By Andrew Rutherford. Last updated: 2014-10-01 07:01:40
The Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board wants the public to be aware of what is going on.
A spokesman with the school board, Paul Oldford, says that people should know what is happening and be concerned. With enrolment down and schools built to accomodate considerably more students than they are housing, the cost of running schools with sections closed down is getting more expensive.
Despite recent rumors of school closures, nothing has been confirmed yet. Oldford is strongly recommending that the public get involved.
By Andrew Rutherford. Last updated: 2014-10-01 05:39:48
The Cape Breton Regional Police have tentatively agreed to a new contract.
With the Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union recommending they accept the offer, 86 per cent voted in favour of the contract. Details of the agreement have not been disclosed until both the union and management sign the agreement.
One detail made known is that a clause ensuring salary and legal fees are paid for in the event a police officer is suspended while facing criminal charges is not included. This stems from the conviction of Const. Ron Williams last fall from a 2011 incident. Union Local 1995 president Sgt. Robert MacMullin said management refused to entertain any discussion on that matter.