Posted at 5:27 pm on July 29, 2015

Baddeck RCMP are investigating a fatal forestry accident.   A 54 year old Little Narrows man was reported missing.  RCMP responded to the call last night (tues). The K-9 services, Ground Search and Rescue, volunteer fire fighters and staff from a nearby mining site gathered to search for the man in Little Narrows area.  He was working along operating a logging skidder and later found deceased near the equipment.  The death is not considered suspicious.


Posted at 7:17 am on July 23, 2015

Inverness District RCMP say one man is dead from a single vehicle crash in Askilton, near Port Hawkesbury.  Police say around 1:30 Wednesday afternoon, officers were called to the scene just off the Barbertown Road.
A preliminary investigation by police indicates that the car collided with a stationary large equipment trailer, lodging the car underneath.  The driver of the car, the lone person in the vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene.  A collision analyst is assisting RCMP with the investigation.

Posted at 8:51 am on July 20, 2015

Inverness RCMP say the people it serves deserves a tip of the cap.  Officers at the local detachment say a community garden at the Port Hawkesbury Community Park is just one way to say “thank you“ for supporting the men and women of the RCMP.  Constable Deepak Prasad says a prime example involves the death of three officers in the line of duty who were involved in a manhunt last year in New Brunswick.  Prasad says the public’s reaction was overwhelming and dearly appreciated.

The community garden is supported by the Strait Area Community Health Board.  Prasad says
the project involves a maple tree and six garden boxes, each garden box will represent the six core values of the RCMP, which are: Honestly, Integrity, Professionalism, Compassion, Accountability and Respect.

Posted at 4:44 pm on July 6, 2015

Local RCMP are asking for the public’s help in solving a crime in Pictou Landing.  Emergency responders were dispatched to a cottage fire on Rustico Lane in mid May.  The building was destroyed.  The fire marshall was called in and later determined the fire was suspicious in nature.  RCMP say several nearby cottages had been broken into and vandalized.  If you have any information, contact your local RCMP or Crime Stoppers.

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.