J.J. Grant new member of Order of Canada

NEW GLASGOW – Brigadier-General (retired) John James Grant has been named a member of the Order of Canada. Grant was one of 120 members, officers and companions announced on Friday. He was cited for his contributions to the people of Nova Scotia as an entrepreneur, community leader and lieutenant-governor. He became the province’s lieutenant-governor in...

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The secret’s out: Leafs, then Habs

All of us — or at least most of us — have had a favourite team in the National Hockey League. It’s pretty much an obligation in being a sports fan in this great country of ours. We may not have been born with such a prerequisite embedded in our hearts, but a choice usually...

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Bob Wong recalls golf achievements

PICTOU — Bob Wong does not rule playing golf again. Wong, who celebrated his 90th birthday on Aug. 5, is recovering from a series of health challenges that have curtailed his cherished sport. He has undergone a recent replacement of his right knee, injured a shoulder from exercising too strenuously and only several weeks ago...

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Ross golf winner; Scott earns national berth

ABERCROMBIE — It was an interesting weekend in a number of ways for golfers in the Nova Scotia men’s amateur championship at Abercrombie Country Club. Calvin Ross from the Kingswood Golf Club in Fredericton, N.B. completed his wire-to-wire win with a final round 76 to finish the 54-hole competition with a three-day total of 213....

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Dart players prepare for Canadian event

WESTVILLE – Two young dart players who have been honing their craft lately are getting ready to contest Canadian Youth Dart championships in Saskskatchewan. Abbey Harty and Dillon MacLellan are scheduled to attend the event that goes from May 15 to 20 in Saskatoon. They are among 10 Nova Scotians travelling to the event. They...

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Kori keen to see more of the world

NEW GLASGOW – For Kori Cheverie, joining the coaching staff on the Canadian Under-18 female hockey team is a new experience and a chance to visit a different country. New Glasgow native Cheverie will be an assistant coach, while Amie (Malcolm) Lee who is also from New Glasgow, will be a therapist on the team...

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Special Olympics seen as a game-changer

ANTIGONISH — It was a star-studded week in Antigonish during the National Special Olympics Summer Games. Mark Tewksbury, Canadian Olympic gold medalist, director of the Canadian Olympic Committee and chairman of the board for Special Olympics Canada, was in Antigonish and spoke to The Advocate of sport’s power to transform. “Special Olympics means the world...

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County golfers at Future Links event

MOUNT WILLIAM – Five Pictou County golfers are among those taking part in the 2018 Future Links national golf challenge this weekend at the Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, Ont. Avery Cohen is in the girls 9-11 group, while Colby Bent in the boys 9-11 category, Jean Craig is in the girls 12-14 division...

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Falcons edged 1-0 in soccer

WOLFVILLE – The Northern Nova United Falcons were defeated 1-0 by East Hants in their Under-17 B Girls Division semifinal game on Sunday at the 2018 at the Gunn Baldursson Memorial Soccer Tournament. The Falcons finished first in their pool before drawing East Hants. In their first game, Victoria Dunn and Megan MacKenzie each scored...

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Evan Sharpe makes waves

NEW GLASGOW — It is less than a month before Evan Sharpe joins his fellow athletes at the 2018 Canadian Special Olympics Summer Games. The Games are being held July 31 to August 4 in Antigonish. Sharpe is among members of the swimming team and has been training on his own with coach Aaron Smith...

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