A cheque presentation ceremony will take place at the Glace Bay Food bank today after Seaside Communications won two categories in a national contest. Seaside picked up the Canadian Cable Systems Alliance award for Best customer service story and the Best community channel programming for its show “Easy Eats.” The company named the Food Bank as its charity of choice. As a result, the Glace Bay facility will be getting 2-thousand dollars. The cheque presentation is due to take place at noon.
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Regional Police say a body has been found in the Mira River near a church in Albert Bridge. Police say the man was found by a passer-by. Police go on to say they don’t expect foul play to be a factor. The Medical Examiner’s Office will perform an autopsy to confirm the cause of death identify the victim. This comes a day after Regional Police ended their search on the Mira for 56-year-old Murray Francis Reid from Albert Bridge. Reid has been missing for more than two weeks after he fell from his boat on June 5th.
Roadwork on Townsend Street in Sydney is going to lead to detours, starting at 7:00 this morning. The Regional Municipality says east bound traffic on Townsend will be detoured through MacKenzie Street. Westbound traffic will be detoured at High Street. Drivers are being told to expect delays and to take other routes if possible. Meanwhile, King’s Road in Sydney is now down to one lane both ways between Weidner Drive and Byng Avenue. Repaving and traffic light upgrades are taking place on that section until July 31.
Cheticamp broke a temperature record for the second day in a row, yesterday. The mercury there went up to 28.9 degrees Celsius. The former daily high temperature for that date was 28.5 degrees in 1988. The forecast high for Cheticamp today is 25 degrees. The record daily high temperature for the community on this date was 27.3 degrees in 2002.
Regional Police have ended their search on the Mira River after being unable to find Murray Francis Reid. The 56-year-old Albert Bridge man has been missing for more than two weeks when he fell out off his boat on June 5th. Regional Police say water rescue units from Albert Bridge, Glace Bay, New Waterford and Sydney Mines fire departments as well as Natural Resources department helicopter and a Canadian Coast Guard boat helped in the search.