The price of gas went up by more than forecast, overnight, and is now selling above the dollar a litre mark, again.
Gas jumped by 3.9 cents a litre and goes for a minimum of $1.01.3 cents a litre in Cape Breton, this morning.
The price of diesel remained unchanged at a minimum of $1.02.9 cents a litre on the Island.
North Sydney-based Mactech Distance Education is closing its doors after being in operation for at least 27 years.
The private business college came under scrutiny in June when there where reports it had one of the worst student loan repayment rates in the country.
A Mactech spokesperson won’t comment on the situation.
However, the Department of Advanced Education says Mactech quietly informed officials it made a "private business decision" and will be shutting down once the current group of students complete their courses.
About 36 people will lose their jobs when Mactech shuts down in June of next year.
Advanced Education Minister Kelly Regan says the province was closely monitoring Mactech and would likely have pulled student loan funding if things did not improve.
The community group fighting to save the rail line in Cape Breton is circulating a petition calling on politicians at all levels to act.
The petition urges municipal, provincial and federal leaders to give regulatory and financial support to preserve and maintain the rail infrastructure on the Island.
The Scotia Rail Development Society is hoping to get at least 10-thousand people to sign the document.
It’s available on the Society’s website as well as at local businesses, post offices and churches.
In some neighbourhoods volunteers are going door to door in an effort to collect signatures.
The U-S owners of the Point Tupper to Sydney line have been given approval to abandon it and stopped running trains on it last December.
Sydney River-Mira-Louisbourg Tory MLA Alfie MacLeod says the Liberal government is considering closing three more visitor information centres in the province, including the one at the Canso Causeway.
MacLeod put the question about the fate of the centres in Port Hastings, Amherst and Yarmouth to Mark Furey in the Legislature, yesterday.
But the minister responsible for tourism would only say said Tourism Nova Scotia is reviewing provincially-run visitor information centres.
MacLeod says closing the three visitor information centres would affect local jobs as well as tourism.
He also points on that the centre in Port Hastings is at the entrance to Cape Breton Island.
Last year, the province closed visitor information centres in Pictou and Digby.
Meanwhile, the Warden of Inverness County where the Port Hastings centre is located, Duart MacAulay says he’s heard the same rumours as MacLeod.
MacAulay adds a conference call is set for tomorrow between tourism officials and area mayors and wardens but adds he doesn’t know what the call is about.
A new report shows Cape Breton still has the highest child poverty rate in Atlantic Canada with one in three children, or 32.4 per cent, living in poverty.
However, the poverty rate in federal riding of Sydney-Victoria is even higher at 34.5 percent.
The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives released the numbers yesterday in its 2015 Report Card on Child and Family Poverty.
Elsewhere in the province, rates in Kentville, New Glasgow and Truro are above the provincial average of 22 per cent.
The Halifax area has the lowest rates in Nova Scotia, with some communities below 20 per cent.