Three people are due in court today after a break and enter in Leitches Creek on the weekend. Police say they got the call from the homeowner at around 8:00 on Friday night. They add three people were later found in the area and arrested. 29-year-old John Paul Bernard from Whycocomagh, 19-year-old Samuel Carter from Sydney and 18 year-old Catherine MacLellan from Sydney all face a charge of break and enter. Bernard is also charged with failing to comply with a court order. The trio is due to enter pleas in court, today.
The funeral for Cape Breton fiddling legend Buddy MacMaster will take place this morning.
MacMaster died on Wednesday night at the age of 89.
Crowds lined up to pay their final respects at his wake over the weekend.
MacMaster’s Funeral mass is due to get underway at 11:00 at St. Andrew’s Church in Judique.
The overflow crowd will be accommodated at the Judique Community Centre across the road.
MacMaster is survived by his wife and two children, and a large extended family.
Prosecutors are looking for a three to five year prison term for an Edmonton man convicted of manslaughter in the death of a Mabou native.
23-year-old Cody Kyle Jensen has admitted to stabbing 22-year-old Kenzie Beaton in January of 2012 at an inn in Jasper, Alberta.
Jensen was convicted in May and his sentencing hearing took place yesterday in Edmonton.
Beaton’s family read several victim impact statements in court, yesterday.
At his trial, the court heard Jensen was awoken by noise from Beaton’s adjoining room just before 4:00 in the morning.
There was an altercation between the two men and Beaton suffered a single, fatal stab wound to his abdomen.
The judge ruled that Jensen had no intent to kill Beaton, but rejected his claim that the killing was self-defence because she believed he used excessive force.
A sentencing decision is scheduled for Monday.
The price of gas went down overnight. Gas fell by 1.4 cents a litre and now goes for a minimum of $1.33.7 in Cape Breton. Diesel went down by 3.2 cents a litre and now costs a minimum of $1.31.
Cape Breton Regional Council learned which streets will be on the list for repaving this year at yesterday’s council meeting.
CBRM Senior Engineer Bruce Hardy told Council that the street that was at the top of the list as the “worst first” will not be getting fixed, this year.
Hardy says Reeves Street in Sydney didn’t make the cut because it has fewer than 10, 000 vehicles a day.
He adds work there will have to wait until next year when the province rolls out funding under the small communities fund.
The municipality has put together a list of seven streets that do meet the criteria for funding this year.
They include sections on Welton Street in Sydney; Main Street in Glace Bay; Main Street in Sydney Mines; the street leading to the Cape Breton Regional Hospital; South Street in Glace Bay; Commercial Street in North Sydney; and Alexandra Street in Sydney.
The CBRM will now submit those streets to the province for consideration under the Building Canada Fund.