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A 42 year old Sackville man is facing impaired driving charges with a blood alcohol concentration more than double the legal limit after trying to buy a meal for a police officer.
RCMP says yesterday just before 2AM the RCMP member was getting a late night meal at a drive-thru on the Bedford Highway when the driver of the vehicle in front offered to buy the meal.
The officer got out to explain they appreciated the offer but would not accept it, but noticed the driver was showing signs of impairment.
After investigating it was determined the driver was impaired.
The man’s charged with Impaired Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Operating a Motor Vehicle, Driving While Suspended and Operating an Unregistered Vehicle.
He is scheduled to appear in court on December 6 at 10:00 a.m.
The first locally produced recreational cannabis is now available online and in select NSLC stores.
Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation says the brand is called ‘SKOSHA’ and is produced by Breathing Green Solutions in Wentworth, Nova Scotia.
Senior Vice President and Chief Services Officer Dave DiPersio says it’s pleased to be able to offer customers a local product option.
He says “the NSLC team designed the listing process to be reactive to customer demand and to be able to accommodate local producers who are approved to come to market.”
SKOSHA will be available to buy online and at NSLC stores in Amherst, New Glasgow, Truro and at the NSLC Cannabis store on Clyde Street in Halifax.
Initially, the NSLC received a shipment of SKOSHA Nor’Easter in a 3.5-gram size.
Nor’Easter is a sativa-dominant hybrid THC strain.
DiPersio says “we hope to make additional SKOSHA products available soon.”
Operations Manager and Co-Founder at Breathing Green Solutions Joe Sanford “Nova Scotians love local and now they’ll be able to enjoy local handcrafted cannabis, too.”
He continues, “SKOSHA was five years in the making, starting with hand selected genetics to ensure optimal terpene development for the most complete strain profiles possible.”
A Millbrook First Nation business owner is facing a charge of evading almost $2.3-million in taxes.
The Canada Revenue Agency alleges the operator of the Traditional Trading Post Lisa L. Marshall failed to collect or remit GST/HST on sales of tobacco to non-Indigenous people.
The convenience store is located on Millbrook First Nation reserve land on Caldwell Road in Cole Harbour.
The agency says anyone who fails to remit the tax owing to the government is liable for paying the full amount owing, penalties and interest.
CRA says if convicted, a court may fine a person up to 200 per cent of the tax evaded and impose a sentence of up to five years in jail.
— Canada Revenue Agency (@CanRevAgency) October 31, 2018
Nova Scotia’s annual Christmas tree gift to Boston is coming from Oxford for the first time.
Ross McKellar and Teresa Simpson are donating the 14 metre (46 feet) white spruce that will soon begin its 11-hundred kilometre journey to Boston.
The tree is given as part of an annual thank you to Boston for sending aid after the 1917 Halifax Explosion.
The tree will be celebrated at a public cutting ceremony at 10:30AM on Thursday, November 15th and later the tree will stop in Truro and Halifax.
Lands and Forestry Minister Iain Rankin says the Tree for Boston is one of Nova Scotia’s proudest traditions as we honour the kindness Boston showed us in our time of need.
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Lawrencetown Road is now open after a structure fire in the 7000 block.
Halifax Regional Police say emergency crews were on scene to help put it out.
Police sent out a news release around 9:30 last night and reopened the road around 11.
At this time, it’s unknown the cause of the fire and how much damage was caused.