A decision is being promised within days, but Dalhousie University's Charles Crosby says nothing really new was presented when members of the Dal women's hockey team met yesterday with university president Tom Traves. The team wants Traves to rescind his decision to suspend the team for the rest of the AUS season because of a hazing incident during a September house party. The meeting lasted about 45 minutes. Crosby says Traves promised to get back to the team shortly with his decision but he wasn't holding out much hope the suspension would be reconsidered. Crosby again told my radio show yesterday the whole story hasn't been told. The team has revealed the rookies were made to eat a mixture of sardines, peppers and whipped cream, were dressed up in odd clothing and has vaseline put in their hair. There were also some drinking games but nobody they say was forced to participate. But Crosby says that's not the whole story though he refuses, because of privacy issues, to divulge what else might have occured. I still believe the punishment was too harsh, but if there's more to the story than what's being told, I think the public needs to know.
The RCMP's looking for a hit and run driver after a car struck two pedestrians out for a walk last evening. The couple in their 60s were walking near Lakewood Drive in the Tantallon area around 6:30 when they were hit. The pair was wearing reflective clothing at the time. The driver fled the scene. The man is in hospital today with non-life threatening head injuries and police are searching for the driver.
8 crew members on a tugboat stranded in Halifax for nearly a month are asking for the public's help to get back home to Central America. Federal inspectors detained the tug because of safety deficiences after it entered Halifax Harbour in mid-December seeking shelter from a storm. The crew's been without pay or supplies since then and the tug's owner, a New Jersey based company, isn't replying to phone calls or e-mails. The crewmembers just want to get home to thier families and are hoping for some generosity from the public to help. You can contact the Missions to Seafarers on the waterfront if you'd like to assist.
He stabbed his 17 year old girlfriend 104 times and yesterday 18 year old Melvin Skeete Jr was given a life sentence for the murder in Whitney Pier in 2010. Skeete was 17 at the time when he killed Britanny Green but has been sentenced as an adult. So far so good. Unfortunately he received credit for time already served and in just 5 years, when he's 23, Skeete will be eligible for parole. The Crown attorneys pointed out that doesn't mean he's guaranteed parole but the possibility is there. If he does indeed only serve 5 years for the horrendous murder justice will not have been served.
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