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Oct
Assault charge laid against troubled Patrick Johnston

Assault charge laid against troubled Patrick Johnston

Court papers show that Dartmouth slumlord-turned Caribbean innkeeper Patrick Johnston is due to appear in court later this month to enter a plea on a charge of assaulting his estranged wife.
And police aren’t ruling out the possibility of laying more charges following an incident at a North End Halifax middle school last month.

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21
Aug

Global TV toilers hope to stave off strike

In the wake of the Chronicle Herald strike settlement, unionized Global TV workers hope efforts to keep them off the picket lines will be successful. On-air personalities and journalists from Global could be on strike if mediation later this month does not work out in the Montreal office.

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21
Aug
Halloween mask murder of boxer Donny Downey

Halloween mask murder of boxer Donny Downey

Halifax had a curious tradition in the 1980s and into the 1990s. The Saturday night closest to Halloween was called Mardi Gras. Folks would dress as their favourite monster or alien or mother-in-law and roam around the city, oftentimes with flasks of liquid courage to bolster their fun.

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21
Aug
Caribbean collapse on the way for Patrick Johnston?

Caribbean collapse on the way for Patrick Johnston?

After the spectacular financial flameout experienced by noted Dartmouth slumlord Patrick Johnston in 2014 (Franks 681, 683, 686), he might be headed for another gotterdammerung.

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21
Aug
Behind the Company House's downfall

Behind the Company House's downfall

“I don’t know all the facts, but it saddens me that it had to happen like this,” says former CoHo co-owner Mary Ann Daye. You may have heard that popular Gottingen Street nightspot The Company House will be closing its doors for good September 5 amidst allegations of threats and harassment.

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