RCMP police

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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Stellarton Police seeking information

Stellarton Police Service is looking for the public’s assistance regarding a disturbance that occurred earlier today, February 6. In the early morning hours, Stellarton Police were dispatched to the area of Foster Avenue in regards to a disturbance. At the time, it was believed the suspect fled Foster Avenue in the direction Bridge Avenue and...

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Halifax Convention Centre to host welcome weekend

Local residents curious to know more about the new Halifax Convention Centre can have their curiosity satisfied this weekend. The Halifax Convention Centre will host a welcome weekend open to the public January 12-14, providing an opportunity to tour the new facility. “We know our state-of-the-art facility will make Nova Scotians proud,” said Carrie Cussons,...

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Lions club proposing community park

The Pictou and Area Lions Club sees the beauty and potential in a local spot and wants to develop it for a public park that would be accessible to people of all abilities. They have dreams of the Pictou Winter Carnival being hosted there with skiing, sledding and skating and more. In summer, they imagine...

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Ann MacLean special guest for second Engage & Empower session

A chance to chip in on what you think the community needs is presenting itself to New Glasgow residents at the second Engage & Empower session to talk about issues in their community. The guest for the May 17 session will be a former mayor of New Glasgow. Ann MacLean will be taking part in...

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Fundraising campaign launched to help library

ANTIGONISH – Friends of the Antigonish Library launched a 2017 fundraising campaign to offset chronic underfunding. As FoAL launches its 2017 fundraising campaign, Friends of the Antigonish Library (FoAL) is again soliciting the community to reach our $7500 goal. The board is deeply grateful to its dedicated annual donors. However, the library cannot rely on...

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REMO warns people to stay off the roads

UPDATE: NEW GLASGOW- Pictou County REMO Coordinator John Davison is reminding residents of Pictou County to only travel if absolutely necessary and to use extreme caution as poor driving conditions continue during today’s blizzard. “Conditions are worse than yesterday, so we want people to continue to be safe and to use good judgment,” says Davison....

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Highway twinning session postponed

Due to weather and poor travel conditions, the public consultation session on highway twinning scheduled for this evening, Tuesday, Jan. 24, in New Glasgow has been rescheduled. The session will now be held on Monday, Jan. 30, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Pictou County Wellness Centre, 2656 Westville Rd. It is one of...

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UPDATE: Police investigating on-ice incident in Trenton

UPDATE: New Glasgow Regional Police are still investigating an on-ice incident at a hockey game that took place at the Trenton Minor Sports Community Centre Trenton. The incident involving two players, occurred on Sunday, October 9, between the hours of 7 and 9:45 p.m. Police Const. Ken MacDonald would only describe the event as an...

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Pictou schools review sounding alarm

Editor’s Note:This article has been modified from the original due to an incorrect number quoted to The Advocate for the number of students enrolled at Pictou Elementary. PICTOU – Many residents are up in arms after the Chignecto-Central Regional School Board announced a review of the three schools in the town – Pictou Elementary, Dr....

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