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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Nova Scotia Power preparing for severe winter storm; customers urged to plan for outages

HALIFAX – Nova Scotia Power is ramping up the biggest pre-storm mobilization of personnel and resources in the company’s history in advance of a severe winter storm that is forecast to bring hurricane force winds to Nova Scotia tomorrow (Thursday). “This is a bigger storm than the one that hit last week,” said Karen Hutt, […]

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NSP installing 12 charging stations across the province

Nova Scotians will soon be able to drive electric vehicles from Sydney to Yarmouth without having to worry about where they can charge their batteries. Nova Scotia Power announced today it will install 12 electric vehicle fast charging stations across the province, as part of a pilot project to study the impact and usage of […]

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Spiddle Hill wind farm marks five years of generating clean energy

TATAMAGOUCHE – An area wind farm, Colchester Cumberland Wind Field Inc. (CCWF) turned on its fifth turbine at Spiddle Hill last month as it marked five years of providing clean energy to area residents. The CCWF is owned by 280 shareholders who, together, have invested $3 million in generating renewable energy locally. David Stevenson, president […]

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Environmental group calls for end to coal as fuel source

Trenton’s Fun Fest may have entertained the bulk of the town last weekend but there was little fun to be found on Power Plant Road. Members of the Hillside Environmental Watch Group sat along side the road to protest emissions from the Trenton Generating Station and spent Sunday afternoon waiting for local politicians and anyone […]

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