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Farmhouse fire displaces three people

Three people have been displaced by a weekend fire that gutted a farmhouse near Salt Springs. The couple and a teenaged daughter are staying with relatives for now and have been helped by Canadian Red Cross volunteers with emergency purchases like food, clothing and some other basics. They were not home at the time so...

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Fire displaces resident

STELLARTON – A woman has been displaced by a weekend fire that caused significant damage to a older two-storey house. She’s been helped by Canadian Red Cross volunteers with emergency lodging and purchases like clothing and food. There were no injuries from the blaze on Bridge Avenue, reported shortly before 10 p.m. Saturday. The Red...

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Sobeys Inc., Sobey Family give $425,000 to Stronger Together Nova Scotia Fund, launch fundraising campaign

STELLARTON – Sobeys Inc. and the Sobey Family will make a $425,000 donation to the Stronger Together Nova Scotia Fund in the wake of the tragedy in neighbouring Colchester County on April18 and 19. The Government of Nova Scotia and the Canadian Red Cross have established the fund to support the individuals, families and communities...

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Fire destroys building on Pictou waterfront

A fire last night that destroyed a building on the waterfront in Pictou that housed a laundromat and an Enviro-Depot recycling business also prompted evacuation of a nearby seniors apartment complex. At least 19 adults were temporarily evacuated from the Coleraine Plaza seniors building over safety concerns including heavy smoke from the nearby blaze and...

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House fire displaces three

WEST BRANCH – Three people have been displaced by a fire that destroyed their house and belongings Friday in this rural community, about 40 kilometres west of New Glasgow. The couple and a teenaged daughter are being assisted by the Pictou County team of Canadian Red Cross volunteers with emergency lodging, food and clothing purchases...

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Fire destroys century-old house

STELLARTON – Two people were displaced by a weekend fire that destroyed a 120-year-old house in Stellarton. An elderly man  and his adult son are staying with a friend for now and have been helped by Canadian Red Cross volunteers with emergency purchases like clothing and food. Both were briefly away from the house on...

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Fire destroys mini home in Hopewell

NEW GLASGOW – A Pictou County man was displaced by a fire early today that destroyed his mini-home in Hopewella.  He’s staying with a relative for now and has been helped by Canadian Red Cross volunteers with emergency purchases like clothing, food, some other basics and transportation assistance.  He was not injured from the fire,...

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Fire destroys mobile home

NEW GLASGOW – Three people displaced over the Victoria Day long weekend by a fire that destroyed a mobile home are getting some emergency help from the Canadian Red Cross.  The blaze Sunday evening forced out a man and two young children who were assisted today by Red Cross volunteers with emergency lodging, food and...

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Kitchen fire damages house in Westville

WESTVILLE – A local man and his teenaged son escaped unhurt when a kitchen fire on Friday damaged a two-storey house in Westville.  Both were assisted Saturday with emergency lodging, food and other basics by Canadian Red Cross volunteers. The fire on South Main Street was reported shortly after 2 a.m. Friday. ...

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