News 1. Glen Assoun is released from prison As I wrote yesterday: Justice James Chipman has ordered the release of Glen Assoun, the man convicted of the brutal murder of Brenda Way. Way was the 28-year-old mother of two whose body was discovered on the morning of November 12, 1995 in the parking lot behind […]
Archives for November 2014
by Rachel Ward Dalhousie University’s board of governors votes tomorrow on possibly ending its investments in fossil fuel companies. The investment committee will present a recommendation on what to do with around $20-million invested in 35 companies related to coal or oil and gas industries. Students and community members of Divest Dal have been campaigning...
Justice James Chipman has ordered the release of Glen Assoun, the man convicted of the brutal murder of Brenda Way. Way was the 28-year-old mother of two whose body was discovered on the morning of November 12, 1995 in the parking lot behind an apartment building on Albro Lake Road. She had been repeatedly beaten...
News 1. #YouKnowHerName A trial starts today for an Eastern Passage man charged in the euphemistically named “high-profile child pornography case.” Five days have been set aside for the trial, but there’s some expectation that the man will simply plead guilty and that will be the end of it. The first man tried in the case […]
News 1. Jail release Some un-specified “corrective action” will be taken against jail staff for mistakenly releasing some guy accused of viciously attacking an old man instead of some guy facing minor charges. “Correctional officers at the appropriate points in the discharge process did not verify the offender’s identity prior to release,” reads the stunningly obvious one-page […]
News 1. Outsourcing Conservatives love cops. That’s why they want to outsource policing services, paying those brave defenders of liberty maybe half what they’re making now. 2. Holly Bartlett Holly Bartlett’s family is angry with police. As I wrote yesterday: Over the next few days and weeks [after Holly was discovered dying under the MacKay […]
“I’m disappointed,” says Marion Bartlett. “Sweet Jesus, that’s all I can say.” Marion Bartlett’s daughter Holly Bartlett was the 31-year-old woman who was discovered badly injured under the MacKay Bridge on March 27, 2010. She died the next day. Holly was a spirited, smart woman working for the province as she finished a degree program at Dalhousie. She […]
News 1. Rich woman says we should cut taxes on rich people The Liberal government hired Laurel Broten, a lawyer and former Liberal Ontario cabinet minister, to review Nova Scotia’s tax system. Her report was published yesterday. It recommends that we eliminate the top tax bracket on those with incomes of more than $150,000, while doing away […]
News 1. Explosion photos Never before publicized photos of the Halifax Explosion have emerged, reports the BBC. British sailor Victor Magnus, an “avid photographer,” was on watch when the Explosion occurred, and took a series of photos. His daughter has decided to make the photos public to commemorate the centennial of the start of World War […]
Six separate cases of tampered Halloween candy have been reported in Nova Scotia this year. But based on the information I have collected from police, I conclude that the reports are very likely false. This would not at all be uncommon. Snopes, the website dedicated to debunking or confirming urban myths and internet rumours, has for years collected reports of...