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                           NEWS FOR JULY 7/2015

 

A 27 year old Dartmouth man faces charges after a 2 vehicle crash on the 101 near Coldbrook shortly after 5:00 Saturday morning.
The man was taken to hospital and was arrested for impaired driving shortly after being released.
The RCMP then searched his vehicle and found cocaine and crack cocaine.
Darcy Joel Miller is charged with impaired driving and possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.

A preliminary inquiry began today for two people accused of plotting to open fire at the Halifax Shopping Centre.
Twenty-three-year-old Lindsay Souvannarath of Illinois and 20-year-old Randall Steven Shepherd of Halifax are each charged with conspiracy to commit murder, conspiracy to commit arson, illegal possession of dangerous weapons and making a threat through social media.
The preliminary inquiry is scheduled for three days and is being held under a publication ban that prohibits reporting what is heard.

The federal government has announced $6 million in funding for high-speed Internet in the province.
The Industry Canada grant will allow Seaside Wireless Communications to expand Internet services to about 14,000 homes and businesses, but none in the Valley.
The funding will be directed to residents in Pictou, Antigonish, Colchester, Guysborough, Inverness, Cape Breton, Cumberland, Richmond, and Victoria counties.

The Bluenose II will be available for public tours on Saturday after undergoing a major restoration that went over budget and took much longer to complete than scheduled.
Members of the public will be able to tour the ship after it sails into the harbour in Lunenburg and before it begins offering sailing harbour tours on July 19.
It was supposed to return to the water in 2011 and was the subject of a report by the province's auditor general, who blamed the delay on the Heritage Department's failure to follow basic management practices.

The former Chief Administrative Officer in West Hants won't be going to jail for stealing from the municipality and attacking her husband with a hammer.
Fifty-five year old Cheryl Chislett was sentenced to a year's probation yesterday.
She pleaded guilty in May to fraud and assault with a weapon and has paid back the money she took.
Court was told today that Chislett was addicted to gambling.

Police say they do not believe foul play is a factor in the death of a male whose body was found Monday in Renwick Brook.
Cape Breton Regional Police say the body has been sent for an autopsy to confirm the cause of death.
Renwick Brook is about 20 kilometres east of Sydney.

A graduate of Dalhousie University's dentistry school who says he helped blow the whistle on a misogynistic Facebook page wants the school to clear his name so he can work as a dentist.

Ryan Millet has asked university president Richard Florizone to expunge his suspension after a report was released last week on how Dalhousie handling of comments posted online by male dentistry students.

Dalhousie's lawyer says that Florizone cannot pretend Millet wasn't involved in a Facebook group at the centre of the scandal or that he wasn't suspended.  


Police in Halifax are looking for a suspect after two break-ins and a sexual assault at a downtown apartment building.

Halifax Regional Police received two separate reports from women who each found a man in their bedrooms early Sunday morning.

Police say in one incident a woman was sexually assaulted by a man who went into her bed while she was sleeping.

A woman in another apartment reported waking up to find a man standing in her bedroom but he left when confronted


The merging of the province's 9 district health authorities into one earlier this year has delayed a Valley project years in the making.
The Valley Hospice Foundation decided in May of '04 to start fundraising for a free standing hospice near Valley Regional Hospital.
They reached their goal this spring, but still have to work out an agreement with the new health authority to proceed.
They're hoping that will be done by the end of summer so they can issue a call for tenders.
The facility is expected to have 8 to 10 beds in private rooms with space for family members to spend the night.

A good start to the construction year in Kings County, but not so in a couple of towns.

Building permits worth 19.8 million dollars have been issued so far this fiscal year in the county, that's up almost 2 million dollars from a year ago.
In Kentville, permits worth 924 thousand dollars have been issued, down from 2.4 million this time last year.
Only 212 thousand dollars worth of permits have been issued in Berwick, down from 370 thousand a year ago.

Natural Resources Minister Zach Churchill was at Acadia University yesterday  where he announced over 200 thousand dollars for 20 Habitat Conservation Fund grants.
Six of the grants are going to Acadia.
The money is intended to help promote sustainable hunting practices, provide mentoring and conservation education, and study the pressures affecting wildlife populations.

Well known singer-songwriter Terry Kelly has been appointed to a three year term as Honorary Colonel for 14 Wing Greenwood.
Kelly is a member of the Order of Canada and a recipient of Honorary degrees from St. Mary's University and Kings College.
The Honorary Colonel title carries many responsibilities such as developing, promoting and sustaining strong community ties.

 

 
 
 
 

 













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