By Wendy Elliott
Mark Clarke, a Canning-area man, has been missing for a year. He was last seen Feb. 4, 2013, north of the village, police say.
Kings District RCMP Cpl. Mike Carter said the 34-year-old was last seen near a recycling depot. He has not been heard from since.
It was reported just after his disappearance that Clarke was last seen in Kentville at the corner of Main and Aberdeen streets the same day.
According to Staff-Sgt. Jean Guy Richard, two flyovers by helicopters took place last spring along the Cornwallis River and again in the fall, once the leaves were down, in the Canning/Blomidon area.
A number of ground searches were undertaken by RCMP members and Valley Search and Rescue.
“So far, nothing,” said Richard. “We stay in touch with the family and ask that anyone with any information contact us please or Crimestoppers.”
Carter said Clarke’s disappearance continues to be an active investigation for Kings RCMP members.
“We’ve built up a timeline and we want to follow up on any tips. He is still listed as a missing person.”
Clarke was known to suffer from seizures. He is Caucasian, approximately five foot 10 inches tall and, at the time of his disappearance, weighed approximately 160 pounds. He has brown hair and blue eyes. When last seen, Clarke had long sideburns and full goatee.
Clarke was wearing a canvas-type, insulated winter coat; insulated, brown, canvas hiking boots; jeans and gloves. Anyone with information is asked to call the nearest police department or New Minas RCMP, 679-5555.