Pictou Advocate sports

Murrin was on X’s best teams

Most of our communities, I would suggest, have their fair share of good people who earned the respect and admiration of others. Antigonish is no exception. That’s what came to mind last week when I learned of Ed Murrin’s passing at his home in the cathedral town. To simply say he was a favourite with...

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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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Tragedy hits sports family

When I read the initial news that a young man had drowned at Park Falls near Sutherlands River, I was reminded of the many tragedies I covered when I was working for The Chronicle Herald in Pictou County through the 1960s. Every time I went to a fatality scene — car accidents, fires and, yes,...

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