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11
Dec
When Shifty (allegedly!) went lurking in the night..

When Shifty (allegedly!) went lurking in the night..

Everyone called him “Shifty,” but it wasn’t a comment on his principles, or lack thereof. Sources say Halifax Regional Police Constable George Edward Farmer was given the nickname by his dad when he was just a baby in Whitney Pier. George Farmer Senior noticed that his infant son, born in 1974, was an exceptionally still little guy.

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11
Dec
Oh, the humanity!

Oh, the humanity!

Donald James Campbell, the accused drug trafficker who was being hailed as a hero by dozens of cheering Cape Bretoners outside Sydney court the other week, has a criminal record as long as my arm.

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26
Nov
Robie Street rooming house slaying of Ann Marie Masson

Robie Street rooming house slaying of Ann Marie Masson

It was christened the Easter of Grief by The Daily News, not just because of the Halifax rooming house murder of 27-year-old Ann Marie Masson in March of 1986. There were two other deaths that weekend, as well.

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26
Nov
Growing up Masson

Growing up Masson

Ann Marie and Robert Masson’s four children grew up in a decidedly non-normal fashion.
Ranging in age from six to 11 when their mother was murdered (see accompanying piece), Chris Masson tells me the Satanism both his parents practised played with their young minds.
“I remember one time, we saw a witch next to us in the living room,” he tells me.

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26
Nov

From the Only the Good Die Young Files...

Frankland Memorial Services is pleased to announce the death of Mr. Charles Miles Maddox Manson.
Mr. Manson was born November 12, 1934 in Cincinnati, Ohio, but spent many years in California.

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