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Gas and Diesel Up, Again

As predicted, the price of gas went up overnight.

Gas jumped by 2.3 cents a litre and now goes for a minimum of $1.12.4 in Cape Breton.

The price fo diesel jumped by 3.7 cents and now costs a minimum of $1.04.2 on the Island.

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Leaders' Whereabouts, Today

All three main leaders are back on the campaign trail today, after last night's roundtable in Halifax.  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 P-C candidates in the Halifax and Truro areas before moving on to Parrsboro and Amherst, tonight. NDP Leader Gary Burrill will campaign in Halifax, Cole Harbour and Millbrook, today. He’s also due to make policy announcements on health care and indigenous issues. Liberal leader Stephen McNeil will begin his day with an announcement in Halifax, later this morning. He’ll spend the rest of the day campaigning with Liberal candidates in the Halifax area.

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Gas Predicted To Go Up, Again

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.

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Leaders' Whereabouts Today

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.

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High Winds Cause Major Damage To Some Local Lobster Traps

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.

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