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Glace Bay man angry after false arrest

A Glace Bay man says he’s thinking about suing the Cape Breton Regional Police after counterfeiting charges against him were dismissed, with the Crown admitting he was not responsible for the crime.

25-year-old Craig Michael Doyle was charged with passing a counterfeit $100 Canadian bill and with breaching a court order.

He was arrested in June.

Doyle would spend three days on remand before being released on bail. He would then make seven provincial court appearances before the charges were finally dismissed.

In-store surveillance video would prove Doyle’s innocence, showing another man buying something with the counterfeit money.

Regional Police spokesperson Desiree Magnus says while she couldn’t comment on the specifics of the case, there is a process in place to find out what may have gone wrong.

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Boy Dies From Injuries After Falling Off ATV

Regional Police say a 16-year-old Marion Bridge boy who fell off an ATV in Grand Mira North Tuesday night died last night in Halifax hospital.

Police say they got the call at around 7:00 about a passenger who was seriously injured after falling off the ATV on the Intervale Road.

He was later airlifted to Halifax hospital with serious head injuries.

Police say the ATV was seized for an inspection and their investigation continues.

Marion Bridge School is open until 1:00 this afternoon for people from the community grieving the boy’s death.

His name has not been released.

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Gas Down, Diesel Unchanged

The price of gas went down by 1.2 cents a litre overnight and gas now goes for a minimum of  $1.14.4 in Cape Breton.

Meanwhile, the price of diesel remained unchanged, overnight.

The minimum price for a litre of diesel on the Island is still $1.12.3.


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Nominations Closed For Two Cape Breton By-Elections

Nominations have closed for two provincial by-elections in Cape Breton on September 3rd.

Five candidates are on the ballot in Sydney River-Mira-Louisbourg.

Marc Botte is the Liberal hopeful, Mary Beth MacDonald is running for the NDP and Brian Comer is carrying the Progressive Conservative banner.

Green Party candidate Bill Matheson and independent Russ Green round out the field.

There’s a crowded field in Northside-Westmount where seven candidates are vying for the seat.

Paul Ratchford is the Liberal candidate, Ronald Crowther is running for the NDP and Murray Ryan is carrying the Progressive Conservative banner.

Ron Parker is the Green candidate and Thomas Bethel is running for the Atlantica Party.

And Andrew Doyle and Danny Laffin are running as independents.

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Screaming Eagles No More

The Cape Breton Screaming Eagles unveiled an image change, this morning.

First of all, the team is dropping “Screaming” from its name and will now be known as the Cape Breton Eagles.

The team also has a new logo, featuring an eagle’s head in profile with the team’s name at the top.

Glace Bay native Irwin Simon became the team’s majority owner in November.

At the time, the team said the new ownership would usher in revitalization for the operation.

The Eagles open their training camp at Centre 200 tomorrow.

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