Fire rages on

More than four hours later and the fire in downtown Pictou continues to burn. Flames could be seen shooting through the roof at many points throughout the afternoon. The blaze at Poppy’s store – the former Shiretown Discount Emporium – has drawn fire fighters from at least seven other departments in Pictou County. Smoke is […]

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Armed robbery suspect nabbed

Stellarton Police are investigating an armed robbery that took place at the Stellarton Medical Hall on Foord Street at approximately 2:47 p.m. on Thursday, April 11t. Stellarton Police, with the assistance of The Westville Police Service and The New Glasgow Regional Police, arrested a 57-year-old man from New Glasgow who is facing several charges. Police […]

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Potluck supper tonight

The Multicultural Association of Pictou County is hosting a potluck supper 6-8 p.m.today at Trinity United Church in solidarity and friendship for the Muslim community, in light of the tragedy that occurred recently in New Zealand. Everyone is welcome. At least 49 people are dead after shootings at two New Zealand mosques last week. Authorities […]

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Stellarton to cease rink operations

Stellarton will cease operations at the town’s memorial rink, but is giving a citizens group until February 2020 to come up with a plan to continue the rink’s functioning. The decision was made at Monday’s town council meeting, following a presentation by Darren Stroud speaking on behalf of The Stellarton Memorial Rink Citizens Group. An […]

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Countdown on to Coldest Night walk

There is still more need for teams and team captains for a fun, accessible fundraiser. Stacey Dlamini, executive director of Pictou County Roots for Youth, says there is plenty of room available for people to participate in the group’s Coldest Night of the Year fundraiser coming up Feb. 23. “Currently there are 25 teams registered. […]

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STELLARTON – Four adults escaped unharmed but lost most belongings in an overnight fire that caused extensively damage including most of the roof collapsing on an older two-storey duplex here. Disaster volunteers with the Canadian Red Cross have arranged emergency lodging through the weekend plus food, winter clothing purchases and other basics for a woman […]

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