By MNN. Last updated: 2013-06-19 15:35:49
House Speaker Gordie Gosse says the legislature will sit tomorrow to discuss the fate of embattled Dartmouth North MLA Trevor Zinck.
Zinck says he'll be in attendance when the house reconvenes at noon and is vowing to fight his potential expulsion from the legislature.
On Monday, Zinck entered guilty pleas to charges of breach of trust and fraud over $5,000 related to the MLA spending scandal.
The independent MLA has been facing calls from all three parties in the house to resign.
Premier Darrell Dexter says it's important to deal with the Zinck matter as soon as possible.
Zinck was first elected in 2006 as an NDP MLA. He was re-elected in 2009.
By MNN. Last updated: 2013-06-19 15:33:46
Dartmouth's Imperial Oil refinery will be converted into a terminal operation.
The company issued a news release today saying a buyer for the facility couldn't be found, even after a year-long search.
Imperial Oil CEO Rich Kruger says the conversion to a terminal operation shows the challenges of operating a refinery in competitive conditions.
The news release says the conversion is planned for later this year, depending on the progress of the modifications.
By MNN. Last updated: 2013-06-19 15:32:36
Halifax police say a man is facing charges in connection with a drug search at a Dartmouth home.
Officers executed a search warrant at a Slayter Street Apartment around nine last night.
Police say they seized a quantity of hydromorphone, crack-cocaine, marijuana, cash and a prohibited switchblade knife.
A 40-year-old Dartmouth man was arrested at the scene.
He faces three counts of possession of drugs and one count of possession of a prohibited weapon.
He was released from custody and is due in court August 13.
By MNN. Last updated: 2013-06-19 15:31:58
The votes have been cast and the Halifax Regional Police force's new mascot will be known as Blue.
Police launched a contest in late May, giving Halifax students in grades primary through six a chance to name the German Shepherd.
Nearly 120 submissions were entered and then whittled down to a list of four top contenders for online voting.
Blue took 49 per cent of the total vote, beating out Cali, Linkz and Hero.
Eight-year-old Tristan, the son of a police officer, submitted the winning name.
By MNN. Last updated: 2013-06-19 10:10:36
Trevor Zinck will have to leave the legislature kicking and screaming. Premier Darrell Dexter says he will have Zinck kicked out if he does not choose to resign his seat in the legislature himself. Zinck, a former NDP causes member pleaded guilty earlier this week in a case of breach of trust for taking advantage of his constituency allowance. He was one of four politicians who were charged after an investigation into constituency allowance spending early 2011. House Speaker Gordie Gosse and deputy premier Frank Corbett are scheduled to meet today to discuss what should measures should be taken in this prickly case.
By MNN. Last updated: 2013-06-19 10:10:13
Police are looking for the Public’s help in identifying who is behind a number of break and enters in Dartmouth. Police say ten homes have been broken into in the main Street area as well as Woodlawn and Mount Edwards roads. Officers say that the suspects make sure no one is home by knocking on the front door and if no on answers they break in, steal valuables then leave through a back door. The Break-ins occurred during the daytime hours in all cases.
By MNN. Last updated: 2013-06-19 10:09:44
50-year-old Paul Trevor Calnen of Hammonds Plains has been charged with second degree murder in connection with the disappearance of a missing woman in March.
34-year-old Reita Jordan was last seen by friends in Halifax on March 19th. Neighbors of Calnen say that Jordan was living with him in his home in Hammonds Plains but that Calnen said that she took off with another man.
Police say Calnen was arrested on Brunskwick Street in the city Monday afternoon around 2:35 pm and appeared in court for an arraignment yesterday.
His next court appearance is set for July 22nd. He will remain in custody until then.
By MNN. Last updated: 2013-06-19 10:07:35
The Blackhawks might feel a little bit more pressure today. They are preparing for a game that could be a deciding factor in who takes home the Stanley Cup. The Bruins could take a commanding 3-1 series lead tonight with a win in game 4 of the finals. The Jays are on a hot streak! They won their seventh game last night against the Rockies 8-3. They are back on the field today in Colorado playing game 3 of their interleague series. Pavel Datsyuk and the Detroit Red Wings have come to terms on a 3 year deal worth 22.5 million dollars. Datsyuk can’t sign the contract just yet... He will have to wait until July 5th since he was entering the last year of his current deal.