Be prepared when your power goes out this winter

Living in Canada, we’ve all experienced a bad winter storm, such as the one expected today. Freezing temperatures, piles of snow and, every so often, the power goes out. This begs the question: Is your home ready for a power outage? Laura Litchfield, executive director HPBAC, provides useful tips on how to use wood and...

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EMO: Be prepared

Regional Emergency Management Office in Pictou County is advising the public in Pictou County that a winter storm warning and wind warning is in effect today for Pictou County and other parts of eastern Canada. With the incoming weather warnings it is important to plan ahead, check weather throughout the next 24 hours. Hazardous winter...

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NSHA reminds public to check website for storm updates

Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) reminds the public to visit www.nshealth.ca/stormclosures for the most up-to-date information on facility, program and service closures resulting from this week’s winter storm. A major winter storm is expected to impact Nova Scotia today, Jan. 4. NSHA’s provincial storm closures page will have all the latest information you need to...

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Nova Scotia Power preparing for severe winter storm; customers urged to plan for outages

HALIFAX – Nova Scotia Power is ramping up the biggest pre-storm mobilization of personnel and resources in the company’s history in advance of a severe winter storm that is forecast to bring hurricane force winds to Nova Scotia tomorrow (Thursday). “This is a bigger storm than the one that hit last week,” said Karen Hutt,...

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Bombers net three points

It was a rare treat for fans to experience as much buzz after a game as before it. But that’s what they got as the Pictou County Wear Well Bombers rekindled memories of past glory by taking three of a possible four points in home games on Saturday and Sunday in the Nova Scotia Major...

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Cleanup time

It’s business as usual in many areas of the county today after an overnight storm makes its way out of the area. In Pictou, a sidewalk plow clears off a section of George Street followed behind by a street plow along Church Street. (Goodwin photo)...

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New Glasgow Regional Police advise motorists to drive with caution

New Glasgow Regional Police advise motorists and pedestrians to walk and drive with caution during the winter conditions today. Blowing snow reduces visibility. Icy road conditions and snow drifts may also exists during travel. If you have to travel, plan ahead, check for cancellations and drive to the conditions. Remember – bowing snow reduces visibility....

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Schools closed today

All schools in the Chignecto-Central Regional School Board are closed today, February 10, 2017. This includes the Municipality of East Hants, and the counties of Cumberland, Colchester and Pictou. All CCRSB offices and work sites will delay opening by three hours. Any Grade Primary registration sessions scheduled for today are cancelled. Parents and guardians should...

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Winter’s blast

The weekend’s snowfall wasn’t a bad thing for everyone. By Sunday afternoon, many areas had been plowed out and Stellarton’s popular Acadia Street hill proved to be as popular as ever. Pictured is Ashton Rutledge, 6, of Westville making good use of the wintery fallout. (Cameron photo) The snow banks proved to be a challenge...

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CCRSB piloting Early Dismissal project this winter

There is no doubt: Winter weather is coming. Deciding when to keep schools open, and when to cancel them during the winter can be challenging. Chignecto-Central Regional School Board staff consult with multiple weather forecasts, check on road conditions throughout the school board region via the RCMP and the Nova Scotia Department of Transportation, as...

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