Pictou Advocate sports

A gigantic smile, a firm handshake

It was 60 years ago. I was a 19-year-old second-year student at St. Francis Xavier University. I was drifting blindly — or something even worse — in engineering. I was the proverbial square peg in a round hole. But I was busy doing something else that, to me, was much more interesting. I was the...

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Crown Attorney appointed in Antigonish

Courtney MacNeil has been appointed a Crown attorney in Antigonish. Martin Herschorn, director of public prosecutions, announced the appointment today, April 3. “Ms. MacNeil’s educational background and her enthusiasm for the work of criminal prosecutions will make her a valuable addition to our team,” said Herschorn. A native of Antigonish, MacNeil graduated from St. Francis...

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Women’s rugby in spotlight at X

When it comes to following university sports, Pictou County fans, more often than not, look to St. Francis Xavier University. To the X-Men and, yes, the X-Women. Why not? The Antigonish campus is less than an hour to the east and, in this province, the blue and white have provided many, many thrills through the...

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