Shawn Wade Hynes,43, charged in nail gun shooting of 21 year old Nhlanhla Dlamini [VIDEO]

Shawn Wade Hynes,43, charged in nail gun shooting of 21 year old Nhlanhla Dlamini [VIDEO]

Shawn Wade Hynes, 43, arrested and released on conditions to have no contact with the victim Nova Scotia RCMP have charged…

Man who says he faced racism at worksite alleges he was purposely shot with nail gun [VIDEO]

Man who says he faced racism at worksite alleges he was purposely shot with nail gun [VIDEO]

RCMP have arrested a man but employer’s lawyer says nail gun shooting was an accident A man is facing charges…

Human trafficking rates in Halifax above national average

Human trafficking rates in Halifax above national average

New stats highlight the scale of human trafficking in Nova Scotia. According to Statistics Canada, which compiled police-reported incidents of…

Halifax man says he was targeted with excessive force by Halifax Regional Police officers because he is Black

Halifax man says he was targeted with excessive force by Halifax Regional Police officers because he is Black

Matthew Bishop insists he was simply looking to connect with the police officer. Bishop had just left The Dome nightclub…

Nova Scotia legislature debates bill to ban police street checks [VIDEO]

Nova Scotia legislature debates bill to ban police street checks [VIDEO]

A proposed bill to put a stop to police street checks was up for debate in the Nova Scotia legislature…

Black people 3 times more likely to be street checked by police in Halifax [2017]

Black people 3 times more likely to be street checked by police in Halifax [2017]

Ashley Taylor says he has been stopped by police several times a year, usually on his way to work Ashley…

Judge turns down application for class-action lawsuit over Africville communal lands

Judge turns down application for class-action lawsuit over Africville communal lands

City of Halifax expropriated land of former black community in 1960s A Nova Scotia Supreme Court judge has turned down…

Tax lawyer’s appointment as judge increases diversity of Nova Scotia courts

Tax lawyer’s appointment as judge increases diversity of Nova Scotia courts

John Bodurtha was appointed by federal Justice Minister Judy Wilson-Raybould on Friday Michael Tutton · The Canadian Press · Posted: Aug 31, 2018 9:15…

Inmate can be kept in constant solitary confinement at Burnside, judge rules

Inmate can be kept in constant solitary confinement at Burnside, judge rules

Prisoner sent to unit for violent, threatening behaviour A judge has ruled it is reasonable to keep a prisoner in…

Former Burnside inmate speaks out about conditions amid protest

Former Burnside inmate speaks out about conditions amid protest

‘You just don’t feel human anymore,’ says former inmate who spent 34 months at the facility Dirt on the floor.…

Burnside inmates publish list of demands as protest enters second week

Burnside inmates publish list of demands as protest enters second week

HALIFAX—A protest at Nova Scotia’s largest correctional facility is entering its second week as inmates push for better health care,…

Burnside prison “operating as usual” despite inmate protest

Burnside prison “operating as usual” despite inmate protest

Department of justice refutes claims made by prisoners about rehabilitation programs and food quality. The department of justice is arguing…

Charges dropped in 2004 murder of Kevin Bowser

Charges dropped in 2004 murder of Kevin Bowser

In July 2004, police were called to Uniacke Street at around 10 p.m. where they found Bowser with multiple gunshot…

Clayton Cromwell died of a methadone overdose at Dartmouth jail in 2014

Clayton Cromwell died of a methadone overdose at Dartmouth jail in 2014

Justice Department asked to release records in Clayton Cromwell’s death ‘I think that the government uses the Act now to…

Africville residents’ survival to be part of study on protests

Africville residents’ survival to be part of study on protests

‘We are, in some ways, very privileged to be the guardian of these stories,’ says U.K. researcher Karen Salt Two…

Federal government won’t pursue deportation of Abdoul Abdi, says minister

Federal government won’t pursue deportation of Abdoul Abdi, says minister

Via Desmond Cole: I can barely breathe or think right now. I am so proud of our brother Abdoul for…

1st-degree murder charge laid 4 years after victim paralyzed

1st-degree murder charge laid 4 years after victim paralyzed

Markel Jason Downey, 22, initially acquitted of 28 charges, including three of attempted murder, at a trial that concluded in…

Rocky and Joan: A history of sacrifice

Rocky and Joan: A history of sacrifice

Burnley “Rocky” Jones and Joan Jones fought for civil rights in Nova Scotia and were targeted because of it. Their…

‘What if we rattle his f—n’ cages?’ Government officials overheard discussing how to cross-examine mentally ill detainee

‘What if we rattle his f—n’ cages?’ Government officials overheard discussing how to cross-examine mentally ill detainee

The conduct of two bureaucrats working for Canada’s border police is under investigation after they were overheard strategizing about how…

Canadian freed after 11 years in an Ethiopian jail calls for inquiry into Ottawa’s response

Canadian freed after 11 years in an Ethiopian jail calls for inquiry into Ottawa’s response

Source: ALEX BALLINGALL – Toronto Star (Ottawa Bureau) – Tues., May 22, 2018 OTTAWA—A Canadian man who was jailed in Ethiopia…

Senator says tour of N.S., N.B. prisons revealed hopelessness, despair

Senator says tour of N.S., N.B. prisons revealed hopelessness, despair

Wanda Thomas Bernard says committee studying rights of prisoners across Canada Source: Moira Donovan · CBC News · Posted: May 17, 2018 2:22 PM AT…

Court rejects appeal by accused Halifax pimp

Court rejects appeal by accused Halifax pimp

Symonds, 21, initially pleaded guilty to selling the sexual services of a 16-year-old girl Source: Blair Rhodes · CBC News · Posted: Apr 24, 2018…

Joseph Cameron’s killer gets maximum youth sentence

Joseph Cameron’s killer gets maximum youth sentence

A Dartmouth teenager convicted of shooting and killing Joseph Cameron in March 2016 has received the maximum youth sentence for…

Judge urges courts to consider racism against black Canadians when sentencing

Judge urges courts to consider racism against black Canadians when sentencing

Source: The Globe and Mail SEAN FINEJUSTICE WRITER UPDATED APRIL 23, 2018 Black Canadians who are convicted of crimes should…