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.
Two people charged in connection with the beating of a homeless man in North Sydney are due back in court today for bail hearing.
22-year-old Cory Patrick Richard Blinkhorn from North Sydney faces counts of attempted murder, aggravated assault, wearing a disguise in committing an offence and impersonating a police officer.
A 16-year-old North Sydney girl, who can’t be named because of her age, is charged with aggravated assault, wearing a disguise in committing an offence and two counts of breaching court orders.
Regional Police have charged six people after 48 year-old Shawn Curtis Jack was found seriously injured in a North Sydney parking lot last month.
He remains in a Halifax hospital.
Regional Police are still investigating after a stabbing in Glace Bay, late yesterday morning.
A 44-year old Glace Bay man was sent to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, while a Glace Bay man in his 30s was arrested.
Police got the call to 211 Seaview Street, shortly before noon.
They add both men are known to each other and the suspect lives at the home where the incident took place.
Police were still on the scene late yesterday afternoon.
Inverness County RCMP have released the name of the man who died after a bicycle crash in Waycobah on the weekend.
Police say it appears David Joseph Paul from Waycobah lost control of his bicycle and fell on the pavement.
They add he was not wearing a helmet.
The accident happened on Reservation Road just before midnight on Saturday.
Paul was originally from Eskasoni.