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Teacher Charged With Sexually Assaulting His Student Due In Court, Today

A Reserve Mines man accused of sexually assaulting a girl who was his student is due back in court today for another plea hearing.

52 year-old Lawrence Robert Summerell faces two counts of sexual assault, two counts of luring a child under the age of 18 and a single count of sexual exploitation.


The charges date to between January and June of 2017.


Summerell has been placed on administrative leave from his teaching job at Memorial High in Sydney Mines.

He continues his release on conditions.

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Chilies In Food Kits Recalled

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says red chilies that come with some meal kits sold in the province have been recalled because of possible salmonella contamination.

Hello Fresh and Chef’s Plate meal kits are affected.

They come in a number of different sizes and have a variety of date stamps.

The federal agency says the red chilies should either be thrown out or sent back to the company, Hello Fresh Canada.

It says there are no reports of anyone getting sick after eating the ingredient.

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Robbery suspect released on conditions

One of the people charged in connection with a robbery in New Waterford last weekend has been released from custody on conditions.
26-year-old Justina Francis Marshall has to live in Eskasoni, refrain from alcohol and drugs, and have no contact with her co-accused, 49-year-old Robert Glenn White.
Marshall and White were charged with robbery and assault causing bodily harm after a robbery in the early morning hours of January 13. White faces an additional charge of breaching a court order.
Marshall is due back in court Feb. 13 for plea.
White has also been released on conditions that include he stay out of the former town of New Waterford and live in Glace Bay and report, in person, once a week to Cape Breton Regional Police.
White is now scheduled to enter pleas Feb. 13.

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Another Code Critical In Regional Municipality

The paramedics union is tweeting about another code critical in the Regional Municipality today.

IUOE Local 727 says there were only three ambulances available in the municipality at around the noon hour.

This follows other code criticals in the Regional Municipality yesterday and last week.

However, Health Minister Randy Delorey says, despite the challenges facing the system, there are always ambulances available because they can be called in from other areas.

Delorey says the province now has a pilot project at the Dartmouth General Hospital, where they’ve hired extra staff to minimize the time between when patients are offloaded and admitted.

There’s no timeline for when that will be taken province wide.

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Gas Predicted To Go Up, Again

Analysts are predicting yet another increase in the price of gas, this week.

A jump of about a cent a litre is being forecast.

Meanwhile, the price of gas in New Brunswick went up by eight-tenths of a cent, last night.

Diesel there took a big jump of 4.6 cents a litre.

The minimum price for a litre of gas in Cape Breton is now a dollar and 1 cent.

Diesel now goes for a minimum of $1.19.5 cents a litre on the Island.

 

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