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9/2/2015

TRURO POLICE OFFICER TO RECEIVE MEDAL OF BRAVERY

An officer with the Truro Police Service will be receiving a very special honour this fall -- the Governor General's Award for Bravery. Truro Police Chief Dave MacNeil says Cpl Robert John Hunka is being recognized for rescuing a woman from a fire. In January 2014, Hunka was the first ... Read More
9/2/2015

CASE OF MAN CHARGED IN DEATH OF DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY STUDENT PUT OVER

The case of a former Lower Truro man charged in the death of a Halifax university student has been put over to Sept. 24 to give the defence time to get more disclosure from the Crown. William Michael Sandeson was brought to the provincial courthouse Wednesday but did not appear ... Read More
9/2/2015

FIRE CREWS BATTLING BRUSH FIRE IN KENNETCOOK AREA

The Department of Natural Resources says fire crews are battling a five-hectare blaze in the Kennetcook area. The brush fire is burning off Rhine's Road. Volunteer firefighters in the area were the first to respond, but DNR has stepped in and taken the lead in fighting the fire. A provincial ... Read More
9/2/2015

DAL STUDENT ALLEGED TO HAVE MADE THREATS TO KILL UP TO 20 PEOPLE

Court documents allege a Dalhousie University medical student who was facing expulsion told a psychiatrist he would obtain a gun and kill up to 20 people and himself. The search warrant documents filed with Halifax provincial court allege that 30-year-old Stephen Gregory Tynes met with a psychiatrist on Aug. 20 ... Read More
9/2/2015

UARB USES INTERRUPTER CLAUSE TO INCREASE PRICE OF DIESEL

The price of diesel is up. The UARB used its interrupter clause Tuesday night, citing a significant shift in market prices. Diesel is now 98.2 cents in Truro -- and increase of 6.4 cents. The price of gasoline was not affected. Read More