Port manager hurt in crash
SYDNEY, N.S. — Port of Sydney marketing and development manager Bernadette MacNeil was seriously injured in a three-vehicle crash on Friday morning that killed her 90-year-old mother.
Port of Sydney CEO Marlene Usher said she visited MacNeil in the hospital on Sunday. MacNeil, 63, is in an induced coma.
RCMP responded to the threevehicle crash on Highway 4 in Howie Centre on Friday. Usher said MacNeil, a Northside East Bay resident, was driving her mother, Christie MacInnis of Big Pond, back home from the Cape Breton Regional Hospital when the crash occurred. MacInnis was pronounced dead at the scene. Occupants of the other vehicles were not injured. MacNeil began working at Tourism Cape Breton in 1999, and joined the Sydney Ports Corp. the following year.