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Gas Predicted To Go Up, Overnight

One analyst is predicting a small jump in gas prices, this week.

An increase of about a cent a litre is being forecast.

Meanwhile, the price of gas in New Brunswick went up slightly by four-tenths of a cent, last night.

Diesel there jumped by 1.1 cents a litre.

The minimum price for a litre of regular gas in Cape Breton is now $1.11.6.

Diesel now costs a minimum of $1.14.3 cents a litre on the Island.

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Extradition Hearing Continuing Today In Britain For River Ryan Man

An extradition hearing for a River Ryan man accused of robbing a bank in Singapore is due to continue today in Britain.

28 year-old David James Roach has been in custody in the U-K since he arrived on a flight to London, last month.

He was being deported from Thailand to Canada at the time and was arrested in London at the request of Singapore officials.

Roach is accused of stealing about $30,000 Canadian from a Singapore bank in July of 2016.

He was later arrested in Thailand for crimes linked to the robbery including violating money laundering and customs laws.

He was deported from Thailand last month after serving his sentence there.

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Eyking To Make Funding Announcement

Sydney-Victoria MP Mark Eyking is making a federal funding announcement in Sydney, later this morning.

Eyking is due to unveil funding for the Celtic Colours International Festival.

The event is scheduled to start at 10:00 at the Joan Harriss Cruise Pavilion.

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Man Charged After Police Chase And Damaged Cruisers Due Back In Court

A Mira Gut man charged with assaulting police officers with a vehicle is due back in court today to enter pleas to a number of charges.

47 year-old Brian Morris Benoit is facing two counts of assaulting police officers with a vehicle and two counts of mischief involving damage to police vehicles.

He also faces single counts of evading police, dangerous driving, resisting arrest, impaired driving, refusing a breathalyzer demand and driving while disqualified.

Benoit was arrested after police say the driver refused to stop when officers tried to pull over a vehicle on George Street in Sydney on January 20th.

Police say the chase ended near the Brickyard Road turnoff on the Louisbourg Highway where two police cars were damaged.

Benoit has been released on 20-thousand dollars bail.

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Teachers Holding Strike Vote, Today

Teachers in the province are holding a strike vote today although any job action would be illegal.

The Teachers Union has called for the vote as the McNeil government moves ahead with controversial recommendations from the Glaze report.

Among them, are removing principals and vice-principals from the Teachers Union and disbanding the elected English school boards and replacing them with a provincial advisory council.

Voting begins at 7:00 this morning and runs until 8:00 tonight.

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