Over two years after she was allegedly raped, and four months after she took her own life, two of Rehtaeh Parsons's alleged tormentors will appear in court today: Two young men face child pornography charges today in a high-profile court case connected to Rehtaeh Parsons, the Nova Scotia teen who was bullied online and then … Continue reading Our Zimmerman case
This province's new Cyber Safety Act, drafted after the horrible Rehteah Parsons case came to light, officially took effect yesterday. The law firm of Stewart McKelvey published this brief summary of the new law: Cyberbullying is defined in the Act as: any electronic communication through the use of technology including, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, … Continue reading “Cyber Safety” in Nova Scotia
Try not to be moved to tears as you read this emotionally shattering piece from CBC's Phonse Jessome, about a deeply religious Nova Scotia mother who lost her two daughters to an impaired driver - and then forgave him. It cannot be said often enough: for God's sake, people, don't drink and drive.
The Dexter government's inexplicable decision to move the Maintenance Enforcement Program from Halifax to Cape Breton is creating massive headaches for support recipients: More stories of confusion and uncertainty emerged Tuesday over the NDP government moving the offices and staff tasked with tracking down deadbeat dads. As of this month, the Justice Department has closed … Continue reading Nova Scotia’s Maintenance Enforcement Mess
Canada: A Nova Scotia teenager who made international headlines for getting suspended from school after wearing a T-shirt with a Christian message didn't attend classes on Monday and may be leaving the school for good. William Swinimer, a Grade 12 student at Forest Heights Community School in Chester Basin, N.S., was suspended last Monday after … Continue reading Two related stories
If you're a Christian, you probably think that statement is just common sense. If you aren't a Christian, you probably rolled your eyes and moved on. And if you're an administrator at Forest Heights Community School in Chester Basin, you think it's hateful speech meriting suspension from school: William Swinimer was suspended from the Forest Heights … Continue reading “Life is Wasted Without Jesus”
You'll soon be able to legally own land and enter into a contract. Progress! Nearing the turn of the 20th century, travelling by horse was still the way to go, the tallest building in Toronto was just seven storeys high and in Nova Scotia, it wasn’t OK for a married woman to own property in … Continue reading Good news, unmarried women of Nova Scotia!