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By: The Pictou Advocate Newspaper  09-12-2011
Keywords: Police Service

Posted on December 2, 2011

New Glasgow has been chosen to be profiled in a 90-second television feature that will air across Canada on December 5 during CTV’s Canada AM as part of Home Hardware’s Home Town Stories series profiling the many ways that local Home Hardware Dealers get involved with their communities. The feature tells the story of how the staff at Proudfoots Home Hardware – New Glasgow helped transform a local boy named [..]

Posted on November 30, 2011

Less than an hour after police released still shots and a surveillance video of three men in outside Big Al’s on the night Amber Kirwan disappeared, county residents helped identify the potential witnesses. RCMP and New Glasgow Police Service sent out a request Tuesday afternoon asking for the public’s assistance in identifying three individuals seen on the surveillance cameras. Approximately one hour later, police confirmed the individuals have been identified. [..]

Posted on November 30, 2011

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and the recent snowfall has added to the delight of those young and old in making their preparations for the annual Christmas Parade of Lights. The parade of lights, hosted by the Westville Fire Department, will take place this year on Dec. 10 with the tree lighting beginning at 6:30 p.m. beside the post office on Main Street. The parade of lights [..]

Posted on November 30, 2011 Debbi Harvie

The annual Christmas tree light-up is getting a new venue this year as festivities are being moved from the town hall to Allen Park in Stellarton. The light-up has always consisted of the two trees in front of town hall on Foord Street, however, this year Stellarton Recreation has moved the venue to the park, where a tree will be brought in for decoration. “We are bringing in a tree [..]

Posted on November 30, 2011

Northern Pulp is trying to find out what caused an unusual burst of black smoke from its stacks last Thursday. Vice-president Don Breen said the recovery boiler tripped at about 12:30 p.m., while a second boiler was immediately forced to take over the entire steam load for the mill. The transition caused an increase flow of fuel to the unit with not enough air to burn it completely for almost [..]

Posted on November 30, 2011

The Town of New Glasgow is embarking on a new energy efficiency program with the installation of LED street lights. New Glasgow Mayor Barrie MacMillan says this move will put more lighting on the roadways and reduce the town’s carbon footprint. He says the program is “a very cost-effective capital investment that is substantially more energy efficient and demonstrates the town’s leadership in environmental stewardship and sustainability.” All street lights [..]

Posted on November 30, 2011

A new home for a local Dairy Queen outlet will include an Orange Julius component, owner Ivor McRae says. It coincides with the parent company’s move to market the outlets under a DQ Grill and Chill brand and a desire to locate the new outlets along streets instead of in shopping malls. “It will be on the street,” he said. “It will be a more user-friendly and have a new [..]

Posted on November 30, 2011

Well-known Canadian author and broadcaster Silver Donald Cameron will visit the county to promote the benefits of energy efficiency. The environmentalist is partnering with Efficiency Nova Scotia on a province-wide speaking tour called Take Charge! Saving Money, Creating Jobs and Helping the Planet. Cameron will share his thoughts Thursday, December 1, when he visits the Museum of Industry in Stellarton from 7 to 8 p.m. This free event is presented [..]

Posted on November 30, 2011

A governance study is crucial to Pictou County’s future, Pictou Centre MLA and Justice Minister Ross Landry says. “There’s no more important a matter in Pictou County right now than this governance study,” says Landry, who is also the MLA for Pictou East. Landry criticized the recent stalemate that blocked municipal funding after the province offered $100,000 for the study. The Mayors and Warden Committee said that was not enough [..]

Posted on November 30, 2011

United Commercial Travelers have given a $15,000 gift to the Pictou County Wellness Centre campaign. “We’re so pleased to be among one of the many worthy community projects that are supported by this amazing group of volunteers,” said campaign cabinet member Dr. Ray Wagg. “We made a presentation to the group and had lots of great questions and feedback – we had a really great dialogue with them.” United Commercial [..]

Posted on November 30, 2011 Steve Goodwin

Maritime Steel and Foundries owner Abbas Jafarnia has contemplated moving the facility out of Pictou County. But first he needs to work through the idle plant’s delay in resuming operations. Jafarnia said he needs a certain level of production to even consider moving the plant, possibly to Dartmouth’s industrial park. But he lost a week due to a delay by Nova Scotia Power Inc. in switching on the power to [..]

Posted on November 30, 2011 Aaron Cameron

Tired of feeling sidelined from music and wood-shopping his craft, Trevor Stanley began looking for other ways to express himself musically. He didn’t feel that he was ready to muster his energies into a band, “Should I go and bite the bullet and join a group?” he remembers asking himself, “Can I commit to other people in that sense?” The answer he gave himself was ‘no.’ “I’ve always admired Daniel [..]

Posted on November 30, 2011 Debbi Harvie

The holiday season brings fun, joy and yes, stress. But not to fret, the deCoste Entertainment Centre is offering a great de-stressor, with Bette MacDonald’s ‘Tis the Season 5. MacDonald and husband Maynard Morrison are returning to Pictou to share laughter and fun with their ridiculously humorous medley of skits interspersed with a bit of holiday music. “We are always excited to come back to Pictou,” says MacDonald. “It’s one [..]

Posted on November 30, 2011

Antigonish-based Nova Construction Company has been selected to complete $1.1 million worth of site preparation for the Northeast Nova Scotia Correctional Facility. “We’re making good progress and are on track to open the doors in 2014,” Justice Minister Ross Landry said. “This is good news for Pictou County. The state-of-the-art correctional facility will create 70 new corrections jobs and additional employment during the construction phase.” Pine Breeze Logging Services cleared [..]

