There was a full moon last night. Police will tell you activity tends to pick up when there's a full moon. Just after 10:30 last night the cops responded to a shooting at a residence on Chebucto Road. A 25 year old man suffered a gunshot wound. He's in stable condition in hospital today. No arrests yet. Then early this morning police responded to reports of a stabbing on River Road in Spryfield. A 19 year old male was stabbed in the stomach and was rushed to hospital in serious condition. A 20 year old man suffered a minor leg injury and was treated on the scene. No arrests in this case yet either.
The full moon was just making its first appearance late yesterday afternoon when thick, black smoke was seen coming from a playground near the Alderney ferry terminal in Dartmouth. Police say someone deliberately set fire to a wooden playground boat. It suffered extensive damage. Several teens, 4 boys and 1 girl ages 16 and 17 were seen fleeing the area. Police did talk to a group of teens fitting their description, but no arrests were made. Wouldn't you like to get your hands on the idiots who get a kick out of destroying property.
City council today will vote on spending nearly $35 million in the next three years to buy a pile of new buses, 80 all together. Half the new buses would replace some of Metro Transit's older vehicles. Several will be part of a new service at the Woodside ferry terminal once it expands next year. New buses are certainly welcomed additions to Metro Transit's fleet, but as long as the schedules and service remain wonky, you're going to have a difficult time to convince people to give up the comfort of their cars for public transit. Why take a bus and spend an hour or more getting to and from your destination when you can make the trip in a fraction of the time in your car.
By the fall of this year, Nova Scotia will be down to just one foot and ankle surgeon. Wendy Berringer has already been waiting 11 year for her foot surgery. 11 years!!! Her doctor says the CBC will soon be the province's lone foot and ankle surgeon and he already has a 3500 person waiting list. Outrageous.
After 13 years in business, Fid on Dresden Row is closing its doors. The restaurant will close sometime in late May. It's the latest in a string of downtown businesses that are closing, a worriesome trend to be sure.
Have a great day. Get involved. And if you're not outraged, you're not paying attention.