Antigonish RCMP

Posted at 9:56 am on February 23, 2018

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.

Posted at 9:44 am on January 2, 2018

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.

Posted at 10:19 am on November 7, 2017

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.

Posted at 9:48 am on October 30, 2017

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.

Posted at 10:06 am on October 24, 2017

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.

Posted at 1:13 pm on September 5, 2017

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.

Posted at 10:27 am on August 11, 2017

The Antigonish RCMP is reminding motorists to take additional care when approaching crosswalks this summer.  Constable Morgan MacPherson says there’s increased traffic in downtown Antigonish with local and visiting tourists.
MacPherson says it’s a particular concern for pedestrians who are seniors or parents with young children, who may take a little longer to cross.  MacPherson says the RCMP is asking motorists to be aware and patient of pedestrians.

Posted at 10:07 am on August 10, 2017

The Antigonish RCMP is asking motorists to exercise caution when entering and travelling through roundabouts .  Constable Morgan MacPherson says there is increased traffic this summer with tourists, locals on vacation and children not in school.
MacPherson says there have been several close calls in the roundabouts in Antigonish this summer, but luckily no major collisions so far.

Posted at 1:01 pm on July 14, 2017

The Antigonish RCMP have suspended the search for a kayaker who was reported missing on Sunday. 32-year-old Jason William McGrath left the Cape George area of Antigonish County around noon, in a kayak. The kayak and a PFD were located at approximately 5:30 p.m. on July 11 on the western shore of Inverness County near Gillis Pond, in Judique Interval.

An extensive search was conducted, and RCMP has been assisted by several Ground Search and Rescue teams, the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre, and the Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources in their efforts to locate McGrath. Searchers have covered 89 square kilometres, including all of Henry Island, a small island near Judique Intervale. The RCMP Underwater Recovery Team will be assisting with the search and will be on-site tomorrow.

Posted at 10:34 am on June 30, 2017

 The Canada Day long weekend is approaching.  There will be gatherings of family and friends, and some celebrations.  But Antigonish RCMP Constable Morgan MacPherson says if alcohol is going to be part of the celebration, plan ahead to get home safely.
MacPherson says there will be an increased police presence this weekend, with additional check points, as officers will be looking for impaired drivers.