vancouver Canucks on Monday night. Goaltender Carey Price is back practising with Montreal but doesn't know yet when he'll be ready to play.
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Just like that the Columbus Blue Jackets are on a roll. After a disastrous start to the season, Columbus will be looking for its fourth-straight win tonight in Ottawa when they take on the Senators at Canadian Tire Centre. The Sens are enjoying a good start to the season and are in second place in the Atlantic division.
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Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson has a chance to win some hardware tonight when Major League Baseball announces its M-V-Ps for the American and National Leagues. Donaldson is one of three finalists for the A-L, joining Lorenzo Cain of the Royals and Mike Trout of the Angels. Canadian Joey Votto, Paul Goldschmidt and Bryce Harper are finalists in the N-L.
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Marcus Mariota will be without his top receiver tonight when the Tennessee Titans play in Jacksonville against the Jaguars in N-F-L action. Titans veteran receiver Kendall Wright will miss his third consecutive week with a sprained ligament in his left knee. The Jaguars are ahead of Tennessee in the A-F-C South standings with a 3-6 record. The Titans are 2-7.
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A light schedule around the N-B-A tonight with only three games scheduled. The 12-0 Golden State Warriors will try and remain perfect when they visit the L-A Clippers. The Raptors are off today after a 93-89 loss to the Utah Jazz last night. Toronto continues its road trip tomorrow night against the Los Angeles Lakers.

SPORTS ROUNDUP - NOVEMBER 18 *UPDATED 10:10 AM*
Wednesday 18th November 2015

In Atom B, Westville Miners won over the Stellarton Royals in Stellarton 1-0. Scoring the only goal for Westville was Nicholas Duff. This is the second win for Westville against Stellarton this season after a 7-3 win last Friday. Westville Miners face off against the Antigonish Bulldogs Friday night in Westville.
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Italy defeated Canada 5-4 yesterday in World Indoor Soccer League at the Walter Duggan gymnasium.
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RBC Sports Day in Canada is a national celebration of sport. And Pictou Recreation Aquatics is hosting a full day of activities at the Fisheries Training Pool including fitness circuits, water polo, H2O basketball, adult and open swims plus a cannon ball challenge, all for free! The events are planned to help people discover their favourite water sports as part of RBC Sports Day in Canada. It all takes place this Saturday, November 21st. For more information, visit www.townofpictou.ca
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Kids football has a new time slot at the WM Sobey Indoor Sports Complex in Stellarton: Sundays from 3:00 to 4:00pm
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Get into the holiday spirit with the YMCA of Pictou County's 3rd Annual Ugly Sweater Fun Run. It's a 5K event, starting at the Wellness Centre at 10am December 5. Cost to register is a minimum $10 donation to the YMCA Strong Kids campaign. For more information, call 902-752-0202.
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NATIONAL SPORTS
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The N-H-L all-star game will have a new look in January.   A mini three-on-three tournament will replace the traditional game for the 2016 event in Nashville. Two teams from the Eastern Conference will face off and two teams from the West will face off with the winners meeting for the championship.
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There are just three games in the N-H-L tonight, but two of them feature Canadian teams.  First up, the Vancouver Canucks continue their longest road trip of the season with a stop in Winnipeg against the Jets. The Edmonton Oilers will host Chicago while Detroit is on home ice against Washington.
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The Toronto Raptors continue their west-coast road trip tonight as they visit the Utah Jazz. Toronto has lost five of seven following a 5-and-0 start to the season. Utah is 5-and-5.


SPORTS ROUNDUP - NOVEMBER 17 *UPDATED 9:45 AM*
Tuesday 17th November 2015

It's a good news/bad news day for the Weeks Jr A Crushers. The bad news is that they have lost Jacob Hickey, likely for the remainder of the season. The good news is the reason he will no longer be with the Crushers is because he has been called up by the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada of the QMJHL. General Manager Chad McDavid says the team is happy for Hickey and wish him all the best in the next chapter of hockey career. Hickey received the call yesterday, and is leaving today to join the Armada, whose next game is on Saturday at home against the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies.
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Last night in Leo Fahey Twilight Hockey League action at the Westville Miners Sports Center , Amy Cameron’s two goals led the Bruins to a 4-3 win over the Rangers.Tracy Dart and Nadine leBlanc also scored for the Bruins while the Rangers were led by Bethany Martin’s two goals and a single by Debbie MacLean.
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Pictou County Ultimate's touring team, named "Brown Sauce" after our famous Pictou County Pizza, had an outstanding showing at the Halifax Ultimate C4P indoor ultimate tournament last weekend in Halifax. There were 24 teams from across Atlantic Canada, and Brown Sauce entered ranked as the 22nd seed, and had a strong showing by finishing in 12th place. This is the best result for the club to date. Pictou County Ultimate's indoor season begins tonight at 8:30pm at the Sobeys Indoor Sports Complex in Stellarton. The league is co-ed, and all experience levels are encouraged. Games are on Tuesdays, going from now until April and is 100$ for members, with a 70$ student rate, and drop-in players are also welcome.
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RBC Sports Day in Canada is a national celebration of sport. And Pictou Recreation Aquatics is hosting a full day of activities at the Fisheries Training Pool including fitness circuits, water polo, H2O basketball, adult and open swims plus a cannon ball challenge, all for free! The events are planned to help people discover their favourite water sports as part of RBC Sports Day in Canada. It all takes place this Saturday, November 21st. For more information, visit www.townofpictou.ca
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Kids football has a new time slot at the WM Sobey Indoor Sports Complex in Stellarton: Sundays from 3:00 to 4:00pm
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Get into the holiday spirit with the YMCA of Pictou County's 3rd Annual Ugly Sweater Fun Run. It's a 5K event, starting at the Wellness Centre at 10am December 5. Cost to register is a minimum $10 donation to the YMCA Strong Kids campaign. For more information, call 902-752-0202.
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NATIONAL SPORTS
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It's a busy day in the N-H-L with eight games lined up including two in Canada.  Colorado visit the Toronto Maple Leafs. Toronto has won three of its last four games, but the Avalanche are on a three-game win streak.  Later, the Calgary Flames host New Jersey.
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The Toronto Raptors continue their west coast road trip with a stop in Oakland against the N-B-A champion Golden State Warriors. Toronto sits atop the Atlantic division with a 7-and-4 record.  However, Golden State hasn't let up since it won the league title, with the Warriors winning the first 11 games of the season.
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Newly re-signed Blue Jays starter Marco Estrada will address Toronto media today.  The right-hander came to terms with the Blue Jays on a two-year deal worth 26-million dollars U-S for two years on Friday. Estrada had a career year with 13 wins, eight losses, a 3.13 E-R-A and 131 strikeouts.
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Canada's quest for a World Cup berth in soccer continues as they visit El Salvador in a qualifying match. Captain Julian de Guzman is set to surpass Paul Stalteri's men's record of 84 caps for Canada.

SPORTS ROUNDUP - NOVEMBER 13 *UPDATED 12:15 PM*
Friday 13th November 2015

The Pictou County Weeks Jr A Crushers had another high-scoring shutout at home. Jacob Hickey had a hat trick, Regan Spears scored twice, Mike Lyle had a single and Justin Ritcey made 25 saves in goal as the Crushers blanked the County Aces 6-0, improving their home record to 6-2. The Crushers travel to Campbellton tonight, then head to Miramichi for a Saturday match.
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The Pictou County Junior Scotians are looking to build on a three-game winning streak. The second-place Scotians play in Windsor tonight against the Valley Maple Leafs, and have a Sunday night game in Trenton against the Antigonish Bulldogs at 7 p.m. While Antigonish has only posted two wins this season, the Maple Leafs have only lost twice in 14 games this season.
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The Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers are on the road this weekend, playing the Joneljim Cougars Sunday morning.
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In the Chediac Furniture Nova Hockey League, two games were played last night in Thorburn. In Game one, Dewtie's Excavating won in a shoot - out over the Elks Club 6  -  5. In Game two, Whitey's Vikings defeated Maltese Sports  9 - 3. On Sunday, three games will be played in Stellarton. At 5:20, it's Shenanigan's vs Pictou Landing Falcons, followed by Dewtie's Excvating vs Connors at 6:50, then at 8:20, Elks Club vs Maltese Sports.
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Northumberland Strait Shooters Archery Club will be holding an Open House and registration for a beginning archery course on Tuesday November 17 at the Westville Town Hall Gym on Queen Street. Cost of the course is $40 per person for ages 12 and up. The course will continue the following three weeks and end on December 8 from 6:00-7:30pm and if required a second session will take place from 7:30-9:00pm. For further information please contact Club President Michael MacKinnon at 902-752-4497 or email jakemac@eastlink.ca
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Get into the holiday spirit with the YMCA of Pictou County's 3rd Annual Ugly Sweater Fun Run. It's a 5K event, starting at the Wellness Centre at 10am December 5. Cost to register is a minimum $10 donation to the YMCA Strong Kids campaign. For more information, call 902-752-0202.
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NATIONAL SPORTS
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The Calgary Flames are the lone Canadian N-H-L team in action tonight as the league presents a four-game schedule.  The Flames will visit Washington.  Calgary has lost two straight and is in last place in the Western Conference standings.
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Toronto's DeMarre Carroll is questionable for tonight's game against New Orleans due to a sore right heel.  The Raptors won't have Terrence Ross in the lineup.  He's out indefinitely with a thumb injury.  Toronto is off to a 6-and-3 start while the Pelicans are 1-and-7.
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The next round of World Cup qualifying for the Canadian men's soccer team kicks off tonight in Vancouver.  Canada will play Honduras in the penultimate qualifying round ahead of the 2018 tournament.  Canada's lone World Cup appearance came in 1986.
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Russia is offering broad co-operation on doping reforms, including the creation of a new anti-doping agency.  It's part of an effort to avoid a ban from track and field.  Track's governing body is to decide today on whether to suspend Russia following allegations of a vast state-sponsored doping program.
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Chancellor Angela Merkel is pressing the German soccer federation to get to the bottom of allegations surrounding the 2006 World Cup.  Questions have swirled over a suspect payment to FIFA in connection with the tournament.  The payment has led to a tax-evasion probe against former three former federation officials.

SPORTS ROUNDUP - NOVEMBER 12 *UPDATED 12:30 PM*
Thursday 12th November 2015

The North Nova Education Centre Gryphons girls hockey team began the season with a 3 – 1 loss to the Dr. J.H. Gillis Royals at the Ivor MacDonald Memorial Rink on Monday. Heath Miller was the lone goal scorer for NNEC, with assists going to Briana Francis and MacKenzie Bell. Goaltending duties were shared amongst the team’s three goalies – Carlin Purvis, Jordan Archibald and Jenna Landry. The team travels to Cole Harbour to take part in the Ultramar Hockey Classic Tournament, which begins today.
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The Pictou County Crushers meet the County Aces tonight at the Wellness Centre. The Aces have a record of 4-12-1 so far, but have won three of their past five, including a 6-2 victory over the Crushers October 24 in St. Stephen, N.B. The Crushers, meanwhile, haven’t lost at home since a 1-0 defeat against the Truro Bearcats on October 8. Game time is 7:00 pm.
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The North Nova Gryphons are participating in the Antigonish High School Tournament this week. Game times are 7:00 pm tonight and 9:00 am and 3:30 pm on Friday. Games are being played at the Millennium Center.  The team's next regular season game will be played on the road, in Amherst,on November 20th,  game time 8:00 pm. The Gryphons will host the 16th Annual Allan Cameron Memorial Hockey Tournament November 27th - 29th at the Trenton Rink. 
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Chediac Furniture Nova Hockey features two games tonight at the Thorburn rink. At 7:00 - Dewtie's Excavation  vs  Elks Club, then at 8:15 - Whitey's vs Maltese.
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Northumberland Strait Shooters Archery Club will be holding an Open House and registration for a beginning archery course on November 17, 2015 at the Westville Town Hall Gym on Queen Street. Cost of the course is $40 per person for ages 12 and up. The course will continue the following three weeks and end on December 8 from 6:00-7:30pm and if required a second session will take place from 7:30-9:00pm. For further information please contact Club President Michael MacKinnon at 902-752-4497 or email jakemac@eastlink.ca
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Get into the holiday spirit with the YMCA of Pictou County's 3rd Annual Ugly Sweater Fun Run. It's a 5K event, starting at the Wellness Centre at 10am December 5. Cost to register is a minimum $10 donation to the YMCA Strong Kids campaign. For more information, call 902-752-0202.
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NATIONAL SPORTS
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Six of Canada's N-H-L teams are in action tonight.  Vancouver visits Ottawa, the Calgary Flames travel to Tampa Bay, Nashville welcomes the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Winnipeg Jets are in Dallas and the Edmonton Oilers visit Arizona.
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The Jets and Bills are squaring off in the N-F-L game tonight. A year ago Rex Ryan was calling the shots for the Jets while this year he's in charge of the Bills. New York is 5-and-3 while Buffalo is 4-and-4.
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The unbeaten Golden State Warriors are looking to start their season at 10-and-0. They can achieve that with a win tonight in Minneapolis as last night they upped their mark to 9-and-0 with a 16-point win over the Grizzlies in Memphis.
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There's bad news for the Oklahoma City Thunder and their fans. Forward Kevin Durant will miss at least a week with a strained left hamstring, suffered in Tuesday's win over the Wizards in Washington. Durant, who willl be re-evaluated in seven to 10 days, has averaged 28.1 points, 7.3 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.25 blocks a game this season.
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This could be a big day in the history of the Olympic movement. Officials from the governing body of track and field may rule today on whether or not to ban Russia from next year's Summer Olympics for doping. One Russian official says there would not be a boycott of the Games if the track team is banned, while a member of the Russian track federation says it will partially admit to the charges levelled against it by the World Anti-Doping Agency.
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Sepp Blatter's adviser says the suspended FIFA president has left a Swiss hospital.  The 79-year-old Blatter spent about a week having his health assessed, about a month after he was suspended for 90 days by the FIFA ethics committee.


SPORTS ROUNDUP - NOVEMBER 11
Wednesday 11th November 2015

The Northern Subway Selects Female AAA team are scheduled to attend the Remembrance Service in Pictou on Wednesday followed by an exhibition game at 1pm at the Hector Arena in Pictou against Charlottetown. The two teams will play a second game in Pownal PEI on Saturday November 14th.
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The North Nova Gryphons are participating in the Antigonish High School Tournament this week. Game times are 7:00 pm Thursday night and 9:00 am and 3:30 pm on Friday. Games are being played at the Millennium Center.  The team's next regular season game will be played on the road, in Amherst,on November 20th,  game time 8:00 pm. The Gryphons will host the 16th Annual Allan Cameron Memorial Hockey Tournament November 27th - 29th at the Trenton Rink. 
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Northumberland Strait Shooters Archery Club will be holding an Open House and registration for a beginning archery course on November 17, 2015 at the Westville Town Hall Gym on Queen Street. Cost of the course is $40 per person for ages 12 and up. The course will continue the following three weeks and end on December 8 from 6:00-7:30pm and if required a second session will take place from 7:30-9:00pm. For further information please contact Club President Michael MacKinnon at 902-752-4497 or email jakemac@eastlink.ca
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NATIONAL SPORTS
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Brandon Sutter scored the tie-breaking goal with 5:08 and the Vancouver Canucks posted a 5-3 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets. Jannik Hansen had a career high four points with a goal and three assists.
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Thomas Vanek scored twice during a four-goal frenzy in the second period by Minnesota on its way to a 5-3 victory over the Winnipeg Jets. Austin Watson had a goal and two assists to lead Nashville past the Ottawa Senators 7-5. And Jaromir Jagr scored in the third period as Florida edged the visiting Calgary Flames 4-3.
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A missed call with less than 30 seconds to play effectively ended a Toronto Raptors' rally.  Kyle Lowry had 23 points, nine assists and seven rebounds in Toronto's 111-109 loss to the New York Knicks. Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony stepped out of bounds in the dying seconds of the game with the ball in his hands but it was not called, costing the Raptors a valuable possession.
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LeBron James tied a season high with 31 points, including 17 to spark a fourth-quarter comeback, and the Cleveland Cavaliers won their seventh straight, 118-114 over the Utah Jazz. Cleveland trailed 95-86 deficit midway through the fourth before James took over.
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A pair of Toronto Blue Jays are finalists for two of baseball's biggest honours.  Third baseman Josh Donaldson is one of three finalists for the American League M-V-P.  Ace pitcher David Price is one of three nominees for the Cy Young Award as the A-L's best pitcher. He was traded to Toronto from Detroit in late July. 

SPORTS ROUNDUP - NOVEMBER 10 *UPDATED 11:30 AM*
Tuesday 10th November 2015

Last night in Leo Fahey Twilight Hockey League action at the Westville Miners Sports Centre, the Rangers defeated the Red Wings 2-1. Chrissie MacKay and Julie Anderson tallied for the Rangers  while Bethany Martin took care of the Red Wings scoring.
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The Northern Subway Selects Female AAA team are scheduled to attend the Remembrance Service in Pictou on Wednesday followed by an exhibition game at 1pm at the Hector Arena in Pictou against Charlottetown. The two teams will play a second game in Pownal PEI on Saturday November 14th.
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The North Nova Gryphons are participating in the Antigonish High School Tournament this week. Game times are 7:00 pm Thursday night and 9:00 am and 3:30 pm on Friday. Games are being played at the Millennium Center.  The team's next regular season game will be played on the road, in Amherst,on November 20th,  game time 8:00 pm. The Gryphons will host the 16th Annual Allan Cameron Memorial Hockey Tournament November 27th - 29th at the Trenton Rink. 
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Northumberland Strait Shooters Archery Club will be holding an Open House and registration for a beginning archery course on November 17, 2015 at the Westville Town Hall Gym on Queen Street. Cost of the course is $40 per person for ages 12 and up. The course will continue the following three weeks and end on December 8 from 6:00-7:30pm and if required a second session will take place from 7:30-9:00pm. For further information please contact Club President Michael MacKinnon at 902-752-4497 or email jakemac@eastlink.ca
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NATIONAL SPORTS
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It's a busy night in the National Hockey League with 12 games on the schedule.  There are five Canadian teams in action and they're all on the road.  Vancouver faces Columbus and Calgary meets Florida.  Ottawa takes on Nashville, Toronto plays Dallas and Winnipeg skates at Minnesota.
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There's just one unbeaten team left in the N-B-A and it's the reigning champion Golden State Warriors. They improved to 8-and-0 last night with a 109-95 victory over Detroit.  The Toronto Raptors are back home this evening after a four-game road trip.  They will take a 5-and-2 record into their game against New York.
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Another Grand Slam of Curling event kicks off tonight in Oshawa, Ontario.  The National will include a women's division for the first time this year.  Rachel Homan, Mike McEwen, Brad Gushue and Val Sweeting are some of the top skips at the event.  It's the second of four curling majors on the season.
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Key players for the Los Angeles Angels and Cleveland Indians could miss the start of the 2016 season.  Angels slugger Albert Pujols has undergone right foot surgery while Michael Brantley of the Indians needed surgery to repair a torn right labrum.  Each team hopes to have its star player back by the start of the campaign.
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The Russian government is fighting back after charges were made that the country operated a vast state-sponsored doping program.  A spokesman for Russian president Vladimir Putin says the allegations from a World Anti-Doping Agency commission are not supported by evidence. 

