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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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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Early thaw prompts weight restrictions

Weight restrictions will be in place on all provincial gravel roads starting at noon today, Feb. 24. Gravel roads will be posted to a maximum of 15,000 kilograms until further notice. Unseasonably warm weather is softening gravel roads to the point where weight restrictions are necessary to avoid unsafe road conditions and expensive repairs. The […]

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