Pictou Advocate sports

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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Barber takes passion for profession on the road

NEW GLASGOW — After 25 years in one career, most people would be comfortable in their role and their routine. Craig MacEachern is not one of those people. He’s always looking to expand his professional horizons, and to that end has branched out from his barber/hairstylist role and added the skills of an educator. MacEachern,...

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People I remember …

I reminiscence to past years and I envision those Pictou Islanders I once knew. There was Duncan and Verna Rankin. They lived about one quarter of a mile away and were our nearest neighbours to the east. There was a hay field separating our houses and we could clearly see each other homes. That field...

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Pictou Advocate sports

He let his play do the talking

There were two bits of information — call it gossip if you like — that I wanted before I began writing this week’s column. Though my files on Pictou County sports people are pretty extensive, I knew I didn’t have the answers and realized a folder-by-folder search wouldn’t be much help. Instead, I phoned a...

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Heavenly Eyes: Asking Ourselves the Tough Questions and Finding Hope in the Answers

New local memoir by hard-working and multi-talented barber Alex MacInnis, Heavenly Eyes packs wisdom and insight into a small package. Nervous about sharing his experience and claiming not to be a writer, I was impressed with his honesty, bravery and writing ability as seen in this book. Only taking me a few hours to read...

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