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NGHS Class of 54’ celebrating 65 years

It is sure to be a happy reunion at the Little Harbour Community Hall on Aug. 17 when the New Glasgow High School class of 54’ hosts the 65th reunion of their time in Grade 12. Having just had a 60th reunion five years ago, Ross Thompson wasn’t sure what sort of interest members of...

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Pictou Advocate sports

Now the kids can enjoy their rugby

Thank goodness the shock, the distress, the disbelief and the anger that dominated the front pages and newscasts lasted for only a few days. Less than a week. School rugby was back where it belonged. The girls and boys who love playing the sport for their high schools – from one end of the province...

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Tumbling down…

There is not much left now of the former John Brother MacDonald Stadium in New Glasgow. Demolition of the former rink began last week with the gutting of the inside and the removal of the external steel. The Stadium was once home to the Weeks Crushers before that team’s move to the Pictou County Wellness...

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Together again after 60 years

It was 60 years ago, a June evening in 1956. Fifty-one of us from New Glasgow High School’s two Grade 12 classes were summoned to the graduation stage. It was the finish line we had sought to reach since the day we first walked into our grade one classes. For us, the three o’clock bell...

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