Regional Police have made an arrest in the murder of Harold “Buster” Slaunwhite. Police have charged 49-year-old Raymond Glenn Farrow from Glace Bay with 1st Degree Murder in the case. Police arrested Farrow at a Glace Bay home, yesterday. 82 year-old Slaunwhite was found murdered in his Dominion home, more than 10 ten years ago. Regional Police say the RCMP’s Major Crimes Unit has been working with them on the investigation since 2014. Last year, police set up a special phone line where people could share any tips they might have on the case. The murder was also part of the province’s Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program. The program offers up to $150,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for major unsolved crimes.
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Nova Scotia black rights activist Viola Desmond will be the first Canadian woman to appear on the face of a banknote. Desmond’s sister, Wanda Robson from North Sydney was in Ottawa for this morning’s announcement. Desmond was chosen from a short list of five finalists. Her face will be on a series of 10 dollar bills released in 2018. She became an activist after being arrested for sitting in the white’s only section of a New Glasgow movie theatre in 1946.
The Cape Breton Victoria- Regional School Board has postponed tomorrow’s Professional Learning Day for teachers because of their union’s work-to-rule job action.
It adds that means classes will be held for all students tomorrow.
It goes on to say tomorrow’s postponement means the day of cycle will be whatever day was missed on Monday.
The province closed all schools to students on Monday over what it says were safety concerns.
We don’t yet have gas price predictions, this week. However, the price of gas in New Brunswick went up by 4.7 cents a litre, last night. Diesel there jumped by 4.2 cents. The minimum price for a litre of regular gas in Cape Breton is now $1.06.3 cents. Diesel now costs a minimum of $1.04.6 cents a litre on the Island.
The trial is due to start today for a 30 year-old man charged with unlawful confinement after an incident in Richmond County.Justin Daniel MacLeod pleaded not guilty to the charge and not guilty to a breach of conditions in June. RCMP say MacLeod met a woman at a party in April and offered her a ride home. However, they add instead he brought her to a secluded area of Richmond County and locked her in his family cabin. Police go on to say the woman escaped after MacLeod left. Regional Police arrested MacLeod the next day. He’s been released on strict conditions and to await today’s trial.