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Fifth right whale necropsy

A fifth necropsy took place on July 21 in Grand-Étang, Que. The right whale was first observed drifting on July 18. The preliminary results of the necropsy are inconclusive on the cause of death. According to veterinarians, the whale was in good condition, with no obvious signs of trauma or entanglement. The final and detailed...

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Man dies following vehicle/pedestrian collision

New Glasgow Regional Police have reported the man involved in Monday evening’s  vehicle/pedestrian collision on East River Road has died. The incident occurred near McColl Street, New Glasgow, at approximately 7:10 p.m. New Glasgow Regional Police, New Glasgow Fire Department and Emergency Health Services responded to a 9-1-1 call and attended the scene of the...

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Handcuffs did not play role in death: SiRT

The province’s independent Serious Incident Response Team (SiRT) ruled that handcuffs did not play a role in the death of a man involved in a motor vehicle accident last year in River John. SiRT released its report today (March 16) regarding the investigation into the  December 16, 2017 motor vehicle collision. Pictou District RCMP officers...

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Boating accident claims life of 33-year-old man

Ballantynes Cove – A boating incident on November 7 has claimed the life of a Cape George man. At 11:54 p.m. on November 7, Antigonish District RCMP responded to a missing person call at Ballantynes Cove Wharf Road. The caller reported a man had been out fishing, and had docked his boat, but the caller...

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DFO concerned by deaths of endangered North Atlantic Right whales in the Gulf of St. Lawrence

MONCTON, NB – Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) is working with marine mammal experts, scientists, and fishery officers from across Atlantic Canada to determine what has caused the recent deaths of several rare North Atlantic Right whales in eastern Canada. At least five dead Right whales have been seen recently in the Gulf of St....

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Tragedy hits sports family

When I read the initial news that a young man had drowned at Park Falls near Sutherlands River, I was reminded of the many tragedies I covered when I was working for The Chronicle Herald in Pictou County through the 1960s. Every time I went to a fatality scene — car accidents, fires and, yes,...

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Mental health crisis like life and death for sufferer

Imagine falling into a deep, dark hole you cannot climb out of; every breath draws you in deeper, every attempt at climbing out brings you further down. Feeling the weight of the dirt bringing you down as you try to just survive. This is what mental illness can feel like. Growing up with her parents...

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No foul play suspected in man’s death

TRAFALGAR – Pictou District RCMP and the North East Nova Major Crime unit have determined that there is no foul play suspected in the death of a man located in Trafalgar Tuesday afternoon. Just after 3 p.m. Tuesday, a man was found deceased on a woods road in a remote area of Pictou County. RCMP members from...

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