Cabinet changes, deputy appointed

Premier Stephen McNeil announced changes to the Executive Council (cabinet) today, July 5. Chuck Porter, MLA for Hants West, joins the cabinet as Minister of Municipal Affairs. Derek Mombourquette, MLA for Sydney-Whitney Pier, has been appointed Minister of Energy and Mines. The geoscience and mining division of the former Department of Natural Resources will transfer...

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Two in custody regarding fire

The Pictou County Regional Emergency Management Office stated that several Pictou County Fire Departments responded to several reports of grass fires throughout Pictou County. In addition, the Trenton Connector  from Highway 106 to the Abercrombie Road was closed as a precaution to allow several fire departments throughout Pictou County to put out several fires on...

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RCMP investigate suspicious fire in Lochaber

SOUTH LOCHABER – Guysborough District RCMP is investigating a suspicious fire. Between 7 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, August 1, RCMP responded to a call of a brush fire adjacent to the College Road in Lochaber. The initial investigation determined that the fire was intentionally set in a wooded area nearby. The quick action...

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REJUVENATION for Green Hill group

Who doesn’t have a fond memory that involves spending time at the Green Hill Provincial Park? Can you recall enjoying a summer picnic there as a child? Perhaps on a romantic date, parked atop the summit overlooking the west area of Pictou County? Maybe it was on a nature hike with a group of friends?...

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Mystery critter packs a punch in yard

A Scotsburn man has been on the receiving end of a two-week rash of furry-fisted vandalism. The culprit – or indeed, culprits – remain somewhat at large. The man, who asked to go unnamed citing privacy reasons, has never seen anything quite like it. “I thought some of your readers might like to know this...

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Uncut grass, weeds along highway begs question about gas taxes

To the Editor: As my wife and I drive  around the town of New Glasgow we see all kinds of flower gardens, both in people’s yards and by the sidewalks. And all are very well kept and, I must say, have very well-trimmed lawns. But driving on the TransCanada 104 provincial highway it is a...

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