Antigonish RCMP will recognize National Police Week at Ecole Acadienne de Pomquet on
Wednesday. Community Policing Officer Constable Morgan MacPherson says it hold a local emergency services display at the school from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Students and the local community are welcome.
Antigonish RCMP say three males have been arrested on assault charges after two people were pepper sprayed last weeekend. Police say the incidenthappened on Notre Dame Avenue on Saturday. Police say there was a verbal argument, escalating into a physical assault, and two males were sprayed with pepper spray. Both victims were taken to hospital, treated and released.
With assistance from the Cheticamp and Baddeck RCMP, three people were arrest, one man and two male youths.
An 18-year-old man from St. Joseph-du-Moine, Inverness County and a 17-year-old male youth from Baddeck are both charged with one count of assualt. A 16-year-old male youth from Nyanza, Victoria County is facing two counts of assault wiht a weapon.
All three have been released from custody and placed on strict conditions. They are scheduled to return to Antigonish Provincial Court and Antigonish Youth Court on June 27th
The Antigonish RCMP is planning a series of public information sessions beginning next month for those aged 55 and over. It’s called the Older Adult Division
Police Academy. The program begins on March 19th.
Constable Morgan MacPherson says the sessions cover a wide range of topics including elder abuse, planning for your future, personal safety, frauds and scams, preventing falls, medication safety and safe driving.
The sessions are free of charge. To register call, (902) 870-5592.
With winter in full gear now, the Antigonish RCMP are asking motorists to be careful when driving after heavy snowfall. Over the past number of years, Cst. Morgan
MacPherson with the Antigonish RCMP says that a number of drivers get pulled over after not clearing their cars off following a heavy snow fall.
MacPherson says taking an extra 5 minutes in the morning to clear your car can prevent you from getting ticketed by police, or being a moving hazard on the roadways:
MacPherson adds that flying debris from cars can often cause accidents or damage windshields when snow and ice dislodges from a car.
RCMP have seized drugs in the town of Antigonish.
Police say on Saturday evening the Antigonish – Guysborough Street Crime Enforcement Unit searched a home on Hawthorne Street and investigators confiscated a large quantity of cocaine, marijuana and cash.
A 48-year-old man and 23-year-old man, both of Antigonish, are facing charges for Possession of Cocaine for the Purposes of Trafficking. The 48-year-old man was released from custody and will appear in Antigonish Provincial Court on January 17th. The 23-year-old man remains in custody.
Today, families in the town and county of Antigonish are putting last minute touches on Halloween costumes in preparation for trick-or-treating tomorrow. The
RCMP have a few tips to offer to keep celebrations safe this year.
Constable Morgan MacPherson says that obeying crosswalk rules and diligent driving is very important. MacPherson recommends that parents make their children easy to see for motorists:
St.FX student athletes will help throughout the evening at crosswalks, making sure that children get to their destination safely.
The RCMP will be holding checkpoints this week in the town and county of Antigonish, as families prepare for Halloween. The checkpoints, which will be held at different times throughout the week, will serve as a reminder for motorists and pedestrians to be cautious when trick-or-treating next Tuesday.
Constable Morgan MacPherson with the RCMP says that the checkpoints will serve as a reminder to be safe, and to enjoy the evening:
MacPherson says officers will be offering advise to children to avoid dark colored costumes, and to obey crosswalk rules. He says it is also very important to hold off on eating any candy until you get home and inspect for any abnormalities with the chocolate or candy.
Kids will be returning to school Wednesday, and with that, buses will be stopping to pick up new grade primary students. At the end of the last school year, police were busy pulling over motorists who do not obey the lights on school buses, where a car is come to a complete stop when the lights are activated.
Antigonish RCMP Constable Morgan MacPherson reminds motorists that drivers need to take care when school buses are stopped to pick up, or drop off children:
MacPherson says we have been lucky in this area and have not had any serious incidents where a car has passed a bus that was stopped and letting children on or off. In particular, MacPherson says new school children are less observant, so motorists need to pay more attention.
Town Councillor Jack MacPherson is Chair for the Police Advisory Board. MacPherson stresses the same message as the RCMP, to be safe around buses when they are stopped:
MacPherson also says that it is important to reduce speed in school zones for the safety of students and staff. It is important to be extra cautious during September while everyone gets back into the routine of school again.