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RCMP Report Male Attempt to Lure Child in Port Hawkesbury

RCMP say they're investigating a report of a male who approached a young girl in Port Hawkesbury.

They say the alleged incident occurred on Wednesday in the Tamarac subdivision.

They were notified on Thursday.

RCMP say an unknown male approached a 12 year old girl and asked if she wanted a ride home....the child declined and ran home.

Members conducted patrols as kids were walking home from school and no vehicles fitting the description were located.

The male is reported to be between the ages of 30 and 35, tall, with a slightly deep voice.

He was driving a small, four door grey car with dark tinted rear windows.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Port Hawkesbury RCMP or Crimestoppers.

 

Levy's Leather sold to Florida-based company

An Antigonish Co.-based company has been sold to a Florida company.

Officials with Tampa-based Gator Cases have purchased Levy's Leathers.

Terms were not disclosed.

Levy's Leathers has been producing leather guitar straps and accessories for 45 years.

In a release, Gator Cases reps say operations for both companies will continue at their current facilities.

 

Affordable housing reps launch new campaign

Members of the Antigonish Affordable Housing Society have launched a new fundraising campaign.

They say their $250,000 goal is part of their Housing for Hope campaign; money will be used for phase two of their Riverside Estates development.

The total cost of the complex, which will include 10 units and a community room, is estimated to be about $1.6 million.

Colleen Cameron, the society's chair, tells The Hawk the money will benefit community members.

"It'll allow us to keep our rent at a lower rate if we can get our cost down and get this money from the community," she says. "(The) most important thing is to have our rent affordable."

Cameron says they received $100,000 from the Aviva Community Fund, but they need to build on that.

She says the town poses a unique scenario.

"Antigonish is somewhat unique because of our university town and the high student population in the town," she says. "It makes it a challenge for families and individuals to have affordable housing."

Cameron says they have materials in storage, and they're just waiting for the weather to warm up to start construction.

Photo credit: Antigonish Affordable Housing Society

   

Price of gas drops almost six cents

Pump prices have taken a big drop.

The price of gas fell as much as 5.8 cents a litre during the regular price adjustment at midnight, which means the new range for a litre of regular self-serve in the Quad Counties is between $1.10.7 on the low end and $1.13.7 on the high end.

It's been three straight weeks with no increase in pump prices.

Diesel also took the same big drop, as much as 5.8 cents a litre; that means the new range in the Quad Counties is between a minimum of $1.13.5 and a maximum of $1.16.5.

 

Reasoning released, convictions overturned against man sentenced after not disclosing HIV status

A man who was sentenced to 30 months in prison for two sex-related offences in Antigonish has had his convictions overturned.

Claude Allan Thompson, 45, was found guilty of two counts of sexual assault bodily harm in January, 2016.

He was accused of not disclosing his HIV-positive status before sex and not using a condom.

Appeal Court of Nova Scotia documents say ''the sole issue'' in the case was whether any psychological harm caused by non-disclosure of HIV status weakens consent to sexual activity; the court says it does not- Thompson was acquitted.

The incidents in question occurred a few months after he moved to Antigonish from Ontario in 2011.

The appeal hearing was scheduled for October, 2017.

The two complainants cannot be named because of a publication ban.

   

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