Home owners seek redress after flood

NEW GLASGOW — Residents have been forced to live elsewhere after their home was flooded on Canada Day. Michelle Langille and her husband were in their home on 526 Trenton Road when they discovered the main floor was flooded with water from the long, heavy rain that struck the area. They were awakened at 2...

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RCMP investigate stabbing

MERIGOMISH – Pictou County RCMP are investigating a stabbing that took place early this morning at a residence in Merigomish. When they arrived at the scene after responding at 3:30 a.m., police located a 30-year-old man suffering from multiple stab wounds. The suspect, a 37-year-old man from Thorburn, fled the scene on foot into a...

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Fanning returns to men’s amateur

ABERCROMBIE – It has been a bittersweet return to amateur golf for Lee Fanning. Fanning, who plays at the host Abercrombie Country Club, followed an 84 on Friday with a 90 on Saturday and is well back in the field at the 2019 Nova Scotia men’s amateur golf championship entering the third and final day...

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Crushers’ owners eye hockey season

New members of the Pictou County Weeks Crushers brain trust say they can’t wait for the season to start. Head coach Mike Danton and co-owners Scott Burden and Bruce Ryan were introduced on July 2 during a meet and greet session at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. “It’s exciting,” Danton said. “I’m very grateful for...

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Veterans remembered at rededication service

NEW GLASGOW — Four veterans who are buried at Riverside Cemetery in New Glasgow were remembered last week during a re-dedication ceremony hosted by Branch 34 of the Royal Canadian Legion in New Glasgow. Hugh Muir, Branch 34 president, presided over the ceremony that attracted nearly 20 people. The ceremony was scheduled to take place...

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Driver injured in car crash

SYLVESTER – RCMP are investigating a single-vehicle crash that sent one person to hospital around on Thursday. The female driver and lone occupant of the compact sedan was heading south in Sylvester between the two ends of the Loch Broom loop around mid-day on Thursday when the car left the right side of the road...

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County athletes give Kelowna Apple a try

PICTOU – Two athletes with Pictou County roots have decided to attempt a triathlon for the first time. Kailyn MacCarthy from Caribou Island and Jonathan Atwin from Lyons Brook were scheduled to leave on Thursday to take part in the Olympic-distance Kelowna Apple Triathlon in B.C.’s Okanagan Valley on Sunday. The Kelowna Apple traces its...

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Leadership forum sets goals

BIBLE HILL – Sport and recreation enthusiasts have set goals for the province following a sport leadership forum. More than 100 people gathered for the day-long event on June 8 at Dalhousie University’s Agricultural Campus in Bible Hill, N.S. It was hosted by a group called reSPORT whose mission is to continue to accelerate positive...

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NRHS celebrates graduation

ALMA – It was a magical time for graduates last Thursday at Northumberland Regional High School. A list of graduates’ names totalling 209 was recited for the grads and others who packed the school’s gymnasium. Conditions were unusually comfortable due to the rather cool evening. It has been a generally sweltering time for graduation exercises...

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Town begins road, sidewalk projects

PICTOU – The town’s summer infrastructure work has begun in earnest. Crews have been working on a number of sidewalk and street projects to help restore the infrastructure into better repair. Work on Wednesday included pouring and leveling cement for sidewalk at the corner of Church and James streets. Some gutter work along James Street...

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