Editor’s note: the DEAD WRONG homepage has links to previous articles, the cast of characters, extras, and commentary. Part 2: Trial and Error This article contains graphic accounts of violence and sexual violence that will disturb some readers. Robin Hartrick was found by a group of young schoolchildren walking along a path through the woods behind […]
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News Views News 1. What we don’t talk about I was thinking about Andre Denny on Bell Let’s Talk Day. It’s ironic, because whenever I get a call from a Federal prison it shows up as “Bell Payphone.” I’ve written before about predatory phone charges in jail/prison. Prisoners of course can’t use a hashtag, because […]
Brenda Way: a 28-year-old woman found murdered behind an apartment building on November 12, 1995. Brenda was a sex worker who lived in North Dartmouth, although she mostly worked the Halifax stroll. Glen Assoun: Brenda’s former boyfriend was in 1999 convicted of murdering Brenda. He has always maintained his innocence. Glen was a drifter with...
Today we take a deep look into the story behind the death of Brenda Way and the likely wrongful conviction of Glen Assoun, who spent 16 years in prison for her murder. Why were the Halifax police so eager to close this case? Why did the murder get so little media attention at the time? If Assoun is […]
The series so far: Introduction Part 1: The War of the Roses Part 2: Trial and Error Part 3: If Glen Assoun Didn’t Kill Brenda Way, Who Did? Part 4: Channelling Kimberly McAndrew Explainers: The cast of characters Extras: Coming soon: What about the jury? Coming soon: Where’s the evidence? Commentary: Who was Brenda Way? Examineradio, episode […]
News Views Government On campus Noticed In the harbour Footnotes News 1. DEAD WRONG Tomorrow (Saturday) at noon we will publish the second instalment of DEAD WRONG: A botched police investigation and a probable wrongful conviction shed light on the murders of dozens of women in Nova Scotia. Part 2, headlined “Trial and Error,” is at heart a […]
The Castro. The Mission. The Avenues. Fresh out of journalism school, I’d moved from New York to San Francisco and had been reporting for the region’s largest newspaper for two weeks — just long enough to deduce that locals referred to the city’s diverse enclaves with a distinct lingo. The Haight. The Tenderloin. The Marina....
News Views Government On campus In the harbour Footnotes News 1. Unimaginable “A community group dedicated to redeveloping Halifax’s Bloomfield site says it has cut ties with Housing Nova Scotia,” reports the CBC. “Imagine Bloomfield says the province’s public housing organization is moving too slowly.”: “We don’t believe that anything substantive has happened in the last […]
News Views Government On campus In the harbour Footnotes News 1. Halifax Transit punts on real time bus info via smart phones, ticket vending machines, and credit card payments This morning, the city issued a Request for Proposals for an initiative called “Halifax Transit Technology Program – Fare Management.” In May of 2014, Halifax Transit hired Trapeze […]
News Views Government On campus In the harbour Footnotes News 1. Strike Talks between the union that represents striking Chronicle Herald newsroom employees and the paper’s management broke off yesterday, and the union issued the following press release: Talks between The Chronicle Herald and its 61 striking newsroom employees broke down Monday when the Herald […]