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Comfort centres open locally

Here are the comfort centres that are open in Pictou County. Alma Fire Department open from 10:30 am until 5:00 pm Caribou Fire Department open from 12:00 noon until 5:00 pm Eureka Fire Department open from 12:00 noon until 5:00 pm Linacy is open but will close at 12:00 noon Scotsburn Fire Department is open now until 5:00 pm Thorburn...

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Historical kiosk opens

A project nearly six years in the making came to fruition on Saturday as a ribbon cutting ceremony was held at the Green Hill-Alma Historical Kiosk. Shirley MacLeod, chair of the committee, said it’s been a long road, but organizers were happy at the official opening of the kiosk, located by the Alma Fire Department....

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Mother, son, pets perish in Westville fire

A man and his mother, along with three family pets, perished in a house fire in Westville in the wee hours of Canada Day. On Sunday, July 1st at approximately 12:20 a.m. Westville Fire Department responded to a structure fire on South Main Street. Westville Fire Department was assisted by Stellarton and Alma Fire departments...

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Three youth arrested for arson in Westville

WESTVILLE – Three young people have been arrested in connection to the March 1 fire at the former Highland Consolidated Middle School. Members of the Westville Fire Department were assisted by those from the Stellarton and Alma fire department in extinguishing the blaze. Westville Police Chief Don Hussher said in a press release today, “The...

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