The RCMP’s spin on the Glen Assoun wrongful conviction makes no sense. That is the view of two former RCMP officers who are familiar with the case. It is now established that in 2004, the RCMP deleted information on a computer database that would have made the case that serial killer Michael McGray — not […]
In the past month or so, an awful lot of people — especially people with nothing to gain from a new airport that would serve a couple of luxury golf resorts in Inverness — have put forward more than enough good reasons for both the federal and provincial governments to tell Cabot Links and Cabot […]
“Prison was hell.” We’re sitting for the first full interview Glen Assoun has granted since his conviction for the murder of Brenda Way in 1999. Assoun spent nearly 17 years in prison, and another four-and-a-half years under strict release conditions until March 2, when he was fully exonerated for the crime. Court documents released last […]
For background on this story, see my 2016 series, “Dead Wrong.” In the late 1990s, Halifax police were dealing with a disturbing number of unsolved murders, and in 1997, an RCMP–Halifax police task force, “Operation Full Course,” was established to look at cold cases. Operation Full Course was primarily focused on Andrew Johnson, a man picked […]
For background on this story, see my 2016 series, “Dead Wrong.” Court documents released on Friday reveal how Glen Assoun was wrongfully convicted of the 1995 murder of his former girlfriend Brenda Way. The documents detail two sets of police misconduct. The first set of misconduct was when Halifax police working on the investigation into […]
Justice James Chipman today ruled for the Halifax Examiner, the CBC, and the Canadian Press in our application to unseal documents in the Glen Assoun case. Assoun is the man who was wrongfully convicted of the 1995 murder of Brenda Way and spent over 16 years in prison. Assoun was released on an extraordinary court-ordered […]
This is a breaking news story. More information will be published later today. Newly unsealed court documents in the Glen Assoun case reveal that: The actual killer • serial killer Michael McGray was the likely killer of Brenda Way. The RCMP deleted, destroyed, and lost information that linked McGray to the Way murder • RCMP […]
About 150 people turned up for the annual general meeting of the Nova Scotia Health Authority in Truro yesterday. The NSHA oversees a yearly budget of $2.1 billion used to operate the province’s hospitals and ambulances, deliver diagnostic tests and mental health treatment, recruit family doctors and nurse practitioners, as well as provide wellness programs...
City staff are “mothballing” an electric bus pilot project for which council had already approved $1 million in funding, in the process turning down another $2.25 million in federal funding secured to help fund the project, according to documents obtained under a Freedom of Information request. An electric bus generates about 62 fewer tonnes of...
The Herald’s shipping columnist Peter Ziobrowski writes movingly this morning of a workplace fatality at Irving Shipyard last week. Forty-year-old Trevor O’Neil died three days after he was struck on the head by the lid from a pressurized cylinder that came off the sandblasting equipment O’Neil was using. He fell several feet to the ground […]