Regional Police say they arrested a 48 year-old Glace Bay man for several vehicle break-ins, at around 5:30, this morning. Police add the break-ins took place in the King Edward and Victoria Street areas of Glace Bay. They go on to say officers found several Items from the thefts and at least eight charges ranging from breach counts to theft and possession of stolen goods are pending. The name of the man has not yet been released.
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The price of gas took another big dip last night after already falling 5.1 cents a litre, this week.
Gas dropped by 4.4 cents a litre and now goes for a minimum of $100.6 in Cape Breton.
Diesel also took a big drop, falling 5.5 cents a litre.
The minimum price for a litre of diesel in Cape Breton is now 92.6 cents.
The Utility and Review Board used the interrupter clause to slash gas prices overnight on Tuesday in the wake of falling world oil prices and stock markets.
However, the price of oil rose 10 percent yesterday as stock markets rebounded.
The family of an Upper Leitches Creek man is appealing for anyone with information to come forward a year after he disappeared. They’ve also put up posters, launched a Facebook page and are offering a reward. 50 year-old Kenny MacNeil was last seen at his mini-home behind his brother’s place on the evening of August 27th. In the days the followed, police searched the woods around the property but turned up nothing. Meanwhile, John MacNeil says he believes there’s someone out there who knows what happened to his brother. Regional Police spokesperson Desiree Vassallo says the investigation into MacNeil’s disappearance is still open. She adds they’ve had tips on his whereabouts but none have helped investigators.
The Superintendent of the Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board says work to review schools for possible closure will begin within days. The Board is looking at potential closures for 19 schools in five families of schools — Glace Bay, Northside, Sydney, New Waterford and Riverview. Beth MacIssac says the five school options committees that will review the closures in each family of schools will be set up by Sept. 7. She adds the committees will include two school advisory council members from each school in the family, as well as an alternate from each council. A community member who’s not an employee of the school board or a parent of a student not affected by a possible closure will also be chosen to serve as a voting member on each committee. People interested in serving in that position can contact the board's communication officer, Michelle MacLeod, by Sept. 4. MacIsaac says the board will also appoint a facilitator for each committee but that person will not have a vote. The school options committees will have five months to complete their work and must hold three public meetings, during that time. They’ll have to submit their recommendations on which schools should close to the Board by mid-February.
The Whitney Pier Youth Club is issuing an urgent public appeal for volunteers to help build an expansion to the club.
Youth Club director Chester Borden says the 350-thousand dollar project is behind schedule because of poor summer weather and a lack of volunteers.
He goes on to say the club has been trying to encourage people, especially skilled tradespeople to help with the project but adds the community isn’t showing up.
Only the basement and the subfloor for the main level have been built so far and Borden says he’s hoping the walls can be raised next week.
He adds, on top of that, the club will lose its temporary home at Whitney Pier Memorial Junior High School when the students return, next week.