Cape Breton Regional Police are asking for the public’s help in finding 52-year-old Shawn Gerard Wall formerly from North Sydney. Police say Wall’s family called police after not hearing from him for an extended period of time. Police go on to say they and the family have used all available means to determine where he is. Anyone with information is asked to call 902-563-5151 or Crime Stoppers.
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The price of gas took an unexpected jump, overnight. Gas went up by nine tenths of a cent and now goes for a minimum of $1.04.9 cents a litre on the Island. Meanwhile, diesel went down by 1.6 cents a litre and now costs a minimum of $1.02.6 in Cape Breton.
A ceremony to celebrate the twinning of the Regional Municipality’s District 8 with a French municipality will take place at the Civic Centre in Sydney, this afternoon. The event is part of activities to mark the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge and ties between Cape Breton and France linked to the historic event. A delegation from France has been on the Island retracing the steps of John Arsenault from Cheticamp who was killed in the battle. The twinning ceremony with Givenchy-en-Gohelle is due to get underway at 3:30, this afternoon. The French municipality is home to Canada’s Vimy Memorial. Meanwhile, Glace Bay native Dawn Morrison who’s Arsenault’s great-grandniece will return to Europe with the delegation tomorrow. Morrison and another relative of Arsenaut’s will retrace his steps on the other side of the Atlantic.
Classes are cancelled at all schools in the Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board today as the Island is under a blizzard warning. Etoile de l’Acadie in Sydney and the Marconi Campus of the community college are also closed today. The Cape Breton University campus is closed for the morning and the status of afternoon classes will be announced by 11:30, this morning. Provincial government offices in Cape Breton will delay opening until noon. All roads on the Island are described as either snow covered or partially snow covered and passable with caution, this morning. And, Marine Atlantic has again delayed crossings from North Sydney. The Crown Corporation says those scheduled on last night’s crossing and this morning’s 11:45 crossing will leave at 11:45 tonight, weather permitting.
One analyst is predicting not much of a change in gas prices, this week. Meanwhile, the price of gas in New Brunswick went down slightly by two-tenths of a cent, last night. Diesel there dropped by .7 cents a litre. The current minimum price for a litre of regular gas in Cape Breton is a dollar and four cents. Diesel now costs a minimum of $1.04.2 cents a litre on the Island.