RCMP officer tests positive for COVID-19

DARTMOUTH – A member of the Nova Scotia RCMP has tested positive for COVID-19 following asymptomatic testing. The employee, who is a police officer in Halifax District, is self-isolating at home following the diagnosis. At this time, the case is not believed to be related to frontline interaction. A press release received from the RCMP...

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Three county men charged with sex offences

Three men from Pictou County have been charged with sexual offences by the Nova Scotia Human Trafficking Team. The team received information that persons in the Pictou County area were attempting to target and recruit young women from the area into human trafficking.  In response to this, the Provincial Human Trafficking Team led Operation Hush in conjunction...

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Artist inspiration

Local artist Elisa Rutledge shared with The Advocate this picture that she painted after the sunset on Monday evening. She says she was inspired to do it after seeing the myriad of social media posts from people sharing photos of the sunset and candles that were lit to honour the memory of the victims from...

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Online vigil Friday night

To the Editor: As residents of Nova Scotia, we are needing to summon the kind of strength we did not know we had in order to face the atrocities of this week.  News of a mass shooting is always devastating. News of a mass shooting that took place in your neighborhood is a nightmare. News...

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Police investigating 16 crime scenes

UPDATE: Police have confirmed the death toll has reached 22 victims. TRURO — It’s expected the death toll will surpass 19 following a shooting spree that began in Portapique on April 18 before moving to other parts of the province. Chief Superintendent Chris Leather, Criminal Investigations Division with the Nova Scotia RCMP, said on Monday...

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RCMP arrest four people under Health Protection Act

DARTMOUTH – Nova Scotia RCMP charged four people under the Health Protection Act, in relation to the current COVID-19 pandemic. Two people were charged on March 31 for failing to self-quarantine or self-isolate after returning from out of country. Two others were charged for failing to maintain a social distance of two metres or six feet....

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Nova Scotia RCMP dismantles grow-op, seizes significant quantity of marijuana

LOCH BROOM – Two men are facing production and drug trafficking charges after Nova Scotia RCMP dismantled a large-scale grow-op and seized a significant quantity of marijuana in Loch Broom on September 6. As part of an ongoing investigation, Pictou RCMP, with assistance from RCMP Air Services, Pictou RCMP General Investigation Section and Pictou County...

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Pictou County RCMP issue 14 tickets in two hours

PICTOU – Nova Scotia RCMP’s Eastern Traffic Services conducted traffic enforcement on Highway 104 yesterday. In addition to monitoring whether drivers changed lanes in accordance with the ‘Move Over’ Law, they used RADAR to determine whether drivers slowed to 60 km/hr when passing a stopped emergency vehicle with its lights flashing and it was safe...

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