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  • On Watch | CBC Nova Scotia
    PM ET Last Updated Apr 26 2013 1 15 PM ET If you want a true test of a person s character you should look at them when they re down After all everyone looks good at the top of their game But how do they handle themselves when they have to do something really difficult like admit they re wrong and make amends Applying that character test to the Nova Scotia justice system shows some disappointing results This week we re learning the story of Gerry Barton More than 40 years ago the Read Full Entry Justice Delayed by Blair Rhodes Posted Apr 18 2013 4 53 PM ET Last Updated Apr 18 2013 4 53 PM ET I spend a lot of time in Nova Scotia courtrooms Usually I come away with a pretty good story Too often more times than I care to count the case I m following is derailed You can usually see the signs in the moments before proceedings get underway the lawyers huddle at the side of the courtroom Then they approach the court clerk and the three of them consult tablets and datebooks They re looking for the next available spot Read Full Entry Second Chances by Blair Rhodes Posted Apr 9 2013 11 10 AM ET Last Updated Apr 9 2013 11 10 AM ET Going to youth court can be a pretty depressing experience especially if you re a parent You don t have to be a parent of one of the accused if you ve got kids it s just sad to see how a life can spiral out of control at such a young age One of the worst words for me to hear in youth court is the word breach It s legal jargon short hand for

    Original URL path: http://www.cbc.ca/ns/onwatch/ (2013-06-03)
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  • Justice for All | On Watch | CBC Nova Scotia
    at jurors failing to report for a murder trial summoned 18 to explain themselves He fined three of the no shows 200 each Just last week Chief Justice Joseph Kennedy started presiding at another trial Ninety five people did not show up for jury duty That s 40 of the pool It s a duty to participate but not everybody apparently understands that Justice Kennedy said in court He instructed sheriff s deputies to track down the missing 95 and bring them into court to explain themselves Either we re going to do away with jury trials or we re going to do something about no shows Justice Kennedy said And we are not going to do away with jury trials I ve heard the jokes from some wags Would you trust your fate to 12 people too stupid to talk their way out of jury duty The problem with the punchline is that I ve been in a few jury trials and the people drafted for duty are not stupid By and large they have places they d rather be and things they d rather be doing But they recognize their civic duty and come to court While judges are leading the charge on this issue they re not alone Everybody that works in the criminal justice system whether it s the defence the Crown or the judiciary wants to make sure that the trial process works smoothly and fairly said Halifax lawyer Josh Arnold He s past president of the Nova Scotia Criminal Lawyers Association And in order for a jury trial to work fairly there has to be a large enough panel of jurors to chose from in order to make up that jury he said Arnold stressed that jury duty is not supposed to be an onerous burden on the people who serve There may be misunderstanding that if it is a real hardship for you to sit on a jury if there are real legitimate reasons why you can t be there and hardship is one of them illness is one of them that there is the ability for the presiding justice to excuse you from sitting on that jury or to defer your sitting on a jury to another date Arnold said It s clear judges are losing patience with the no shows and their excuses At the last hearing he conducted Justice McDougall instructed sheriff s deputies that in tracking them down nothing short of a gravemarker will satisfy me And in his bid to get answers from the missing 95 Chief Justice Kennedy is telling deputies to serve notices in person so that prospective jurors can no longer claim they didn t get a notice in the mail I m going to get these people off of Facebook and into this courtroom Kennedy said They re going to pull themselves away from Judge Judy s courtroom They re coming into my courtroom Justice Kennedy had one final somewhat ominous warning for the

    Original URL path: http://www.cbc.ca/ns/onwatch/2013/05/justice-for-all.html (2013-06-03)
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  • How much do N.S. senators cost? | CBC News: Nova Scotia
    Social Media Share Tools Report Typo Send Feedback End of Story Social Media Related Links How much do N S senators cost Analysis Why the Senate won t let the auditor general in Review of Senate attendance records not a high priority Show previous slide Don t Miss Moose Nation Halifax Mooseheads The Halifax Mooseheads win the Memorial Cup CBC Nova Scotia is there for the journey Chart How much do N S senators cost Nova Scotia senators expenses cost Canadian taxpayers close to 2 3 million in 2012 Special Report Road to Nowhere The Cogswell Interchange is nearing the end of its lifespan and the city needs to come up with a plan MLA Allowance Nova Scotia s commuting MLAs Which members of the provincial legislature are claiming an apartment allowance Special Report Remembering Rita Acclaimed Cape Breton singer Rita MacNeil has died at age 68 Special Report Justice for Rehtaeh The death of Rehtaeh Parsons has shocked the international community Interactive Your 2013 Budget Calculator Try to balance the 2013 N S budget Interactive HRM Speeding Tickets in 2012 A map and analysis of speeding tickets in 2012 in the Halifax Regional Municipality Timeline Tragedy at Sea The search for five young Nova Scotia fishermen off the Coast of Nova Scotia Special Report Homeless in Halifax Reporting on people who are homeless and the people who help them Special Report Maritime Link A primer on the proposed hydroelectric power transmission system Senate Spending How much do N S senators cost Map Shots Fired in 2013 in HRM A map of gun shots fired in 2013 in Halifax Interactive 2012 Crime Statistics for Halifax How safe is your neighbourhood See our interactive charts Timeline Chained teen case in Nova Scotia Three men accused in case that lead to a

