Victoria County

Posted at 1:08 pm on January 12, 2018

RCMP are investigating a crash involving a school bus in Victoria County. Police say shortly after 8 this morning, a school bus with eleven students on board collided with a trailer that had been partially left in the roadway overnight on Highway 105 near Englishtown.

The students on the bus suffered some bumps and bruises. The driver of the bus sustained serious injuries and was transported via LifeFlight to hospital for treatment.

Highway 105 is closed in both directions at the scene of the crash. Traffic is being diverted.

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.

Posted at 12:45 pm on August 21, 2017

A 22-year-old man is dead following a single vehicle crash in Kempt Head, Victoria County.  RCMP say late Saturday afternoon, police were called to the crash; four people were in the car at the time of the crash.  One passenger was pronounced dead at the scene.  Two other passengers, a 27-year-old man and a 22-year-old man were transported to Cape Breton Regional Hospital with non-life-threatening injures.
Police say charges are pending against the 24-year-old driver of the car.

Posted at 1:41 pm on August 9, 2017

 Many halls on Cape Breton Island will be receiving upgrades as a result of government funding announced today. The Province is putting $900,000 towards community halls and other public spaces, including buildings in Victoria, Richmond and Inverness Counties.
In Richmond County, Rocky Bay Irish Club, Louisdale Irish Club and Friends of Notre Dame de l’Assomption will split $78,000  for various upgrades. St. Mary’s Parish Hall, Société Saint-Pierre, Société Mi-Careme, Friends of Whale Watching Cape Breton and the Broad Cove Scottish Concert in Inverness County are receiving $143,000 while St. Andrew’s Church in Victoria County will get $25,000.
The program will fund up to 75 per cent of actual project costs, to a maximum of $50,000 for non-profit groups to improve existing facilities and public spaces.

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.