Posted on November 30, 2011

The Pictou County Christmas Fund was a huge success, thanks to the generosity and support of residents both near and far, says chairperson Monique Sobey. The six-hour telethon took place Sunday at the deCoste Entertainment Centre in Pictou where people were welcomed to watch the entertainment as well as make donations in person or over the phone. “It was fantastic,” says Sobey. “A very successful day. We are very pleased.” [..]

Posted on November 23, 2011 Steve Goodwin

One more step was taken Friday toward building a new school in New Glasgow. Justice Minster Ross Landry confirmed the Dexter government’s $18 million investment in the project to build a new school to replace three aging ones on the town’s east side during a class assembly at New Glasgow Junior High School gym. “I feel it’s getting closer,” said Jamie Stevens, New Glasgow’s representative on the Chignecto-Central Regional School [..]

Posted on November 23, 2011 Debbi Harvie

Vehicles searched in relation to the homicide of 19-year-old Amber Kirwan have been returned to their owners. A 2002 grey Chevy Impala was seized Nov. 7 and released Nov. 15 and a 2008 blue Hyundai Elantra was seized Nov. 10 and released Nov. 18. RCMP media relations officer for Nova Scotia Sgt. Brigdit Leger says, “We finished the search on the vehicles and items were seized and sent for processing.” [..]

Posted on November 23, 2011 Angela Saieva

Concerned citizens from across the North Shore and as far as Lake Ainslie, Cape Breton gathered in front of St. Brendan’s Exploration Ltd.’s New Glasgow office Monday to protest the company’s exploration for onshore oil and gas on approximately 335,000 hectares of northern Nova Scotia. More than 45 demonstrators lined the sidewalk in front of 112 Provost Street shouting anti-fracking chants such as “No fracking way” and “Once you frack [..]

Posted on November 23, 2011 Debbi Harvie

Members of the River John community are beginning to deck the halls and trim the trees in preparation for their annual River John Christmas Country Homes Tour. The tour began in 1995 as a fundraiser for the River John Legion and has continued, although not consecutively, throughout the years. “This is probably our 12th tour,” explains tour co-ordinator Iola Swantee. Swantee has participated by decorating her home in the past, [..]

Posted on November 23, 2011 Debbi Harvie

The New Horizons 55 Plus Club in Pictou says members believed they had a chance to be treated as equals among non-profit groups in the town, but a turn of events at Pictou council proved them wrong. The club had applied to council for exemption from property taxes, just as the Fisheries Museum is exempt, because they are both non-profit organizations. They were denied, however, then re-applied for the exemption [..]

Posted on November 23, 2011 Debbi Harvie

A Grade 12 student at Northumberland Regional High School enjoyed the experience of a lifetime when she attended the International Security Forum in Halifax this past weekend. After being personally invited to attend the forum at the Westin, by Minister of Defence Peter MacKay this summer, Holly Mathias has been counting down the days. “It was a wonderful experience,” she says. “I got to talk to John McCain.” Mathias has [..]

Posted on November 23, 2011 Debbi Harvie

Every day, an average of four Canadians are killed and 190 more are injured due to collisions related to impaired driving. In New Glasgow and Trenton alone, there have been approximately 29 impaired driving charges laid this year. With this and the fast approaching holiday season in mind, Mothers Against Drunk Driving Pictou County chapter and local policing agencies are preparing for the annual MADD red ribbon campaign. “MADD’s red [..]

Posted on November 23, 2011

Christmas came early for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pictou County. The organization is still beaming at the generosity of the local Sports Chek store, located in the Highland Square Mall, through its Power of Sport 4 Kids program. The local business provided a $5,000 donation to go toward two programs that Big Brothers Big Sisters started in 2010 – Game On! and Go Girls! As well, the operation provided [..]

Posted on November 23, 2011

Familiar voices from the community will be brought to your home during the annual Pictou County Christmas Fund at the deCoste Entertainment Centre. Entertainers and community-minded people will gather Nov. 27 to help raise funds for those in need during the holiday season. The event will run 1 to 7 p.m. and will include live entertainment from Fleur Mainville, Jason Brushett, the Keltic Kittens, Dave Gunning, Autumns Reach, Doris Mason [..]

Posted on November 23, 2011 Debbi Harvie

A legendary folk favourite is returning to the area to share the magic and spirit of the holiday season. Forty-year veteran in the business, Rita MacNeil is making her way across Canada with her latest Christmas tour, My Favourite Songs My Favourite Season, with a special stop at the deCoste Entertainment Centre. With four holiday albums under her belt, MacNeil will share her favourites with the audience, including a taste [..]

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The Pictou Advocate - Archive for Sports

The Scotians followed a 4-2 loss Friday in Springhill against the Cumberland County Cool Blues with a 4-3 shootout loss to the Syd Rowe Division-leading Antigonish Bulldogs Sunday in Trenton to record their first point after dropping their first 10 games in the Nova Scotia Junior Hockey League.


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The Pictou Advocate - Archive for Opinion

Last Sunday, I got a real surprise to hear Mr. Doug Freeman, the owner of East Coast Radio, announce that they are applying for a private radio station besides their own station. As many of you know, we have been trying without success to get Council to grant us a full property tax exemption as allowed under the Provincial Municipal Act.