With the RBC Cup in the rear-view mirror, the 2012-13 season has come to an end for the Truro Bearcats.
While they didn't win the national title, it would be hard to say this wasn't a successful season for the club. A late-season surge gave the Bearcats the Eastlink Division title. After a few stumbles against the Pictou County Weeks Crushers and Amherst Ramblers, the team made the Kent Cup Final, where they lost in five games to Summerside but every game was close and Truro could have won as easily as they lost.
Then came the Fred Page Cup. On a personal note, this year's Eastern Canadian Jr. A Championship was the most exciting sports event I've been a part of. I was lucky enough to be able to do the play by play work for all of the games in the tournament and watch the Bearcats play, without ...
T.J. Grant is a highly touted MMA fighter in the UFC's lightweight division. The Cole Harbour native is one of the guest speakers at the InspirationWorx Career Expo at the Best Western Glengarry in Truro on March 20th. I had a chance to talk to him this week about how he got interested in MMA, his career, and more.
The Christmas break is here for the Truro Bearcats, and what a start it's been. The team sits in second place in the Eastlink Division after plowing their way into first place early on and staying tehre for much of this season. Nationally, the team has been recognized in the CJHL's Top 20 rankings every week and was in second place in the nation for much of the season to this point, slipping to sixth in the latest list.
Normally the Bearcats Insider is about one minute long and gives a quick snapshot on how the team is doing as I chat with Head Coach Shawn Evans. This week's chat covered a lot of territory I couldn't get into the Insider, so here's the full audio.
Enjoy your holiday season and let's get set to cheer on the Bearcats again in January, hopefully in the Rath Eastlink Community Centre sooner ...
A day after the horrific events in Newtown, Connecticut it still doesn’t make any sense. There’s no way you can justify or put into words how someone can go on a shooting rampage anywhere, but especially at an elementary school. The death toll is 20 children and six adults, with the shooter’s mother another victim and the shooter himself as well.
As the coverage unfolded yesterday there were a few things that caught my attention and, frankly, pissed me off. I understand what the 24/7 news cycle has done for events like this and some of it just doesn’t feel right. I routinely saw interviews with children at the school, with reporters asking these poor kids what they saw, how they felt, and what they did.
I don’t care if the parents gave permission for the kids to talk (which they would have to, by the way); it’s wrong. These ...
Three weeks from today, we’ll be heading to the polls for the municipal and school board elections and I don’t know what to expect. You see, in our part of the province, people just don’t seem to care about local government. Alright, I can see that look you’re giving me. The one that says, “What are you talking about, we care!”
Look back at 2008. As a group, we don’t. Here’s the voter turnout for local municipalities and towns, from best to worst:
Pictou County: 58.8%
New Glasgow: 46.8%
Hants East: 45.5%
So what can we take from this? It’s been mentioned before, but it bears repeating here: Truro had the lowest turnout in the province and it’s shameful to see a number so low.
Taking things from ...