Pictou Advocate sports

Kids who can’t afford to play

Though I’ve attended hundreds of press conferences in my career, there’s a reason the first one I covered in Halifax — almost 50 years ago — was among the ones I remember best. Just two days earlier, I had been appointed sports editor of The Chronicle Herald, a position I had my eye on for...

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Parade, display honour Fire Prevention Week

NEW GLASGOW – It was a special day on Saturday for local fire departments that combined to celebrate Fire Prevention Week in Pictou County. Joe MacDonald, chief of the Barney’s River Fire Department helped to organize events that included a display of various fire trucks, emergency vehicles and a rubberize rescue boat from Pictou County’s fire...

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Kids enjoy Soccer Day

PICTOU – It was Soccer Day last week in Pictou for younger members of the Pictou Soccer Club. Organizers and coaches with the club treated the players to pick-up games and other activities to help wind up the annual spring season. The event took place on June 27 at McCulloch Field after the original date...

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Y kids earn awards

Thirty students of the Karate Kids Program at the Pictou County YMCA received grading certificates, belts and awards last week to recognize their development on the path of learning in martial arts. The Karate-Do Shotokai Karate Kids Program at the Y is one of the many programs offered that give children the opportunities they need...

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