Fire at vacant residence draws three departments

New Glasgow Fire Department was assisted by Stellarton and Trenton fire department’s and New Glasgow Regional Police responded to a structure fire on High Street early this morning. No one was injured as no one was in the residence at the time of the fire. Portions of High Street and North Provost Street were closed...

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Fire destroys century-old house

STELLARTON – Two people were displaced by a weekend fire that destroyed a 120-year-old house in Stellarton. An elderly man  and his adult son are staying with a friend for now and have been helped by Canadian Red Cross volunteers with emergency purchases like clothing and food. Both were briefly away from the house on...

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Fire fighters ‘fit’ for competition

Three Pictou County fire fighters can be proud of their performances in the Scott Firefit Challenge hosted by Cobequid Fire last weekend. Westville training officer Bill Chace finished with a time of 4:29.11 and Westville fire fighter Shaun MacLaughlin finished in a time of 4;17:39 while Stellarton’s Nathan Smith came just short of finishing. Chace...

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Mother, son, pets perish in Westville fire

A man and his mother, along with three family pets, perished in a house fire in Westville in the wee hours of Canada Day. On Sunday, July 1st at approximately 12:20 a.m. Westville Fire Department responded to a structure fire on South Main Street. Westville Fire Department was assisted by Stellarton and Alma Fire departments...

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Fire in Stellarton

The Scotia Plumbing building on South Foord Street in Stellarton was the scene of a fire late this afternoon. The bright red roof of the of the buildings on the property can be seen with dark smoke billowing out the top. Firefighters are still on the scene and it is unknown yet if there were...

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Three youth arrested for arson in Westville

WESTVILLE – Three young people have been arrested in connection to the March 1 fire at the former Highland Consolidated Middle School. Members of the Westville Fire Department were assisted by those from the Stellarton and Alma fire department in extinguishing the blaze. Westville Police Chief Don Hussher said in a press release today, “The...

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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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