Somone's going to get hurt someday. The RCMP's warning about the dangers of carrying around and using what look to be real guns. The caution comes after an incident this week involving a 12 year old boy in Cole Harbour. The mounties responded to a call about a fight involving two youngsters. They found one sitting in a car and the other inside a home. A window in the residence opened and police say they saw a boy holding what looked to be a weapon. The 12 year old fired his pellet gun several times at the car, as police took cover, and managed to crack the vehicle's windshield. He then came outside, hands in the air and gave himself up. RCMP Cpl Scott MacRae says it's hard for police to distinguish pellet and BB guns from the real thing and if an officer ever felt his life was threatened because he couldn't tell the difference someone could get seriously hurt.
Just over 9 cents a litre in two days. Not bad, but still not enough. Gas prices today sit at just over $1.34 after last night's price adjustment lowered the price for the second straight day by 3 cents a litre. It followed Thursday's adjustment of 6.1 cents when the Utility and Review Board invoked its interrupter clause because of market fluctuations. A dollar thirty-four's a lot better than the $1.43 and change we were paying at the beginning of the week, but prices are still way too high.
The Dexter government is fighting off suspicions it could very well sell the farm to keep the NewPage paper mill open in Port Hawkesbury. Energy Minister Charlie Parker told my News 95.7 radio show yesterday that wasn't the case at all, but he still wouldn't divulge the details of the government's hand-out to the mill's potential new owners Pacific Western. Those details were expected earlier this week and now won't come for awhile. He wouldn't specify a timetable. Parker insists the delay's not because the deal's unravelling but because negotiations continue. The suspicion remains and taxpayers wonder how much this is going to cost them.
The Halifax Mooseheads kick off their Quebec Major Junior Hockey League season tonight on the road in Cape Breton. There's a lot of expectation about this team this year after their playoff run last season. The team is ranked 6th in the country going into this year. They've got a strong lineup and there'll certainly be lots of bums in the seats at the Metro Centre next Friday when the Mooseheads play their home-opener. It should be a dandy season.
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