Exercise caution in windy weather

All schools in the Chignecto-Central Regional system are closed today and New Glasgow Regional Police advise motorists and pedestrians to walk and drive with caution during the strong winds today. Blowing snow reduces visibility. Icy road conditions also exists during travel. If you have to travel, plan ahead, allow extra time to get to your...

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Dorian pummels county

Heather Murphy will long remember her weekend encounter with hurricane Dorian. “I thought I was going off the face of the earth,” she said, while describing the ferocious shoreline wave action in front of her home early Sunday near Waterside. Murphy volunteers at Caribou District Fire Hall, one of several fire halls that set up...

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Thunder, lightning and a little bit of luck

Weird, wacky weather recently blew across parts of Nova Scotia especially in the Pugwash area on Wednesday, August 18. Lightning struck and wild winds blew, however weird weather patterns have occurred before. It happened on Saturday August 8, 1959.  I recall how nice the day started with a beautiful, clear blue sky and not a...

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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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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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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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Learning ABCs of winterizing

LYONS BROOK – Now is the time to start thinking about how to prepare your plants and trees for the upcoming winter season. Robert Parker of West River Greenhouses attended the first Lunch and Learn session hosted by the Lyons Brook Women’s Institute recently to help guide people on how to keep their plants safe....

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CCRSB piloting Early Dismissal project this winter

There is no doubt: Winter weather is coming. Deciding when to keep schools open, and when to cancel them during the winter can be challenging. Chignecto-Central Regional School Board staff consult with multiple weather forecasts, check on road conditions throughout the school board region via the RCMP and the Nova Scotia Department of Transportation, as...

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Spiddle Hill wind farm marks five years of generating clean energy

TATAMAGOUCHE – An area wind farm, Colchester Cumberland Wind Field Inc. (CCWF) turned on its fifth turbine at Spiddle Hill last month as it marked five years of providing clean energy to area residents. The CCWF is owned by 280 shareholders who, together, have invested $3 million in generating renewable energy locally. David Stevenson, president...

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