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Charges pending in fatal vehicle-pedestrian collision

PICTOU LANDING – Charges are pending against a driver involved in a fatal vehicle-pedestrian collision that happened on Pictou Landing Road in Pictou Landing at approximately 4:30 a.m. this morning.  A preliminary investigation indicates a 50-year-old female pedestrian from Pictou Landing was struck by a pick-up truck. She was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver, a 32-year-old man from Pictou Landing, […]

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An Ode to Empty Skies

I have a long and complicated relationship with the passenger pigeon, an extinct bird which came to my attention one sleepless night six years ago, and which eventually became the subject of my novel The Sky Was Copper Blue. Writing about it, I hoped, would get it out of my head, but of course that […]

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Pedal pushing

Bike Week begins this weekend and there are many events planned to celebrate. JUNE 8 Official Bike Week opening will be held at New Glasgow Farmers Market, 216 Glasgow Street: 9:30 am – Official Bike Week Proclamation with New Glasgow Town Crier. Sponsor:  Town of New Glasgow Official Bike Week Opening Ride (34kms) 10:00 am […]

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Litter checkpoints this week

Pictou County Solid Waste, in conjunction with the Pictou County District RCMP, will be conducting litter checkpoints at various locations throughout Pictou County. The general public can expect to see members of the RCMP and the Pictou County Solid Waste Team conducting “Litter Checkpoints” during Environment Week on June 7.   The goal is to educate the public on […]

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