National Newswatch

Liberals calling for change win majority in Newfoundland and Labrador election

Dec 1 2015 — Michael Tutton — CORNER BROOK, N.L. - The Liberals earned a hefty majority win in Monday's provincial election in Newfoundland and Labrador, ending 12 years of Progressive Conservative rule after a low-key campaign that tapped into voters' desire for change.Buoyed by Liberal victories in every one of Atlantic Canada's 32 federal ridings on Oct. 19, provincial Liberal Leader […]

Judge denies bail application of man accused of murdering Halifax student

Oct 23 2015 — Michael Tutton — HALIFAX - A 23-year-old man charged with murdering a fellow student at Dalhousie University in Halifax is returning to prison after a judge denied his bail application.Judge Jamie Campbell ruled Friday in Nova Scotia Supreme Court that William Sandeson will remain in custody.Sandeson is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Taylor Samson, and […]

Dalhousie student alleged to have made threats to kill up to 20 people

Sep 1 2015 — Michael Tutton — HALIFAX - A Dalhousie University medical student who was facing expulsion told a psychiatrist he would obtain a gun and kill up to 20 people and himself, court documents allege.The search warrant documents filed with Halifax provincial court allege that 30-year-old Stephen Gregory Tynes met with psychiatrist Dr. Terry Chisholm on Aug. 20 and told […]

Police search for Dalhousie student’s body as track athlete faces murder charge

Aug 21 2015 — Michael Tutton — HALIFAX - Police made fresh appeals for information Friday after charging a varsity athlete and prospective medical student at Dalhousie University with first-degree murder in the death of a physics student. Halifax police spokeswoman Theresa Rath said police were going door-to-door Friday seeking information from possible witnesses in an area just a few blocks north […]

Judge allows sailors charged in sex assault to return to U.K. until trial

Aug 12 2015 — Michael Tutton — HALIFAX - Three British sailors charged in an alleged group sexual assault of a woman at a Nova Scotia military base are being permitted to fly home to their families in the United Kingdom while on bail.Justice Josh Arnold of the Nova Scotia Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that Canada has good relations with the United […]

Weapons cases rising in Nova Scotia group homes for youth: incident reports

Jul 26 2015 — Michael Tutton — HALIFAX - Government records show weapons incidents ranging from possession of pellet guns to threats with knives have been rising in Nova Scotia's youth group homes, prompting childrens' advocates to urge improved access to mental health care and increased staffing.There were 34 incidents involving weapons in 2014, up from 25 in 2013 and 19 in […]