SPORTS ROUNDUP - NOVEMBER 9 *UPDATED 11:55 AM*
Monday 9th November 2015

Another win for the Weeks Junior A Crushers, with a 5 -3 victory over the South Shore Lumberjacks in Bridgewater Friday night. Scoring for the Crushers were Michael Dill and Cole Murphy with 2 each, and Lucas Zwaagstra.
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On Friday the North Nova Gryphons met the Amherst Vikings for the first time this season. The Gryphons posted a 6-0 win. Goal scorers were Austin Mason (2 ),  Jacob Pentz (2), Campbell Burrows and Ryan Chabassol. Assists went to Pentz,  Burrows, Mason, Chabassol, Kirklin Murray and Jared Livingstone. Thomas Baudoux recorded the shut out.  This weekend, the Gryphons faced the CEC Cougars in a rematch. The Cougars had been the only team to defeat the Gryphons so far this season. The Gryphons redeemed themselves by defeating CEC 4-1. Goals scored by Jacob Pentz ( 2), Ryan Chabassol and Robert Burrows.  Assisted by Livingstone, Chabassol, Mason, Sean Duggan,  Robert and Campbell Burrows.  Truro's lone goal was scored with 15 seconds left in the 3rd period by Connor Miller. The Gryphon's played on the road Saturday night in East Hants, defeating the Tigers 7-4. The Tigers kept the game close with a 1 goal deficit heading into the 3rd period. Robert Burrows led the Gryphon's with a hat trick. Single markers were awarded to Matt Chediac,  Ethan Snell,  Colin Holmes and Ryan Chabassol. Assisting were Noah Teed,  Jared Livingstone and Jacob Pentz.  The Gryphon's are participating in the Antigonish High School Tournament this week. Game times are 7:00 pm Thursday night and 9:00 am and 3:30 pm on Friday. Games are being played at the Millennium Center.  The team's next regular season game will be played on the road, in Amherst,on November 20th,  game time 8:00 pm. The Gryphon's will host the 16th Annual Allan Cameron Memorial Hockey Tournament November 27th - 29th at the Trenton Rink. 
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The Weeks Major Midgets picked up a pair of losses on the road. Saturday in Cole Harbour, the team was defeated by the Wolf Pack 10 – 2. Scoring for the Weeks squad were Kevin Mason and G Blackmore. Sunday in Dartmouth, Steele Subaru won 7 – 1. Scoring for the Weeks squad was Chad Tucker.
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The Pictou County Scotians routed Cumberland County 11 – 2 at the Trenton Arena last night. The Scotians were 5 – 3 winners against the Strait Pirates on Friday.
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The Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers were 3 – 1 winners against the Joneljim Cougars at the Wellness Centre. Scoring for the Crushers were Wayne Denny, Luke MacLeod and Benjamin MacDonald.
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The Northern Subway Selects Female Midget AAA squad split a pair of games at the Wellness Centre over the weekend, losing 7 – 4 to the ProCresting Penguins Saturday, then shutting out Metro Boston Pizza 2 – 0 on Sunday.
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Northumberland Strait Shooters Archery Club will be holding an Open House and registration for a beginning archery course on November 17, 2015 at the Westville Town Hall Gym on Queen Street. Cost of the course is $40 per person for ages 12 and up. The course will continue the following three weeks and end on December 8 from 6:00-7:30pm and if required a second session will take place from 7:30-9:00pm. For further information please contact Club President Michael MacKinnon at 902-752-4497 or email jakemac@eastlink.ca
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NATIONAL SPORTS
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The I-double-A-F says it will consider sanctions against Russia, including possible suspension of the national athletics federation.  Such a move would result in the ban of Russian track and field athletes from international competition, including the Olympics.  I-double-A-F president Sebastian Coe announced the decision after the release of a report by a World Anti-Doping Agency panel that accused Russia of state-sponsored doping in athletics.
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It's a quiet night in the National Hockey League with just one game on the schedule.  The Arizona Coyotes are in Anaheim.  The Hockey Hall of Fame's Class of 2015 will be celebrated tonight in Toronto.  The induction weekend kicked off last Friday.
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San Diego hosts the Chicago Bears in a meeting of two-win teams in the Monday Night Football matchup.  The 2-and-6 Chargers have lost four straight.  The 2-and-5 Bears will be without running back Matt Forte (for-TAY') and receiver Eddie Royal, who are sidelined with knee injuries.
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The Golden State Warriors put the N-B-A's only remaining unbeaten record on the line when they host the Pistons tonight.  Golden State's 7-and-oh start is two wins short of the franchise record to start the season.  Detroit enters the game with their first 4-and-1 record to start the season since 2008.  Toronto is idle.
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The Atlanta Hawks have run off seven straight wins after a season-opening loss heading into tonight's home game against Minnesota.  The Hawks handed out a season-high 37 assists in Saturday's win over Washington and have at least 20 assists in all eight of their games this season. 


SPORTS ROUNDUP - NOVEMBER 8
Sunday 8th November 2015

The Weeks Major Midgets fell in Cole Harbour to the Wolf Pack 10 – 2 last night. Scoring for the Weeks squad were Kevin Mason and G Blackmore. This afternoon, the team is in Darmouth taking on Steele Subaru.
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The Pictou County Scotians are in Trenton tonight to play Cumberland County at 7pm. The Scotians were 5 – 3 winners against the Strait Pirates on Friday.
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The Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers will tangle with the Joneljim Cougars at the Wellness Centre this afternoon at 1:15.
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The Northern Subway Selects Female Midget AAA squad is at the Wellness Centre at 12:15 to play Metro Boston Pizza.
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Northumberland Strait Shooters Archery Club will be holding an Open House and registration for a beginning archery course on November 17, 2015 at the Westville Town Hall Gym on Queen Street. Cost of the course is $40 per person for ages 12 and up. The course will continue the following three weeks and end on December 8 from 6:00-7:30pm and if required a second session will take place from 7:30-9:00pm. For further information please contact Club President Michael MacKinnon at 902-752-4497 or email jakemac@eastlink.ca
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NATIONAL SPORTS
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It took 19 weeks but the C-F-L East division is finally sorted out. Henry Burris threw six touchdown strikes and the Ottawa Redblacks locked up first place in the division with a 44-28 win over Hamilton in the final game of the regular season. In other C-F-L action, Calgary toppled the B-C Lions 28-7 in a preview of next week's West semifinal.
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Johnny Gaudreau scored twice and added an assist as Calgary snapped a nine-game losing streak against Pittsburgh with a 5-2 win. The Flames last victory against the Penguins was on December 3rd, 2005.  Phil Kessel scored his team-leading sixth goal of the year for the Pens.
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In other N-H-L action, Alex Ovechkin scored in a shootout to give Washington a 3-2 win over the Maple Leafs. David Desharnais (DAY'-har-nay) had the winner as Montreal doubled up the Bruins 4-2. Michal Neuvirth (NOY'-virth) was perfect on 28 shots as Philadelphia blanked the Jets 3-0, and the Sabres spoiled Ryan Miller's return to Buffalo with a 3-2 win over the Canucks. 
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Trey Burke scored 24 points, including a career-high six 3-pointers, and the Utah Jazz held off the struggling Memphis Grizzlies for an 89-79 victory. The Jazz improved to 4-and-2 for their best start to a season since 2008-09.  Utah's Gordon Hayward had his best game of the season, finishing with 18 points, six rebounds and four assists.
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Stephen (STEH'-fehn) Curry scored 21 of his 24 points in the second half, and the undefeated Golden State Warriors beat the Sacramento Kings 103-94. Golden State is off to its best start since moving to the West Coast. The defending N-B-A champions are two wins away from matching the Philadelphia Warriors' 9-and-oh franchise-best start in 1960-61.
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Dallas Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy tweeted "regret" on Saturday night after photos of his bruised ex-girlfriend from his domestic violence case were released by Deadspin a day earlier. Hardy said on Twitter that he "had to say I express my regret 4 what happened in past." Hardy missed 14 games last season while with Carolina due to the domestic case and served a four-game suspension from the N-F-L to begin this year.

WESTVILLE LATEST TOWN TO CHASE THE ACE
Friday 6th November 2015

Westville is joining the “Chase the Ace” craze. Westville Fire Rescue, along with Westville & Area Recreation & Planning Commission, will begin a "Chase the Ace" fundraiser on Sunday from 2-4pm at the Westville Fire Hall. The idea of doing some type of fundraiser was first suggested by Westville Business owners Rhonda and Andre Kougias. The Fire Dept will use proceeds from the event to ratchet up the annual Canada Day Celebration, plus purchase fire/rescue equipment. The Commission will use the funds to enhance day to day operations at the Westville Miners Rink. Both groups agreed to contribute to the Grand Prize: a guaranteed four thousand dollars if the Ace of Spades is drawn on Sunday. For full information and house rules, go to their Facebook page.

SPORTS ROUNDUP - NOVEMBER 6 *UPDATED 9:25 AM*
Friday 6th November 2015

With several players out due to injuries, the Weeks Jr. A Crushers stepped up their game and routed Miramichi 7 – 1 last night at the Wellness Centre. Taylor Davis had a hat trick, with singles from Mike Lyle, Michael Dill, Mack Darragh and Lucas Zwaagstra. Daniel Vautour turned aside 26 shots for the win. The Crushers head to Bridgewater tonight, and Michael Petter will have all the action on Classic Rock 97.9 beginning at 6:45.
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Canada has fallen to 1-1 at the Four Nations Cup in Sweden after a 3-0 loss to the United States. Today is an off day before the Canadians wrap up the Round Robin against the host Swedes on Saturday. With a win, they will get the chance to avenge the loss in the Gold Medal game on Sunday.
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Two games were played yesterday in the Walter Duggan  Division 3 World  Indoor Soccer League: Game 1 Barcelona 6 vs Portugal 2, Game 2 Mexico 4 vs Ireland 4
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The YMCA will be having an Open House at the Squash Courts at the William M. Sobeys Indoor Complex on Saturday from Noon to 2pm. Come out to see the courts and learn how the game of Squash is played.
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Northumberland Strait Shooters Archery Club will be holding an Open House and registration for a beginning archery course on November 17, 2015 at the Westville Town Hall Gym on Queen Street. Cost of the course is $40 per person for ages 12 and up. The course will continue the following three weeks and end on December 8 from 6:00-7:30pm and if required a second session will take place from 7:30-9:00pm. For further information please contact Club President Michael MacKinnon at 902-752-4497 or email jakemac@eastlink.ca
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NATIONAL SPORTS
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There are six games around the N-H-L tonight with two Canadian teams in action.  First up, it's an Original Six matchup as the Detroit Red Wings visit the Toronto Maple Leafs.  Later, the Edmonton Oilers host the Pittsburgh Penguins without rookie sensation Connor McDavid, who broke his collarbone on Tuesday night.
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The class of 2015 will be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame today in Toronto.  Legendary N-H-L defencemen Nicklas Lidstrom, Chris Pronger and Phil Housley will be enshrined, as will forward Sergei Fedorov. Women's hockey star Angela Ruggiero as well as executives Peter Karmanos junior and Bill Hay will also be inducted.
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Two struggling C-F-L teams meet in Toronto tonight as the Winnipeg Blue Bombers visit the Argonauts.  Winnipeg has lost back-to-back games, while Toronto has dropped three straight.  The Argonauts have clinched a playoff spot, however, while the Bombers are missing the post-season.
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Kyle Lowry and the Toronto Raptors hope to continue their franchise-best start to the season.  Toronto faces the Orlando Magic tonight in Florida, with a perfect 5-and-0 record. It's the best start in Raptors history and ties Toronto with the N-B-A champion Golden State Warriors as the only perfect teams in the league.


SPORTS ROUNDUP - NOVEMBER 5 *UPDATED 9:15 AM*
Thursday 5th November 2015

Sports November 5 Weeks Jr A Crusher Michael Dill has been named Rookie of the Month for the Maritime Hockey League for October. In 10 games during the month, the 18 year old from Windsor, Nova Scotia scored seven goals and added eight assists. Tonight the Crushers welcome the Miramichi Tiberwolves to the Wellness Centre, but they'll be without some players. Leading scorer Luc Poirier and Regan Spears are out after getting injured in Dieppe on Sunday, while Garrett Lambke and Rory Graham have both missed a couple of weeks because of injuries and are game time decisions.
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The Pictou County Midget AA Crushers defeated the Antigonish Bulldogs 2-0 last night at the Wellness Centre. The team is off this weekend for Development Week, next week it's a 3 day road trip to New Brunswick.
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Canada won the opening game of the Four Nations Cup in Sweden Wednesday by a score of 2-0 over Finland. Stellarton's Blayre Turnbull did not figure in on any of the scoring. The Canadians are back on the ice today against the USA, in what is likely to be a preview of Saturday's gold medal game.
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Denmark defeated Britain 3-1 yesterday in Division 2 World Indoor Soccer League action at the Walter Duggan Gymnasium. Action continues today in Division 3 with Portugal hosting Barcelona.
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Shawn George is holding registration for an Afterschool sports program on Nov 5th at the West Side Community Center from 6 to 7:30pm. The program starts 16 November. For more information, click here.
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Northumberland Strait Shooters Archery Club will be holding an Open House and registration for a beginning archery course on November 17, 2015 at the Westville Town Hall Gym on Queen Street. Cost of the course is $40 per person for ages 12 and up. The course will continue the following three weeks and end on December 8 from 6:00-7:30pm and if required a second session will take place from 7:30-9:00pm. For further information please contact Club President Michael MacKinnon at 902-752-4497 or email jakemac@eastlink.ca
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Pictou Aquatics is hosting a Bronze Star Course November 8, 9, 15th. Participants develop problem solving and decision making skills individually and in partners. Candidates learn CPR and develop lifesaving skills needed to be their own lifeguard. Participants must be at least 11 years of age. A Bronze Medallion Course will be held on November 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, and 23. Participants must be at least 13 years of age before the end of the course or hold a Bronze Star certification. Learn tows, carries and releases for challenging rescues, first aid skills and stroke efficiency. These are the first steps to becoming a National Lifeguard. Pre-Registration is required. For further information OR to register, please call the Pictou Fisheries Training Pool at 485-5301 or email aquatics@townofpictou.com
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The Sobey Indoor Sports Complex in Stellarton will be starting up Golf Driving Range – running November 6 to December 19, 8 to 9 pm. Cost is $80 for the eight sessions. Only eight mats available - call 902-752-3793 to book your mat.
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NATIONAL SPORTS
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A busy night throughout the N-H-L with nine games scheduled. The Montreal Canadiens will aim to get back into the win column when they host the New York Islanders. The Habs fell 2-1 in overtime to the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday night. The Sens are also in action, hosting the Winnipeg Jets at Canadian Tire Centre.
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The lowly Calgary Flames will try and improve on their home record tonight when they host the Philadelphia Flyers. Calgary is just 1-5 at Scotiabank Saddledome this season and have only won once in its last six games. The Flyers haven't fared much better, losing their last five in a row. They've also only won once on the road this season.
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Quarterback Johnny Manziel has a tough task ahead of him tonight when the Cleveland Browns visit the Bengals in Cincinnati. He'll be trying to help the Browns be the first team to beat Cincinnati this season. The Bengals are one of the N-F-L's four remaining unbeaten teams at 7-0. Regular Cleveland Q-B Josh McCown is out with a sore shoulder and injured ribs.

SPORTS ROUNDUP - NOVEMBER 4 *UPDATED 10:00 AM*
Wednesday 4th November 2015

Stellarton's Blayre Turnbull is once again wearing the Maple Leaf of Team Canada. The 4 Nations Cup features the national teams of Canada, the USA, Sweden, and Finland in a Round Robin tournament. Canada opens the tournament against Finland today. The Canadians are two time defending champions, and have won 14 of the previous 19 events. Turnbull was part of the 2014 gold medal winning team in Kamloops, BC.
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The Pictou County Bantam A Crushers travelled to Springhill this past Sunday to play the Cumberland Ramblers. Brycen MacDonald opened the scoring with an assist from Sam Hickey. Jayden Hatchard scored the second goal, assisted by Kyle Reim and Nole Chapman. Thomas Devine scored on the power play with assists going to Spencer Murray and Ian MacDonald. To round out the scoring, Luke Young assisted on a short-handed goal by Hatchard. Final score was 4-0 for the Crushers with Vaughan MacEachern earning the shut-out. The Bantam A Crushers have no games scheduled this weekend as they will participate in Hockey Nova Scotia’s Development Weekend.
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The Pictou County Peewee A Crushers played the Antigonish Bulldogs this weekend at the Keating Millennium Center in Antigonish. Ty Briand opened the scoring for the Crushers in the first period, assisted by Ethan Tibbetts and Nikos Bonvie. Tibbetts scored the next two, with assists from Bonvie, Peyton Clements, Brennan Dalton and Brent Chapman. Briand scored the fourth and final goal assisted by Isaac Willison and Covey Cameron. Crushers took the win, 4-3, over the Bulldogs. Alex Bates and Carter MacLean shared the game between the pipes.There are no scheduled games this up-coming week-end as the Peewee A Crushers will participate in Hockey Nova Scotia’s Development Weekend.
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The Pictou County Midget AA Crushers host the Antigonish Bulldogs tonight at 8pm at the Wellness Centre.
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Yesterday in World Indoor Soccer Division 1 action at the Walter Duggan Gymnasium, Italy and Canada played to a 6-6 tie.
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Shawn George is holding registration for an Afterschool sports program on Nov 4 & 5th at the West Side Community Center from 6 to 7:30pm. The program starts 16 November. For more information, click here.
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Northumberland Strait Shooters Archery Club will be holding an Open House and registration for a beginning archery course on November 17, 2015 at the Westville Town Hall Gym on Queen Street. Cost of the course is $40 per person for ages 12 and up. The course will continue the following three weeks and end on December 8 from 6:00-7:30pm and if required a second session will take place from 7:30-9:00pm. For further information please contact Club President Michael MacKinnon at 902-752-4497 or email jakemac@eastlink.ca
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Pictou Aquatics is hosting a Bronze Star Course November 8, 9, 15th. Participants develop problem solving and decision making skills individually and in partners. Candidates learn CPR and develop lifesaving skills needed to be their own lifeguard. Participants must be at least 11 years of age. A Bronze Medallion Course will be held on November 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, and 23. Participants must be at least 13 years of age before the end of the course or hold a Bronze Star certification. Learn tows, carries and releases for challenging rescues, first aid skills and stroke efficiency. These are the first steps to becoming a National Lifeguard. Pre-Registration is required. For further information OR to register, please call the Pictou Fisheries Training Pool at 485-5301 or email aquatics@townofpictou.com
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The Sobey Indoor Sports Complex in Stellarton will be starting up Golf Driving Range – running November 6 to December 19, 8 to 9 pm. Cost is $80 for the eight sessions. Only eight mats available - call 902-752-3793 to book your mat.
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NATIONAL SPORTS
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Connor McDavid is out with an injured shoulder. He slid into the boards awkwardly in the second period of the Edmonton Oilers' 4-2 win over Philadelphia last night. Several media reports say the top pick in last summer's draft broke his collarbone on the play. Oilers coach Todd McLellan says McDavid will be out "long term."
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There are four games in the N-H-L with two of them in Canada. Toronto hosts the Winnipeg Jets (7 pm ET), with the Maple Leafs looking for back-to-back wins. Later, Pittsburgh visits the Vancouver Canucks (10 pm ET). Vancouver has won its last two games.
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Hockey Canada will announce its coaching staff for next year's World Cup of Hockey today in Toronto. Maple Leafs bench boss Mike Babcock is expected to be named head coach after bringing home two Olympic gold medals in the same role. Joel Quenneville of the Chicago Blackhawks and Claude Julien of the Boston Bruins will likely be on Babcock's staff.

