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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Piece of Westville’s history returns

WESTVILLE — Much excitement and gratitude flowed through members of the Westville Fire Department with the return of the town’s first fire truck. The 1948 LaFrance model pumper integrated into a GMC body chassis arrived in town on Monday morning. Thus ended a circuitous journey for the truck from where it was built in Ontario,...

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Kitchen fire damages house in Westville

WESTVILLE – A local man and his teenaged son escaped unhurt when a kitchen fire on Friday damaged a two-storey house in Westville.  Both were assisted Saturday with emergency lodging, food and other basics by Canadian Red Cross volunteers. The fire on South Main Street was reported shortly after 2 a.m. Friday. ...

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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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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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