Piece of Westville’s history returns

WESTVILLE — Much excitement and gratitude flowed through members of the Westville Fire Department with the return of the town’s first fire truck. The 1948 LaFrance model pumper integrated into a GMC body chassis arrived in town on Monday morning. Thus ended a circuitous journey for the truck from where it was built in Ontario,...

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Parade, display honour Fire Prevention Week

NEW GLASGOW – It was a special day on Saturday for local fire departments that combined to celebrate Fire Prevention Week in Pictou County. Joe MacDonald, chief of the Barney’s River Fire Department helped to organize events that included a display of various fire trucks, emergency vehicles and a rubberize rescue boat from Pictou County’s fire...

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Pulling for Change cancelled

(EDITOR’S NOTE: The United Way of Pictou County has cancelled their annual pulling for change event for 2016. Jessica Smith, executive director of the organization cited lack of participation this year as the reason for the cancellation. ”We usually need about 18 teams,” she said. This year so far there had only been 13 teams...

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