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Provincial Visitor Information Centres to close until further notice

The latest in a long list of public places that are closing given the concern of COVID-19 and recent guidance from public health officials, visitor information centres that are open year-round at Amherst and Halifax Stanfield International Airport will be closed effective Tuesday, March 17, until further notice. As an additional precaution, Tourism Nova Scotia...

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Info sessions planned for forestry sector

Workers and business owners affected by the announced closure of Northern Pulp will have access to information that will help them make decisions about their future. Government is working with Service Canada and Nova Scotia Works to hold open houses for those who wish to access employment programs and services, whether they are currently unemployed...

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New family medicine residents begin training

Nova Scotians will have access to more family doctors as new residents begin their training this month. The new North Nova Family Medicine Teaching Site in Truro is welcoming six residents. Two will work in Truro, two in New Glasgow and two in Amherst. “These new residency spaces are an important part of our plan...

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Crushers host Bearcats, in fourth spot

The Pictou County Weeks Crushers are viewing the MHL from a different vantage point this week. The Crushers are in fourth place in the league’s South Division as they prepare to host the Truro Bearcats on Thursday at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. They will visit the Amherst Ramblers on Saturday. The Crushers have moved...

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Thorburn man arrested with illegal smokes

More illegal tobacco has been taken off the streets following a short-term investigation by Service Nova Scotia’s Compliance and Special Investigations Unit. On July 12, in Amherst, a 65-year-old man from Thorburn was arrested after being found in possession of 80,000 illegal cigarettes. The estimated provincial tax value of the cigarettes is $22,016 and federal...

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Hockey sadness brings community together

By Ray Burns Mt. WILLIAM — The thread of hockey is firmly woven into the fabric of Canadian life — pull a string here and it’s felt there, the heartache of one is shared by all. So, on a night when the Pictou County Wellness Centre usually hosts hundreds of fans for a Jr. A...

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Crushers test Ramblers, Bearcats

The Pictou County Weeks Crushers will try to return to the win column when they visit the Amherst Ramblers on Sunday, December 31 and host their next home game on January 4 in their next MHL games. The Crushers are in fifth place in the league’s South Division, just one point ahead of the last-place...

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Services being enhanced despite psychiatrist’s exit, Vienneau says

NEW GLASGOW — The remaining local psychiatrist says service is being strengthened despite the departure of the area’s other psychiatrist. Dr. Theresa Vienneau, who practises in New Glasgow but is also the Nova Scotia Health Authority’s department head of psychiatry for the Northern Zone that includes hospitals in New Glasgow, Truro and Amherst, acknowledged the...

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Crushers ousted by Ramblers

The Amherst Ramblers are moving on and the Pictou County Weeks Crushers are out. The Ramblers posted a 6-5 overtime victory over the Crushers on Tuesday in the deciding game of their best-of-seven MHL division playoff series. The loss was a shocker for the Crushers, who finished first in the South Division with the league’s...

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MHL’s Crushers host Bearcats Thursday

The Pictou County Weeks Crushers will test the Truro Bearcats this week in their last two MHL pre-season games. The teams will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday at the Pictou County Wellness Centre and at the same time on Saturday in Truro. The games follow two one-goal losses, including a 4-3 verdict on Sunday...

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