Weapons of mass intimidation

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Weapons of mass intimidation

posted by ROB GORDON, Apr 7/16

Over the last four years Halifax Regional Police have tripled their armament of semi-automatic assault rifles, even as crime rates decrease. Do you feel any safer? comments      23


How I helped the Cuban Five escape from a Cold War prison

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How I helped the Cuban Five escape from a Cold War prison

posted by STEPHEN KIMBER, Dec 10/15

Behind the unlikely Havana-Washington-Halifax connection. comments      2


Canada's “secret epidemic” of police domestic violence

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Canada's “secret epidemic” of police domestic violence

posted by JACOB BOON, Nov 6/15

A new books asks whether departments are unable or unwilling to address the violence in their ranks. comments      4


Police wives and stories of domestic assault

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Police wives and stories of domestic assault

posted by JACOB BOON, Nov 6/15

A Q&A with author Alex Roslin about his new book. comments      2


The case for shit lists

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The case for shit lists

posted by JACOB BOON, Sep 24/15

Sharing the names of alleged rapists isn't perfect, but it's better than the alternative. comments      10


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NSLC won’t say how much money it’s spent fighting a 2009 human rights complaint

posted by MICHAEL LIGHTSTONE, Sep 24/15

Liquor corporation denies FOIPOP. comments      1


High time for a change

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High time for a change

posted by JACOB BOON, Aug 13/15

The sixth annual PEACE EAST festival wants to clear the air on medical marijuana. comments      3


The pros and cons of plea bargaining

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The pros and cons of plea bargaining

posted by JACOB BOON, Jul 30/15

Who benefits from the controversial justice system process? comments      0


Assaults are up, theft is down in first quarter police stats

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Assaults are up, theft is down in first quarter police stats

posted by JACOB BOON, May 21/15

What crimes are being committed in Halifax? comments      1


Burnside’s overcrowded jail remains an embarrassment

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Burnside’s overcrowded jail remains an embarrassment

posted by JACOB BOON, Apr 16/15

Our prison system isn’t working, locally or nationally. comments      0


Drew Butler arrested, released over Mic Mac Mall threats

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Drew Butler arrested, released over Mic Mac Mall threats

posted by JACOB BOON, Mar 4/15

Halifax Police contact The Coast in order to arrest our source. comments      17


Racial profiling still a problem in Nova Scotia

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Racial profiling still a problem in Nova Scotia

posted by MICHAEL LIGHTSTONE, Feb 19/15

Dalhousie talk to shed light on ugly problem. comments      5


Five years of solitude

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Five years of solitude

posted by JACOB BOON, Feb 5/15

The use of segregation in NS prisons numbers in the thousands. comments      10


Police need to earn the trust of black communities

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Police need to earn the trust of black communities

posted by RACHEL WARD, Feb 5/15

A profile of racial profiling. comments      8


Case closed, justice hardly served

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Case closed, justice hardly served

posted by HILARY BEAUMONT, Dec 4/14

Her accused walks free. Her name remains banned. comments      1


Delays and frustrations with the always-on stalker

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Delays and frustrations with the always-on stalker

posted by HILARY BEAUMONT, Nov 6/14

Halifax police hand off revenge porn case to Florida. comments      0


Murder at the Halifax Club

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Murder at the Halifax Club

posted by JACOB BOON, Oct 30/14

A century ago, did the city’s elite conspire to kill? comments      3


A call for representation

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A call for representation

posted by ASHLEY CORBETT, Oct 23/14

King's students explore the role of women in their history.
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Hoping for something better

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Hoping for something better

posted by NATASHA MACDONALD-DUPUIS, Oct 16/14

Transgender woman fights against human rights decision. comments      2


Police, province respond to Nicole and Kim

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Police, province respond to Nicole and Kim

posted by HILARY BEAUMONT, Oct 9/14

The authorities are finally paying attention after last week’s Coast cover story. comments      0


