Cape Breton Regional Police say that a third person is facing charges in the beating of a man who was left with serious head injuries. The 16 year-old girl from North Sydney is being charged with aggravated assault, wearing a disguise, and two breaches, and is scheduled to appear in court this afternoon. Two others have also been charged in the case. 25-year-old Kyle William Nichol is charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault and wearing a disguise with intent to commit an offence. A 22-year-old woman from Boularderie was charged yesterday with aggravated assault and wearing a disguise with intent to commit an offence. The victim was found on Monday night outside a grocery store on King Street in North Sydney suffering from head injuries. Police say the man remains in a Halifax hospital in serious condition.
Analysts got it wrong when it came to predicting which way gas prices would go, this week.
The price of gas actually went down slightly by .7 cents a litre, overnight.
The current minimum price for a litre of regular gas in Cape Breton is $1.41.8.
The price of diesel remains unchanged at $1.37.7 cents a litre.
A Louisbourg man is dead after a two-vehicle crash at the Morrison Road intersection of the Louisbourg Highway, yesterday evening.
Cape Breton Regional Police say the elderly man who was the lone occupant in a Mazada Portege died at the scene.
A man and a woman in a black Kia SUV were taken by ambulance to the Cape Breton Regional Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Police say they’re between 30 and 40 years old.
The accident occurred at around 5:30 and is still under investigation.
The name of the man killed in the crash has not been released.
Cape Breton Regional Council is holding an emergency meeting this morning on the impending shutdown of the railway on the Island.
Parent company Genesee and Wyoming confirmed earlier this month that it plans to abandon the line from just outside Port Hawkesbury to Sydney because it’s unprofitable.
Regional Mayor Cecil Clarke says the line is a key piece of infrastructure for local business, and is crucial for developing the port of Sydney.
He adds the purpose of today’s meeting is to hold a non-partisan discussion to address the shutdown and its economic fallout.
Transportation Minister Geoff MacLellan will speak at today’s meeting as well as provincial bureaucrats from D-|O-T and the Department of Economic and Rural Development.
Denis Lanoe with Kopol International will speak on behalf of Cape Breton users of the line.
The Island’s two Liberal MP’s, Rodger Cuzner and Mark Eyking have also been invited to today’s meeting.
It gets underway at 9:30 this morning in Council Chambers in Sydney.
The Knights of Columbus Hall in Sydney Mines was destroyed by fire, last night.
Regional deputy fire chief Brent Denny says the blaze on View Street was reported at 8:14.
The cause of the fire is unknown and there are no reports of injuries.
The Sydney Mines, North Sydney and Florence fire departments were all on the scene to fight the blaze.
The chief of the Sydney Mines Fire Department, Paul MacCormack, says they had to return to the scene this morning to put out hot spots.
The Fire Marshall’s office is investigating.
A KOC member says the building was insured.