Posted at 6:12 pm on July 2, 2015

RCMP say luckily no one was hurt stemming from a vehicle fire in downtown Antigonish today.  Sgt. Al Leblanc says a man was experiencing problems with his vehicle while traveling on Main Street.  He says it appears someone passing by told the driver that flames were noticed under the hood.   Someone called 9-1-1.  The fire department arrived and put the flames out.  Leblanc says the vehicle is likely non repairable.

Posted at 10:05 am on June 30, 2015

Antigonish RCMP are looking for the public’s help.  Police say a vehicle was stolen from a residence on Braemore Ave. early Sunday morning.  The car is a charcoal grey Toyota Camry.  If you have information, call Crime Stoppers or the RCMP.

Posted at 5:43 pm on June 29, 2015

Efforts to find whoever is responsible for putting nails into P-E-I potatoes are being stepped up.  The industry is increasing its reward for information that leads to an arrest and conviction to 500-thousand dollars, up from 100-thousand.  There have been several cases of metal objects being found in potatoes, with most coming from a farm in P-E-I.   PEI RCMP Sgt Leanne Butler the financial boost will hopefully help them close in the suspect or suspects. 


The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has been supporting the ongoing investigation by the R-C-M-P.

Posted at 5:20 pm on June 29, 2015

Richmond County RCMP have laid charges in connection with a hit and run.  A 64 year old male cyclist was struck on Highway 104 last week.  The motorist fled the scene and continued to drive towards St. Peters.  A 68 year old Grand River man is facing charges.  The cyclist has been released from hospital and is recovering.

Posted at 8:43 am on June 25, 2015

Richmond County RCMP are investigating a hit and run.  A 65 year old cyclist was struck by a vehicle on Highway 104 Tuesday night at 7:45pm.  RCMP say the vehicle did not stop and continued Eastbound towards St. Peter’s.  Police are looking for an early to mid 2000 Silver or grey Ford Taurus with a broken passenger mirror.  The cyclist, a River Bourgeois resident, was taken to the Strait Richmond Hospital.  He is now at St. Martha’s Hospital in stable condition.

Posted at 5:21 pm on June 22, 2015

An RCMP officer with the Port Hawkesbury Detachment says working with youth is a two way street.  Constable Deepak Prasad says they are able to learn from each other.  Today marks the launch of the Strait Area Community Support Group Summer Student Outreach Programs.   Prasad says two target areas involve curbing drinking and driving as well as seniors targeted crime prevention.  He says the authorities enjoy teaching and guiding young people in serving communities, but on the other hand, they are students in some ways too.

Three summer students have been hired in partnership with several community groups.  They are: Sarah Morgan, Jenna Pierce and Kathryn Smith.

Posted at 5:26 pm on June 18, 2015

Richmond County RCMP are investigating in Petit de Grat.  Lobster traps were targeted.  RCMP say they were set offshore by fishermen but later cut.  The owner is dealing with lost catch revenue, not to mention the damages total more than six thousand dollars.  If you have any information, call Crime Stoppers or RCMP.

Posted at 9:57 am on June 10, 2015

The Inverness County RCMP District Commander says communities should band together to help reduce aggressive driving. The RCMP Traffic Services Unit of Nova Scotia is focusing on speeding and aggressive driving through the month of June.  Speed was factor in 263 collision and more than one hundred fatalities in the past six years in the province.   Staff Sgt. Al Affleck says this activity is extremely dangerous.


Authorities says other examples include:  failing to stop for yellow or red lights, blocking intersections and failing to yield.  Affleck adds aggressive driving and “inexperience“ often go hand and hand.

Posted at 7:48 am on June 3, 2015

A 17-year-old Pictou County male has been charged with stunting on Hwy 104 near Westville.   The youth was travelling 165km/h in a posted 110 zone.

Two adult males, one from Pictou County and the other from Prince Edward Island were charged for stunting following a suspected road rage incident in Telford, Pictou County.  One was attempting to pass the other at 172 clicks and the other sped up to 158 in an attempt to prevent the vehicle from passing. Both drivers were charged with stunting.

All drivers face a fine of 24 hundred dollars and a seven-day suspension of driving privileges. The involved vehicles were also towed and seized.

Posted at 2:28 pm on May 28, 2015

Inverness RCMP are asking for the public’s help in solving a crime.   The Mounties say someone smashed the window of a car park at a Hillcrest Street Residence.  The damage occurred sometime after 3pm May 10th.   If you have information, contact the RCMP or Crime Stoppers.