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A Nova Scotian belongs on list

It was one of those typical summertime opportunities to get together and chat with an out-of-province acquaintance I hadn’t seen in many years. We were hardly seated before he was expressing pleasure that I had brought him to The Keg, a newly-opened restaurant in Dartmouth Crossing. He browsed the menu and wisely chose the highlight...

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Courtney Malcolm among book’s sports figures

NEW GLASGOW — Courtney Malcolm said he was surprised to have been included in the most recent book authored and published by Clyde Macdonald. “I was flabbergasted,” said Malcolm, who will be among those attending Macdonald’s book launch during an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. on August 10 at the New Glasgow Library....

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Sold out Miss Miles welcomes 700 entries

NEW GLASGOW – Carol Curley has been the Race Director of the Miss Miles five-kilometre fun run for its entire seven years. But this year was special as it was in memory of her mother, Edna Boucher, who passed away last November. Boucher was always a big supporter of all Johnny Miles running events as...

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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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MacEachern charts marathon milestone

NEW GLASGOW — Bill MacEachern is feeling better. He’s feeling so good that he wants to run enough marathons this year to position himself to make the 2020 Johnny Miles Marathon his 100th marathon. “I hope to run the 2019 Johnny Miles Marathon,” he said. “That will be my 95th marathon.” MacEachern has cased what...

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Curley aligns fitness, visitor appeal

NEW GLASGOW — Terry Curley can draw a parallel between what the Johnny Miles running events offer and how they attract participation from Pictou County and beyond. Curley says there is a connection between what he called the emerging potential of sports tourism and the achievements of the running events that led to the recent...

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Turkey Trot draws 300-plus

NEW GLASGOW – Nearly 350 people took part in the pre-Thanksgiving dinner Turkey Trot on Sunday in New Glasgow. Runners and walkers gathered at Glasgow Square for the morning event that started and ended there. Registration was closed after numbers reached 300, but about 40 others were signed in prior to the event. The Turkey...

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MacLennan wins 12th Miles marathon

NEW GLASGOW – Make it an even dozen Johnny Miles Marathon wins for Dave MacLennan. MacLennan, 53, started strong and steadily gained on runner-up Matthew White of Dartmouth to win the marathon by nearly 11 minutes in two hours, 47 minutes, 36 seconds. It’s his fastest winning time for the race since 2014 when he...

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Miles ’18 awards presented

NEW GLASGOW – Awards were presented in four categories last Thursday at Glasgow Square in conjunction with the Johnny Miles Running Event Weekend. Five people were inducted into the Glenn Big Dog Chenell Runners Hall of Fame: Fred MacDonald, Peter Kittelson, Brenda Hetherington-Henshaw, Joe Pound and Lloyd Northen. The awards are presented in memory of...

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‘One-year’ event goes on and on

Some things I never forget. Even after 44 years, I remember the early morning phone call and the excited voice at the other end of the line. It was Dr. Johnny Williston, the New Glasgow doctor that I had gotten to know during my working years in Pictou County. It was 1974 and I was...

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