Sacred fire at First Nation

PICTOU LANDING – A traditional sacred fire was celebrated last week at the Pictou Landing First Nation. Everett Savary was one of four people known as fire keepers who tended and fed a sacred fire inside a teepee. He shared his knowledge of the ancient Mi’kmaq ceremony. The others were Darren Bernard, River Paul and Brandon Bernard. They […]

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Pedestrian struck, hurt

PICTOU – Members of the Pictou County RCMP were at the scene of a car-pedestrian collision on Saturday in Pictou. Police said the driver of the vehicle involved was not hurt, while the pedestrian was being treated in an ambulance at the scene before a possible transfer to hospital. The mishap occurred at about 2:30 […]

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Fire in Stellarton

The Scotia Plumbing building on South Foord Street in Stellarton was the scene of a fire late this afternoon. The bright red roof of the of the buildings on the property can be seen with dark smoke billowing out the top. Firefighters are still on the scene and it is unknown yet if there were […]

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Grass fire in Hillside

Shortly after 1:10 p.m. Tuesday, Trenton firefighters responded to a grass and brush fire that spread to a vehicle on Greens Point Road in Hillside. The Trenton Fire Department was assisted by the Abercrombie and Pictou Landing fire departments. The blaze was quickly brought under control shuttling water from  a hydrant near the entrance to […]

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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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Hot spot

Members of the Trenton Fire Department were at the scene of a grass fire that spread to an unoccupied dwelling on Park Street on Tuesday afternoon. The house sustained damage where it was exposed to the fire. It was one of three fires the department responded to during an afternoon of warm and windy weather […]

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Burning restrictions begin March 15

The weather may indicate otherwise, but the official start to wildfire season is March 15, and Nova Scotians are reminded to Check Before You Burn. People should check the BurnSafe website at novascotia.ca/BurnSafe for counties and municipalities where domestic burning of brush and campfires are permitted or restricted. Burning restrictions apply until Oct. 15. “While […]

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Red Cross aids family whose home was damaged by fire in Westville

WESTVILLE – A family of four has been displaced by a fire early Saturday that heavily damaged a two-storey house here. Disaster volunteers with the Canadian Red Cross are assisting the couple, their four-year-old daughter and two-year-old son with emergency lodging and food. Purchases of new clothing and other essentials were arranged through a partnership […]

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Police investigate a suspicious fire in Green’s Trailer Park

New Glasgow Regional Police are investigating a suspicious fire that occurred on Skylark Street last night. On Tuesday, Jan. 30 at approximately 6:30 p.m., New Glasgow Fire Department assisted by New Glasgow Regional Police and Emergency Health Service responded to the fire at a residence on Skylark Street, Greens Trailer Court. When fire and police […]

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