Today, clouds, showers, fog & 10.
Tonight showers end, wind & 0.
Tmrw., cloudy with some flurries, windy & 0.
Wed., expect sun, cloud & -3.
6 protesters are facing charges after a demonstration outside the Canada Post facility in Halifax
Halifax Regional Police say it caused serious public safety concerns.
It says last night just after 7:30PM it responded to reports of five vehicles backed up on to Monaghan Dr.with a group of protestors protesting close by.
Police say the situation impacted two-way traffic, and could have resulted in an injury to a member of the public.
Responding officers tried to get the trucks cleared but the group didn’t comply.
HRP wants to reiterate it respects and upholds the right of citizens for peaceful and safe protest.
Today’s actions were taken in the interest of public safety after repeated instructions to clear the location went unheeded. HRP reminds the citizens to put their own and fellow citizens’ safety first and foremost at all times.
A 60 year old Lower Sackville man is dead after a crash
RCMP say just after 9 Friday night, a man was crossing the Beaverbank Connector on foot, near the off ramp for Exit 2 from Highway 101.
It says he was hit by a vehicle, and a short time later, hit by another.
Both RCMP and EHS responded.
The man was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police say the man was wearing dark clothing and the area of the crash was very dark.
It continues to investigate.
Halifax Regional Police are investigating a robbery at Personal Tailoring on Quinpool Road.
It says a man entered with a knife, demanded cash and fled on foot.
There were no injuries.
The suspect is described as a man about 5’7”, with a handkerchief covering his face, a hat, jeans, and dark grey sweater.
Wastewater suggests Halifax has the highest rate of cannabis consumption per capita among five urban centres across the country.
You heard that right, a new Statistics Canada study launched back in March, used a somewhat new technology called wastewater-based epidemiology.
It says researchers looked at wastewater from 15 treatment plants representing almost 8.4 million Canadians to produce statistics on cannabis use.Results suggest between March and August, Halifax had the highest rate of consumption per capita, at 1,310 micrograms per person per week.
Montreal came in second at 976 micrograms per person per week, Toronto third at 451, Edmonton at 416, and Vancouver at 288.
The report says when people consume cannabis, their bodies process it into metabolites that are later eliminated from the body and can show up in wastewater.
StatCan stresses its results are considered “preliminary and experimental, noting often large disparities in the amount of cannabis detected month-to-month.
A recent post on StatCan’s website says “Statistics Canada is still exploring the benefits and limits of using WBE to produce statistics on drug use,”.
In the report, it says “one consequence of under-reporting is that the size of the black market for cannabis will be similarly underestimated.”
It says, “as a result, without a direct measurement of cannabis consumption, the reduction of the black market for cannabis, one of the objectives of the legalization of non-medical cannabis, will be hard to track.”
It says this wastewater based epidemiology has been used in Europe since 2007 to report on drug consumption in large cities.
StatCan says sampling will continue through Spring.
RCMP are looking for help finding a suspect after responding to a break and enter in progress in Middle Sackville.
RCMP say Thursday, just after 11:15AM, it responded to a 911 call from a resident reporting a man on his back patio on Lylewood Dr.
The homeowner knocked on the window and the suspect jumped from the deck, 12 feet off the ground.
RCMP, with help from Halifax Regional Police K-9 Unit, searched the area but the suspect wasn’t found.
It was determined the man broke into a garage on the property but nothing was taken.
He’s described as a white man in his late teens, 5’6”, wearing jeans, blue jacket and carrying a red backpack.