Pictou building razed by fire

PICTOU — A downtown storefront lies in ruins after a fire destroyed it on Monday. Rubble was all that remained of Poppy’s variety store on Water Street on Tuesday from the nearly nine hours of battling the blaze while the store’s owner tried to determine what’s next for him and the business. Pictou resident Kevin...

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Truck fire

No one was hurt when fire destroyed a pickup truck late Monday morning. Jimmy Wright owns the truck that was parked in front of his garage. He was intending to back it into his garage to change a light bulb but he smelled something and coasted the vehicle away from the garage when it caught...

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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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Fire destroys shed

Members of the Pictou Fire Department remained for about an hour over noon hour on Thursday to put out hot spots from a fire that destroyed a shed at a residence at 203 Brown’s Point Road. The fire spewed considerable black smoke near Highway 106 before the nearly 20 fire fighters arrived at about 12:30...

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Landscape light catches fire

PICTOU – The town’s fire chief is cautioning people about positioning landscape lights too close to combustibles. Paul Janes was among nine members of the Pictou Fire Department who responded this afternoon to a small fire at a town house on the corner of Oak and Pine streets. He said the hot sun ignited a...

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St. Paddy’s Day fun!

Corey Chisholm, Paul Janes and Marc Therien of the Pictou Fire Department show off their St. Paddy’s Day spirit for the department’s St. Paddy’s Day fundraiser celebration.The fundraiser takes place March 17 from 5 to 10 p.m. at the fire hall. There is a $5 cover to get in that will get you free Irish...

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