Inverness County

Posted at 2:34 pm on September 16, 2016

RCMP is investigating a fatal two-vehicle collision that occurred on Highway 105 in Melford, Inverness County.

Police says preliminary investigation has concluded that a truck pulling a camper trailer collided with an SUV. The truck was travelling towards Port Hawkesbury while the SUV was travelling towards Sydney. The female driver and sole occupant of the SUV died. Two men in the truck sustained what is believed to be non life-threatening injuries and were transported to hospital.

An RCMP Traffic Analyst is attending the scene. Highway 105 is closed between Exits 2 and 3, and is expected to remain closed until late this afternoon.

Posted at 7:17 am on September 7, 2016

A number of local municipalities are receiving funding for infrastructure projects from the federal government through revenue from gasoline taxes.
More than 27 million dollars is being provided to the province, the first of two installments this year that will total in excess of 55 million dollars.
Local municipalities receiving funding include the Town and County of Antigonish, the Town and County of Pictou, District of Guysborough, Inverness County, Mulgrave, New Glasgow, Port Hawkesbury, Richmond County, District of St. Mary’s, Stellarton, Trenton and Westville.
Funding for local municipal units varied from a low of 54-thousand dollars for Mulgrave to a high of just over one million for the Pictou County municipality.
Here’s a list of funding to all Nova Scotia Municipalities including local units:



Annapolis Royal




Antigonish (Rural Municipality)


Antigonish (Town)










Cape Breton






Clark’s Harbour






Digby (Rural Municipality)


Digby (Town)


East Hants














Lunenburg (Rural Municipality)


Lunenburg (Town)


Mahone Bay






New Glasgow






Pictou (Rural Municipality)


Pictou (Town)


Port Hawkesbury






Shelburne (Rural Municipality)


Shelburne (Town)


St. Mary’s












West Hants








Yarmouth (Rural Municipality)


Yarmouth (Town)


Posted at 10:44 am on June 16, 2016

 Inverness RCMP are trying to protect communities from a scams that continues to frustrate the authorities and residents.  The culprits are calling people claiming they are with the Canada Revenue Agency.  The callers apply pressure and often threaten the victim that they will be arrested if they don’t comply.  Corporal Chatele Eagan says people are getting duped by the scammers who can be creative in getting personal information.

RCMP say you should never give personal information to someone you don’t know over the phone.  And if you receive such a call– get in touch with the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre.

Posted at 8:51 am on June 1, 2016

The Celtic Music Interpretive Centre in Judique, Inverness County is celebrating it’s 10th anniversary as a stand alone facility.
It will mark the milestone with an anniversary weekend.
The Centre’s Music Director, Allan Dewar says the weekend will kick off with a concert in the centre on Thursday night June 9th.
On Friday night, the 10th,  there will be a Gala Concert  in the community centre with Mary Jane and Wendy, the highland bagpipe group Nuallan (noo-lan) from the Gaelic College, local fiddlers such as Shelly Campbell, Glenn Graham, Andrea and Kinnon Beaton, and the Feis (Faysh) Cape Breton Youth Group. There’s also a Ceilidh on Sunday afternoon.
You can hear more on the anniversary weekend on The Ceilidh with Barry MacKinnon, Sunday night at 7 on 989, Nothing But Hits

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.