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Twelve-year-old injured in pedestrian collision

Riverton— On March 26 at approximately 2:30 p.m., Pictou District RCMP responded to a pedestrian-motor vehicle collision on Stellarton Trafalgar Rd. A 12-year-old boy was struck by a vehicle while he was crossing the road near a school.   The victim was transported to hospital with serious injuries. The involved vehicle stopped at the scene. Neither the driver or the […]

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Handcuffs did not play role in death: SiRT

The province’s independent Serious Incident Response Team (SiRT) ruled that handcuffs did not play a role in the death of a man involved in a motor vehicle accident last year in River John. SiRT released its report today (March 16) regarding the investigation into the  December 16, 2017 motor vehicle collision. Pictou District RCMP officers […]

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Impaired driver arrested at RCMP detachment

ANTIGONISH – A 27-year-old man from Roachville has been charged with impaired driving related offences after he drove to the RCMP detachment hoping to release a friend who was in police custody. Just before 5 p.m. on March 13, RCMP located the intoxicated man at the Antigonish District RCMP detachment. The investigation determined the heavily […]

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Former nursing home administrator charged with theft

RIVERTON – A 47-year-old woman from Pictou County has been charged with theft over $5,000 following a lengthy investigation by RCMP. Following a complaint of an internal theft from the Valley View Villa Nursing Home in Riverton, Pictou District RCMP conducted an investigation and has charged the former administrator with one count of theft over $5,000. Several […]

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Pictou District RCMP refers matter to SiRT

RIVER JOHN – An investigation into a fatal collision has been referred by the RCMP to the Nova Scotia Serious Incident Response Team (SiRT). SiRT assumed the investigation on December 17. The collision occurred in the early evening hours on December 16, 2017 on West Branch Road (also known as River John Station Road). Two vehicles […]

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