Boaters: stay smart, stay safe this summer
Cape Breton Regional Police remind boaters to stay safe on the water this season, emphasizing that everyone who operates a motorized pleasure craft must carry proof of competency – a Pleasure Craft Operator Card or other certificate of competency – on board at all times.
Members of the CBRPS Marine Unit will patrol waterways during the summer, including this Canada Day weekend, on boat and Sea-Doo to monitor boating practices and enforce laws and regulations. Police will also have extra enforcement on the water to assist with special events. Boaters should be aware of all safety requirements and regulations for operating their pleasure craft – for example, the appropriate number and size of lifejackets and the need to use navigational lights after dark and in the fog.
Further information on the regulations for minimum safety requirements and other important details for boat users, including a copy of Transport Canada’s Safe Boating Guide, are available at www.tc.gc.ca/boatingsafety.
Police also remind boaters there is zero tolerance for impaired driving; similar to operating a motor vehicle, it is a Criminal Code offence to operate a boat while impaired by alcohol or drugs, punishable by the same penalties and consequences.
Police catch, charge woman for armed robberies
May 19, 2017
A 58-year-old Sydney Mines woman will appear in Sydney Provincial Court today, facing charges for two armed robberies Thursday afternoon.
Police Week 2017
It’s Police Week! Your Cape Breton Regional Police Service invites you to help us celebrate, and learn more about the services we provide in your community, with the following activities:
- Kids! Submit an entry in our Coloring Contest to win a personalized visit to your local police station.
**Print a copy of the colouring page here, put your artistic skills to work, and drop off your completed page to any of the police buildings noted below.
**All submissions must be received by 5:00 PM on Tuesday, May 23rd.
- Attend an Open House at each of our Divisional Offices – meet our officers; see where we work and some of the things we use to do our jobs; stay to enjoy coffee, tea and snacks!
**East Division (8 McFadgen Street, Glace Bay) – Wednesday, May 17th, 10 AM – 12 PM
**North Division (2 Fraser Avenue, Sydney Mines) – Wednesday, May 17th, 4 PM – 6 PM
**Central Division, Headquarters (865 Grand Lake Road, Sydney) – Thursday, May 18th, 2 PM – 5 PM
- Participate in the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics – run, walk, or cheer the athletes on along the route! Visit www.letrcapebreton.ca.
- Follow us on Facebook and Twitter all to learn more about your full-service police agency and how we keep our communities safe.
Police investigating motor vehicle rollover
March 1, 2017
Cape Breton Regional Police are investigating a single vehicle rollover on Johnson Road in North Sydney, at approximately 11:30 PM on February 28th.
Police investigating Caledonia Club robbery
January 4, 2017
Cape Breton Regional Police request the public’s assistance finding two men who robbed the Caledonia Club on Pitt Street in Glace Bay yesterday, January 3rd, at approximately 5:45 PM.
Third person facing charges for northside arsons
December 29, 2016
Cape Breton Regional Police have charged another man in connection with a number of fires throughout Florence and Bras d’Or earlier this summer.
Gary Richard Luker (33) of North Sydney will appear in Sydney Provincial Court on January 17th, to face 2 charges of Arson.