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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Selects win three divisions in Subway Cup female hockey

The Northern Subway Selects completed the 2018 Subway Cup on Sunday at the Pictou County Wellness Centre with a 5-0 victory over the Northern Lightning to win the Midget AAA Division in the sixth annual female hockey tournament. KJ Emery scored twice, while Ashley Livingston, Natalie MacKay and Cassie Clarke got the other goals. The...

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Women’s hockey has come of age

Women’s hockey? Way, way back, in the early 1920s I’m told, a provincial league operated for two or three years, featuring teams from New Glasgow, Amherst, Springhill, Glace Bay and Sydney. It was considered nothing more than a fad, and disappeared as quickly as it was organized. Women’s hockey? When I was five and six...

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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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Be prepared when your power goes out this winter

Living in Canada, we’ve all experienced a bad winter storm, such as the one expected today. Freezing temperatures, piles of snow and, every so often, the power goes out. This begs the question: Is your home ready for a power outage? Laura Litchfield, executive director HPBAC, provides useful tips on how to use wood and...

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EMO: Be prepared

Regional Emergency Management Office in Pictou County is advising the public in Pictou County that a winter storm warning and wind warning is in effect today for Pictou County and other parts of eastern Canada. With the incoming weather warnings it is important to plan ahead, check weather throughout the next 24 hours. Hazardous winter...

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NSHA reminds public to check website for storm updates

Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) reminds the public to visit www.nshealth.ca/stormclosures for the most up-to-date information on facility, program and service closures resulting from this week’s winter storm. A major winter storm is expected to impact Nova Scotia today, Jan. 4. NSHA’s provincial storm closures page will have all the latest information you need to...

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Nova Scotia Power preparing for severe winter storm; customers urged to plan for outages

HALIFAX – Nova Scotia Power is ramping up the biggest pre-storm mobilization of personnel and resources in the company’s history in advance of a severe winter storm that is forecast to bring hurricane force winds to Nova Scotia tomorrow (Thursday). “This is a bigger storm than the one that hit last week,” said Karen Hutt,...

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Bombers net three points

It was a rare treat for fans to experience as much buzz after a game as before it. But that’s what they got as the Pictou County Wear Well Bombers rekindled memories of past glory by taking three of a possible four points in home games on Saturday and Sunday in the Nova Scotia Major...

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Cleanup time

It’s business as usual in many areas of the county today after an overnight storm makes its way out of the area. In Pictou, a sidewalk plow clears off a section of George Street followed behind by a street plow along Church Street. (Goodwin photo)...

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