Menacing weather in strait claims lives …

The great strait of Northumberland was a winter menace in every respect. Storms were often sudden and severe. The ice was repeatedly piled high over which the ice boat was to be pulled or pushed. The greatest danger of all was what the boatmen called “LOLLY.” This consisted of great bodies of snow and slush...

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Man, 74, dies in vehicle crash

STELLARTON – Police are still investigating a fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred on December 30 on Weir Avenue. Chief Mark Hobeck confirmed today that a 74-year-old man was discovered pinned under the vehicle. He was the lone victim of the crash. Hobeck said the man’s name was being withheld while family members remained to...

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Fatal ATV collision in Antigonish

ANTIGONISH – A 32-year-old man has died following a fatal ATV accident. At 12:45 p.m. Saturday, Antigonish RCMP responded to a motor vehicle collision at the roundabout on Beech Hill Road. The driver of the ATV lost control of the vehicle as it entered the roundabout, and he was ejected from the vehicle. Witnesses performed CPR...

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Two dead in single-vehicle collision

LINWOOD – Two people have died following a single-vehicle accident on September 2. At 6:51 p.m. on Sunday, a small car driving on Hwy. 4 in Linwood left the road, rolled, and a struck a tree. The two men in the front seats of the vehicle died at the scene, while a 19-year-old woman who...

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Fatal collision on Highway 102

MILLBROOK –  A senior from Central Onslow died yesterday as a result of a fatal motor vehicle collision. Colchester District RCMP responded to a 9-1-1 call at 2:36 p.m. Tuesday, reporting a small red truck that was travelling south in the northbound lanes of Hwy. 102 near Millbrook. Before police arrived on scene, a collision...

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Hockey team remembered

Fatal crashes occur so infrequently that it is easy for them to shock people. A collision last Friday between a tractor trailer carrying peat moss and a bus carrying members of a hockey team has had a harrowing effect on Humboldt, Sask., where the team is based, and throughout Canada and the hockey world. The...

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RCMP lays charge in fatal collision

ABERCROMBIE – Pictou District RCMP has laid a charge of dangerous driving causing death following a lengthy investigation into a fatal collision which occurred in 2016. On December 7, 2016, the RCMP responded to a collision on Abercrombie Road at the intersection with the Trenton Connector.  Upon arrival at the scene, police noted a dump truck had collided with...

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Fatal collision in River John

A fatal collision Saturday claimed the life of one driver. Pictou County District RCMP were called to the scene of the fatality on Saturday. Just after 6:20 p.m. on December 16, RCMP responded to a head-on motor vehicle collision on the West Branch Road also known as the River John Station Road in River John....

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Colchester County RCMP investigates fatal motor vehicle accident

HILDEN – Colchester County RCMP is investigating a fatal single motor vehicle collision here. At 5:12 a.m this morning, RCMP responded to the crash on Highway 2 in Hilden. The sole occupant of the vehicle, a 20-year-old man from Stewiacke, died at the scene. A collision re-constructionist has been called to the scene and the investigation is ongoing. Highway 2 from Kennedy Road ...

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ATV crash claims life of child

OTCH HILL – Pictou County District RCMP is investigating a fatal ATV crash in Scotch Hill. Sunday at 12:05 p.m., RCMP responded to a report of a youth-model ATV roll over in a wooded area on Scotch Hill Road. A five-year-old child was pinned underneath the vehicle. Officers and EHS responded. The child was removed and...

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