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New Glasgow first municipality in Atlantic Canada to participate in national railway crossing safety-awareness program

NEW GLASGOW – Every year, dozens of Canadians — especially young Canadians — are killed or injured around railway tracks and trains. In 2018, there were 167 such incidents across Canada which killed 19 people and seriously injured another 42. In conjunction with Rail Safety Week (September 23-29, 2019), Cape Breton & Central Nova Scotia...

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Windstorm in Atlantic provinces leaves thousands without power

HALIFAX – Heavy rain and wind in the Atlantic provinces this weekend left thousands of households without power, mostly in New Brunswick. Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) is reaching out with tips and advice for those who have been affected. “Our thoughts are with all those whose lives have been disrupted and whose property has...

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Burning restrictions begin March 15

The weather may indicate otherwise, but the official start to wildfire season is March 15, and Nova Scotians are reminded to Check Before You Burn. People should check the BurnSafe website at novascotia.ca/BurnSafe for counties and municipalities where domestic burning of brush and campfires are permitted or restricted. Burning restrictions apply until Oct. 15. “While...

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Halloween safety tips from RCMP

The following article has been supplied by RCMP: With the excitement of Halloween, costumed kids sometimes forget their safety rules, which can make the evening dangerous as drivers navigate roads. However, there are a few things parents/guardians, children/teens and motorists can do to make sure everyone celebrates safely. Parents and Guardians: Know who your children...

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From darkness to light….

Allan Doyle had no idea when he went to work the back shift on May 8, 1992 the devastating loss he would suffer that night. He lost his livelihood, some great friends and colleagues. And his baby brother. And he just about lost his mind. Allan worked in the lab at the Westray coal mine...

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First responder answers the call

Doug Dort has seen more tragedy and heartache than he could ever recall. As a fire fighter and an emergency medical technician of 46 years, it is a part of his life. But he has never seen tragedy on as large a scale as on Saturday, May 9, 1992 — the day 26 miners lost...

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REMO warns people to stay off the roads

UPDATE: NEW GLASGOW- Pictou County REMO Coordinator John Davison is reminding residents of Pictou County to only travel if absolutely necessary and to use extreme caution as poor driving conditions continue during today’s blizzard. “Conditions are worse than yesterday, so we want people to continue to be safe and to use good judgment,” says Davison....

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