Inverness County

Posted at 9:32 am on March 7, 2018

Inverness County will not be joining the efforts of the Municipality of Guysborough to lobby the province to reverse its ban on hydraulic fracking. Inverness County Warden Betty Ann MacQuarrie made the announcement at last Monday’s session of Inverness Council. Council members discussed the issue at a policy hearing and, said MacQuarrie, all councillors agreed they ought to stand by a no-fracking policy. In addition to supporting the provincial ban, Inverness has its own bylaw against fracking.

Posted at 9:50 am on January 12, 2018

Residents in Inverness and Richmond counties will be happy to hear that the RCMP are making an impact in their communities. In a review of 2017, the RCMP say that the Inverness/Richmond RCMP executed 33 Controlled Drugs and Substances warrants and charged 45 people with 100 drug related charges.

Fifty of the drug-related charges also included Criminal Code charges. Additionally, officers seized a number of items such as 37 long guns, two hand guns, five vehicles, approximately $150,000 in cash and various drugs. Drugs seized include cocaine, oxycodone, morphine and many more.

Posted at 10:52 am on December 17, 2017

Cape Breton-Canso MP Rodger Cuzner has announced more than $730,000 in federal funding for four tourism-related projects in Inverness and Richmond Counties.

There’s more than $525,000 in  federal loans from the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency for infrastructure improvements at the Dundee Resort and Golf Club and MacLeod’s Beach and Campsite.

Another 205-thousand dollars will go for projects at the Inverness Development Association and Societe Mi Careme.

Posted at 12:52 pm on December 1, 2017

An Inverness County family that donated this year’s Christmas Tree for Boston says the experience has exceeded their expectations.  Bob and Marion Campbell of

The Campbell family, who donated this year’s Nova Scotia Tree for Boston, watch their tree light up Boston Common

Blues Mills and family members gathered in Boston Common for Thursday night’s tree lighting. Bob Campbell says it was a great event, including entertainment from Nova Scotia and New England, along with fireworks.

Campbell says it’s been a great experience.
The tree, a 16 metre White Spruce is given as part of Nova Scotia’s yearly thank you to Boston for the help the city sent to Nova Scotia after the 1917 Halifax Explosion.

Posted at 1:26 pm on November 24, 2017

A sad ending to the search for a missing Inverness County man. RCMP say David Doucet, who had been missing since Monday, was found dead by searchers yesterday in Margaree Forks.

RCMP is offering their thanks for the public’s help, shares and retweets in their search.

Posted at 2:34 pm on November 15, 2017

Wednesday morning at approximately 6:20 AM, the Inverness District RCMP stopped a vehicle on Highway 105. As a result of the traffic stop, a 44 year old man from Caribou Marsh was arrested for drug possession.
The RCMP were able to seize 160 grams of cocaine, along with other drug paraphernalia. The man was released from police custody and is scheduled to appear in Port Hawkesbury Provincial Court in December, on a charge of Possession of Cocaine for the Purpose of Trafficking.

Posted at 12:47 pm on November 14, 2017

Nova Scotia’s annual Christmas Tree gift to Boston will soon be on its way.  A tree cutting ceremony will be held Wednesday in Inverness County.  This year’s tree is

Bob and Marion Campbell of Blues Mills, Inverness County in front of the Christmas tree they will donate to City of Boston.

being donated by Bob and Marion Campbell and their family from Blues Mills.

The tree is given as part of Nova Scotia’s yearly thank you to Boston for the help the city sent to Nova Scotia after the 1917 Halifax Explosion.
Bob Campbell says the family has been considering making an offer of one of their trees for Boston in recent years.  Campbell says they’re pleased to make the gift of the 16 metre white spruce.
A tree cutting ceremony will be held on the Campbell’s property in Blues Mills at 10:30 Wednesday morning.  Among the dignitaries on hand for the tree cutting will be Natural Resources Minister Margaret Miller and Waycobah Chief Rod Googoo as well as local school children.

Posted at 8:46 am on October 31, 2017

Late Sunday evening, Department of Fisheries and Oceans officials received reports of a shark stranded on a beach in the Inverness area. DFO fishery officers went to the site early Monday morning, and discovered that the shark had died overnight in shallow waters.
The carcass measured 7 feet 5 inches, or roughly 2.3 metres in length.
Heather Bowlby is the research lead for sharks at fisheries and oceans. She says the death of this shark is unfortunate because of recent population decline:
The shark has been identified as a Porbeagle shark, a variety of toothed sharks which are common in our waters.
DFO officials say they do not plan to conduct a necropsy or take samples.

Posted at 1:29 pm on October 30, 2017

Nova Scotia’s annual Christmas Tree Gift to Boston is coming from Blues Mills, Inverness County.  Bob and Marion Campbell and their family are donating a 16

Bob and Marion Campbell of Blues Mills, Inverness County in front of the Christmas tree they will donate to City of Boston.

metre, or 53 foot white spruce.  A public cutting ceremony will be held at their property on Wednesday, November 15th.  It’s the first private donation from Cape Breton.  Last year’s tree came from crown land in Ainslie Glen near Waycobah First Nation.

The tree is given as part of the annual thank you to Boston for the help the city sent to Nova Scotia after the 1917 Halifax Explosion

Posted at 1:42 pm on October 11, 2017

The Nature Conservancy of Canada has announced it has protected three habitats on Cape Breton Island totalling 676 acres.
It includes 400 acres near Ottawa Brook, west of Iona, featuring sinkholes, caves and exposed white cliffs characteristic of the gypsum topography.  It is home to many rare and uncommon plants.
There’s another 170 acres of mainly Acadian Forest near Marble Mountain at the Bras d’Or Lakes.
The third site is 106 acres at West Lake Ainslie, near the Black River Bog Nature Reserve.  It has one of the most significant groups of rare plants in the province.