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Tweedie Guilty On All Three Counts In Talia Forrest Death

32 year-old Colin Hugh Tweedie has been found guilty on all three counts against him in the hit-and-run death of 10 year old Talia Forrest.

Justice Kevin Coady found Tweedie guilty of dangerous driving causing death, impaired driving causing death and leaving the scene of an accident in delivering his verdict this morning.

Tweedie was acquitted on those charges two years ago, but the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal overturned the decision and ordered a new trial.

Forrest died after being hit by a vehicle while riding her bicycle along Black Rock Road in Black Rock in July of 2019.

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Final Day Of CBU Spring Convocation

Today is the third and final day of Cape Breton University’s spring convocation.

The fifth convocation ceremony this week is scheduled to get underway at 10:00 this morning.

There were also ceremonies at 10:00 in the morning and 2:00 in the afternoon on Wednesday and Thursday.

CBU says this year’s graduating class is its biggest ever.

President David Dingwall says students from 80 different countries are graduating, this week.

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Gas & Diesel Down, Again

As predicted, the price of gas went down, overnight.

Gas fell by 3.8 cents a litre and gas now goes for a minimum of $1.77.5 in Cape Breton.

Diesel edged down by 1.3 cents a litre.

The minimum price for a litre of diesel on the Island is now $1.76.1.

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Clarke Announces Mayoral Run

Former Cape Breton Regional Mayor Cecil Clarke is running for mayor again.

Clarke made the announcement at the Horizon Achievement Centre in Sydney this afternoon.

Today’s event comes two weeks after Mayor Amanda McDougall-Merrill announced she’s not re-offering for a second term.

Clarke served two terms as mayor before losing to McDougall-Merrill in the 2020 election. 

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Charges Laid After Child Injured In Wagmatcook

A 47-year-old man has been charged after a child was hit with a truck in Wagmatcook earlier this week.

RCMP say they got a call to Pierro Lane in Wagmatcook shortly before 6:30 on Tuesday evening.

They say a girl under 10-years-old was hit while playing on the side of the road when the driver of a truck fell asleep and the vehicle veered across the road.

The girl was sent to hospital with serious injuries.

Police say the driver was not hurt and has been charged with Failing to Drive or Operate a Motor Vehicle in a Careful and Prudent Manner under the Motor Vehicle Act.

They say alcohol and speed are not believed to have been factors in the case.

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