It didn’t make any local headlines, but I hear the funeral for RCMP Inspector Tony Perry in Antigonish on October 29 was a particularly somber event.
As columns of Mounties, active and retired, marched through the town to honour the 28-year veteran, a quiet air of discontent about the way the force deals with member stress and suicide followed along with them.
As you’re likely aware by now, the Great Frankland Publication Ban case is over. On November 4, Paul Carver, the chief Crown attorney for the Halifax region, appeared in front of Judge Greg Lenehan to announce they would not be presenting evidence on the publication ban breach charge laid against my goodself by Halifax Regional Police in July.
As civilization, suddenly and solidly, now moves into its post-sanity, post-rational period, we would each do well as charter members of what’s left of civilization to take the time to reflect on the small ironies of life.
Like longtime Sydney lawyer Robert Sampson, 106.
I could not help but smile when David Joseph Hannan’s childhood friend Tobin Taylor told me about the time when they were 12 or 13 and got lost on the way home from Penhorn Mall in Dartmouth, back in January of 1999.
While Wolfville rezzies watching the local papers (er, paper — ed.) may have heard of one recent incident of unnecessary roughness — the October 16 Homecoming weekend stabbing of an unidentified 20-year-old male Acadia student on Main Street in the wee morning hours — local sources are singing a different tune.
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