MHL announces additional schedule changes

The Maritime Junior Hockey League (MHL) has made five more adjustments to the 2020-21 regular season schedule as a result of new COVID-19 regulations in Nova Scotia. The affected games are as follows: January 16th – Pictou County at Truro to December 18th March 27th – Pictou County at Valley to January 16th March 13th...

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When Charlottetown had our attention

It seems like a generation ago. Perhaps more like two generations, in fact. Ever think of those times? There were no cell phones, no smart phones, no email or Facebook. There were no Tim Hortons or McDonalds on every street corner, no box stores as unbearably huge as Costco and IKEA. There weren’t dozens of...

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MHL announces schedule changes due to COVID-19 restrictions

Evolving COVID-19 restrictions have begun to affect local hockey. The Maritime Junior Hockey League (MHL) is announcing several schedule changes as a result of the ongoing health pandemic. Prince Edward Island announced Monday, along with Newfoundland and Labrador, that it is temporarily leaving the Atlantic Bubble for at least two weeks to curb the spread...

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Hockey mishap didn’t stop Kevin Murphy

When Kevin Murphy was elected to the Nova Scotia House of Assembly for the Eastern Shore riding in the 2013 provincial election, he made a comment that really caught my attention. Anybody, he said from his wheelchair, can overcome physical disabilities “to achieve anything at all.” He was speaking from personal knowledge. That observation came...

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So many of us have lost a special friend

Muhammad Ali, the greatest of them all, once said, “If you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything.” Right on, Champ. Martin Luther King, Jr. put it this way: “In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” Is there anything in...

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Safety, above all is key in our arenas

The invasion of COVID-19 has been tough for all of us. As the virus interrupted our lives in just about everything we do, we’ve struggled to get through a very unusual period. We stayed the blazes home, we distanced ourselves from friends and everybody else, we wore masks, we avoided our favourite restaurants, we found...

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It’s not possible for everyone to be first

The Sunday morning sermon was a game winner. Like many of the congregants of Woodlawn United Church in Dartmouth, rather than sitting in a pew wearing a mask, I was at home watching the live virtual service on my iPad. That’s a religious exercise seven months into COVID-19. The guest preacher was Padre Roland Murray,...

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MHL releases 2020-21 regular season, Honda MHL Thank You Week schedule

NEW GLASGOW – The Maritime Junior Hockey League (MHL) has released the 2020-21 regular season schedule. The action begins Friday, October 30th with four games to kick off Honda MHL Thank You Week. Honda Atlantic is the title sponsor of this special initiative. Specially designed “Thank You” jerseys will be worn during each team’s home...

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MHL announces 40-game regular season for 2020-21

The Maritime Junior Hockey League’s Board of Governors have approved a modified 40-game schedule for the 2020-21 regular season during a meeting Wednesday night. “Thank you to the Board of Governors, MHL Executive, Return to Play Committee, and team staff for their work in getting us to a point where we can bring hockey back...

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What Pictou County was like in 1954

I was a pretty excited teenager when the Evening News arrived at our home in New Glasgow on Oct. 21, 1954. Sixty-six years ago today. I flipped to the sports section and there, in front of my eyes, was a story about a high school rugby game the previous day between New Glasgow and Stellarton....

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