Inverness County

Posted at 2:11 pm on May 16, 2016

The Canadian Automobile Association is out with its annual survey of the 10 worst roads in the Atlantic Region, and two of them are in the local area.
Both the local highways that made the list are in Inverness County; Marble Mountain Road is ranked the 5th worst road in the region, while Mabou Mines Road is 10th.
Six of the top 10 worst roads in Atlantic Canada are in Nova Scotia.
CAA Spokesperson Gary Howard says the survey is meant as an open discussion about our highways.
The annual on line survey attracted more than five thousand votes for roads in the four Atlantic Provinces.  This is the fifth year the CAA has conducted the survey.

Posted at 8:50 am on January 29, 2016

A winter storm that’s moving into the region has prompted local school officials to make changes to their schedules today.
Classes are cancelled at the Chignecto-Central Regional School Board.  At the Strait Regional School Board, there will be classes this morning, students will be dismissed for the day at 12 noon.
The snow is expected to start early this afternoon, bringing 10 centimetres of snow during the day and another 20 to 30 centimetres tonight.  It will also be windy, reducing visibility.

Posted at 7:41 am on December 2, 2015

A chartered professional accountant in Margaree is sounding the alarm.  Daniel Paturel is getting calls from his uneasy clients.  He says they are being targeted by some cunning scammers who are trying to steal their money.

Inverness RCMP also warn the public about culprits claiming to be with the RCMP and the Canada Revenue Agency.  They say the scammers are using threatening language, but you should hang up the phone if you suspect suspicious activity.

Posted at 10:42 am on November 30, 2015

Residents of Cape Breton are rolling up their sleeves, offering to help people they’ve never met, who fled for their lives from Syria’s civil war.  Amanda McDougall is the manager of immigration partnerships for Cape Breton University.  MacDougall says the goal is to bring 100 Syrian Refugee families to Cape Breton over the next year.  And MacDougall says the offers of assistance so far have been heart-warming.
Among the groups on Cape Breton that’s looking to sponsor refugee families is Lifeline Syria-Inverness County.
Chair Joe Morris says it’s pleased with fund-raised needed to sponsor a family.
Morris hopes the Inverness County group will be able to sponsor up to three families.

Posted at 10:38 am on September 21, 2015

There was a fatal crash in Inverness County between a motorcycle and an SUV Saturday afternooon.
RCMP say preliminary investigation determined the SUV was stopped on Highway 105 near Waycobah, making a left turn when the motorcycle collided into the back of the vehicle.
Both people on the motorcycle were transported to hospital with injuries.  The driver of the bike, a 65-year-old Margaree Valley man later died from his injuries in hospital.
Police are continuing their investigation

Posted at 9:18 am on August 4, 2015

 Tragedy on the water in Inverness County.
Around 4:30 Sunday afternoon, the RCMP, Emergency Health Services paramedics, fire services personnel and the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre responded to a report that a group of swimmers were stranded by a riptide at a beach in Broad Cove. Local bystanders at the beach rushed into the water and rescued the swimmers.

However, one of the rescuers, a 45-year-old woman from Sydney collapsed onshore. CPR was administered on her until EHS paramedics arrived.  However, the woman was pronounced dead at the scene. Another man was treated at the beach and was transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The death is not being treated as suspicious.

RCMP and the Medical Examiner’s Office are continuing their investigation.

Posted at 7:17 am on July 23, 2015

Inverness District RCMP say one man is dead from a single vehicle crash in Askilton, near Port Hawkesbury.  Police say around 1:30 Wednesday afternoon, officers were called to the scene just off the Barbertown Road.
A preliminary investigation by police indicates that the car collided with a stationary large equipment trailer, lodging the car underneath.  The driver of the car, the lone person in the vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene.  A collision analyst is assisting RCMP with the investigation.