Four judges appointed to Supreme Court Family Division

The Nova Scotia Supreme Court welcomes four new judges to its Family Division, the first step in the move toward a single, unified court for all family law matters in the province. Federal Justice Minister David Lametti made the announcement in a news release Monday morning. The Hon. Justice Raymond A. Morse was appointed to...

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Spring road weight restrictions beginning

Spring weight restrictions on all provincial roads will begin on March 2, starting at 12:01 a.m. Restrictions begin at that time for Pictou County and the following counties: Halifax Regional Municipality, Annapolis, Colchester, Cumberland, Digby, Hants, Kings, Lunenburg, Queens, Shelburne and Yarmouth. Restrictions for Cape Breton Regional Municipality and Antigonish, Guysborough, Inverness, Richmond and Victoria...

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Local RCMP officer charged with sexual assault

The province’s independent Serious Incident Response Team (SiRT) has laid a charge of sexual assault against Cpl. Gregory Deagle of Pictou District RCMP. SiRT was contacted on December 28, 2019, by Bible Hill RCMP, regarding an allegation of sexual assault against a female known to the RCMP member. The incident is alleged to have occurred...

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UPDATE: FOUND – Missing person: Help the RCMP find Emma Anderson

Pictou District RCMP is asking for help from the public to locate 15-year-old Emma Anderson. She was last seen leaving a residence in Pictou on February 11 at approximately 8 p.m. and has not been seen since. Anderson is described as white, 5-foot-5, approximately 140 pounds, with long brown hair and brown eyes. At the time she was last seen, Anderson...

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Businesses benefit from Winter Blast

PICTOU — Local businesses have derived a benefit from the deCoste Performing Arts Centre’s decision to offer shows throughout the winter. Dining establishments are among those businesses that have received a boost from the deCoste’s Winter Blast performances and the assortment of winter bookings they offer. The Winter Blast is sponsored by Advocate Media Inc....

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Exploratory society pondering Academy’s future

PICTOU — A group called Pictou Exploratory has set its sights on a new resource centre. The Pictou Exploratory Society attracted about 30 people to its initial gathering for a presentation at Pictou Academy’s auxiliary gym last week. It included options for the possible use of the school that include lifelong learning, entrepreneurship and business...

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Look up, look waaay up …

Jay Fulton is riding high. In a tree top, that is. Fulton is working in a yard between Prince and High streets in Pictou taking down an old poplar tree. Work began on Wednesday and he expects to have the tree down by the weekend....

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Crew downs aging poplar

PICTOU – It’s time for a giant poplar tree on Prince Street to come down. Jay Fulton and a colleague arrived on Wednesday morning to begin the process of surgically removing the tree, which has showed signs that it should be removed. “We’ll take it down in pieces,” said Fulton, who has been doing this...

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Car crash at roundabout

PICTOU – Traffic at the new roundabout in Pictou was briefly stalled after a car suffered damage as it ran up onto the curb and struck a sign as its driver lost control while attempting to leave town. The small sedan sustained damage to its front left corner after sliding in slippery snow along the...

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All about Scotsburn …

Some eight miles east of the Town of Pictou lies the picturesque village of Scotsburn. This petite village lies in the heart of a fine farming district. A pleasing appearance of Scotsburn comes from the attractive properties with their well-kept lawns and gardens. Over the years, thriving industries have developed within and around the village...

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