SPORTS ROUNDUP - NOVEMBER 3 *UPDATED 9:20 AM*
Tuesday 3rd November 2015

The Pictou County Atom AA Subway Selects were victorious at the Subway Cup over the weekend, shutting out the Halifax Hawks 4-0 on Saturday at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. The Atom team was the only local team to advance to the championship game at the tournament, with the Pictou County Pee Wee AA squad not making it to the semi-finals and the other three – the Bantam AA, Midget AA and Northern Subway Selects Midget AAA teams -- falling in the cross-overs. The tournament was hosted by the Pictou County Female Hockey Association at the Pictou County Wellness Centre and the Hector Arena, and featured 30 female teams from across the Maritimes. In January, Pictou County will host a second Subway Cup tournament, this time featuring A-level teams.
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Stellarton's Blayre Turnbull is once again wearing the Maple Leaf of Team Canada. Turnbull scored twice in the exhibition game against the hosts in Sweden ahead of the Four Nations Cup which begins Wednesday. Hockey Canada announced that Turnbull was added to the roster to replace the injured Rebecca Johnston. The 4 Nations Cup features the national teams of Canada, the USA, Sweden, and Finland in a Round Robin tournament, followed by a Bronze Medal game for the 3rd and 4th place finishers and Gold Medal game for the top two teams in the standings. Canada opens the tournament against Finland on Wednesday. The Canadians are two time defending champions, and have won 14 of the previous 19 events. Turnbull was part of the 2014 gold medal winning team in Kamloops, BC.
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The Canadians and Leafs played to a 2-2 tie in Leo Fahey Twilight 4 on 4 Twilight Hockey League action at the Westville Miners Sports Centre last night. Gina Markie and Chrissie MacKay scored for the Canadians. Tracy Dart and Amy Cameron replied for the Leafs.
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Russia defeated Sweden 5-2 in the Walter Duggan Division 2 World Indoor Soccer League yesterday at the Maverick Gymnasium. Play continues today in Division 1.
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The Pictou County Lightning Bantam A Girls Basketball team traveled to Antigonish Monday night where they matched up against the Antigonish X-Women. The game was an up and down battle as the X-Women held the lead pretty much the whole game. With 5:23 left in the 4th and final quarter the Lightning battled from a 29-23 deficit to a 36-31 victory. Scoring for the Pictou County Lightning were Madelyn MacMillan – 13pts, Jade Butler – 6pts, Isa MacKay, Kaitlyn Jota, Raegan MacDonald – all with 4pts, Sarah Allard – 3pts, and Kassi Brightman – 2pts. The Lightnings next game will be this upcoming weekend as the girls travel to Fredericton where they participate in the NMBA annual basketball tournament.
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Northumberland Strait Shooters Archery Club will be holding an Open House and registration for a beginning archery course on November 17, 2015 at the Westville Town Hall Gym on Queen Street. Cost of the course is $40 per person for ages 12 and up. The course will continue the following three weeks and end on December 8 from 6:00-7:30pm and if required a second session will take place from 7:30-9:00pm. For further information please contact Club President Michael MacKinnon at 902-752-4497 or email jakemac@eastlink.ca
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Pictou Aquatics is hosting a Bronze Star Course November 8, 9, 15th. Participants develop problem solving and decision making skills individually and in partners. Candidates learn CPR and develop lifesaving skills needed to be their own lifeguard. Participants must be at least 11 years of age. A Bronze Medallion Course will be held on November 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, and 23. Participants must be at least 13 years of age before the end of the course or hold a Bronze Star certification. Learn tows, carries and releases for challenging rescues, first aid skills and stroke efficiency. These are the first steps to becoming a National Lifeguard. Pre-Registration is required. For further information OR to register, please call the Pictou Fisheries Training Pool at 485-5301 or email aquatics@townofpictou.com
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The Sobey Indoor Sports Complex in Stellarton will be starting up Golf Driving Range – running November 6 to December 19, 8 to 9 pm. Cost is $80 for the eight sessions. Only eight mats available - call 902-752-3793 to book your mat.
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It's a busy night in the N-H-L with nine games scheduled. Three of those games feature Canadian teams. First up, the Ottawa Senators visit the Montreal Canadiens in an all-Canadian showdown. Later, the Calgary Flames are in Colorado and the Edmonton Oilers host Philadelphia.
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The Toronto Raptors see Terrence Ross as a key part of their future. Ross signed a multi-year contract with the Raptors last night. The 24-year-old Ross had until midnight to sign a deal, or he would have become a restricted free agent on July 1st. Ross is averaging 12.3 points per game this season.
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The newly re-signed Terrence Ross and the Toronto Raptors are on the road tonight, visiting the Dallas Mavericks. Toronto is off to a fast start in the N-B-A season, earning a 3-and-0 record. The Mavericks are 2-and-1.


NS PARAMEDICS RECOGNIZED FOR THEIR SERVICE
Friday 30th October 2015

Fourteen Nova Scotia paramedics have been awarded the Exemplary Service Medal for their work. Lieutenant-Governor J-J Grant presented the medals Thursday during a ceremony at Government House in Halifax. It is a federal award and paramedics must have shown exemplary service for at least 20 years, with at least 10 years in a position that could put them at risk. Amoung the recipients were Perry Kaiser of Westville and Dwayne Semple of Tatamagouche.

SPORTS ROUNDUP - OCTOBER 22
Thursday 22nd October 2015

Two games were played in the Leo Fahey Ladies Twilight Hockey League on Monday evening at the Westville Miners Sports Center. In Game 1, Canadians defeated the Red Wings 4 – 2. Game 2 saw the Maple Leafs edge the Rangers 6 – 5.
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The Weeks Junior A Crushers are at the Wellness Centre tonight, taking on the Dieppe Commandos at 7pm. Dieppe is second in the Roger Meek division, while the Crushers are currently fourth in the Eastlink division.
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The Multicultural Association of Pictou County & WM Sobey Indoor Sports Complex in Stellarton are working together to bring Cricket to the Complex this winter. The program, which begins Friday from 7 to 9pm, will be open for men women and children of all ages. There will be two games, on each half of the stadium. On one side, those who have played before will be split into two teams on the spot to play a match or two. The other side will be for new players including children. There will be a 30 minute introduction of rules, and a demo of basic techniques, followed by an actual game. Playing equipment is provided, and the recommended clothing is full pants, full sleeve shirts and sneakers. At the end they will register names and contacts of those who would like to play again more often.
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In Chediac Furniture Nova Hockey League action there's two games in Thorburn tonight, as Dewtie's Excavating plays the Pictou Landing Falcons at 7, followed by Whitey's Vikings against Shenanigans.
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Another flag football session has been scheduled for this coming Sunday from 3-4pm at the WM Sobey Indoor Sports Complex in Stellarton. Any child between the ages of 7 and 14 is welcome to attend. You do not have to have attended the previous session.
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NATIONAL SPORTS
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The Blue Jays are still alive in the American League Championship Series. Marco Estrada was brilliant on the mound as Toronto beat the Kansas City Royals 7-1 in Game 5. Estrada allowed just one run on three hits over 7-and-two-thirds innings for the Jays who were coming off a 14-2 humiliation in Game 4. Troy Tulowitzki drove in three runs.
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It's an off-day for the Blue Jays as they take a brief break from the American League Championship Series. With their victory over the Kansas City Royals earlier today, Toronto forced a Game 6 on Friday at Kauffman Stadium. David Price will start on the mound for Toronto. Yordano Ventura counters for the Royals.
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Daniel Murphy has almost single handedly got the New York Mets back to the World Series. He homered in his record sixth straight post-season game as the Mets beat the Chicago Cubs 8-3. The victory completed a four-game sweep of the Cubs in the National League Championship Series. It's the first time the Mets are in the World Series in 15 years.
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Another goal for hockey phenom Connor McDavid. He scored his fourth of the season in the second period as the Edmonton Oilers got past the Detroit Red Wings 3-1. It was the third-straight win for the Oilers, who started the year with four-straight losses. Teddy Purcell added another quick goal in the second for Edmonton.
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Around the N-H-L, Tyler Ennis and Matt Moulson scored in the shootout as the Buffalo Sabres edged the Toronto Maple Leafs 2-1. Claude Giroux (zhih-ROO') had a goal in the third period and the overtime winner as the Flyers rallied to beat the Bruins in Boston 5-4. And, Victor Rask scored in O-T as the Hurricanes blanked Colorado 1-0.

SPORTS ROUNDUP - OCTOBER 19
Monday 19th October 2015

The Crushers took it to overtime, but lost 7-6 against the Yarmouth Mariners on Friday. Scoring for the Crushers were Luc Poirier and Cole Murphy with 2 each, Regan Spears, and Mike Lyle. The Crushers are back at the Wellness Centre Thursday night against Dieppe.
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The Weeks Major Midgets were shut out 6-0 by the Steele Subaru squad on Sunday at the Wellness Centre. The team's next game is in Halifax on Saturday.
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The Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers dropped one against the Western Hurricanes 4-1 on Sunday. Colin MacGillivary scored for Scotsburn. Next up for the team is a trip to Cole Harbour on Friday.
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NNEC Gryphons boys hockey team posted 2 wins this weekend. Friday night saw the Gryphons defeat East Hants 8-0. Goal scorers were Robert Burrows (2), Jared Livingstone (2), Matt Chediac, Colin Holmes, Ryan MacDonald and Noah Teed. Assisting on the goals were Ryan Chabassol, Evan Callaghan (3), Livingstone (2), Holmes (2), Teed, Braydon Ross, Austin Mason, Sean Duggan and Ryan MacDonald. Thomas Baudoux recorded the shut out. On Saturday, in Westville, the Gryphons defeated their local rivals the Northumberland Nighthawks 7-2. Jared Livingstone had a hat trick, Robert Burrows added 2 and singles went to Matt Chediac and Sean Duggan. Assists went to Duggan (2), Kirklin Murray (3), Evan Callaghan (3), and Campbell Burrows. Matt Murray recorded the win in nets. Northumberland goal scorers were Briden Hawes, Justin Walsh with assists coming from Ryan Dykstra, Reed MacDonald and Tyler Swain. The Gryphons will travel to Truro on Thursday night to play CEC at 630 pm, and will host Dalbrae Friday night in Trenton, game time 700 pm.
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The Northern Subway Selects Female AAA hockey Club returned to league action with an afternoon tilt against the ProCresting Penguins at the Pictou County Wellness Centre on Saturday. The Selects started well with a goal from Siena Forance assisted by first year player Maddie Quinn late in the first period. The lead was short lived as the Penguins tied it minutes later just before the period ended. The teams played a fast paced second period but neither team had anything to show for it. Going into the third it looked like the next goal by either team would win it. The Penguins forward broke in alone on Selects goaltender Adi Small and scored what turned out to be the winner at 13:35 of the third. The Penguins added an empty net goal to make the final 3-1. The Subway Crew next see action on Saturday October 24th at 12:30pm at the Pictou County Wellness Centre when they host the MacIntyre Chevy Panthers. The two teams meet again on Sunday the 25th at the Emera Centre in North Sydney. Game time is 11am.
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The Maritime Hockey League has announced the roster for the 2015 Eastern Canada Cup Tournament, which will be played in Cornwall, Ontario next month. The tournament pits all-star teams from each of the five easternmost Jr A leagues across the country against each other. One member of the Weeks Jr A Crushers has been selected to the team. Defenseman Matt Morgan will be on the roster that heads to Cornwall for the tournament November 16-18.
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On Saturday night in Truro, at the 2015 Atlantic CMRC Series Motocross Banquet, two Birch Hill MX Park Team Riders received awards. Samantha Daling of Scotsburn placed third overall for the Atlantic Championship in the Junior Ladies class. Third overall for the Atlantic Championship in the 65 cc class went to Brent Chapman of Broadway. Samantha and Brent participated in 10 races this season at different tracks across the Atlantic Region. Congrats to both of them!
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The Pictou County Lightning Basketball program is looking for help in finding coaches for the upcoming season. They currently need a coach for the MiniBoys B team, and one of the Bantam B teams. They will be hosting coach training sessions over three weekends starting October 16 for those who may be interested, so prior experience is not needed. For more information, contact Allan Floyd by email at pclightning@EastLink.ca.
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The Mets are up 2-oh in the N-L Championship Series. Former Blue Jays pitching prospect Noah Syndergaard went 5-and-2-thirds innings, allowing just three hits and one run while striking out nine as New York beat the Cubs 4-1 in Game 2 of the N-L Championship Series. Game 3 returns to Chicago on Tuesday.
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The Oilers have back-to-back wins thanks to Lauri Korpikoski. The Finnish winger scored in overtime to lift Edmonton over the Vancouver Canucks 2-1. Also, Vladimir Tarasenko scored twice and Brian Elliott made 27 saves as the St. Louis Blues beat the Winnipeg Jets 4-2.
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Elsewhere, Adam Henrique scored once and then set up Lee Stempniak's overtime winner as New Jersey beat the Rangers 2-1, Anaheim got its first win of the season by downing Minnesota 4-1, and the L-A Kings edged Colorado 2-1 thanks to Tyler Toffoli's (TAW'-foh-leez) go-ahead goal in the second period.
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Andrew Luck's return wasn't enough for the Colts to beat the Pats. Tom Brady threw three touchdown passes as New England beat Indianapolis 34-27. Luck was 30 of 50 for 312 yards and three touchdowns in his first game back from an injured right shoulder.
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The Carolina Panthers maintained their perfect record as Cam Newton threw a 26-yard touchdown pass to Greg Olsen with 32 seconds left to rally the 5-and-oh Panthers to a 27-23 win at Seattle. The defending N-F-C champs are 2-and-4 following their second straight fourth-quarter meltdown.
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Peyton Manning drove Denver 72 yards to set up Brandon McManus' 34-yard field goal with 4:56 to go in overtime, giving Denver a 26-23 win at Cleveland. Manning overcame three interceptions to help the Broncos improve to 6-and-oh for the seventh time in team history. He went 4 for 4 for 39 yards on the winning drive.


SPORTS ROUNDUP - OCTOBER 16
Friday 16th October 2015

Pictou Academy Girls and Boys soccer teams both won their NSSAF Division Four District play-down games on Wednesday in Pictou. The girls defeated Guysborough 3-0. Scoring for PA were Olivia Pretty, Paytan Ruiz and Kenzie Ells. Alex Canam picked up the shut-out. In boys action PA boys were victorious over Canso 4-0. Sawyer Buchanan scored twice with singles going to Keegan Malloy & Josh Temple. Tim Shea recorded the shutout. Both boys and girls will play again Monday in Pictou against yet to be determined teams to try and qualify for Northumberland Regional Championship Oct 23 & 24.
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The Weeks Jr A Crushers look to break out of a scoring slump tonight when they hit the road, but it may be the perfect opponent for them. After having not scored a goal in nearly 7 periods, the Crushers will face a team they have scored on 14 times in two previous meetings this season – that being the Yarmouth Mariners. They will be in the Fishtank tonight, starting at 7:00pm, and you can catch the game on Classic Rock 97.9, starting with the pregame show at 6:45pm.
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Midget AA hockey has returned to Pictou County and the Midget AA Crushers invite you to join them as they welcome the Antigonish Bulldogs to town for their regular season home opener tonight at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Puck drop is 8pm.
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Registration for the Kinsmen Power Skating Program will take place this Sunday October 18 at the Pictou County Wellness Centre from 3:45pm to 5:15pm. New this year, the Kinsmen will be offering a Learn to Sledge program in partnership with Active Pictou County. More info on both programs can be found on the New Glasgow Kinsmen facebook page or by contacting Steve Dunbar at sdunbar@eastlink.ca.
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Football Nova Scotia (FNS) and the  W M Sobey Indoor Sports Complex in Stellarton are hosting a series of Try & Learn Flag Football clinics for ages 6 to 14. The clinics will give you a chance to try the sport of flag football for FREE. The first clinic will take place this Sunday from 1:30 to 3:30pm. In this program, boys & girls will be introduced to the fundamental skills required in flag football by participating in various drills, relays and games. Kids may come to one session or come to all four! This program is open to all abilities, beginners to experienced and is 100% FREE! Flag Football is a non-contact game that promotes skill development, cardio training and mental strategy. Flag Football is a sport easily adapted any age, any ability and both males and females. It is one of the fastest growing sports being played in Canada with competition extending internationally.
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Westville minor hockey tryouts will begin tomorrow and regular scheduled times begin on Oct 24th. This is also to remind everyone that Midget "A" tryouts are only for those who have completed the Checking Clinics. If you are not receiving their emails and wish to be added to the 2015-2016 list of contacts, please email westvilleminorhockey@gmail.com . Anyone looking for extra info or just have a quick question check them out on Facebook.
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Come Try Ringette and have some fun tomorrow at the Pictou County Wellness Centre at 5:30pm PLUS it`s FREE! All you need is a pair of skates, helmet, gloves (winter gloves will do). Please arrive at the rink 30 minutes before ice time. Advance registration is required for this event. For more information contact the Come Try Ringette Coordinator at ctr-activestart@ringette.ns.ca. or contact Pictou Recreation and Parks at 902-485-4372.
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The National League Championship Series is set.  Daniel Murphy stole an uncovered third base and went on to score the tying run, then hit a go-ahead homer to lead the New York Mets over the L-A Dodgers 3-2 in Game 5 of their Division Series.  The Mets will now face the Chicago Cubs in the N-L-C-S.
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The American League Championship Series kicks off (Friday night) as the Toronto Blue Jays face the Royals in Kansas City, Missouri.  Marco Estrada will start for Toronto. The Royals will counter with Edinson Volquez (VOHL'-kehz).
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Paul Stastny and Alexander Steen scored in the third period to lead the St. Louis Blues to a 4-2 win over Edmonton, spoiling the Oilers' home opener.  Jori Lehtera and Vladimir Tarasenko also scored for the Blues, who beat Edmonton for the eighth straight time. Brian Elliott stopped 24 shots.
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Carey Price has taken the Montreal Canadiens into unchartered territory.  Price made 25 saves and Montreal improved to 5-and-0 on the season with a 3-0 win over the New York Rangers.  The Canadians have never started a season with five straight wins.
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Rookie Daniel Sprong picked up the first goal of his career for Pittsburgh and the Penguins shut out the Ottawa Senators 2-0.  Evgeni Malkin scored his first goal in nearly seven months and Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 22 shots for his 39th career shutout.
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Ben Watson racked up a career-high 127 yards receiving to go with a fourth-down touchdown catch, and the New Orleans Saints handed the Atlanta Falcons their first loss of the season with a 31-21 win. Drew Brees passed for 312 yards to lead New Orleans. Devonta Freeman rushed for 100 yards, including a 25-yard T-D, for Atlanta. Matt Ryan passed for 295 yards and two T-Ds.
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SPORTS ROUNDUP - OCTOBER 15
Thursday 15th October 2015

The Weeks Jr A Crushers do not have a home game this week, but the one game that they do play may be just what the doctor ordered. After having been shut out in their last two games, the Crushers will face a team they have scored on 14 times so far this season when they visit the Yarmouth Mariners. They will be in the Fishtank on Friday night, starting at 7:00pm, and you can catch the game on Classic Rock 97.9, starting with the pregame show at 6:45pm.
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Midget AA hockey has returned to Pictou County and the Midget AA Crushers invite you to join them as they welcome the Antigonish Bulldogs to town for their regular season home opener on Friday, October 16 at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Puck drop is 8pm.
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Registration for the Kinsmen Power Skating Program will take place this Sunday October 18 at the Pictou County Wellness Centre from 3:45pm to 5:15pm. New this year, the Kinsmen will be offering a Learn to Sledge program in partnership with Active Pictou County. More info on both programs can be found on the New Glasgow Kinsmen facebook page or by contacting Steve Dunbar at sdunbar@eastlink.ca.
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Football Nova Scotia (FNS) and the  W M Sobey Indoor Sports Complex in Stellarton are hosting a series of Try & Learn Flag Football clinics for ages 6 to 14. The clinics will give you a chance to try the sport of flag football for FREE. The first clinic will take place this Sunday from 1:30 to 3:30pm. In this program, boys & girls will be introduced to the fundamental skills required in flag football by participating in various drills, relays and games. Kids may come to one session or come to all four! This program is open to all abilities, beginners to experienced and is 100% FREE! Flag Football is a non-contact game that promotes skill development, cardio training and mental strategy. Flag Football is a sport easily adapted any age, any ability and both males and females. It is one of the fastest growing sports being played in Canada with competition extending internationally.
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Westville minor hockey tryouts will begin on Oct 17th and regular scheduled times begin on Oct 24th. This is also to remind everyone that Midget "A" tryouts are only for those who have completed the Checking Clinics. If you are not receiving their emails and wish to be added to the 2015-2016 list of contacts, please email westvilleminorhockey@gmail.com . Anyone looking for extra info or just have a quick question check them out on Facebook.
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Come Try Ringette and have some fun on October 17th at the Pictou County Wellness Centre at 5:30pm PLUS it`s FREE! All you need is a pair of skates, helmet, gloves (winter gloves will do). Please arrive at the rink 30 minutes before ice time. Advance registration is required for this event. For more information contact the Come Try Ringette Coordinator at ctr-activestart@ringette.ns.ca. or contact Pictou Recreation and Parks at 902-485-4372.
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Jose Bautista's big bat powered the Toronto Blue Jays to the American League Championship Series. Bautista hit a three-run blast in the seventh inning as Toronto advanced with a 6-3 win over the Texas Rangers. Bautista's home run came after the Blue Jays gave up a run on a bizarre throwing error by catcher Russell Martin in the top of the seventh.  Toronto faces the Royals in Kansas City on Friday.
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The Royals are back in the A-L-C-S for the second straight year following a 7-2 win over Houston in Game 5 of their division series. Alex Rios had a tie-breaking, two-run double in the fifth, Kendrys Morales added a three-run homer and Johnny Cueto limited the Astros to a pair of runs and two hits in seven innings.
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Toronto F-C is in the Major League Soccer playoffs for the first-time ever.  Sebastian Giovinco and Herculez Gomez scored as T-F-C clinched a playoff berth with a 2-1 over the New York Red Bulls. Toronto has not seen the post-season since joining Major League Soccer in 2006. Later, Mauro Diaz had a goal and an assist, and F-C Dallas beat the Vancouver Whitecaps 2-nil to grab sole possession of first in the Western Conference.
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Bobby Ryan and Mika Zibanejad each had a goal and two assists, Erik Karlsson added a career-high four assists, and the Ottawa Senators beat the struggling Columbus Blue Jackets 7-3.  Craig Anderson made 37 saves.
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Anthony Duclair scored his first career hat trick and Mike Smith made 37 saves for his 28th career shutout, leading the Arizona Coyotes to a 4-0 victory over the Anaheim Ducks.  Rookie Max Domi had a goal and an assist for the Coyotes, who are off to a 3-0 start for the first time since 2003. Elsewhere, Philadelphia shut out Chicago 3-0, and Boston beat Colorado 6-2.
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James Johnson and Delon Wright each scored 11 points as the Toronto Raptors fell to the Minnesota Timberwolves 89-87 in pre-season action in Ottawa.  Toronto led for most of the game, but coughed up the lead in the fourth quarter.
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Canadian Eugenie Bouchard is suing the United States Tennis Association for negligence after she slipped and fell in a locker-room during the U-S Open. Bouchard, who was a runner-up at Wimbledon last year, says she has suffered severe pain and economic loss after the September 4th incident. She is seeking unspecified monetary damages.

