FALCONER, Ruth Christine

FALCONER, Ruth Christine – 83, of Sundridge, Pictou County, passed away July 18, 2019 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Scotch Hill, she was a daughter of the late Fred & Lavina (Cotter) Langille. She is survived by her sons, Gerry (Floss), Poplar Hill; Eric (Sam), Comox, BC; Russell (Sandy), Courtenay, BC; […]

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MacKENZIE, Gary K.

Pictou With heavy hearts the family of Gary Kipling MacKenzie, announce his passing. Gary passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 18th 2019in the Aberdeen Hospital Palliative Care Unit, New Glasgow, at the age of 68. He was born July 23rd 1950 in Pictou to Kathleen Langille and the late George Kipling MacKenzie. Gary was predeceased […]

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RCMP conclude search operation in Pictou County

Merigomish- Pictou District RCMP and the Nova Scotia Medical Examiner Service (ME) have conducted an extensive investigation into a complaint of a discovery of human remains in Merigomish. On July 15, as a result of information received about the presence of human remains, Pictou District RCMP searched an area on a rural wooded property in Merigomish. RCMP members...

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Hot vehicles no place for four-legged friends

By Pat Healey DARTMOUTH: As the hot summer sun shows its warmth more and more each day, it’s important to take action to avoid unknowingly causing your fur baby or young child hardship by leaving them in your vehicle while running an errand. Unfortunately, this remains an issue for both the provincial RCMP and N.S....

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Climate emergency brings youth leaders to Pugwash

PUGWASH –  On Sunday, July 28th at 12 noon, youth from across Atlantic Canada will be planting a red oak tree at the Thinkers Lodge in Pugwash as a symbol of their commitment to fighting climate change and protecting the planet for the next seven generations. This public and media event culminates an intensive three-day...

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Air Passenger Protection regulations partially come into force

MONTREAL – The much-awaited federal air passenger protection regulations (APPR) come into effect, at least partially. Flight Claim, who since 2016 has actively advocated for better passenger treatment, more transparency of information, more accountability for airlines and increased consistency for damages paid to adversely affected consumers, gladly welcomes this development. The APPR includes various provisions...

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Transport Canada fines vessel for contravening the speed restriction in the Gulf of St. Lawrence

OTTAWA – Endangered whales such as the majestic North Atlantic right whale deserve to swim danger-free in Canadian waters. That is why the Government of Canada has introduced several measures to address risks they face by marine shipping and fishing activity. One of the implemented measures includes speed restrictions in certain zones in the Gulf of St....

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Single-vehicle crash

There were no serious injuries on Wednesday morning after a single-vehicle crash in New Glasgow. At approximately 11 a.m., members of the New Glasgow Fire Department, New Glasgow Regional Police and EHS responded to the single-vehicle crash at the Dalhousie Street side of Scotiabank.  The driver lost control of the vehicle and struck the side of...

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Festival of the Tartans celebrating all things Scottish

NEW GLASGOW — Get your tartans ready! The 62nd Annual Festival of the Tartans is almost here! The event will run for five days, from July 17 to July 21, with events such as the Kilted Golf Tournament, the Antique Car Show and New Glasgow’s Highland Games. The Festival of the Tartans is a celebration...

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Antigonish Farmers Market expands

The Antigonish Farmers’ Market is expanding to a year-round attraction with more vendors and new offerings to help grow the agri-food sector, while enhancing the market experience for locals and visitors alike. The Farmers’ Market is expanding with a new building large enough to accommodate more vendors and increase its overall capacity to meet growing...

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