Regional Police say a 66-year-old man was found dead buried under snow near his car after Ground Search and Rescue found the body in the Huntington area. Police say the man's family called them at around 3:30 pm yesterday in the Chapel Road area. Police go on to say the found the body several hours later. The body will be taken to Halifax for an autopsy. Police say foul play is not suspected.
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Regional Police say a Sydney man has been charged after a robbery at the Sobey’s Fuels gas station on Prince Street in Sydney early yesterday morning. 20-year-old Tre Damian Timmons has been charged with robbery, wearing a disguise with intent, dangerous use of a weapon, uttering threats and assault with a weapon. Police say the incident took place at around 6:45 am yesterday morning. Police go on to say a large knife and a cash register were found close to the scene. Timmons is on remand at the Corrections Centre and will appear in Sydney Provincial Court on Tuesday, February 21.
Cape Breton Regional Police say a man has been arrested after a robbery at a gas station on Prince Street in Sydney. Police say a 20-year-old man is in custody after a robbery took place at around 6:45 this morning. Police go on to say a weapon was involved in the robbery. There were no injuries at the scene. Police did not say what was stolen from the store.
Hundreds of teachers and their supporters are gathered outside Province House in Halifax at this hour, while MLA’s are going through Bill 75, clause by clause inside. The protest went on overnight night while the Legislature sat to deal with the legislation to impose a contract on teachers. Teachers plan to hold a mass rally outside the building at noon. The Teachers Union local says teachers from Cape Breton are being bused to Halifax for the event. The Legislature is due to sit until at least 5:00 this evening as it deals with Bill 75.
As predicted, the price of gas went up, overnight. Gas jumped by 2.1 cents a litre and now goes for a minimum of $1.07 cents in Cape Breton. Diesel increased slightly by half a cent and now costs a minimum of $1.09.5 cents a litre on the Island.