News 1. Bumbling response to Portapique Yesterday, retired RCMP Staff Sergeant Al Carroll testified via Zoom at the Mass Casualty Commission (MCC), the public inquiry into the mass murders of April 18/19, 2020. Through his questioning of Carroll, MCC lawyer Roger Burrill aptly laid out how a series of cascading policing errors built upon each […]
News 1. Power outages “Three-and-a-half days after Dorian knocked out power for more than 400,000 homes and businesses in the province, Nova Scotia Power issued a news release Tuesday evening, Sept.10, saying it had restored electricity for 75% of these customers,” reports Jennifer Henderson: “We have the most crews working in Nova Scotia history,” boasted the […]
News 1. Media victory in Assoun case “Nova Scotia Supreme Court Justice James Chipman has indicated that he will grant a media request to gain access to sealed court documents in the Glen Assoun case,” Tim Bousquet wrote yesterday. Click here for all the details (Tim is updating the story this morning.) Tim’s worked a […]
Say, here’s an idea. My idea isn’t quite the Chase-the-Ace, get-us-on-national-TV, fun-and-games scheme Tim suggested a few months back. “Simply toss 20 dollar bills from a helicopter above downtown Yarmouth,” he proposed as his own common sense alternative to pouring still more millions of our tax dollars into that bottomless ocean that is our from-nowhere-to-no-way-not-now...
News 1. SIRT is not equipped to investigate rape by cops The Serious Incident Response Team (SIRT) is tasked with investigating police, but it has no written policies for preserving rape kit evidence and its investigators have no specialized training in dealing with victims of sexual assault. Reporter Maggie Rahr brings us the case of […]
News 1. South Park Street bike lane “Halifax is going to build its longest protected bike lane sometime in the next year on South Park Street,” reports Erica Butler: The 1.2 kilometre lane will run from Sackville Street all the way to Inglis Street in the south end, near Saint Mary’s University. With council’s approval […]
News 1. Police evidence “Tens of thousands of dollars and several kilograms of illicit drugs are still missing from Halifax Regional Police evidence, but the chief says there’s no indication anything ‘untoward’ has happened within his force,” reports Zane Woodford for Metro: “We’re very confident that our officers did not do anything untoward,” Blais told […]
News Views Noticed Government On campus In the harbour Footnotes News 1. Prison deaths “Two Newfoundland families have launched negligence lawsuits against Correctional Service Canada over the separate deaths of two women in a Nova Scotia penitentiary, alleging the prison failed to provide proper physical and mental health care in both cases,” reports Michael Tutton for the […]