Sports and the end of the world

I’ve worked several newsrooms in my time, always at small rural papers and always as the only man on staff. As a consequence I became the de facto sports reporter, expected to assemble an entire section of the paper with photos, scores, interviews with players and coaches, and my insights on the worlds of hockey,...

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Advocate Media reporter honoured with WomenActive-NS Media Trendsetter Award

ENFIELD — One of Advocate Media’s own, Patrick Healey, has been honoured for his dedication in covering female sports. Healey was recently awarded the WomenActive-NS Media Trendsetter Award. Nominated by Marni Tuttle, Healey’s nomination was said to stand above the rest because of his continued support of all athletes, regardless of gender. “Pat Healey’s politely...

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The Stadium

For 70 years, the New Glasgow stadium stood as probably the most influential sports palace in northeastern Nova Scotia for thousands of Pictonians, particularly the youth of the town. For the stadium, as we knew it in the 50s, 60s and 70s, before it became the John Brother MacDonald Stadium, to honour the memory of...

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Pictou Advocate sports

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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Sports tourism gets hard look

ANTIGONISH — It was a rare chance last week for about 30 delegates to take part in a sports tourism conference. Craig Murray, who grew up in Trenton and is in his graduating year at Dalhousie University, organized the conference. It was a project required as part of his recreation and management studies. “The purpose...

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Pictou County Multi-Sport beginning

The benefits of getting children to participate in more than sporting activities are great, but so can be the challenges. It could be time, money or even the location of the event that prevent some children, or their parents, from committing to new sporting activities. But what if some of these challenges were lessened? Pictou...

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Signing books and seeing folks

Putting it into today’s lingo, I had a blast. It was two Wednesdays ago and I was experiencing my first book launch and signing at New Glasgow’s Highland Square Mall. At 79, I was a rookie. Though I was introducing my second book within 14 months, it was the first time I was involved in...

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Newspapers, not steam engines

There’s no question about it, newspapers have been my life-long love affair. It’s a love affair that actually began before I was even old enough to go to school. It was 1943. I was just five years old, the war was still raging overseas and my grandfather on my mother’s side had just retired as...

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He let his play do the talking

There were two bits of information — call it gossip if you like — that I wanted before I began writing this week’s column. Though my files on Pictou County sports people are pretty extensive, I knew I didn’t have the answers and realized a folder-by-folder search wouldn’t be much help. Instead, I phoned a...

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Kaleb Clarke active with insulin pump

PICTOU — Diabetes interferes little with Kaleb Clarke’s active lifestyle and his involvement in sports. Clarke just turned 13 and has lived with diabetes for nearly two years. He is among young people being celebrated through November, Diabetes Awareness Month. The Canadian Diabetes Association estimates that one in three Canadians is already living with diabetes...

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