Missing person: Help the RCMP find Richard Cormier

STEWIACKE: Colchester District RCMP is asking for assistance from the public to locate 54-year-old Richard Cormier. Cormier was last seen at a residence on Kent Road in Stewiacke on the afternoon of May 26, 2019.     Cormier is described as white, 5-foot-7, approximately 170 pounds with balding grey hair, brown eyes and glasses. At the time he was last seen, Cormier was wearing blue […]

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SHACKELTON, Kenneth John

SHACKELTON, Kenneth John – Age 65 of Enfield passed away peacefully surrounded by family on May 12, 2019 in the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Halifax, he was a son of Marjorie (Benere) Shackleton and the late Reginald “George” Shackleton. Kenny was a loving father who enjoyed spending time outdoors and making […]

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Missing person: Help locate John Edmund BRIAND

UPDATE: John Edmund Briand has been located and is safe. Hants East RCMP is asking for the public’s help to find 19-year-old John Edmund Briand of Nine Mile River. Briand was last seen on May 13th at approximately 7:30 p.m. in Milford, NS. He was reported missing this evening. Briand is described as a white, 6-foot-4 male with curly brown hair, blue eyes, weighing approximately […]

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Tractor-trailer driver arrested for drug-impaired driving

GOFFS: Halifax District RCMP have arrested a 22-year-old man for driving a tractor-trailer impaired by drug. Just after 3 a.m. on May 10, an off duty police officer driving behind a tractor-trailer on Hwy. 102 noticed it swerving all over the road. The off duty officer contacted dispatch to report the driver. When police arrived, the driver showed signs of drug impairment and failed the Drug […]

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Normajean Taylor 1947-2019

Our Normajean passed away May 07. She was predeceased by her father Gerald, mother Cynthia, sister Elaine and niece Vanessa. Sher is survived by her loving husband Robert Wellwood, sons Russell (Emily) and Tom Buffett Sonia), grandchildren Kyle, Kaylee and Taylor, Brothers and sisters Andrea (Ray), Fred (Judy), Tony (Arlene), Phillip (Pam) , Rodney (Lyn), […]

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COLUMN: The Methane Myth

Natural Gas and Its Impact on Our Carbon Footprint By Zack Metcalfe FORT ELLIS: Several years back, while serving as sole reporter for a small community paper on Prince Edward Island, I was handed a very troubling calendar, distributed by a provincial home heating company whose mainstay was natural gas (methane). I flipped through month […]

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Preparing for an emergency must include all family members

Disaster Animal Response Team shares tips for emergency preparedness for pets HANTS EAST: When emergencies happen, time is of the essence. Being prepared can be the difference between safe evacuation and needing rescue. And, including our four-legged family members in those preparations is vital. Catherine Stevens, Communications Director for the Disaster Animal Response Team NS […]

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Domestic abuse prevention project in Indian Brook receives funding

SIPENKNE’KATIK: Twenty-four community organizations and groups are receiving grants to prevent domestic violence. “Domestic violence is a complex issue that affects too many Nova Scotians,” said Kelly Regan, Minister responsible for the Advisory Council on the Status of Women, today, April 29. “What we learn from these projects, along with the deep expertise in our […]

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