A shootout in Dartmouth early this morning involved a city police officer. Right now the cops are calling it an "officer involved" shooting. It happened at Thinkin' Ink at 261 Pleasant around 1 this morning. No one was injured. Several people were taken in for questioning and a black SUV was towed away. That's it as far as details are known as I write this. It's rare police even draw their weapons let alone get involved in a shooting. I would assume the situation was life-threatening. Police will have more to say at some point later today.
Premier Darrell Dexter says he's perplexed by convicted former MLA Russell MacKinnon's denial of guilt just a few days after he pleaded guilty to a charge of breach of trust in the Nova Scotia Supreme Court. We're all scratching our heads over that one Mr Premier. Dexter's now on board efforts to change the province's pension laws that could give the government the ability to take away the pensions of politicians convicted of crimes against the taxpayer. The two opposition party leaders have already indicated they're interested in discussing the issue with the government. Whether a package can be introduced in the upcoming spring session of the legislature is questionable. The session begins next week.
They're calling it the Cogswell Shakeup. It's a brainstorming session being planned for mid-May that will present two possible visions for the Cogswell Interchange site should city council ever get around to tearing down the aging infrastructure. It's prime real estate and any development will change the face of the city's downtown. I'd love to see a sport stadium/concert venue overlooking the harbour waters. Wouldn't that be spectacular?
Let the games begin. The Halifax Mooseheads open up their Quebec Major Junior Hockey League playoffs tonight a heavy favourite to move on to the next round and even on to the Memorial Cup. The Saint John Sea Dogs are Halifax's first round opponent and the Mooseheads should dispose of them in 5 at the most. The team has been ranked number one in the country for much of the season. Expectations are high. Will this be the year the team finally brings home a championship? Stay tuned.
Have a great weekend. Get involved. And if you're not outraged, you're not paying attention.