    Original URL path: http://www.cbc.ca/ns/news/interactives/senator-expenses/ (2013-06-03)
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  • Road to Nowhere | Features | CBC Nova Scotia
    interchange was built Here s your chance How do we turn the Road to Nowhere into a Road to the Future Your Opinions Do you have an idea for what the Cogswell Interchange could look like Or feedback on what s been proposed We want your opinions Add a comment below or send us your ideas Cogswell Interchange Forum On March 27th CBC Mainstreet hosted a forum on the challenges and opportunities for developing the 16 acres of land Sorry your device does not support this video You ll need the adobe flash player Show previous slide Don t Miss Moose Nation Halifax Mooseheads The Halifax Mooseheads win the Memorial Cup CBC Nova Scotia is there for the journey Chart How much do N S senators cost Nova Scotia senators expenses cost Canadian taxpayers close to 2 3 million in 2012 Special Report Road to Nowhere The Cogswell Interchange is nearing the end of its lifespan and the city needs to come up with a plan MLA Allowance Nova Scotia s commuting MLAs Which members of the provincial legislature are claiming an apartment allowance Special Report Remembering Rita Acclaimed Cape Breton singer Rita MacNeil has died at age 68 Special Report Justice for Rehtaeh The death of Rehtaeh Parsons has shocked the international community Interactive Your 2013 Budget Calculator Try to balance the 2013 N S budget Interactive HRM Speeding Tickets in 2012 A map and analysis of speeding tickets in 2012 in the Halifax Regional Municipality Timeline Tragedy at Sea The search for five young Nova Scotia fishermen off the Coast of Nova Scotia Special Report Homeless in Halifax Reporting on people who are homeless and the people who help them Special Report Maritime Link A primer on the proposed hydroelectric power transmission system Senate Spending How much do

    Original URL path: http://www.cbc.ca/ns/features/cogswell-interchange/ (2013-06-03)
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  • Nova Scotia's commuting MLAs | Features | CBC News: Nova Scotia
    become available For MLAs to claim a living allowance they need to live outside of the allowed radius of 40 km Anything outside the circle below would be more than 40 km from Province House Story Social Media Share Tools Report Typo Send Feedback End of Story Social Media Related Links Auditor general to review Richmond MLA s living expenses How far do you commute to work Show previous slide Don t Miss Moose Nation Halifax Mooseheads The Halifax Mooseheads win the Memorial Cup CBC Nova Scotia is there for the journey Chart How much do N S senators cost Nova Scotia senators expenses cost Canadian taxpayers close to 2 3 million in 2012 Special Report Road to Nowhere The Cogswell Interchange is nearing the end of its lifespan and the city needs to come up with a plan MLA Allowance Nova Scotia s commuting MLAs Which members of the provincial legislature are claiming an apartment allowance Special Report Remembering Rita Acclaimed Cape Breton singer Rita MacNeil has died at age 68 Special Report Justice for Rehtaeh The death of Rehtaeh Parsons has shocked the international community Interactive Your 2013 Budget Calculator Try to balance the 2013 N S budget Interactive HRM Speeding Tickets in 2012 A map and analysis of speeding tickets in 2012 in the Halifax Regional Municipality Timeline Tragedy at Sea The search for five young Nova Scotia fishermen off the Coast of Nova Scotia Special Report Homeless in Halifax Reporting on people who are homeless and the people who help them Special Report Maritime Link A primer on the proposed hydroelectric power transmission system Senate Spending How much do N S senators cost Map Shots Fired in 2013 in HRM A map of gun shots fired in 2013 in Halifax Interactive 2012 Crime Statistics for Halifax

