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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Expanded energy efficiency programs will help homeowners save money

More Nova Scotia homeowners are now able to save money on their energy bills and reduce greenhouse gases to help fight climate change, by installing energy efficient upgrades. Nova Scotia Energy and Mines Minister Derek Mombourquette and federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change Catherine McKenna, announced today, July 10, that three efficiency programs are...

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Welcome home

The Maritime Oddfellows Home in Pictou has received a makeover recently that has the residents feeling more at home in the facility than ever before. Each one of the residents at the home has received a new door wrap over the past month or so that makes the doors of their room look like the...

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Street Crime Unit seizes crystal meth

Crystal meth has been seized from a home in New Glasgow. On June 16th at approximately 3 p.m., Pictou County Integrated Street Crime Enforcement Unit executed a search warrant at a residence on Muir’s Lane.  At this time, police seized a quantity of crystal methamphetamine. As a result of investigation police arrested a16-year-old female youth...

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New program helps Nova Scotians purchase their first home

Nova Scotians working to save for a down payment for their first home could soon get an interest-free loan from Housing Nova Scotia to make their dream come true. The provincial and federal governments are investing $1.3 million to fund a new one-year Down Payment Assistance Program. “Saving up for a down payment remains one...

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