A 35 year-old man is due in court today after police searched a Sydney home, yesterday. Police say they seized a quantity of cocaine, Marijuana along with cash from an address on MacGuire Drive. They go on to say the man faces charges of Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking in marijuana and cocaine.
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One of four people charged in a series of Break and Enters throughout the Regional Municipality is due in court today. 18-year-old Dylan Riley MacDonald from Balls Creek faces 20 charges, including Break and Enter, Theft over $5,000, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime, Flight From a Peace Officer, and several Breaches of Probation. MacDonald is being held at the Cape Breton Correctional Facility to await today’s court appearance. Another man charged in connection to the B & E’s is due in court, tomorrow. 21-year-old James Martin Cameron from Sydney faces 11 charges. A 15-year-old girl and a 16-year-old boy both from Sydney are facing a combined total of 6 charges in the case and are due in Sydney Provincial Youth Court at a later date.
Score Golf magazine has ranked the new Cabot Cliffs golf course outside Inverness at number 1 in the country. Its sister course Cabot Links makes the number 4 spot in the Top 100 while the Highlands Links comes in seventh place. Cabot Cliffs just opened to the public in June. It’s already been ranked the best new course in North America and 19th in the World. The course has also been credited with being a factor in an increase in visitors to Cape Breton this tourist season.
Whitney Pier’s popular, amateur weather-forecaster has received another honour. Frankie MacDonald has become an online hit for warning people about upcoming winter storms. He’s already had a bobblehead doll made in his honour. Now a new Frankie bobblehead featuring him in a winter jacket is in a museum. The novelty item has become part of the collection at the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The museum was created in 2014 and has about 6-thousand bobble heads on display. It also plans to sell the new Frankie bobblehead on its website. Money from sales will be shared by MacDonald and Autism Canada.
The Emergency Department at the Glace Bay Hospital is closed until further notice. Nova Scotia Health Authority spokesman Greg Boone said in a press release that the closure is due to a lack of available nurses to cover day shift today. The Health Authority will announce when the ER reopens. Glace Bay residents are asked to call 911 if they need emergency service or go to the ER at the Regional hospital in Sydney.