Highland Village Museum will hold a Gaelic language workshop or Cainnt’s Cànan on Saturday, Nov. 17, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Instructor will be Jim Watson, manager of interpretation at Highland Village. Sessions will be aimed at introducing reading to Gaelic students and should be of interest to students enrolled in Total Immersion Plus language courses studying Gaelic reading skills. Teaching will focus on basic sounds for letters in the Gaelic alphabet. Lessons in reading will be accompanied by expressions and transcriptions of Gaelic folklore. The day will be divided into two sessions. Morning classes will focus on vernacular phrasing and vocabulary. The afternoon will begin with a session on Gaelic songs and end with video-taped recordings of native Gaelic speakers from Cape Breton. Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. at the Highland Village reception centre. Cainnt’s Cànan is an excellent opportunity for Gaelic students to advance their speaking and reading skills in a relaxed and historical setting. Admission is $10.00 for adults. Students and children can attend for free. Highland Village Museum is located on Highway 223 at Hector’s Point, Iona. Ur beatha an Clachan.
A 28-year-old man has been arrested after an assault investigation led to the seizure of $58,000 worth of cocaine in a St. Catharines.Niagara police launched an investigation on Tuesday into an alleged assault on a St. Catharines woman.Investigators believed the suspect in the assault was also trafficking cocaine. “Surveillance was conducted on this male which led Police to observe suspected drug transactions,” said Niagara police in a news release.Robert Mulundika, of St. Catharines, was arrested by police and was found to be in possession of crack cocaine.A search warrant was executed at his home in St. Catharines and seized 585 grams of cocaine and crack cocaine as well as $2,480 in cash.Mulundika is facing six charges including assault, uttering threats and trafficking cocaine.He was held for a bail hearing and is scheduled to appear in court later Wednesday.