Our year in review of the top news stories of 2020 in Pictou County continues with July and August highlights …
Staff Pick: Graduates 2020
Not one story but a collection of stories and lists of graduates. The staff of The Advocate felt that the graduates of 2020 were worth noting after regular grad ceremonies were canceled then altered for social distancing and public health guidelines. Activities such as safe grad, prom, and graduation celebrations were either canceled or majorly changed for the graduates who took the experience in stride.
RCMP were called to a service station in Plymouth where a suspect entered the store demanding cash and cigarettes from the clerk with a hatchet in tow. The suspect then fled. The robber was wearing a mask to conceal their identity and no one was hurt in the incident.
Staff Pick: Trenton Park ground breaking ceremony
Politicians from all over the county met with the Hemlock Group in Trenton Park to mark the groundbreaking of the massive Trenton Park revitalization project. The project was embraced and invested in by local governments to help improve the local asset and draw more traffic to the large green space and Pictou County in general.
The Serious Incident Response Team (SIRT) was called after an incident in early August involving shots fired on Washington Street in New Glasgow by a police officer. The man for which the initial call was made was transported to the local hospital after being shot by the officer then later transferred to Halifax.