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Tag Archive: Nova Scotia


N.S. Police Say They’ve Foiled Attempt To Kill People In A Public Place

 

 

 

 

 

 

” RCMP in Nova Scotia say they have foiled an alleged plot to kill a large number of people in the Halifax area on Valentine’s Day.

” The evidence to date and the information is, had they been able to carry out their plan there was potential for a large number of individual citizens to be put at risk,” Nova Scotia RCMP Assistant Commissioner Brian Brennan told a Friday evening news conference.

  Police allege a 19-year-old man from Timberlea, N.S., and a 23-year-old woman from Illinois planned to go to a public venue in the Halifax region on Saturday, “with a goal of opening fire to kill citizens, and then themselves.”

  Acting on a tip from a member of the public about “a potential significant weapons-related threat,” police tracked down the male suspect at a Timberlea residence, where he was found dead in the early hours of Friday morning.”

 

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119 MPH Gust Off Maine Coast? Weather Service Takes Second Look

 

 

Windgusts New England 3:26:14

 

 

 

” A powerful storm produced hurricane-force winds off the Maine coast, but scientists aren’t sure whether a 119 mph reading off Jonesport was accurate..”

 

 

Weather Buoy Jonesport Maine

 

” Rich Norton from the National Weather Service said the reading at a buoy off Jonesport could be accurate but that it’s under review because it was out of line with other readings. For example, the storm whipped up gusts of 70 mph at Matinicus Rock. On land, the storm produced gusts approaching 60 mph.”

 

 

   These previous observations from the Jonesport buoy show hours of winds in excess of 50 knots continuous and periodic gusts over 100 knots so it would not seem out of the range of possibility that there was a recorded gust of 119 mph considering the fact that 103 knots equals 118.53 mph and even the lower 99 knot readings correspond to wind guts of nearly 114 mph .

 

 

 

Wind Gusts Jonesport Me

 

 

 

” To the east, Canada also had some big wind readings: 106 mph off Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, and 114 mph off Newfoundland.”

 

 

 Any way you look at it , it was no day to be at sea .

 

 

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Ultimate Fishing

Published on Sep 27, 2013

” It’s DIY, its Kiwi as! Extreme Fisherman Matt Watson takes on a huge tuna, with only a hand line and an electric fence reel! The local fisherman on the boat think it can’t be done. Watch this clip to find out if one of these monster fish can be brought to the boat by hand! “

Family Of Girl, 17, Who Killed Herself After Images Of Her Being ‘Gang Raped’ Were Posted Online By Her Attackers Speak Out About Their Grief

 

'Victim': She was labelled a 'slut' after she was allegedly gang raped by four teenagers in 2010

 

” The family of a 17-year-old girl who hanged herself after she was allegedly gang raped and bullied for being a ‘slut’ have spoken out about their grief and their determination to fight for justice.

Rehtaeh Parsons was found hanged in the bathroom of her Dartmouth, Nova Scotia home on April 4 – after nearly a year-and-a-half of torment – and her parents switched off her life support days later.

‘When Rehtaeh was born, I promised her the world,’ her mother Leah told People magazine, as she grasped a picture of her oldest child. ‘Now my beautiful girl is gone.’

She was allegedly attacked at the home of two brothers in Cole Harbour on November 12, 2011, when she was just 15.”

 

 

You can read more about Rehtaeh’s tragic story here , here and here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Demand An Independent Inquiry Into The Police Investigation

    Some months back we posted on a girl in Nova Scotia who was raped , bullied and harassed to the point of taking her own life . The incident in question took place nearly a year and a half ago and still no justice , nor peace for Rehtaeh or her family . You can read our posts here and here and you can sign a petition demanding an investigation into why nothing has been done even while the rape was filmed and witnessed by numerous students .

” I am horrified at what happened to Rehtaeh. She was a beautiful, caring person. She was a amazing artist. She loved animals.

While I haven’t seen her in a few years, I’m friends with her family and I can’t believe how our community and the authorities failed to protect her.

Seventeen months ago, she was raped. The rape was photographed and the photos were shared around her Nova Scotia community. Rehtaeh was destroyed by this. Any 15 year old would be. She was called a slut. She was bullied. She faced depression. And this week she took her own life.

After Rehtaeh’s rape, the RCMP investigated for a year but said there was not enough evidence to lay charges.”

   Unfortunately the below update is undated and thus don’t know if this is a new investigation or one that has already come and gone . Regardless , it will do the reader no harm to add the name to the above-linked petition . Please do so , so that there might be some measure of justice for a teen who lost her life to sexist pigs .

**UPDATE** Rehtaeh will finally have justice. Today I received a call from the Premier’s office saying they will be launching an “independent review of the actions of police and the Public Prosecution Service in the Rehtaeh Parson’s case.” They have yet to announce exactly who will review the case. Until the reviewers are announced and we know they are truly independent I will be leaving the petition page open for more people to sign. Holding authorities accountable is how we make sure tragedies like this don’t happen again, so thank you everyone!”

   Editor’s Note : A concerned reader brought this story back to our attention and we are more than happy to bring it to yours .

