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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Author Ken Reid explores life of Eddie Shack

PICTOU — Broadcaster and author Ken Reid’s writing has a new dimension. The Pictou native has followed his previous offerings that include a compilation of hockey cards and a book about an often overlooked 60-goal scorer named Dennis Maruk by publishing a book called Eddie Shack — Hockey’s Most Entertaining Stories. “It’s rough, it’s bold,...

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In cold arenas with Gerry Regan

The Gerald A. Regan who I knew best — and remember fondly — wasn’t the Member of Parliament for Halifax, the premier of Nova Scotia, or the man who faced court charges in later years. He was, instead, the radio sportscaster, the sports promoter and, above all, the “bird-dog” scout for the Boston Bruins. It...

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Boston bound

The tree for Boston came down in Black Point Wednesday morning to much fanfare and a huge crowd of students and public. The celebration included singing from local school choirs as well as an appearance from Santa Clause to help with the tree. The crowd cheered “cut it down” in anticipation of the big moment....

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To Boston, with love, from Pictou County

Pictou County is home to this year’s annual Tree for Boston, a gift to the city of Boston to thank them for their efforts following the Halifax Explosion in 1917.  The 60-year-old, 45-foot white spruce, donated by Desmond Waithe and Corina Saunders of Black Point will soon be making its 1,100 kilometre trek to Boston....

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Johnny Miles honoured at local ‘Y’

A tribute to an athlete from Cape Breton who made a major impact on running in Pictou County now adorns the halls of the Pictou County YMCA. Johnny Miles has been honoured with a framed jersey showing the number 15 that references the top 15 athletes recognized in a poll last year by the Nova...

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His prescription was a race

Wherever you go this time of year, it’s the same. The white stuff is mercifully gone, the grass is turning green, the flowers are starting to grow, and serious runners in tight shorts are getting back to workouts on neighbourhood sidewalks. It’s called spring. In Pictou County, it means even more. It’s also time for...

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