The Nova Scotia Health Authority says walk-in blood collection at Sacred Heart Community Health Centre in Cheticamp will be out of service tomorrow due to the unavailability of staff. While the service is down, patients who need blood collection can go to Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital in Inverness or Victoria County Memorial Hospital in Baddeck for walk-in service.
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One analyst is predicting another jump in gas prices, this week. An increase of up to a cent a litre is being forecast. Meanwhile, the price of gas in New Brunswick went up slightly by a tenth of a cent, last night. Diesel there rose by half a cent. The minimum price for a litre of regular gas in Cape Breton is now 1.06.7. Diesel now costs a minimum of 96.6 cents a litre on the Island.
The Regional Municipality says there will be more traffic disruptions around George and Townsend Streets in Sydney, today. It adds inbound traffic on George Street will be detoured while outbound traffic may be delayed throughout the day between Townsend and Brookland Streets. It goes on to say businesses along the affected route will remain open. Meanwhile, parts of Inglis and High Streets in Sydney will be blocked to traffic throughout the day while the contractor grades the road.
The Regional Municipality says the intersection of George and Townsend Streets in Sydney is closed again today to allow for repaving after a water main upgrade. The work was scheduled to take place yesterday, but was postponed because of rain. The closure affects George Street from Brookland to Falmouth Street and Townsend Street from Bentinck to Douglas Street. The municipality also says businesses along the affected route are open during the intersection closure. The detour is also affecting the Number 8, 11 and 13 transit buses.
Four people charged after a home invasion in Sydney Mines are due back in court today for bail hearings. Regional Police say they got called to a home on Barrington Street at around 4:30 on Sunday morning. They add four people came into the house and assaulted two people inside and also stole several items. They gone on to say the 44-year-old man and 33-year-old woman suffered minor injuries and know their attackers. 32 year-old Michael Cory Forrest from Sydney Mines, 18 year-old Mary Jolene Gillard from Florence and 35 year-old David Angus Forrest and 33 year-old Ashley Nicole Keagan both from Marion Bridge were later arrested. They face various charges including break and enter, assault, robbery and breaching conditions.