Antigonish RCMP investigating arson in Merland

September 5, 2021, Merland, Nova Scotia…Antigonish RCMP is investigating an arson in Merland.

On September 4, 2021 at approximately 8:40 p.m., police responded to a fire on Afton Rd. in Merland. Police learned that an unknown person had entered a wood lot, broken into an excavator and then lit a vehicle on fire before leaving the scene.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact the Antigonish RCMP at 902-863-6500. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers toll free at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477), submit a secure web tip at, or use the p3 Tips App.

File # 2021-1325746