‘Suspicious’ fire damages Quay building

EDITOR’S NOTE: As of Tuesday afternoon, Pictou RCMP indicated it was investigating this fire as suspicious) Laurie MacDonald’s heart was in his throat Sunday night when he heard about the fire at the Hector Quay. “My first thought was, I hope it’s not as bad as the fire two weeks ago,” he said. The chairman...

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Man injured following single-vehicle crash

McLellans Brook – RCMP are ‎investigating a single vehicle collision in McLellans Brook that happened this morning and resulted in serious injuries.   Just after 2 a.m., Pictou RCMP responded to the collision on the 1000 block of McLellans Brook Road and found the vehicle in the ditch. Thorburn Volunteer Fire Department and EHS also attended....

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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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Flame of Hope on the move …

A crowd gathered on the Pictou waterfront at the RCMP detachment this morning to see the Special Olympics Flame of Hope take off on tour to other parts of Pictou County. The Flame will be touring Nova Scotia communities enroute to the Canadian Special Olympics Summer Games in Antigonish, which begins with opening ceremonies today....

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Impaired driver arrested near police checkpoint

PICTOU –  RCMP have arrested a man for driving impaired. During the early morning hours of July 21, members of Pictou RCMP were conducting a checkpoint on Hwy. 376, when they observed a small car approaching the area. Before it arrived, the driver turned away in an apparent attempt to avoid the police. An RCMP officer got in...

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