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Mar. 23rd-28th. – Vince Ryan Hockey Tournament

The 28th Anniversary of the Vince Ryan Memorial Hockey Tournament will be held March 23rd through 26th,2017 This tournament is one of the largest recreational adult hockey tournaments in the world. Every year teams from […]

Mar. 22nd. – World Water Day

World Water Day is an annual event celebrated on March 22. The day focuses attention on the importance of fresh water and advocates for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. Each year, World Water Day […]

Mar. 20th. – First Day of Spring

Astronomically speaking, the equinox (March 19 or 20 every year) marks spring’s beginning in the Northern Hemisphere.  The equinox happens at the same moment worldwide, even if our clock times reflect a different time zone. The […]

Mar. 17th – St. Patrick’s Day

St Patrick’s Day is a global celebration of Irish culture on or around March 17. It particularly remembers St Patrick, one of Ireland’s patron saints, who ministered Christianity in Ireland during the fifth century.

Kidney Month

Every March, Kidney Health Month in Canada, over 90,000 Kidney Foundation volunteers go door-to-door in most neighbourhoods across the country to raise money for research, programs, and services that improve the health and quality of […]

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Man Formerly From North Sydney Missing

Cape Breton Regional Police are asking for the public’s help in finding 52-year-old Shawn Gerard Wall formerly from North Sydney. Police say Wall’s family called police after not hearing from him for an extended period of time. Police go on to say they and the family have used all available means to determine where he is. Anyone with information is asked to call 902-563-5151 or Crime Stoppers.  

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Gas Up, Diesel Down

The price of gas took an unexpected jump, overnight. Gas went up by nine tenths of a cent and now goes for a minimum of $1.04.9 cents a litre on the Island. Meanwhile, diesel went down by 1.6 cents a litre and now costs a minimum of $1.02.6 in Cape Breton.

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Twinning Ceremony For District 8 And French Municipality, This Afternoon

A ceremony to celebrate the twinning of the Regional Municipality’s District 8 with a French municipality will take place at the Civic Centre in Sydney, this afternoon.   The event is part of activities to mark the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge and ties between Cape Breton and France linked to the historic event.   A delegation from France has been on the Island retracing the steps of John Arsenault from Cheticamp who was killed in the battle.   The twinning ceremony with Givenchy-en-Gohelle is due to get underway at 3:30, this afternoon.   The French municipality is home to Canada’s Vimy Memorial.   Meanwhile, Glace Bay native Dawn Morrison who’s Arsenault’s great-grandniece will return to Europe with the delegation tomorrow.   Morrison and another relative of Arsenaut’s will retrace his steps on the other side of the Atlantic.

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Storm Cancellations

Classes are cancelled at all schools in the Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board today as the Island is under a blizzard warning.   Etoile de l’Acadie in Sydney and the Marconi Campus of the community college are also closed today.   The Cape Breton University campus is closed for the morning and the status of afternoon classes will be announced by 11:30, this morning.   Provincial government offices in Cape Breton will delay opening until noon.   All roads on the Island are described as either snow covered or partially snow covered and passable with caution, this morning.   And, Marine Atlantic has again delayed crossings from North Sydney.   The Crown Corporation says those scheduled on last night’s crossing and this morning’s 11:45 crossing will leave at 11:45 tonight, weather permitting.

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Gas Down Slightly In New Brunswick

One analyst is predicting not much of a change in gas prices, this week. Meanwhile, the price of gas in New Brunswick went down slightly by two-tenths of a cent, last night. Diesel there dropped by .7 cents a litre. The current minimum price for a litre of regular gas in Cape Breton is a dollar and four cents. Diesel now costs a minimum of $1.04.2 cents a litre on the Island.

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