Murder accused makes first appearance

The accused in a second-degree murder case that took place last Friday made his first appearance in Provincial Court on Monday morning. Jason David Bezanson, 33, was charged with one count of aggravated assault and one count of second-degree murder. During his appearance in court, the aggravated assault charge was dropped, as the victim was...

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Memory of slain police officer, firefighter honoured

The memory of a Stellarton woman was honoured Saturday. The late Catherine Campbell, a 10-year veteran of the Stellarton Fire Department and a decorated member of the Truro Police Service, was remembered and permanently etched into the city-scape of the town she loved, with the Town of Stellarton formally dedicating one of the benches in...

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Bayhead residents emotional after homicide

A 49-year-old man has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of a 58-year-old Bayhead woman earlier this week. He is also facing a charge of attempted murder. Shortly before midnight on Sept. 17, Colchester District RCMP responded to a 911 call from a residence on Clarks Road. Upon arrival, officers discovered the female,...

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Man charged with murder in Bayhead death

The Northeast Nova Major Crimes Unit has ruled the death of a 58-year-old Bayhead woman as a homicide and have charged a Bayhead man. Shortly before midnight on September 17, Colchester District RCMP responded to a 9–11 call from a residence on Clarks Road, Bayhead. Upon arrival officers discovered a deceased female. A male suspect...

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Inaugural Walk honours Catherine Campbell

The life of the late Const. Catherine Campbell was celebrated Sunday with the inaugural Catherine Campbell Walk. Campbell’s family planned for the walk to take part during the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, which takes place between November 25 and December 10. The event also took place two days prior to the National...

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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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