Posted at 7:19 am on July 14, 2017

Local law enforcement will be holding a Law Enforcement and first responder appreciation day next week. The event will take place in the Paqtnkek First Nation at the Health Centre.
Cst. Morgan MacPherson says several units of the RCMP will be on hand, as well as other agencies that assist the RCMP, including search and rescue, the department of fisheries and DNR. MacPherson says it is important to have outreach days like this in the community:
MacPherson says there will be displays next Wednesday including four wheelers, a helicopter and the RCMP dog services team. The event is from 11:00 am until 1:30 pm and will include a BBQ.

Posted at 7:14 am on July 14, 2017

The RCMP are reporting that a truck has been stolen from the Port Hawkesbury area. Shortly before 9:00 on Tuesday morning, a blue Ford F-150 was stolen from the MacIntosh Ave. area.
Anyone who spots the vehicle with the license plate FTF-097 is asked to contact the Port Hawkesbury RCMP at 902-625-2220

Posted at 8:19 am on July 11, 2017

 Two drivers were caught for stunting on Friday afternoon in Pictou County. Shortly before 3:00 on Friday, the RCMP Eastern Traffic Services pulled over a Chevy Equinox who was travelling 169km/h in a 110 zone; 59 over the speed limit. A 19 year old from New Victoria had his license suspended for 7 days, had his vehicle seized, and faces a $2,400 fine.
About a half hour later, a 42 year old man from Pictou County was charged for stunting on Highway 104 in Telford, Pictou County. The male driver was ticketed for travelling 163 km/h in a 100 zone; 63 over the posted limit. He too faces a $2,400 fine, a vehicle seizure and a 7 day license suspension.

Posted at 1:29 pm on July 5, 2017

Police are investigating the cause of a fatal accident that happened in Victoria County on Tuesday afternoon. After 2:00 yesterday afternoon, the RCMP responded to a single vehicle collision that occurred on Kempt Road in Boularderie Centre.
The 35 year old male driver from Victoria County was pronounced dead at the scene. Initial investigation determined that the vehicle left the road and struck a tree. An investigation into the accident is ongoing.

Posted at 12:58 pm on June 30, 2017

Another driver in Nova Scotia has been clocked for stunting. On Wednesday evening, a 52 year old male driver was clocked in at 153 km/h in an 80 zone, which is 73 over the posted speed limit on the Cabot Trail at Middle River.
The driver from Cheticamp was charged for stunting, resulting in a loss of his license for 7 days, his vehicle seized and a $2,400 fine. The driver is also facing a 7 day license suspension after providing a roadside breath sample.

Posted at 8:23 am on June 28, 2017

Another car has been stopped locally for stunting. On Sunday afternoon around 5:00 p.m, The RCMP observed a Mini Cooper on Highway 104 in Lower South River travelling 167 in a 110km/h zone.

The 25-year-old male driver from Halifax, was charged for Stunting, his licence was suspended for 7 days and his vehicle was seized. The fine for stunting in Nova Scotia is $2,400

Posted at 10:19 am on June 27, 2017

A Windsor, Ontario couple have been charged in connection with multiple vehicle thefts throughout Nova Scotia. 37-year-old Cory Lee Oickle and 27-year-old Taylor Erin Burgess were taken into custody on Thursday. The couple were driving a stolen vehicle in Bridgewater.

The pair have also been linked to thefts across the province including Tantallon, Stellarton, Guysborough and Antigonish.

Police say they had been stealing vehicles, as well as stealing items from unlocked vehicles.

Oickle faces twelve charges, including five counts of theft under $5,000, while Burgess faces three counts of the same charge, and nine charges total. Further charges may be forthcoming.

Posted at 6:45 am on June 22, 2017

The RCMP will be paying particular attention to cars in construction zones through the month of July, as they try to raise awareness about speeding. Construction workers are at particular risk when working on roads and highways, especially during the summer months when road work is frequent.
Antigonish Town Councillor Jack MacPherson sits on the local RCMP board, and would like to remind residents to mind their speed in these sections, and says the RCMP will be paying close attention to speeding in construction zones. Speed fines double in consturction zones.
MacPherson also says that the RCMP will be paying close attention through the summer months to after-market mufflers. A town by-law makes it illegal to have these mufflers on cars.

Posted at 6:45 am on June 21, 2017

A former associate Pastor and St.FX employee has been charged in relation to Sexual Assault and Sexual Exploitation.

38-year-old Michael Oliver Fisher of Antigonish, was an associate Pastor in Upper Hammonds Plains at the time of the offence.

In August 2016, the RCMP Sexual Assault Unit initiated an investigation in to a complaint of a sexual assault and sexual explotation dating back to 2008. The female victim was 17-years-old at the time of the offence.

Fisher, Coordinator, African Descent Student Affairs has been placed on leave from St.FX. A university spokesperson says: “we take the safety and security of our campus community extremely seriously. We have no evidence or reason to believe the safety of our students was ever at risk. The alleged offence occurred in 2008 – well before Mr. Fisher’s arrival to StFX in 2014.”

Fisher is due in Halifax Court on July 25.

Posted at 9:35 am on June 12, 2017

On Wednesday afternoon, June 7th the RCMP Eastern Traffic Services observed an SUV travelling at a very high rate of speed on Highway 104 in French River. The vehicle was clocked at 164 km/h in a 100 km/hr zone, 64 km/hr over the posted speed limit.

The 29-year-old male driver who is from Halifax, was charged for Stunting under the Provincial Motor Vehicle Act. The male driver had his vehicle seized, and he was charged $2,422.50.