Young man arrested for impersonating police officer

Antigonish RCMP have arrested a 23-year-old man from Antigonish for impersonation of a police officer and seized a vehicle. Officers recently responded to complaints of a suspect driving what looked like an unmarked police vehicle in the Halifax Regional Municipality and Antigonish County. Police believe that the suspect may have used this mock police vehicle...

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COVID vaccine comes to northern zone

Some of the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine will be administered in the Northern Zone at the Colchester East Hants Health Centre in Truro. The first doses will be given out on January 19 with communications NS on-site to report....

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Fire departments throughout province benefitting from weekly 50/50 draws

AMHERST – What started as a way for one fire department raising funds to support local causes has since turned into one of the largest online 50/50 draws across Canada. The weekly Nova Scotia Firefighters 50/50 draw has grown in the past seven months, to the point where 227 fire departments and non-profit organizations that...

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‘The Breeze’ being launched in New Glasgow

The county’s radio station is changing its offerings, beginning Friday, Jan. 15, as Stingray launches 94.1 The Breeze…Pictou County’s Relaxing Favourites. Mix 94.1 is becoming The Breeze (CKEC-FM) and will offer Pictou County listeners a broad playlist spanning five decades, from the 1970s, 80s, 90s, and today.   “We’ve heard the concerns of our listeners wanting...

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Woman charged with arson from September fire

A local woman has been charged with arson, among other crimes, from a fire that took place in September. New Glasgow Regional Police have charged a 32-year-old woman with the crime after a lengthy investigation into a suspicious fire on MacDonald Street in late summer. The accused was charged with arson, mischief and uttering threats...

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RCMP charge Fox Brook man with attempted murder, arson

Pictou County District RCMP have charged a Fox Brook man with attempted murder and arson following an incident that occurred Monday evening. RCMP were called to a residence on the Granton Abercrombie Road in Abercrombie following a structure fire at approximately 9:28 p.m. on January 4. Police attended the residence, which was fully engulfed in...

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Town of Pictou searching for new CAO

The Town of Pictou is looking for a new chief administrative officer. Current CAO Dan Troke will be leaving his position on January 22. Mayor Jim Ryan expressed Council’s thanks to Troke for his three years of dedicated service to the community. “Dan has provided the necessary direction and oversight for many significant projects designed...

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Dr. Strang looks forward with hope

Reflecting on COVID, how we’ve changed, what it took to get through a demanding year, science deniers, vaccines, and what 2021 holds for Nova Scotia By Ameeta Vohra Robert Strang didn’t set out to be a doctor. During his undergraduate degree in kinesiology and masters in exercise physiology, his curiosity prompted him to consider medicine....

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Police charge two people with B&E

An adult male and a youth have been charged in connection with the break in at the Trenton Tim Hortons last month. On the early morning of December 14, police responded to a break and enter at the coffee shop. As part of its ongoing investigation, New Glasgow Regional Police have charged a 39-year man...

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Police release photo of B&E suspect

New Glasgow Regional Police is releasing a photo of a person of interest as it continues to investigate the break and enter into the Tim Hortons on Main Street, Trenton. On the early morning of December 13, 2020,  police responded to a break and enter at the Trenton coffee shop. The break and enter occurred...

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