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Provincial Budget Day

Provincial Finance Minister Karen Casey will release the provincial budget, this afternoon.

The Liberal government’s fiscal plan is expected to be pretty much the same budget they tabled before the provincial election.

The April budget reduced income taxes for more than half a million Nova Scotians with lower and middle incomes.

It also cut the tax load on small businesses and included more money for mental health.

Casey is due to start her budget address in the legislature at around 1:15.

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Seal Island Bridge Down To One Lane

Drivers are being told to expect delays on a main transportation link on the Island, for the next few days.

The Provincial Transportation Department says traffic on the Seal Island Bridge will be down to one lane as repairs take place.  

The work is due to continue until Friday.

It’s being carried out from sunrise to sunset.

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Bereaved Families of Cape Breton Facing Funding Crunch

Bereaved Families of Cape Breton says it’s facing closure by the end of November if funding is not secured in the next six weeks. 

The non-profit organization says it used to get its largest share of funding from the United Way of Cape Breton.

However, it says changes to the United Way’s funding model means most of its programs don’t quality.

Bereaved Families say it’s holding a “Royal Tea” on Saturday at St. Theresa’s Hall in Sydney as a way to raise short-term funds.

However, it’s also asking anyone who’s benefited from its programs to call their MLA’s and MP’s to bring attention to the group’s plight.

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Man Charged After Fatal Kempt Head Crash Due In Court

An Edwardsville man charged after a fatal single-vehicle crash in Kempt Head is due back in court today to enter pleas.  25 year-old Christopher William Copan faces counts of impaired driving causing death and driving with a blood/alcohol level above the legal limit causing death.
He was arrested at the scene after the August crash on Kempt Head Road.
RCMP say a 22-year-old man who was a passenger in the car was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police say a 27-year-old man and a 22-year-old man, who were also passengers, were taken to the Regional Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Copan has been released on bail.

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Regional Police Investigating South Bar Crash

Regional Police say they’re investigating a crash on Shore Road in South Bar on the weekend.

The car crashed through a guard rail, over the cliff and was found overturned in the water early Saturday morning.

No one was in the car and the driver was later found at the Regional Hospital.

Police say the driver suffered minor injuries.

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