No pellet operation for Steeltown

Company withdraws bid to purchase Trenton property The company seeking to purchase the former Daewoo property in Trenton to operate a business there will not opening after all. Richard Spinks, representing British Columbia-based-RMD Environmentals and the international consortium proposing a second-generation biofuels CoalSwitchTM facility to enable the recycling of end-of-life sawmill waste, confirmed the news...

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Drug search results in drugs, Excise Act and weapon charges

TRENTON – Pictou County Integrated Street Crime Enforcement Unit (SCEU) have arrested a 61-year-old man, searched a home, and seized a quantity of illegal drugs and cigarettes.  The SCEU obtained a search warrant for a home on Diamond Street and arrested the man on March 12 in Westville. During the search, police seized crystal methamphetamine, hydromorphone pills, contraband...

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Public info meeting CANCELLED

The public consultation meeting with RMD Environmentals Inc (RMDE) scheduled for today, March 13, at the Trenton Rink Annex has been cancelled. Due to the increased concern surrounding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the decision has been made that this is not an ideal time to proceed with this public event. RMD Environmentals Inc’s Richard Spinks...

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Head, shoulders, knees and chairs

Things are picking up, or rather sitting down, in Pictou at the Legion with a new chair exercise program that has already begun to attract a crowd in its first few weeks. Each Friday from 1 to 2 p.m., approximately 30 or so people gather at the legion to take part in the low impact...

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Pellet proposal waiting for go-ahead

It’s a waiting game now. Richard Spinks, representing British Columbia-based RMD Environmentals and the international consortium proposing a facility to enable the recycling of end-of-life sawmill waste which now has economic use, has confirmed to The Advocate that an offer on the former Daewoo property in Trenton has been made to Nova Scotia Lands which...

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RMDE ready to set up shop, pending approvals

Like the Town of Trenton’s motto, Richard Spinks wants to “Strike while the iron is hot.” The iron, in this case, is an investment proposal that comes from an international consortium represented by British businessman Richard Spinks who wants to develop a second generation biomass pellet manufacturing facility in Pictou County. Specifically, he wants to...

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‘Green’ business proposal could spell jobs for county

To say that the chairman of Pictou County Chamber is excited about a new business prospect for the community is an understatement. Blair van Veld is over the moon. The prospect is an investment proposal that comes from an international consortium represented by British businessman Richard Spinks who wants to develop a second generation biomass...

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Bye-bye 2019: Welcome to a new decade!

To quote Charles Dickens: It was the best of times, it was the worst of times … The last year has seen trials and tribulations, victories and defeats, highs and lows. There was an increased awareness of environmentalism, less certainty about the future, a federal election, a year since the legalization of cannabis … all...

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Pentz lauds X-Women’s milestone

ANTIGONISH — Katie Pentz says she recognizes what a historic event occurred last weekend at St.Francis Xavier University. Pentz, who is from Trenton, plays women’s rugby in the lock position in the second row of the scrum for the St. FX X-Women, who defeated the visiting Acadia Axewomen 58-17. She scored a try during the...

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Scotians prepare for first home game

TRENTON — The Pictou County Scotians will host their Nova Scotia Junior Hockey League home opener on Sunday at 6 p.m. in Trenton. The Scotians are coming off a 9-6 victory over the Eskasoni Junior Eagles on Sunday in the second of two road games they have played so far this regular season. Tyler Long...

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