Museum hosts Izzard exhibit

BARNEY’S RIVER — A soldier who spent part of his life in Pictou County was honoured for his contribution to the Allied cause during the Second World War. Private William Lyall Izzard was 21 when he was killed while serving as a member of the North Nova Scotia Highlanders on June 7, 1944, the day...

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Highway twinning at last

SUTHERLAND’S RIVER — A long-sought twinning of Highway 104 from Sutherland’s River to Antigonish will become a reality. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on Tuesday $90 million in federal funding toward the estimated $195 cost to extend the highway’s four lanes the 38 kilometres between Sutherland’s River and Antigonish. Design work will start next week,...

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This is why police need you to report impaired drivers

RCMP in Pictou County were hard at work this past weekend, and were involved with three particular incidents where the drivers had their vehicles towed. In all cases, the reason the vehicles were towed was related to impaired driving. At 1:35 p.m. on Saturday June 2, RCMP stopped a vehicle in Moose River because of...

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Two in custody regarding fire

The Pictou County Regional Emergency Management Office stated that several Pictou County Fire Departments responded to several reports of grass fires throughout Pictou County. In addition, the Trenton Connector  from Highway 106 to the Abercrombie Road was closed as a precaution to allow several fire departments throughout Pictou County to put out several fires on...

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Gift the gift of time

Skye Enfield-MacLean, and hundreds of local students just like her, is looking for a special gift this Christmas that cannot be bought in a store. She is looking for time; specifically, YOUR time. Skye is looking for a mentor. She, like many others in this community, is on a wait list with Big Brothers Big...

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Truck fire

This is all that remains of a tractor trailer following a fire earlier this afternoon on TransCanada Highway 104 in the Broadway area. Several fire departments responded, including the fire stations in Barney’s River and Merigomish. Traffic was diverted along the Shore Road. (Brimicombe photo)...

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RCMP investigating two-vehicle collision on Highway 104

BARNEY’S RIVER – At least two people are injured following a two-vehicle collision that occurred Saturday on TCHighway 104. At 8:23 a.m. Saturday, Pictou District RCMP was called to the scene of a head-on collision on Highway 104 in Barney’s River. A small car lost control and crossed the centre line into the path of...

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Highway 104 talk recessed

When governments truly want to do something, they do it. When they don’t, they delay. Discussion about twinning Highway 104 between Sutherlands River and Antigonish is a case in point. Members of the Liberal McNeil government saw the calendar and did two things with the subject of twinning the highway. They accepted informally the 15,000...

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