Thursday February 1st 2018
Up to 4cm of snow changing to showers near noon. High 3.
Yesterday afternoon the statue of Edward Cornwallis was removed from the park that’s also named after him. The statue was strapped, hooked onto a crane and lifted it from its pedestal around 4:30 to a small crowd of cheering people. On Tuesday Halifax regional council voted 12-4 to remove the controversial statue of the military officer who founded Halifax in 1749.
A new trial has been ordered for a Halifax cab driver who was acquitted of sexual assault in a case involving an intoxicated female passenger. The Nova Scotia Court of Appeal released the decision yesterday in the case of Bassam Al-Rawi. The woman, who hasn’t decided yet whether she will testify again, has her identity protected by the court.
Police in New Glasgow are investigating a suspicious fire that destroyed a mobile home Tuesday night. It took Firefighters 3 hours to put out the fire on Skylark Street in Greens Trailer Court. A man was treated at the scene & released. No other injuries were reported.
TOR 5 – NYI 0
WSH 5 – PHI 3
DET 2 – SJ 1