Inverness County

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.

Posted at 12:29 pm on October 28, 2016

The new RCMP district commander for Inverness County is enjoying his new position.   Edmonton native Staff Sgt. Greg Redl has worked in several communities before relocating to Cape Breton including High Prairie Alberta, Cambridge Bay Nunavut and Fort St. James in BC.
Redl says traffic enforcement is one of their priorities in the district.

The previous Staff Sgt, Al Affleck, accepted a position at the RCMP dispatch centre in Truro.

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)