The price of gas went down, overnight. Gas dropped by 1.1 cents a litre and now goes for a minimum of $1.14 in Cape Breton. Diesel went down slightly by six-tenths of a cent and now costs a minimum of $1.20 cents a litre on the Island.
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Another bail hearing has been adjourned in the case of a fatal single-vehicle crash on the 125 Sydney Bypass. This comes after a bail hearing was adjourned last week for for 27 year-old Adam Alexander Fraser from North Sydney. He’s facing eight charges, including impaired driving causing death and bodily harm, dangerous driving causing death and bodily harm and driving while prohibited. Fraser’s girlfriend, 29-year-old Billie Jean Blanchard from Glace Bay, died in Halifax hospital five days after the crash that happened near Leitches Creek on September 19th. Police say her four children suffered moderate to minor injuries. Fraser now has bail hearing scheduled for a week from today.
Regional Police are looking for tips from the public in the search for a missing Sydney man. Police say neighbours of 69-year-old Allister T. MacNeil from Morrison Road contacted them on Sunday to say they haven’t seen or heard from him in more than a week. Police say his SUV was last seen in his driveway on November 6th and he’s not had contact with anyone since. Police say they’re concerned for MacNeil’s well-being. They’re asking anyone who knows where MacNeil is or has seen his blue 2018 Ford Escape to contact them or Crime Stoppers. The SUV license plate is EEB154.
A funeral took place in Whitney Pier this morning for former Sydney-Whitney Pier MLA Gordie Gosse. Gosse died from cancer on Thursday at the age of 64. He served for 12 years as an NDP MLA and was a former Speaker of the Legislature. He resigned for health reasons in 2015. Shortly before he resigned, Gosse was operated on for throat and mouth cancer caused by the human papillomavirus or HPV.
The Regional Municipality is getting $1.2 million from the province to buy six buses. One of the buses will be new and the other five used. The province is also giving $300,000 to Cape Breton University to put toward a new bus shelter on campus. The Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage says the money announced today will help address a growing demand on the bus service from students and other riders. The announcement comes after the transit service announced changes yesterday designed to increase the number of times buses visit communities. Two new transfer hubs are now operating at Cape Breton University and the North Sydney Mall.