So, let me see if I have this straight. Nova Scotia Justice Minister Mark Furey, a 32-year veteran of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, had no conflict of interest, real or perceived, while overseeing the provincial government’s response to Canada’s worst modern day mass murder. This is so, despite the reality RCMP actions — and...
News 1. New council “The new regional council was sworn in at a socially distanced ceremony at the Halifax Convention Centre Thursday night, ushering in a more diverse era of municipal politics in the city,” reports Zane Woodford: There were fewer than 100 people at the event in the big ballroom at the convention centre […]
Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil wants police acts in the Glen Assoun wrongful conviction case referred to the Serious Incident Response Team (SIRT) for a possible criminal investigation. SIRT is the province’s independent police oversight body; its mandate is “to investigate all matters that involve death, serious injury, sexual assault and domestic violence or other […]
1. Boat Harbour “The day-by-day countdown to the closing of Boat Harbour happens on a large painting erected in front of the Pictou Landing First Nation band council office, reports Joan Baxter: The painting depicts Boat Harbour as it was before it was dammed (and damned) in 1966, transformed from a healthy tidal estuary to […]
News 1. Climate change action This week people around the world are stepping up activism around the climate emergency during the UN climate action summit in New York. A list of local events can be found here. 2. What to do about Justin? Writes Stephen Kimber: Last week’s Blackface/Brownface controversy raises the complicated question of […]
Among the court documents obtained by the Halifax Examiner in the Glen Assoun wrongful conviction case is a bone-chilling letter written by serial killer Michael McGray to a prison psychiatrist. The letter is dated May 13, 2003. McGray was then housed at the Atlantic Institute in Renous, New Brunswick. He was arrested in 1998 for […]
Glen Assoun convicted of murder Brenda Way was brutally murdered behind an apartment building on Albro Lake Road in Dartmouth, NS on November 12, 1995. Glen Assoun was convicted of the second degree murder of Way in 1999, and sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 18 and a half years. […]