    Original URL path: http://www.cbc.ca/ns/news/interactives/mla-residences/ (2013-06-03)
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  • Special Report: Remembering Rita | Features | CBC Nova Scotia
    Shy performer First lady of song Cape Breton mourns the loss of an icon Canadian dignitaries remember Rita MacNeil MacNeil died suddenly on Tuesday following complications from surgery Online Tributes Online Tributes People react to the death of the signing legend Blog George Stroumboulopoulos RIP Rita MacNeil Community Blog Canadians share their memories of Rita MacNeil Exterior links ritamacneil com RIPRita View full feed Rita MacNeil 1944 2013 Watch Listen Please download the latest version of Flash Player to view this content More on Rita MacNeil Story Social Media Share Tools Report Typo Send Feedback End of Story Social Media Show previous slide Don t Miss Moose Nation Halifax Mooseheads The Halifax Mooseheads win the Memorial Cup CBC Nova Scotia is there for the journey Chart How much do N S senators cost Nova Scotia senators expenses cost Canadian taxpayers close to 2 3 million in 2012 Special Report Road to Nowhere The Cogswell Interchange is nearing the end of its lifespan and the city needs to come up with a plan MLA Allowance Nova Scotia s commuting MLAs Which members of the provincial legislature are claiming an apartment allowance Special Report Remembering Rita Acclaimed Cape Breton singer Rita MacNeil has died at age 68 Special Report Justice for Rehtaeh The death of Rehtaeh Parsons has shocked the international community Interactive Your 2013 Budget Calculator Try to balance the 2013 N S budget Interactive HRM Speeding Tickets in 2012 A map and analysis of speeding tickets in 2012 in the Halifax Regional Municipality Timeline Tragedy at Sea The search for five young Nova Scotia fishermen off the Coast of Nova Scotia Special Report Homeless in Halifax Reporting on people who are homeless and the people who help them Special Report Maritime Link A primer on the proposed hydroelectric power transmission

    Original URL path: http://www.cbc.ca/ns/features/rita-macneil/ (2013-06-03)
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  • Special Report: Justice for Rehtaeh | Features | CBC Nova Scotia
    allegedly sexually assaulted and bullied Stephen Harper sickened by Rehtaeh Parsons story Nova Scotia government says 4 departments to review Rehtaeh s death Anonymous won t release names in Rehtaeh Parsons case Group claiming to be hacktivist network plans protest in Halifax Rehtaeh Parsons to be remembered with vigils and protest Police calling for calm as thousands express shock Dad shattered over death of Rehtaeh Parsons Nova Scotia teen died Sunday days after suicide attempt Rehtaeh Parsons mom calls for vigilantes to stop No grounds to reopen alleged sex assault case says Crown blog Social media demands justice for Rehtaeh Rape bullying led to N S teen s death says mom Rehtaeh Parsons told police she was raped at a party when she was 15 Where to call for help Kids Help Phone 1 800 668 6868 N S Mental Heath Mobile Crisis Team 1 888 429 8167 Watch Listen Please download the latest version of Flash Player to view this content More on Rehtaeh Parsons Story Social Media Share Tools Report Typo Send Feedback End of Story Social Media Show previous slide Don t Miss Moose Nation Halifax Mooseheads The Halifax Mooseheads win the Memorial Cup CBC Nova Scotia is there for the journey Chart How much do N S senators cost Nova Scotia senators expenses cost Canadian taxpayers close to 2 3 million in 2012 Special Report Road to Nowhere The Cogswell Interchange is nearing the end of its lifespan and the city needs to come up with a plan MLA Allowance Nova Scotia s commuting MLAs Which members of the provincial legislature are claiming an apartment allowance Special Report Remembering Rita Acclaimed Cape Breton singer Rita MacNeil has died at age 68 Special Report Justice for Rehtaeh The death of Rehtaeh Parsons has shocked the international community

    Original URL path: http://www.cbc.ca/ns/features/rehtaeh-parsons/ (2013-06-03)
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  • Your 2013 Budget Calculator | Features | CBC Nova Scotia
    cut spending to in the upcoming budget Figures are based on information available prior to the Budget presented on April 4 CBC News Posted April 3rd 2013 Story Social Media Share Tools Report Typo Send Feedback End of Story Social Media Show previous slide Don t Miss Moose Nation Halifax Mooseheads The Halifax Mooseheads win the Memorial Cup CBC Nova Scotia is there for the journey Chart How much do N S senators cost Nova Scotia senators expenses cost Canadian taxpayers close to 2 3 million in 2012 Special Report Road to Nowhere The Cogswell Interchange is nearing the end of its lifespan and the city needs to come up with a plan MLA Allowance Nova Scotia s commuting MLAs Which members of the provincial legislature are claiming an apartment allowance Special Report Remembering Rita Acclaimed Cape Breton singer Rita MacNeil has died at age 68 Special Report Justice for Rehtaeh The death of Rehtaeh Parsons has shocked the international community Interactive Your 2013 Budget Calculator Try to balance the 2013 N S budget Interactive HRM Speeding Tickets in 2012 A map and analysis of speeding tickets in 2012 in the Halifax Regional Municipality Timeline Tragedy at Sea The search for five young Nova Scotia fishermen off the Coast of Nova Scotia Special Report Homeless in Halifax Reporting on people who are homeless and the people who help them Special Report Maritime Link A primer on the proposed hydroelectric power transmission system Senate Spending How much do N S senators cost Map Shots Fired in 2013 in HRM A map of gun shots fired in 2013 in Halifax Interactive 2012 Crime Statistics for Halifax How safe is your neighbourhood See our interactive charts Timeline Chained teen case in Nova Scotia Three men accused in case that lead to a national

    Original URL path: http://www.cbc.ca/ns/news/interactives/budget-calculator/ (2013-06-03)
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