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Halifax police beefing up presence at Point Pleasant Park

Halifax police beefing up presence at Point Pleasant Park

The increased presence is the result of a large number of motorists and car enthusiasts gathering in the park's lower parking lot on Sunday evenings

Environment Department assessing heating fuel spill at Lake Fletcher

Residents who draw water from the lake are asked to monitor the water for a sheen or smell.
Reports of a kidnapping, home invasion and an injured man spark RCMP investigation

Reports of a kidnapping, home invasion and an injured man spark RCMP investigation

Police say the three incidents, which happened in Upper Hammonds Plains, Hammonds Plains and Lucasville, appear to be related
Halifax police rescue dogs from sweltering car, give owner steep fine

Halifax police rescue dogs from sweltering car, give owner steep fine

It was Halifax police who let the dogs out — and then fined their owner almost $1,750.
Warrant issued for witness in Halifax murder trial

Warrant issued for witness in Halifax murder trial

Homicide investigators with Halifax Regional Police issued a Canada-wide warrant for Walter Madeaus Brooks, who's a witness in the second-degree murder trial of Demarques Shane Beals.
Alleged human trafficker elects jury trial on charges involving two girls

Alleged human trafficker elects jury trial on charges involving two girls

Leeanthon Oliver, 32, of Upper Hammonds Plains will have a preliminary inquiry in September on more than 20 charges. He remains in custody.
PCs promise ‘no boondoggle’ law, but offer few details

PCs promise ‘no boondoggle’ law, but offer few details

Progressive Conservative Leader Jamie Baillie says any time a government project exceeded its budget by more than 10 per cent, that would trigger an automatic internal audit, the results of which would be made public.
Candidates believe Hants West residents vote for the person, not the party

Candidates believe Hants West residents vote for the person, not the party

The Progressive Conservative party has won the last 11 elections in the riding, including the last three with Chuck Porter. Porter is now running for the Liberals.
Lafarge’s renewed tire-burning plan meets residential opposition

Lafarge’s renewed tire-burning plan meets residential opposition

Some residents who live near the Lafarge cement plant in the Brookfield area say the company had better work on building better community trust when it comes to a plan to burn discarded tires in its kiln. The company says it is doing just that.
Girlfriend of accused removed from courtroom after complainant says there were threats and hand signals

Girlfriend of accused removed from courtroom after complainant says there were threats and hand signals

Tracey Dodds is accused of forcing a woman to perform sexual acts for methadone after he acted as surety to get her released from custody. His girlfriend had convinced him to post bail after she herself was jailed for stabbing him.