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He’s New Glasgow’s ‘man about town’

One day last week, Facebook alerted me that it was Bill MacCulloch’s birthday. Oh yes, he had another one. Actually, the message said it was William MacCulloch’s big day. But to anybody in New Glasgow — better make that Pictou County — he’s simply Bill. If you don’t know who I mean, you haven’t been...

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None could cut it as well as the barber

For an understandable reason, I doubt there’s anyone in Pictou County who remembers the day Harry Trainor arrived in New Glasgow with razors and clippers in his luggage. It was 100 years ago. He had lived in the town previously, coming from Charlottetown with his family at the age of five. After attending St. John’s...

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Better to think about the past we know

I’m never surprised when someone asks how I continually come up with subjects to write about. I guess that’s to be expected since I’ve written thousands of sports columns through the years. Seldom, though, do things unfold the way they did last Thursday morning. It was my day to write and, as I enjoyed the...

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Pictou County Athletics taking registrations

Track and Field is back for the summer! Registration will be starting this week, on Thursday, June 25, and will run 4 to 7 p.m. and will take place again, Monday, June 29th from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. for all interested Programs are available for all ages including: — Run, Jump, Throw, Wheel (ages 5-8):...

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‘Miles’-stone achieved

Runner Billy MacEachern completes 100th marathon — the Johnny Miles Eighty-five thousand miles or approximately 136,795 kilometres. That’s the approximate distance Billy MacEachern has run in his lifetime. So far. To put that into perspective, that’s the equivalent of running 24 hours a day for two and half years. Father’s Day wasn’t the event he...

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Oh what some sports fantasizing can do

Tell me something — honestly. After three months of no live hockey, no live basketball, no live baseball on that big screen in your living room or den, how have you been spending your evening hours? I’ve posed that question more than once to Dave Scott, my dear friend and retired school teacher in New...

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Willie MacDonald new Crushers coach

NEW GLASGOW – The Weeks Crushers Hockey Club have announced that Willie MacDonald has been officially named head coach. MacDonald took over behind the bench in February and guided the Crushers into a playoff spot before the 2019/20 season was cancelled due to COVID-19. He spent two seasons as an assistant coach with the Crushers...

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Crushers add names to roster following draft

The 2020 Maritime Junior Hockey League (MHL) Entry Draft was conducted on Saturday, with 120 players selected as the league’s 12 teams built for the future. The Weeks Jr A Crushers added some new talent: Weeks Major Midgets, Kiefer Avery and James Harrison are new additions as are Preston Pattengale, Jake Edwards,  Logan O’Neil, Alex...

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Through the 1950s, the best ball ever

I still haven’t forgotten how it began 70 years ago this month. I had just turned 12 and was in my last weeks of grade six at Acadia Street School in New Glasgow. The annual move to the family cottage at Rustico Beach wasn’t far away. It was in early June that I changed my...

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New Glasgow’s MacDonald to coach U.S. hockey program

A New Glasgow native has been selected to lead the UW-Stout hockey program into a new era.   Mike MacDonald, an assistant hockey coach at Curry College in Milton, Mass., for the last four years, will take over the Blue Devil program with the 2020-21 season. According to University of Wisconsin-Stout Blue Devils website, MacDonald said...

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