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

Let Abilities Work curling Monday

NEW GLASGOW — Let Abilities Work Partnership Society and Bluenose Curling Club are inviting everyone to come out on March 25 from 10 a.m. until noon to try curling and meet gold medalists. Capturing gold at the Canadian Visually Impaired Curling Championship in February, Louise Gillis and her team will be visiting to show how...

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Rail cars removed after derailment

STELLARTON — Residents along Riverbank Street are getting over another derailment beside their homes. Crews were busy on Thursday with heavy equipment removing rail cars that derailed earlier in the week. Although there were no injuries, residents who live between the street and rail lines owned by the Cape Breton & Central Nova Scotia Railway...

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Group still trying to buy DSME site

TRENTON — Local resident Brad Murray says he remains hopeful that a group he is a part of can purchase the idle DSME plant. The group would convert the massive property into a venture if the province approves its offer. Murray would not share the group’s offering price for the property but said only a...

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Blair bows out of boxing card

LYONS BROOK — Brody Blair suspected something fishy would interrupt his budding pro boxing career. Blair was billed to box on the upcoming card on Saturday in Sydney but pulled out due to his commitment to the lobster fishing harvest this spring. He has worked for the past several springs during the lobster fishing season...

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Local solar co-op shines on with third group-buy

ANTIGONISH – The Antigonish Community Energy Co-op (ACE co-op) is entering its third year in operation and gearing up for a fresh round of info sessions and solar home tours to promote its 2018 solar power bulk buy. Since its inception, ACE Co-op has organized the purchase of some 50 solar power systems  – or...

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Blair faces next pro bout

LYONS BROOK — Brody Blair is training for another pro boxing match. Blair is scheduled to meet a Mexican opponent named Alejandro Garcia in a super-middleweight tiff at Centre 200. Blair made his pro ring debut a winning one on May 27 in Fredericton, N.B. with a second-round knockout over American opponent Tim Valdez. A...

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