Archive for the ‘News/Canada/Nova Scotia’ Category

Canada opens against Finland at 2020 Women’s World Hockey Championship in Halifax

Wednesday, September 25th, 2019
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Organizers released details Wednesday about the 31-game, 10-team tournament to be held in Halifax and Truro, N.S., from March 31 to April 10 next year.

Game on: High school rugby sanctioned once again in Nova Scotia

Monday, September 16th, 2019
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The Nova Scotia School Athletic Federation's board has voted to sanction rugby once again, four months after it abruptly pulled its support over safety concerns.

Canadian women hockey players yearn for professional association

Saturday, September 14th, 2019
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Allie Munroe wants little girls playing hockey to be able to aim for more than the Olympics. The 22-year-old from Yarmouth is spending the year playing in the Swedish Women’s Hockey League, but was close to home this week for the Canadian women national team’s fall training camp in Liverpool.

Wagmatcook First Nation teen chosen for program to support potential Olympians

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019
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Dante Isadore is one of 100 Canadian athletes chosen to compete at RBC Training Ground in Calgary on Sept. 14-15.

Sports economist says CFL group keeps fumbling Halifax bid

Monday, September 2nd, 2019
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A sports economist says the backers of a proposed CFL franchise in Halifax should take a page out of the playbook of the HFX Wanderers FC to get more public support.

Group trying to land CFL franchise in Halifax submits business plan

Saturday, August 31st, 2019
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A 'voluminous' package was delivered to the municipality's CAO after business hours Friday, says proponent Anthony LeBlanc.

Mi’kmaw Summer Games give Indigenous youth a chance to come together

Monday, August 19th, 2019
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For Steven Googoo, a band councillor for Waycobah First Nation, the Nova Scotia Mi'kmaw Summer Games aren't just exciting ?— they're a celebration of being Mi'kmaq. The games, which started on Sunday, have been an annual event since 2010.

Full-face protection now the rule for 2 levels of N.S. junior hockey

Thursday, August 1st, 2019
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Hockey Nova Scotia has announced a rule change that makes full-face shields mandatory for Junior B and Junior C players.

Para swimmer says age, disability discrimination keeps him from competitions

Thursday, July 25th, 2019
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Swimming Canada and Swimming Nova Scotia both deny Danial Murphy's discrimination allegation.

N.S. panel looking at ways to prevent injuries in school sports

Monday, July 22nd, 2019
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In the wake of high school rugby being abruptly cancelled and then reinstated due to safety concerns, the Minister of Education has tasked a 17-person panel with providing advice on safety in Nova Scotia school sports.