Nova Scotia Power

"Keep out" signs can be seen through the fencing at the Nova Scotia Power substation on North Foord Street in Stellarton. Police are investigating after power employees found a deceased man behind the substation on Feb. 7, 2023. Police are investigating the death in relation to attempted theft of copper wire.

UPDATED Feb. 14, 3:40 p.m. - Police have confirmed a man attempting to steal copper wire from a power substation in Stellarton was electrocuted.

Stellarton Police Chief Mark Hobeck said in a press release the Nova Scotia Medical Examiner Service ruled the man’s death was by electrocution. He was 38 and from Churchville.


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