Pictou Advocate sports

Jim always big in sports and life

We all have our stories — big stories — about Jim Sears. It couldn’t be any other way when it comes to the biggest guy in town. When I reached grade nine at New Glasgow High School in 1952, Jim was in Grade 12, already established in such activities as gymnastics, basketball, volleyball and track...

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Pictou Advocate sports

That remarkable MacDonald Line

The letter, with a Thorburn address on the upper left-hand corner, arrived the old-fashioned way — in my mailbox. Scrawled on the outside: “Remember East Pictou 1959.” I knew what was coming. Sure enough, the reader wondered why I hadn’t written something about the 1958-59 East Pictou Rural High School hockey team. “I know you...

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