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Gas Prices Predicted To Go Up

One analyst is predicting an increase in the price of gas this week.

An increase of about 2 cents a litre is being forecast.  

In New Brunswick, gas went up by just over a cent overnight.

Diesel there went up by 1.8 cents.

Gas now goes for a minimum of $1.25.2 cents a litre in Cape Breton.

Diesel is now going for a minimum of $1.23.8 cents a litre on the Island.

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Suspicious Death Confirmed As Homicide

Regional Police say a suspicious death in Sydney in March is now being investigated as a homicide.

80 year-old Douglas MacLeod Barrett was found dead at a home on Terrace Street on March 22nd, and police say the medical examiner has confirmed the death was a homicide.

They also say they don’t think the killing was a random act, and they believe those involved know each other.

Anyone with information on the case is being asked to call police or Crime Stoppers.

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Parking Enforcement Starts Today At Regional Hospital In Sydney

The provincial Health Authority is ticketing vehicles outside of designated parking areas at the Regional Hospital in Sydney, starting today.

The Health Authority says people who are parked illegally will be fined and have their vehicles towed.

It says the enforcement is coming after parking along roads and outside of designated parking areas has increased at the Regional over the past few years.

The Authority says illegal parking affects emergency services, and peoples’ ability to get to work or appointments on time.

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Screaming Eagles New General Manager And Assistant General Manager

The Cape Breton Screaming Eagles have promoted Head Scout and Assistant General Manager Jacques Carriere to the post of General Manager.

 He’s served in the former roles since 2013.

He first joined the Q-League in the 2004-05 season with Chicoutimi as a scout and has held various Head Scout and management positions.

And Cape Breton native John Hanna has been named the team’s Assistant General Manager.

Hanna has held a number of roles with the team, including scout, assistant coach, strength and conditioning coach and Board member.

The team says it’s still searching for a new head coach after it fired former General Manager and Head Coach Marc Andre Dumont, last month.

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Gas and Diesel Down Slightly

The price of gas went down slightly, overnight.

Gas dropped by seven-tenths of a cent and now goes for a minimum of $1.25.2 cents a litre in Cape Breton.

The price of diesel fell by six-tenths of a cent and diesel now goes for a minimum of $1.23.8 cents a litre on the Island.

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