SPORTS ROUNDUP - OCTOBER 14
Wednesday 14th October 2015

The Weeks Jr A Crushers do not have a home game this week, but the one game that they do play may be just what the doctor ordered. After having been shut out in their last two games, the Crushers will face a team they have scored on 14 times so far this season when they visit the Yarmouth Mariners. They will be in the Fishtank on Friday night, starting at 7:00pm, and you can catch the game on Classic Rock 97.9, starting with the pregame show at 6:45pm.
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There was one game last night in the NSJHL. The Valley Maple Leafs got past the hometown Brookfield Elks 4-3 in a matchup of Fred Fox Division rivals. The Leafs improve to 3-1 on the season, while Brookfield falls to 2-4.
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Midget AA hockey has returned to Pictou County and the Midget AA Crushers invite you to join them as they welcome the Antigonish Bulldogs to town for their regular season home opener on Friday, October 16 at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Puck drop is 8pm.
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Registration for the Kinsmen Power Skating Program will take place this Sunday October 18 at the Pictou County Wellness Centre from 3:45pm to 5:15pm. New this year, the Kinsmen will be offering a Learn to Sledge program in partnership with Active Pictou County. More info on both programs can be found on the New Glasgow Kinsmen facebook page or by contacting Steve Dunbar at sdunbar@eastlink.ca.
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Westville minor hockey tryouts will begin on Oct 17th and regular scheduled times begin on Oct 24th. This is also to remind everyone that Midget "A" tryouts are only for those who have completed the Checking Clinics. If you are not receiving their emails and wish to be added to the 2015-2016 list of contacts, please email westvilleminorhockey@gmail.com . Anyone looking for extra info or just have a quick question check them out on Facebook.
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The Pictou County Lightning Basketball program is looking for help in finding coaches for the upcoming season. They currently need a coach for the MiniBoys B team, and one of the Bantam B teams. They will be hosting coach training sessions over three weekends starting October 16 for those who may be interested, so prior experience is not needed. For more information, contact Allan Floyd by email at pclightning@EastLink.ca.
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Come Try Ringette and have some fun on October 17th at the Pictou County Wellness Centre at 5:30pm PLUS it`s FREE! All you need is a pair of skates, helmet, gloves (winter gloves will do). Please arrive at the rink 30 minutes before ice time. Advance registration is required for this event. For more information contact the Come Try Ringette Coordinator at ctr-activestart@ringette.ns.ca. or contact Pictou Recreation and Parks at 902-485-4372.
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NATIONAL SPORTS
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Marcus Stroman will aim to keep his post-season success going this afternoon (Wednesday) when the Blue Jays host the Texas Rangers in Game 5 of their American League Division Series. Stroman pitched in Game 2 of the best-of-five series and went seven innings but earned a no-decision. Texas left-handed ace Cole Hamels will counter.
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Clayton Kershaw finally came through with the season on the line to help save the Dodgers season with a 3-1 Game 4 victory over the New York Mets. The win forced their N-L Division Series to a deciding Game 5 on Thursday. Earlier, the Cubs beat the Cardinals in Game 4 of their series to advance to the N-L-C-S which starts Saturday.
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The Canucks couldn't help but take advantage of a struggling Los Angeles Kings squad. Ryan Miller made 15 saves in his 36th career shutout as Vancouver blanked the Kings 3-0. L-A is 0-3 to start the season and have been outscored 11-2 in the process. Adam Cracknell, Alexander Edler and Derek Dorsett scored for the Canucks.
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A big night for phenom Connor McDavid. He scored his first N-H-L goal during the second period in the Edmonton Oilers' 4-2 loss to the Dallas Stars. Jason Spezza happened to steal the show, scoring a hat trick, including the tiebreaker late in the third period for the Stars. Dallas had 52 shots, its most since getting 55 in 1995.
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Calgary couldn't take advantage of four power plays in the first period tonight. Blues rookie defenceman Colton Parayko scored twice — including the winner — as St. Louis edged the Flames 4-3. The loss drops Calgary to 0-2 to start the season on home ice. Mason Raymond, Jiri Hudler and David Jones scored for the Flames.
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SPORTS ROUNDUP - OCTOBER 13
Tuesday 13th October 2015

The Pictou County Scotians bounced back from a 7-2 loss at home on Sunday to the Glace Bay Jr Miners with a 4-3 win on the road last night against the Sackville Blazers. Matt Oldfield scored the game winner with 1:45 remaining in the third period with an assist going to Brad MacEachen, improving the Scotians record to 2-4 on the season. Troy Disipio, Jordon Yochoff, and Chris Brooker with his first of the season also scored for the Scotians.
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On Friday, October 9th, the North Nova Gryphons Boys Hockey Team opened their season with an 8-0 decision over Northumberland Nighthawks.  After a scoreless 1st period, Austin Mason put the Gryphons on the score board 6 minutes into the 2nd period.  Other goal scores were Jared Livingston, Ryan MacDonald, Colin Holmes, Robert Burrows (2) and Matt Chediac (2).  Assists went to Kirklin Murray, Ethan Snell, Robert Burrows (2), Sean Duggan and Braydon Ross.  Matt Murray recorded the shut out.  On Sunday, the Gryphons travelled  to Port Hood to play the Dalbrae Dragons and recorded the win defeating Dalbrae 4-1.  Colin Holmes scored a hat trick, while Matt Chediac  picked up the single goal.  Assisting on the goals were Ryan MacDonald (2), Robert Burrows, Kale Mason and Evan Callahan.  Net minder Thomas Baudoux picked up the win.  Dalbrae's lone goal was scored by Shaun Cameron.  NNEC Gryphon's upcoming games are Friday, October 16th at 7:00pm at the Trenton Rink against East Hants and a rematch against the Northumberland Nighthawks on Saturday, October 17th at 6:00pm at the Westville Rink.
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The Pictou County Peewee A Crushers began their season with exhibition games against the Cumberland County Ramblers. The teams met in Springhill on Saturday with the Crushers coming out on top, dominating the Ramblers 8-2. Scoring for the Crushers was Covey Cameron (2), Aidan Hahn (2), Isaac Willison, Peyton Clements, Andrew Webster, and Ethan Tibbets. Assists went to Ty Briand, Hahn, Clements (2), Webster, Kirk Turnbull (2), and Brennan Dalton. On Sunday, the Ramblers travelled to Pictou County with the Crushers winning once again with a score of 3-2. Scoring for the Crushers was Cameron, Brent Chapman and Reilly Grant. Josh MacDonald, Jake Baird, Briand, Willison, Hahn, and Clements all earned assists. The Peewee A Crushers will have a Home and Home against the Strait Richmond Pirates this coming weekend.
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The Pictou County Lightning Basketball program is looking for help in finding coaches for the upcoming season. They currently need a coach for the MiniBoys B team, and one of the Bantam B teams. They will be hosting coach training sessions over three weekends starting October 16 for those who may be interested, so prior experience is not needed. For more information, contact Allan Floyd by email at pclightning@EastLink.ca.
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Come Try Ringette and have some fun on October 17th at the Pictou County Wellness Centre at 5:30pm PLUS it`s FREE! All you need is a pair of skates, helmet, gloves (winter gloves will do). Please arrive at the rink 30 minutes before ice time. Advance registration is required for this event. For more information contact the Come Try Ringette Coordinator at ctr-activestart@ringette.ns.ca. or contact Pictou Recreation and Parks at 902-485-4372.
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NATIONAL SPORTS
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The Blue Jays are headed back to Toronto, alive and most certainly kicking after a second straight win in Texas. Backed by three early home runs, R-A Dickey and David Price combined for 7-and-2-thirds innings as Toronto defeated the Texas Rangers 8-4 to tie their American League Division Series at two games apiece. The rubber match goes Wednesday at the Rogers Centre.
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The Royals have stretched their respective A-L Division Series to a fifth and deciding game by beating the Astros 9-6 in Houston. Kansas City scored five times in the eighth with help from shortstop Carlos Correa's two-run error on a potential double-play grounder. The deciding game goes Wednesday.
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Curtis Granderson drove in five runs with two doubles off the wall, Travis d'Arnaud and Yoenis Cespedes homered, and New York's dangerous bats busted loose for a 13-7 victory Monday that gave the Mets a 2-1 advantage in the best-of-five N-L playoff. And the Cubs set a post-season mark with six home runs and beat the St. Louis Cardinals 8-6 for a 2-1 lead in their N-L Division Series.
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Le'Veon Bell scored on a 1-yard wildcat run as time expired as the Pittsburgh Steelers stunned the San Diego Chargers 24-20 in the N-F-L Monday nighter. Earlier in C-F-L action, the Argonauts beat the Alouettes 25-17 to move into a first-place tie with the Tiger-Cats in the East Division.
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Radim Vrbata and Alex Burrows scored in the shootout, and the Vancouver Canucks spoiled the Anaheim Ducks' home opener with a 2-1. Kevin Bieksa played nearly 25 minutes in his second game with the Ducks. Anaheim acquired the veteran defenceman from Vancouver last summer after he played 10 years with the Canucks.
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TWENTY YEAR OLD WESTVILLE MAN SENTENCED FOR STABBING
Saturday 10th October 2015

A 20-year-old Westville man has been sentenced to 2 years less a day in prison after a conviction in the Pictou Courts for stabbing another man in Stellarton.
Court heard yesterday that it resulted from what was a drug deal gone bad back in January. Justice Patrick Murray told Alexander Logan MacLeod, who was 19 when the crime was committed, that “he has the ability to succeed, but the rest of his life is up to him.”
The 16-year-old victim was wounded in the stomach area, upper back and chin, and court heard that one of those knife wounds came very close to the victim's heart. After serving his time, MacLeod will be placed on probation for 2 years.

SPORTS ROUNDUP - OCTOBER 7 *UPDATED 9:35 AM**
Wednesday 7th October 2015

Ahead of tomorrow night's home game against the Truro Bearcats, the Pictou County Weeks Jr A Crushers have made a couple of significant trades which should amount to an upgrade between the pipes. The Crushers have sent Christofer Langlais to the Campbellton Tigers for future considerations. This comes just days after acquiring goalie Daniel Vautour from the Dieppe Commandos for the rights to Alex Elsliger, a third round pick in the draft next year, and future considerations. In three starts with the Crushers, Langlais went 2-1 with a solid 3.34 GAA and a .902 SV%. Vautour was released by the Acadie Bathurst Titan of the QMJHL after appearing in 3 games for them earlier this season. His last appearance was September 25 in a loss at Cape Breton.
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The Pictou County Midget AA Crushers will be hosting the Truro Bearcats tonight at 8pm at the Pictou County Wellness Centre.
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The Bluenose Curling Club will be hosting a Open House through Thursday this week. The goal is to expose the sport to new potential curlers, and give them an opportunity to try it out before making a commitment. Registration for the season will be taking place throughout these planned events. Wednesday will feature the Little Rocks and Juniors, while Thursday is the final Open House night.
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Trenton Learn to Skate Program Registration today at the Trenton Park Office from 11:00am - 7:00pm. Cash/cheque only. More info available at www.trenton.ca or call 902-752-1019
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There are a few spots remaining for this year's Canskate at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Learn to skate for as young as 3 years, teenagers and adults too! Register Friday, Oct 9 and Sat Oct 10 at the Wellness Centre from 4 to 6pm.
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Westville Minor Hockey will hold a final hockey registration at the Westville Fire Hall (not at the annex) tonight from 6:30-8:30 pm.
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East Pictou Silver Blades is holding registration for learn to skate programs tonight from 6:30 pm -8:00 pm at the Thorburn Rink. You can contact eastpictousilverblades@hotmail.com or epsbcoach.1@outlook.com. with any questions.
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The YMCA and Y-Tri Club are hosting an Open House tonight at 6:30pm at the Wellness Centre. All tri-club members NEW AND OLD and anyone who may be interested in learning about doing a triathlon are welcome to attend. There is no commitment by attending, just come and learn what they are all about and what it takes to complete a Triathlon and how they can help you acheive that goal.
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Six teams will compete in a High School Regional Baseball beginning Friday: North Nova, Northumberland, Pictou Academy, Amherst Regional, CEC, and Hants North. Games will be at the Albion Ball Field and the Kinsmen Field in New Glasgow. The top 2 teams will meet Saturday in the regional championship game, with the winner moving on to provincials.
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NATIONAL SPORTS
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The Mike Babcock era officially begins in Toronto tonight as the puck drops on the N-H-L regular season. The Maple Leafs will host the Montreal Canadiens at the Air Canada Centre. Montreal has its sights set on contending for the Stanley Cup after three straight playoff appearances. Toronto hopes to reach the post-season after missing out last season.
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There are three other games on the N-H-L's opening night. In Calgary, the Flames begin their season with a game against the Vancouver Canucks. Vancouver will be looking for some revenge after losing to the Flames in the first round of the playoffs last season. Chicago hosts the Rangers and San Jose visits Los Angeles.
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It'll be Houston versus the defending American League champion Kansas City Royals in the A-L-D-S. Dallas Keuchel (KYE'-kull) pitched six stellar innings of three-hit ball as the Astros blanked the New York Yankees 3-0 in the A-L wild-card game last night. Former Blue Jay Colby Rasmus hit a solo homer for Houston.
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The St. Louis Cardinals will know their National League Division Series opponent by the end of the night. The Chicago Cubs and Pittsburgh Pirates square off in the wild-card game at P-N-C Park, for the right to challenge the N-L best Cardinals. Cy Young contender Jake Arrieta gets the ball for the Cubs. Pittsburgh counters with Gerrit Cole.
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The Toronto Blue Jays have another day off before hosting Texas to open their American League Division Series. Meanwhile, the latest issue of Sports Illustrated out today features several Jays stars and manager John Gibbons on the cover. Some consider being on the magazine cover a jinx. Cleveland, Seattle, Kansas City and Washington were featured on S-I's baseball season preview issue and only the Royals made it to the post-season.


SPORTS ROUNDUP - OCTOBER 6
Tuesday 6th October 2015

The Bluenose Curling Club will be hosting a Open House from Tuesday through Thursday this week. The goal is to expose the sport to new potential curlers, and give them an opportunity to try it out before making a commitment. Registration for the season will be taking place throughout these planned events. On Tuesday, they will be “Going to Bat for Autism”, as an initial fundraiser for Autism Nova Scotia, Pictou County Chapter. Participants can try out curling as a “batter” or “pitcher” with different skills shots for each position. Wednesday will feature the Little Rocks and Juniors, while Thursday is the final Open House night.
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Are you looking for someting to do on Saturday afternoons, how about floor hockey? Drop by the Pictou Academy Gym from 1-3pm every Saturday. Pictou Recreation and Parks is offering a Youth Drop In Floor Hockey program, You must be at least 13 years old. Only $2, bring a friend. Bring your own stick and gear, goalie equipment provided if needed. Nets available. For more information call Pictou Recreation and Parks at 902-485-4372.
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Trenton Learn to Skate Program Registration on Wednesday at the Trenton Park Office from 11:00am - 7:00pm. Cash/cheque only. More info available at www.trenton.ca or call 902-752-1019
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Westville Minor Hockey will hold a final hockey registration at the Westville Fire Hall (not at the annex) on Wednesday from 6:30-8:30 pm.
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East Pictou Silver Blades is holding registration for learn to skate programs on Wednesday from 6:30 pm -8:00 pm at the Thorburn Rink. You can contact eastpictousilverblades@hotmail.com or epsbcoach.1@outlook.com. with any questions.
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The Chediac Furniture Labatt's Hockey League is starting another season of hockey, any teams that would like to join, call Vernon: 902-752-2491.
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The Pictou Fisheries Pool re-opening date has been postponed again due to unforeseen installation delays. The opening date is set for Wednesday, which will also be the beginning of the Fall Swim Lessons session. Thank You for your patience and continued support.
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The YMCA and Y-Tri Club are hosting an Open House Wednesday at 6:30pm. All tri-club members NEW AND OLD and anyone who may be interested in learning about doing a triathlon are welcome to attend. There is no commitment by attending, just come and learn what they are all about and what it takes to complete a Triathlon and how they can help you acheive that goal.
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NATIONAL SPORTS A goal-line stand saved the day for the Seattle Seahawks on Monday Night Football. Kam Chancellor punched the ball free from Detroit wide receiver Calvin Johnson at the one-yard line when it appeared the Lions were going to take the lead. Seattle held on to win 13-10 and improved to 2-and-2 on the season.
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Raffi Torres will be missing the first 41 games of the San Jose Sharks' season. He's been suspended and will lose more than $440-thousand in salary after being suspended by the N-H-L for a hit on Ducks forward Jakob Silfverberg (SIHL'-vur-burg) in a pre-season game on Sunday in Anaheim, California. It is the fifth suspension of Torres's N-H-L career.
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Newly-acquired Canadiens forward Zack Kassian is off to a rough start in Montreal. He has entered a substance abuse program after being involved in a motor vehicle accident Sunday morning. He is suspended without pay until he is cleared for on-ice competition by the program administrators. Kassian broke his nose and left foot in the crash in Montreal.
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It didn't take long for the Washington Nationals to begin their housecleaning following a disappointing season. The Nationals have fired manager Matt Williams and his coaching staff after a season in which the team went from World Series favourite to missing the playoffs. Washington finished second in the National League East at 83-79, seven games behind the division-winning New York Mets.
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The Toronto Raptors had a hard time handling the N-B-A champions. DeMarre (duh-MAR'-ay) Carroll scored 15 points for the Raptors as Toronto fell to the Golden State Warriors 95-87 in pre-season play. Leandro Barbosa scored 15 points and Klay Thompson added 14 for Golden State.

PROVINCE TO HELP FUND TRAIL UPGRADES
Tuesday 6th October 2015

A pair of community projects in Pictou County will receive funding from the province through its sustainable transportation grant program. The Town of Trenton is getting $28,550 to build a trail connector between Trenton Park and Smelt Brook, along the Trenton Airport corridor. The trail and the road signs that show people how to get to it make up the third phase of the town's plan to close the Trans Canada Trail gap from Pictou to New Glasgow. The Town of Westville is set to receive $4,850 for a signage project called Connecting the Dots to lead visitors and residents in and out of the town along existing trails.

TRENTON AND WESTVILLE TO TAKE PART IN MOU HEARINGS NEXT YEAR
Wednesday 30th September 2015

The two towns not involved in the MOU are getting involved in public hearings. The News reports that both Trenton and Westville want to be interveners at the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board's hearings in February on the memorandum of understanding between Pictou County and the towns of Pictou, New Glasgow and Stellarton. Westville and Trenton state in letters to the Review Board that they are applying to be interveners because of services they currently share with the four units involved in the MOU, including policing, libraries, solid waste management and water agreements. As an intervener, a group or person can speak or cross-examine other parties, provide evidence, and have access to all the information provided. Public consultations and a formal plebiscite to gauge the views of the residents will take place before the Board's final decision next June.


WESTVILLE WOMAN WINS INVERNESS DRAW, BUT STILL NO ACE: ONE MORE RAFFLE ON SATURDAY
Monday 28th September 2015

A Westville woman was the big winner in Inverness on Saturday, but the Ace is still out there. Carol Hartling's ticket was worth over $235,000. She wasn't sure what she might spend the money on when asked by reporters. Saturday's ticket sales totalled nearly $1.2 Million. The legion will take 50 per cent of those winnings and split it with the Inverness Cottage Workshop, which provides vocational and skill development for adults with intellectual disabilities. With five cards still left in the deck, organizers say Chase the Ace will end next week. Next Saturday, if the first winning ticket holder doesn't draw the ace, organizers will continue to pull raffle tickets until it's picked.

