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RCMP responds to multi vehicle collision on Highway 102

FORT ELLIS – Nasty winter weather continues to play out on some sections of the Trans Canada Highway. Colchester District RCMP has responded to a multi-vehicle collision in the southbound lanes of Highway 102 near Fort Ellis. The collision involved up to 10 vehicles and has resulted in the closure of the highway between Exits 11 and […]

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RCMP seeks public’s assistance locating missing man

ESKASONI – Eskasoni RCMP is seeking the public’s assistance in locating 79-year-old Camillius Alex Senior who was last seen on December 13 on Mountain Road walking towards the community of Eskasoni. He is described as being 6-foot-1, approximately 190 pounds, with grey hair and brown eyes. When he was last seen, he was wearing a dark coat, hoodie and […]

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Citizens call on Liberals to live up to election promises about electoral reform

On December 1 at noon, all across the country, citizens descended upon their MP’s offices to request that the Liberal government live up to its election promise to study and legislate electoral reform. In Pictou County, they showed up at Sean Fraser’s constituency office in New Glasgow and across the province they were at Darren […]

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Celebrate the season with The Woodhouse at the deCoste

Just like milk and cookies, reindeer and carrots, or rum and eggnog, nothing goes together quite like jazz and Christmas music. The Woodhouse – a Toronto-based jazz combo of Nova Scotians – will be bringing their brand of seasonal jazz to the deCoste Centre on December 20. The group’s debut album and tour are both […]

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First step taken towards replacing Boat Harbour treatment facility

ABERCROMBIE – Northern Pulp Nova Scotia Corporation (NPNS) has selected an engineering firm to conduct preliminary engineering for design and development of the Boat Harbour effluent treatment facility replacement, including cost estimation. KSH Solutions Inc., a Canadian consulting, engineering and contracting company based out of Montreal, will undertake the comprehensive study that will include all […]

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The 12 scams of Christmas: BBB presents the most popular scams to make Santa’s naughty list this holiday season

With Christmas around the corner, The Better Business Bureau is notifying consumers on the most popular scams around this time. The spirit of Christmas usually brings out the joy of giving for most people, but for scammers the holidays are a time of taking. Buying gifts and donating to charities presents countless opportunities for scrooges […]

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Out of the cold … and into the warmth of giving

Choosing to fulfill a need she saw, Amber Guthro, a member of the First United Baptist Church sprung to action. As the season of giving drew closer, she realized there are some adults in the community who may not have access to proper clothing for the season. Following a structure similar to the annual Coats […]

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