Mock crash to demonstrate realities of impaired driving

NEW GLASGOW – Grade 12 high school students from North Nova Education Centre will see firsthand the devastating realities associated with impaired driving by drugs or alcohol and the realities emergency responders face each time they respond to a crash involving teens. New Glasgow Regional Police, New Glasgow Fire Department, Trenton Fire Department, MADD Pictou...

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Nova Scotia Spirit Co.’s at it again!

STELLARTON – Nova Scotia Spirit Co. has a new product hitting the shelves of the NSLC. The award winning, well-known Blue Lobster Vodka is combined with all natural flavoring to create the new Vodka Soda Lemon Lime, being released this week at NSLC stores. The company sent out a photo of the new product to...

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Impaired driver arrested at RCMP detachment

ANTIGONISH – A 27-year-old man from Roachville has been charged with impaired driving related offences after he drove to the RCMP detachment hoping to release a friend who was in police custody. Just before 5 p.m. on March 13, RCMP located the intoxicated man at the Antigonish District RCMP detachment. The investigation determined the heavily...

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Addiction should be treated with care, not flippant manner shown by gov’t

To the Editor: When the Conservatives win the election at the end of May 2017, they have promised not to “nickel and dime” our essential services to try and balance the budget. Myself and a veteran detox councillor put on a presentation at the Conservative caucus in Halifax on these program changes. I’ve met Progressive...

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Impaired driving, speed charges laid

MOUNT THOM – RCMP Eastern Traffic Services stopped a 42-year-old Ontario resident for speeding yesterday morning at 10:30 a.m. The speed limit is 110 km/h and the driver was travelling 170 km/h. Upon further investigation, the police officer noticed that the driver was showing signs of impairment by alcohol. The driver was arrested and taken...

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Steinhart Distillery wins big again

ANTIGONISH COUNTY – Less than six months after making its mark on the 2016 San Francisco World Spirits Competition, Steinhart Distillery has won big once again at the New York World Wine and Spirits Competition held on August 24-25. This time, Steinhart is bringing three awards home to Nova Scotia including two gold medals for...

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