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Why the old APC survived so long

There’s a question that keeps being asked in emails from readers or during conversations with acquaintances or total strangers. How do I keep finding new column ideas after writing for so many years? The longevity reference just makes me smile. Sometimes I get a subject in a rather peculiar way. It happened again for this...

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MHL game changes

The Maritime Junior Hockey League (MHL) is announcing several changes to the updated 2020-21 regular season schedule ahead of games resuming in Nova Scotia this weekend due to COVID-19 regulations in P.E.I. and to keep teams playing.  A press release from the league informs the following games have been postponed until a later date: January...

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Pause in N.S. team schedules extended through January 24

MHL hockey fans will have to wait a little longer to see a local game. The Nova Scotia government announced on Friday that the COVID-19 restrictions introduced before Christmas will be extended until 11:59 p.m. on January 24. Those rules include limiting sports practices to 25 participants without physical distancing, with games and tournaments not...

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MHL announces additional schedule changes

The Maritime Junior Hockey League (MHL) has made five more adjustments to the 2020-21 regular season schedule as a result of new COVID-19 regulations in Nova Scotia. The affected games are as follows: January 16th – Pictou County at Truro to December 18th March 27th – Pictou County at Valley to January 16th March 13th...

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Crushers add names to roster following draft

The 2020 Maritime Junior Hockey League (MHL) Entry Draft was conducted on Saturday, with 120 players selected as the league’s 12 teams built for the future. The Weeks Jr A Crushers added some new talent: Weeks Major Midgets, Kiefer Avery and James Harrison are new additions as are Preston Pattengale, Jake Edwards,  Logan O’Neil, Alex...

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Through the 1950s, the best ball ever

I still haven’t forgotten how it began 70 years ago this month. I had just turned 12 and was in my last weeks of grade six at Acadia Street School in New Glasgow. The annual move to the family cottage at Rustico Beach wasn’t far away. It was in early June that I changed my...

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A popular old Albion passes away in U.S.

Those of us ancient enough to remember the Stellarton Albions and their nine seasons in the Halifax and District Baseball League during the 1950s have been given another reason to mourn. Joe Fulghum, one of the finest talents ever to play baseball for a Pictou County team, passed away last week at his home in...

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Bombers earn weekend split

PICTOU — A weekend split and a long road schedule have the Pictou County Wear Well Bombers hoping for a home-ice welcome later this month. The Bombers got two goals from Landon MacDonald and a goal and two assists each from David Matthews and Cale MacDougall as they whipped the Joneljim Cougars from Cape Breton...

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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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