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No baby deliveries at the Aberdeen

NEW GLASGOW – The inpatient women’s and children’s unit at Aberdeen Hospital is temporarily closed for labour and deliveries, including for any planned deliveries, until further notice.  Pregnancy and delivery care will be provided at Colchester East Hants Health Centre in Truro or St. Martha’s Regional Hospital in Antigonish depending on the patients’ home location....

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Bye-bye 2019: Welcome to a new decade!

To quote Charles Dickens: It was the best of times, it was the worst of times … The last year has seen trials and tribulations, victories and defeats, highs and lows. There was an increased awareness of environmentalism, less certainty about the future, a federal election, a year since the legalization of cannabis … all...

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Hold on to your … tree

Heavy rain and high winds have been the order of the day so far today. High winds have blown down the Christmas tree beside the Aberdeen Hospital in New Glasgow. The tree was only recently stood along East River Road. (Goodwin photo)...

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Car show this weekend

NEW GLASGOW — The Pictou County Antique Car Club is marking 50 years as members prepare to host the club’s annual Show and Shine this weekend. The event is scheduled to run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday at the Scott Weeks Sports Complex. Inclement weather has frequented the show in...

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A dedication for the dedicated

As one of their big moments of 2018, the Aberdeen Hospital, with the help of the Ladies Auxiliary, was able to open the brand new Minimally Invasive Surgical Suite. Looking around a room of pink coats during the dedication last week, there was just one person missing. A former member of the auxiliary and the...

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Driver charged after pedestrian struck

New Glasgow Regional Police have charged a driver after a pedestrian was struck in a crosswalk. On Feb. 2  at approximately 10:40 a.m., New Glasgow Regional Police, New Glasgow Fire Department and Emergency Health Services responded to a 9-1-1 call and attended the scene of a motor vehicle collision involving a 2010 Toyota Corolla and...

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Driver who fled accident scene facing charges

NEW GLASGOW – The driver who fled the scene of a two-vehicle collision on Monday is facing charges. On Monday, Jan. 21 at approximately 7:05 p.m., New Glasgow Regional Police responded to a two motor vehicle collision at the intersection of Park Street and East River Road. The collision involved a lone 18- year old...

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Altercation at pub leads to investigation

An altercation at a Westville pub is what led Westville Police to barricade the entrance on Wednesday. At approximately 9:33 p.m. on Jaunary 15,  Westville Police were called to the White Tail Pub & Grill on South Main Street in Westville. An altercation had taken place with a 60-year-old male victim receiving serious injury. The...

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Families, hospital staff honour Braxton Naugle’s legacy

October 25 was an emotional day for the Naugle family as they gathered at the Clinical Simulation Lab at the Aberdeen Hospital. Their wish for a meaningful legacy for their son Braxton had reached fruition. Joining them was a multidisciplinary team from the hospital and another special donor. Braxton Naugle was seven years old when...

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Aberdeen Hospital secures digital X-ray equipment

NEW GLASGOW – Aberdeen Hospital staff celebrated the official opening of an enlarged room to house new digital X-ray equipment for its Diagnostic Imaging department. The Aberdeen Hospital Foundation provided $540,000 to fund the work. “The new digital X-ray equipment will be a significant addition to our department,” said David Quann, diagnostic imaging for the...

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