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It was one of those hot, humid afternoons we’ve been having this summer – obviously a forerunner to what climate change is going to be like.

With a scheduled Canadian Football League game at Acadia University this weekend – the Toronto Argonauts hosting the Saskatchewan Roughriders – I’ve been thinking about one man.

Driving into Cole Harbour from downtown Dartmouth, it’s hard not to notice the welcome sign at the corner of Cole Harbour Road and Caldwell Road.


More than 700 runners have already registered for the Johnny Miles Running events on June 19, and there is room for more.

It’s time to call Blayre Turnbull what she is, what she affectionately became as a member of Canada’s gold medal women’s hockey team at the 2022 Olympic Games in Beijing.

Every springtime, for almost half a century, my thoughts focused back on my native Pictou County – and it has nothing to do with my personal memories of warm weather and walking barefoot on the sands of Lighthouse Beach in Pictou Landing.

There’s a tantalizing question I’ve had on my mind for most of my life. Why do certain memories remain far longer than others?

I can remember it was a bright sunny spring day in 1999 when I drove into the parking lot at the Heather Motel in the north end of Stellarton.

I was having lunch recently with a group of old hockey fanatics when one of them asked a question that got me laughing to myself. I didn’t want to laugh in his face.


The Maritime Hockey League game scheduled for Monday between the Amherst Ramblers and the Pictou County Weeks Crushers at the Pictou County Wellness Centre has been moved to Tuesday at 7 p.m.

There’s an annual custom in the sports writing fraternity that, in the final days of any given calendar, you place your reputation on the line by casting a vote for the year’s best sports team.