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We’re left with our memories

We knew for quite some time that the end was getting near. We knew there was no way to prevent it from happening. No expensive surgery was going to help the situation. No amount of bandages would cover up the deficiencies brought on by old age. Proper maintenance would cost in the millions. Still, the...

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Residents opposed to new seniors complex

NEW GLASGOW – Not everyone is in favour of a proposed seniors complex at the site of the former rink. A public hearing was held in New Glasgow Council Chambers on Monday evening in regards to the development agreement of the John Brother MacDonald Stadium. A number of residents opposing the development were present to...

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An exciting year despite no league

It was precisely 60 years ago — March 1958 on our calendars. At that time, I had reached a fork in the road in my personal journey towards a career. A month earlier, I had walked away from engineering studies at St. Francis Xavier University that had bored me to death. I had dumped my...

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Kids’ hockey too costly?

I was sitting among the clientele in the pathology and laboratory medicine department at Dartmouth General Hospital the other morning, awaiting my turn to get monthly blood work done. It’s the largest clinical laboratory in Atlantic Canada, so it’s easy to realize, after taking a number, the waiting can be a bit lengthy. Usually I...

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