FUNERAL PROMPTS STREET CLOSURES
Sunday 20th September 2015

A large crowd is expected Monday for the funeral of police officer Catherine Campbell. As a result, there are street closures to tell you about. The services will be held at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the First Presbyterian Church with internment afterward. As a result, the funeral procession will be taking place through New Glasgow, Stellarton, and Westville starting about 1:30 PM. EXPECT DELAYS on East River Road, Bridge Avenue, and Foord Street during the afternoon. Also, FOORD STREET will be CLOSED from Jubilee Avenue to Bridge Avenue from about 12:00 noon to 4:00 PM, while JUBILEE AVENUE will be closed to traffic most of the day. Drivers are asked to avoid the area during this time-frame.

SPORTS ROUNDUP - SEPT 18
Friday 18th September 2015

The Weeks Jr A Crushers lost to the Summerside Western Capitals 5-3 Thursday night in Summerside. Scoring for the Crushers were Cole Murphy, Regan Spears and Luc Poirier. Christofer Langlais stopped 30 of 34 shots in the loss. Tomorrow, join us on Classic Rock 97.9 as we join the Crushers as they face the Truro Bearcats for the first time in the regular season at the Rath Eastlink Community Centre. Michael Petter will bring you all of the action, starting with the pregame show at 6:45pm on Saturday night.
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The NSMMHL regular season is getting underway, and the Weeks Major Midgets are getting their season rolling with a trip down to the Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre for a pair of games Saturday & Sunday against the South Shore Mustangs. The Weeks home opener will be this Tuesday when they host the Cape Breton West Islanders. The Weeks are also looking for some help operating the videocamera for them during home games, which will possibly double up with doing some online broadcasting. This would be ideal for a student looking for some experience or who has an interest in this area. Please contact Anthony Conway at tconway@fraserhoyt.com for more information.
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The New Glasgow DQ Blizzards host the Peewee AA Atlantics tournament this weekend. Coming to compete will be teams from Summerside, P.E.I., Grand Falls, N.L., the Halifax Mets and Western Valley in New Brunswick. The Blizzards' first game is Friday at 1 p.m. against the Mets, then under the lights at 7:30 p.m. against Grand Falls. All games are at Kinsmen Field.
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This weekend the Springville Lob Ball Tournament will take place. There will also be a skills competition tonight at 5:45. There will be prizes, Chase the Ace, a full canteen, basketball court, and washer toss! Lots to do for both young and old. All proceeds go to the upgrades planned for the Springville Ball Field and East River Valley Recreation in Springville.
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Tatamagouche Skate Club is holding registration 29 Sept from 5 – 7 pm at the North Shore Recreation Center.
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Pictou County Minor Hockey would like to notify all parents and players that the Rep Division of PCMHA is the only division that will be offering competitive hockey at the A, AA, and AAA levels for the 2015/16 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. The six divisions of PCMHA will have teams registered under the B and C level classifications of hockey, which restricts body contact. Hockey Registration will be held at the NSCC Cafeteria in Stellarton on Saturday Sept 19 from 9am to noon. This is registration for all players from 6 Divisions of PCMHA including Thorburn Minor Hockey, Stellarton Minor Hockey, New Glasgow Minor Hockey, Pictou Minor Hockey, Westville Minor Hockey and Trenton Minor Hockey.
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The Pictou County Female Hockey Association begins its tryout selection today at the Wellness Centre. Tryouts for the AA teams in Atom, Peewee, Midget and Bantam will be held this weekend. A $60 tryout fee must be paid on the first day of the tryout. Anyone interested in playing AA must attend the first session, as no new registrations will be accepted after tryouts begin. Following the end of AA tryouts, evaluations for the A division will begin, and more information will be posted. A complete list of tryout times will be posted at www.pcmha.com under the female tab on the side of the screen. More information on the tryout process and the regular season will be available at parent meetings prior to the first tryout session for each division.
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It's the last race of the season at Scotia Speedworld on Saturday. The Dartmouth Dodge 200 will feature local racers George Koskulics, Donald Chisholm and Cassius Clark – riding Rollie MacDonald's entry from Pictou – in the pack.
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Hockey Nova Scotia will be conducting a Hockey Canada Officiating Program Referee Certification Clinic at the NSCC in Stellarton, Sept. 26 from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. All new and returning officials can register online at https://ehockey.hockeycanada.ca. All new officials must be 14 by Dec. 31 to register. Anyone with any questions regarding the upcoming season can contact PCMH Referee in Chief Dave Lochead at davelochead@eastlink.ca or by phone at 902 301-2984.
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The Pictou Fisheries Pool says that due to unforeseen delays, the Pool re-opening has been further postponed. The projected opening is now Monday, September 28th. The projected start date for swim lessons is Wednesday, September 30th. To our patrons, Thank You for your patience. For more information or to register call the Pool at 902-485-5301 or email to aquatics@townofpictou.com
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NATIONAL SPORTS
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The Toronto Blue Jays are heading home on a winning note. M-V-P candidate Josh Donaldson hit his 39th home run to help lift Toronto to a 5-0 win over the Atlanta Braves. Edwin Encarnacion (ehn-car-nah-see-OHN')and Cliff Pennington also homered. The Jays return to Rogers Centre for a three-game series against the Red Sox.
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Emmanuel Sanders had a game-tying touchdown with 36 seconds left and cornerback Bradley Roby returned a fumble for a T-D nine seconds later as the Denver Broncos stunned Kansas City 31-24. Peyton Manning threw for 256 yards and three touchdowns.
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Rafael Palmeiro has signed with the Sugar Land Skeeters of the independent Atlantic League and plans to play alongside his son Patrick for the remainder of this season. The 50-year-old Palmeiro was a four-time All-Star who played for the Chicago Cubs, Texas and Baltimore. His career was tarnished by a 10-day suspension in 2005 for a positive steroids test.
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Former Pistons bad boy Bill Laimbeer was named the W-N-B-A's coach of the year. He guided New York to a franchise record 23 wins and the Number 1 overall seed in the playoffs for the first time. It's the second time in his career that he's earned the award, also winning it in 2003 when he was coaching Detroit.


SPORTS ROUNDUP - SEPT 17
Thursday 17th September 2015

The Weeks Jr A Crushers hit the road for a pair of games this week, starting tonight in Summerside against the Western Capitals. On Saturday, join us on Classic Rock 97.9 as we join the Crushers on their trip across Mount Thom to face the Truro Bearcats at the Rath Eastlink Community Centre. Michael Petter will bring you all of the action, starting with the pregame show at 6:45pm on Saturday night.
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The NSMMHL regular season is getting underway, and the Weeks Major Midgets are getting their season rolling with a trip down to the Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre for a pair of games against the South Shore Mustangs. The Weeks home opener will be next Tuesday, 22 September when they host the Cape Breton West Islanders. The Weeks are also looking for some help operating the videocamera for them during home games, which will possibly double up with doing some online broadcasting. This would be ideal for a student looking for some experience or who has an interest in this area. Please contact Anthony Conway at tconway@fraserhoyt.com for more information.
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The Nova Scotia 55+ Games take place this week, co-hosted by the Town of New Glasgow and the Municipality of Pictou County. There are a record 755 athletes registered to participate, including more athletes from Pictou County than ever before. The games begin today and run through until Saturday at a number of venues throughout the area.
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The New Glasgow DQ Blizzards host the Peewee AA Atlantics tournament this weekend. Coming to compete will be teams from Summerside, P.E.I., Grand Falls, N.L., the Halifax Mets and Western Valley in New Brunswick. The Blizzards' first game is Friday at 1 p.m. against the Mets, then under the lights at 7:30 p.m. against Grand Falls. All games are at Kinsmen Field.
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This weekend, September 19 and 20, the Springville Lob Ball Tournament will take place, and they still have room for one more team to register. There will also be a skills competition Friday night at 5:45. Five teams have already confirmed entry. The cost is $150 for a team of 13 players. Contact tournament organizer Barry Coady to reserve your spot. There will be prizes, Chase the Ace, a full canteen, basketball court, and washer toss! Lots to do for both young and old. All proceeds go to the upgrades planned for the Springville Ball Field and East River Valley Recreation in Springville.
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Tatamagouche Skate Club is holding registration 29 Sept from 5 – 7 pm at the North Shore Recreation Center.
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Pictou County Minor Hockey would like to notify all parents and players that the Rep Division of PCMHA is the only division that will be offering competitive hockey at the A, AA, and AAA levels for the 2015/16 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. The six divisions of PCMHA will have teams registered under the B and C level classifications of hockey, which restricts body contact. Hockey Registration will be held at the NSCC Cafeteria in Stellarton on Thursday Sept 17 from 6:30pm to 9pm and Saturday Sept 19 from 9am to noon. This is registration for all players from 6 Divisions of PCMHA including Thorburn Minor Hockey, Stellarton Minor Hockey, New Glasgow Minor Hockey, Pictou Minor Hockey, Westville Minor Hockey and Trenton Minor Hockey.
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The Pictou County Female Hockey Association begins its tryout selection Friday at the Wellness Centre. Tryouts for the AA teams in Atom, Peewee, Midget and Bantam will be held this weekend. A $60 tryout fee must be paid on the first day of the tryout. Anyone interested in playing AA must attend the first session, as no new registrations will be accepted after tryouts begin. Following the end of AA tryouts, evaluations for the A division will begin, and more information will be posted. A complete list of tryout times will be posted at www.pcmha.com under the female tab on the side of the screen. More information on the tryout process and the regular season will be available at parent meetings prior to the first tryout session for each division.
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Hockey Nova Scotia will be conducting a Hockey Canada Officiating Program Referee Certification Clinic at the NSCC in Stellarton, Sept. 26 from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. All new and returning officials can register online at https://ehockey.hockeycanada.ca. All new officials must be 14 by Dec. 31 to register. Anyone with any questions regarding the upcoming season can contact PCMH Referee in Chief Dave Lochead at davelochead@eastlink.ca or by phone at 902 301-2984.
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The Pictou Fisheries Pool says that due to unforeseen delays, the Pool re-opening has been further postponed. The projected opening is now Monday, September 28th. The projected start date for swim lessons is Wednesday, September 30th. To our patrons, Thank You for your patience. For more information or to register call the Pool at 902-485-5301 or email to aquatics@townofpictou.com
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NATIONAL SPORTS
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David Price gave up six hits and had nine strikeouts as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Atlanta Braves 9-1. He improved to 7-1 since coming to Toronto in a trade with Detroit. The Blue Jays maintained their three game lead in the American League East as the New York Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-1.
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Slava Voynov is ending his N-H-L career in the wake of ongoing legal troubles. The L-A Kings defenceman is returning home to Russia after pleading no contest in July to a misdemeanour charge of domestic violence against his wife, Marta Varlamova. Voynov made the announcement in a statement released by his lawyer.

SPORTS ROUNDUP - SEPT 16
Wednesday 16th September 2015

The Weeks Jr A Crushers hit the road for a pair of games this week, starting tomorrow night in Summerside to face the Western Capitals. Then on Saturday, join us on Classic Rock 97.9 as we join the Crushers on their trip across Mount Thom to face the Truro Bearcats at the Rath Eastlink Community Centre. Michael Petter will bring you all of the action, starting with the pregame show at 6:45pm on Saturday night.
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The NSMMHL regular season is getting underway, and the Weeks Major Midgets are getting their season rolling with a trip down to the Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre for a pair of games against the South Shore Mustangs. The Weeks home opener will be next Tuesday, 22 September when they host the Cape Breton West Islanders. The Weeks are also looking for some help operating the videocamera for them during home games, which will possibly double up with doing some online broadcasting. This would be ideal for a student looking for some experience or who has an interest in this area. Please contact Anthony Conway at tconway@fraserhoyt.com for more information.
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The Nova Scotia 55+ Games take place this week, co-hosted by the Town of New Glasgow and the Municipality of Pictou County. There are a record 755 athletes registered to participate, including more athletes from Pictou County than ever before. The games begin on Thursday and run through until Saturday at a number of venues throughout the area.
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This weekend, September 19 and 20, the Springville Lob Ball Tournament will take place, and they still have room for one more team to register. There will also be a skills competition Friday night at 5:45. Five teams have already confirmed entry. The cost is $150 for a team of 13 players. Contact tournament organizer Barry Coady to reserve your spot. There will be prizes, Chase the Ace, a full canteen, basketball court, and washer toss!  Lots to do for both young and old.  All proceeds go to the upgrades planned for the Springville Ball Field and East River Valley Recreation in Springville.
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Tatamagouche Skate Club is holding registration 29 Sept from 5 – 7 pm at the North Shore Recreation Center.
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Pictou County Minor Hockey would like to notify all parents and players that the Rep Division of PCMHA is the only division that will be offering competitive hockey at the A, AA, and AAA levels for the 2015/16 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. The six divisions of PCMHA will have teams registered under the B and C level classifications of hockey, which restricts body contact. Hockey Registration will be held at the NSCC Cafeteria in Stellarton on Thursday Sept 17 from 6:30pm to 9pm and Saturday Sept 19 from 9am to noon. This is registration for all players from 6 Divisions of PCMHA including Thorburn Minor Hockey, Stellarton Minor Hockey, New Glasgow Minor Hockey, Pictou Minor Hockey, Westville Minor Hockey and Trenton Minor Hockey.
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The Pictou County Female Hockey Association begins its tryout selection Friday at the Wellness Centre. Tryouts for the AA teams in Atom, Peewee, Midget and Bantam will be held this weekend. A $60 tryout fee must be paid on the first day of the tryout. Anyone interested in playing AA must attend the first session, as no new registrations will be accepted after tryouts begin. Following the end of AA tryouts, evaluations for the A division will begin, and more information will be posted. A complete list of tryout times will be posted at www.pcmha.com under the female tab on the side of the screen. More information on the tryout process and the regular season will be available at parent meetings prior to the first tryout session for each division.
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Hockey Nova Scotia will be conducting a Hockey Canada Officiating Program Referee Certification Clinic at the NSCC in Stellarton, Sept. 26 from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. All new and returning officials can register online at https://ehockey.hockeycanada.ca. All new officials must be 14 by Dec. 31 to register. Anyone with any questions regarding the upcoming season can contact PCMH Referee in Chief Dave Lochead at davelochead@eastlink.ca or by phone at 902 301-2984.
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The Pictou Fisheries Pool says that due to unforeseen delays, the Pool re-opening has been further postponed. The projected opening is now Monday, September 28th. The projected start date for swim lessons is Wednesday, September 30th. To our patrons, Thank You for your patience. For more information or to register call the Pool at 902-485-5301 or email to aquatics@townofpictou.com
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NATIONAL SPORTS
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The Toronto Blue Jays still have a three-game lead in the American League East, despite losing. Andrelton Simmons' tie-breaking R-B-I single in the ninth inning lifted Atlanta Braves over the Blue Jays 3-2. Toronto maintained its lead in the A-L East thanks to the New York Yankees losing to the Tampa Bay Rays 6-3.
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It's official -- five cities are in the running to host the 2024 Olympics. The I-O-C announced the final list of bidders today -- Budapest, Hamburg, Los Angeles, Paris and Rome. Toronto decided against a last-minute bid yesterday, as did the Azerbaijan capital of Baku. The I-O-C will select the host city in September 2017.
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There will be a new name on N-H-L sweaters in 2017. Adidas will be producing uniforms for the league for seven years beginning with the 2017-18 season. Adidas replaces Reebok.

SPORTS ROUNDUP - SEPT 15 ***UPDATED***
Tuesday 15th September 2015

The Nova Scotia 55+ Games take place this week, co-hosted by the Town of New Glasgow and the Municipality of Pictou County. There are a record 755 athletes registered to participate, including more athletes from Pictou County than ever before. The games begin on Thursday and run through until Saturday at a number of venues throughout the area.
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The Northern Nova Falcons Under 14 Girls took Gold in Tier 2 B Soccer Nova Scotia provincials over the weekend in New Minas. The girls won all three games in their division and defeated New Waterford in the final 2 – 0 in an exciting overtime match. Abby Lou MacDonald had the 2 points for the Falcons win. The U 12 Falcon girls also went to provincials this past weekend in Chester and ended up second in their division and fourth overall.
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Tatamagouche Skate Club is holding registrations 15 and 29 Sept from 5 – 7 pm at the North Shore Recreation Center.
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Hockey Registration will be held at the NSCC Cafeteria in Stellarton on Thursday Sept 17 from 6:30pm to 9pm and Saturday Sept 19 from 9am to noon. This is registration for all players from 6 Divisions of PCMHA including Thorburn Minor Hockey, Stellarton Minor Hockey, New Glasgow Minor Hockey, Pictou Minor Hockey, Westville Minor Hockey and Trenton Minor Hockey.
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The Pictou County Female Hockey Association begins its tryout selection Friday at the Wellness Centre. Tryouts for the AA teams in Atom, Peewee, Midget and Bantam will be held this weekend. A $60 tryout fee must be paid on the first day of the tryout. Anyone interested in playing AA must attend the first session, as no new registrations will be accepted after tryouts begin. Following the end of AA tryouts, evaluations for the A division will begin, and more information will be posted. A complete list of tryout times will be posted at www.pcmha.com under the female tab on the side of the screen. More information on the tryout process and the regular season will be available at parent meetings prior to the first tryout session for each division.
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Hockey Nova Scotia will be conducting a Hockey Canada Officiating Program Referee Certification Clinic at the NSCC in Stellarton, Sept. 26 from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. All new and returning officials can register online at https://ehockey.hockeycanada.ca. All new officials must be 14 by Dec. 31 to register. Anyone with any questions regarding the upcoming season can contact PCMH Referee in Chief Dave Lochead at davelochead@eastlink.ca or by phone at 902 301-2984.
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NATIONAL SPORTS
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Toronto has had its fill of multi-sport events for the time being. A source tells The Canadian Press that Toronto Mayor John Tory will not bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics after he received a lack of firm support from the provincial government and a lukewarm response from potential sponsors. Mayor Tory looked into a bid after Toronto hosted the Pan American Games this summer.
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Carlos Hyde scored two touchdowns to lead the host San Francisco 49ers past the Minnesota Vikings 20-3. Minnesota's Adrian Peterson carried the ball 10 times for 31 yards playing his first game in more than a year following paid leave and then a suspension in the fallout from a child-abuse case.
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Julio (HOO'-lee-oh) Jones had nine receptions for 141 yards and two touchdowns as the Atlanta Falcons held off the Philadelphia Eagles 26-24. Jones reached the end zone twice in the second quarter, including a 22-yard grab that put the Falcons ahead 20-3 with 45 seconds left in the first half.
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Slade Heathcott's three-run homer in the ninth inning gave the New York Yankees a 4-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays. The victory moved the Yankees within three-games of A-L East-leading Toronto. The Blue Jays had the night off.


