Pictou County REMO working with province in state of emergency

(Editor’s Note: This story has been altered slightly to reflect more up to date information) Pictou County Regional Emergency Management Organization is working closely with the Nova Scotia Emergency Management Organization as the province declared state of emergency in an effort to flatten the curve of COVID-19. Co-ordinator John Davison said, “The state of emergency...

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NSHA reminds public to check website for storm updates

Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) reminds the public to visit www.nshealth.ca/stormclosures for the most up-to-date information on facility, program and service closures resulting from this week’s winter storm. A major winter storm is expected to impact Nova Scotia today, Jan. 4. NSHA’s provincial storm closures page will have all the latest information you need to...

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REMO warns people to stay off the roads

UPDATE: NEW GLASGOW- Pictou County REMO Coordinator John Davison is reminding residents of Pictou County to only travel if absolutely necessary and to use extreme caution as poor driving conditions continue during today’s blizzard. “Conditions are worse than yesterday, so we want people to continue to be safe and to use good judgment,” says Davison....

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Fire forces three from their home

NEW GLASGOW – Three adults have been displaced by a pre-dawn fire today that extensively damaged an older two-storey house. Disaster volunteers with the Canadian Red Cross have arranged emergency support including lodging, food, clothing for a couple and their son in his 20s. There were no injuries from the fire at 27 Campbells Lane....

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Pilot sent to hospital after plane make emergency landing in Fraser Mountain

FRASERS MOUNTAIN – The pilot of a small plane was taken to hospital this morning after making an emergency landing with his plane. Pictou District RCMP responded to the scene. At approximately 8 a.m., the RCMP received a call about a small plane in distress. The caller indicated that a small plane stalled and then landed in a field. ...

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