An effort to bring home the bodies of the five Woods Harbour area fishermen seems doomed to fail as searchers say they could only find scattered debris that likely comes from the ill-fated Miss Ally. 3 search aircraft scoured the area yesterday. There will be another flight today and the Coast Guard vessel Sir William Alexander will also be in the area. Several fishing boats also set out from Woods Harbour yesterday in the hopes of finding the bodies of the five young men. It seems now however all hope of doing that has been lost.
Police say the 21 year old woman raped while walking home along Agricola Street the other morning now does not want to continue with the police investigation. When asked why, police would only say that's her call. The Avalon Sexual Assault Centre says it's not unusual because of the trauma a victim goes through. Police say they are putting on a real push to find the rapist. As long as he remains at large women need to be wary.
Gordon Steeves of the Uncommon Grounds coffee shop in Halifax is making a point about the ever-rising cost of power in Nova Scotia. His recent power bill topped $1800. So Gordon began stacking coffee cups, 861 to be exact. It's the amount of coffee he'd have to sell to pay the bill. By the way, power rates in New England, including Bangor Hydro owned by Emera, are expected to fall 23% in the coming months because of declining natural gas prices and less demand. Imagine that.
I'm not sure what to think about Liberal MLA Michel Samson's living arrangements in Halifax. Samson is the MLA for Richmond so he gets a monthly allowance of $1,470 given to MLAs who live outside the city. CBC's supper hour news reports Samson rents a house from a friend and campaign contributor who owns property in Cape Breton and the house in south end Halifax. He says he bought it as an investment property and offered to rent it to his friend Michel Samson. Samson does own a home in Richmond. He says he pays the $1,470 allowance as rent, the same amount he has received since first elected. My spidey senses however are tingling on this one and I'm glad Samson, in light of the CBC story, has asked Conflict of Interest Commissioner Merlin Nunn to review the arrangement. It's all about transparency. We'll await his decision.
Have a great weekend. Get involved. And if you're not outraged, you're not paying attention.