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Antigonish pair charged with animal cruelty

ANTIGONISH – A 34-year-old man and a 32-year-old woman from Antigonish have been charged with two counts of animal cruelty under the Criminal Code. The two were charged in July 2019 for causing unnecessary pain and suffering or injury to an animal contrary to section 445.1.1 (a) and for abandoning an animal in distress or willfully neglecting or failing...

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Thorburn man arrested with illegal smokes

More illegal tobacco has been taken off the streets following a short-term investigation by Service Nova Scotia’s Compliance and Special Investigations Unit. On July 12, in Amherst, a 65-year-old man from Thorburn was arrested after being found in possession of 80,000 illegal cigarettes. The estimated provincial tax value of the cigarettes is $22,016 and federal...

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Firearms, marijuana seized following fire

CARIBOU RIVER – Marijuana plants, marijuana cultivation materials and multiple firearms were seized following a structure fire on Monday. At approximately 12 p.m., the Pictou County District RCMP responded to a structure fire on Gordon Road, Caribou River. As a result of preliminary investigation, the Pictou County Integrated Street Crime Enforcement Unit executed a search...

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