Pictou Advocate sports

Sponagle overcame many tough times

Evidently I haven’t been alone among newspaper columnists. My former colleague John DeMont at The Chronicle Herald was explaining last week how the COVID-19 virus, followed by the mass murders in northern Nova Scotia, delayed other subjects he planned to write about. I had similar issues. After 66 years of never missng a week without […]

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WomenAlike make history

Traffic stopped on the George Street Bridge in New Glasgow on Friday as fairies and butterflies danced behind a colourful dragon heading from Carmichael Park to Glasgow Square for the opening of the 18th annual Race on the River. The group was comprised of breast cancer survivors walking with purpose, with determination and filled with […]

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Sports writer, Advocate columnist follows dream

Mickey Mantle, Roger Maris, Frank Mahovlich, Henri Richard, Gordie Howe… Most sports fans dream of someday, maybe, seeing one of these sports giants. But meeting all of them, plus more? Well, that’s a dream that’s just about too big for anyone, really. Not so for sports writer Hugh Townsend. He met these greats, and many […]

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