When Zaynab moved out of the “downtownish” Sydney home she was renting last year, she expected to get back the $600 security deposit she had given her landlord at the start of the lease. A speech language pathologist who immigrated to Nova Scotia from Boston in 2018 (“I am Muslim, Iranian, and gay, and it […]
This is the first article in a two-part series about ticks and tick-borne diseases in Nova Scotia — what we know about them and what we’re doing about them. Part 1 looks at some of the reasons for the tick population explosion and the increased incidence of Lyme disease, and what public health authorities are […]
News 1. Halifax police officer testifies he didn’t think Corey Rogers needed medical assistance “One of the officers who arrested Corey Rogers the night he died testified Tuesday that although Rogers was intoxicated and needed to be dragged into his cell, he didn’t think the 41-year-old needed medical attention,” writes Zane Woodford in his continuing […]
It was an innocuous event, as most book launches are, but the Royal Canadian Mounted Police didn’t think so, and two officers in plain clothes showed up at Hart Hall at Mount Allison University, apparently concerned by what they read in this Halifax Examiner story and in three Facebook posts advertising the launch. It’s a […]
News 1. McNutt pleads guilty to sexual assault offences This item is written by Tim Bousquet. Yesterday, Michael McNutt pleaded guilty to offences related to the sexual abuse (and one assault) of 34 boys over the course of 20 years. McNutt was facing 90 charges; the remainder of the charges will be dismissed at sentencing […]
News 1. Murderer escaped Portapique within 10 minutes of police arriving Tim Bousquet provides an update on what we know about the mass murder which started in Portapique, Nova Scotia on April 18, based on new information released yesterday by RCMP Support Services Officer Darren Campbell. New information includes: • 435 witnesses have been identified, […]
by Karen Rawlines As of Jan. 1, 2015, abortion access in New Brunswick will change: Women will no longer need the approval of two physicians to get an abortion, and the procedure will no longer need to be performed by a specialist. Those changes are important improvements in a province that lost its sole abortion...