How sad a story is this. 30 year old Candice Roxanne Moore of Lunenburg County has now been charged with impaired driving causing death and refusing to submit to a breathalzyer after a 9 year old girl was killed earlier this month when a van backed over her. The young girl was Olive Moore, Candice's daughter. It happened just before noon time on the 19th. The girl had just been dropped off and was hit as the van backed away. While the incident has certainly devastated the family, one has to wonder what Moore was thinking if indeed she was, as police allege, impaired behind the wheel.
There's a possibility the Halifax police department may be forced to cut as many as 28 cops. It comes as the department prepares its budget for deliberation to city council. The cuts would trim about $3 million, said to be the amount of the department's projected budgetary shortfall as it attempts not to exceed last year's budget. With the second highest murder rate in the country and the on-going violence, especially on the peninsula, I don't think cutting back the number of cops is something the public will accept easily.
Some joke that was. A 38 year old Beaver Bank man is now facing charges of public mischief after he admitted his claim a friend had been injured in a snowmobile crash yesterday morning deep in the woods off the Beaver Bank Road was a hoax. He showed up at a home yesterday morning claiming he'd been in a crash and his injured friend was still in the woods. That set off a chain of events involving police, paramedics, Halifax Ground Search and Rescue, a helicopter and all-terrain vehicles. It was a big effort and a costly effort. By mid-afternoon the culprit admitted he made up the story. What a jerk. Along with the charges we should send him the bill for the search effort and see how funny he thinks that is.
Once again a story about the risks of dealing with pets online. A Saint John woman says she's been cheated out of her two dogs by a Nova Scotia woman convicted of animal cruely. Cassie Craft had posted an ad on Kijiji looking for a place to board her two dogs. A woman identifying herself as Ashley replied and soon the dogs were staying with her in Waverly. It was later when Cassie saw another online ad offering to sell what looked like her dogs and suddenly "Ashley" wasn't responding to her efforts to contact her. The dogs were sold to a Bridgewater couple who say they have no plans to give them up. Cassie suspects Ashley is really Gail Benoit, a person with a reputation in Nova Scotia. Police are investigating but again, it is a reminder that buying or dealing online with anyone other than a certified kennel is a risky venture.
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