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

CFL stadium proposal ‘considerable risk’ to taxpayers, Halifax officials warn

Friday, December 6th, 2019
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A report from Halifax CAO Jacques Dubé says municipal council should not support a proposed CFL-friendly stadium in Shannon Park, but could consider a one-time $20-million payment for a facility if a better location is found.

Bedford basketball star among top NCAA three-point shooters

Thursday, November 21st, 2019
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A change of scenery is doing a world of good for Bedford, N.S., basketball player Nate Darling, who sat out all of last season after transferring from the University of Alabama-Birmingham to the University of Delaware.

After blowout loss in 2017, Axemen look for better outcome in Uteck Bowl

Friday, November 15th, 2019
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The Acadia Axemen, the undefeated champions of Atlantic University Sport football, are preparing for Saturday afternoon's Uteck Bowl national semifinal against the Quebec-conference champion Montreal Carabins in Wolfville.

Sidney Crosby helps foster girls hockey team in Pennsylvania

Saturday, October 19th, 2019
Johnstown Warriors

All 17 players on the Pennsylvania-based Johnstown Warriors team — known as Crosby's Girls — were in Crosby's Little Penguins program.

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
Rugby players at Charles P. Allen High School in Bedford

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
Canadian Women National Team

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
Dante Isadore, 17, track and field

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.