Roads remain slippery

A trailer truck became stuck this morning on Abercrombie road as well as a few cars attempting to get up the hill and turn close to the Granton turn off, just before the Pictou Causeway. RCMP were in attendance assisting traffic....

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Police remind drivers they can be fined not clearing vehicle of snow

As snow continues to fall across the province, New Glasgow Regional Police are reminding motorists to clear your vehicle from ice and snow.  NGR Police officers on patrol Monday, after the Sunday snowstorm, noticed a vehicle with a driver who had failed to remove ice and snow from his vehicle.  Const. Ken MacDonald said, “Ice...

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Bye-bye snow banks

A work crew in Pictou was active this morning removing snow from downtown streets. Here, workers were busy unclogging the gutters in downtown. A front-end loader was used to scoop snow from a pile at the corner of George and Water streets for trucks to take away. (Goodwin photo)...

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Town of Antigonish clearing the way for winter in 2019

ANTIGONISH – After several winter weather events so far this season, the Town of Antigonish reminds residents to park smart this winter to help with snow clearing efforts. Since the Winter Parking Ban came into effect Dec. 1, 2018, the town’s by-law officers have issued a total of 64 parking violations. The ban will remain...

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Building up the Pictou Island Road

The only dirt road running the length of Pictou Island prior to 1960 was just like a narrow field trail. It was mostly level with the fields and when it rained, this road would be covered with mud and water since ditches, “where dug” were not very deep. Trees lined both sides of the road...

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Pictou Island Christmas 1959

The weather during the month of December 1959 remained mild, middle to high 30s Fahrenheit, the wind blew hard from the south nearly every day and it rained a lot. Jimmie MacDonald and wife Viney were found deceased in their burnt out home on December 10. Consequently, over the next several days, Arnold MacMillan kept...

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Exercise caution when walking, driving: Police

This may sound like a skipping CD but with Pictou County being hit with another snow storm and freezing rain last night, police are urging motorists and pedestrians to walk/drive with caution. New Glasgow Regional Police officers have reported at 6:10 a.m. today, January 31,  that streets, roads and sidewalks continue to be snow covered...

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Diggin’ deep

Katie Ezekiel shovels her way through the snow  early this morning (January 30) in New Glasgow. The winter weather cancelled schools and forced many businesses to open later than planned.  (Brimicombe photo)...

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Police advise motorists to drive/walk with caution during winter storm

New Glasgow Regional Police are advising motorists and pedestrians to walk and drive with caution during the winter storm today and into tonight. Const. Ken MacDonald says blowing snow during driving reduces visibility. Icy road conditions and snow drifts may also exist during travel. If you have to travel, plan ahead, check for cancellations and...

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Snow day!

Clem deCoste says he can always count on his snowblower in times like this. He says it starts every time and blows through just about any amount of snow. He was among those Pictou County residents who were digging out from the overnight snowfall in the area. (Goodwin photo)...

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