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01
May

Law & Disorder, New Glasgow...

In a recent post on the New Glasgow Regional Police Facebook page noting the April 26 arrest of a 22-year-old man suspected in multiple thefts from vehicles on the town’s west side, Const. Ken MacDonald notes that many of the vehicles were unlocked, “making the senseless activity a crime of opportunity.”

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01
May
Tony Smith's bad day in court

Tony Smith's bad day in court

The public face of the province’s restorative inquiry into the Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children doesn’t come off looking so hot in a recently released decision from the Nova Scotia Court of Appeals.

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01
May
Police chief's sex probe waiting game

Police chief's sex probe waiting game

For almost nine months now, Bridgewater Police Chief John Collyer has been sitting at home collecting a paycheque, waiting to see if an investigation by the Serious Incident Response Team warrants criminal charges. The longest nine months of his life, no doubt.

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01
May
The death of Mike Peverill

The death of Mike Peverill

In a different world, in a different time, instead of becoming a drug trafficker and winding up dead on the floor of his Dartmouth apartment in January of 1999, 31-year-old Mike Peverill might have become a barber.
“He might have been good at that,” his mother, Kathleen tells me,

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18
Apr
One fine day at court  administration

One fine day at court administration

The talented and fragrant court admin lady looked up from her work, confused. With good reason.
She swivelled in her seat, turning to regard the closed door that leads to the file room. Beyond that, another door opens into the hallway of the provincial courthouse on Spring Garden Road. What precisely was that guttural caterwauling sound?

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