RCMP reminding everyone to keep safety top-of-mind on Halloween
Friday, 31 October 2014 17:42
RCMP say they will be keeping a close eye on children and adults this Halloween.
Local officer, Constable Deepak Prasad says there will be an increased police presence across the Quad Counties.
Prasad tells The Hawk officers will be making sure people of all ages are safe.
"Making sure kids are obeying the rules of the road, because they do get kind of excited," he says. "Later in the night we will be targeting impaired drivers that might be leaving from parties."
Prasad says children need to be safe on the streets when trick-or-treating and use extra caution crossing the road.
He says drivers need to keep an eye out for extra kids on the road.
Prasad says there are some rules for trick-or-treaters and adults to keep in mind.
"Of course, before you starting chewing down on your chocolates make sure you parents inspect them (and make sure they're safe to eat)."
There are some curfews in place; in Inverness and Richmond Counties trick-or-treating is allowed until 8 p.m.
In Port Hawkesbury trick-or-treating will run from 5 to 8 p.m. with no masks after 8, and a 10 p.m. curfew will be in place for kids under 16.
Tenants forced from Antigonish apartment building after oil leak
Friday, 31 October 2014 14:56
Officials with the Red Cross say 20 tenants have been forced to vacate their apartments in Antigonish.
They say there was a furnace oil leak at a 12 unit building located at 78 Arbor Drive in the town Thursday night.
Officials say the leak is outside the building, but due to the fumes there are some safety concerns.
Fire officials ordered the building be vacated until cleanup and repairs are completed.
Red Cross officials have provided food to residents and assisted some with finding a place to stay.