Houston seeks more from budget

WESTVILLE – Opposition leader Tim Houston says he likes some things about the provincial budget. However, he says some things he was looking for are missing from the budget Finance Minister Karen Casey delivered on Tuesday. The Progressive Conservative Leader, who represents Pictou East in the Legislature, says the Liberal budget lacks vision and shows...

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One dead in crash on Highway 104

TELFORD – One man is dead after the motorcycle he was driving collided with a pickup truck at 12:30 a.m. on Sunday on Highway 104 in Telford. Pictou District RCMP responded to a two-vehicle collision involving a Dodge Ram truck and a Harley Davidson motorcycle. The collision claimed the life of the 52-year-old driver of...

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Private sector considered for Highway 104 twinning

SUTHERLAND RIVER – Nova Scotia is exploring greater private sector participation in the development of the Highway 104 twinning project between Sutherlands River and Antigonish. “This is an important road safety project and we’re looking at all options to get it done in a timely manner and for the best value for Nova Scotians,” said...

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Driver charged for racing on highway

ANTIGONISH – Police have arrested a driver for what they say was drag racing on the highway. At 11:30 a.m. on October 14, while on patrol, RCMP Eastern Traffic Services observed two trucks line up side by side, then accelerate quickly down the road on the highway. They interfered with other traffic on the highway...

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Two charged with stunting

STELLARTON – The RCMP’s Eastern Traffic Services have charged two drivers for stunting. A Chevrolet Equinox was observed on Friday at 2:48 p.m. travelling at a high rate of speed on Highway 104, near Salt Springs. The vehicle was clocked at 169 km/h in a posted 110 km/h zone, 59 km/h over the posted speed limit.  A 19-year-old...

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Highway twinning session postponed

Due to weather and poor travel conditions, the public consultation session on highway twinning scheduled for this evening, Tuesday, Jan. 24, in New Glasgow has been rescheduled. The session will now be held on Monday, Jan. 30, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Pictou County Wellness Centre, 2656 Westville Rd. It is one of...

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Highway 104 talk recessed

When governments truly want to do something, they do it. When they don’t, they delay. Discussion about twinning Highway 104 between Sutherlands River and Antigonish is a case in point. Members of the Liberal McNeil government saw the calendar and did two things with the subject of twinning the highway. They accepted informally the 15,000...

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