East Pictou grads flock to reunion

SUTHERLANDS RIVER — A massive demonstration of affection for a former high school took place last Friday and Saturday at what is now called East Pictou Middle School. Organizing committee chairman Don Butler said he was pleased with the response. Butler was a graduate and educator at the former East Pictou Rural High School that...

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Three-vehicle collision sends one person to hospital

SUTHERLANDS RIVER – On May 13 at 5:09 p.m., Pictou District RCMP responded to a 9-1-1 call reporting a collision between three vehicles at the intersection of Hwy. 4 and Shore Road. The initial investigation determined that a pickup truck travelling East on Thorburn Road failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection with Hwy. 4,...

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Day drinkers nabbed by RCMP

ANTIGONISH – Six daytime impaired drivers were arrested in eight days here. Nova Scotia RCMP’s Northeast Traffic Services has arrested six impaired drivers since January 19. Members of the Traffic Unit, which covers Antigonish, Pictou, and Guysborough Counties, have identified these drivers through a variety of methods, including traffic stops, check stops, and 911 calls from the...

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Three partnerships qualify to bid on Highway 104 twinning tender

The prequalification phase for Highway 104 twinning request for proposals is complete. Atlantic Safelink Partners, Dexter Nova Alliance and Osprey Transportation Solutions have qualified to bid on the Highway 104 twinning project. “The 100-series highways are the backbone of our transportation system, carrying people and goods from one end of the province to the other,”...

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Highway twinning open houses

The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal is holding two open houses to provide the public with information about the proposed twinning project of Highway 104 between Sutherlands River and Antigonish. An open house will take place today, Nov. 6, between 4 and 7 p.m. at the MacKay Room, Bloomfield Centre, 5555 Union Place, St....

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Video shows dangers on hwy. 104

The announcement to speed up the twinning process for TransCanada Highway 104 between Sutherlands River and Antigonish may have been made, but construction itself cannot come soon enough. Each day travelling on the highway poses a risk for some, although it is not necessarily the highway but the drivers on it that make the road...

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Highway twinning at last

SUTHERLAND’S RIVER — A long-sought twinning of Highway 104 from Sutherland’s River to Antigonish will become a reality. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on Tuesday $90 million in federal funding toward the estimated $195 cost to extend the highway’s four lanes the 38 kilometres between Sutherland’s River and Antigonish. Design work will start next week,...

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Search warrant results in seizure firearms and marijuana

SUTHERLANDS RIVER – On , March 26th at approximately 11 a.m., the Pictou County Integrated Street Crime Enforcement Unit, with the assistance of the Pictou County District RCMP, executed a search warrant at a residence on Highway #4, Sutherland’s River.  At this time, police seized a number of various firearms and cannabis marijuana. Subsequently, police...

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Highway 104 section to be twinned – without tolls

A long fought battle has come to an end today as Geoff MacLellan, minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal, has announced the twinning of Highway 104 from Sutherlands River to Antigonish. The announcement, made today, April 26, has the province committing $390 million to twinning and improving safety on highways in Nova Scotia. “We did...

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