Rollin’ to the arts

The Bay City Rollers are helping to break down barriers and bring arts to everyone in Pictou County. The famed 70s teenaged heartthrob Scottish rock band, featuring original singer Les McKeown, are set to perform at the deCoste Performing Arts Centre on March 5 for the centre’s annual gala. Proceeds from the gala go to...

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RCMP investigates fatal single vehicle collision

UPPER BROOKSIDE – Nova Scotia RCMP is investigating a fatal single vehicle collision that happened this morning in Upper Brookside, Colchester County. Police responded to the collision at approximately 9 a.m. A truck carrying two adults had left Hwy 104, entered the ditch and collided with a tree. The occupants, a 70-year-old woman and an...

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Shellfish harvesting areas affected by Dorian

Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Gulf Region, wishes to inform the public that a large portion of shellfish harvesting areas on the coasts of eastern New Brunswick, northern Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island are closed due to heavy rainfall amounts which accompanied hurricane Dorian over the weekend.   These closures are in effect for a...

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Three local fire fighters off to Scott Firefit competition

Three Pictou County fire fighters are about to compete in what is often called the toughest two minutes in sports. Stellarton fire fighter Lt. Nathan Smith along with Westville fire fighters Lt. Shaun MacLaughlin and Training Officer Bill Chace will be competing in the Scott Firefit Challenge hosted by Cobequid Fire 2019, on Saturday in...

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Celebrate Parks Day

Nova Scotia is celebrating Canada’s Parks Day on Saturday, July 20, with fun, nature-based activities and unique learning experiences for families. “Provincial parks are the best places for people to enjoy the outdoors and spend time with their families,” said Lands and Forestry Minister Iain Rankin. “Canada’s Parks Day is a great opportunity to visit...

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Cocaine seized by Pictou RCMP

CENTRAL WEST RIVER – A quantity of cocaine was seized from a PEI man here on Monday. On September 17, Pictou District RCMP received a complaint of a suspicious man at a store in Central West River. Police attended the location and the investigation resulted in a 33-year-old man from Charlottetown, PEI being arrested for an...

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Colchester District RCMP investigating fatal collision

THE FALLA – At approximately 1:15 p.m. on August 11, Colchester District RCMP responded to a call of a collision involving a car and a motorcycle on Highway 311 south of Tatamagouche near The Falls. Preliminary investigation determined the car was travelling northbound on Highway 311 and turning onto Balmoral Rd. when the southbound motorcycle...

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Help RCMP solve a hit and run

TRURO HEIGHTS – Colchester District RCMP is seeking the public’s assistance following a hit and run that occurred in Truro Heights. On Friday, May 18 at 6 p.m. RCMP, EHS and Truro Fire Service responded to a motor vehicle collision on Highway 102 – southbound lane. The investigation has determined that a white semi-trailer truck (not...

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Local solar co-op shines on with third group-buy

ANTIGONISH – The Antigonish Community Energy Co-op (ACE co-op) is entering its third year in operation and gearing up for a fresh round of info sessions and solar home tours to promote its 2018 solar power bulk buy. Since its inception, ACE Co-op has organized the purchase of some 50 solar power systems  – or...

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Collision claims the life of one and leaves four injured

ENFIELD – A motor vehicle collision on Highway 102 yesterday has claimed the life of one and has left four injured. Just after 3 p.m. Tuesday, RCMP, EHS and Halifax Regional Fire responded to a collision on Highway 102, between Exits 6 and 7. Initial investigation determined that a 2011 Toyota Corolla, that was travelling...

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