LITTLE HARBOUR – Lowell MacDonald says he’s surprised but also appreciates being a subject of a new book on hockey cards. The former NHLer, who grew up in Thorburn and still spends his summers in Pictou County, learned that a chapter about him includes a picture of his Los Angeles Kings rookie hockey card from...

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Ken Reid makes it four books

As I grow older and older, I’m coming to realize I’m getting more and more like elderly people I’ve known through the years. I wonder — to myself and out loud — what will happen to my family when I’m gone? How will they get along without the old man in this ever-challenging world? And,...

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Blair faces next pro bout

LYONS BROOK — Brody Blair is training for another pro boxing match. Blair is scheduled to meet a Mexican opponent named Alejandro Garcia in a super-middleweight tiff at Centre 200. Blair made his pro ring debut a winning one on May 27 in Fredericton, N.B. with a second-round knockout over American opponent Tim Valdez. A...

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Fukes training for Albion card

TRENTON — Shauna Fukes is determined to get ready for her first boxing match this fall. Fukes is a member of the Albion Amateur Boxing Club, which is hosting a card on November 18 in New Glasgow. “I’m going to be there,” she said. Fukes, 41, has been a member of the non-combat women’s program...

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Six Albion boxers set for weekend card

TRENTON – Anticipation is rising for the Albion Amateur Boxing Club as it prepares to host a 13-bout card on Saturday at Summer Street Industries. Doors open at 6 p.m., while boxing is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. for the boxers, including six members of the Albion club. Norma Marshall will be on the...

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The Great Annual Lion and Skunk Bridge Competition this weekend

The annual rivalry between New Glasgow and Truro bridge clubs is happening Satrday, Oct. 29, in Truro at the Lions Club. Every year the clubs challenge one another to an extra-ordinary nail-biting bridge competition which sees the winner take away the coveted LION, leaving the losers with the stinky little skunk. New Glasgow is revved...

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Albion boxing club eyes home card Nov. 5

TRENTON – Two members of the Albion Amateur Boxing Club raised their stock with recent wins as they prepare for the card the club is hosting in November. Kage MacDonald of Stellarton scored a convincing victory and Connor Synishin of Antigonish won a unanimous decision last Friday on a card in St. John’s, N.L. Both...

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