The always-on stalker

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The always-on stalker

posted by HILARY BEAUMONT, Oct 2/14

Two women are being relentlessly harassed and the justice system won’t help, even after Rehtaeh Parsons. comments      27


"Not our best effort" deputy police chief says of stalker case

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"Not our best effort" deputy police chief says of stalker case

posted by HILARY BEAUMONT, Oct 2/14

HRP's Bill Moore speaks to CBC's Information Morning about The Coast's "The always-on stalker" comments      2


“It’s easy to think nothing will change”

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“It’s easy to think nothing will change”

posted by KYLE MULLIN, Sep 25/14

Folk-punk legend Billy Bragg talks Ferguson. comments      1


The best self-defence isn’t always a good offence

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The best self-defence isn’t always a good offence

posted by JADE NAUSS, Sep 4/14

Go too far fighting off an attacker and you might be the one facing charges. comments      32


The ultimate crime

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The ultimate crime

posted by JACOB BOON, Aug 21/14

Before retiring from Halifax Regional Police in 2008, Tom Martin was a veteran homicide investigator who handled Jason MacCullough’s murder until the department’s cold case task force was disbanded in 2005. comments      1


Too many anniversaries for Jason MacCullough

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Too many anniversaries for Jason MacCullough

posted by JACOB BOON, Aug 21/14

After fifteen years, the Dartmouth teenager’s murder frustratingly remains unsolved. comments      2


The missing, the mourned

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The missing, the mourned

posted by ANNIE MARGARET CLAIR, Aug 14/14

Human stories behind Canada’s tragic epidemic of missing and murdered aboriginal people comments      16


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Similar sentences for similar offenders

posted by HILARY BEAUMONT, Aug 7/14

Lyle Howe receives three-year sentence for sexual assault. comments      7


Memories of Loretta Saunders

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Memories of Loretta Saunders

posted by HILARY BEAUMONT, Jul 31/14

Following a difficult inquiry, the family can start to heal says Loretta’s mother. comments      3


The colour of justice

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The colour of justice

posted by HILARY BEAUMONT, Jul 3/14

comments      14


Scott Jones' attacker sentenced

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Scott Jones' attacker sentenced

posted by TARA THORNE, Jun 12/14

Shane Matheson will serve nearly a decade in prison comments      1


Persistence and patience

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Persistence and patience

posted by ADRIA YOUNG, Apr 24/14

Two years after Raymond Taavel’s death, his partner and family are still pushing the province to review its mental health patient policies. comments      0


Holly Bartlett’s unlikely journey

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Holly Bartlett’s unlikely journey

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Dec 12/13

Police say the Dalhousie student wandered to her death on the way home, but her family believes there’s more to the case. comments      29


Red-light greenlight: Sex work at the brink of legalization

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Red-light greenlight: Sex work at the brink of legalization

posted by JUSTIN LING, Aug 15/13

The Harper government resists any change in legislation and is fighting a court ruling favouring sex workers, but a recent poll finds Canadians increasingly are in favour of legalization. comments      10


Reefer sadness

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Reefer sadness

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Jan 31/13

The marijuana legalization movement is riding high on breakthrough victories in the states, but the recent big bust in Halifax is a reminder that Nova Scotia is lagging behind the high times. comments      7


Gun crazy

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Gun crazy

posted by MAIRIN PRENTISS, Mar 8/12

With shootings way up in Halifax, we look into how the cops are---and aren’t---responding. comments      5


Encounters with The Sleep Watcher

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Encounters with The Sleep Watcher

posted by MELISSA EVANS, Nov 10/11

For years he’s frustrated police and put residential neighbourhoods on edge by breaking into women’s homes to see them sleeping. For the first time, eyewitnesses publicly describe coming face to face with Halifax’s serial creeper. comments      8


To serve or suppress

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To serve or suppress

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Oct 6/11

Police departments across Canada turn routine crime reports into official secrets, putting public safety at risk in the zeal to control information. That’s why Halifax’s pioneering move to free the police blotter is vital comments      9


Sex workers trapped

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Sex workers trapped

posted by LIZZY HILL, Nov 4/10

Seventeen Halifax sex workers have gone missing or been killed, and the organization that advocates for them needs your help. comments      5


Saving the worst of the worst

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Saving the worst of the worst

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Oct 7/10

Halifax’s intervention program for young criminals is at risk of being cut. comments      11


Bawdy crimes

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Bawdy crimes

posted by LIZZY HILL, Aug 12/10

By redefining sex work as organized crime, the Conservatives are endangering workers. comments      7


Is Corey Wright the wrong man?

