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Court upholds PC ferry fee appeal

HALIFAX – The Progressive Conservative caucus’s application to have management fees regarding the Yarmouth ferry upheld by the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal.  “We launched this lawsuit to fight for answers for Nova Scotians,” said PC leader Tim Houston. “The government has tried to frustrate the process at every step, but with this decision behind...

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Crown, defence both file appeals in Amy Hood case

PICTOU — Both Crown and defence have filed notices of appeal in the criminal case of Carolyn Amy Hood. After being sentenced on December 14 of last year, the legal matters for Hood are being brought back to the attention of the court system. Crown attorney Bill Gorman filed a notice of appeal at the...

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Falconer denied appeal by Supreme Court

Christopher Alexander Falconer was denied an appeal by the Supreme Court of Canada regarding his murder conviction in 2014. Falconer was convicted in the first degree murder of 19-year-old Amber Kirwan who disappeared on Thanksgiving weekend, 2011. He appealed to the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal for a re-trial based on the grounds that there...

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