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Uncertainty surrounds this year’s Coal Bowl as teachers work-to-rule

No decision yet on cancellation of annual New Waterford basketball tournament


Published on December 13, 2016
Breton Education Centre Bears player Blair MacIsaac, left, guards his man during the championship game of the Coal Bowl Classic at the Breton Education Centre gym in New Waterford last February. The iconic high school basketball tournament could be in jeopardy this year because of the teachers’ work-to-rule job action, but no decision has yet been made.
Jeremy Fraser/Cape Breton Post

NEW WATERFORD, N.S. — The Coal Bowl Classic has been a tradition in the New Waterford community for the past 35 years, but there is some uncertainty surrounding this year’s tournament.

It would be pretty devastating for me because this is the year we all prepared for — our Grade 12 year. We worked so hard for this and to have this cancelled would be pretty bad. Blair MacIsaac