Nova Scotia women capture gold at 2018 New Holland Canadian Juniors

2018 New Holland Canadian Juniors women’s champs, from left, Kaitlyn Jones, Kristin Clarke, Karlee Burgess, coach Andrew Atherton, Lindsey Burgess. (Photo, Curling Canada/Michael Burns) SHAWINIGAN, Que. — It’s the second time around, but that didn’t make it any less sweet for Kristin Clarke and Karlee Burgess. In fact, it may have made it even sweeter that the vice-skip and second for Nova Scotia could share the experience of winning the women’s gold medal at the 2018 New Holland Canadian Junior Curling Championships with a pair of first-timers — skip Kaitlyn Jones and lead Lindsey Burgess (Karlee’s cousin). The Halifax team gave Nova Scotia its second gold medal in three years… Read More

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New cruise ships for 2018: Holland America’s Nieuw Statendam

(Photo: Holland America Line) More than half a dozen cruise lines that market to North Americans are rolling out new oceangoing ships in 2018. Here, USA TODAY profiles one of the new offerings: Holland America’s Nieuw Statendam. For information on the year’s other new vessels, return to the main page of our Guide to the New Cruise Ships of 2018. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NIEUW STATENDAM Line: Holland America Maiden voyage: Dec. 5 Home port: Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Size (in tons): 99,500 Passengers: 2,666 The buzz: A sister to Holland America’s 20-month-old Koningsdam,… Read More

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