 

Update : below is a comment we received from “Concerned” that provides links to both Rehtaeh’s mother’s and father’s web pages . Comment is reposted with the express permission of the commenter and we were touched by their concern and hope that you are too .

 

 

” Concerned Jul 1, 4:22 pm

Thank you very much for bringing this to attention, again….

As mentioned, I am concerned this has been “dragged on” so to speak, so the family and concerned persons “just get worn out”…People get exhausted.

I have read the Father’s Blog
http://glencanning.com/
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The Mother’s Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/angelrehtaehofficial

and many news articles. It seems as if the school “investigation” (to my mind) was cursory and head patting.

I have found nothing to indicate any serious (or even any) effort to charge anyone. I know the comment posted on the petition page was posted months ago, and suspect they hoped it would bring results. So far all I can say, is “where did it go””?

in the meantime, across Canada, I have read in the news three cases of young males, one only 14, charged with child pornography, for taking consensual video or pics and posting same. All Good. BUT…— what about Rehtaeh????

I found your blog, discussing this previously, and right now, all I can hope is persons like yourself (bloggers and writers), might stir enough interest to bring results.

I don’t know any of these people, but to my mind it horrifies any thought there is law and justice. It is obscene. It is obscene that it appears justice is trying to exhaust family from this.

I hoped, at least if more signed the petition/sent it on/posted it, it may make authorites realize “folks want to know”.

https://www.facebook.com/angelrehtaehofficial “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Poster Campaign Supports Alleged Rapists Of Rehtaeh Parsons

 

 
” After seeing the posters, Rehtaeh’s mother once again to took Facebook. Yesterday, she wrote, “Really??? They stop at nothing…First the family/friends of the perpetrators make pages about my daughter trying to paint her in the most negative light as possible. Now, they post flyers stapled to our street on poles stating ‘Speak The Truth.’ This once again highlights who they are as people. This is our street, we are mourning our daughter, my children live in this neighbourhood. If you wanted to speak the truth…why didn’t you speak when Rehtaeh was alive…you push her to suicide then you continue with this bullshit!!! Really???? You have no compassion…but we knew that already.” “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rehtaeh Parsons Suicide: Justice Minister Revisiting Alleged Rape Case

 

 

 

” A Canadian minister of justice is seeking answers in the investigation into the alleged rape by four teenagers of Nova Scotian teen Rehtaeh Parsons, who hanged herself last week after what her mother says was months of bullying.

Rehtaeh Parsons, 17, was taken off life-support Sunday on her mother authorization after she hanged herself at home in Cole Harbour last week. Nova Scotia Justice Minister Ross Landry said Tuesday that he hopes to meet with Parsons’ mother, Leah, to “discuss her experience with the justice system.” Landry has been reviewing details of the case and consulting with officials, according to a statement.

“I know that law enforcement and the public prosecution service do their best, every day, to administer and enforce the law,” Landry said. “I am committed to exploring the mechanisms that exist to review the actions of all relevant authorities to ensure the system is always working to the best of its ability, in pursuit of justice.”

 

 

 

 

” In a lengthy post on a Facebook tribute page to her daughter, Leah Parsons outlined what she says led to her daughter’s suicide. In November 2011, Parsons said, Rehtaeh went with a friend to another’s home, where she was raped by four teenage boys.

“One of those boys took a photo of her being raped and decided it would be fun to distribute the photo to everyone in Rehtaeh’s school and community, where it quickly went viral,” Parsons wrote. “Because the boys already had a ‘slut’ story, the victim of the rape Rehtaeh was considered a SLUT.” “

 

 

 

 

 

 

10 Of The Greatest Fisheries

canadian-bluefin

” An 857-pound bluefin is maneuvered alongside the boat during the 1949 Tuna Cup in Nova Scotia (top), while Maureen Marazzi caught a 881-pounder in 1971 (lower right); big fish are still caught today in this northerly fishery (bottom left).”

 

 

 

” #1 Canadian Maritimes — Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick

Primary Species: Giant bluefin tuna

Golden Era: 1930 to 1950, 1970s. In the late 1970s, the tuna apparently changed their migration. When the Asian taste for bluefin sushi evolved during the 1980s, prices rose, an industry was born, and Canada prohibited recreational anglers from catching giants. In the past few years, the country has allowed a regulated catch-and-release fishery.

The History: During the late 1800s, harpooners began targeting giants that tangled their herring nets. Through the early 20th century, anglers started pursuing the bluefin, though they were not considered good table fare. Finally, in the 1930s, tackle makers caught up with the fishery, and IGFA founder Michael Lerner helped initiate the International Tuna Cup (Sharp Cup).

Memorable Moment: Bluefin here average 700 pounds, but they get much bigger. The current all-tackle world-record bluefin — a 1,496-pound behemoth — was caught off Nova Scotia in 1979.”


 

 

 

 

 

The 12 Biggest Fish Ever Caught

 

 

tuna, bluefin

 

#5: 1,496-Pound Bluefin Tuna

On October 26, 1979, Ken Fraser caught the record 1,496-pound bluefin tuna. He caught the fish in Aulds Cove off Nova Scotia, Canada, using a mackerel.