It looks as if my planned summer day trip to Pictou County in July to attend Amy Hood’s sentencing hearing — perhaps with a stop at Melmerby Beach before returning to Halifax — has been stymied by the naughty former schoolteacher’s legalist, Joel Pink.
No matter. A fall excursion it shall be, with the pretty leaves and whatnot.
It will be another six months or more before ousted St. FX professor Behrang Foroughi-Mobarakeh’s sexual assault trial goes ahead.
N.S. Public Prosecutions spokesthingy Chris Hansen says the trial, which was originally scheduled to begin on May 16, has been postponed because the Crown had last-minute disclosure for the accused’s Halifax-based lawyer Stan MacDonald.
Whichever box you ticked in Pictou County’s May 28 amalgamation plebiscite, keep in mind the vote is non-binding.
Councillors in New Glasgow, Stellarton, Pictou and the rural municipality are free to vote as they please around their respective council tables when the real amalgamation vote goes down later this month.
As I write this, residents of Pictou County are less than two weeks away from voting in a contentious amalgamation plebiscite that would see four municipalities — New Glasgow, Stellarton, Pictou and the rural municipality — merge into one unit.
Professor Shiraz Dossa, the divisive St. FX professor who raised the ire of his colleagues 10 years ago by attending a Holocaust denial conference in Iran, is once again embroiled in controversy.
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