Posted at 10:38 am on January 18, 2018

A man who was arrested just outside Antigonish in September and escaped police custody has again been arrested. On Tuesday morning, Morris James Lanceleve was arrested without incident in Central Onslow after a tip from the public.

Lanceleve was wanted by the New Brunswick RCMP in connection to a firearms incident in Sackville, N.B. on September 7th. He and a Nova Scotia woman were located in Antigonish, but he escaped.

Lanceleve appeared in Truro Provincial Court yesterday and was remanded into custody. He is scheduled to appear in Antigonish Provincial Court today. Lanceleve is charged in New Brunswick for discharging a firearm while being reckless, possession of a prohibited weapon, possession of a weapon contrary to an order and failing to comply with an undertaking.

Posted at 10:47 am on January 2, 2018

A Truro native who broke the colour barrier in professional hockey has died at the age of 87. Art Dorrigton, who became the first black professional hockey player, signed with the New York Rangers in 1950. His signing came two years after Jackie Robinson broke the colour barrier in baseball.

Dorrington never got the call up to skate for the Rangers, but he played in the minors for nearly a decade, first with the Atlantic City Sea Gulls and later for the Philadelphia Ramblers. Dorrington was the leading scorer in the Eastern Hockey League from 1954 to 1956. A broken leg in the late 1950’s ended Dorington’s career.

However Dorington’s love for the sport never faded and he and his wife Dorothie began a foundation in Atlantic City to teach hockey to low-income kids. The foundation’s motto was, “On the ice,Off the Street”. The foundation provided free gear and instruction, with a focus on life skills and education.

Posted at 11:22 am on May 4, 2017

Residents of the Pictou and Colchester County areas will like see an increased military presence this weekend. About 150 members of the Canadian Army will be participating in a military exercise called “Stage Response 2017” from Friday to Sunday. The training will include the army’s 36 and 37th Canadian Brigade Group.  The military operations will be in the Truro and Pictou areas.
The soldiers will be setting up and utilizing temporary facilities in these locations.  No weapons or explosives will be used in this exercise.