Posted at 11:29 am on November 9, 2017

 A 65 year old man is dead after his vehicle drove off the wharf in Havre Boucher on Tuesday afternoon. The RCMP say that a man from the area informed his family that he was going fishing, and did not return home that evening.
Yesterday at noon, family members searched the area and located the man’s truck, submerged at the end of the wharf. The Antigonish RCMP along with the Havre Boucher Volunteer Fire Department and Underwater Recovery team were called to the scene to recover the truck, which was submerged in 15 feet of water.
The body of the missing man was discovered inside the submerged truck at approximately 9:45 p.m. Wednesday. An autopsy is being conducted by the Nova Scotia Medical Examiner Service, and foul play is not suspected. The investigation is ongoing.

Posted at 9:16 am on November 9, 2017

 RCMP say one man is dead from a boating accident in Ballantynes Cove, Antigonish County.
Police say shortly before midnight Tuesday, officers were called to a report of a missing person at Ballantynes Cove Wharf Road.  A caller told police a man had been out fishing and docked his boat, but they were unable to find him.
RCMP officers met members of the North Shore Volunteer Fire Department and EHS personnel at the scene.  The immediate area was searched and the body of the missing man was found in the water, near his boat. He was not wearing a life jacket when he was found.  The Nova Scotia Medical Examiner’s Service will conduct an autopsy later today.  The investigation is continuing.
The dead man is a 33-year-old from Cape George.  His name has not been released.

Posted at 9:39 am on November 7, 2017

Multiple arrests were made last week in connection to two separate vehicle stops in Northeastern Nova Scotia, thanks to a tip from the public. On Thursday, officers located a vehicle in Waycobah where they discovered and seized oxycodone, a firearm and drug paraphernalia inside the vehicle. A 44-year-old man and a 27-year-old woman, from Waycobah, were arrested for Possession of a Controlled Drug or Substance.
Then, on Friday, another vehicle was stopped in Auld’s Cove, where officers discovered and seized dexaphetamine and drug paraphernalia from inside the vehicle. A 24-year-old male and a 25-year-old woman, both of the Mulgrave area, were also arrested for Possession of a Controlled Drug or Substance.
All four individuals were released and are scheduled to appear in Port Hawksbury Provincial Court in December.

Posted at 9:16 am on October 31, 2017

An Antigonish Town councilor says that the RCMP will be amping up their watch as winter driving conditions approach. Jack MacPherson is Chair for the Police Advisory Board, and says that during the month of November, the RCMP are reminding motorists to pay attention to driving conditions as the temperature begins to drop.
MacPherson says the RCMP will be proactive in preventing accidents:
MacPherson says that as the weather begins to switch and cool down, drivers need to be more careful when driving through town and on the local highways.

Posted at 8:49 am on October 27, 2017

Through the day Wednesday, the Pictou County RCMP and other agencies executed a Road Safety Blitz within the county. The focus was on vehicle mechanical safety and driver behaviour that put the public at risk.
Officers looked for a range of offences, including seatbelt compliance, tire conditions, vehicle inspections and windshield conditions. During the day long blitz 925 vehicles were checked, 30 tickets and 9 warnings for various offences were issued. 7 vehicles were removed from the road and towed as they were found to be unsafe.
The goal of these checkpoints is to educate the drivers about road safety, and their responsibilities as drivers.

Posted at 8:18 am on October 27, 2017

A motorist from Cape Breton was charged for stunting Wednesday in Pictou County. The vehicle was clocked at 163 km/h in the Salt Springs section of Highway 104.
As a result, the 23 year old was charged for stunting, which results in an automatic license suspension for 7 days and having his vehicle seized. The driver was also operating the motor vehicle without a valid license. The driver was fined $2,422.50.

Posted at 8:49 am on October 23, 2017

A man in Inverness is facing a slew of charges after a search was conducted by the RCMP. On Thursday, members of the Inverness & Richmond RCMP Street Crime Enforcement Unit, and Inverness District RCMP searched a residence in St. Rose.
As a result, a 38 year old male from the area is facing multiple firearm and production of marijuana charges. The RCMP seized a quantity of marijuana and 5 ridles along with ammunition. The man is scheduled to appear in court this December.

Posted at 8:48 am on October 23, 2017

A the body of a person who was reported missing Thursday has been discovered. Barry Courtemanche of Cheticamp had been missing since Wednesday morning, and he was found deceased Thursday at approximately 3:30 PM.
Foul play is not suspected. The Nova Scotia Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy to determine cause of death. The RCMP were assisted by a DNR helicopter, the RCMP police dog services and several search and rescue teams.
The RCMP would like to thank the public for their assistance, shares and retweets on social media

Posted at 8:54 am on October 17, 2017

The RCMP Eastern Traffic Services have laid charges after two vehicles were caught drag racing in Antigonish over the weekend. On Saturday morning, the RCMP observed two trucks travelling side by side on the highway, interfering with other traffic.
An RCMP officer was able to stop one of the two vehicles, while the other one sped away. The driver of the vehicle that was stopped was given a Roadside Screening test due to the police officer detecting alcohol on his breath.
The 28-year-old male driver from Quebec was charged for Racing under the Nova Scotia Motor Vehicle Act. In addition, his license was suspended for 7 days and vehicle was seized. The fine for Racing in Nova Scotia is $2,422.50. The male driver is also facing a 7 day license suspension as result of the breath sample he provided roadside.

Posted at 2:03 pm on October 16, 2017

The Pictou County District RCMP is investigating a break-in to a service station in Lyon’s Brook.  Police say the thieves gained entrance to the service station by forcing the front door open.  Once inside, they stole a large quantity of cigarettes and a safe containing cash.
Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact the Pictou County District RCMP at (902) 755-4141 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.