NEWS FOR AUGUST 3/2015
Canadians are officially heading to the polls, but not for another 11 weeks.
Prime Minister Harper has asked Governor General David Johnston to dissolve Parliament, triggering a general election.
The vote will take place, as expected, on October 19th, making this the longest campaign in modern Canadian history.
It's also expected to be the most costly.
The province's Serious Incident Response Team is investigating domestic violence allegations against an off duty officer.
Cape Breton Regional Police responded to complaints yesterday morning that one of their officers assaulted his girlfriend at the Dominion Fire Hall.
They then received information of an alleged second assault by the same officer.
The officer was taken into custody, but there's no word yet on possible charges.
Police are investigating a fire at a restaurant in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia.
RCMP are calling the Saturday morning incident arson.
Two men, ages 21 and 23, were arrested shortly after the fire.
No one was injured.
Fisheries and Oceans Canada will be raising a sunken ship from the bottom of Shelburne Harbour today.
The MV Farley Mowat has a storied history.
It was seized by the government in 2008 after its conservationist owners were accused of interfering with the seal hunt.
It was then sold to a scrap dealer in 2013 before sinking in June of this year.
Windsor RCMP looking for public help in solving a break-in at the Hantsport Home Hardware earlier this month.
Two men in a late model white Chevy work van with rear windows cut the lock on a fence gate and stole a 27 ton log splitter, an electric cement mixer and a wheelbarrow.
If you have information on this crime you're asked to call the police.