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Mar
Shane Siddle was found injured in notorious North End crackhouse

Shane Siddle was found injured in notorious North End crackhouse

 
By the 1990s, North End Halifax’s Belle Aire Terrace had acquired a veneer of desperation. While it remained mostly a working class neighbourhood, several dilapidated rooming houses had tainted the street.
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18
Feb
Shoulda been a jihadi, Mr. Abdi...

Shoulda been a jihadi, Mr. Abdi...

Due to whatever combination of nature, nurture and circumstance, Abdoul Abdi is a bad seed.
Even if, like most fair-minded people, you believe the latter two are mostly to blame — being shifted around to dozens of foster homes and group homes tends to do that to a kid — that doesn’t lessen the violence that peppers the 24-year-old’s rap sheet.
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18
Feb

Tax sale trouble in the Valley

Leave it to Beaver, ya might say.
For years now, Wilmot, Annapolis County resident Joseph “Beaver” Landry has been causing all manner of legal headaches for the Municipality of the County of Annapolis, and the hits just  keep comin’.
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18
Feb

He scoffed from the law, and the law won

In case you missed it, a recent piece in the local fishwrapper advised of the sentence handed to a 22-year-old who stole a laptop out of an unmarked police vehicle
in New Glasgow last year.
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18
Feb
Morley Googoo, everybody’s go-to Indian

Morley Googoo, everybody’s go-to Indian

 
A few days after Assembly of First Nations regional Chief Morley Googoo cried tears of joy in  Halifax council chambers when councillors voted to remove the statue of Edward Cornwallis, a rather incredulous lady from the Sipekne’katik First Nation (Indian Brook) rang me up.
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