A Halifax Media Co-op reporter facing charges after being released from custody Thursday says he intends to continue covering the intensifying opposition to seismic testing and shale gas exploration in Kent County, led by members of Elsipogtog First Nation.
What do Stephen Harper and the hokey pokey have in common?
Newfoundland and Labrador is facing the threat that the federal government may withdraw RCMP officers in 2014 if a deal on a new contract is not reached by the end of next month. Last week, B.C. Solicitor-General Shirley Bond announced the federal government had delivered the if British Columbia doesn’t sign a suggested 20-year policing contract by the end of November. “I can indeed confirm that … we did receive the ultimatum as well,” said Vanessa Colman-Sadd, director of communications for Newfoundland and Labrador’s Department of Justice. She said 440 RCMP members work in Newfoundland. Could the RNC fill the mounties’ boots? Read more at the Globe and Mail. Source: The Globe and Mail
Police have arrested a 24-year-old man following a four-and-a-half-hour pursuit through Mount Pearl and St. John’s. Yesterday morning police received a report of a stolen vehicle in Mount Pearl. When police tried to stop the man, who was driving a pick-up truck, he led officers on a high-speed chase through that city while weaving in and out of traffic. The RNC called off the chase in the interest of public safety, but once the man was in RCMP jurisdiction that police force picked up the chase. The man eventually left his vehicle on Beothuck Street, and took officers on a three-hour, 10 kilometre chase through wooded and marshy areas, construction sites and residential areas. He was arrested at approximately 2:30.The man is facing numerous charges in relation to the chase, including three counts each of dangerous driving, flight from police and driving while disqualified – not including the outstanding warrants…