The Amazing Race Antigonish

Posted on July 26, 2017

This is a FREE event that will have kids travel by foot in teams of 3 along Main Street, Antigonish entering local businesses, finding clues, and completing challenges along the way. First team to Complete the Amazing Race will win a prize.

WHERE: Start and End at Columbus Field
WHEN: Wednesday, August 9th 10:00am-12:00pm
WHO: Anyone aged 9 – 12 years old
THEME: Canada 150
COST: Free

Sign up as a team or as an individual and we will place you on a team. Register by Friday, August 4th by contacting Shauna Campbell via Facebook, email: shaunacampbell04@gmail.com  or by phone: 902-318-0372.

This event is hosted by Antigonish Town and County Crime Prevention. We hope to see many young community members sign up!

Stunting Charge for Antigonish County Man

Posted on July 24, 2017

An Antigonish County man had his license suspended for seven days and his vehicle was seized after he was charged with Stunting.

RCMP Eastern Traffic Services clocked a car travelling at 167 km/hr…57 km/hr over the posted speed limit on Highway 104 in Priestville, Pictou County at noon on Friday.

A 42-year-old male driver from Antigonish County was charged for Stunting under the Provincial Motor Vehicle Act.

He is also facing a seven-day license suspension after providing a roadside breath sample.

The fine for stunting is $2,400.

To Read more click here.

Province Takes Steps to Deal with the National Opioid Addiction Problem

Posted on July 24, 2017

Health officials in the province say free naloxone kits will be available to the public at 300 community pharmacies across the province beginning September 1st. This is to  address a growing problem nation wide with opioids.

Health Minister Randy Delorey says the move to expand the 564-thousand dollar antidote program is part of a plan to address opioid use and overdoses. Delorey says this new framework is meant to create a support for those who are impacted by the addictive drugs:

The plan focuses on five key issues including understanding the issue, prevention, harm reduction, treatment, prescribing practices and law enforcement.

http://www.989xfm.ca/category/news/

Antigonish RCMP requests public assistance in suspicious vehicle fire

Posted on July 14, 2017

Antigonish RCMP requests public assistance in suspicious vehicle fire

July 13, 2017, Heatherton, Nova Scotia . . . Antigonish RCMP is currently investigating a suspicious vehicle fire in Heatherton. Sometime during the overnight hours between July 8 and 9, a 2009 ‘Laredo’ camper was set on fire. The vehicle was parked on Highway 104, at the intersection with Summerside Road. There were no injuries, and the trailer was the only thing damaged.

Police are encouraging anyone who may have information about this incident to contact the RCMP non-emergency line at 902-863-6500, Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or by texting TIP202 + your message to ‘CRIMES’ (274637), or by using Secure Web Tips at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca. Calls to Crime Stoppers are not taped or traced and if police make an arrest and lay charges based on a tip, callers could qualify for a cash reward of $50 – $2000.

The investigation is ongoing.

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Contact Persons:

Cst. Brad Beadman
Antigonish RCMP
Office: 902-863-6500

Police searching for missing boater

Posted on July 14, 2017

RCMP in Antigonish and Inverness Counties are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing boater.  Police say 32-year-old Jason William MacGrath left the Cape

Jason MacGrath

George area of Antigonish County around noon on Sunday in a kayak.  The kayak was found around 5:30 Tuesday night on the Western shore of Inverness County near Gillis Pond in Judique Interval.

 RCMP have been searching for MacGrath with the help of the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre, Pictou and Strait Ground Search and Rescue as well as RCMP Dog Services and a Helicopter.  An extensive ground search has been underway since 8 Tuesday night in the Judique Interval area.
Jason MacGrath is described as a white male, with light brown hair and hazel eyes. He is five foot 8 and 155 pounds. He was wearing a a black t-shirt and beige shorts.   Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact the Antigonish RCMP at (902) 863-6500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.
Police are continuing their investigation.