White, Tiger Williams meet at Weeks event

ABERCROMBIE — It was another successful two days for the annual Weeks celebrity golf tournament. The event featured many returning celebrities to play on the 36 golf teams that gathered for the annual dinner and auction on Thursday at the Pictou County Wellness Centre and the scramble that was played on Friday at Abercrombie Country...

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What’s happening in my hometown?

I had never been away from my New Glasgow hometown for such a long time. When I drove into town last week, it had been eight months since I’d “been home.” I felt almost like a stranger as I came in East River Road from the Trans-Canada exit at Blue Acres. My destination that day...

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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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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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Crushers’ Dill picks UMass

Pictou County Weeks Crushers team captain Michael Dill has committed to the UMass Lowell River Hawks for the 2018-19 season, the Crushers announced today. The University of Massachusetts Lowell is located in Lowell, Ma., 40 kilometres northwest of Boston and is on both sides of the Merrimack River. The River Hawks play in the Hockey...

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There’s no Art and no Lowell

You’re likely aware that the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame is looking back at the province’s extensive sports history, a process that will, as its website says, conclude with the naming of “the top 15 athletes in Nova Scotia sport history.” It’s a huge task. You may have taken advantage of the hall’s offer...

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MacDonald kid’s now 75 years old

History books remind us of the Campbells against the MacDonalds. Or, if you’re on the other side, the MacDonalds versus the Campbells. Either way, it was the great feud, the great bitterness, that lasted far too long in the highlands of Scotland. Fortunately, the feuding didn’t spread to Pictou County when Scottish settlers arrived in...

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