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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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Oakley walks on adjournment, again

Another adjournment was the decision that came out of Pictou Provincial Court on Tuesday morning in regards to a local animal abuse case. David William Oakley, formerly of Sylvester, was set to be sentenced on two counts of failure to provide adequate food for an animal, one count of striking an animal with an axe,...

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Police investigating stabbing in New Glasgow

Early this morning (September 27), at approximately 1 a.m., New Glasgow Regional Police responded to a report of a stabbing on Viola’s Way in New Glasgow. Two victims, a 42 year-old man and 24-year old man, both from Pictou County, suffered serious injuries and were transported to Aberdeen Hospital. The suspect and the victim(s) were...

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Trial for accused in nail gun incident ends

The trial for a case that garnered the attention of not just Pictou County but African Canadian activists and Nova Scotians took place last week with the decision expected to come later this week in Pictou Provincial Court. Shawn Wade Hynes of Trenton was accused of two indictable charges of criminal negligence causing bodily harm...

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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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Sentencing tomorrow on animal cruelty charges

PICTOU — Animal advocates are expected to gather outside the Pictou Provincial Court House tomorrow, as they have in the past, for the sentencing of David William Oakley of Sylvester on animal cruelty charges. Oakley was charged on two counts of failure to provide adequate food for an animal, one count of striking an animal...

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County man charged for obtaining sexual services from youth

PLYMOUTH – A local man has been  charged for obtaining sexual services from youth. Between March 2018 and November 2018, a 30-year-old man from Stellarton was contacting three females under the age of 18 from Pictou County, and making arrangements to pay them for sex. All of the incidents, except for one that happened in Cape Breton, occurred...

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Man charged with serious assault

LINACY – On January 28, Pictou District RCMP responded to a complaint of a serious assault which occurred inside a home on Merigomish Road in Linacy. A 17-year old male was found inside the home and had sustained serious head and facial injuries. He was taken to hospital by ambulance. The suspect was a 23-year-old...

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New Glasgow man arrested on child pornography charges

NEW GLASGOW –  The RCMP’s Provincial Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Unit, in a joint investigation with the New Glasgow Police Service, has arrested a New Glasgow man for child pornography offences. On January 10, the RCMP’s ICE Unit along with members of the New Glasgow Police and the RCMP Technological Crime Unit searched a home...

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RCMP arrest three men after shots fired incident

CHURCHVILLE – Three men have been arrested in relation to a complaint of shots fired on East River East Side Road on January 3. No one was injured when three men drove past a home and fired shots at it. Three people were inside the home at the time. On January 3, police arrested one...

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