Food for thought

A discussion about food and cooking led Cathy Grant of New Leaf to realize that food is something some of the men in the program struggled with or needed some guidance on. After one of the men in the group shared his experience about not eating as well as he used to now that he...

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Colin White among inductees

HALIFAX — Colin White was quick to credit others for the hockey road that led him to his induction into the Nova Scotia Sport Heritage Hall of Fame. White was among five athletes, two builders and a team inducted last Friday in Halifax before a large crowd that included a strong contingent of current and...

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Locals shine in new book

Hugh Townsend has ‘lived his dream’ and now he’s ‘Remembering Pictou County.’ In his first book, I’ve Lived My Dream, the sports writer delights readers with stories about his meeting sports heroes, athletes like Mickey Mantle, Frank Mahovlich, Gordie Howe. In his newest and second book, titled Remembering Pictou County, Townsend provides almost 80 profiles...

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Y hosts Ron MacLean at 50th birthday bash: Peace Medals presented

It was a special time on Monday at the Pictou County Wellness Centre as Hockey Night in Canada’s Ron MacLean was welcomed to join the Pictou County YMCA’s 50th breakfast birthday bash. Peace awards were presented in three categories as part of YMCA Peace Week, while MacLean saluted those who contribute to communities while regaling...

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A new page on fundraising

WESTVILLE — New Leaf is cooking up a tasty fundraiser they’ve never tried before. In fact, it’s their first big fundraiser of any sort. The support group for men is working on publishing a cookbook, from men and for men, that will be launched on International Men’s Day on November 19. Summer student Sarah Toole...

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A major reward to Colin White

I love a story like Colin White’s. The New Glasgow hockey defenceman did something no Pictou County hockey player ever did before him. He played on two Stanley Cup championship teams. For the record, he helped the New Jersey Devils win the coveted silverware in the 1999-2000 season. Then he did it a second time...

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Denis Savard hits right notes at annual Weeks event

ABERCROMBIE – Time marches on, but some things stay the same for the annual Weeks Celebrity Golf event. Items were well received and generated strong bidding at the auction last Thursday at the Bluenose Curling Club, while 36 teams helped the event raise more funds for the Week Hockey Organization’s bursary program and other items...

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