Pictou Advocate sports

Why my third book is on hold

When I first began writing sports in Pictou County 65 years ago, I discovered very quickly that there was a terrible lack of background information available on local athletes, local teams, local leagues, local organizations. In many cases, there was nothing. All I could do — all anyone could do — was get out there...

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Just don’t let the hall close

More than seven years ago — in the November 30, 2011 edition of The Advocate — I wrote a column suggesting the Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame would be a perfect fit within the new Wellness Centre, allowing more people, Pictonians and visitors alike, to see what a rich athletic history the county...

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Another tribute to Sparky Paris

I knew — and worked with — many very fine journalists during my career with The Chronicle Herald. That’s only natural when you spend close to 50 years of your working life in one newsroom. No, I’m not about to name names. The list would resemble a phone book — and phone books are no...

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O’Ree helped beat Stellarton

For two reasons I’ve always remembered a specific date 60 years ago — Jan. 18, 1958 to be specific. That day I rectified an earlier mistake by saying goodbye to my engineering studies at St. Francis Xavier University and heading home to New Glasgow, a departure that would point me in the right direction and...

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