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Another Delay With Marine Atlantic's New Ferry

Marine Atlantic says there’s been another delay in getting it’s newest ferry into service.

The Ala'suinu was orginally scheduled to begin its North Sydney-Argentia run on June 14th but that was pushed to June 26th because of a problem with the ferry’s lubrication system.

The Crown Corporation says work to fix the problem has taken longer than expected and the Ala'suinu’s first crossing of the season now won’t take place until July 3rd.

It says customers scheduled on the Argentia service will be re-routed to the North Sydney/Port aux Basques run.

Marine Atlantic says it will be adding extra crossings on that run and adjusting the sailing schedule.

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Prime Minister In Cape Breton, Today

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is in Cape Breton today after making a stop on the mainland, yesterday.

The Prime Minister’s Office says Trudeau will participate in a trail walk and storytelling session at 10:40 this morning to mark National Indigenous Peoples Day.

He’ll be joined at the event by Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, Gary Anandasangaree.

At 12:30 this afternoon Trudeau is scheduled to make an announcement related to what the PMO calls historic claims and better education for Indigenous Peoples.

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Sydney & Ingonish Break Daily Record Highs, Again

Sydney and Ingonish broke daily high temperature records for the second day in a row, yesterday.

The high temperature at the McCurdy Sydney Airport yesterday was 31.3 Celsius.

The previous record high temperature for that date was 29.9 in 2001.

The temperature at Ingonish Beach climbed to 32.1, yesterday.

That’s a degree higher than the former record high of 31.1 in 2016.

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Gas & Diesel Up

As predicted, the price of gas and diesel went up, overnight.

Gas increased by 3.4 cents a litre and gas now goes for a minimum of $1.74.1 in Cape Breton.

Diesel went up by 5.5 cents.

The minimum price for a litre of diesel on the Island is now $1.80.6.

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Sydney & Ingonish Break Daily High Temperature Records

Sydney and Ingonish broke daily high temperature records yesterday with a Heat Warning still in effect for Cape Breton.

The high at the McCurdy Sydney Airport yesterday was 33.1 Celsius.

The previous record high for that date was 31.1 Celsius in 1949.

The temperature in Ingonish Beach rose to 34.5 Celsius, yesterday.

The old record high for that date was 32.5 Celsius in 2020.

Meanwhile, Environment Canada says the period of very warm and humid weather will continue through the day today for Cape Breton.

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