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No horse-ing around

Jenna Smith has set out to show the healing powers that horses can have with people dealing with trauma. Having formerly been a police officer during her time in British Colombia, Smith has turned to help others in a different way with animal therapy. With the goal to combine her counselling background with something new,...

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Amby Heighton remembered for police, community service

STELLARTON — Amby Heighton’s passing has prompted tributes from those, including Stellarton Mayor Danny MacGillivray. Former town police chief Ambrose James ‘Amby’ Heighton, who served on the town’s police force for 44 years, died on October 21. He was 69. MacGillivray said, “The town is very sad to see his passing. He recalled when he...

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Garnier found guilty of second-degree murder in death of Catherine Campbell

A jury has found Christopher Garnier guilty of second-degree murder in the death of a local woman. The Halifax jury deliberated for less than five hours before reaching the verdict in Nova Scotia Supreme Court following a four-week trial. The body of Catherine Campbell, off-duty Truro police officer and member of the Stellarton Fire Department,...

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Memory of slain police officer, firefighter honoured

The memory of a Stellarton woman was honoured Saturday. The late Catherine Campbell, a 10-year veteran of the Stellarton Fire Department and a decorated member of the Truro Police Service, was remembered and permanently etched into the city-scape of the town she loved, with the Town of Stellarton formally dedicating one of the benches in...

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Inaugural Walk honours Catherine Campbell

The life of the late Const. Catherine Campbell was celebrated Sunday with the inaugural Catherine Campbell Walk. Campbell’s family planned for the walk to take part during the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, which takes place between November 25 and December 10. The event also took place two days prior to the National...

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