SPORTS ROUNDUP - SEPT 14 (UPDATED 9:45 AM)
Monday 14th September 2015

The Pictou County Scotians have a win and a loss in exhibition play with the Strait Pirates. Saturday night in Port Hawkesbury the Scotians earned a 5-4 victory. The Pirates got payback on Sunday night, defeating the Scotians 7-2 at the Wellness Centre.
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In Roller Derby: the Kicken Vixens were across the Strait playing the Bootleg Betties on PEI. The Vixens were triumphant 250-167. Patina LaRoche was named MVP Blocker and DC Comicazi was MVP Jammer.
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Saturday was an exciting night in the MHL, with four games all decided by a single goal. The County Aces earned a 2-1 win at home against the Campbellton Tigers, while the other 3 games all ended 4-3 in favour of the road team. Truro snuck past Amherst, South Shore got by Miramichi, and Summerside used overtime to beat Woodstock.
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The Weeks Major Midgets played to a 1-1 tie against the Cape Breton Tradesmen. In Early Bird play so far, the team has 3 losses and a tie.
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In University Soccer, UNB visited St. FX on Sunday. The women played to a 1-1 draw, while the X-men blanked UNB 3-nil.
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Hockey Registration will be held at the NSCC Cafeteria in Stellarton on Thursday Sept 17 from 6:30pm to 9pm and Saturday Sept 19 from 9am to noon. This is registration for all players from 6 Divisions of PCMHA including Thorburn Minor Hockey, Stellarton Minor Hockey, New Glasgow Minor Hockey, Pictou Minor Hockey, Westville Minor Hockey and Trenton Minor Hockey.
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Hockey Nova Scotia will be conducting a Hockey Canada Officiating Program Referee Certification Clinic at the NSCC in Stellarton, Sept. 26 from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. All new and returning officials can register online at https://ehockey.hockeycanada.ca. All new officials must be 14 by Dec. 31 to register. Anyone with any questions regarding the upcoming season can contact PCMH Referee in Chief Dave Lochead at davelochead@eastlink.ca or by phone at 902 301-2984.
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NATIONAL SPORTS
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Second place in the C-F-L's East Division belongs to the Redblacks. Jeremiah Johnson rushed for two second-half touchdowns and Chris Milo kicked five field goals as Ottawa came back to beat the B-C Lions 31-18. The Redblacks have a 6-4 record and a game in hand on the Toronto Argonauts in the standings.
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A thriller at A-T-and-T Stadium. Tony Romo threw an 11-yard touchdown pass to Jason Witten with 7 seconds left, and the Dallas Cowboys overcame three turnovers that led to easy New York points to beat the Giants 27-26. It was the fifth straight win for the defending N-F-C East champion Cowboys over their division rival.
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The Blue Jays are leaving New York with three-and-a-half game lead in the division. Toronto was shutout 5-nothing by the Yankees this afternoon but still took three of four in the series. Masahiro Tanaka (mah-sah-HEE'-roh tah-NAH'-kuh) went seven innings allowing just four hits for New York. The Jays are off today (Monday) before starting a three-game set on Tuesday in Atlanta against the Braves.
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Roger Federer made it interesting, but he didn't have enough to win the U-S Open final. Federer fell to Novak Djokovic (NOH'-vak JOH'-kuh-vich) in four sets at Flushing Meadows. It was Djokovic's 10th Grand Slam title. He also topped Federer to win Wimbledon earlier this year. Djokovic had been just 1-and-4 in U-S Open title matches.

WESTVILLE POLICE TRACK STOLEN TRUCK WITH DANGEROUS CARGO
Monday 14th September 2015

Westville Police are asking for the public's assistance as they investigate the theft of a tractor-trailer carrying a potentially fatal cargo. A 2007 Freightliner was stolen from Nova Truck Centre on Barker Lane in Westville. The liner is green with New Brunswick plate PTW 079. Also taken was a white trailer containing over 40,000 pounds of snow crab that has been treated with a preservative for shipping to Japan. The chemical is not for human consumption, and eating the snow crab while treated with the preservative can be fatal. The trailer has the letters NYK in blue on the sides, with Nova Scotia licence PT 58845. Anyone with information is asked to call Westville Police (902-396-4911) or Crime Stoppers (1-800-222-8477).

SPORTS ROUNDUP - SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 13
Sunday 13th September 2015

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The Pictou County Scotians played their first exhibition game of the NSJHL season last night in Port Hawkesbury, and earned a 5-4 victory over the Strait Pirates. Darryl Wheadon led the way with a pair of goals, while Brendan Duff and Josh Hartley added a goal and an assist each. These same two teams will meet again tonight in another exhibtion game at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Puck drop is set for 7pm.
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The St. Francis Xavier X-Men and X-Women soccer teams had a successful double header at home yesterday, earning a win and a tie over the Universite de Moncton. The X-Women dominated in a 6-2 decision, while the X-Men played to a 1-1 tie.
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It was an entertaining night in the MHL last night, with four games all decided by a single goal. The County Aces earned a 2-1 win at home against the Campbellton Tigers, while the other 3 games all ended 4-3 in favour of the road team. Truro snuck past Amherst, South Shore got by Miramichi, and Summerside used overtime to beat Woodstock.
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Hockey Registration will be held at the NSCC Cafeteria in Stellarton on Thursday Sept 17 from 6:30pm to 9pm and Saturday Sept 19 from 9am to noon. This is registration for all players from 6 Divisions of PCMHA including Thorburn Minor Hockey, Stellarton Minor Hockey, New Glasgow Minor Hockey, Pictou Minor Hockey, Westville Minor Hockey and Trenton Minor Hockey.
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Hockey Nova Scotia will be conducting a Hockey Canada Officiating Program Referee Certification Clinic at the NSCC in Stellarton, Sept. 26 from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. All new and returning officials can register online at https://ehockey.hockeycanada.ca. All new officials must be 14 by Dec. 31 to register. Anyone with any questions regarding the upcoming season can contact PCMH Referee in Chief Dave Lochead at davelochead@eastlink.ca or by phone at 902 301-2984.
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NATIONAL SPORTS
Mike Reilly threw for 352 yards and three touchdown as the Edmonton Eskimos beat the Calgary Stampeders 27-16. It's Edmonton's first victory over Calgary in 13 games dating back four seasons. Earlier, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers topped Saskatchewan 27-7 to halt a four-game losing streak. Julian Feoli-Gudino had a 37-yard touchdown reception late in the third quarter.
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The Toronto Blue Jays opened a season-high four-and-a-half-game lead in the A-L East, sweeping a doubleheader from the sagging New York Yankees 9-5 in 11 innings, and 10-7 on a rainy night in the Bronx. Marcus Stroman won in his return from a spring training A-C-L tear. The right-hander went five innings and gave up three runs. The Jays have also very quietly pulled to within 2 ½ games of Kansas City for the best record in the American League.
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The Blue Jays could be without all-star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki over the next little while. Tulowitzki sustained a small crack in his shoulder blade after colliding with Kevin Pillar on a catch during the first game of the doubleheader. He left the game and an M-R-I revealed the damage. The team says they'll watch him closely over the next week. 
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Robinson Cano and Nelson Cruz homered to lead the Seattle Mariners in a 7-2 win against the Colorado Rockies. Cano's deep homer set a milestone. It was the 50th extra-base hit of the season for Cano, who is one of five players to have least 50 extra base hits in each of his first 11 seasons. Cruz's two-run homer was his 41st, tying Baltimore's Chris Davis for the major league lead.
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Canada's men's basketball team had to settle for third place at the FIBA Americas Championship in Mexico City. Cory Joseph hit the winning bucket with no time left on the clock as the Canada beat host Mexico 87-86.  Andrew Nicholson led the Canadian squad with 20 points.
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The Montreal Impact began a two-game West Coast road trip with a nil-nil draw against the L-A Galaxy.  With this draw, the Impact remains sixth in the Eastern Conference, two points ahead of the Philadelphia Union with four games in hand.


LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - SEPT 12
Saturday 12th September 2015

Call it sweet revenge. Making up for their opening night loss, the Pictou County Weeks Crushers downed the Valley Wildcats 7-4 Friday night in Berwick. Cole Murphy led the Crushers with 1 goal and 3 assists while Mike Lyle added 2 goals. Grant Janes led the Wildats with 2 goals. Also scoring for the Crushers were Regan Spears, Michael Dill, Taylor Davis, and Mark Kennedy. Christofer Langlais stopped 48 of 52 shots for the win. The Crushers were 3 for 6 on the power play. Next up for the Crushers is a game in Summerside on Thursday.
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In University Women's Rugby, it wasn't even a contest at St. FX blanked SMU 83-0.
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Due to the rain the Washer Toss Tournament at the Churchville Community Hall has been cancelled today.
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Weather permitting, there's racing today at the Riverside Speedway, with the Highland Sportsmen Building 75 and the Prostock Lucas Oil 150.
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Hockey Registration will be held at the NSCC Cafeteria in Stellarton on Thursday Sept 17 from 6:30pm to 9pm and Saturday Sept 19 from 9am to noon. This is registration for all players from 6 Divisions of PCMHA including Thorburn Minor Hockey, Stellarton Minor Hockey, New Glasgow Minor Hockey, Pictou Minor Hockey, Westville Minor Hockey and Trenton Minor Hockey.
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Hockey Nova Scotia will be conducting a Hockey Canada Officiating Program Referee Certification Clinic at the NSCC in Stellarton, Sept. 26 from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. All new and returning officials can register online at https://ehockey.hockeycanada.ca. All new officials must be 14 by Dec. 31 to register. Anyone with any questions regarding the upcoming season can contact PCMH Referee in Chief Dave Lochead at davelochead@eastlink.ca or by phone at 902 301-2984.
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THREE PEOPLE DISPLACED, NONE INJURED, IN WESTVILLE FIRE
Friday 11th September 2015

Three people have been displaced after a mid-morning fire damaged their two-storey, wood-frame house in Westville. Disaster volunteers with the Canadian Red Cross arranged emergency lodging, food , clothing purchases and other support for a couple in their 70s and their son. There were no injuries from the fire, reported around 10 a.m. today on Elmwood Street.

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - SEPT 11
Friday 11th September 2015

The Weeks Jr A Crushers started their season with a 3-1 loss to the Valley Wildcats at the Wellness Centre. Regan Spears scored on the powerplay for the Crushers. Justin Ritcey stopped 16 of 18 shots in the loss. Hector Broadcasting will be there for the return match in Berwick tonight. Join Michael Petter on Classic Rock 97.9 for the pregame show starting at 6:45pm.
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On Saturday there will be a washer toss tournament at the Churchville Community Hall. Registration takes place from 10am to 11am, with the tournament itself starting at 11am. There will be cash prizes, door prizes, and 50/50 draws available. For more info contact Donna at 902-759-1734 or ervcda@live.ca
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There's racing on Saturday at the Riverside Speedway, with the Highland Sportsmen Building 75 and the Prostock Lucas Oil 150.
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Hockey Registration will be held at the NSCC Cafeteria in Stellarton on Thursday Sept 17 from 6:30pm to 9pm and Saturday Sept 19 from 9am to noon. This is registration for all players from 6 Divisions of PCMHA including Thorburn Minor Hockey, Stellarton Minor Hockey, New Glasgow Minor Hockey, Pictou Minor Hockey, Westville Minor Hockey and Trenton Minor Hockey.
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Hockey Nova Scotia will be conducting a Hockey Canada Officiating Program Referee Certification Clinic at the NSCC in Stellarton, Sept. 26 from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. All new and returning officials can register online at https://ehockey.hockeycanada.ca. All new officials must be 14 by Dec. 31 to register. Anyone with any questions regarding the upcoming season can contact PCMH Referee in Chief Dave Lochead at davelochead@eastlink.ca or by phone at 902 301-2984.
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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - SEPT 10
Thursday 10th September 2015

Tonight marks the start of the MHL regular season, and the Weeks Jr A Crushers will get things rolling with a home-and-home set against the Valley Wildcats. Tonight's game is at the Wellness Centre beginning at 7pm, followed on Friday by the Wildcats home opener at the Apple Dome in Berwick. Hector Broadcasting will be there for the return match in Berwick. Join Michael Petter on Classic Rock 97.9 for this and 14 other Crushers broadcasts throughout the 2015-16 season. Puck drop on Friday will be 7pm, with the pregame show starting at 6:45pm.
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This coming Saturday there will be a washer toss tournament at the Churchville Community Hall. Registration takes place from 10am to 11am, with the tournament itself starting at 11am. There will be cash prizes, door prizes, and 50/50 draws available. For more info contact Donna at 902-759-1734 or ervcda@live.ca
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Hockey Registration will be held at the NSCC Cafeteria in Stellarton on Thursday Sept 17 from 6:30pm to 9pm and Saturday Sept 19 from 9am to noon. This is registration for all players from 6 Divisions of PCMHA including Thorburn Minor Hockey, Stellarton Minor Hockey, New Glasgow Minor Hockey, Pictou Minor Hockey, Westville Minor Hockey and Trenton Minor Hockey.
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The Pictou Fisheries Pool re-opening date has been postponed due to unforeseen installation delays. The projected opening date is Monday, September 21st. The Pictou Pool Staff thank you for your patience and continued support.
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Westville Minor Hockey is looking for coaches for the upcoming 2015-16 season. Coaching applications can be found under PCMHA, Westville at PCMHA.westville.goalline.ca , with a closing date of September 19th. Email to westvilleminorhockey@gmail.com Or mail to PO Box 330. Westville NS B0K 2A0
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SPORTS ROUNDUP - SEPT 9
Wednesday 9th September 2015

Wednesday Morning Housewives Bowling League will start bowling on today at 9am. New bowlers welcome.
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Hockey Registration will be held at the NSCC Cafeteria in Stellarton on Thursday Sept 17 from 6:30pm to 9pm and Saturday Sept 19 from 9am to noon. This is registration for all players from 6 Divisions of PCMHA including Thorburn Minor Hockey, Stellarton Minor Hockey, New Glasgow Minor Hockey, Pictou Minor Hockey, Westville Minor Hockey and Trenton Minor Hockey.
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The Pictou Fisheries Pool re-opening date has been postponed due to unforeseen installation delays. The projected opening date is Monday, September 21st. The Pictou Pool Staff thank you for your patience and continued support.
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Westville Minor Hockey is looking for coaches for the upcoming 2015-16 season. Coaching applications can be found under PCMHA, Westville at PCMHA.westville.goalline.ca , with a closing date of September 19th. Email to westvilleminorhockey@gmail.com Or mail to PO Box 330. Westville NS B0K 2A0
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NATIONAL SPORTS
The Toronto Blue Jays' bats came alive in the 10th inning. Troy Tulowitzki (too-loh-WITS'-kee) singled in the go-ahead run off Alexi Ogando to trigger a four-run inning and the A-L East-leading Blue Jays beat Boston 5-1. Toronto increases its lead in the East to one-and-a-half games over the New York Yankees, who lost 2-1 to Baltimore.
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Another big game for Andrews on Canada's men's basketball team. Andrew Wiggins had a game-high 17 points and Andrew Nicholson added 15 off the bench as Canada downed host Mexico 94-73 in second-round action at the FIBA (FEE'-bah) Americas Championship. Canada closes out the second round with a game against the Dominican Republic tonight.
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Canada is on to the fourth round of FIFA (FEE'-fah) World Cup qualifying. Will Johnson scored as Canada drew 1-1 in the second leg of their qualifying tie against Belize. Canada downed Belize 3-nil in the first leg last week in Toronto to win the two-game series 4-1 on aggregate.

SPORTS ROUNDUP - SEPT 8
Tuesday 8th September 2015

The New Glasgow Kinsmen DQ Blizzards Captured the Nova Scotia Provincial 13U 'AA' Baseball Championship over the weekend in Bedford. The Blizzards went 4-0 defeating Halifax 14-4 in the finals. The Blizzards will host the Atlantic Championships September 18th-20th
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The Pictou Fisheries Pool re-opening date has been postponed due to unforeseen installation delays. The projected opening date is Monday, September 21st. The Pictou Pool Staff thank you for your patience and continued support.
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Westville Minor Hockey is looking for coaches for the upcoming 2015-16 season. Coaching applications can be found under PCMHA, Westville at PCMHA.westville.goalline.ca , with a closing date of September 19th. Email to westvilleminorhockey@gmail.com Or mail to PO Box 330. Westville NS B0K 2A0
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NATIONAL SPORTS
The Calgary Stampeders have a bit of breathing room in the West Division stadings following a 16-7 win over Edmonton at McMahon Stadium. The victory gives Calgary an 8-and-2 record, four points ahead of the 6-and-4 Eskimos. Earlier, the Tiger-Cats took sole possession of first place in the East with a 42-12 rout of the Toronto Argonauts.
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The Toronto Blue Jays didn't begin their road trip the way they wanted to. Veteran Mark Buehrle (BURR'-lee) couldn't get out of the fourth inning en route to an ugly 11-4 loss to the Red Sox at Fenway Park. Buehrle gave up five runs on nine hits through three and a third innings as the Blue Jays saw their lead in the A-L East slip to just half a game following New York's 8-6 win over Baltimore.
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It was the Andrew show at the FIBA (FEE'-bah) Americas Championship. Andrew Wiggins had 18 points and Andrew Nicholson added 15 more to go with his 10 rebounds as Canada downed Uruguay 109-82 in second-round action. The victory was Canada's fifth straight at the Olympic qualifying tournament in Mexico City.


LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - SEPT 7
Monday 7th September 2015

The New Glasgow Kinsmen DQ Blizzards Captured the Nova Scotia Provincial 13U 'AA' Baseball Championship over the weekend in Bedford. The Blizzards went 4-0 defeating Halifax 14-4 in the finals. The Blizzards will host the Atlantic Championships September 18th-20th
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The Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers have another exhibition game at the Wellness Center, where they will play the Port Hawkesbury Novas at 2:30.
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The Pictou Fisheries Pool re-opening date has been postponed due to unforeseen installation delays. The projected opening date is Monday, September 21st. The Pictou Pool Staff thank you for your patience and continued support.
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Westville Minor Hockey is looking for coaches for the upcoming 2015-16 season. Coaching applications can be found under PCMHA, Westville at PCMHA.westville.goalline.ca , with a closing date of September 19th. Email to westvilleminorhockey@gmail.com Or mail to PO Box 330. Westville NS B0K 2A0
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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - SEPT 5
Saturday 5th September 2015

The Weeks Junior ‘A’ Crushers finished the pre-season with another 4-2 win over the Amherst Ramblers at the Jungle in Amherst. Scoring for the Crushers were Drew Packman, Brook Hiddink, Cole Murphy and Ethan Marsh. The Crushers' regular season opener is Thursday at home against the Valley Wildcats.
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The Scotsburn Major Bantam Team has a series of exhibition games through the weekend. Today they will play the Novas in Port Hawkesbury at 5:00. The remaining games are at the Wellness Center. Truro visit Sunday at 2:30 while the Novas visit Monday at the same time.
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The Stellarton Albions are hosting U11 baseball provincials at the Sample Field complex this weekend. The Albions opened their tournament with a pair of wins, 11-1 over the Dartmouth Arrows, and 16-3 over the Glace Bay Colonels. The tournament continues today.
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The Pictou Fisheries Pool re-opening date has been postponed due to unforeseen installation delays. The projected opening date is Monday, September 21st. The Pictou Pool Staff thank you for your patience and continued support.
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Westville Minor Hockey is looking for coaches for the upcoming 2015-16 season. Coaching applications can be found under PCMHA, Westville at PCMHA.westville.goalline.ca , with a closing date of September 19th. Email to westvilleminorhockey@gmail.com Or mail to PO Box 330. Westville NS B0K 2A0
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Bridgewater, N.S., has been selected to host some of the world’s best high-performance sledge hockey players for the 2016 World Sledge Hockey Challenge. The annual event, which has become a staple of the international sledge hockey calendar, runs Jan. 17-23 at the Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre. Canada’s National Sledge Team will face off against three countries in a battle for gold. In the tournament’s eight-year history, Canada has won five gold medals, two silver and one bronze. Canada beat Korea 4-1 in the bronze-medal game at the 2015 World Sledge Hockey Challenge in Leduc, Alta.
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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - SEPT 4
Friday 4th September 2015

The Weeks Junior ‘A’ Crushers got a pre-season win defeating the Amherst Ramblers 4-2 at the Wellness Centre. Christoper Langlais made 22 saves in the Crushers net. Their final exhibition game is against the Ramblers tonight from the Jungle in Amherst. The Crushers' regular season opener is Sept. 10 at home against the Valley Wildcats.
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The Scotsburn Major Bantam Team has a series of exhibition games through the weekend. Saturday they will play the Novas in Port Hawkesbury at 5:00. The remaining games are return games at the Wellness Center for both teams. Truro visit Sunday at 2:30 while the Novas visit Monday at the same time.
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The Stellarton Albions will host the Under-11 AA baseball provincials at the Sample fields in Stellarton this weekend. The winning team represents the province at the Atlantic Tournament in Cardigan, P.E.I., Sept. 18-20. The Albions have had a strong season - they are 26-3 and on a 10-game winning streak. Their first match is Friday at 2:30 versus Glace Bay.
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The Pictou Fisheries Pool re-opening date has been postponed due to unforeseen installation delays. The projected opening date is Monday, September 21st. The Pictou Pool Staff thank you for your patience and continued support.
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Westville Minor Hockey is looking for coaches for the upcoming 2015-16 season. Coaching applications can be found under PCMHA, Westville at PCMHA.westville.goalline.ca , with a closing date of September 19th. Email to westvilleminorhockey@gmail.com Or mail to PO Box 330. Westville NS B0K 2A0
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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - SEPT 3
Thursday 3rd September 2015

