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Tuesday December 19th 2017 


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A former SMU groundskeeper is facing another sexual assault charge against a second woman. On December 5th a woman reported she’d been sexually assaulted by a man she knew at an Armdale area residence. 34 year old Matthew Percy faces charges including choking to overcome resistance and voyeurism for videotaping the incident.

http://www.metronews.ca/news/halifax/2017/12/18/former-halifax-university-groundskeeper-facing-more-sexual-assault-voyeurism-charges.html


Halifax’s fire chief has apologized to female firefighters who had faced discrimination in the service. Ken Stuebing read the apology to Lianne Tessier at a press conference in Halifax yesterday, 12 years after she first spoke out. Tessier says over the years there has been a complete lack of respect for women’s claims of harassment.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/halifax-fire-department-apology-liane-tessier-discrimination-1.4453428


The federal government is investing more than $80 million to protect Canada’s waters. $17 million will go toward enhancing ocean models of wind, waves and currents so that emergency responders can track oil spills. The money is coming from a $1.5 billion oceans protection plan that was announced in November 2016.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/federal-government-to-spend-80m-on-ocean-protection-1.4454474


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