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Is Corey Wright the wrong man?

posted by STEPHEN KIMBER, May 6/10

When American sailor Damon Crooks was killed on Argyle Street, police had a perfect suspect but a weak case. Luckily for a city embarrassed by the murder, the suspect cooperated. comments      100


Celebrating our story (at last)

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Celebrating our story (at last)

posted by STEPHEN KIMBER, Feb 25/10

Nova Scotia's black history is rich and remarkable—Birchtown was North America's largest settlement of free blacks when it was founded in 1783—but rarely acknowledged. comments      5


Halifax, province of Nova Scotia, poised to make Africville settlement offer

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Halifax, province of Nova Scotia, poised to make Africville settlement offer

posted by CHARLENE DAVIS, Feb 11/10

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IS SHE SAFE?

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IS SHE SAFE?

posted by LEZLIE LOWE, Jan 14/10

The murder victims make the front page but, every day, vast numbers of women get abused and no one much notices. comments      10


Art photo project gets bounced - hard

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Art photo project gets bounced - hard

posted by CHARLENE DAVIS, Dec 10/09

NSCAD art students beating for baiting brouhaha raises questions over proper training for bar security. comments      26


Screaming mad on national day of action

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Screaming mad on national day of action

posted by LEZLIE LOWE, Dec 3/09

The anniversary of the Montreal Massacre still brings anger, but also hope. comments      3


Kimber: police chief's explanation fails

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Kimber: police chief's explanation fails

posted by STEPHEN KIMBER, Dec 3/09

Halifax police chief Frank Beazley's response to the unsolved murder issue doesn't hold up comments      12


Dead Wrong: Halifax's unsolved murders

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Dead Wrong: Halifax's unsolved murders

posted by STEPHEN KIMBER, Nov 19/09

In at least 48 cases, a killer has not been brought to justice, giving Halifax one of the highest unsolved murder rates in the country. A former murder investigator says incompetence and indifference among police department brass are to blame. comments      38


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Bouncer bill looms

posted by ADAM MILLER, Nov 19/09

Justice minister Ross Landry introduced a bill aimed at requiring all bouncers be licensed and professionally trained. comments      5


May Ocean versus Goliath

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May Ocean versus Goliath

posted by BRUCE WARK, Nov 12/09

A simple car accident has turned into a nine-year court battle between one of Canada’s largest insurance companies and a cash-strapped artist. Economical Mutual says May Ocean’s unorthodox scientific theories about the origin of humans and language prove she is “delusional.” But Ocean says she’s just trying to get justice. comments      31


Seven Sparks' program heals with sweat

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Seven Sparks' program heals with sweat

posted by LIZZY HILL, Oct 15/09

Mi'kmaq Native Friendship Centre runs an innovative program for aboriginal federal prisoners in Dartmouth. comments      1


Purrr-fect research

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Purrr-fect research

posted by ANNA DUCKWORTH, Sep 24/09

Canada's first pet detective, Vicky Vaughan, has a nose for finding missing companions. comments      0


Arms sale in Halifax on 9/11

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Arms sale in Halifax on 9/11

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Sep 10/09

This year's September 11 anniversary is marked by the Canadian Defence, Security and Aerospace Exhibition, a military industry trade show, is being held at the Cunard Centre. comments      17


