Town of Antigonish clearing the way for winter in 2019

ANTIGONISH – After several winter weather events so far this season, the Town of Antigonish reminds residents to park smart this winter to help with snow clearing efforts. Since the Winter Parking Ban came into effect Dec. 1, 2018, the town’s by-law officers have issued a total of 64 parking violations. The ban will remain...

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Bill MacEachern achieve 20th polar swim milestone

MELMERBY BEACH — Make it 20 polar swims for Bill MacEachern. The Lorne resident and his daughter Kyla and four other Pictou County swimmers were as brief as possible as they endured biting windblown snow for the annual New Year’s Day polar swim at Melmerby Beach. They were joined by Tony Corbin, Glenn and Paula...

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Thunder, lightning and a little bit of luck

Weird, wacky weather recently blew across parts of Nova Scotia especially in the Pugwash area on Wednesday, August 18. Lightning struck and wild winds blew, however weird weather patterns have occurred before. It happened on Saturday August 8, 1959.  I recall how nice the day started with a beautiful, clear blue sky and not a...

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Strawberry crop starts catching up

DURHAM — Strawberry picking has hit prime time, despite a backward spring. U-pick operators are reporting good fruit and ample business. Margaret Bell MacLean at MacLean’s U-Pick in Durham said there have been better conditions than this year for growing strawberries. The MacLean operation opened on July 9. “Some berries are a bit small, but...

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Nova Scotia Power activating Emergency Operations Centre

HALIFAX – Nova Scotia Power is activating its Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) at 8 p.m. tonight, (March 12) in advance of a major winter storm. “Weather forecasts are calling for heavy, wet snowfall and high winds, beginning on Tuesday into the early morning hours on Wednesday,” said Matt Drover, Nova Scotia Power’s storm lead. “In...

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Exercise caution when walking, driving: Police

This may sound like a skipping CD but with Pictou County being hit with another snow storm and freezing rain last night, police are urging motorists and pedestrians to walk/drive with caution. New Glasgow Regional Police officers have reported at 6:10 a.m. today, January 31,  that streets, roads and sidewalks continue to be snow covered...

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Diggin’ deep

Katie Ezekiel shovels her way through the snow  early this morning (January 30) in New Glasgow. The winter weather cancelled schools and forced many businesses to open later than planned.  (Brimicombe photo)...

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Touch a Truck postponed

Inclement weather forecast for tomorrow (Saturday) has caused the Friends of Trenton Park group to postpone their Touch-a-Truck even. The 2nd annual event will now take place on Saturday, August 26 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Trenton Park. Those in attendance will once again get to explore giant trucks, emergency vehicles, tractors and...

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A new boat …

It was a cold 10 degrees Fahrenheit day on January 8, 1960. On that day, a little bit of scattered ice could be seen in the Northumberland Strait for first time that year. A slight mist of rain and snow fell two days later and the Strait was then white with ice. First snowstorm of...

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Golfers enjoy early season

ABERCROMBIE — Golfing in April may be rare in Pictou County, which is why golfers appreciate it when golf clubs open this early. Margo and Terry Hilchey were among those who took advantage of the early opening and pleasant weather conditions at Abercrombie Country Club. The retired educators who reside in Braeshore have time to...

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