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Litter checkpoints this week

Pictou County Solid Waste, in conjunction with the Pictou County District RCMP, will be conducting litter checkpoints at various locations throughout Pictou County. The general public can expect to see members of the RCMP and the Pictou County Solid Waste Team conducting “Litter Checkpoints” during Environment Week on June 7.   The goal is to educate the public on...

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Check point

Joy Polley of MADD hands out ribbons on Westville Road this morning. MADD held an information checkpoint to educate motorists on the dangers of driving impaired.  (Brimicombe photo)...

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Chef tour helps salute local food production

NEW GLASGOW — A rare opportunity to showcase local food took place recently and featured a film crew that documented a chefs’ tour of local producers. Alain Bosse, the Braeshore resident known as the Kilted Chef and for his promotion of local food, was joined by Isaac Toups, a chef from New Orleans, La. and...

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Murder accused makes first appearance

The accused in a second-degree murder case that took place last Friday made his first appearance in Provincial Court on Monday morning. Jason David Bezanson, 33, was charged with one count of aggravated assault and one count of second-degree murder. During his appearance in court, the aggravated assault charge was dropped, as the victim was...

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Man charged after murder in New Glasgow

New Glasgow Regional Police have charge a 33-year-old man with second degree murder following an incident that occurred in the early mornings hour Friday (September 8). At approximately 2:40 a.m. Friday, New Glasgow Regional Police were dispatched via 9-1-1 call to an unresponsive male at the Travelodge on Westville Road. Upon arrival, officers and found a 39-year-old man...

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Police seek assistance with robbery investigation

NEW GLASGOW – New Glasgow Regional Police are seeking the public’s assistance after a robbery. Early today, at approximately 1:46 a.m., New Glasgow Regional Police were called to the scene of a robbery at the Comfort Inn located at 740 Westville Road in New Glasgow. Staff reported that a man had entered the hotel lobby through the...

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Giant sale to assist Habitat for Humanity

The Pictou County Chapter of Habitat for Humanity Nova Scotia is planning a fundraiser to assist in their first build. The event will take place in June and include a sale, barbecue and silent auction at a temporary location the group has acquired for the fundraiser at 24 Front St., Pictou, beside the post office....

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Strong showing at job fair

People are looking for work and some 40 employers reached out to them last Wednesday during a job fair at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. The event took place under the auspices of Nova Scotia Works and Career Connections, with some employers attracting long lineups of people either looking for work or for a career...

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Campus honours graduates

WESTVILLE ROAD — It was a festive occasion last Thursday for the 2017 convocation at the Nova Scotia Community College’s 2017 convocation for Pictou Campus graduates at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Five major award recipients were among the 260 graduates — 183 of them from Pictou County, who were honoured during the morning exercises....

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