HALIFAX: The province's independent Serious Incident Response Team (SiRT) has commenced an investigation into the arrest of a female youth on the Waycobah First Nation late on the evening of August 23. Shortly before midnight, a member of the Port...
PORT HAWKESBURY: Twenty-five years after a determined group of volunteers launched the first shelter for abused women between Sydney and New Glasgow, The Leeside Society is planning to mark this milestone with a full day of activities later this...
HALIFAX: A former local lighthouse is getting a replacement. Stephen Bornais, communications advisor with Fisheries and Oceans Canada, said the Canadian Coast Guard determined the Jerseyman’s Island Lighthouse off Arichat was at the end of its life expectancy. However, a...
HALIFAX: With the preparatory phase of an independent review of Nova Scotia’s forest practices set to get under way this month, the provincial Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is offering few details as to the nature of this review’s...
STELLARTON: A contest for aspiring business leaders has expanded across the province and is now open to contestants in such areas as Guysborough and Antigonish counties for the first time. The Spark Innovation Challenge, which originated in Cape Breton in...
HALIFAX: The government is providing funding to cover expenses related to a local rail line. Last week, the provincial government signed an agreement with Cape Breton and Central Nova Scotia Railway Ltd. for the preservation of the rail line between...
PORT HAWKESBURY: Police are warning local residents about a phone scam. Port Hawkesbury RCMP Staff Sgt. Greg Redl said police received a number of reports on August 31 from residents who received phone calls from people claiming to be involved...
ANTIGONISH: A former town councillor pleaded not guilty to charges relating to child pornography. John Robert MacIsaac of Antigonish faces charges of accessing child pornography and possessing child pornography. MacIsaac’s attorney entered a plea of not guilty on both charges...
LEXINGTON: Between August 26 and 28, a chainsaw was stolen from the back of a pickup truck which was parked at a residence on Highway 105. The chainsaw is described as a 2008 STIHL, model MS-260, valued at $699, with...
PORT HAWKESBURY: The RCMP has located the body of Patrick William Timmons of Port Hawkesbury, who was reported missing on August 22. At approximately 5:30 p.m. last evening, the body of  Timmons was located in the Port Malcolm area. Foul...
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