Island produces hockey star

I reflect back 40-plus years when fishermen around Pictou Island would live in their fishing shanties during lobster season.  Art Ferguson and my father had their shanties side by side on the bank above the Pictou Island wharf. Art’s son Graham and I were approximately the same age and as tradition goes, we would usually...

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Pacs win tourney in shootout

THORBURN — The Pictou Maripacs captured the Aaron Blackwood/Audrey McDonald Memorial Bantam C minor hockey tournament in exciting fashion on Sunday in Thorburn. Goals by Brennan Dalton and Cooper McNamara during a shootout lifted the Maripacs to a 2-1 victory over the Eastern Shore Schooners in the championship game at the Ivor MacDonald Memorial Rink....

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Hockey Scotias turned senior

The name Trenton Scotias — so familiar in local softball and hockey circles in the 1950s — has been one of my favourites, even after all this time. For several reasons. The first summertime assignment I received from Evening News sports editor Ricky Fraser was to cover the senior softball Scotias. That was in 1954,...

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The APC died 60 years ago

It’s everywhere. Old age – and the topic of aging – seems to be on the minds of more and more people. It must have something to do with growing old. Take this past Friday morning. I was walking the dogs when a woman, who stopped to pat them, noted one was turning grey. She...

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