Inverness County

Posted at 2:34 pm on November 15, 2017

Wednesday morning at approximately 6:20 AM, the Inverness District RCMP stopped a vehicle on Highway 105. As a result of the traffic stop, a 44 year old man from Caribou Marsh was arrested for drug possession.
The RCMP were able to seize 160 grams of cocaine, along with other drug paraphernalia. The man was released from police custody and is scheduled to appear in Port Hawkesbury Provincial Court in December, on a charge of Possession of Cocaine for the Purpose of Trafficking.

Posted at 12:47 pm on November 14, 2017

Nova Scotia’s annual Christmas Tree gift to Boston will soon be on its way.  A tree cutting ceremony will be held Wednesday in Inverness County.  This year’s tree is

Bob and Marion Campbell of Blues Mills, Inverness County in front of the Christmas tree they will donate to City of Boston.

being donated by Bob and Marion Campbell and their family from Blues Mills.

The tree is given as part of Nova Scotia’s yearly thank you to Boston for the help the city sent to Nova Scotia after the 1917 Halifax Explosion.
Bob Campbell says the family has been considering making an offer of one of their trees for Boston in recent years.  Campbell says they’re pleased to make the gift of the 16 metre white spruce.
A tree cutting ceremony will be held on the Campbell’s property in Blues Mills at 10:30 Wednesday morning.  Among the dignitaries on hand for the tree cutting will be Natural Resources Minister Margaret Miller and Waycobah Chief Rod Googoo as well as local school children.

Posted at 8:46 am on October 31, 2017

Late Sunday evening, Department of Fisheries and Oceans officials received reports of a shark stranded on a beach in the Inverness area. DFO fishery officers went to the site early Monday morning, and discovered that the shark had died overnight in shallow waters.
The carcass measured 7 feet 5 inches, or roughly 2.3 metres in length.
Heather Bowlby is the research lead for sharks at fisheries and oceans. She says the death of this shark is unfortunate because of recent population decline:
The shark has been identified as a Porbeagle shark, a variety of toothed sharks which are common in our waters.
DFO officials say they do not plan to conduct a necropsy or take samples.

Posted at 1:29 pm on October 30, 2017

Nova Scotia’s annual Christmas Tree Gift to Boston is coming from Blues Mills, Inverness County.  Bob and Marion Campbell and their family are donating a 16

Bob and Marion Campbell of Blues Mills, Inverness County in front of the Christmas tree they will donate to City of Boston.

metre, or 53 foot white spruce.  A public cutting ceremony will be held at their property on Wednesday, November 15th.  It’s the first private donation from Cape Breton.  Last year’s tree came from crown land in Ainslie Glen near Waycobah First Nation.

The tree is given as part of the annual thank you to Boston for the help the city sent to Nova Scotia after the 1917 Halifax Explosion

Posted at 1:42 pm on October 11, 2017

The Nature Conservancy of Canada has announced it has protected three habitats on Cape Breton Island totalling 676 acres.
It includes 400 acres near Ottawa Brook, west of Iona, featuring sinkholes, caves and exposed white cliffs characteristic of the gypsum topography.  It is home to many rare and uncommon plants.
There’s another 170 acres of mainly Acadian Forest near Marble Mountain at the Bras d’Or Lakes.
The third site is 106 acres at West Lake Ainslie, near the Black River Bog Nature Reserve.  It has one of the most significant groups of rare plants in the province.

Posted at 8:52 am on September 27, 2017

Another trail is being added to the province’s Blue Route Provincial Cycling Network.  This weekend, the Celtic Shores Coastal Trail in Inverness County will officially be designated as a cycling trail.  To mark the occasion, cyclists will ride the trail on Sunday, starting at Troy Station and Inverness at 9 a.m.  There will be one meet-up point at 10:30  for cyclists interested in a shorter route; at either Michael’s Landing Trailhead near Judique or the  West Mabou Look Off . The ride ends in Port Hood at 12:30.
Adam Barnett of Bicycle Nova Scotia says it’s an amazing section of trail.
Bicycle Nova Scotia’s long-term goal is to have a three thousand kilometre cycling route across the province for its Blue Route.  More than 400 kilometres has been designated so far, a combination of trails and roadways.

Posted at 1:59 pm on September 25, 2017

Inverness County residents will have better access to active transportation options.

Today, Municipal Affairs Minister Derek Mombourquette announced the Municipality of the County of Inverness will receive 25-thousand dollars to develop an active transportation plan. The funding comes from Connect2, the province’s sustainable transportation grant program.

The program seeks to support innovative and locally based solutions to improving connectivity between key community assets such as schools, business areas and recreational facilities

Posted at 6:14 am on September 25, 2017

The RCMP is reporting than an attempted abduction that was reported  in Waycobah did not happen. On Monday September 18th, the RCMP received a call saying there was an attempted abduction of a 14 year old girl.
The RCMP investigated the abduction, with multiple units responding to the scene, including a helicopter. Upon further investigation, police have determined that the abduction did not happen.
The RCMP would like to assure the community that they have no reason to fear any suspects or vehicles as described in this incident.

Posted at 6:12 am on September 25, 2017

A local contractor has submitted the lowest bid for work in Inverness County. The quote, which includes excavation, graveling and drainage work along the Big Harbour Road was submitted by Alva Construction for 590 thousand dollars.
Another contract for ditching, pulverization, culert and gravelling work in Inverness and Victoria County was submitted by Dexter Construction for 1.2 million dollars. Project one is for 5.6 KM of work on the Deepdale Road. The other project is for 5.2 KM of work on the Cabot Trail.

Posted at 6:48 pm on September 18, 2017

Inverness County RCMP are investigating an attempted abduction of a 14-year-old girl on Highway 105 near the Irving Gas Station in Waycobah.    Police say they were notified shortly before 10 this morning.

Police are  asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating the suspects and vehicle.  The car is described as a black, four-door  with some damage to the front bumper.  The back seat of the vehicle is removed, however the rear back rest remains intact.

The suspects were identified as two white males in their 20’s, one had a tattoo on his right cheek below his eye.  No other information is available about the suspects or the vehicle.

The RCMP is asking anyone with information about this incident to contact Inverness RCMP at 902-258-2213, or 1-800-803-RCMP (7267). Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can also contact Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.