Sunday, June 16, 2013

Young Nova Scotian Begins Cross Canada Odessy

Its going to be the adventure of a lifetime. A young Nova Scotia man hit the long and winding road this weekend, headed to the West Coast. 19 year old David Atkinson of Sheet Harbour left Musquodoboit Harbour Saturday morning bound for Vancouver. He's making the trip, all 10,000 kilometers of it, on foot. Atkinson hopes to raise money for cancer research and related programs. His beloved grandmother died from cancer a while back and David says he's also doing this to remember her. As he headed out on the road this weekend, he told CKBW and HANK-FM News he can't help but also remember Terry Fox as he began his cross-Canada trip more than thirty years ago.

With his backpack filled with supplies, like a tent and his trusty laptop, Atkinson is planning to not only hit all of the major centres along the way, but the smaller communities as well. He says: “Every day I’m getting messages from people across the country who have found out about my trip. They’re offering support, encouragement and couches to sleep on.”
The Canadian Cancer Society Nova Scotia Division will be following Atkinson’s progress on Facebook at and Twitter at If you wish to support David’s Independent Fundraising Event with a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society visit: click here Atkinson hopes to arrive on the West Coast in Vancouver in about six months from now, just before Christmas.

Lumberjacks Acquire Brennan Bailey At MHL Draft

A Lunenburger and newly-minted Memorial Cup champion is now a CIBC Wood Gundy Lumberjack. Brennan Bailey's rights were acquired by the Jacks during yesterday's Maritime Hockey League draft in Pictou. Bailey finished last season with the Halifax Mooseheads. Meanwhile, Tyler Boland of St. John's, Newfoundland was taken second overall by the Lumberjacks. He had 43 points in 40 games last season in Midget 'AAA.' The Lumberjacks also selected Chester natives Alex Nauss and Corey Peterson in the 46th and 67th overall, respectively. Full draft results are available below.

Round 1 - 2nd Overall - Tyler Boland (F), St. John's Nfld

Round 2 - 13th Overall - Brett Tidman (F), Kingston NS
              - 17th Overall - Luc Poirier (F), Halifax NS

Round 3 - 24th Overall - Ryan Daley (D), Porter's Lake NS
            - 33rd Overall - Jacob King (G), Hampton NB

Territorial 1 - Josh Fitzgerald (D), Conception Bay South Nfld

Round 4 - No Picks

Territorial 2  - Lawrence Lyver (F), Porter's Lake NS

Round 5 - 46th Overall - Alex Nauss (F), Chester NS

Round 6 - No Picks

Round 7 - 67th Overall - Corey Peterson (G), Chester NS
             - 68th Overall - Brandon Williams (D), Tyme Valley  PE

Round 8 - 83rd Overall - Mason MacDonald (G), Halifax NS

Round 9 - 90st Overall - Chad Cullen (F), Glace Bay NS

Round 10 - 103rd Overall - Braden Kammenands (F), Dartmouth NS