Regional Police say a Sydney man wanted for attempted murder has been arrested. Ryan Michael Tubrett had been at large since a warrant was put out for his arrest in January. Tubrett is accused of shooting another man in the arm in Whitney Pier. The man suffered non-life threatening injuries. Police say Tubrett was arrested at a home on George Street in Sydney at about 3:00 yesterday afternoon, along with a 28 year-old Sydney man who’s been charged with Obstruction of Justice. The other man was also wanted for breaching court orders.
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Not much change is expected in the price of gas this week. A drop of less than a cent a litre is possible. Meanwhile, the price of gas in New Brunswick went down slightly by a tenth of a cent a litre last night. Diesel there edged down by two-tenths of a cent. The minimum price for a litre of gas in Cape Breton is now 86.8 cents. Diesel now goes for a minimum of 79.5 cents a litre on the Island.
Health officials are reporting another COVID-19 death in the province. They say the person who died was a man in his 70’s in the Central Zone. The man had underlying medical conditions and was not living in a long-term care home. Officials say no new cases of the virus were found yesterday.
The province is reporting one new case of COVID-19. It is in the Eastern Zone, which includes Cape Breton, bringing the region’s number of cases up to 52. There are five active cases in the province, two workers and three people living at the Northwood home in Halifax. There are 60 deaths and 993 recoveries. Three people are in hospital, one in intensive care.
Day cares in the province will be allowed to open on June 15th. The province was aiming to let day cares re-open earlier but health officials say the industry didn’t give enough detail on their plans for re-opening. The province says childcare centres will open at a minimum 50 per cent capacity, while family daycare homes will be able to open at full capacity. The province says its health guidelines for day cares were developed with input from pediatrics at the IWK and feedback from about 2,500 people.