RCMP police

Two arrested after stolen property recovered in Pictou County

Pictou District RCMP, with the assistance of the Pictou County Integrated Street Crime Enforcement Unit (SCEU), arrested two men on Feb. 12 following a break and enter to a business on West River Station Road in Salt Springs. Police stopped a vehicle that was leaving the scene of the break and enter and arrested the...

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Fire displaces senior

RIVER JOHN – An elderly man is fortunate a nephew drove by his house late Sunday and noticed flames shooting from the roof of his house along a rural road a few kilometres northwest of River John.  He helped his uncle safely escape the burning two-storey structure. The man in his 80s is staying with...

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Menacing weather in strait claims lives …

The great strait of Northumberland was a winter menace in every respect. Storms were often sudden and severe. The ice was repeatedly piled high over which the ice boat was to be pulled or pushed. The greatest danger of all was what the boatmen called “LOLLY.” This consisted of great bodies of snow and slush...

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Ask the Money Lady: I’m too busy …

ASK THE MONEY LADY, My husband and I both think it’s important to have a Will but we have not gotten around to it yet.  We have been married for 10 years and have three kids.  If we just wrote down our wishes and signed it, would that be good enough? Cindy B. Dear “Too...

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Finding the right wellness practitioner

At its core…finding the right practitioner for your wellness treatment – whatever that treatment may be – is a lot like finding that perfect hairdresser…. Or mechanic. The same basics concepts apply. You need to check certain criteria boxes before you become involved in this new, dynamic and deeply personal relationship: Are they reputable? Are...

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art and entertainment

FAST announces summer lineup

ANTIGONISH – Festival Antigonish Summer Theatre has unveiled its 2020 season lineup with the theme “An Unexpected Twist”. This will be the 33rd season for the company that has been producing and presenting professional theatre in Antigonish since 1987, and has become a cultural and tourism anchor for the region. The season’s theme speaks to...

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Bowl kickoff

To help Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pictou County celebrate its 40th year, Ann and AJ from Mix94.1 were on hand this morning at the MacGregor Street office where the Bowl for Kids Sake Kick-Off event is taking place all morning long. Team captains and the community are invited to drop in to the New...

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Local RCMP officer charged with sexual assault

The province’s independent Serious Incident Response Team (SiRT) has laid a charge of sexual assault against Cpl. Gregory Deagle of Pictou District RCMP. SiRT was contacted on December 28, 2019, by Bible Hill RCMP, regarding an allegation of sexual assault against a female known to the RCMP member. The incident is alleged to have occurred...

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The Olympic Games you’ve never heard of come to Canada this month

WHITE ROCK, BC (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – The only worldwide athletic competition for organ transplant recipients will get underway in less than three weeks in Banff, Alta.  Hosted by the Canadian Transplant Association (CTA), the 11th World Winter Transplant Games will happen Feb. 23-28. This is the first time in the 22-year history of the event...

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Clint Black coming to Rath Eastlink Community Centre

Country music legend Clint Black is coming to the Rath Eastlink Community Centre. The Truro facility is gaining popularity as a multipurpose venue that can host premier sporting events such as the upcoming IIHF Womens World’s Hockey Championships, as well as be a host for world class musical acts. Black will be in concert on...

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