Hector Arena gets boost

PICTOU — It has been a good winter season for Hector Arena, and spring is promising, too. Rink manager Ron Clarke said the arena is busy and able to meet its operating expenses. The Hector Arena Commission recently received $5,000 from Branch 16 of the Royal Canadian Legion in Pictou that will go toward the...

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Some things are more important

I had a different column planned for this week. In fact, it was written, edited to my satisfaction, and ready to be sent to the Advocate for publication. But it could wait. There really are things that take place in our lives that are more important than hockey games and other sports events. Like many...

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Women’s hockey has come of age

Women’s hockey? Way, way back, in the early 1920s I’m told, a provincial league operated for two or three years, featuring teams from New Glasgow, Amherst, Springhill, Glace Bay and Sydney. It was considered nothing more than a fad, and disappeared as quickly as it was organized. Women’s hockey? When I was five and six...

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