Posted at 1:27 pm on October 18, 2016

Antigonish RCMP officer Morgan Mac Pherson says they’re putting together a team effort to get the attention of drivers.   Friday will mark a multi-agency check point involving the RCMP, vehicle compliance, the Antigonish County Volunteer Fire Department and EHS.  Mac Pherson says the campaign is part of the effort to educate the public on the “Keep Me Safe Law.“

The law requires drivers to slow down to 60 or obey the speed limit when it’s below 60.  Mac Pherson says when it’s safe to do so,  leave an empty lane next to emergency vehicles parked on the side of the road.

Posted at 12:53 pm on October 7, 2016

Antigonish RCMP officer Morgan Mac Pherson says anyone involved in making threats related to schools will not be dealt with lightly.  He says it’s disturbing, especially for young people and their parents.  Mac Pherson says they are investigated thoroughly, and although some have been made in this region as of late, we have been lucky because they turned out to be a hoax.

Mac Pherson says the RCMP is also working closely with the school board and other community partners.

Posted at 12:52 pm on October 5, 2016

 The RCMP is investigating a bomb threat at Baddeck Academy.
Police say it received a call shortly before 4 this morning indicating there were explosive devices placed at Baddeck Academy and that individuals with weapons were coming to the school.
RCMP officers consulted with representatives of the Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board and the decision was made to close Baddeck Academy  for the day to allow police to search the school.  An RCMP Police Dog Service Team training in detecting explosives was used in the search.  The search was completed by 8:30; no explosives were found.

Posted at 12:55 pm on September 28, 2016

Antigonish RCMP say a two vehicle collision occurred Tuesday night on College Street.  A 54 year old Antigonish man is facing charges including impaired driving, refusal to provide a breath sample and driving while disqualified.  He will appear in court in late December.  The RCMP is encouraging you to call 911 if you suspect an impaired driver at any time.

Posted at 8:55 am on September 26, 2016

Antigonish RCMP say be sharp when the phone rings if there’s no familiar voice on the other end.   Police have issued a release telling people that the scammers are very cunning and creative.   RCMP say unfortunately, many people have been fooled into handing over their personal information.   RCMP Corporal Jennifer Clarke says it’s not only the people of Antigonish who are being targeted.

The RCMP say they has received numerous reports of callers posing as Canada Revenue Agency employees to demand victims pay back-taxes by purchasing iTunes cards and providing the activation codes. There have also been reports of callers impersonating victims’ relatives and police officers to get money and information.

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 7:51 am on August 19, 2016

Antigonish RCMP Staff Sgt. Holly Glassford says `Lock it or loose it.`   She says RCMP have been receiving many reports of vehicle break-ins throughout the town.  Glassford says it’s very important to protect your property from the culprits.

Glassford says if you have any information about who’s responsible, contact the RCMP or Crime Stoppers

Posted at 10:15 am on August 15, 2016

Pictou County RCMP say three people were taken to the Aberdeen Hospital with serious injuries  following a single vehicle crash yesterday afternoon on Highway 104 at Salt Springs.
Police says shortly after 3:30, a Honda Accord travelling east lost control and rolled several times before coming to a stop in the middle of the west bound lane of the highway.
A 19 year male driver and two male passengers ages 19 and 21 were in the car.
Police are investigating the cause of the crash.

Posted at 8:21 am on August 10, 2016

 Pictou County RCMP and the North East Nova Major Crime Unit have determined foul play is not suspected  in the death of a man in Trafalgar.
The man’s body was found on a woods road around 3 p.m. Monday.
Police are providing no further details on the incident.

Posted at 9:52 am on August 5, 2016

RCMP say two people were injured from a two vehicle crash Thursday afternoon on Highway 104 at Marshy Hope.  Police say shortly after 3:30, officers were called to the collision between a tractor trailer and a car.  The two vehicles were  travelling in opposite directions at the time of the crash.  The driver of the truck wasn’t hurt,  the driver and passenger of the car were taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  Traffic was re-routed around the scene.
That section of the 104 was reopened to  traffic early Friday morning.