By Cindy MacRae. Last updated: 2015-01-29 12:35:06
The man found guilty of manslaughter in the so called murder for lobster case has been sentenced to 14 years in prison, less time served. Sixty-seven year old Joseph James Landry appeared in a Port Hawkesbury court today. He was charged in connection with the death of a Petit-De-Grat man in June of 2013. Evidence at the trial suggested Landry and the crew of The Twin Maggies found Philip Boudreau tampering with their traps. The crown argued Boudreau was shot, hooked with a fishing gaff and hauled out to sea before being tied to an anchor. His body has never been found.
By Cindy MacRae. Last updated: 2015-01-29 12:12:35
Two local PC MLA's say the new minister of Veteran's Affairs is working to improve the services and benefits available for veterans. Alfie macleod, MLA for Sydney River-Mira-Louisbourg and Eddie Orrell, MLA for Northside-Westmount, joined a delegation of community and business leaders on Parliament Hill for Cape Breton Day this week. They used the stop to meet with Erin O'toole and raise the issue of the local office closure. O'toole called it a positive and constructive dialogue.
By Cindy MacRae. Last updated: 2015-01-29 08:35:27
Cape Bretoners had a big day at the East Coast Music Award nominations. Jimmy Rankin led the way with five nominations, including album of the year. Also up for awards are The Town Heroes from Inverness, North River's Angelo Spinnazola, Membertou's Black and Grey for aboriginal recording of the year, Sydney's Carleton Stone for solo recording of the year, New Waterford's Kirk MacDonald for jazz recording of the year and Sydney Mines native Allie Bennett for roots/traditional recording as well as Coig for roots/traditional group recording. The ECMA's will be handed out in St. John's in April.
By Cindy MacRae. Last updated: 2015-01-29 06:11:57
Father Vincent Waterman is this year's recipient of The Tom Miller Human Rights award. In a release, The Cape Breton Regional Municipality says he has been a staunch advocate for change in his community of Whitney Pier for more than 30 years. He is also well know for his view that there is only one race ... the human race. The award will be handed out tomorrow at The African Heritage Gala in Membertou. The CBRM says the award is named in honour of the late Tom Miller, the province's first African-Nova Scotian alderman, who was also a human rights activist.