Barely legal

A year has passed since the legalization of cannabis in Canada and The Advocate decided to take a survey of the local climate and see what, if anything, has changed with the now-legal drug. “What we really found is people are unaware of the laws,” said Cpl. Ron Bryce of the Pictou District RCMP. One...

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RCMP warns: Don’t fall for SIN scams

Pictou District RCMP is reminding citizens to be wary of any telephone calls they receive from individuals requesting Social Insurance Number information.   RCMP continue to respond to complaints of fraudsters claiming to be government representatives.  These individuals are calling and advising people that their Social Insurance Numbers have been compromised in some way.  The...

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Young man arrested for impaired driving following collision

Pictou District RCMP arrested a 23-year-old man from Pictou County for impaired driving following a collision near Fraser’s Mountain.  On October 28 at approximately 9:30 p.m., Pictou District RCMP responded to a single vehicle collision on Little Harbour Road, near Fraser’s Mountain. Police arrived on scene to find a vehicle upside down in the ditch...

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RCMP arrest two impaired drivers last weekend

Pictou District RCMP have arrested two people for driving offences involving alcohol this past weekend.  On October 26 at approximately 8:40 p.m., Pictou District RCMP responded to a complaint of an erratic driver in Welsford. Police located the vehicle and stopped it. Investigation at the scene resulted in the 20-year-old male driver from River John being...

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ATV collision under investigation

Pictou District RCMP are investigating a single-vehicle ATV collision involving a possible impaired driver. On October 6 at approximately 4:50 a.m., the RCMP responded to a complaint of a single-vehicle ATV collision on Carmichael Roadin Toney River. The 54-year-old male operator of the ATV was injured in the collision and was transported to hospital for treatment. Police noted...

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RCMP arrest man for impaired driving following collision

Pictou District RCMP arrested a 43-year-old man for impaired driving following a collision in Thorburn. On October 7 at approximately 7:40 p.m., the RCMP responded to a single-vehicle collision on Marsh Road. Investigation at the scene resulted in the driver of the vehicle involved being arrested for impaired operation of a conveyance and operating a conveyance with a...

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House fire claims life of woman

WILLOWDALE – A county woman has died following a house fire. At 5:55 p.m. Friday, Pictou District RCMP responded to a call of a house on fire on Hwy 347 in Willowdale. Police arrived and were met by East River St. Mary’s Volunteer Fire Department already on the scene. The main level of the residence had collapsed...

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Pictou RCMP arrest three impaired drivers in 11 hours

Pictou District RCMP arrested three impaired drivers between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. on August 3. At 9:10 a.m., the RCMP responded to a complaint of a possible impaired driver in the MacLellans Brook area. Police located the driver, a 24-year-old man from Pictou County, who was arrested for impaired operation of a conveyance. He provided breath samples which...

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Call to RCMP leads to arrest of impaired driver who was twice the legal limit

An alert from a caller about a dangerous driver has enabled Pictou District RCMP to make an arrest. Following a complaint from a concerned caller, Pictou District RCMP arrested a 44-year-old man from Colchester County for impaired driving. Police want to thank this person for making the call and helping to make public roads safer. At approximately 7:40...

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RCMP conclude search operation in Pictou County

Merigomish- Pictou District RCMP and the Nova Scotia Medical Examiner Service (ME) have conducted an extensive investigation into a complaint of a discovery of human remains in Merigomish. On July 15, as a result of information received about the presence of human remains, Pictou District RCMP searched an area on a rural wooded property in Merigomish. RCMP members...

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