Sex work in the shadows

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Sex work in the shadows

posted by MEREDITH DAULT, Aug 20/09

Halifax’s sex workers are regularly assaulted and have even been killed on the job. But as a result of our hypocritical attitudes toward sex—we can sell anything using appeals to our sexual selves, except sex itself—we can’t find a way to protect these women. Meredith Dault tells their story. photos Aaron McKenzie Fraser comments      28


To a safer Macdonald bridge

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To a safer Macdonald bridge

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Aug 13/09

Construction starts next week on "safety barriers" to deter suicides comments      31


Africville's racism documented

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Africville's racism documented

posted by HILARY BEAUMONT, Jul 30/09

Africville: Can't Stop Now, a documentary about Eddie, Nelson and Irvine Carvery's lifelong search for compensation. comments      28


March protests criminalization of black youth

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March protests criminalization of black youth

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Jun 25/09

In the wake of police action at the Auburn Drive high School, Black Independence Network Nova Scotia and other groups stage a march through Halifax. comments      29


Art by domestic violence victims too offensive for Province House

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Art by domestic violence victims too offensive for Province House

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, May 28/09

Banners for the Until the Violence Stops festival are inappropriate for tourists, says official comments      12


HFD's old boy network

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HFD's old boy network

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Apr 16/09

As black firefighters press their claims, a women steps forward to say she too was discriminated against by the Halifax fire department. comments      5


Black firefighters file human rights complaint

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Black firefighters file human rights complaint

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Apr 2/09

Alleging a string of racist incidents and management indifference, a group of black Halifax firefighters files a human rights complaint. comments      30


Sex worker's rights

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Sex worker's rights

posted by ANGELINA CHAPIN, Oct 23/08

Local and national laws leave sex workers vulnerable to violent attack, say local activists. comments      6


No more cops

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No more cops

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Oct 16/08

The man hired to study halifax's violence problem outlines a broad agenda of social activism for the city. comments      0


Taming Halifax: the full discussion

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Taming Halifax: the full discussion

Jun 26/08

The unabridged round table discussion by our VIolence Task Force. comments      0


Can we tame Halifax's mean streets?

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Can we tame Halifax's mean streets?

Jun 26/08

Our Violence Task Force looks at the alarming rise in violent incidents in Halifax, and finds some solutions. comments      3


Youth crime and you

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Youth crime and you

posted by LEZLIE LOWE, May 15/08

Social worker Della LeClair shows it takes a village to raise a young offender. comments      1


Adam's fall

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Adam's fall

posted by MATTHIEU AIKINS, Jan 31/08

The Macdonald Bridge is a suicide hot spot, counting Adam Cashen among its victims. But as this award-winning story shows, "means reduction"—a suicide barrier—would make the bridge safer. comments      14


City of Angels

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City of Angels

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Dec 6/07

Should Halifax be aligning itself with Guardian Angels? comments      0


A history of violence

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A history of violence

Nov 15/07

In concert with the mayor’s roundtable, we present your stories of violence in Halifax. comments      0


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Violent Halifax Map 2007

Nov 8/07

We've combed through the city police archives and our own records to produce this shocking map of violent crimes in 2007. comments      1


Attacked in Halifax

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Attacked in Halifax

posted by MICHAEL FLEURY, Oct 25/07

The Coast violence forum: share your personal experiences of violence on the streets of Halifax. comments      16


Banned in NS

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Banned in NS

posted by MICHAEL FLEURY, Sep 6/07

Critics say the Nova Scotia Film Classification Board suffers from a lack of diversity. Mike Fleury reports. comments      0


The prophet in Clayton Park

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The prophet in Clayton Park

posted by STEPHEN KIMBER, Sep 6/07

Bill Deagle says he knows things they don’t want you to know about 9/11, the Oklahoma City bombing and other government secrets. Now he lives in suburban Halifax, with an internet radio broadcast and orders from God to get the truth out there. comments      10


The young and the restless

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The young and the restless

posted by MIKE LANDRY, Aug 23/07

With nothing better to do, teens in Dartmouth North wear colours, flip off cops and fight each other for territory. What they need are better options. comments      4


