Supporters uphold CHAD’s service

NEW GLASGOW — More people need to understand CHAD Transit’s value, Tim Houston says. The Pictou East MLA and provincial Progressive Conservative leader was guest speaker at its recent annual general meeting at Summer Street Industries. Houston said he envisions CHAD and similar bus companies in Nova Scotia as providing a solution to overstressed Emergency...

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CHAD Transit received 100 Women donation

PICTOU — Sunday drives will soon be within reach of more seniors in Pictou County. CHAD Transit is rolling out the novel service after becoming the most recent recipient of the financial prize at the most recent gathering for the 100 Women Who Care group. The local transit service received the most votes from 100...

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Hockey team remembered

Fatal crashes occur so infrequently that it is easy for them to shock people. A collision last Friday between a tractor trailer carrying peat moss and a bus carrying members of a hockey team has had a harrowing effect on Humboldt, Sask., where the team is based, and throughout Canada and the hockey world. The...

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County says support for fixed bus route still a possibility

County council says the doors are still open for public transit in the Municipality of the County of Pictou. At a special finance committee meeting Monday evening at Municipal Council for the Municipality of the County of Pictou, councillors rejected a motion concerning the CHAD fixed route pilot project. The motion was brought forth after...

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Fixed route bus a project whole county can get behind

To the Editor: As this newspaper has reported, there is a movement afoot to re-establish a fixed route bus service here in Pictou County. Public transit of this type was shut down in 1996 and a recent survey found that 99.5 per cent of the 500 local residents support a public transit solution for the...

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CHAD Transit updates routes

NEW GLASGOW – Work continues to refine the proposed fixed routes for CHAD Transit. CHAD executive director Danny MacGillivray was referring to a recent bus trip along the fixed transit routes that could be added to the current service. “It’s coming together really well,” he said. “The times we placed on the route are bang-on....

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No injuries after pellet gun found on school bus

NEW GLASGOW – No students were injured earlier this week when police received a report about a possible firearm onboard a school bus. On Tuesday at approximately 3:45 p.m., New Glasgow Regional Police received the report. Police responded and upon investigation it was determined that the replica firearm was a pellet gun which was brought...

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Get an A+ in school zone safety

Pencils are sharpened, book bags are packed and parents and guardians are preparing to send the kids off to school. As classes resume across the province this week, Nova Scotia RCMP asks motorists and students to pay attention when driving or walking near school zones. Here are some school zone safety tips to keep in...

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CHAD hopes to offer fixed routes for buses

NEW GLASGOW – CHAD hopes it can expand its local bus service with fixed routes. To that end, the Central Highlands Association for the Disabled will discuss the matter during a two-hour consultation at Central Nova MP Sean Fraser’s riding office at Bridgeview Square starting at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday in New Glasgow. CHAD executive...

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