News 1. Northern Pulp takes the province to court Jennifer Henderson and Joan Baxter report on the news that Northern Pulp is taking the province to court, and on the Pictou Landing First Nation’s reaction. Yesterday afternoon the company issued a news release stating it will ask the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia to undertake […]
Santina Rao was at the Walmart at the Halifax Shopping Centre on Wednesday when she was accused of stealing by store staff, assaulted by the police, and arrested. Rao was shopping with her two young children, age 3 and 15 months. She paid for $90 worth of items in the electronics department. The cashier told […]
Halifax is not publicly releasing a consultants’ report into police services in the municipality, citing “sensitive information” around the use of police resources, privacy, and security. Regional council voted in favour of a staff recommendation to accept the report and 26 of its 29 recommendations at its meeting on Tuesday. Most of the recommendations were...
News 1. Halifax is getting a stadium Council voted in favour of spending $20 million on a stadium, although the Atlantic Schooners will have to find a new location, Zane Woodford with The Star Halifax reports. A staff report recommended spending the $20 million, but told Schooner Sports and Entertainment (SSE) its preferred spot of […]
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News 1. Police data collection The police board has approved a motion to ask Halifax Regional Police for a plan to implement a Wortley report recommendation that would see racial data collected on all police stops, including traffic stops. Currently, that data is only collected for street checks, and shows that Black Haligonians are six […]
News 1. “No one cares about Assoun, tsk, tsk, tsk” Dave Moore is the former RCMP officer who suspected that serial killer Michael McGray, and not Glen Assoun, murdered Brenda Way, even though Assoun was convicted of the murder in 1999. Moore repeatedly tried to get his colleagues interested in his investigation, but they were […]
Dave Moore is the former RCMP officer who suspected that serial killer Michael McGray, and not Glen Assoun, murdered Brenda Way, even though Assoun was convicted of the murder in 1999. Moore repeatedly tried to get his colleagues interested in his investigation, but they were not interested. In fact, without Moore’s consent, computer files he […]
Elizabeth had no expectations when she opened her email on a Monday morning in early February. But the words she read in the message received at 9:05am struck fear through her. As she stared at the screen, disbelief escalated into panic. “To date I have not heard back from you. After discussions with our Director, […]
The price of police background checks How much is too much to pay for a background check to apply for a job or to volunteer for a non-profit group such as Big Brothers/Big Sisters or a school breakfast program? It’s a question worth asking in Halifax, where the fees to check if a person has...