On analyst is predicting no change in gas prices this week, heading into the Canada Day long weekend. Meanwhile, the price of gas in New Brunswick remained unchanged, overnight. Diesel there went down by 1.4 cents a litre. The minimum price for a litre of regular gas in Cape Breton is now $100.7. Diesel now costs a minimum of 93.4 cents a litre on the Island.
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Regional Police are warning about e-mail and telephone scams where people claim to be working for the Canada Revenue Agency. They add someone in the CBRM recently reported getting a call from a man claiming to be a representative of the RCMP, calling on behalf of Revenue Canada. They go on to say the caller told the man an error in a tax return required an immediate payment or an arrest warrant would be issued. The caller also told the man to buy the value of the amount owing in STEAM cards and to provide the validation numbers on the back. The cards are used by gamers to buy online games and consoles. Police say the Canada Revenue Agency does not conduct its business in this manner.
A 46 year old-man charged after a stabbing in Florence on the weekend is due back in court today for a bail hearing. Jonathan Dean LeBlanc faces a count of Assault causing bodily harm. He was arrested after Regional Police say a 34 year-old man suffered non-life threatening injuries in the stabbing. It took place at around 9:30 on Saturday night on Main Street in Florence. Police add both men know each another.
Halifax-based child psychologist Stan Kutcher is beginning a two-day visit to Cape Breton today in the wake of recent student suicides.
Three students in the Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board have taken their own lives in the past six months.
The province asked Kutcher to visit the area to try and understand the mental health needs of local youth and make recommendations.
It says Kutcher will meet with schools, families and communities during his time in Cape Breton.
Some parents concerned about the recent string of student suicides and bullying are holding a public meeting in North Sydney, tonight.
Local Progressive Conservative MLA Eddie Orrell is helping to organize the meeting.
Police, health care professionals and representatives from various levels of government are also expected to be on hand.
The meeting is due to get underway at 7:00 the North Sydney Firefighters' Club.