Regional Police have charged a 21-year-old Northside man with second degree murder following a fatal stabbing in North Sydney late Tuesday night. Cody Alexander Russell is due in Sydney court today to answer to the charge in the death of 25-year-old Stephen Tyler Chisholm. Police say both men knew each other and both suffered stab wounds during an altercation. Police got called to Clifford Street to reports of a stabbing at around midnight on Wednesday. They say officers found a 25 year-old man suffering from life-threatening stab wounds and he was taken to Cape Breton Regional Hospital where he died. Fifteen minutes after the first call, Police say they were called about another man with stab wounds who was at a home on King Street. They add he was also taken to the Regional Hospital with injuries that were later determined to be non-life-threatening.
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As predicted, the price of gas remained unchanged overnight. The minimum price for a litre of regular gas in Cape Breton is still $1.01.3. However, diesel went up by .9 cents a litre and now goes for a minimum of 99 cents a litre on the Island.
A 31-year-old Sydney man is scheduled to appear in Sydney Provincial Court today for allegedly stealing a tractor. Cape Breton Regional Police say the tractor was taken from Belmac Supplies in Sydney. They add that a witness contacted the owner of the business after seeing the tractor leaving the parking lot, and the owner was able to confirm that a tractor was missing. Police go on to say that the tractor was spotted heading towards Ferry Street. While officers were searching the area, they received further information that the tractor had driven by Open Hearth Park and towards Frederick Street. Police stopped the tractor on Frederick Street, verified it to match information as the one missing from Belmac Supplies, and arrested the driver. After further investigation, police charged the man with Theft over 5,000 dollars, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime and two Breaches. The suspect was held in police custody pending today’s court appearance.
One man is dead and another is in hospital with life-threatening stab wounds after police responded to two incidents in North Sydney, overnight. Police say they got the call to a report of a stabbing on King Street at midnight. They add officers found a 25 year-old man with life threatening stab wounds when they arrived on the scene. He was taken to the Regional Hospital where he was later pronounced dead. Police say his name will not be released, pending notification of next of kin. At 12:15, this morning, Police say they got a call about a second man with stab wounds at a home on King Street. The 21 year-old was taken to the Regional Hospital with what police describe as life threatening stab wounds. Police say their investigation continues but add they’re not looking for any more suspects.
The Glace Bay mother who started an online petition calling for the return of dances in middle school plans to submit it to board members and staff later this week.
Stefanie White says she wasn't sure what to expect when she started the petition at change.org last week, but adds she's been pleased by the amount of support it’s received.
The petition now has 1685 supporters.
White says she has a child in Grade 7 and another moving into Grade 6 next year and wants her kids to have the experience of going to school dances like she did.
The co-ordinator of school services for the Cape Breton-Victoria Board, Donnie Holland said earlier this week that the decision to end dances for Grades 6 to 8 is part of the board's move to the middle school model.
He adds middle schools will still be able to host after-hours school activities, ranging from skating parties and game nights, to dancing lessons and more sporting events.