RCMP police

Two impaired drivers arrested less than 10 minutes apart

Two impaired drivers were arrested in different areas of Pictou County just after midnight and within 10 minutes of each other. One was involved in a collision. On June 4 at 12:15 a.m., Pictou District RCMP responded to a call of a vehicle travelling west in the east bound lane of Hwy. 104 in Sutherlands...

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New First Nation school opens

PICTOU LANDING — Students and staff are realizing their dream for a new Pictou Landing First Nation School. They began occupying their new Pre-Primary to Grade 8 facility on February 11. “We’re very pleased,” said principal Irene Endicott as she marveled at how the completed school mirrors what they hoped it would look and function like...

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Chief Paul reacts to threats and Facebook posts

Chief Andrea Paul of Pictou Landing First Nations says she has been receiving lot of hateful feedback after her enraged Facebook post about Northern Pulp and calling into question the effect of lobbyists. “… These money hungry White men would sell their children for money. Greedy F***ers,” Paul wrote on her personal Facebook page following...

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Top cop retires

Retired Westville/Stellarton Police Chief Don Hussher jokes that he spent a year in prison. As a correctional officer. “When I first left the military I landed a job in Fort Saskatchewan, AB, as a correctional officer. Seven years in the military, 44 years in policing and one year in prison — that always wakes them...

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Pictou Bar Lighthouse

I recall as a small boy the many, many times during the late 1950s when I would be sailing with my parents to and from Pictou Island and going past the magnificent structure known as the Pictou Bar Lighthouse. During those years there was a dwelling for the light keeper and his family to live...

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Harbour swim postponed

The swim of Pictou Harbour scheduled for today has been postponed. The annual Government of Nova Scotia Employee’s United Way Workplace Giving Campaign and swim series was to take place today in Pictou Harbour. The swim from Pictou Landing to the marina in downtown Pictou was to start at 4:30 p.m. and would have been...

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Suspect in custody following stabbing Thursday night

PICTOU LANDING – Last night, Pictou County RCMP responded to a report of a stabbing at a residence in Pictou Landing. At about 9:50 p.m. members responded to a call of a man who had been stabbed following an altercation with another man at a residence on Pictou Landing First Nation. The suspect had fled...

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Boat building returns for students at PLFN

PICTOU LANDING — Boat building has created team building for students at Pictou Landing First Nation. Grade 5 and 6 students gathered in the gym to learn how to build two small rowboats that would eventually be transported to open water to test their workmanship and the boats’ seaworthiness. “We started it last year,” said...

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Charges pending in fatal vehicle-pedestrian collision

PICTOU LANDING – Charges are pending against a driver involved in a fatal vehicle-pedestrian collision that happened on Pictou Landing Road in Pictou Landing at approximately 4:30 a.m. this morning.  A preliminary investigation indicates a 50-year-old female pedestrian from Pictou Landing was struck by a pick-up truck. She was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver, a 32-year-old man from Pictou Landing,...

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Water and celebration the focus of Mawio’mi

A sunny Saturday last weekend brought Pictou Landing First Nation Mawio’mi outdoors for a day of celebration, culture and dance. With people from as far as Quebec and New Brunswick attending, the event was thoroughly enjoyed by participants and spectators who came to see the dancing, hear drumming and admire the regalia that dancers donned....

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