Wagmatcook and Baddeck RCMP Conducted a Search at a Wagmatcook Home

By Andrew Rutherford. Last updated: 2014-09-19 06:37:08

At approximately 4pm Wednesday, RCMP executed a search warrant on a residence along Highway 105 in the community of Wagmatcook. A search of the home resulted in the RCMP seizing over 1.5 kilograms of marihuana, digital scales, drug paraphernalia and a small amount of Canadian currency. A 43-year-old male and an 18-year-old male were arrested in the home without incident. Both men are facing charges under the Controlled Drug and Substances Act for Possession of Marihuana over 30 grams and Possession of Marihuana for the Purpose of Trafficking. The men were released from police custody and will be appearing in Baddeck Provincial Court on November 24th. The investigation is continuing.

Weekly Gas Prices Update

By Andrew Rutherford. Last updated: 2014-09-19 06:19:40

The prices at the pumps dropped again this week. The NSUARB set the new minimum price of regular, self-serve gasoline at $1.326, a decrease of 2.3 cents per liter from last week. Diesel prices also dropped. The new price is $1.298, a decrease of 0.7 cents per liter.

Government Names New CEO of Merged Health Board

By The Canadian Press. Last updated: 2014-09-19 06:19:00

The CEO of two health boards in southern Nova Scotia will lead a new amalgamated health authority that will run most hospitals in the province next year. Janet Knox of both Annapolis Valley Health and South Shore Health will advise the province as it continues consolidating its 10 boards and she will become the new health authority's CEO on April 1. Reducing the number of health authorities from 10 to two _ one for the IWK Health Centre in Halifax and one for the rest of the province _ was an election promise made last year by the Liberal party. It says the province will save $13 million a year through amalgamation. Health Minister Leo Glavine has said that while most of the savings would come from shared services and staffing reductions, the only positions to be cut would be from management.

News stories from 2014-09-18.