Fire in North Sydney

By Andrew Rutherford. Last updated: 2014-07-28 11:04:44

Members of the North Sydney Fire Department and Cape Breton Regional Police were on-site this morning of a house fire on Musgrave Lane in North Sydney. The fire marshall's office has also been called in.
The home owner, Brian Young, woke up around 630am to a crackling noise and got his family out before calling 9-1-1.
All four members of the family made it out safely. The fire was believed to have been started outside on the back deck of the home.

Cape Breton Miners Memorial Speedway Opening Results

By Andrew Rutherford. Last updated: 2014-07-28 06:04:27

The reopening of the speedway in Sydney took place this weekend under the new name of Cape Breton Miners Memorial Speedway.
The event featured the Cat Mini 30, won by Kody Quinn, followed by Adam Vassallo and Brandon MacMillan, in 2nd & 3rd. The CB Trailer Street Stock and Napa Sportsman feature was combined with the winner of the CB Trailer StreetStock #17 Mike MacLeod followed by Joey Rudderham & Vance MacDonald. The winner of the Gillis Home Hardware 100 was Chris Reid, followed by brother Kyle Reid and Ross Lewis, in 2nd & 3rd.
Racing resumes at Cape Breton Miners Memorial Speedway on August 30th with all 3 classes.

Road Closure in Louisbourg For Monday Morning

By Andrew Rutherford. Last updated: 2014-07-28 06:03:53

Kennington Cove Road will be closed for road repairs today until noon. Parks Canada regrets any inconvenience this may cause.

Motorcycle Accident Sends Two People To Hospital

By Andrew Rutherford. Last updated: 2014-07-28 06:03:25

A section of the Cabot Trail near Belle Cote was closed down for a short time Saturday evening as emergency crews responded to a motorcycle crash.
Two people from Grand Falls, Newfoundland were travelling along the Cabot Trail as part of a group of motorcyclists when the 46-year-old driver lost control around 630pm. A 46-year-old female was a passenger on the bike.
The two were transported to Inverness hospital and the female passenger was later air-lifted to Halifax with serious injuries.
Speed does not appear to be a factor in the crash. RCMP are continuing their investigation.

CBRPS Officer Assaulted After Routine Stop

By Andrew Rutherford. Last updated: 2014-07-28 06:03:03

A Cape Breton Regional Police Officer was assaulted Thursday afternoon after a routine motor vehicle stop on South Bar Highway. After receiving a complaint of a red vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed in this area, police observed a vehicle matching the description and subsequently stopped it for investigation. After a brief conversation concerning the vehicle and its function on the roadway the officer was assaulted with a cup of hot tea thrown into his face from the female driver in the vehicle. The female was arrested on scene after additional units assisted the officer who resisted police at the scene. Charges of resisting arrest and assaulting a Police Officer are pending along with Motor Vehicle infractions. The female, a 26 year old female from the New Waterford area, was released with a court appearance of September 8th to enter a plea. The officer did not sustain any serious or long term injuries as a result of this incident.

News stories from 2014-07-27.