The Scotsburn Major Bantam Team has a series of four exhibition games through the weekend. Thursday they will travel to Truro to take on the Bearcats at 7 pm at the Rath Center. Saturday they will play the Novas in Port Hawkesbury at 5:00. The remaing games are return games at the Wellness Center for both teams. Truro visit Sunday at 2:30 while the Novas visit Monday at the same time. The team is finalizing its roster. They currently have 22 players and will use these games to get down to their 18 man roster.
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The Stellarton Albions will host the Under-11 AA baseball provincials at the Sample fields in Stellarton this weekend. The winning team represents the province at the Atlantic Tournament in Cardigan, P.E.I., Sept. 18-20. The Albions have had a strong season - they are 26-3 and on a 10-game winning streak. Their first match is Friday at 2:30 versus Glace Bay.
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The Birch Hill MX team will be hosting a motocross race at the Exhibition Grounds in Pictou on September 6th prior to the start of the Pictou North Colchester Exhibition. Please contact Steve Daling, 902-759-2005, for more information or visit http://www.pictouexhibition.com/?p=813.
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Pictou County Minor Hockey Association (PCMHA) is the governing body that represents and administers minor hockey programs across eight divisions throughout Pictou County. Those divisions include, Pictou, New Glasgow, Trenton, Stellarton, Westville, Thorburn, Pictou County Rep. and Female. Each Division provides representatives to sit on the Executive Council who guide, direct and make decisions with respect to minor hockey in Pictou County. PCMHA is currently seeking to fill a number of volunteer Board positions for the upcoming minor hockey season. All those who are interested in being a part of the growth and development of Minor Hockey in Pictou County are encouraged to send an email to the administrator at admin@pcmha.com for more information.
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The Pictou Soccer Club will host a fall session for recreational soccer starting September 12th. Registration forms can be printed off and dropped off at Pictou Recreation until September 3rd or at the field on September 5th 9 am - 2 pm
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Westville Minor Hockey is looking for coaches for the upcoming 2015-16 season. Coaching applications can be found under PCMHA, Westville at PCMHA.westville.goalline.ca , with a closing date of September 19th. Email to westvilleminorhockey@gmail.com Or mail to PO Box 330. Westville NS B0K 2A0
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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP SEPT 2
Wednesday 2nd September 2015

On Labor Day the 39th Annual Jimmy Hawboldt/Fred Lays Memorial Road Race will take place, and organizers are trying something new to build community spirit. Members of the public can decorate a water station along the race route in any style they choose. Each family or individual that would like to decorate a water station can contact Westville Recreation, Andrea MacEachern (andreamaceachern@live.ca) or Sally O’Neill (sally.oneill@westville.ca) to register. Organizers will provide water and cups. The station judged the best will receive a prize.
Registration for the Race begins at 9am Monday at Westville Town Hall.
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The Scotsburn Major Bantam Team has a series of four exhibition games starting tomorrow and continuing through the weekend. Thursday they will travel to Truro to take on the Bearcats at 7 pm at the Rath Center. Saturday they will play the Novas in Port Hawkesbury at 5:00. The remaing games are return games at the Wellness Center for both teams. Truro visit Sunday at 2:30 while the Novas visit Monday at the same time. The team is finalizing its roster. They currently have 22 players and will use these games to get down to their 18 man roster. The Birch Hill MX team will be hosting a motocross race at the Exhibition Grounds in Pictou on September 6th prior to the start of the Pictou North Colchester Exhibition. Please contact Steve Daling, 902-759-2005, for more information or visit http://www.pictouexhibition.com/?p=813.
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Pictou County Minor Hockey Association (PCMHA) is the governing body that represents and administers minor hockey programs across eight divisions throughout Pictou County. Those divisions include, Pictou, New Glasgow, Trenton, Stellarton, Westville, Thorburn, Pictou County Rep. and Female. Each Division provides representatives to sit on the Executive Council who guide, direct and make decisions with respect to minor hockey in Pictou County. PCMHA is currently seeking to fill a number of volunteer Board positions for the upcoming minor hockey season. All those who are interested in being a part of the growth and development of Minor Hockey in Pictou County are encouraged to send an email to the administrator at admin@pcmha.com for more information.
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The Pictou Soccer Club will host a fall session for recreational soccer starting September 12th. Registration forms can be printed off and dropped off at Pictou Recreation until September 3rd or at the field on September 5th 9 am - 2 pm
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Westville Minor Hockey is looking for coaches for the upcoming 2015-16 season. Coaching applications can be found under PCMHA, Westville at PCMHA.westville.goalline.ca , with a closing date of September 19th. Email to westvilleminorhockey@gmail.com Or mail to PO Box 330. Westville NS B0K 2A0
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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - SEPT 1
Tuesday 1st September 2015

The Weeks Jr A Crushers have shored up their goaltending, adding Chris Langlais in a deal with the South Shore Lumberjacks. Langlais and Ritcey will now make a very strong tandem in goal. Going the other way, the rights to Nick Ormon, who this year is playing Prep School hockey in New York.
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Last night at the Albion Field, co-captains Patsy MacKinnon and Amy Cameron accepted the Charlie Hafey Memorial Trophy on behalf of the Giants by virtue of their highest percentage of player participation during the season in the Leo Fahey Ladies Twight Softball League. The Leo Fahey Excellence in Sport Award went to Debbie D’Entremont for her high level of play and leadership over the past eight seasons.
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On Labor Day the 39th Annual Jimmy Hawboldt/Fred Lays Memorial Road Race will take place, and organizers are trying something new to build community spirit. Members of the public can decorate a water station along the race route in any style they choose. Each family or individual that would like to decorate a water station can contact Westville Recreation, Andrea MacEachern (andreamaceachern@live.ca) or Sally O’Neill (sally.oneill@westville.ca) to register. Organizers will provide water and cups. The station judged the best will receive a prize.
Registration for the Race begins at 9am Monday at Westville Town Hall.
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The Birch Hill MX team will be hosting a motocross race at the Exhibition Grounds in Pictou on September 6th prior to the start of the Pictou North Colchester Exhibition. Please contact Steve Daling, 902-759-2005, for more information or visit http://www.pictouexhibition.com/?p=813.
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Pictou County Minor Hockey – Rep Division will be hold tryout registration on tonight and tomorrow from 6:30-8PM at the Pictou County Wellness Center.
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Pictou County Minor Hockey Association (PCMHA) is the governing body that represents and administers minor hockey programs across eight divisions throughout Pictou County. Those divisions include, Pictou, New Glasgow, Trenton, Stellarton, Westville, Thorburn, Pictou County Rep. and Female. Each Division provides representatives to sit on the Executive Council who guide, direct and make decisions with respect to minor hockey in Pictou County. PCMHA is currently seeking to fill a number of volunteer Board positions for the upcoming minor hockey season. All those who are interested in being a part of the growth and development of Minor Hockey in Pictou County are encouraged to send an email to the administrator at admin@pcmha.com for more information.
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The Pictou County Female Hockey Association has coaching positions open in Midget AA, Midget A and PeeWee A. The Midget AA team will play in an eight team provincial league while the Midget A and PeeWee A division will play in the northern conference. Anyone interested in these positions is asked to contact Sueann Musick at smusick@ngnews.ca by September 3.
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The Pictou Soccer Club will host a fall session for recreational soccer starting September 12th. Registration forms can be printed off and dropped off at Pictou Recreation until September 3rd or at the field on September 5th 9 am - 2 pm
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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - AUG 31 *UPDATED 10:35 AM*
Monday 31st August 2015

The Weeks Jr A Crushers opened their exhibition season with a pair of losses in a home-and-home series with the Truro Bearcats. The Bearcats won in Truro 3 – 1 Saturday night, then defeated the Crushers at the Wellness Centre 4 – 3 on Sunday. The first cuts to finalize the team roster are expected ahead of the Crushers hosting Amherst on Thursday in the first of a home-and-home with the Ramblers.
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The Weeks Major Midgets were also in exhibition action Saturday as they took on Dartmouth at the Wellness Centre. The Weeks fell by a score of 3-2.
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Congratulations to the North Nova Falcon Senior Women's team, who took Gold at their provincial championship over the weekend, defeating Dunbrack 1-0 in the final.
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Two games were played in the Leo Fahey Ladies Twilight Softball League on Saturday evening at the North-End Field.
Game 1: Giants 8 vs Blue Jays 4
Game 2: Yankees 9 vs Cardinals 9

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On Labor Day the 39th Annual Jimmy Hawboldt/Fred Lays Memorial Road Race will take place, and organizers are trying something new to build community spirit. Members of the public can decorate a water station along the race route in any style they choose. Each family or individual that would like to decorate a water station can contact Westville Recreation, Andrea MacEachern (andreamaceachern@live.ca) or Sally O’Neill (sally.oneill@westville.ca) to register. Organizers will provide water and cups. The station judged the best will receive a prize. Registration for the Race begins at 9am Monday at Westville Town Hall.
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The Birch Hill MX team will be hosting a motocross race at the Exhibition Grounds in Pictou on September 6th prior to the start of the Pictou North Colchester Exhibition. Please contact Steve Daling, 902-759-2005, for more information or visit http://www.pictouexhibition.com/?p=813.
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Pictou County Minor Hockey – Rep Division will be hold tryout registration on Tuesday Sept 1 and Wednesday Sept 2 from 6:30-8PM at the Pictou County Wellness Center.
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Pictou County Minor Hockey Association (PCMHA) is the governing body that represents and administers minor hockey programs across eight divisions throughout Pictou County. Those divisions include, Pictou, New Glasgow, Trenton, Stellarton, Westville, Thorburn, Pictou County Rep. and Female. Each Division provides representatives to sit on the Executive Council who guide, direct and make decisions with respect to minor hockey in Pictou County. PCMHA is currently seeking to fill a number of volunteer Board positions for the upcoming minor hockey season. All those who are interested in being a part of the growth and development of Minor Hockey in Pictou County are encouraged to send an email to the administrator at admin@pcmha.com for more information.
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NNEC will hold their annual boys and girls soccer team tryouts on September 1st & 2nd at 5pm. Tryouts are open to all students in grades 9-12 interested in playing on the varsity or junior varsity teams. All athletes are asked to please meet at the NNEC field. For more information, please contact Shane Hampton at 331-1817.
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The Pictou County Female Hockey Association has coaching positions open in Midget AA, Midget A and PeeWee A. The Midget AA team will play in an eight team provincial league while the Midget A and PeeWee A division will play in the northern conference. Anyone interested in these positions is asked to contact Sueann Musick at smusick@ngnews.ca by September 3.
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NNEC Baseball will hold tryouts on September 2nd & 4th at 4:30pm at the Kinsmen Field in New Glasgow. All interested students in grades 9-12 are encouraged to tryout. For more information, please contact Shane Hampton at 331-1817.
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LOW GAS PRICES CAUSING STATIONS TO RUN OUT
Friday 28th August 2015

The low fuel prices are having a negative side effect - some stations in the city are running out of fuel. Halifax area gas stations are running low, while some have gone dry. The low price is driving up demand, but that is only one factor in the equation. Supply is also down, because of a shutdown of a refinery in Delaware that supplies about one-sixth of the gasoline that goes through the New York Harbour area. Most of the stations we have talked to in the Hector Broadcasting newsroom are not facing shortages, although Kevin's Shell on Westville Road tells us they have run out of premium gasoline and are starting to run low on regular grade.

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - AUG 27
Thursday 27th August 2015

Only one Pictou County golfer remains on the course after two rounds of the Canadian Men’s Mid-Amateur at Abercrombie Country Club. Kevin Scott of New Glasgow shot a 76 on Wednesday, coming in at 10 over par. Other local golfers Greg LeBlanc of New Glasgow, John Thompson of Westville, Jamie Aitken of Caribou, Bruce Horne of Trenton and Daniel Fanning of Scotsburn didn’t make the cut. Defending champion Garrett Rank of Elmira, Ont., is still the leader after scores of 65 and 73. Paul Coulson of Bible Hill carded a two-round total of 147 to make the cut tied for 15th place. The championship features the top amateur golfers in Canada over the age of 25.
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The Pictou County Weeks Junior A Crushers opened their training camp on Wednesday at the Wellness Centre. Among the players returning to camp this year are forwards Nate Leger of New Glasgow, Cole Murphy, Regan Spears, Luc Poirier, Ethan Marsh, Mike Lyle, Garrett Lambke and Lucas Zwaagstra; defencemen Mac Derraugh and Rory Graham; and goaltender Justin Ritcey. Assistant GM Chad McDavid tells NG News that all the returning players will be part of the team, but their roles may change this season. Local players taking part in the camp include forwards Evan MacLennan and Grant Fraser (territorial pick), and defencemen Lance Emery and Connor MacLaughlin, who were all Weeks Major Midget players last season, along with Major Midget player Caelen Blaikie of Truro, and Robert Burrows of New Glasgow, who played with Kings-Edgehill last season. A total of 45 players are attending the camp. 23 will make the team’s roster for the upcoming season. McDavid says the team will be finalized the first week of September.
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North Nova U16-B soccer team defeated Amherst 1-0 on Wednesday in the play-off semi final. The lone goal was scored by Billy Hoare. Player of the game was Bailey Fraser. NNU will now meet Truro on Friday in the play-off final with the winner advancing to represent the Highland Region at provincials.
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Pictou County Minor Hockey – Rep Division will be hold tryout registration on Tuesday Sept 1 and Wednesday Sept 2 from 6:30-8PM at the Pictou County Wellness Center.
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Tryouts for North Nova Education Centre’s baseball team will take place September 2nd and 4th at 4:30 p.m., and Saturday the 5th at 11 a.m. at the Kinsmen Field.
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Pictou County's Bubble Ball Soccer Tournament coming this September. Gather your co-workers, friends, or neighbours put together a team and have fun! Please register before Monday, Aug. 31st at the YMCA Membership/Welcome Desk.
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Northumberland Karate Classes resume for Trenton location on Wed., Sept 9th & the Scotsburn location on Sun., Sept. 13th. For details check the web site www.northumberlandkarate.com or email nkarate@eastlink.ca.
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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - AUG 25
Tuesday 25th August 2015

Stellarton's Blayre Turnbull will begin her professional hockey career as a member of the Calgary Inferno. Turnbull and fellowe Nova Scotian Jill Saulnier were selected by the Inferno in the CWHL draft over the weekend. Saulnier was a third round selection for the Inferno. Turnbull, who completed her NCAA career with the University of Wisconsin this past spring, was taken in the fourth round. Turnbull becomes the second Pictou County native in the CWHL, joining Kori Cheverie of New Glasgow, who plays for the Toronto Furies.
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The Abercrombie Golf & Country Club in New Glasgow is hosting this year's Canadian Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship, with the event teeing off this morning. Greg LeBlanc and Kevin Scott, both of New Glasgow, Bruce Horne of Trenton, John Thompson of Westville, Jamie Aitken of Caribou, and Daniel Fanning of Scotsburn, will be competing in a field of the 152 best amateur golfers 25 years and older in the country, including Garrett Rank, the tournament defending champion who represented Canada at the Pan Am Games in Toronto and played in his first RBC Canadian Open earlier this summer.
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The NRHS Nighthawks Soccer Program will have tryouts for all male student athletes from Grades 9-12 starting Friday at 1:30pm the NRHS Field, then continuing the following Wednesday, Friday, and Monday. There will only be a varsity program this season. There will be a $10 tryout fee. All information can be found on the school website or you can email/contact NRHS Atletic director Ruth Ann Murray at murrayr@ccrsb.ca
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Pictou County Minor Hockey – Rep Division will be hold tryout registration on Tuesday Sept 1 and Wednesday Sept 2 from 6:30-8PM at the Pictou County Wellness Center.
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Pictou County's Bubble Ball Soccer Tournament coming this September. Gather your co-workers, friends, or neighbours put together a team and have fun! Please register before Monday, Aug. 31st at the YMCA Membership/Welcome Desk.
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The Northumberland Regional High School Lady Nighthawks Soccer Program will have tryouts for all female student athletes from Grades 9-12. There will only be a varsity program this season. The tryouts begin this afternoon at 3pm, and continue on Wednesday and the following Tuesday. For further information please email/contact NRHS Athletic director Ruth Ann Murray at murrayr@ccrsb.ca
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Northumberland Karate Classes resume for Trenton location on Wed., Sept 9th & the Scotsburn location on Sun., Sept. 13th. For details check the web site www.northumberlandkarate.com or email nkarate@eastlink.ca.
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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - AUG 24
Monday 24th August 2015

The Abercrombie Golf & Country Club in New Glasgow is hosting this year's Canadian Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship. Greg LeBlanc and Kevin Scott, both of New Glasgow, Bruce Horne of Trenton, John Thompson of Westville, Jamie Aitken of Caribou, and Daniel Fanning of Scotsburn, will be competing in a field of the 152 best amateur golfers 25 years and older in the country, including Garrett Rank, the tournament defending champion who represented Canada at the Pan Am Games in Toronto and played in his first RBC Canadian Open earlier this summer.
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The NRHS Nighthawks Soccer Program will have tryouts for all male student athletes from Grades 9-12 starting this Friday at 1:30pm the NRHS Field, then continuing the following Wednesday, Friday, and Monday. There will only be a varsity program this season. There will be a $10 tryout fee. All information can be found on the school website or you can email/contact NRHS Atletic director Ruth Ann Murray at murrayr@ccrsb.ca
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Tatamagouche Minor Hockey are holding their registration session today, 6:30 – 8pm, at the North Shore Rec Centre.
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Pictou County's Bubble Ball Soccer Tournament coming this September. Gather your co-workers, friends, or neighbours put together a team and have fun! Please register before Monday, Aug. 31st at the YMCA Membership/Welcome Desk.
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The Northumberland Regional High School Lady Nighthawks Soccer Program will have tryouts for all female student athletes from Grades 9-12. There will only be a varsity program this season. The tryouts begin Tuesday at 3pm, and continue on Wednesday and the following Tuesday. For further information please email/contact NRHS Athletic director Ruth Ann Murray at murrayr@ccrsb.ca
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The Pictou County Gymnastics Club will be holding registration for their fall classes on Monday, 24 August from 4 – 8pm at their facility at 558 South Frederick Street, New Glasgow (former YMCA building). Fall Recreation classes begin 14 September and run for 10 weeks. The cost of the fall session is $135, which includes the annual Gymnastics Nova Scotia Insurance Fee. They accept Visa, MasterCard, Debit and Cash payment options. For more information contact 902-695-3699 or check out their websiteor Facebook
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SPORTS ROUNDUP - AUGUST 23
Sunday 23rd August 2015

