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Posted at 2:31 pm on July 31, 2015

Two athletic siblings from Antigonish will be in the international spotlight at the 2015 Parapan Games in Toronto.  Devin Gotell will compete in swimming and Chelsea Gotell will be a member of Team Canada’s Mission Staff. The Parapan Games take place from Aug. 7th to the 15th.


Posted at 2:31 pm on July 31, 2015

Two Antigonish basketball players will represent the province at the Basketball Championships in Halifax next week.  Dondre Reddick is on the Under-15 provincial team while Andrew Milner will suit up for Under-17 team.  The tournament starts at St. Mary’s University Monday and wraps up on the 8th.


Posted at 2:30 pm on July 31, 2015

A member of the Antigonish Golf and Country Club is off the Canadian Junior Boys Championship.  This will be Bobby Dunphy’s fourth trip to the nationals.  The event starts Monday (Aug 3) in Vaudreuil-Doiron, Qubec and continues until Thursday.


Posted at 2:29 pm on July 31, 2015

St. FX Athletics is welcoming the new Sponsorship & Fund Development Coordinator.  Alexa Zarins is a recent graduate of St. FX.  She is also a former captain of both the X-Women cross country and track & field programs.  She starts her position on Aug. 11th.


Posted at 2:29 pm on July 31, 2015

Cape Breton Richmond MLA and Engery Minister is giving the nod to an engineer with more than three decades in the oil and gas industry.  Keith Mac Leod is the new chair of the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board.  Michel Samson and Natural Resources Minister Greg Rickford made the announcement today.  Mac Leod is a native of Sydney.  Samson says it’s a good move because they need experience of the helm of the board.


Posted at 2:27 pm on July 31, 2015

Cape Breton Richmond MLA and Engery Minister is giving the nod to an engineer with more than three decades in the oil and gas industry.  Keith Mac Leod is the new chair of the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board.  Michel Samson and Natural Resources Minister Greg Rickford made the announcement today.  Mac Leod is a native of Sydney.  Samson says it’s a good move because they need experience of the helm of the board.


Posted at 2:27 pm on July 31, 2015

The Pictou County Female Hockey Association is hosting a goalie clinic in late August.  Carmen Mac Donald is an instructor.  She played for the under18 national championship team in Chicago in 2010.  Novice to midget aged goalies from Antigonish, Pictou, Colchester and Cape Breton West are eligible to attend.  The registration deadline is Aug 12th.


Posted at 12:43 pm on July 31, 2015

 Two Curling Clubs in Pictou County are getting help from the Federal Government towards upgrades at their facilities.  Central Nova MP Peter MacKay has announced the Westville Curling Club will receive more than 25-thousand dollars.  The money will be used to replace the building’s perimeter tile drainage, roof improvements, and renovations to the locker room area, including electrical work.
The Bluenose Curling Club in New Glasgow is getting just under 16-thousand dollars for improvements to the building’s airflow and improvements to the ice surface.


Posted at 12:34 pm on July 31, 2015

The President of the St. FX Students Union says it’s an opportunity to expand services on campus.  The Students Union has issued a Request for Proposals for a Pharmacy and Convenience Store in the Bloomfield Centre.  The contract would be awarded at the end of September, and the store would be open in November.  Troy Mrazek says the store would be an accessible location for students
Mrazek says an added benefit is that there would be employment opportunities for students at the store.  It  would be located where the U Shop is now, near the cafeteria in the Bloomfield Centre.  The U Shop is being merged with the University’s Campus store.  The U Shop will close on August 21st.


Posted at 10:31 am on July 31, 2015

The cost of filling up your car is lower today .  The price at the pump plunged 4.1 cents a litre overnight.  In the Eastern Mainland, the minimum price for a litre of regular unleaded is now $1.13.4, while in Cape Breton it’s $1.14.2.
If you drive a diesel powered vehicle, you’ll also be paying less this week. The price of diesel fell 2.1 cents a litre.  The minimum price for a litre of diesl in the eastern mainland is now 99.8 cents.  In Cape Breton, it’s $1.00.6