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Boat Harbour cleanup expected to start next year

Cleanup of Boat Harbour effluent treatment facility aeration stabilization basins is expected to start next year. Nova Scotia Lands Inc. will remove all sludge material and a press release from them indicates a single project plan to dredge and dispose of the sludge will ensure the job is completed in a timely way, and provide...

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Weapon, drugs found during traffic stop

A traffic stop yesterday in New Glasgow led to police discovering a weapon and drugs. On March 22, at 4: p.m. New Glasgow Regional Police stopped a vehicle near the intersection of Granville Street and East River Road. According to a press release from the town police, officers stopped the vehicle based on evidence that...

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Single-vehicle crash claims life

A man lost his life following a single-vehicle collision in Fishermans Harbour, Guysborough County. Guysborough RCMP said in a press release that at approximately 3:28 p.m. Friday, a motorist notified police of a single-vehicle collision on Fishermans Harbour Road. The RCMP, fire department and EHS attended the scene and found a pickup truck in the...

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Local woman charged for violating NS Health Protection Act

A 57-yer-old local woman was charged for violating the Nova Scotia Health Protection Act, in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic on Saturday. New Glasgow Regional Police said in a press release she was charged for not self quarantining herself for 14 days after arriving in Nova Scotia. At approximately 7:45 a.m., Saturday, police received a...

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Stellarton pharmacy offering COVID-19 vaccine

Pharmacy First in Stellarton is among the pharmacies in the province that will be offering a COVID-19 vaccine to those age 80 and older. Anyone 80 and older and born between Sept. 1 and Dec. 31, can start to book their vaccine as of 7 a.m. on Tuesday, March 23. “We are honoured and excited...

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Police looking for person of interest

New Glasgow Regional Police is looking to identify a person of interest who was near the area of Macdonald and MacGregor street son the evening of March 15. According to a press release from the police, NGR police responded to a complaint that a man had spoken to a nine-year-old around 6:45 p.m. that day....

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Woman taken to hospital after being struck by vehicle while in crosswalk

A woman was struck by a vehicle while she was in a marked crosswalk in New Glasgow on Wednesday. A press release from the New Glasgow Regional Police says the incident took place at approximately 12:30 p.m. The 76-year-old woman was crossing MacLean Street at the intersection of Provost and MacLean streets. New Glasgow Fire...

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Pictou musician’s band livestreaming concerts for new album

WHITEHORSE – A musician originally from Pictou will be live online Friday night. Whitehorse band Major Funk, which features Adrian Burrill on vocals and trumpet, is releasing its debut full-length album March 19. Due to pandemic limits for in-person events, the band is hosting two livestream concerts to help celebrate the release. “It was the...

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Local man charged with aggravated assault

ANTIGONISH – A Hopewell man was arrested by Antigonish RCMP who are investigating after a late-night assault. A press release from the Antigonish RCMP detachment says that on March 13, at approximately 11:15 p.m., they responded to an address on Main Street in Antigonish. Two men had gotten into an altercation after leaving a nightclub...

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Burn restrictions begin today

Burn restrictions come into effect today, March 15. While it may not look like it outside today, spring begin this weekend and the warmer, drier weather in the spring increases the risk of wildfires. According to a press release, the Department of Lands and Forestry will update the BurnSafe map daily at 2 p.m. to...

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