Leonard Thompson’s No. 39 retired

STELLARTON — It was a rare opportunity last Thursday to honour an accomplished athlete and employee when Leonard Thompson’s No. 39 was officially retired at Proudfoot’s Home Hardware Building Centre in Stellarton. The number signifies the 39 years he worked with the building centre’s locations in New Glasgow and Pictou before his last years at...

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Residents learn about solar power

PLYMOUTH — Residents received a short course on how to apply for solar panel installation through a novel provincial program. Plymouth resident Andy Thompson, who represents District 11 on Pictou County Municipal Council, outlined the success of the centre in successfully applying to the Solar Electricity for Community Buildings Pilot Program. The result was 72...

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Solar power transforming Plymouth Community Centre

PLYMOUTH – The Plymouth Community Centre is changing for the better. It may not look different from the front exterior, but the former school is already benefiting from a phalanx of 72 solar panels mounted on the rear pitch facing the sun’s track on a clear day. Robert MacKean, an electrician and renewable energy specialist who...

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County man charged for obtaining sexual services from youth

PLYMOUTH – A local man has been  charged for obtaining sexual services from youth. Between March 2018 and November 2018, a 30-year-old man from Stellarton was contacting three females under the age of 18 from Pictou County, and making arrangements to pay them for sex. All of the incidents, except for one that happened in Cape Breton, occurred...

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National recognition for three local volunteers

Three Pictou County volunteers were recognized nationally with Senate 150 Medals on Saturday afternoon during a ceremony at the Plymouth Fire Hall. Senator Michael MacDonald, Cape Breton, presented the medals to Joanne Cumminger of Plymouth, Allan Murray of Stellarton and Anne Emmett of Braeshore for their exemplary volunteer record spanning over many years and many...

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Three county volunteers to receive Senate Medal

PLYMOUTH – Senator Michael L. MacDonald  will be presenting Senate 150 Medals to three long-time community volunteers from Pictou County this Saturday at an event in Plymouth. Receiving the medal will be Joanne Cumminger of New Glasgow, Anne Emmett of Pictou and Allan Murray of Stellarton. The Senate of Canada 150 Medal celebrates the 150th...

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Woman arrested for driving while drug impaired

PLYMOUTH – Pictou District RCMP arrested a 22-year-old  New Glasgow woman for drug-impaired driving this past weekend. At approximately 11:15 a.m. on October 20, Pictou District RCMP was dispatched to a complaint of a single-vehicle collision on Highway 104 near Exit 25 in Plymouth. Witnesses told police the vehicle had been travelling east when it...

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Call from public results in arrest of two impaired drivers

PLYMOUTH –  Two people were arrested  for impaired driving, thanks to a phone call to police from the public. Just before midnight on Friday evening, Pictou County District RCMP responded to complaint of two impaired drivers in a parking lot in Plymouth. Upon arrival, RCMP located open liquor in one of the vehicles. Further investigation...

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Pictou County RCMP seeks assistance locating missing teen

UPDATE: Renee Nickerson, who was reported missing on August 29, 2017, has been located and is safe. The RCMP would like to thank the public for their assistance, shares and re-tweets on social media. PLYMOUH  – Pictou County District RCMP is seeking assistance in locating a missing Pictou – County teen. Renee Nickerson, 16, left her residence...

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Drugs seized from Plymouth business

PLYMOUTH – Illegal drugs were seized from a business here on July 19. At approximately 8:30 p.m,, the Pictou County Integrated Street Crime Enforcement Unit seized a quantity of methamphetamine from a commercial business in Plymouth and arrested a 40-year-old man from Trenton. At this time, the accused is facing one count of possession of...

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