Inverness County

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.

Posted at 10:40 am on September 12, 2017

There was a drug seizure and multiple arrests on Saturday afternoon as a result of a police checkpoint in Mabou. At 5:30 Friday, a small quantity of cocaine was seized from a 36-year-old man and a 27-year-old woman, both of Mabou. They were arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance.
A 34 year old male from Shubenacadie was also arrested and charged for possession of marijuana and cocaine for the purpose of trafficking, where a quantity of cocaine, marihuana, cash and drug paraphernalia was seized from a vehicle.
Finally, a 54-year-old man of Mabou was arrested for driving while impaired. All will appear in Port Hawkesbury Provincial Court at the end of October.

Posted at 3:17 pm on August 11, 2017

A routine traffic stop by police in Inverness County has led to charges and the seizure of opioids.  RCMP say just after 4 p.m. on Wednesday, police stopped a car in Judique North and found a quantity of Oxycodone inside the vehicle.  Police arrested a 48-year-old man from Ontario and a 76-year-old man from Inverness.
Both men are facing charges of Possession of Oxycodone for the Purpose of Trafficking.
Both men were released from custody and will appear in Port Hawkesbury Provincial Court on September 25th.

Posted at 1:41 pm on August 9, 2017

 Many halls on Cape Breton Island will be receiving upgrades as a result of government funding announced today. The Province is putting $900,000 towards community halls and other public spaces, including buildings in Victoria, Richmond and Inverness Counties.
In Richmond County, Rocky Bay Irish Club, Louisdale Irish Club and Friends of Notre Dame de l’Assomption will split $78,000  for various upgrades. St. Mary’s Parish Hall, Société Saint-Pierre, Société Mi-Careme, Friends of Whale Watching Cape Breton and the Broad Cove Scottish Concert in Inverness County are receiving $143,000 while St. Andrew’s Church in Victoria County will get $25,000.
The program will fund up to 75 per cent of actual project costs, to a maximum of $50,000 for non-profit groups to improve existing facilities and public spaces.

Posted at 9:48 am on July 28, 2017

RCMP in Inverness County have been busy in the past week, arresting three people for drug related offenses. On July 21, the RCMP conducted a traffic stop on Highway 19 and seized Hydromorphone. The 25-year-old male driver of the vehicle was arrested and is facing charges of Possession of Hydromorphone for the Purpose of Trafficking. He will appear in provincial court in September
A few days later on the 24th, the RCMP searched a Port Hawkesbury home and seized Oxycodone, marijuana and other drug paraphernalia. A 54 year old male and 53 year old woman were arrested and are both facing drug related charges. Both were released and will appear in Provincial Court at a later date.

Posted at 9:14 am on July 21, 2017

The Creignish Youth, Adult and Seniors Wellness Club has received $36,000 for improvements to their ballfield, tennis court and playground. Work includes improvements to fencing, drainage and resurfacing of playing areas.
MLA for Inverness, Allan MacMaster says he is pleased to see upgrades to these well used spaces within the area. The ball field in particular is a local hotspot for residents:
MacMaster says this links in well with the Trans-Canada Trail, which is located right below the ball field. MacMaster hopes that the upgrades will be done by the end of the summer months.

Posted at 12:43 pm on July 20, 2017

A former Inverness County educator and provincial politician has died. John Archie MacKenzie of Belle Cote, who represented Inverness North in the Legislature for 14 years beginning in 1970 was 82.  MacKenzie also taught for 26 years.
MacKenzie was also an avid volunteer in his area, serving on several boards, including the Margaree Co-op, Margaree Credit Union, Sacred Heart Hospital, Cheticamp Arena, Central Inverness Palliative Care, and Cancer Care Nova Scotia.  He was also a past member of the Margaree Fire Department.

Posted at 8:23 am on July 19, 2017

 The province’s new Pre-Primary Program has unveiled 43 locations across the province for classes this fall. This includes 8 schools within the Strait Regional School Board, and one within the town of New Glasgow. The program will also be offered at Ecole Beau-Port in Arichat.
Bayview, Cape Breton Highlands, Chedabucto, East Antigonish, Fanning, Felix Marchand, Inverness and St. Mary’s school’s will offer this new, free pre-primary for four-year-olds.   In Pictou County, New Glasgow Academy has been selected.
Sites were selected based on greatest need, which included if there are few to no current regulated child care options, and if space is available within schools. The province will continue to add pre-primary classes across the province over the next four years

Posted at 6:16 am on July 12, 2017

RCMP in Antigonish and Inverness Counties are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing boater.  Police say 32-year-old Jason William MacGrath left the Cape

Jason MacGrath

George area of Antigonish County around noon on Sunday in a kayak.  The kayak was found around 5:30 Tuesday night on the Western shore of Inverness County near Gillis Pond in Judique Interval.

 RCMP have been searching for MacGrath with the help of the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre, Pictou and Strait Ground Search and Rescue as well as RCMP Dog Services and a Helicopter.  An extensive ground search has been underway since 8 Tuesday night in the Judique Interval area.
Jason MacGrath is described as a white male, with light brown hair and hazel eyes. He is five foot 8 and 155 pounds. He was wearing a a black t-shirt and beige shorts.   Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact the Antigonish RCMP at (902) 863-6500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.
Police are continuing their investigation.

Posted at 10:22 am on July 7, 2017

A body of a farmer in Inverness county who was reported missing on Tuesday has been found. Just prior to 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Inverness District RCMP responded to a call of an overdue person.
A 70-year-old man from Long Point had been on his working on his farm and failed to return home at end of day. As a result, an extensive search of the 400+ acre farm was conducted.

Early Thursday morning the remains of the 70-year-old man were located on the property. The investigation is continuing.