Cumberland County -
Brawl results in suspensions
OXFORD - Hockey Nova Scotia suspended five minor midget AAA players and launched a full investigation into the cause of a melee outside the Oxford Arena Saturday night.
Tempers heated on ice during a game between rival teams Cumberland County and Brookfield flared outside, drawing both players and parents into a physical altercation.
Three Cumberland County players and two Brookfield players will be receiving suspensions.
Cumberland County RCMP is also investigating the post-game brawl, in which three players were injured, two of which were taken to hospital for observation.
Skabar continues gas fight
AMHERST - Less than a week after the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board held hearings in Amherst, the area's MLA continues to believe something needs to be done to help struggling gas retailers along the border.
Skabar, who appeared before the utility and review board hearings last month, said he supported a Saskatchewan model, which gives retailers in one zone a 100 per cent rebate from the provincial government will a second zone gets a 50 per cent rebate. The boundaries of each zone would be set by the utility and review board.
Drug charges laid
SPRINGHILL - A 21-year-old Springhill man will appear in provincial court sometime in February to face charges of trafficking marijuana, possession of marijuana and possession of cannabis resin.
The man was arrested Wednesday following the execution of a search warrant at the man's residence.
Members of the Cumberland Integrated Street Crime Enforcement Unit, with the assistance of the Springhill Police Service and Criminal Intelligence Service Nova Scotia, seized a quantity of marijuana and cannabis resin.