Fire fighters conduct emergency drill

Low water levels in town prompted the Pictou Fire Department to hold an emergency training drill Wednesday. Deputy Chief Jason MacLeod said typically, Pictou fire fighters rely on the town’s municipal water system via hydrants strategically located on the streets within the town. However, on Aug. 1, the Town issued a Water Conservation Order to...

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Low water levels concern Pictou fire chief

PICTOU – The town’s fire chief is concerned that low water levels leave the town’s fire department in a water crisis. Paul Janes acknowledged that the department has asked other departments for portatankers in case they need water pumped into them at a fire scene. “We reached out to Scotsburn and Caribou District (fire departments)...

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Walk for Muscular Dystrophy set for Saturday in Scotsburn

Pictou County will be coming together again to make a difference in the effort to fight against muscular dystrophy. The community will be supporting thousands of people who are living with a neuromuscular disorder in Canada at the annual Pictou County Walk for Muscular Dystrophy. The fun will be taking place on Saturday, June 22...

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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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Lemonade, anyone?

It wasn’t just delicious pork chops and potato salad available on Wednesday at the  Scotsburn Fire Department’s annual Pork Chop Barbecue – these two cuties set up a lemonade stand and enjoyed a brisk business. Emma Cruikshank, 9, from Scotsburn, left, and Lilly MacDonald, 8, from Alma offered refreshing lemonade for the hungry diners and...

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