Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library (PARL) PressReader

Saturday March 28, 2020
Beyond the bookshelves, from our hearts to yours/stay in touch

While the doors and book drops are closed at your local library, reading is still available online for all ages and interests.

Following NS Public Health directives, the Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library (PARL) Board made the difficult decision to close its physical doors to the public until further notice, beginning on March 16, 2020. “We regret this decision but it is obviously the right one. We know many people depend upon our services for literacy, learning, internet access, and much more, but extraordinary times require extraordinary measures”, says John Blackwell, Board Chair.

In the meantime, library staff have been busy shifting attention to our free online library services. The Regional Library has allocated over 50 percent in extra funding to our Overdrive collection of e-books and downloadable audiobooks. For magazine readers we have a free collection of popular magazines through RB Digital. You can also brush up on your language skills through Rocket Languages. And don’t forget to look at NovaStory.ca, our online collection of local history books, maps, photos, and more. For children and teen readers, we have Tumblebooks for interactive learning and enjoyment.

PARL has also introduced a new free online service, PressReader, that has access to thousands of newspapers and magazines, from all over the world - and in a variety of languages. Think of a special interest, and PressReader will have it.

All these online services are free – and available with a free library card.

Have a question, or need a library card? The regional library has several ways for you to contact us. We will be answering the phone, and email - Monday through Friday, from 10:00am to 3:00pm. Please call or text 1(902) 759-2310, email (anytime), or complete the online “Get a Library Card” form on our website, www.parl.ns.ca

We have also created a special information section on our website, www.parl.ns.ca, for information about the Corona virus, Covid-19, and how to find all of our online services.

“Your public library is here for you during this time of uncertainty.” says Chief Librarian Eric Stackhouse, “We know online services are not for everyone, nor possible for everyone. We look forward to opening our doors again, but in the meantime our staff members will continue to be innovative in how we can continue to serve you.”.

For more Information:
Eric Stackhouse, Chief Librarian

Cell: 1-902-331-0402

REMO Pictou County Notice


From the Office of Regional Emergency Management Office - Pictou County Coordinator John Davision

Situation: Province of Nova Scotia has declared a State of Emergency
Public Information Release
March 23, 2020 11:00a.m.

Do not call 911 to report individuals who are not self-isolating or social distancing. 911 is for emergency or life-threatening situations only. #COVID19NS. Here is a list of policing agencies in your area.

Police Non-Emergency phone numbers -Pictou County Policing Agencies

New Glasgow Regional Police
225 Park Street
New Glasgow, Nova Scotia
B2H 5B7
Emergency 911
24 Hour Non-Emergency Number (902) 752-1941

Pictou County District RCMP
Stellarton Detachment
177 North Foord Street
Stellarton, Nova Scotia
B0K 0A2
Emergency 911
24 Hour Non-Emergency Number (902) 755-4141

Pictou Detachment
Caladh Avenue
Pictou, Nova Scotia
B0K 1H0
Emergency 911
24 Hour Non-Emergency Number (902) 485-4333

Westville Police
2020 Queen Street
Westville, Nova Scotia
B0K 2A0
Emergency 911
24 Hour Non-Emergency Number (902) 396-2777

Stellarton Police
250 S Foord Street
Stellarton, Nova Scotia
B0K 1S0
Emergency 911
24 Hour Non-Emergency Number (902) 752-6160

Public Meeting Notice (April 14, 2020)

Town Council Meeting Location Change & Notice of Intent to Amend By-law


Date: Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Location: Trenton Rink Annex, 75 Park Road, Trenton, NS
Public Session Q&A: 6:00 PM
Town Council Meeting:   7:00 PM

The Town of Trenton wishes to advise resident’s that the April Town Council meeting will not be held in the Council Chambers but will be relocated to the Trenton Rink Annex. 

The Town intends to consider amendments to the existing “Municipal Services User Fee By-law No. 2017-001”. The proposed new by-law 2020-001 will remove the pollution control levy (sewer charge) from the water bill and put it back on the tax bill. Therefore, the water billing will be based on water consumption only. The Object of the amendments is to streamline the Municipal Services User Fee model and provide clarity for Town resident users in terms of usage and billings.

A copy of the existing by-law and the proposed amended by-law may be inspected at the Town Office at:

120 Main Street, Trenton, NS
Monday to Friday between the hours of 9:00 am and 4:00 pm.

Do Not Flush Wipes


Please Do NOT Flush Any Household Wipes

The following notice was in the January 2020 issue of TrentonTalk. In these current times, it is especially important to remind resident's not to flush wipes of any kind including ones that claim to be "flushable" or "biodegradable".

To Flush or Not to Flush:Are Flushable Wipes Really Safe to Flush?

Wet wipes are marketed as “flushable” so there should be no problem with flushing them down the toilet, right? Wrong! Even though these wipes do eventually break down, they take a longer amount of time to do so compared to toilet paper. Since the breakdown of wet wipes aren’t as rapid, clogged pipes and blockages occur more frequently. Wipes can also cause clogged sewers and get tangled in pumps and equipment. Thick toilet paper, paper towels, cotton swabs, dental floss, sanitary pads, and toilet cleaning pads are all commonly flushed items that contribute to clogs and backups. They ALL belong in the regular garbage.

Thank you for your cooperation!

New Glasgow Regional Board of Police Commissioners Citizen Representative

As the New Glasgow Regional Police serves the residents of the Towns of New Glasgow and Trenton, the New Glasgow Regional Board of Police Commissioners is inviting citizens from the Town of Trenton to apply to serve on the Board as a citizen representative for the Town of Trenton. The Commission operates pursuant to provisions of the Nova Scotia Police Act. Its function is to provide advice to Council in relation to the enforcement of law, the maintenance of law and order and the prevention of crime within the Towns of New Glasgow and Trenton.

Please submit an application by submitting a letter of interest identifying the relevant experience and background that you would bring to the Board of Police Commissioners on or before Friday, February 28, 2020 at 12 p.m. noon. Members must pass the appropriate background check and be willing to take training provided by the Nova Scotia Department of Justice.

c/o Police Commission Chairperson, Nancy Dicks

New Glasgow Regional Police Commission
111 Provost Street,
P. O. Box 7
New Glasgow, N. S.
B2H 5E1