Oakley sentencing pushed back

Accused, David Oakley made an appearance in Pictou Provincial Court Wednesday afternoon in regards to a case of animal abuse. During his last court date, Oakley’s lawyer entered guilty pleas for two counts of unnecessary suffering and one count of striking an animal with an axe. During Wednesday’s appearance, Oakley’s lawyer Elizabeth Cooper was absent...

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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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Petition for pets

Across the province and beyond, people are banding together to see better enforcement and policies for animal cruelty cases in Nova Scotia. After hearing about a recent animal cruelty case in Pictou County, Brenda Gerrior couldn’t sit by and hear about any more cases of cruelty without standing up for what she believes. “Nothing ever...

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Group voices support for ‘nail gun’ victim

PICTOU — A protest last Friday underscored a group’s frustration over how slowly the wheels of justice are turning for Nhlanhla Dlamini. About 20 people gathered with placards and to express, through a series of addresses and chants, their disappointment with how a court case has proceeded so far. It was organized by members of African...

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Two local suspects arrested, face animal cruelty charges

PICTOU – Two people are facing animal cruelty charges after being arrested by Pictou District RCMP. RCMP responded to a complaint of two people who had a rifle in their possession in their vehicle on Depot Street in Pictou. Police responded and encountered a man and a woman who were reported by witnesses to be...

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Garnier found guilty of second-degree murder in death of Catherine Campbell

A jury has found Christopher Garnier guilty of second-degree murder in the death of a local woman. The Halifax jury deliberated for less than five hours before reaching the verdict in Nova Scotia Supreme Court following a four-week trial. The body of Catherine Campbell, off-duty Truro police officer and member of the Stellarton Fire Department,...

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St. FX gym now Coach K Court

ANTIGONISH – A native of Pictou County and current president of St. Francis Xavier University says he hopes a refurbished gym and its new name as Coach K Court will be a venue people far and wide will want to attend. Kent MacDonald said he was glad to have been part of the ceremony that...

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Police arrest woman following armed robbery

TATAMAGOUCHE – RCMP arrested a woman earlier today following an armed robbery. Just before 6 a.m., a woman arrived in a truck at a service station on Main Street. She put fuel in the vehicle, then entered the stor, and told the female employee that she had a gun and needed money. The employee gave...

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Police arrest woman after truck stolen

New Glasgow Regional Police arrested an adult female after a Dodge truck was stolen from a driveway. Early today, at approximately 2:17 a.m., police received a 9-1-1 call that a dark blue Dodge Ram had just been stolen from a driveway at an Acadia Street residence. At approximately 2:57 a.m., the suspect vehicle was observed on...

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Impaired driving, speed charges laid

MOUNT THOM – RCMP Eastern Traffic Services stopped a 42-year-old Ontario resident for speeding yesterday morning at 10:30 a.m. The speed limit is 110 km/h and the driver was travelling 170 km/h. Upon further investigation, the police officer noticed that the driver was showing signs of impairment by alcohol. The driver was arrested and taken...

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