A Yarmouth County man has been charged with arson after a automobile was torched in New Edinburgh, N.S., on Tuesday.
Meteghan RCMP had been referred to as to a disturbance outdoors a lobster pound Tuesday night, simply one of many two places the place a number of hundred industrial fishermen and their supporters raided services the place Mi’kmaw fishermen had been storing their catches.
Business fishermen started gathering Tuesday afternoon in Digby County and made their approach to a lobster pound in New Edinburgh, the place, by dusk, lobsters had been stolen, the ability was broken and a van was set ablaze.
The raids come after weeks of unrest within the province’s southwest, sparked by the launch of a “reasonable livelihood” lobster fishery by the Sipekne’katik band outdoors the federally mandated industrial season.
Michael Burton Nickerson, 31, has been charged with arson inflicting injury to property.
Nickerson was arrested Saturday afternoon, however has been launched from custody on situations.
He’s scheduled to look in Digby provincial court docket on Dec. 21.
A Digby County man was additionally charged within the midst of the continued dispute over the lobster fishery. Chris Gerald Melanson, 46, has been charged with assault after allegedly grabbing and shoving Sipekne’katik First Nation Chief Mike Sack on Wednesday throughout an altercation on the lobster pound in New Edinburgh.
RCMP mentioned it has elevated its presence within the Meteghan space, together with an emergency response group, a crucial incident command group and officers from Prince Edward Island who’re skilled in de-escalation and crowd management.
The investigation is constant.
Anybody with data is requested to contact Meteghan RCMP at 902-645-2326. Anybody who needs to stay nameless can name Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers toll free at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submit a safe internet tip or use the P3 Suggestions App.