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Paying it forward

Kindness can come in unexpected ways. This week, it is coming from two young men and the beneficiary is Summer Street. Last week, Maxime Grandmaison, a Weeks Crushers hockey player, suffered a serious injury in Amherst. He was transported to hospital in Moncton, underwent surgery and is now recovering. This prompted the Whittemore family of...

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Nova Scotia RCMP to conduct checkpoints for Canada Road Safety Week

In an effort to protect drivers, Nova Scotia RCMP will conduct checkpoints on Canada Road Safety Week, May 15 to 21, and National Impaired Driving Enforcement Day, which falls on May 19 of the long weekend. Impaired driving, distracted driving, aggressive driving and improper seat belt use are the four behaviours that put road users most at risk for fatal...

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Man assaulted with ‘stun gun’

PUGWASH RIVER – A man suffered minor injuries after he was assaulted with a stun gun. At 4:56 p.m. on April 29, a man arrived at a cottage on Pugwash River Road and was met outside by one of the occupants of the cottage. A verbal confrontation ensued, which turned into  a physical confrontation. The...

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Dr. Johnnie Miles Williston Fund is advancing training of local health care staff

NEW GLASGOW – Each year, the Aberdeen Health Foundation’s Dr. Johnnie Miles Williston Fund provides funding to advance training and therapeutic approaches available at the hospital. This year, 12 staff members in a number of departments are receiving funding support, including the Rehabilitation Department. The department’s occupational therapist was able to attend a conference to...

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Car strikes police station

STELLARTON – Town police are investigating a crash after a car struck the side of the police station this morning. Chief Don Hussher said the crash is being treated as an accident involving the driver of a sedan that struck around the police staff entrance along the driveway between the building and the RBC Royal...

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No charges against officers justified in Pictou Landing arrest by RCMP

PICTOU LANDING – No charges will be laid against two RCMP officers who arrested a suspect last summer. The Serious Incident Response Team explained the situation in a statement issued today, January 23. They say tarly on the morning of August 26, 2016, members of the RCMP – Pictou received a complaint about a stabbing...

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UPDATE: Police investigating on-ice incident in Trenton

UPDATE: New Glasgow Regional Police are still investigating an on-ice incident at a hockey game that took place at the Trenton Minor Sports Community Centre Trenton. The incident involving two players, occurred on Sunday, October 9, between the hours of 7 and 9:45 p.m. Police Const. Ken MacDonald would only describe the event as an...

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Broken collarbone leads to investigation

PICTOU LANDING FIRST NATIONS RESERVE – An injury has led police to refer a case to the Serious Incident Response Team. Early on Friday, August 26, members of the Pictou RCMP responded to a complaint of a fight between two males in Pictou Landing First Nation Reserve. As a result of the altercation, a 22-year-old...

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SIRT: Police acted appropriately in New Glasgow Arrest

The province’s independent Serious Incident Response Team (SiRT) today released its report regarding the arrest of a man in New Glasgow on March 10, 2016. Early on the morning of March 10, 2016, New Glasgow Regional Police responded to a robbery at the Needs Store on East River Road in New Glasgow. Three men in...

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