New temporary clinic opening in New Glasgow

Good news for Pictou County residents who don’t have a family doctor or nurse practitioner: a clinic is opening here for you. The Nova Scotia Health Authority is opening an interim primary care access clinic in New Glasgow, and one in Truro, to provide care for immediate primary health care needs. The clinics will be...

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Candles in the window symbolize comfort and care

NEW GLASGOW – Glen Haven Manor is placing candles in the windows of the long-term care facility as symbols of hope, comfort and care. Glen Haven has placed battery run Hygge candles in the windows of Glen Haven while CEO Lisa M. Smith also asked others to keep their porch lights on as a sign...

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Fatal collision claims life of Antigonish man

ANTIGONISH – A 42-year-old man was fatally injured Thursday following a collision on the TransCanada Highyway 104. At 3:30 p.m., Antigonish RCMP responded to the fatal collision near Exit 32 that occurred when a westbound tractor trailer struck a pedestrian who had just exited his vehicle. The truck driver was not able to avoid the...

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Fire at vacant residence draws three departments

New Glasgow Fire Department was assisted by Stellarton and Trenton fire department’s and New Glasgow Regional Police responded to a structure fire on High Street early this morning. No one was injured as no one was in the residence at the time of the fire. Portions of High Street and North Provost Street were closed...

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Driver arrested for DUI, passenger fined under Health Protection Act

HOPEWELL – A driver and his passenger were arrested in the wee hours of this morning, April 2. At 2:50 a.m., Pictou District RCMP responded to a call of a vehicle doing burn-outs on the Stellarton-Trafalgar Road. The RCMP attended and located the suspect vehicle. The driver was located in the vehicle and the passenger...

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Well-known county boxer passes away

Knowing you might be outmatched in a fight is one thing; choosing to step into the ring when you know that is something entirely different. In the heyday of Pictou County boxing with pro fighters from the area hitting double digits and boxing gyms packed, to make it somewhere you had to be good. Although...

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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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New Glasgow police chief retires, new chief appointed

There will be a change of command with the New Glasgow Regional Police Department. After 44 years with the New Glasgow force, Chief Eric MacNeil has announced his retirement.  MacNeil served in the role of chief for the last three years and served the previous 10 years as deputy chief.  “We wish Eric and his...

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Blue Lobster launches $50,000 hospitality industry support fund #thebigtip

STELLARTON – Nova Scotia Spirit Co. and Blue Lobster Vodka Soda are launching a hospitality support fund with $50,000 going to those in the industry affected by COVID-19 closures. While the days of meeting on Fridays for an adult beverage at our favorite local bars and restaurants have come to an end for now, the...

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