One analyst is predicting another jump in gas prices this week. An increase of about three cents a litre is being forecast. Meanwhile, the price of gas in New Brunswick went up by 2.5 cents last night. The price of diesel there jumped by 2.9 cents a litre. The minimum price for a litre of regular gas in Cape Breton is now $1.10.4 cents. Diesel now costs a minimum of $100.5 cents a litre on the Island.
Latest News from The Coast…
In the provincial election, Liberal leader Stephen McNeil is back campaigning in Cape Breton, today. McNeil is due to make an announcement at Wentworth Park in Sydney, later this morning. He’ll also attend a Sydney Chamber of Commerce Lunch at noon and campaign in downtown Sydney, this afternoon. Progressive Conservative Leader Jamie Baillie will start his day with a media availability in Halifax at 9:30, this morning. He’ll spend the rest of the day campaigning with PC candidates in Hants West and the Annapolis Valley. NDP Leader Gary Burrill is campaigning in Halifax and Dartmouth today. He’s due to make a policy announcement on primary health care at 9:30, this morning.
Strong winds caused major damage to lobster traps in parts of eastern Cape Breton over the weekend. Herb Nash fishes out of Glace Bay. He says fishermen there each lost about 150 traps out of a total of 275. Nash adds fishermen in harbours from Sydney to Port Morien were hit the hardest because their fishing grounds are exposed to the north wind.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canadians are shocked by the news of what he describes as last night’s horrific attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England.
British police say an apparent suicide bomber set off an improvised explosive device that killed 22 people at the end of the performance by the U-S pop star.
Trudeau adds federal officials are still in the process of determining if any Canadians were among the victims.
He goes on to say he was devastated when he heard about the innocent victims who were killed or injured.
He also sends deepest condolences on behalf of all Canadians to the families and friends of those who were killed.
Trudeau says Canada will work with its allies and partners to continue to fight terrorism in its many forms.
Two families lost their homes in a fire in a company house in Donkin, early yesterday morning.
Fire officials say they got the call to the blaze on Central Avenue shortly after midnight.
They add both families who lived in the building managed to get out without injuries.
They go on to say the fire has been deemed accidental.
However, the building has been torn down.