RCMP charges man with dangerous driving

BARNEYS RIVER –  RCMP here have arrested a Bridgewater man for travelling 200 km/h. On April 9, just after 4:30 p.m., the RCMP’s Eastern Traffic Services spotted a vehicle travelling at 200 km/h in Marshy Hope on Highway 104. It was then observed passing vehicles at a high rate of speed in a no passing...

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Assault charges dropped against YMCA CEO

PICTOU — Assault charges against the CEO of the Pictou County YMCA have been dropped. The assault causing bodily harm case against Dave MacIntyre was called in Provincial Court on Monday morning and, although MacIntyre was not present, his lawyer, Craig Clarke, appeared for him. Crown attorney Patrick Young officially withdrew the final of the...

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Cocaine seized in Stellarton

STELLARTON – Ciocaine was seized from a residence in Stellarton and a man has been arrested. On Wednesday, Feb. 22 at approximately 4:30 p.m, the Pictou County Integrated Street Crime Enforcement Unit, with the assistance of the Stellarton Police Service and the New Glasgow Regional Police Canine Unit, executed a search warrant on South Foord...

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Drugs seized, two arrested

NEW GLASGOW  – A young man and woman were arrested last night and charged with drug possession. At approximately 9 p.m., the Pictou County Integrated Street Crime Enforcement Unit, with the assistance of the New Glasgow Regional Police, and New Glasgow Regional Police Canine Unit, executed a search warrant on MacLean Street, New Glasgow.  As...

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RCMP charge Coalburn man with driving related offences

COALBURN – Pictou County District RCMP have arrested a 31-year-old Coalburn man for several driving related offences that occurred over the weekend. On January 28 just before 1:30 a.m., RCMP received a call about a truck driving dangerously in the Thorburn area. Police patrolled the area and located the truck in a nearby driveway. The 31-year-old driver was...

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Two men charged after violent assault

Paq’tnkek First Nation – Two men have been charged after a violent incident on Petow Loop, Antigonish County, on January 23. One man swung a broken table leg at another man, cutting his hands. The second man then stabbed the first man several times with a knife, causing injuries that required hospital treatment. Terry Matthew...

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Crown, defence both file appeals in Amy Hood case

PICTOU — Both Crown and defence have filed notices of appeal in the criminal case of Carolyn Amy Hood. After being sentenced on December 14 of last year, the legal matters for Hood are being brought back to the attention of the court system. Crown attorney Bill Gorman filed a notice of appeal at the...

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No jail time for teacher guilty of sex crimes

A former Pictou County school teacher found guilty of sex crimes will not serve any jail time. Three years after the incidents,  Carolyn Amy Hood was sentenced last Wednesday morning for sex crimes with former students. About a year after her trial, which took place last November, Hood was found guilty of two counts of...

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New Glasgow Regional Police arrest 41 year old for voyeurism

NEW GLASGOW – A 41-year-old New Glasgow man has been charged by New Glasgow Regional Police with voyeurism. The arrest was made on Tuesday, Nov. 29, at approximately 10:20 a.m. at a Westside Medical Centre after receiving a complaint about voyeurism. Police say the incident happened in the staff washroom, where the suspect was video...

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Amy Hood sentencing delayed until December

Nearly a year after former Pictou County school teacher Carolyn Amy Hood was tried and found guilty of sex crimes against children, she has yet to be sentenced. This was to have taken place in Pictou Provincial Court on Thursday, but after hearing the submissions from Crown and defence council, Judge Del Atwood withheld his decision...

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