New Glasgow police chief retires, new chief appointed

There will be a change of command with the New Glasgow Regional Police Department. After 44 years with the New Glasgow force, Chief Eric MacNeil has announced his retirement.  MacNeil served in the role of chief for the last three years and served the previous 10 years as deputy chief.  “We wish Eric and his...

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Police warn: Fines can result from not following public health directives

New Glasgow Regional Police are issuing a stern warning that strict fines can result to those who do not follow directives issued by the Nova Scotia Chief Medical Officer. Const. Ken MacDonald, public information officer said, “With the COVID-19 pandemic evident in the community, everyone needs to take these directives outlined in the Emergency Measures...

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Cards of caring

It may look like a little card to some but for victims of domestic violence, new helpline and reference cards are a lifeline, a resource of safe spaces in a situation that can make even home feel like a dangerous place to be. For victims of domestic abuse, when law enforcement arrives things become frightening...

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Drugs seized, two arrested

NEW GLASGOW – A woman and a man have both been arrested following a lengthy investigation by police. On Thursday, Feb. 6 at approximately 9:30 p.m. the Pictou County Integrated Street Crime Enforcement Unit, with the assistance of the New Glasgow Regional Police and New Glasgow Regional Police K-9 Unit executed a search warrant at a residence...

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Man arrested for thefts from businesses

A Cape Breton man was arrested Saturday, Feb. 1, for stealing from local businesses. On February 1 at approximately 6:10 p.m. an adult male entered a business on Westville Road and attempted to steal merchandise and immediately fled the store. During the course of the investigation, a suspect was identified. As the suspect fled the...

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Police remind drivers they can be fined not clearing vehicle of snow

As snow continues to fall across the province, New Glasgow Regional Police are reminding motorists to clear your vehicle from ice and snow.  NGR Police officers on patrol Monday, after the Sunday snowstorm, noticed a vehicle with a driver who had failed to remove ice and snow from his vehicle.  Const. Ken MacDonald said, “Ice...

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Take caution in snow storm

New Glasgow Regional Police advise motorists and pedestrians to walk and drive with caution during the winter storm today. Blowing snow reduces visibility. Icy road conditions also exists during travel. If you have to travel, plan ahead, check for cancellations and drive to the conditions. Remember: Ice and snow, take it slow.  Const. Ken Macdonald,...

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Arson cause of Sunday fire

New Glasgow Regional Police is investigating an arson. Early morning on January 5 at approximately 7 a.m., New Glasgow Fire Department and New Glasgow Regional Police responded to a three-unit apartment building on Stewart Street.  The fire was was located in the rear of the apartment building, where only one apartment was occupied with two...

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Arrest made in Tara robbery

The New Glasgow Regional Police has laid charges against a 37-year-old man from New Glasgow in connection with the armed robbery at the Tara Inn on East River Road that occurred on December 21.  At approximately 5:42 a.m. on December 21, police received a report that two males entered a guest room at the Tara...

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UPDATE: Police looking for second vehicle in armed robbery

Update: The New Glasgow Regional Police continues to investigate the armed robbery that occurred at the Tara Inn on East River Road. At approximately 5:42 a.m. on December 21, two males entered a guest room and left with an undisclosed amount of money and other property.  No one was injured.  Suspects immediately left the area...

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