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Gas and Diesel Down

The price of gas went down by more than forecast, overnight.

Gas dropped by 1.4 cents a litre and now costs a minimum of $1.08.3 in Cape Breton.

Diesel also went down by 1.4 cents and now goes for a minimum of $100.7 on the Island.

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Road Work on George Street and Kenwood Drive, Today

The Regional Municipality says drivers can expect more disruptions as water main upgrades continue on George Street in Sydney, today.

Starting at 7:00 this morning, inbound traffic will be reduced to one lane between Townsend Street and Carquest Auto Parts.

This afternoon, inbound traffic will be reduced to one a lane from Glenwood Street to Townsend Street with traffic detoured through Glenwood Street.

The work will continue until 5:30, this evening.

And, the provincial Department of Transportation says Kenwood Drive in Sydney will be closed to all but local traffic at the intersection of Conn Street, today.

 It adds the closure is needed to allow for culvert repairs.

The work will start at 7:00 this morning and continue until 7:00 tonight.

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North Sydney Standoff Ends When Man Surrenders To Police

A standoff between a 45 year-old man and Regional Police in North Sydney ended when the man surrendered at around 9:00, last night.

Police say the man had barricaded himself inside a house on Caledonia Street.

Police add they got called to the area after a man threatened a neighbour with a knife before going into his home and refusing to come out.

The man has been taken into custody and police say their investigation continues.

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High Waves From Hurricane Gert

Environment Canada is warning swimmers to use extra caution today as the province experiences high waves brought by Hurricane Gert.

The federal agency says two to three metre waves and rip currents are expected, as a result.

It adds the maximum waves are reaching Cape Breton into today.

It goes on to say the waves will gradually go down throughout the day and into tomorrow from west to east.

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Gas Predicted To Go Down Slightly

One analyst is predicting a slight drop in the price of gas, this week.

A dip of less than a cent a litre is being forecast.

Meanwhile, the price of gas in New Brunswick went down by eight tenths of a cent last night.

Diesel there slipped by a tenth of a cent.

The minimum price for a litre of regular gas in Cape Breton is now $1.09.7.

Diesel now costs a minimum of $1.02.1 cents a litre on the Island.

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