Pictou County

Posted at 9:31 am on March 5, 2018

 Pictou District RCMP is investigating a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Abercrombie Road and Trenton Connector.

Shortly before 3 p.m. on Friday, RCMP, EHS and Abercrombie Fire Department were called to a crash involving a 2009 Ford Ranger and a 2011 Hyundai Accent. The driver of the Hyundai, a 25-year-old man from Abercrombie, was transported by EHS Lifeflight to the QEII Health Sciences Centre in Halifax with serious injuries. The passenger in the car, a 26-year-old man from Pictou, and the driver of the Ford Ranger, a 52-year-old man from New Glasgow, were both transferred to the Aberdeen Hospital in New Glasgow with non-life threatening injuries.

An RCMP Collision Analyst was called to examine the evidence at the scene. The matter remains under investigation.

Posted at 9:30 am on March 5, 2018

A family of four has been displaced by a fire early Saturday that heavily damaged a two-storey house in Westville. 

  Disaster volunteers with the Canadian Red Cross are assisting the couple, their four-year-old daughter and two-year-old son with emergency lodging and food.   Purchases of new clothing and other essentials were arranged through a partnership between the Red Cross and Walmart in nearby New Glasgow.

  There were no injuries from the fire, reported around 6 a.m. today Saturday at 1965 Church Street.

Posted at 12:56 pm on February 8, 2018

Pictou District RCMP say officers have completed its investigation into a report of a suspicious man who approached two 10-year-old girls in Riverton on January 18th.

Police say a man identified himself to the RCMP after reading about the investigation in the local newspaper. RCMP interviewed the man, and investigators concluded there was no threat to the children, or the community at large.

Posted at 1:16 pm on February 7, 2018

Pictou County RCMP have laid a charge in connection with a fatal collision that occurred more than a year ago.

On December 7, 2016, a dump truck collided with a small car at the intersection of Abercrombie Road and the Trenton Connector. The driver of the car, an 85-year-old woman, died at the scene.

RCMP have charged the driver of the dump truck, 72-year-old Foster Leroy Hoar, with Dangerous Driving Causing Death. He’s to appear in Pictou Provincial Court on March 5th.

RCMP are continuing their investigation.

Posted at 8:50 am on January 25, 2018

The Pictou District RCMP say a 47 year old woman has been charged for $27,000 in theft from a nursing home. The RCMP say that a lengthy internal investigation revealed that the thefts from Valleyview Villa Nursing Home in Pictou County occurred between 2013 and 2016.

Former employee of the home, Emily MacEachern is charged with one count of theft over $5000. MacEachern is scheduled to appear in provincial court in March.

Posted at 7:20 am on January 11, 2018

Early on Tuesday morning, a drug bust occurred in the Stellarton area. The Pictou County Integrated Street Crime Enforcement Unit, along with the Stellarton Police Service, New Glasgow Regional Police Canine and Truro Police Service Canine, executed a search warrant at a residence on MacKay Street.

Police seized a quantity of cocaine, cannabis marijuana and cannabis resin. As a result of the search, a 27 year old was arrested and charged for a number of drug related offences, including possession for the purpose of trafficking. The male remains in custody and will appear in court at a later date.

Posted at 10:42 am on January 8, 2018

There’s been a drug bust over the weekend in Pictou County. Early Sunday morning, members of the Pictou County Integrated Street Crime Enforcement Unit, with assistance from the New Glasgow Regional Police seized a quantity of cocaine and methamphetamine on Stewart Street in New Glasgow.

Police arrested a 56-year-old MacPherson’s Mills man, charging him with possession of cocaine and possession of methamphetamine for the purpose of trafficking. He has been released from custody and will appear in Provincial Court at a later date.

Posted at 9:53 am on December 17, 2017

There was a fatal head-on collision in River John, Pictou County Saturday night. RCMP say officers were called to the scene at West Branch Road also known as River John Station Road at 6:20.

The driver and lone occupant of one of the cars, a 50-year-old man from Pictou County was transported to the Aberdeen Hospital in New Glasgow where he was pronounced dead. Three adults and a child were in the other car. One woman in that vehicle sustained serious non-life-threatening injuries.

Police are investigating the cause of the crash.

Posted at 1:50 pm on December 13, 2017

Pictou county’s newest millionaire received their hefty cheque this morning and plan to travel with their winnings. Gerry and Margie Stewart found out they won

Gerry and Margie Stewart at a ceremony in New Glasgow to mark their lottery win

the prize while listening to the radio, and checked their ticket at a local store.

Margie says that the win will allow them to do some house renovations and travel to see their grandchildren:
The 1.75 million dollars winning ticket had a combination of their grandchildren’s birthdates.

Posted at 12:59 pm on December 13, 2017

RCMP in Pictou County have laid impaired driving charges following a single vehicle crash involving a tractor trailer. Police say around 6:30 last night, officers were called to the scene of an overturned tractor trailer in the median of Highway 104 at Alma. Prior to the crash, police had received reports of a possible impaired driver involving this same vehicle. Officers were told of the truck reportedly swerving between both lanes of traffic.

RCMP say the driver was arrested for impaired operation of motor vehicle at the scene before being transported to hospital in New Glagow for treatment of what are believed to be non-life-threatening injuries.

A 50-year-old Canso is facing charges of Fefusal of a Blood Demand and Impaired Operation of a Motor Vehicle in connection with this incident. He will appear in Pictou Provincial Court on February 28th.