Tuesday January 30th 2018
Snowfall Warning in Effect: Up to another 15cm of snow, ice pellets, windy, high -4
The Nova Scotia SPCA has laid animal cruelty charges against 2 people in connection with leaving dogs outside in freezing cold temperatures. In one case back in November, a mother dog & her puppies were found living outside in the cold at a North Preston residence. The male owner is scheduled for court next month. And earlier this month police seized a pitbull-type dog from a Spryfield property after it was found freezing & tethered outside. A 34 year old male owner is due for court in March.
A Halifax student accused of killing a well known local figure while driving impaired is out on bail. 23 year old Dennis Patterson appeared in court yesterday to face charges in the death of 62 year old pedestrian Wray Hart. Police responded to the scene at 3AM Saturday where a car had driven into a utility pole, a building & Wray Hart at 1079 Queen Street.
Today Halifax regional council will debate to remove the statue of Edward Cornwallis and place it in temporary storage. Cornwallis, a military officer who founded Halifax in 1749, issued the so-called scalping proclamation, offering a cash bounty to anyone who killed a Mi’kmaq person. A protest is planned at the statue for this weekend.