Victims of deadly shooting remembered by loved ones

TRURO — Friends and family are remembering their lost loved ones following one of the worst mass killings in Canadian history. There are at least 18 confirmed victims of the attack, which began in Portapique on April 18 and ended with the 51-year-old suspect’s death in Enfield on April 19, more than 12 hours after...

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Police investigating 16 crime scenes

UPDATE: Police have confirmed the death toll has reached 22 victims. TRURO — It’s expected the death toll will surpass 19 following a shooting spree that began in Portapique on April 18 before moving to other parts of the province. Chief Superintendent Chris Leather, Criminal Investigations Division with the Nova Scotia RCMP, said on Monday...

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Walk-up pharmacy service in Tatamagouche, River John

RIVER JOHN – It’s business as usual for C.G. Fulton Pharmacy in both Tatamagouche and River John during the novel coronavirus pandemic, but with an added twist. Chris MacLean, who owns the business with his wife, Wendy, said both pharmacies are open to the public for whatever their needs, they’re just doing business through a...

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Fresh produce, meat, delivered to your door on the North Shore

TATAMAGOUCHE – Learning of the indefinite closure of the Halifax Seaport Farmers Market broke Jenna Jamieson’s heart. But that broken heart soon jumped into action, and Jamieson took it upon herself to start a food box delivery system to residents along the North Shore. The boxes are filled with seasonal vegetables and fruit from a...

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Keeping truckers fed on the road

Restaurant owner near Debert offering meals to drivers for free “You’re my angel.” That’s a sentence Crystal Blair has heard on more than one occasion over the last 12 days while offering free meals to truckers amid the coronavirus, or COVID-19, pandemic. It was almost two weeks ago when Blair was given the go-ahead by...

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Mabel Murple, dolls, and writing through grief

RIVER JOHN — It’s been a whirlwind of a few months for local author and poet Sheree Fitch. From the third season of Mabel Murple’s Book Shoppe and Dreamery, to the publication of a new book, Fitch has been kept on her toes. She even collaborated with a Maritime business in the launch of board...

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WordPlay kicks off 20th Read by the Sea literary festival

RIVER JOHN — With the continuous baa of a lamb in the background, about 100 people were treated to author readings and musical performances as part of WordPlay. WordPlay kicked off the 20th anniversary of Read by the Sea, as well as the opening of the third season of Mabel Murple’s Book Shoppe and Dreamery....

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Honks of support

ONSLOW -Vehicle after vehicle, honk after honk. That was the scene on Highway 104 in Onslow, just west of Truro, today (May 9) as those in the trucking industry took to the shoulder of the road in support of Northern Pulp. More than 100 vehicles lined the outside shoulder of the eastbound and westbound lanes,...

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Pedestrian dies following collision

UPDATE: New Glasgow Regional Police continue to investigate as pedestrian dies later in hospital NEW GLASGOW – On May 1 at approximately 10:28 a.m., New Glasgow Regional Police and Emergency Health Services responded to a 9-1-1 call and attended the scene of a motor vehicle collision involving a 2016 Lexus and a pedestrian at the...

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Health is wealth

To the Editor: Agree with Mark Shepherd! While there are honest doctors still, I consider doctors to be like people in any trade — carpentry, plumbing, mechanics — who will extract more money from the consumer by playing on fears and delivering their negative prognosis for more money! I saw my mother die of cancer...

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