Handcuffs did not play role in death: SiRT

The province’s independent Serious Incident Response Team (SiRT) ruled that handcuffs did not play a role in the death of a man involved in a motor vehicle accident last year in River John. SiRT released its report today (March 16) regarding the investigation into the  December 16, 2017 motor vehicle collision. Pictou District RCMP officers...

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Aggressive driving targeted by RCMP

Members of the Pictou District RCMP conducted a targeted enforcement operation with a focus on aggressive driving on Sunday, Sept. 24. Officers worked along Highway 104 between exits 21 and 20, as well as along Highway 106 in the Mount William area. In the span of approximately two hours, 22 violators were stopped for various...

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How to keep bears away from your property

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a feature story by the Department of Natural Resources. Seeing wild animals up close can be an exciting experience, however, having a 200 kilogram black bear near your kitchen door wanting a share of the Sunday roast can be a bit too close for comfort. In Nova Scotia, several counties...

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Empire announces “aggressive” cost-cutting plan

STELLARTON – A $500 million cost-cutting plan has been initiated by Empire Co. Ltd. in an effort to turn around its Sobeys grocery business. The grocery retailer has been struggling to recover from the acquisition of Safeway Canada four years ago. The company says it’s aiming to hit its target by the end of its...

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Police charge man with stunting

NEW GLASGOW –  Police have charged a 44-year-old man with stunting following an incident that took place Friday night. On April 21 at approximately 10:05 p.m., New Glasgow Regional Police stopped a 2013 Ford Mustang on Little Harbour Road for driving 114 km/h in a 50 km/h zone. The driver, from Pictou County, was charged...

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