A woman and man in their 70’s have been forced from their home by a weekend fire that gutted the bungalow they rented near Point Aconi.
The pair was not hurt in the fire at 696 Point Aconi Road.
The blaze was reported at around noon on Saturday.
The Red Cross is helping the two with emergency lodging, food and clothes while they wait for a damage assessment from insurers.
Cape Breton Regional Police are looking for two people after a man was robbed and assaulted in North Sydney early Saturday morning.
Police say the man was walking home when he was approached by two people around twenty after three in the morning, at the corner of Wilkie Avenue and Regent Street.
They say the two attacked the man and made demands. When the victim attempted to defend himself, police say the assailants produced a weapon and continued their assault, causing serious injuries. He was taken to hospital where he is in serious but stable condition.
Anyone with any information on this attack is asked to call Regional Police or Crime Stoppers.
Thousands of people will gather in Fredericton this afternoon for the regimental funeral for the two police officers killed in the shooting in the city a week ago.
Police and first responders from across the country will be at the service for constables Sara Burns and Robb Costello.
The pair was gunned down during a shooting at a north end Fredericton apartment complex that also claimed the lives of Bobbie Lee Wright and Donnie Robichaud.
A funeral service has already taken place for Wright and Robichaud’s widow says he requested no wake or funeral.
The regimental funeral is due to get underway at 1:00 this afternoon at Aitken University Centre.
Cape Breton Regional Police have sent at least ten officers to the funeral.
The price of gas went down by more than forecast, overnight.
Gas dropped by 1.9 cents a litre and now goes for a minimum of $1.24.4 in Cape Breton.
Meanwhile, the price of diesel remains unchanged for the third week in a row.
The minimum price for a litre of diesel on the Island is still $1.22.8.
A brand of coleslaw sold in the province has been recalled because of possible Listeria contamination.
Randsland Farms Broccoli Slaw is affected.
It comes in 340 gram containers.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says people who have the coleslaw should not eat it.
The latest recall is a follow-up to one earlier this month that affected Randsland Classic Coleslaw as well as its Broccoli Slaw.