Pictou Advocate sports

Maybe softball helped him, too

Throughout my life, human interest stories have caught my attention. Not just stories in the sports world, but stories in our communities and beyond. Stories about life. Sure, most of my career has been in sports, writing about athletes, telling their stories, pointing out their successes, commenting on their victories and their championships. Most of […]

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Nighthawks boys’ hockey winners

TRENTON — The Northumberland Nighthawks will contest the Northumberland Region boy’s high school hockey championship. Ben MacDonald scored twice and Brayden LeBlanc collected the shutout during the Nighthawks’ 3-0 victory over the North Nova Gryphons in the deciding game of their best-of-three regional semifinal playoff series last Friday in Trenton. Cal Maxner also scored for […]

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Man charged with serious assault

LINACY – On January 28, Pictou District RCMP responded to a complaint of a serious assault which occurred inside a home on Merigomish Road in Linacy. A 17-year old male was found inside the home and had sustained serious head and facial injuries. He was taken to hospital by ambulance. The suspect was a 23-year-old […]

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Thorburn man arrested with illegal smokes

More illegal tobacco has been taken off the streets following a short-term investigation by Service Nova Scotia’s Compliance and Special Investigations Unit. On July 12, in Amherst, a 65-year-old man from Thorburn was arrested after being found in possession of 80,000 illegal cigarettes. The estimated provincial tax value of the cigarettes is $22,016 and federal […]

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