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Call to RCMP leads to arrest of impaired driver who was twice the legal limit

An alert from a caller about a dangerous driver has enabled Pictou District RCMP to make an arrest. Following a complaint from a concerned caller, Pictou District RCMP arrested a 44-year-old man from Colchester County for impaired driving. Police want to thank this person for making the call and helping to make public roads safer. At approximately 7:40...

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Island produces hockey star

I reflect back 40-plus years when fishermen around Pictou Island would live in their fishing shanties during lobster season.  Art Ferguson and my father had their shanties side by side on the bank above the Pictou Island wharf. Art’s son Graham and I were approximately the same age and as tradition goes, we would usually...

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Positive start to year for Pictou

PICTOU – Mayor Jim Ryan says he hopes the prospects for two developments in Pictou will help the town and surrounding region. Ryan was commenting on the sale of the former golf club on Beeches Road and a recent Canadian Living magazine survey that listed Pictou as one of 22 towns to visit. “The Town...

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RCMP requesting public assistance

PICTOU –  Pictou District RCMP were called to the Three Brooks area yesterday shortly after 10:30 p.m. to investigate a suspicious incident involving a man running through the woods. Officers responded, however, the man was not located. Shortly before midnight, the RCMP received a call about a theft of a truck in the same area. A short time later, the...

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