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Posted at 4:15 pm on January 26, 2015

Antigonish RCMP were busy over the weekend.  Six impaired drivers were arrested.  Most arrests occurred in the town due to alcohol impairment.  One male was arrested in the county for driving while impaired by drugs.  Three  7 day driving suspensions were issued.

Posted at 4:06 pm on January 26, 2015

Januar 26, 2015      Flu Health    BM
A local registered nurse say you can help prevent the spread of the flu and flu like symptoms.  Annette Fougere is also an administrator at the St. Anne Centre Nursing Home in Arichat, where visitor restrictions are lifted following an outbreak of the flu.  She says taking extra precautions can make life easier for you and residents at health care facilities.

Fougere says you should also check with a facility in advance to see if any visitor restrictions are in place.

Posted at 4:02 pm on January 26, 2015

Richmond County RCMP say four suspects have been arrested in connection with a stabbing in Louisdale.   A 21 year old man was stabbed several times at his residence Friday night.  He remains in hospital in serious but stable condition.  The suspects are between the ages of 17 and 21.  Charges include attempted murder and robbery.  The suspects are behind bars until they appear in court at a later date.

Posted at 3:25 pm on January 26, 2015

Pictou County RCMP say they seized drugs and illegal tobacco during a routine traffic stop.   Police say an Ontario motorist driving a half ton truck was speeding.  The vehicle was pulled over on Highway 104 in Salt Springs. The 54 year old man was allegedly hauling nearly four thousand contraband cigarettes and more than a kilogram of cannabis marijuana.  The suspect will appear in court in late April.

Posted at 1:09 pm on January 26, 2015

St. FX students will be talking about Mental Health and Wellness this week.  It’s Mental Health Awareness Week on campus.  A student society, X Mental Health Connection has organized a number of activities during the week.  There’s a Rally and Vigil in support of those who live with Mental Illness and to remember those who have passed on.  The Rally begins at the Bloomfield Centre at 6 Monday night.  The president of X Mental Health Connection, Erin Orr, says the week will examine a number of issues.
Tomorrow, there’s community health booths during the day at the Bloomfield Centre, and discussions about Mental Illness Tuesday  night called X-Talks.  There’s also a discussion Wednesday about ADHD, a dog den, Yoga and Zumba, and on Thursday a Laughter Playshop.

Posted at 10:42 am on January 26, 2015

Richmond County RCMP say a 21 year old Louisdale resident was stabbed several times and remains in hospital in serious conditions.  RCMP say four males between the ages of 17 and 21 are responsible.  The incident occurred late Friday night.  Police arrested 18 year old Richard David Polchies and a 17 year old, both from Potlotek.  They have been charged with attempted murder.  Police say the victim and suspects are all known to each other and this was not a random attack.  RCMP are still gathering evidence.  If you have information, contact the RCMP or Crime Stoppers.

Posted at 10:23 am on January 26, 2015

The Canadian Red Cross in this region is reminding you to be prepared.  Residents from Pictou County to Cape Breton could get 25-30 cm of snow.  Spokesperson Dan Bedell says a forecast like that should encourage families to be prepared.  Bedell says non perishable food items, candles and water should be plentiful in your home.  And it’s better to be safe than sorry so Bedell says have a “grab and go kit“ ready.
Bedell says they are on stand-by as a major storm approaches.   He says the Red Cross can’t operate without its volunteers.  He adds if you’re interested in helping, please contact the office in Antigonish.

Posted at 9:54 am on January 26, 2015

Cheticamp RCMP are asking you to keep your guard up– especially when it comes to strangers calling you on the telephone.   Staff Sgt. Al Affleck says someone’s calling local residents, telling them about problems with their computer.  The culprit says the repairs can be done, and payed for by credit card.  Affleck says the culprit is cunning and creative, and doesn’t give up easily.  He knows from personal experience.

Affleck says call the authorities or Phone Busters if you’ve been targeted.

Posted at 9:52 am on January 26, 2015

The X-men football coach says he’s proud of former player Henoc Muamba.  Gary Waterman says watching Muamba play in the AFC Championship game was a surreal experience.  But Waterman says he’s not surprised because Muamba is extremely talented hard worker.  Waterman is looking forward to hearing Muamba’s take on the game.

Muamba and the Indianappolis Colts lost to New England in the AFC Championship.  Muamba says it’s disappointing, but it was an amazing experience to be on the field with some of the best football players in the world.

Posted at 9:18 am on January 26, 2015

X-Women track & field sprinter/jumper Bridget Brennan is the St. FX female athlete of the week.  She finished 7th overall and 4th amongst CIS jumpers in the long jump at the Mc Gill meet with a personal best 5.41m, ranking her 2nd in the AUS and 14th in the country. Brennan also ran a personal best in the 300m race at 42.05 and was 25th overall. Zack MacQueen of the X-men hockey team is the male athlete of the week.  He had five points in two X-Men victories this week.