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Man taken from court after outburst during preliminary in Loretta Saunders death

HALIFAX – Four sheriffs had to restrain a man in Halifax provincial court today after he lunged in the direction of two people accused in the death of Loretta Saunders. 151 more words


'It happened so fast:' Dog bite from pit bull leaves Nova Scotia woman with 200-stitch wound

It took more than 200 stitches and emergency surgery to close a gash on Corry MacPhee-Morrison’s right thigh after a recent bite from a pit bull. 435 more words


Case set over for two men charged in killing of Nova Scotia homeless man

The court case for two men accused of killing a homeless man in a rural Nova Scotia community has been set over until September.

Wednesday’s hearing in Kentville provincial court was expected to deal with setting dates for a preliminary hearing for Daniel Wayne Surette and Kyle David James Fredericks who each face a charge of first-degree murder in the death of 62-year-old Harley Lawrence. 90 more words


Halifax police look for three men after armed break and enter at Dartmouth home

Halifax police say they are looking for three suspects after an armed break and enter at a home.

Police say they were called to an address on Prince Albert Road in Dartmouth around midnight after a report that three men had forced their way into the residence. 61 more words


Kayaker Connor Taras on coming out: “When you sit in the boat, everybody’s the same”

When Connor Taras climbs into his boat, all that matters is how fast he goes.

The water doesn’t care about his sexual orientation.

The 25-year-old sprint kayaker from Waverley is gay, and that fact is now getting a lot of attention. 407 more words


The point of holding hands: Gay Haligonian talks homophobia, changing attitudes

Halifax lawyer Kevin Kindred  says he makes a point of taking his partner’s hand when out in public, despite sometimes hearing gay slurs tossed out of passing cars. 274 more words


'To me this is normal:' Halifax lesbian couple reflect on married life, raising newborn son

Alisha LeBouthillier runs her hand over her eight-month-old son’s head as he sits on her lap, laughing and throwing his hands up and down.

LeBouthillier, 30, said she worries he’ll be teased for his smaller ear when he starts school, or if he’s a geek – but the fact he has two moms is on the bottom of her list. 438 more words