Inverness County


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.


Posted at 1:23 pm on May 28, 2015

The lights at an Inverness County performing arts centre could soon go dark.  The excecutive director of Strathspey Place in Mabou, Tracey MacNeil, says the 488 seat facility is facing serious financial challenges.  MacNeil says it’s the cumulative affect of years of losses and inadequate revenue.  MacNeil say unless it’s financial situation improves, it probably will be forced to close in the next couple of months.
MacNeil says a community meeting  is scheduled for next Thursday, June 4th at 7 p.m. at Strathspey Place to discuss its future.
MacNeil says if it can keep the doors open, the Strathspey Place Association has developed a Strategic Plan that will allow it  to grow.  It touches on six stragetic items with action plans,  including Partnering with the Community,  Financial Stability, Youth Mentorship, Human Resource Capacity, Program Development and Marketing Plan.