Pictou Advocate sports

A quality person like his mom and dad

If you were to ask me about Dallas Stars interim head coach Rick Bowness, the first pronouncement I’d make is that he’s a quality person just like his mom and dad before him. In my mind, they’ve been a sports-loving family I’ve admired for a very long time. They don’t come much finer. And it’s...

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Face masks, fantasy and a homeless team

The thermometer beside my desk was telling me the outdoor temperature was far too high and the indoor conditions were just as bad. The humidity, outside and inside, was beyond unbearable. My neighbours, still scared to death because of COVID-19, were doing what they’ve been doing for over four months — staying out of sight....

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Next question: Will Keefe last long?

When you’ve written thousands of columns like I have through the years, there’s a scenario that’s bound to occur once in a while. Someone asks, innocently, if I ever run out of subjects to discuss. Yes, I do. I faced that situation in just the last few days. It was the evening before my deadline...

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‘This is what it’s all about’

Take it from me — one of the benefits of a lifetime in journalism is the fun and excitement you experience along the way. For that, I’m forever grateful. In how many occupations do you get to meet Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip — not once, but twice in a few days? Or meet and...

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Y hosts Ron MacLean at 50th birthday bash: Peace Medals presented

It was a special time on Monday at the Pictou County Wellness Centre as Hockey Night in Canada’s Ron MacLean was welcomed to join the Pictou County YMCA’s 50th breakfast birthday bash. Peace awards were presented in three categories as part of YMCA Peace Week, while MacLean saluted those who contribute to communities while regaling...

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Good will come despite Trump

I vowed I would never allow myself to discuss Donald Trump in my column – or anywhere else for that matter. Even if he does own a bunch of golf courses. But now that he’s messing around in the sports world, like he’s been messing around in just about everything else, I can’t help myself....

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A major reward to Colin White

I love a story like Colin White’s. The New Glasgow hockey defenceman did something no Pictou County hockey player ever did before him. He played on two Stanley Cup championship teams. For the record, he helped the New Jersey Devils win the coveted silverware in the 1999-2000 season. Then he did it a second time...

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Denis Savard hits right notes at annual Weeks event

ABERCROMBIE – Time marches on, but some things stay the same for the annual Weeks Celebrity Golf event. Items were well received and generated strong bidding at the auction last Thursday at the Bluenose Curling Club, while 36 teams helped the event raise more funds for the Week Hockey Organization’s bursary program and other items...

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