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Dog sledding at Wentworth
WENTWORTH - Heading cross country with a team of dogs is the opportunity people have at Ski Wentworth when Rob Cooke from Edmundston, N.B., brought 20 of his Siberian huskies to join Mike Stratton's four Alaskan huskies.
Cooke, who got involved with dog sledding 12 years ago while living in the United Kingdom, moved to Canada five years ago and brought his love for dog sledding with him.
Stratton, part of the Ski Patrol team at Ski Wentworth, brings his four dogs including Lyle (Alaskan husky) who just last fall had part of his lip removed after being diagnosed with cancer.
Rotary honours Taylor
AMHERST - A teacher who touched many young lives during a career cut short by tragedy was honoured posthumously by the Amherst Rotary Club during its 75th anniversary dinner at the Tantramar Theatre on Friday.
Susan Taylor, who developed the band program at Amherst Regional High School into one of the best in the region, died last fall from injuries sustained in a boating accident on Silver Lake near Sackville, N.B. last July.
Duffy addresses local Tories
AMHERST - Conservative senator Mike Duffy was the guest speaker as 60 provincial Progressive Conservative party members for Cumberland North gathered to elect a new executive Saturday morning at the Christ Church Parish Hall in Amherst.
Duffy was sometimes partisan and sometimes non-partisan, taking shots at all federal politicians, including Conservative MP Helena Guergis, who called Prince Edward Island a "hellhole" at the Charlottetown Airport.
Duffy, who grew up on Prince Edward Island and was a journalist for more than 40 years prior to becoming a senator, believes most political bickering is manufactured by opposition parties.

Organizations: Ski Patrol, Amherst Rotary Club, Tantramar Theatre Amherst Regional High School Christ Church Parish Hall Charlottetown Airport

Geographic location: AMHERST, Cumberland County, Edmundston United Kingdom Canada Prince Edward Island Silver Lake Sackville Cumberland North

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