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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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18
Apr
Driving the Cape Breton cops crazy, Saudi-style

Driving the Cape Breton cops crazy, Saudi-style

The N.S. Public Prosecution Service has a Saudi national’s nether regions on the chopping block, and CBRP couldn’t be happier about it, I understand. You can’t exactly blame them.

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18
Apr

Convicted cabbie was found hanged

It’s a story that doesn’t have a happy ending for anybody.
In November, Antigonish cab driver William Roger MacLellan was convicted of sexually assaulting a passenger in 2014. At trial, Judge Laurel Halfpenny-MacQuarrie heard that an intoxicated female St. FX student awoke in his cab one night to find the cabbie’s hand down her pants.

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