A police search of a property in Shad Bay led to hopes there might finally be a break in the Kimberly McAndrew case, but after 4 days the RCMP has come up empty. "We did not locate human remains," said the police release. Police haven't said why they were searching the property at 4117 Prospect Road, only that they were following up on information related to a major unsolved crime. It's led to speculation there was a connection to the 1989 disappearance of Kimberly McAndrew, the young woman who went missing after working her shift at the Quinpool Canadian Tire store. The property searched belongs to the brother of Andrew Johnson. He's in prison in BC but has long been considered a suspect in McAndrew's disappearance and the murder of Andrea King. She was killed in 1992 after arriving in Halifax from BC. Materials were seen being taken from the Shad Bay property, but again, no human remains. Those cold cases remain unsolved and the families of the two victims will have to wait some more before they can get closure, if ever.
Good to see police lay charges against three teens now accused to setting that playground fire last month in Dartmouth. The three boys are between the ages of 15 and 16. All are from Dartmouth. A group of teens was seening running from the playground by the Dartmouth ferry terminal on February 25th. It will cost about $100,000 to replace the damaged playground. It would be nice if somehow we were able to recoup some of that costs from those accused of the crime if they are convicted, but don't hold your breath.
And the winner is....Solidarity Halifax has announced the winner of its name the oval contest. The group doesn't like having Emera's name attached to the skating oval on the Halifax Common so it ran a contest seeking new names. The winner--the Halifax Common Oval. It had 205 of the 652 votes cast. It's a moot point however. The city has a contract with Emera for the oval's naming rights. The parent company of Nova Scotia Power paid $500,000 for those rights so officially it will remain the Emera Oval. Unofficially we can call it whatever we choose.
Congrats to this year's ECMA winners. This year was the 25th annivesary of the East Coast Music Awards.The Stanfields are this year's fans choice entertainers of the year. Dave Gunning's These Hands is the song of the year while Ben Caplan picked up this year's Rising Star award. All in all a very successful week that culminated with last night's awards program.
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