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The 2015 Canadian Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship will be hosted by the Abercrombie Golf & Country Club in New Glasgow beginning tomorrow. Greg LeBlanc and Kevin Scott, both of New Glasgow, Bruce Horne of Trenton, John Thompson of Westville, Jamie Aitken of Caribou, and Daniel Fanning of Scotsburn, will be competing in a field of the 152 best amateur golfers 25 years and older in the country, including Garrett Rank, the tournament defending champion who represented Canada at the Pan Am Games in Toronto and played in his first RBC Canadian Open earlier this summer.
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The NRHS Nighthawks Soccer Program will have tryouts for all male student athletes from Grades 9-12 starting next Friday at 1:30pm the NRHS Field, then continuing the following Wednesday, Friday, and Monday. There will only be a varsity program this season. There will be a $10 tryout fee. All information can be found on the school website or you can email/contact NRHS Atletic director Ruth Ann Murray at murrayr@ccrsb.ca
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Dave MacLennan,Tony Corbin and Pat Carty will be conducting cross country workouts and are inviting any/all Pictou County runners. It starts today at 6pm until 7:45. Other workout days will be Tuesdays and Thursdays at the same times. All workouts will be done at the Pioneer Coal Athletics Field, located at 483 Auburn Ave in Stellarton. These workouts are geared for the students from grades 6 to 12. When school begins these workouts will be switched to Fridays 6pm to 7:45 and Sundays 6pm to 7:45
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The Pictou County Basketball Association will hold one final registration today from 1-5pm, for boys and girls from age 7-17, at the Pictou County Wellness Center. Cost for registration is $20. Five skills sessions will be held from Sept. 5 running through Oct. 3 (times to be determined, based upon membership turnout). The goal of the Pictou County Lightning program is to develop the basketball skills of new and returning players in the county and form competitive teams in all age groups. Teams will be formed at end of skills sessions for those wanting to play on teams.
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Tatamagouche Minor Hockey are holding their registration session Monday, 24 August, 6:30 – 8pm, at the North Shore Rec Centre.
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Pictou County's Bubble Ball Soccer Tournament coming this September. Gather your co-workers, friends, or neighbours put together a team and have fun! Please register before Monday, Aug. 31st at the YMCA Membership/Welcome Desk.
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The Northumberland Regional High School Lady Nighthawks Soccer Program will have tryouts for all female student athletes from Grades 9-12. There will only be a varsity program this season. The tryouts begin next Tuesday, 25 August at 3pm, and continue on Wednesday and the following Tuesday. For further information please email/contact NRHS Athletic director Ruth Ann Murray at murrayr@ccrsb.ca
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The Pictou County Gymnastics Club will be holding registration for their fall classes on Monday, 24 August from 4 – 8pm at their facility at 558 South Frederick Street, New Glasgow (former YMCA building). Fall Recreation classes begin 14 September and run for 10 weeks. The cost of the fall session is $135, which includes the annual Gymnastics Nova Scotia Insurance Fee. They accept Visa, MasterCard, Debit and Cash payment options. For more information contact 902-695-3699 or check out their websiteor Facebook
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NATIONAL SPORTS
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The Roughriders are still in search of their first victory after falling 34-31 to the first-place Stampeders. Bo Levi Mitchell threw for 303 yards and three touchdowns as Calgary improved to 6-and-2 to take sole possession atop the West Division. Saskatchewan is now oh-and-8.
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Josh Donaldson went 4 for 5 with a three-run homer, driving in six runs and propelling the Blue Jays to a 15-3 rout of the Los Angeles Angels. He now has 100 RBI's for the first time in his career. It was Toronto's 18th victory in 22 games. The Jays remain a half game back of the Yankees for first place in the A-L East division. The two teams wrap up the three-game set this afternoon, while the Yankees wrap up a four game series at home against the Cleveland Indians.
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Zack Greinke (GREHN'-kee) had another solid outing, but didn't get much offensive help from his teammates. Greinke gave up three runs and three hits in seven innings, taking his first loss in more than two months as the Houston Astros beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-1. Greinke was 8-0 with a 1.16 ERA in his previous 11 starts.
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The Vancouver Whitecaps took over first place in the Western Conference with a 1-0 win over F-C Dallas. Earlier, the Montreal Impact dropped a 1-0 decision at home to the Philadelphia Union. And Toronto F-C hammered Orlando City 5-0 at B-M-O Field.
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Two-time champion Lydia Ko and Candie Kung share the lead at 12 under after three rounds at the L-P-G-A's Canadian Pacific Open at Vancouver Golf Club. Ko shot a 3-under 69 to make up two strokes on Kung, who led after 36 holes. Ko won the tournament in 2012 and 2013.
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Canadian Ben Thorne won bronze in men's 20 kilometre race walk at the I-A-A-F world championships. The 22-year-old from Kitimat, B-C finished the race in one hour 19 minutes 57 seconds to set a Canadian record. It's Canada's first medal at the competition.
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LOCAL SPORTS August 22
Saturday 22nd August 2015

Results from the AGR Championship on Friday:
Pomquet Acadians defeated the Heatherton Warriors 3-1.
It was the Arisiag Blues over the St.Andrew’s Flyers 6-5.
Guysbrough Broadhorns got the win 4-3 over the St.Andrew’s Flyers.
And the Heatherton Warriors won against the Arisiag Blues 8-5.
Action continues today at the Pomquet Ballfield:
Pomquet vs Guysbrough 9am
St.Andrew’s vs Heatherton 11am
Pomquet vs Arisiag 1pm
Heatherton vs Guysbrough 3pm
St.Andrew’s vs Pomquet 5pm
Arisiag vs Guysbrough 7pm

The 2015 Canadian Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship will be hosted by the Abercrombie Golf & Country Club in New Glasgow next week. Greg LeBlanc and Kevin Scott, both of New Glasgow, Bruce Horne of Trenton, John Thompson of Westville, Jamie Aitken of Caribou, and Daniel Fanning of Scotsburn, will be competing against a field of the 152 best amateur golfers 25 years and older in the country, including Garrett Rank, the tournament defending champion who represented Canada at the Pan Am Games in Toronto, played in his first RBC Canadian Open, and is currently at the U.S. Amateur Championship.
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The NRHS Nighthawks Soccer Program will have tryouts for all male student athletes from Grades 9-12 starting next Friday at 1:30pm the NRHS Field, then continuing the following Wednesday, Friday, and Monday. There will only be a varsity program this season. There will be a $10 tryout fee. All information can be found on the school website or you can email/contact NRHS Atletic director Ruth Ann Murray at murrayr@ccrsb.ca
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Dave MacLennan,Tony Corbin and Pat Carty will be conducting cross country workouts and are inviting any/all Pictou County runners. It starts Sunday, Aug 23 at 6pm until 7:45. Other workout days will be Tuesdays and Thursdays at the same times. All workouts will be done at the Pioneer Coal Athletics Field, located at 483 Auburn Ave in Stellarton. These workouts are geared for the students from grades 6 to 12. When school begins these workouts will be switched to Fridays 6pm to 7:45 and Sundays 6pm to 7:45
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The Pictou County Basketball Association are holding registration today, open for boys and girls from age 7-17. Times are from 1-5 p.m. (each day) at the Pictou County Wellness Center. Cost for registration is $20. Five skills sessions will be held from Sept. 5 running through Oct. 3 (times to be determined, based upon membership turnout). The goal of the Pictou County Lightning program is to develop the basketball skills of new and returning players in the county and form competitive teams in all age groups. Teams will be formed at end of skills sessions for those wanting to play on teams.
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Registration for Pictou Soccer Club will be held today at McCulloch Field 9 am- 2pm.
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Tatamagouche Minor Hockey are holding their registration session this Monday, 24 August, 6:30 – 8pm, at the North Shore Rec Centre.
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The 3rd annual Joe Earle washer toss tournment will be held at the North End Recreation Center today starting at 10am.
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Pictou County's Bubble Ball Soccer Tournament coming this September. Gather your co-workers, friends, or neighbours put together a team and have fun! Please register before Monday, Aug. 31st at the YMCA Membership/Welcome Desk.
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The Northumberland Regional High School Lady Nighthawks Soccer Program will have tryouts for all female student athletes from Grades 9-12. There will only be a varsity program this season. The tryouts begin Tuesday, 25 August at 3pm, and continue on Wednesday and the following Tuesday. For further information please email/contact NRHS Athletic director Ruth Ann Murray at murrayr@ccrsb.ca
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The Pictou County Gymnastics Club will be holding registration for their fall classes today from noon – 3pm, and again Monday, 24 August from 4 – 8pm at their facility at 558 South Frederick Street, New Glasgow (former YMCA building). Fall Recreation classes begin 14 September and run for 10 weeks. The cost of the fall session is $135, which includes the annual Gymnastics Nova Scotia Insurance Fee. They accept Visa, MasterCard, Debit and Cash payment options. For more information contact 902-695-3699 or check out their websiteor Facebook
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MILITARY AWARENESS DAY BEING HELD TODAY IN WESTVILLE
Saturday 22nd August 2015

The Pictou County Military Museum is hosting their annual Canadian Veterans & Military Awareness Day from 9am until 3pm today. The event was to take place at Victoria Park in Westville, across the road from the Pictou County Military Museum, but because of the inclement weather, displays have been moved into the gym at the Westville Town office building. The event showcases Military vehicles, weapons, displays and has been used as a recruiting tool for Cadet Corps as well as the Reserves and Canadian Forces. 25 to 30 displays will be set up for the day. Founder of the Pictou County Military and Heritage Museum, Vince Joyce says the day will also include a visit from the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia, His Honour Brigadier-General The Honourable J.J. Grant CMM, ONS, CD (Ret'd).

SPORTS ROUNDUP - AUGUST 21
Friday 21st August 2015

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The 2015 Canadian Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship will be hosted by the Abercrombie Golf & Country Club in New Glasgow next week. Greg LeBlanc and Kevin Scott, both of New Glasgow, Bruce Horne of Trenton, John Thompson of Westville, Jamie Aitken of Caribou, and Daniel Fanning of Scotsburn, will be competing against a field of the 152 best amateur golfers 25 years and older in the country, including Garrett Rank, the tournament defending champion who represented Canada at the Pan Am Games in Toronto, played in his first RBC Canadian Open, and is currently at the U.S. Amateur Championship.
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Dave MacLennan,Tony Corbin and Pat Carty will be conducting cross country workouts and are inviting any/all Pictou County runners. It starts Sunday, Aug 23 at 6pm until 7:45. Other workout days will be Tuesdays and Thursdays at the same times. All workouts will be done at the Pioneer Coal Athletics Field, located at 483 Auburn Ave in Stellarton. These workouts are geared for the students from grades 6 to 12. When school begins these workouts will be switched to Fridays 6pm to 7:45 and Sundays 6pm to 7:45
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The Northumberland Regional High School Lady Nighthawks Soccer Program will have tryouts for all female student athletes from Grades 9-12. There will only be a varsity program this season. The tryouts begin next Tuesday, 25 August at 3pm, and continue on Wednesday and the following Tuesday. For further information please email/contact NRHS Athletic director Ruth Ann Murray at murrayr@ccrsb.ca
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The Pictou County Basketball Association will hold registration on Aug. 22-23 and is open for boys and girls from age 7-17. Times are from 1-5 p.m. (each day) at the Pictou County Wellness Center. Cost for registration is $20. Five skills sessions will be held from Sept. 5 running through Oct. 3 (times to be determined, based upon membership turnout). The goal of the Pictou County Lightning program is to develop the basketball skills of new and returning players in the county and form competitive teams in all age groups. Teams will be formed at end of skills sessions for those wanting to play on teams.
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The NRHS Nighthawks Soccer Program will have tryouts for all male student athletes from Grades 9-12 starting next Friday at 1:30pm the NRHS Field, then continuing the following Wednesday, Friday, and Monday. There will only be a varsity program this season. There will be a $10 tryout fee. All information can be found on the school website or you can email/contact NRHS Atletic director Ruth Ann Murray at murrayr@ccrsb.ca
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Registration for Pictou Soccer Club will be held Saturday August 22nd at McCulloch Field 9 am- 2pm.
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Tatamagouche Minor Hockey are holding their registration session Monday, 24 August, 6:30 – 8pm, at the North Shore Rec Centre.
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This Sunday, August 23, Pictou County Cycle will host the first annual Critz of Fury Criterion in downtown New Glasgow. This is a 1km race through the streets of downtown, with competition in a range of age divisions and skill levels. Register in advance online, or on the day of the race. Racing begins at 9am that morning. Because of this event, Provost Street, Archimedes Street, Jury Street and a portion of George Street (between Provost and Archimedes streets) will be closed on Sunday, August 23 from 8:30am until 2:30pm. There will be no parking permitted on Provost and Archimedes streets on August 23 from 6:00am until 3:00pm.The event however is spectator friendly. Parking will be available in the free parking lots near the New Glasgow Farmers Market building and there will be access to these lots via Riverside Parkway.  There will be access to Temperance Street and Riverside Parkway both northbound and southbound of the Town of New Glasgow.
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The 3rd annual Joe Earle washer toss tournment will be held at the North End Recreation Center Saturday August 22nd starting at 10am. Must be 19 years or older to register. For info or to register please contact Vernon Earle at 902-921-4055 or email vernon_earle@hotmail.ca
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The Pictou County Gymnastics Club will be holding registration for their fall classes on Saturday, 22 August from noon – 3pm, and again Monday, 24 August from 4 – 8pm at their facility at 558 South Frederick Street, New Glasgow (former YMCA building). Fall Recreation classes begin 14 September and run for 10 weeks. The cost of the fall session is $135, which includes the annual Gymnastics Nova Scotia Insurance Fee. They accept Visa, MasterCard, Debit and Cash payment options. For more information contact 902-695-3699 or check out their websiteor Facebook
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NATIONAL SPORTS
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The New York Yankees' lead in the AL East is down to 1 1/2 games over Toronto following Cleveland's 3-2 victory in the Bronx. Josh Tomlin surrendered just a run and two hits in seven innings, including a solo homer by Alex Rodriguez. Lonnie Chisenhall hit an RBI double and Michael Brantley was 2-for-4 with an RBI single.
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Jose Abreu capped a five-run fifth inning with a two-run double, getting the benefit of a video replay reversal, and the Chicago White Sox avoided a four-game sweep by the Los Angeles Angels with an 8-2 victory.
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Former Blue Jays outfielder Travis Snider is back with the Pirates organization after being signed to a minor league deal. Snider hit .237 with three home runs and 20 R-B-Is in 69 games for Baltimore before he was released earlier this month.
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The L-A Dodgers are close to becoming the first major league team with a 300-million luxury-tax payroll after acquiring second baseman Chase Utley from Philadelphia on Wednesday. Major League Baseball says the arrival of the six-time all-star raised team payroll for tax purposes to about 298-point-5 million dollars, well above the 189 million tax threshold.
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Backup quarterback Tanner Marsh's one-yard touchdown run and two-point conversion pass to Tyrell Sutton in the fourth quarter staked Montreal to a 23-13 victory over the B-C Lions. The Alouettes ended a three-game losing streak as they posted only their second win in Vancouver in 15 games since 2000.
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Karine Icher shot a bogey-free 65 to take a two-shot lead after the first round of the Canadian Pacific Women's Open at The Vancouver Golf Club. Icher's 7-under puts her ahead of two-time champion Lydia Ko, who birdied the final two holes of her opening round to shoot a 5-under 67.
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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - AUGUST 13
Thursday 13th August 2015

The Westville Miners Scotiabank Peewee A baseball team are going to provincials next month in Halifax, after winning a qualifying tournament this past weekend in North Sydney. After an opening 11-3 loss against New Glasgow, the team rebounded with a 13-11 win over Sydney Mines followed by a thumping of North Sydney 20-3. The Miners faced New Glasgow again in the final, edging them out 11-10.
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The Second Annual Garrett Holmes Swing for Tourettes Lob-ball Tournament & Fundraiser is this weekend at the Trenton Ball Field. Everyone is invited to come see the action Friday night and all day Saturday & Sunday. There's also a dance Saturday night at 9pm at the New Glasgow Legion.
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The Women's hockey division of the NS 55 Plus Games is looking for players. Two of the four teams registered are in need of 1-2 players or they will not be permitted to compete. Rules require a team to ice a minimum of 10 skaters and a goaltender. The games are hosted here in Pictou County from September 17-19th 2015. All hockey will take place at the Wellness Center. Any females over the age of 55 who are interested in playing can contact Jeff Green at greenj8@staff.ednet.ns.ca or call 902-301-5793. Deadline is August 15th.
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The Pictou County Scotsburn Major Bantams will be holding their final try-outs at the Wellness Centre Aug 19,20 & 24. All interested Pictou County Bantam aged players must register by Aug 18. To register email williammason@ngl.eastlink.ca
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The Weeks Major Midget Summer Training Camp gets underway next week, with practices beginning next Tuesday. Players looking to register can do so by contacting Tony Conway through email at tconway@fraserhoyt.com. Players are asked to wear their sweaters from the spring camp. Registration begins on Tuesday from 4:45to 5:30, followed by a team meeting at 5:30 to 5:45. Then there will be an on ice session at 6:30 sharp. Cost for the Summer Camp is $140 and must be paid prior to attending the sessions.
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The Pictou County Basketball Association will hold registration starting August 15. Registration will also take place Aug. 16, as well as Aug. 22-23 and is open for boys and girls from age 7-17. Times are from 1-5 p.m. (all days) at the Pictou County Wellness Center. Cost for registration is $20. Five skills sessions will be held from Sept. 5 running through Oct. 3 (times to be determined, based upon membership turnout). The goal of the Pictou County Lightning program is to develop the basketball skills of new and returning players in the county and form competitive teams in all age groups. Teams will be formed at end of skills sessions for those wanting to play on teams.
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The New Glasgow Peewee AA Blizzards baseball team are holding a bottle drive on Saturday from 9:30-1:30. The team is hosting the Peewee AA Atlantic Championships in September. Players will be going door to door in New Glasgow, or bottles can be dropped off at the Kinsmen Ball Field on Saturday from 9:30-1:30.
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Pictou Recreation Aquatics is now taking registration for Red Cross Fall Swim Lessons. Lessons will be begin September 16th and run on Wed, Thurs, Fri nights and Sat mornings. For more information or to register call the Pool at 902-485-5301 or email to aquatics@townofpictou.com
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Next Sunday, August 23, Pictou County Cycle will host the first annual Critz of Fury Criterion in downtown New Glasgow. This is a 1km race through the streets of downtown, with competition in a range of age divisions and skill levels. Register in advance online, or on the day of the race. Racing begins at 9am that morning.

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - AUGUST 12
Wednesday 12th August 2015

The Legion National Track and Field Meet was held this past weekend (Aug7-9) in Ste Therese/Blainville, Quebec. Many Pictou County athletes had personal bests and the following athletes had an excellent showing. Raymond Simpson won a gold medal in the U16 1500m Steeplechase in 4:32. He led from start to finish. Alex Moore won the silver in the U16 medley relay. Kaelan Schmidt placed 4th in men's U18 high jump- a season best. Rachel Walton placed 4th in the U16 1500 m Steeplechase. Lauren Quann placed 5th in the U18 Heptathlon and Tatum McLean placed 5th in the U18 Hammer throw. Head coach Pat Carty was very pleased with the results from our local athletes. He can be reached at cartyab@hotmail.com for further comment. Full results are available on the Legion website at www.legion.ca/youth/youth-track-and-field
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The Westville Miners Scotiabank Peewee A baseball team are going to provincials next month in Halifax, after winning a qualifying tournament this past weekend in North Sydney. After an opening 11-3 loss against New Glasgow, the team rebounded with a 13-11 win over Sydney Mines followed by a thumping of North Sydney 20-3. The Miners faced New Glasgow again in the final, edging them out 11-10.
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The Second Annual Garrett Holmes Swing for Tourettes Lob-ball Tournament & Fundraiser is this weekend at the Trenton Ball Field. Everyone is invited to come see the action Friday night and all day Saturday & Sunday. There's also a dance Saturday night at 9pm at the New Glasgow Legion.
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The Women's hockey division of the NS 55 Plus Games is looking for players. Two of the four teams registered are in need of 1-2 players or they will not be permitted to compete. Rules require a team to ice a minimum of 10 skaters and a goaltender. The games are hosted here in Pictou County from September 17-19th 2015. All hockey will take place at the Wellness Center. Any females over the age of 55 who are interested in playing can contact Jeff Green at greenj8@staff.ednet.ns.ca or call 902-301-5793. Deadline is August 15th.
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The Pictou County Scotsburn Major Bantams will be holding their final try-outs at the Wellness Centre Aug 19,20 & 24. All interested Pictou County Bantam aged players must register by Aug 18. To register email williammason@ngl.eastlink.ca
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The Weeks Major Midget Summer Training Camp gets underway next week, with practices beginning next Tuesday. Players looking to register can do so by contacting Tony Conway through email at tconway@fraserhoyt.com. Players are asked to wear their sweaters from the spring camp. Registration begins on Tuesday from 4:45to 5:30, followed by a team meeting at 5:30 to 5:45. Then there will be an on ice session at 6:30 sharp. Cost for the Summer Camp is $140 and must be paid prior to attending the sessions.
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The Pictou County Basketball Association will hold registration starting August 15. Registration will also take place Aug. 16, as well as Aug. 22-23 and is open for boys and girls from age 7-17. Times are from 1-5 p.m. (all days) at the Pictou County Wellness Center. Cost for registration is $20. Five skills sessions will be held from Sept. 5 running through Oct. 3 (times to be determined, based upon membership turnout). The goal of the Pictou County Lightning program is to develop the basketball skills of new and returning players in the county and form competitive teams in all age groups. Teams will be formed at end of skills sessions for those wanting to play on teams.
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The New Glasgow Peewee AA Blizzards baseball team are holding a bottle drive on Saturday from 9:30-1:30. The team is hosting the Peewee AA Atlantic Championships in September. Players will be going door to door in New Glasgow, or bottles can be dropped off at the Kinsmen Ball Field on Saturday from 9:30-1:30.
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Pictou Recreation Aquatics is now taking registration for Red Cross Fall Swim Lessons. Lessons will be begin September 16th and run on Wed, Thurs, Fri nights and Sat mornings. For more information or to register call the Pool at 902-485-5301 or email to aquatics@townofpictou.com
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Next Sunday, August 23, Pictou County Cycle will host the first annual Critz of Fury Criterion in downtown New Glasgow. This is a 1km race through the streets of downtown, with competition in a range of age divisions and skill levels. Register in advance online, or on the day of the race. Racing begins at 9am that morning.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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If you have an item for the Local Sports Round-Up, contact us by email at ckec@ckecradio.ca

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.

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



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.

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


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.

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


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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

WESTVILLE LOOKING TO REVIEW POLICING
Tuesday 30th September 2014

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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 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

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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

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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

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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

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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