The Cape Breton Victoria Regional School Board has cancelled all schools North of Smokey only, today. The board blames bad weather in that part of the Island for the cancellation. Meanwhile, drivers should give themselves extra time this morning. Roads are snow-covered and slippery. There have already been reports of a couple of minor accidents.
An Eskasoni woman who was the subject of a three-month search before being found in the southern U-S is now behind bars. 24 year-old Chrisma Joy Denny is charged with theft, failing to attend court, and two counts of breaching court orders. The offences are said to have occurred in Sydney and Eskasoni between February and September of last year. Denny made a brief court appearance Friday and is scheduled to return to court tomorrow for a bail hearing. Denny was reported missing on September 21st. She was found living in a women’s shelter in Knoxville, Tennessee last month and returned to Cape Breton.
A bail hearing was once again adjourned today for a Sydney man who’s been charged in relation to a stabbing that took place in July. 27 year-old Terrance Milward Campbell is facing charges of assault with a weapon, uttering a threat, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and five counts of breaching court orders. Police say the offences occurred on July 30th in Whitney Pier. Campbell is accused of stabbing a 26-year-old Sydney man who was treated in hospital for his injuries and released. Campbell is now due back in court for a bail hearing on Friday.
The live stage version of an internationally watched Game Show will be coming to Centre 200 in March. The hit interactive stage show The Price Is Right gives eligible audience members the chance to win prizes that may include appliances, vacations or a new car. The show has given away more than 10 million dollars in cash and prizes and sold over 1.2 million tickets in the past nine years. Tickets will go on sale Friday, January 23rd at 10am at the Centre 200 Box Office. The show takes place on Sunday, March 29th at 7:30 pm.
RCMP have determined that no charges will be laid in the bus crash that resulted in the death of a passenger in northern Cape Breton over the summer. On the afternoon of July 13th, RCMP responded to a report of a bus crash that occurred on The Cabot Trail, three kilometres south of Neils Harbour. An extensive investigation was carried out by police and a motor vehicle inspection performed by the Provincial Transportation Department’s Motor Carrier Division. RCMP say they’ve determined that the driver of the bus fell asleep. The bus company and the passengers on the bus have been updated on the outcome of the investigation.