An Eskasoni man has been charged with second degree murder after a fatal single-vehicle crash in that community yesterday.
RCMP say 24 year-old MacKenzie Daniel Poulette was driving the vehicle.
He’s also facing a host of other charges, including criminal negligence causing death, two counts each of criminal negligence causing bodily harm, and a number of impaired driving offences.
Police say they found a vehicle in the ditch off Route 216 in Eskasoni early yesterday morning.
A 24 year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene and the driver of the vehicle and two passengers were taken to hospital with serious injuries.
Poulette remains in custody.
Police say their investigation continues.
The province is renewing its COVID-19 State of Emergency as it reports another 9 cases today.
All 9 are in the Central Zone.
1 new case was found at Bedford South School that’s being closed down until at least Thursday of next week.
The renewed State of Emergency takes effect on Sunday and runs until December 13th unless the government ends or extends it.
There’s now a total of 119 confirmed active cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia.
No one in the province is in hospital with the virus and Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Robert Strang says there are no cases in any long-term care homes.
Health Authority labs did 3,109 Nova Scotia tests yesterday.
1,142 tests were done yesterday at a rapid testing site in downtown Halifax where four people tested positive.
Organizers have cancelled the Glace Bay Santa Claus parade because of the growing number of COVID-19 case in the province.
The Regional Municipality has cancelled mobile parades this year over COVID safety concerns.
But organizers in Glace Bay had planned a drive-by parade.
That would have seen parade floats parked in one spot and families driving past to view them.
But the organizers say they feel they couldn’t ensure people’s safety even with a drive by parade.
The founder of the Eyking Farms family business in Millville has been named as a member of the Order of Canada today.
John S. Eyking established the business when he bought his own farm after emigrating from the Netherlands in 1963.
He’s getting the honour for what’s described as his personal and professional dedication to the Cape Breton community, particularly within the agriculture industry.
Eyking is one of 114 new appointments announced to the order today.
His appointment will formally be recognized at a ceremony to be held at a future date.
The price of gas went up by more than predicted, overnight.
Gas jumped by 3 cents a litre and now goes for a minimum of 96.6 cents in Cape Breton.
Diesel went up by 3.4 cents and now cost a minimum of 96.5 cents a litre on the Island.