Officials with Sydney company layoff employees due to federal funding issue
Friday, 29 August 2014 17:50
A company with Quad County connections has laid-off sixteen employees less than three months after receiving a federal loan from ACOA officials.
Sydney's Billdidtit Inc. sells drumming accessories created by Port Hawkesbury's Bill Coady.
In June, Billdidit officials received $500,000 in funding from officials with the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency.
Officials with the company say they are dealing with a cash flow issue after some funding from ACOA officials didn't come through.
They say the company is still in business and the layoffs are only temporary.
Officials say there is a meeting planned for next week to sort things out.
Baddeck RCMP respond to violent robbery
Friday, 29 August 2014 17:40
RCMP in Baddeck say they responded to a call of a woman found beaten and barely conscious in her residence.
Police say they got the call on Wednesday evening.
They say the two were known to one another and the victim provided a description of the vehicle the man fled in.
Police say Michael Francis Corbett of Sydney Mines was arrested without incident.
They say the 38-year-old is due in court Friday to face charges of robbery, aggravated assault, and trafficking a controlled substance.
Police say the victim is still in hospital in serious condition.