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He had many golf successes

While past and present members of the Abercrombie Country Club celebrate their facility’s centennial anniversary, my journalistic curiosity is prompting me to ask a question that’s a milestone tradition at times like this. Who, I wonder, would be considered the club’s most successful golfer in those 100 years of countless men, women and juniors chasing […]

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Canadian hoops the big winner

Nerve-racking action. Incredible excitement. Celebration parties on streets, in arenas and bars, in living rooms across our country. Those and similar examples summarize what occurred last week when the Toronto Raptors brought the curtain down on the Golden State Warriors’ reign, bringing the NBA championship to Canada for the first time. “We the North” had […]

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Stellartonians doing it right

For the past three months, the word “emotion” has been uttered far more often than usual on the streets of Stellarton, in its coffee shops and shopping establishments, at dinner tables across the community. And yes, in town council chambers too. There’s good reason. Back on March 11, town council made what has been referred […]

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When ‘Aunt Nan’ dominated golf

I find it rather fascinating how anniversaries — particularly milestone celebrations — can resurrect memories of people and things we would never otherwise think about in our busy day-to-day lives. It often happens to me and, once again, it’s happening this year with the Abercrombie Country Club hosting its centennial birthday party just weeks from […]

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Leafs gone, but Moose remain

I’m doing okay, but thanks for asking. Die-hard Toronto Maple Leafs worshippers like myself have become well accustomed to watching the final rounds of the Stanley Cup playoffs with the renowned blue and white uniforms nowhere in our sights. We’ve been finding excuses year after year for a long, long time. It’s now 52 consecutive […]

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