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Two people arrested for stealing copper wire

A six-month long investigation has resulted in charges against two Stellarton residents. In August 2019, police began receiving reports of thefts of copper wire from Nova Scotia Power (NSP) substations in Pictou County. Between October 2019 and February 2020, police responded to calls of break and enters into NSP substations continued with additional incidents outside...

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Court upholds PC ferry fee appeal

HALIFAX – The Progressive Conservative caucus’s application to have management fees regarding the Yarmouth ferry upheld by the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal.  “We launched this lawsuit to fight for answers for Nova Scotians,” said PC leader Tim Houston. “The government has tried to frustrate the process at every step, but with this decision behind...

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Oakley walks on adjournment, again

Another adjournment was the decision that came out of Pictou Provincial Court on Tuesday morning in regards to a local animal abuse case. David William Oakley, formerly of Sylvester, was set to be sentenced on two counts of failure to provide adequate food for an animal, one count of striking an animal with an axe,...

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RCMP investigate stabbing

MERIGOMISH – Pictou County RCMP are investigating a stabbing that took place early this morning at a residence in Merigomish. When they arrived at the scene after responding at 3:30 a.m., police located a 30-year-old man suffering from multiple stab wounds. The suspect, a 37-year-old man from Thorburn, fled the scene on foot into a...

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Local man charged after home invasion

BLUE MOUNTAIN – A 44-year-old Pictou County man has been charged after a home invasion. On May 7 at 7:09 p.m., Pictou District RCMP responded to a complaint of a break, enter and assault which occurred at a home on Sherbrooke Road in Blue Mountain.  The caller reported a man forced his way into a home and...

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Crowd demonstrates outside courthouse before animal cruelty case called

A large crowd formed outside the Pictou Provincial courthouse on Monday morning to advocate for stricter laws for animal abuse. After a recent case in Sylvester this February of a man accused of abusing his dog, many in the county and across the province are outraged at what they see as relaxed laws on animal...

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Nail gun incident at work site results in charges

PICTOU – Sweeping reaction has followed a work site incident where an employee was shot in the back with a nail gun. Nhlanhla Dlamini, 21, is recovering from surgery required to address the injuries he suffered. He has declined commenting on the matter since the social media storm that has ensued over it. However, his mother, Stacey Dlamini, said she...

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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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Two local suspects arrested, face animal cruelty charges

PICTOU – Two people are facing animal cruelty charges after being arrested by Pictou District RCMP. RCMP responded to a complaint of two people who had a rifle in their possession in their vehicle on Depot Street in Pictou. Police responded and encountered a man and a woman who were reported by witnesses to be...

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Garnier found guilty of second-degree murder in death of Catherine Campbell

A jury has found Christopher Garnier guilty of second-degree murder in the death of a local woman. The Halifax jury deliberated for less than five hours before reaching the verdict in Nova Scotia Supreme Court following a four-week trial. The body of Catherine Campbell, off-duty Truro police officer and member of the Stellarton Fire Department,...

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