Antigonish native and legendary crime writer Max Haines passed away on the weekend at the age of 86. Haines was a writer for the Toronto Sun since 1972, and often wrote stories that incorporated the people and area of Antigonish.
Allister “Colin R” MacDonald was a schoolmate and linemate of Haines when they attended Morrison High School together. MacDonald says that one of Haines books was released in 2007 and included some local characters:
The book, “The Spitting Champion of the World” Memories on Antigonish was was launched at Wongs Orient Lounge.