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Gas and Diesel Up, Again

As predicted, the price of gas went up, overnight.

Gas jumped by 3.3 cents a litre and now goes for a minimum of $1.11.7 cents in Cape Breton.

Diesel is up by 3.4 cents a litre this morning and now costs a minimum of 99 cents a litre on the Island.

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Louisbourg Hub School Meeting

About fifty people came out for a meeting last night to learn about the plan to save George D. Lewis School in Louisbourg.

The Primary to Grade 8 school is one of 17 the Cape Breton Victoria Regional School Board has slated for closure.

But the Board has given a community group time to come up with a proposal for a so-called hub school.

Hub schools offer other uses for school buildings including space for offices or businesses that help make the facilities more viable.

Hub School Society Vice-President Brett Hanham told the crowd his group has met with potential tenants, including the Regional Municipality and Parks Canada.

However, he says the Society is also asking that an independent consultant make the final decision on their proposal.

The Society has a deadline of Tuesday to present its findings to the School Board.

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McInnis To Be Sentenced, Today

A former Cape Breton University administrator is due to be sentenced today on convictions of sexual touching and sexual interference with a person under the age of 14.   61 year-old John Shea McInnis from Glace Bay was due to be sentenced on the charges last month but the hearing was delayed after he filed a complaint with the province’s police watchdog.   The complaint related to testimony given by Regional Police Sergeant Ken Routledge at McInnis’s trial.   However, the Serious Incident Response Team or SIRT cleared Routledge of any wrong-doing in a decision released on Tuesday.   The girl in the case was between the ages of seven and 11 when the offences took place.   The now 23 year-old’s name is banned from publication.   The Crown is looking for a sentence of between four to five years in prison for McInnis followed by a lifetime designation as a sex offender.   The Defence is looking for a sentence of eight months to a year in jail followed by a three-year probation period.  

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Louisbourg Hub School Meeting, Tonight

People in Louisbourg are being encouraged to come out to a meeting tonight for their last chance to provide input on efforts to save George D. Lewis School.

The Louisbourg school is one of 17 the School Board has slated for closure.

However, the Board has given a community group time to work on a so-called hub school proposal.

Hub schools offer other uses for school buildings including space for offices or businesses that help make the facilities more viable.

George D. Lewis Hub School Society Vice-President Brett Hanham says they’ve been working hard to put together a solid proposal to present to the Board by Tuesday’s deadline.

Tonight’s meeting gets underway at 7:00 at George D. Lewis School.

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29 Year-Old Man Facing Charges After Sydney Mines Arrest

Regional Police say a 29 year-old man is facing weapons charges after they made what they describe as a high risk vehicle stop in Sydney Mines, last night. Police say they responded to a call about a weapons complaint at a home in Florence at around 6:30, yesterday evening. They add they were told a 29 year old man had a weapon and may cause harm to himself, and was driving a vehicle. They go on to say they stopped a vehicle on Pond Road in Sydney Mines and took the man into custody. They say a weapon was seized from the vehicle and the man has been taken to the Regional Hospital to await a crisis assessment.

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