Bombs away

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Bombs away

posted by MEREDITH DAULT, Jul 5/07

Some notable Haligonians will help stage an historic peace conference this weekend, which sets out to ban nuclear weapons. Meredith Dault reports. comments      0


The silent killers

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The silent killers

posted by BRENT SEDO, Jul 5/07

It's been three years since Ryan Smith, Billy Comer and Jaret Hodgson were arrested for killing Bobby Smith. Turns out, they didn't do it—and nobody is looking for who did. comments      0


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Violence in the streets

Nov 2/06

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Faking it

posted by MEREDITH DAULT, Aug 31/06

Scratching out dates, cutting out photos, even driving over them in a car—there’s no end to the tricks used to make fake IDs. But will the door staff catch on? comments      0


The last best hope

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The last best hope

posted by STEPHEN KIMBER, Aug 24/06

Tom Martin is a legendary cop obsessed with solving Halifax’s increasing number of unsolved murders.“There’s nothing cold about these cases,” he says. “They just haven’t yet been solved.” comments      6


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Drunk’d

posted by CRAIG FERGUSON, Aug 17/06

A look inside the drunk tank comments      0


Methology

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Methology

posted by LEZLIE LOWE, Aug 17/06

Even though it might not be in Halifax yet, crystal meth has a presence that looms from the street to the legislature. But curbing the drug's spread will take more than laws that make it harder to buy Sudafed. comments      10


A dream deferred

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A dream deferred

posted by STEPHEN KIMBER, Jul 27/06

Will former Africville residents finally get their church rebuilt? An apology would be nice too. Stephen Kimber reports. comments      2


Where the sidewalk ends

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Where the sidewalk ends

posted by BRUCE WARK, Jun 22/06

Walking after midnight near Pizza Corner, a couple is chosen at random and viciously beaten by a group of young people. They are given no warning. They are not robbed. comments      30


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Fire hosed

posted by LIS VAN BERKEL, Feb 2/06

Chris Dabrowski didn’t start the fire in his multi-tenant home, but he may end up paying for it. Lis van Berkel reports. comments      63


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A place called Home

posted by JANE KANSAS, Dec 8/05

The Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children does good work, but its name now echoes of prejudice. comments      10


CSI: Halifax

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CSI: Halifax

posted by GRAHAM PILSWORTH, Nov 17/05

Halifax forensics vs. Hollywood forensics. Halifax forensics vs. Hollywood forensics. Hot on the trail of the truth. comments      0


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Ground Zero

posted by MICHAEL TISSERAND, Nov 3/05

I pull up to a security guard and ask for directions to the levee breach. It's not an unusual question, he says. A lot of people are coming to visit it. When I get there, I see the breach is just a few hundred feet. That's all. Enough to change everythin comments      0


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Moment of youth

posted by ROBIN GILLINGHAM, Oct 13/05

The public inquiry into Theresa McEvoy’s death and social services for at-risk youth begins. Robin Gillingham reports. comments      0


Pot shots

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Pot shots

posted by BRENT SEDO, Sep 8/05

The marijuana legalization movement marches on with Cannabis Liberation Day.Brent Sedo reports. comments      0


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Mean Streets

posted by DEREK HILL, Aug 4/05

At 46, Devlin Kerry says he’s done everything. He’s been married and divorced, in jail and a popular, guitar-playing busker. But after being beaten nearly to death last october there’s one thing he’s not sure he can do—recover. comments      1


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About a boy

posted by ROBIN GILLINGHAM, Jun 16/05

Last autumn a 16-year-old boy stole a car and, while being chased by police,ran a red light and slammed into Theresa McEvoy’s car, killing the teacher assistant.The boy’s mother tells the story behind the headlines. comments      0


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Teen beat

posted by MICHAEL GANLEY, Mar 24/05

Youth crime has been high profile lately and, as a result, so has the Youth Criminal Justice Act and provincial justice minister Michael Baker’s attempt to amend it. But are his efforts misdirected? comments      0


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