Last Tuesday, there was dramatic moment in Supreme Court, worthy of its own Law & Order episode. In the course of its prosecution of Randy Riley for the 2010 murder of Chad Smith, the crown called its witness Nathan Johnson. Johnson took the stand and — bam! — said that he, and he alone, killed […]
News 1. Cannabis in liquor stores The McNeil government yesterday released its cannabis policy: These decisions follow the federal government’s decision to legalize recreational cannabis by July 2018. The key policy decisions on cannabis are: — a legal age of 19 for use, purchase and possession — distribution and sales will be online and in […]
A blast from the past Rewatching that video, which publicly introduced the Examiner at its launch in 2014, the first thing I notice is how young I was. The second thing I notice is that it’s all about me, and that bothers me. I couldn’t predict then to what extent I could grow this operation, […]
News 1. Here’s what we need for a great new Mumford Terminal “It’s finally happening,” writes Examiner transportation columnist Erica Butler. “The city has started planning its redo of the ghastly, despised Mumford Terminal.” First, Butler explains, the city must make big decisions on commuter rail and transit lanes in order to get the bus terminal […]
1. The future on the Port of Halifax Former CTV reporter Rick Grant writes: If the Port of Halifax is going to compete in a post-Panamex world, it will need a new, larger container terminal. But a Port Master Plan is delayed, and myriad difficulties are posed by potential new sites for a terminal. That […]
News 1. Street checks “All Halifax Regional Police officers — from the chief through to new recruits — will receive training in 2018 on fair and impartial policing in order to improve street check practices that disproportionately target black people,” reports Sherri Borden Colley for the CBC: It’s one of several measures the police force is taking, Halifax Regional […]
News 1. Bill McEwen Last night, Dartmouth East NDP candidate Bill McEwen abruptly dropped out of the race, issuing this statement: Effective immediately, I have resigned from my position as the NDP candidate for Dartmouth East. I apologize for my past actions and believe that I must be accountable to my community and the residents […]
Epic Season Finale Court Watch will take a break for the summer. I’m finally done law school and I’m moving to Wolfville soon for work. Tim says the column may restart in the fall, when he can rope another law student into writing. So that’ll be it for me in the hallowed pages of the...
On the Docket Jimmy Melvin Jr. trial begins Thursday The week began with pretrial motions in Jimmy Melvin, Jr.’s murder trial. Melvin is charged with first-degree murder arising from the death of Terry Marriott, Jr. in 2009. On Thursday, jury selection is scheduled to begin. The trial is scheduled for 24 days. In Court Hubley...
In Court Repeat sex offender gets shut down by Judge Lenehan Judge Gregory Lenehan won’t be back in the public’s good books for some time, after his comments on sexual assault and consent and the acquittal of Bassam Al-Rawi. But I think readers will still enjoy Steve Bruce’s account of Judge Lenehan absolutely shutting down...