Mabou


Posted at 10:46 am on February 2, 2018

It’s the end of an era in Mabou. After 131 years the St. Joseph Convent and Renewal Centre will be closing. In a news release, the Administration Team of Visitation Province of the Congregation of Notre Dame says the convent and renewal centre will close on October 31st.

This mission has offered many services over the years, including a school, a residence for boarders, a family life program and more recently a renewal centre to provide space for retreat and spiritual renewal.

The release states the congregation has been privileged to collaborate with many dedicated individuals, educators, facilitators, parish ministers, clergy, volunteers and loyal supporters. It adds that it recognizes the convent’s closure will be difficult for the sisters and all who have found a spiritual home and sacred gathering place at the Renewal Centre. It hopes the support, spirutual growth and strong community values nutured there will continue to live beyond the walls of the convent in response to the needs of the world through new creative expressions.


Posted at 10:40 am on September 12, 2017

There was a drug seizure and multiple arrests on Saturday afternoon as a result of a police checkpoint in Mabou. At 5:30 Friday, a small quantity of cocaine was seized from a 36-year-old man and a 27-year-old woman, both of Mabou. They were arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance.
A 34 year old male from Shubenacadie was also arrested and charged for possession of marijuana and cocaine for the purpose of trafficking, where a quantity of cocaine, marihuana, cash and drug paraphernalia was seized from a vehicle.
Finally, a 54-year-old man of Mabou was arrested for driving while impaired. All will appear in Port Hawkesbury Provincial Court at the end of October.


Posted at 10:46 am on February 17, 2017

Chase the Ace will come to an end this weekend in Mabou.  There is just one card left in the deck, the elusive Ace of Spades.  The winning ticket holder will take about 125-thousand dollars.  The fund-raiser for Mabou Minor Hockey and the Mabou Athletic Center, began last February.  One of the organizers of Chase the Ace, Simon Beaton, says it’s been a successful fund-raiser.
Beaton says it’s estimated the profit from Chase the Ace will be approximately 100-thousand to 150-thousand dollars.  The money will be evenly split between the two organizations.   The final draw of Chase the Ace will be Saturday night from 7 to 9 p.m.


Posted at 8:53 am on December 7, 2015

A popular anual hockey tournament is coming back to Mabou soon. Fourteen teams are participating. The Third Annual Kenzie Beaton Memorial Hockey Tournament is a fundraiser with a “Family Game“ featuring the U-17 provincial girls team. Breanna MacDonald of Antigonish says the event also shows that the sport is getting more popular for girls.

 

MacDonald and her teammates will represent Canada in Finland next year. The tournament in Mabou is December 18-20.


Posted at 10:00 am on December 4, 2015

Some local hockey players are drumming up support as they get set to represent Canada on the world stage next year.  The Third Annual Kenzie Beaton Memorial Hockey Tournament is a fundraiser with a “Family Game“ featuring the U-17 provincial girls team.    Erin Putnam of Antigonish says her brother sparked her interest in changing from ‘fan’ to ‘player.’
Kaylee Beaton of Long Point says her dad, and coach Wesley was a big influence for her.
The tournament takes place in Mabou December 18th to the 20th.


Posted at 7:37 am on December 2, 2015

The Third Annual Kenzie Beaton Memorial Hockey Tournament will include 14 teams this year.  The tournament is a fundraiser with a “Family Game“ featuring the U-17 provincial girls team.  They will represent Canada in Finland next year.  Organizer Wesley Beaton says Kenzie’s family has a strong fishing heritage, so for the first time, they’ll have a `Lobster Division.`

The tournament takes place in Mabou December 18th to the 20th.