PA student rescues trapped fawn

PICTOU — People rarely have an opportunity to perform great deeds, but Ethan Dewar can claim at least one. And he has the evidence. Dewar rescued a male fawn from almost certain death last week by pulling it out from the shoreline in town and carrying it to safety. His Grade 11 teacher, Sandi Wallace,...

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Multi-Agency response results in rescue of woman in medical distress

ANTIGONISH – Co-operation between multiple agencies in Antigonish County has resulted in the successful rescue of a woman in distress. On August 17 at 5:19 p.m., Antigonish District RCMP received a report of a woman in medical distress near Aulds Cove. Further investigation revealed that the woman had been kayaking, and could be located on an island off the...

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Last-minute gifts that give back: A holiday rescue guide

The holidays are fast approaching, which means last-minute gift shoppers are urgently searching for that special something to give their special someone. UNICEF Canada offers this holiday rescue guide, a list of meaningful gifts that will help children in need this season. “It’s been a tough year for kids. From famine to war to hurricanes,...

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Ca-R-Ma hosts mobile unit

It was a big day for Cat Rescue Maritimes (Ca-R-Ma) as they hosted the SPCA NS mobile unit in Pictou County. With the help of the mobile unit, Ca-R-Ma was able to help spay and neuter more than 30 cats to help reduce the feral cat population in Pictou County. “There is a huge problem...

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Diving into water rescue

I don’t think I’ve ever been motion sick or sea sick in my life, but as we rolled with the waves of a windy day on the Northumberland Strait, I couldn’t have been happier to hear the sound of a boat engine. During last Thursday’s Coast Guard training exercise, I tested my sea legs and...

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RCMP asks for public assistance to find missing man

ANTIGONISH – The RCMP are asking for help in locating a missing man. Jason William MacGrath, 32, left the Cape George area around noon on Sunday, July 9, in a kayak. The kayak was located at approximately 5:30 Tuesday night on the Western shore of Inverness County near Gillis Pond in Judique Interval. Antigonish and Inverness...

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Lasting impressions …

The image of a red Ford Tempo, four door, riddled with what resembled bullet holes sticks out in Bill Muirhead’s mind. Like a vague whisper of a dream he can’t quite recall in its entirety, it flashes in his memory like an old home movie, never quite materializing fully, but flickering just enough to remind...

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