Port Hawkesbury


Posted at 7:18 am on April 23, 2018

RCMP say three men have been charged with drug related offences. Police say on Friday, members of the Inverness/Richmond Street Crime Enforcement Unit searched a home near Port Hawkesbury.

RCMP arrested 31-year-old Joshua Nicholson, 24-year-old Steven MacEachern and 26-year-old Brendan MacAskill, all of Sugar Camp. All three have been charged with four counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking, and one count of Possession of Equipment to Assist in the Trafficking of Cocaine.

During the search, police seized a significant quantity of cocaine, marijuana, hashish, scales, cocaine presses, packaging, packaging equipment, cash and other drug paraphernalia. The three men have been held in custody and will appear in Port Hawkesbury Provincial Court today.


Posted at 8:42 am on February 21, 2018

The RCMP are currently investigating an incident in Port Hawkesbury where a young girl was approached by a man in a car, who asked her to get inside. The incident occured on February 14th, and it is alleged that a man drove up to a 12 year old girl and asked her twice if she wanted a ride.

She told police the man didn’t leave right away, but did leave the area and she continued to walk. The incident occurred near Elm Court in the Tamarac Heights subdivision.

The man is described as a white 30-35 year old with a deep voice. He had no facial hair and was driving a small four-door grey car with tinted back windows. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Inverness District RCMP at 902-625-2220 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.


Posted at 10:00 am on February 14, 2018

A new business has opened their doors in Port Hawkesbury, thanks to a local competition and a lot of support. Island Enigmas opened their doors for the first time today, and the owner says he is excited.
Liam Brophy pitched the idea during “Startup Port Hawkesbury” and decided to go ahead with his business idea after he finished second in the competition. Brophy says the support he’s received has been astounding:
Island Enigmas features escape rooms and a space to play board games for the young and young at heart. Brophy says he has been taking bookings for the escape room for awhile, and he’s looking forward to bringing this new business venture to the area.


Posted at 1:32 pm on January 18, 2018

The province’s Public Prosecution Service has announced the appointment of two new Crown Attorneys to focus on sexual assault cases. They will also provide specialized training to their colleagues, develop resources for Crown Attorneys, including legal briefs and research as well as measures for monitoring Crown attorney performance in the prosecution of sexual violence cases. They will also prosecute cases themselves or with other Crown attorneys.

One of the new Crown Attorneys is a Port Hawkesbury native, Constance MacIssac, who graduated from the Dalhousie Law School in 2010. Joining Nova Scotia Legal Aid in Dartmouth in 2011, MacIsaac practiced in both criminal and civil law with a focus on mental health law and also has professional experience working with gender-based violence. Also hired is Danielle Fostey from St. Paul, Alberta, a former Crown Prosector in Fort McMurray with a strong background on sexual violence and vulnerable victims.


Posted at 9:48 am on January 16, 2018

Antigonish Town Council is in full support of a neighbouring towns effort to add Mi’Kmaq to the sign greeting people to Cape Breton Island. During last evening’s monthly town council meeting, council agreed to send a letter of support for adding “Unama’ki” to the sign at the Canso Causeway.
Antigonish Mayor Laurie Boucher says that the effort by Port Hawkesbury’s council to recognize the Province’s Mi’Kmaq people is important, and is supported:
Port Hawkesbury Mayor Brenda Chisholm-Beaton sent a letter to Premier Stephen McNeil asking to add “Unama’ki” to the sign. Request for support was also sent to surrounding communities in order to push the province to make the change.


Posted at 11:34 am on December 17, 2017

RCMP say a 21-year-old Port Hawkesbury man has been charged after a hit-and-run incident in the town Thursday. Police say shortly after 7:30 Thursday evening, officers were called to the scene where a man was struck by a car in a shopping centre parking lot. The driver fled the scene. The victim, a 26-year-old Port Hawkesbury man sustained minor injuries

Police later arrested and charged 21-year-old Forest Douglas Baker of Port Hawkesbury with Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle Causing Bodily Harm, Assault with a Weapon, Uttering Threats, Failing to Remain at the Scene of an Accident, and Impaired Operation of a Motor Vehicle.

Baker was remanded into custody and will appear in Port Hawkesbury Provincial Court on Monday morning.

Anyone with information on this incident or at Causeway Shopping Centre at the time is asked to contact the Port Hawkesbury RCMP at (902) 625-2220 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.


Posted at 9:52 am on December 4, 2017

An open house is being held today in Port Hawkesbury to discuss a grassroots main street transformation. Destination Reeves Street is a multi year plan to bring a

Port Hawkesbury

freshness to the Port Hawkesbury area, and the town’s mayor is ready to provide an update.

Mayor Brenda Chisholm-Beaton says the three year phase project is exciting for town residents, as it will bring a new sense of pride to Reeves Street. Chisholm Beaton says it will transform the area from being a ‘mill-style’ town, to an exciting area for new businesses to grow:
The open house will be held today at the Strait of Canso Yacht Club between 2 and 4, and 6 to 8 PM. Chisholm-Beaton says planning is going ahead on schedule, and looks forward to updating area residents about the project.


Posted at 6:55 am on October 19, 2017

A start-up competition based out of Port Hawkesbury is down to 10 contestants, hoping to win a package that will spin their small business dream into a reality. The Eastern Strait Regional Enterprise Network is encouraging the entrepreneurial culture in Port Hawkesbury by giving contestants the chance to win 2 years of rent free in the town, along with a $20,000 business loan and a slew of other perks.
Misty MacDonald is the Project lead with the REN, and says that it’s refreshing to see a wide variety of business ideas coming from the 10 remaining contestants. MacDonald says that the diversity of business ideas range from a doggy day care, a photo studio and music stop.
MacDonald says the groups will now prepare a Dragon’s Den style two minute presentation for judges.


Posted at 2:00 pm on September 25, 2017

Last Friday, the Inverness and Richmond RCMP executed a search on a business on Granville Street in Port Hawkesbury. As a result, a 34 year old male was arrested and the RCMP seized cannabis marijuana, Canabis marijuana products and cash. The man has been released and is scheduled to appear in Provincial Court in October.
The RCMP say they would like to thank the public for their assistance with providing tips and information for this case.


Posted at 1:02 pm on August 24, 2017

The RCMP are asking for help locating a 51 year old Port Hawkesbury man. Patrick Timmons was last seen on Bernard Street on Tuesday at noon.

Patrick Timmons

He is 5-foot-2 and 125 pounds, with short brown hair and blue eyes. He has a mustache. He was wearing a red t-shirt with white print, blue jeans,

Patrick Timmons’ car

and white sneakers when he was last seen. He was also wearing a red knee brace. Mr. Timmons may be operating a red 2001 Saturn 3-door coupe, with Nova Scotia licence FJX-598 attached. The vehicle is very well-kept and has red rims.

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Patrick Timmons is asked to contact Inverness District RCMP at 902-625-2220. A picture of Timmons is available on our Facebook page.