Sunday, April 11, 2021

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Water, water everywhere … Maybe not!

By Dr. Jock Murray and Janet Murray For The Advocate “Water is the driving force in nature.” — Leonardo da Vinci When I was a child I marvelled at the tall standpipe on the outskirts of town, aware that it provided the water that came out of the taps on High Street. I wondered how...

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Sports

No fooling, the Jays are looking okay

What have I done? The Toronto Blue Jays were preparing to open the new major league baseball season last week — just as April Fool’s Day pranksters were exercising their ancient custom of nabbing victims for their worn-out jokes, hoaxes and tricks. At about the same time, I was busy getting ready for the fantasy...

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Pictonians crossed paths with Sparks

Another champion fighter from Nova Scotia’s greatest boxing era has passed on to the big squared circle in the sky. Lenny Sparks was 81. His obituary last week said he had “an amazing boxing career.” That, I’d say, was a pretty accurate assessment when you consider that he won several championships and was honoured by...

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Arts & Entertainment

Author turns personal experience into new book

SUNDRIDGE — Monica Graham, an author living in Sundridge outside River John, says a chance conversation with someone at Nimbus Publishing led to her latest book. Senior Moment: Navigating the Challenges of Caring for Mom, goes to print at the end of April and will be available shortly thereafter. The book follows Graham’s experience of...

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Opinion

Northern Pulp’s actions speak louder than words

To the Editor: Northern Pulp’s efforts to turn the company’s failure to move ahead with cleanup of sludge from the Boat Harbour effluent treatment basins into a good news story is pathetic. (Press release, March 23, PA, online) Northern Pulp says they are pleased to work with NS Lands. I guess they would be, if...

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