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Municipality Looking Into Support To Help People Cope With Heat

Regional Mayor Amanda McDougall says the municipality’s Emergency Management Office has been working to prepare support for people trying to escape the heat, as a heat warning remains in effect across the province.

McDougall says cooling spaces will be opened where they’re needed and EMO has a list of spaces drawn up that meet its requirements.

Meanwhile, the Town House in Glace Bay says it’s opening its basement as a cooling centre from 11:00 this morning to 4:00 this afternoon.

MacDougall says other spaces are also available, such as libraries, where access is free.

She goes on to say the community homeless shelter has a severe weather space offering safe shelter to those who need support.

The municipality is working to try to find other safe spaces for cooling.

Its 311 line is open 24/7 and people are being encouraged to call and report any problems or concerns they have during the heat.  

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Gas, Diesel Down

It's a bit cheaper to buy gas today. 

Gas went down by 9 cents overnight and is now selling for a minimum of $1.75.2 per litre in Cape Breton.

Diesel dropped by 6.1 cents per litre and now goes for a minimum of $1.81.3 on the island.

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Mira Gut Bridge Opening

The new Mira Gut Bridge is officially opening today.

Cape Breton East MLA and Cabinet Minister Brian Comer will be on hand for the event, along with Regional Mayor Amanda McDougall and Cape Breton-Canso MP Mike Kelloway.

The old bridge was torn down for safety reasons five years ago, causing drivers in the area to have to take long detours.

Traffic started moving over the new bridge last weekend.  

The official opening ceremony will take place on the Hornes Road side of the bridge at 1:00 this afternoon.

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Gas Unchanged, Diesel Up

The price of gas remained unchanged, overnight.

Gas still goes for a minimum of $1.84.2 in Cape Breton.

Meanwhile, the price of diesel went up by 4.4 cents a litre.

Diesel now costs a minimum of $1.87.4 on the Island.

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COVID-19 Vaccine Bookings Now Open For Children Under Five

Bookings are now open in the province for COVID-19 vaccines for children between six months and four years old.

Children will need two shots of the Moderna vaccine or three if they’re severely immunocompromised.

Moderna’s vaccine is the only one approved for children in that age group in Canada.

The doses will need to be at least eight weeks apart.

Children will be considered fully vaccinated 14 days after their last dose.

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