‘Suspicious’ fire damages Quay building

EDITOR’S NOTE: As of Tuesday afternoon, Pictou RCMP indicated it was investigating this fire as suspicious) Laurie MacDonald’s heart was in his throat Sunday night when he heard about the fire at the Hector Quay. “My first thought was, I hope it’s not as bad as the fire two weeks ago,” he said. The chairman...

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Fire at Quay

A fire last night a building on the Hector Heritage Quay site makes the second fire at a downtown waterfront building in a few weeks. The fire department received the call shortly after 8 p.m. Sunday. Auto aid came from Stations 1, 15 and 23. (Abercrombie, Scotsburn and Caribou) and mutual aid from Station 33...

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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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Fire fighters conduct emergency drill

Low water levels in town prompted the Pictou Fire Department to hold an emergency training drill Wednesday. Deputy Chief Jason MacLeod said typically, Pictou fire fighters rely on the town’s municipal water system via hydrants strategically located on the streets within the town. However, on Aug. 1, the Town issued a Water Conservation Order to...

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