Inverness County

Posted at 2:02 pm on May 17, 2017

According to a release sent out by the Department of Natural Resources, two bear cubs found orphaned in Inverness county are safe, for now. DNR says in an email, that one cub has bee placed at Two Rivers Wildlife Park in Mira, which is already housing an orphaned cub. The other is being moved from the DNR office in Whycocomagh to the Shubenacadie Wildlife Park, which has experience housing and helping bears.
Inverness PC Candidate Allan MacMaster brought attention to social media after he heard that the mother of the cubs died after being electrocuted when climbing a pole. He worries about DNR bear handling policies moving forward however:
MacMaster calls this solution a ‘band-aid’ and he hopes that a permanent solution can be found so bears and their cubs aren’t euthanized.

Posted at 7:18 am on May 8, 2017

A routine traffic stop Wednesday on Route 19 has led to The District RCMP Street Crime Enforcement Unit of Inverness arresting two men after seizing over 400 grams of cocaine, marijuana and cash.

28 year old Brennan Watts and 24 year old Neil MacDonald, both from the port hood area, have been charged with three counts each of trafficking marijuana and three counts of Possession of Cannabis Marijuana and Cocaine for the Purpose of Trafficking.

Both men were held overnight and appeared in Port Hawkesbury Provincial Court yesterday.
RCMP say the investigation is ongoing.

Posted at 10:20 am on May 4, 2017

RCMP have charged a motorist in Inverness County for excessive speeding, or stunting.
At around 9:45 Wednesday morning, RCMP clocked a car on Highway 4 in Port Hastings at 122 km/h in a 70 km/hr zone.  That’s 52 km/h over the posted speed limit.

In addition to the stunting charge, the 22-year-old male driver’s license was suspended for 7 days and his vehicle was seized. The fine for stunting in Nova Scotia is $2,422.50.

Posted at 6:22 am on April 26, 2017

At 10:00 Tuesday morning, the RCMP Eastern Traffic Services observed a truck travelling above the posted speed limit on Highway 4 in Port Hastings. The vehicle was clocked at 125 km/h in a 70 km/h zone and further clocked at 110 km/h in a 50 km/h zone.

The driver was charged for Stunting under the Provincial Motor Vehicle Act. In addition, his license was suspended for 7 days and his vehicle was seized. The fine for stunting in Nova Scotia is $2,422.50.

Posted at 8:50 am on April 11, 2017

A Cape Breton Alternative Rock band is hoping for a clean sweep when they head to the ECMA’s in St. John. The Town Heroes head to New Brunswick nominated for two awards, including Video of the Year and Group Recording of the year.
Lead singer and guitar player, Mike Ryan says the nominations and wins are always a treat, but seeing people enjoy their music is the icing on the cake:
Ryan says the group has finished recording the tracks for a new cd and are in the mixing and editing stages now. They hope to realease the album this coming Fall

Posted at 2:20 pm on March 15, 2017

A family farm operation based out of Debert has won a major award. St. Joseph’s native Lauchie MacEachern and his wife Jolene, originally from Inverness County were finalists for the Atlantic Outstanding Young Farmers, an award they won this past weekend in Moncton. The family operates on 350 acres of cropland and run a 100 head purebred Holstein operation just outside Truro.

Lauchie and Jolene MacEachern bought the farm four years ago  with their three young children. Lauchie says operating a farm with his family is a very rewarding experience, especially while getting to watch his young family grow:


Being winners of the award means that Lauchie and Jolene will be heading to Penticton, British Colombia in November to attend a national event for young farmers. Jolene says she would like to thank the organizers of the Atlantic awards for their hard work in recognizing outstanding, young farmers.

Posted at 10:47 am on January 26, 2017

Inverness District RCMP’s Street Crime Enforcement Unit has made a number of drug seizures so far this monthOn January 11th, officers stopped two cars on Embree Island Road for a traffic infraction. Police searched both vehicles and officers discovered quantities of cocaine, oxycodone, and marijuana. Two men were arrested and charged with drug offences.

On January 16th, RCMP searched a home on Marble Mountain Road and seized marijuana and cash.  One person was charged.

On January 17th, during a traffic stop for a cell phone infraction officers seized a quantity of oxycodone pills. Charges have been laid against one person.

Another traffic stop on Reeves Street on January 18 led police to lay charges against two men for drug-related offences. Cash, oxycodone, and marijuana were seized.  RCMP officers later searched a home, where more oxycodone pills, a quantity of cocaine, and marijuana were seized. Charges are pending against a third individual

Posted at 9:16 am on December 9, 2016

 The Gaelic language will be celebrated in Inverness County this weekend, centuries after efforts to suppress it.
The Glendale and Area Gaelic and Historical Society is planning an evening that includes storytelling and music on Saturday.  The choosing of Saturday is significant.  On that date, December 10th,  400 years ago, legislation was passed in Scotland banning the use of the Gaelic language.
Society President Jeff MacDonald says  the evening, to be held at the St. Mary’s Parish Hall in Glendale, begins at 6 with a family event.
The family event continues until 8:30.  That will be followed by adult-only event at 9 with more music, square sets and storytelling.
Admission is by donation at the door.  Donations will also be accepted for the meal.

Posted at 9:14 am on November 9, 2016

There’s very little change in the result for the District 6 election in Inverness County.
A recount was held Monday  and there was one less vote for candidate Dwayne MacDonald.
So the final result is John Dowling with 581 votes, and 542 for MacDonald.
Dowling was officially sworn in as councillor for the area Tuesday night.
District Five Councillor Betty Ann MacQuarrie was chosen as the municipality’s new warden.
Listen for more local stories from News Director Ken Kingston from 6 a.m. to 12 noon and Bill MacCuish from 1 to 6 p.m. weekdays on 989XFM.

Posted at 12:50 pm on November 1, 2016

Inverness MLA Allan Mac Master has tabled a petition for people who want the Crowdis Bridge replaced at Valley Mills.  He says people are very concerned and unhappy about travelling about 16km for a detour.  He says due to the high number of signatures on the petition, it’s clear that people want changes as soon as possible.
The bridge was struck and damaged by a motor vehicle last May.