News 1. Weather There’s weather. 2. Reasonable grounds “Police officers who lawfully pull over a driver no longer need reasonable grounds to demand a sample of their breath,” reports Kaitlyn Swan for the CBC: New changes in the Criminal Code that take effect Tuesday give officers more authority when screening drivers for alcohol in hopes of reducing impaired […]
News 1. Habeas Corpus Five prisoners at the Burnside jail filed more habeas corpus applications last week, claiming that they were inappropriately kept in lockdown for up to four days. As has become typical, by the time the habeas applications could make their way to a court hearing before a judge, four of the prisoners […]
November subscription drive I’m running behind so I’m just going to repeat what I wrote yesterday: Everyone should come to our subscription party Sunday. Here’s our Facebook event for the, er, event: Come celebrate with us! Investigative journalist Linden MacIntyre joins us as guest speaker. He’ll be announced by former CBC radio host/ spice merchant Costas […]
Good morning, folks. Erica Butler here at the Morningfile keyboard today. News 1. Burnside jail “The prisoner protest at the Burnside jail is in part sparked by the move to the direct supervision model,” reports El Jones: Both staff and prisoners say that the change to new day rooms has been disorganized, that there is […]
News 1. Weather There’s weather today. 2. Sexual history and anonymity Yesterday, the courts published Judge Anne Derrick’s decision on whether testimony on Catherine Campbell’s sexual history would be allowed in the preliminary inquiry of the murder charge against Christopher Garnier. Derrick’s ruling is complicated, but the gist of it is she ruled that Campbell’s sexual history […]
Court dismisses Henneberry’s appeal On Thursday last week, when the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal dismissed Victoria Henneberry’s appeal of her guilty plea to murder, family members of murder victim Loretta Saunders applauded. Miriam Saunders, Loretta’s mother, told reporters she can now begin to heal and advocate for the larger issues raised by her daughter’s...