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The Boom Chucka Boys, Artist of the Week

Runs June 27-July 1st. The Boom Chucka Boys is a Canadian country music group from Sylvan Lake, Alberta composed of Ryan Langlois, Joel Rathjen, Teddy Roy Michaylow, Ben Shillabeer and Neil MacDonald. The band was […]

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Highland Arts Theatre Ticket Giveaway

Listen from June 27th to July 6th for chances to win tickets to see Dream, Kitchen Party, I Love You, and Halo at the Highland Arts Theatre. When you hear your cue, call 902-563-5771 and […]

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June is Recreation and Parks Month

It’s an opportunity to recognize the contributions made in the parks and recreation sector, while encouraging Canadians to get out and be active in their communities.  This initiative raises awareness about the importance of recreation […]

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June is Brain Injury Awareness Month

The Brain Injury Association of Canada designates June as National Brain Injury Awareness Month to highlight awareness on the effects and causes of acquired brain injury across Canada.

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June is ALS Month

This month is dedicated to educating the public on the disease and the cause. June is ALS awareness month. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a rapidly progressive, fatal motor neuron disease that leaves those affected in […]

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Justice Dept. Completes Review Of CB Jailhouse Death

The provincial Justice Department says it’s completed a review into the circumstances surrounding a man’s overdose death at the Cape Breton Correctional Centre. 42 year-old Jason Marcel LeBlanc died in his cell on the morning of January 31st after being arrested for a parole violation the previous day. LeBlanc’s father has suggested correctional centre staff didn’t do enough to prevent his son’s death, and the Canadian Press obtained a medical examiner’s report last week saying LeBlanc was seen on video with a bag of drugs in his cell. The Justice Department says no drugs were found on LeBlanc when he was admitted. However, the Department adds LeBlanc had hidden the drugs that he had on him at the time of his death, and staff were unable to detect the drugs because they’re not allowed to do invasive searches. The Department says the review found some policies and procedures were not followed. The Department goes on to say correctional services will conduct a review of how other jurisdictions deal with drug overdose risks, and consult with health-professionals to look at more possible intervention options.

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Some Services to be Affected By Sprinkler Installation at NW Hospital

The Nova Scotia Health Authority says work will begin next month to install a fire sprinkler system at the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital, and some services will be affected by the project. The authority says the project will require the temporary shutdown of the hospital’s operating room, and the temporary relocation of the hospital’s second floor medical unit to the Regional Hospital. In the coming days, up to 17 patients from New Waterford’s medical unit will move temporarily to Unit 3B at the Regional, and the Health Authority says New Waterford-based doctors have agreed to continue their care of affected patients once the move is made. The project will also impact the New Waterford’s Diabetes Education Centre, which has moved to the hospital’s first floor, and any visiting specialists or clinics will use the facility’s Ambulatory Care Department. The Health Authority says the project will not affect walk-in services at the hospital. The changes are part of Phase I of the fire sprinkler installation—a phase the authority says will cost about 300,000 dollars and run from July to September. The installation of the sprinkler system was recommended by the Fire Marshal, and a request for proposals for the work closed on May 31st. The authority says a contract is expected to be awarded soon.

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Bedford Man Charged With Attempted Murder In Northern CB Crashes

A 21-year-old Bedford man is due in Sydney court today after being charged with attempted murder following four vehicle crashes in northern Cape Breton on the weekend. Ingonish RCMP say they got calls about four separate collisions within a four kilometre stretch of White Point Road at around 3:00 on Saturday afternoon. Police add a Honda van intentionally struck three different vehicles and narrowly missed a fourth before hitting a guardrail. The struck vehicles include an SUV driven by a 49-year-old woman with a five-year-old passenger and two motorcycles, each with a driver and a passenger. Police say the people in the SUV and on the motorcycles all suffered various injures but add none are life-threatening. They go on to say the Honda van dragged one of the rider-less motorcycles for about a kilometer before driving through an intersection, narrowly missing a fourth vehicle and crashing into a guardrail. Police add the van driver assaulted two bystanders after the crash along with police officers while he was in custody. Daniel Keays is also facing charges of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing bodily harm, assault causing bodily harm, assault of a peace officer and refusal of a Drug Recognition Expert Demand.

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Motorcycle Driver Killed In Southwest Nova Scotia Crash

Meteghan RCMP say a motorcycle driver is dead after a crash between a motorcycle and a truck in southwestern Nova Scotia, last night. Police add they got the call to Little Brook Road shortly before 9:00. They go on to say it appears the truck slowed down to make a right turn into a driveway when it was struck from behind by the motorcycle travelling in the same direction. The motorcycle driver was pronounced dead at the scene at the scene. Police say details on the driver’s identity won’t be released until relatives are notified. They add they man driving the truck and a passenger  were not injured.  

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St. Mary's Church to Reopen on Sunday

A 100-year-old church will reopen today, June 26, after it was burned a year-and-a-half ago. St. Mary's Polish Church in Whitney Pier will reopen to the community for an open house today. Despite some cosmetic changes to the building, the church is still a heritage destination as deemed by the provincial government. The open house runs from 2-4:00 p.m. today. The official mass of consecration takes place on July 3 at 2:00 p.m.

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