Family displaced from home following fire

TRENTON  – A family of three has been displaced by a fire that damaged their two-storey house in Trenton. The couple and their infant daughter will be staying with nearby relatives for now, and have been helped by disaster volunteers from the Canadian Red Cross with emergency purchases of winter clothing while they await additional...

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Fire destroys mobile home

CENTRAL CARIBOU – A fire destroyed a mobile home along the Central Caribou Road this (Thursday) morning. The dwelling’s occupants got out safely while the Caribou District Fire Department and four other departments were at the scene. Caribou District responded at 9:35 a.m., Chief Robert Weaver said. Pictou District RCMP responded at about 9:45 a.m....

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Twin Turple brothers built boats

I have taken much pride in sharing information about the various boats my father had built and raced during his lifetime. My father, however, was not the only Turple to build boats. Boat building was in the Turple blood for many years. I have done research as far back as possible and have discovered that...

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Fire damages Stellarton home

STELLARTON – A man and his five-year-old daughter have been displaced by a fire early Wednesday afternoon that damaged an older, two-storey house in Stellarton. They are staying with nearby relatives for now and have been helped by Canadian Red Cross volunteers with emergency purchases of clothing, some other basics, and a comfort toy for...

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No injuries following two-vehicle collision

New Glasgow Regional Police were called to the scene of a two- vehicle collision last night, Nov. 13. At approximately 4:45 p.m., police, along with the New Glasgow Fire Department and Emergency Health Services responded to a two motor vehicle collision on East River Road in front of the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. The collision...

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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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Shrieks from monsters in the woods …

Far out in the Northumberland Strait lies a tiny island where maybe even today imaginary monsters roam in its woods … I recall my earlier years living on Pictou Island when monsters supposedly lurked in the woods behind our homes. You see every Pictou Island landowner had their own woodlands. Just about every islander would...

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D’Eons breaking ground at roundabout location

PICTOU — A local fishery supplier has begun breaking ground at its new location. Vernon D’Eon Fishing Supplies Ltd. started ground preparations for its new home on what is called ‘Lot A’ beside the Pictou Rotary. D’Eon’s general manager Lloyd D’Eon said he’s looking forward to moving into the new 50 x 100 retail outlet...

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Fire displaces family of three

NEW GLASGOW – Three people have been displaced by a fire today  that extensively damaged an older, two-storey house in New Glasgow. Pictou County volunteers with the Canadian Red Cross have arranged emergency lodging, meals, clothing purchases and other aid for a couple and their 18-year-old son. There were no injuries from the fire, reported...

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Ice, fire, a race and a brawl …

The Northumberland Strait was full of ice on May 1st 1965. It has been eight months since we moved off Pictou Island. My parents, however, were going to stay in our house on Pictou Island during lobster season. Four days prior on April 26th there was a lot of scattered ice. Nevertheless, my father and...

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