Petition for pets

Across the province and beyond, people are banding together to see better enforcement and policies for animal cruelty cases in Nova Scotia. After hearing about a recent animal cruelty case in Pictou County, Brenda Gerrior couldn’t sit by and hear about any more cases of cruelty without standing up for what she believes. “Nothing ever...

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Group voices support for ‘nail gun’ victim

PICTOU — A protest last Friday underscored a group’s frustration over how slowly the wheels of justice are turning for Nhlanhla Dlamini. About 20 people gathered with placards and to express, through a series of addresses and chants, their disappointment with how a court case has proceeded so far. It was organized by members of African...

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Three people arrested following search warrant execution

NEW GLASGOW – The Pictou County Integrated Street Crime Enforcement Unit arrested three people following the execution of a search warrant on  May 7. At approximately 1:30 p.m., the Street Crime Unit, with the assistance of the New Glasgow Regional Police, executed a search warrant at Scotia Green Inc., cannabis dispensary, East River Road.  At...

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Drugs seized after home searched

NEW GLASGOW – A man was arrested after a quantity of drugs was seized was a local residence. On Wednesday, April 18 at approximately 12:30 p.m., the Pictou County Integrated Street Crime Enforcement Unit, with assistance from the New Glasgow Regional Police, executed a search warrant at a residence on Oak Street. At this time,...

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RCMP charge one person with animal cruelty

UPDATE: The original RCMP media release on this article was incorrect.  RCMP originally advised that both the male and female involved in this incident were facing charges.  They have since confirmed the investigation resulted in charges being pursued only against the male.  PICTOU – Two people were charged with cruelty to animals following an incident...

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County man accused in 2017 robbery found

PICTOU — A 36-year-old county resident was arrested and brought into the custody of Provincial Court on Tuesday morning from Halifax where he was found. Shawn Daniel Bonvie is the accused in a robbery that took place October 12, 2017, at approximately 1 p.m. at a tavern on Stewart Street in New Glasgow where a...

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Two arrested after drugs seized

NEW GLASGOW –  Two men were arrested following the execution of a search warrant on Tuesday. On September 5 at approximately 11 a.m., the Pictou County Integrated Street Crime Enforcement Unit, with the assistance of the New Glasgow Regional Police, executed the search warrant at a commercial business on East River Road. Police seized a...

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Charges laid in 2012 Sheet Harbour double homicide

DARTMOUTH – The Homicide Unit of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division has laid charges in relation to the 2012 homicides of Matthew Hebb and Earle Stewart. On December 12, 2012, emergency personnel responded to a 911 call near the 450 block of Highway 374 after witnesses observed a fire at a camp near Sheet Harbour....

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Stellarton man charged following break and enter

HALIBURTON – A Stellarton man has been charged following a break and enter in to a vacant home. Just prior to 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, August 1, Pictou County District RCMP responded to a break and enter in to a home on Highway 6 in Haliburton. Upon arrival, a 50-year-old man was arrested without incident,...

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Firearms, marijuana seized following fire

CARIBOU RIVER – Marijuana plants, marijuana cultivation materials and multiple firearms were seized following a structure fire on Monday. At approximately 12 p.m., the Pictou County District RCMP responded to a structure fire on Gordon Road, Caribou River. As a result of preliminary investigation, the Pictou County Integrated Street Crime Enforcement Unit executed a search...

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