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Power continues to be restored

HALIFAX – Nova Scotia Power says as of this morning, crews have restored service to approximately 85 per cent of the more than 400,000 customers who lost power due to hurricane Dorian. “We’ve made considerable progress but there is still much work to be done,” said Karen Hutt, president and CEO of Nova Scotia Power....

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Lights out in Stellarton – again

STELLARTON – It’s like déjà vu all over again. The light standard at the corner of Foord Street and Acadia Avenue has been taken down again – victim of an 18-wheeler truck that failed to make the right-hand turn onto Acadia. The incident happened earlier this morning (Sept. 11) around 7 a.m.. It has only...

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Dorian pummels county

Heather Murphy will long remember her weekend encounter with hurricane Dorian. “I thought I was going off the face of the earth,” she said, while describing the ferocious shoreline wave action in front of her home early Sunday near Waterside. Murphy volunteers at Caribou District Fire Hall, one of several fire halls that set up...

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Lyme talk draws crowd searching for answers

Nearly 400 people heard from American doctors about Lyme disease and how to treat it during a series of Lyme talks on Friday at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. About 300 people crowded the community room that evening to hear presentations by Dr. Richard Dubocq from Maine and Dr. Marty Ross from Texas. Dubocq and...

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New police chief for Stellarton

STELLARTON – A new police chief is joining the force in Stellarton. Town Council made the announcement last night at the regular cuncil meeting. The new chief is Mark Hobeck; he will join the force on September 30. Hobeck is a former member of the Halifax Regional Police with 31 years of service and is...

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EMO urges safety

The Emergency Management Office is urging Nova Scotians to stay off roads and stay away from downed power lines so crews can safely remove trees and debris and restore lines As of 9 a.m. Sunday, approximately 378,000 Nova Scotia Power customers are without power. Crews are now working in the southwest area of the province...

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Sanity and other things lacking

The harm we’ve done our atmosphere is one of the most thoroughly studied phenomena in human history, the subject of international scientific inquiry and consensus for decades now. The same ironclad scientific methodology which allowed us to reach the moon, land rovers on Mars, exchange our thoughts by way of smartphones and internet, split the...

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Social seniors share meal

Elizabeth Paris had elders of the community come together to share a meal last week and help boost socialization in seniors as well as giving them a chance to share stories from the past. “Emphasis on it is the seniors coming together and connecting,” said Paris. Although the original plan was to have something for...

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UPDATE: Fusion Festival postponed

EDITOR’S NOTE: Minutes after we posted this article online this morning, we received a phone call telling us it has been postponed due to impending weather. Stay tuned for a new date! NEW GLASGOW — The 11th annual Multicultural Association of Pictou County Fusion Festival is just around the corner. The popular event will be...

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NSP preparing for hurricane Dorian

HALIFAX – Nova Scotia Power is mobilizing personnel and resources in advance of hurricane Dorian’s expected arrival in Nova Scotia Saturday. “We have been tracking Dorian closely and preparing for several days,” said Karen Hutt, president & CEO of Nova Scotia Power. “We know this type of weather can cause fallen trees on lines and...

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