His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh passes away

Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, has passed away. He was 99. Buckingham Palace announced the news earlier this morning. A press release from Canada News Wire paid tribute to The Duke of Edinburgh noting that he devoted himself to the people of the Commonwealth and of Canada. He stood by Her Majesty The...

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Three arrested after cocaine, other drugs, firearms seized

Three people are facing charges after drugs and firearms were seized in the execution of a search warrant on April 7. According to a press release from the Pictou County Integrated Street Crime Enforcement Unit, on that day at approximately 10 p.m., the PCISCEU, with assistance from the Stellarton Police Service and the Westville Police Service,...

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Poverty vigil held

This group of people gathered at Stellarton Town Square earlier this afternoon to take part in a vigil highlighting the reality of poverty in Nova Scotia and the need for a basic guaranteed livable income. Another group gathered at the office of Central Nova MP Sean Fraser in New Glasgow. The vigils, which took place...

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Safety enforcement initiative leads to multiple charges

A joint enforcement operation between New Glasgow Regional Police and the Nova Scotia Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal’s Vehicle Transportation Inspection Division has resulted in a number of drivers being charged with multiple offences. A press release from the New Glasgow Regional Police says more than 150 vehicles were checked for compliance during the...

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County woman added to Round Table

A Pictou County woman has been appointed to the Round Table on the Environment and Sustainable Prosperity. Maxine MacLean of Island East River is among the 12 members appointed Wednesday by Environment and Climate Change Minister Keith Irving. The round table advises the minister of environment and climate change and the premier on protecting our...

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Free vaccination transportation for Pictou County residents

The Aberdeen Health Foundation and the province are making it easy for Pictou County residents to get to their vaccination appointments. The province is subsidizing transportation to vaccination clinics, making it a $5 round trip even if your appointment is in Antigonish or Truro. To help support the vaccination effort and ensure that everyone in...

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UPDATE: Missing person found deceased

The A 57-year-old man from Lower Barneys River who was reported missing yesterday has been found deceased. A press released received from the RCMP says the death is not believed to be suspicious in nature; however, the investigation is ongoing....

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Police looking for missing person

UPDATE: Missing person has been found deceased. Pictou District RCMP is looking for help from the public in locating a missing person. Kevin Gerard MacDonald, 57, was last seen on Sunday, March 28, at approximately 2 p.m. in Lower Barneys River. MacDonald is described as being Caucasian, 5-foot-5, approximately 95.25 kg (210 pounds), with short grey...

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Police release photos of “person of interest”

New Glasgow Regional Police have released photos of who they refer to as “a person of interest” as they continue to investigate the break and enter, into the Needs Convenience Store on Main Street, Trenton.  According to a press release from the New Glasgow Regional Police Department, in the early morning of Saturday, March 27,...

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Northern Pulp pleased to collaborate with NS Lands on Boat Harbour remediation

ABERCROMBIE – Northern Pulp says it is looking forward to working with Nova Scotia Lands Inc. on the remediation of Boat Harbour. A press released issued this afternoon provides a statement from Northern Pulp Nova Scotia regarding its agreement with Nova Scotia Lands Inc. for a single project plan to remove all sludge material from...

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