A 25-year-old New Brunswick man has been air-lifted to Halifax with life-threatening injuries after reportedly jumping from a moving vehicle at the Ben Eoin Beach Campground earlier today. Cape Breton Regional Police say they were called to the scene at around 11 am. The victim was taken to the Cape Breton Regional Hospital and later transported to Halifax for further treatment. Officers are currently investigating the incident in conjunction with the Forensic Identification Unit. We’ll have more details as they become available.
The new chief administrative officer for the Cape Breton Regional Municipality is expected to be revealed, today.
The committee overseeing the hiring process is due to submit its report during a special meeting of council at 10:30, this morning.
The CBRM paid Toronto-based Organization Consulting Ltd. 40-thousand dollars to interview potential candidates and narrow down a short list.
Marie Walsh has served as interim CAO since January of last year and said she was interested in doing the job on a fulltime basis.
However, she recently revealed she had been passed over for the position.
According to the job description, the CBRM was looking for a “forward-thinker” able to work closely with the workforce and with council, business and community groups.
The current salary for the CAO is nearly 147-thousand dollars a year
A 14-year-old boy is still in hospital and two other teens are facing charges after an assault in New Waterford, last week.
Theresa Sudworth from New Waterford says her son Alexander has bruising on his brain, a skull fracture and possibly a fractured eardrum after he was attacked on Wednesday night.
She adds he was walking down Eighth Street with a group of girls between 9:00 and 10:00 when someone called out to the group.
Sudworth says they accused the teens of saying something to them and dared them to do it again.
She says although no one in the group said anything in the first place, someone jumped a fence and started attacking her son with a baton.
Sudworth goes on to say another boy joined the attack and the two suspects then got into a passing car.
18 year-old Dakota Charles Williams from Scotchtown is facing charges of aggravated assault, possession of a prohibited weapon and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose in relation to the attack.
He’s currently on remand and is due in court tomorrow for a bail hearing.
A 17-year old boy from New Waterford who can’t be named because of his age has been charged with aggravated assault and has been released on conditions.
Meanwhile, Sudworth says her son continues to recover from his injuries at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital.
A bail hearing will be held today for a man charged in connection with a brutal assault on a homeless man in North Sydney.
47-year-old Gordon William Bobbitt faces a count of obstruction of justice in the case.
Six people have been charged in the beating of 48-year-old Shawn Curtis Jack, who was found in a North Sydney parking lot on July 14th.
Jack remains in a Halifax hospital, where he’s being treated for serious injuries.
A family in Long Point, Inverness County is warning other pet owners in the area after their dog died, following a coyote attack.
They say their 13-year yellow lab was attacked by a coyote next to their home at around 10:00 on Saturday night.
They add the dog died from its injuries, last night.
They say the coyote was heard the night before and didn’t appear to be afraid when they tried to scare it off.
The incident has been reported to the provincial Department of Natural Resources.