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Halifax Regional Council unanimously greenlighted a staff recommendation to do a full business case analysis on Maritime Football Ltd.,’s 24,000 seat stadium proposal.

This is pushing a bid to get a Canadian Football League team for the region.

At council Tuesday, a new staff report outlined Shannon Park as a preferred location for a stadium by Maritime Football Ltd. that says the cost to build the multi-purpose stadium is about $190 million.

Staff are recommending tax revenue from the site go towards paying future debt servicing costs on the stadium which is estimated at about $10-million a year.
During yesterday’s meeting some councillors said they didn’t want the city contributing to operating costs or the physical build of a stadium.


RCMP are investigating a break and enter at a business on Sackville Drive.

It says it happened sometime between 2AM and 5:45AM Sunday.

RCMP say the suspect(s) entered the business and stole a large quantity of cigarettes, lotto tickets and cash.


Police continue to investigate the murder of Donald Charles  Downey.

Yesterday was the 30th anniversary of the murder.

It says in 1988 around 1AM it responded to a shooting on Creighton Street  where responding officers found Downey with a gunshot wound.
He was transported to hospital where he died a short time later.
Investigators believe people have information that could forward the investigation and hope the passage of time may encourage someone to do the right thing and come forward to police with what they know.

They are urging anyone who knows something about Donald’s murder who hasn’t already spoken with police to contact the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division at 902-490-5333. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip at or via the P3 Tips App.

Donald’s case is part of the Nova Scotia Department of Justice Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program. Through this program, the Department of Justice offers cash rewards of up to $150,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of person(s) responsible for specified major unsolved crimes.


The Nova Scotia Liquour Corp., says growth in local product categories is strong.

In its second quarter results total volume sold is up almost 3%, but the average dollar value of each transaction fell by over 3%.

Compared to last year, net income was down $800,000 to $70 million and total sales were up by $5.4 million to $182.2 million.

It says Nova Scotia spirit sales were up almost 35% to $2.2 million.

Nova Scotia craft beer sales were up over 32% to $5.2 million and Nova Scotia wine sales, using locally grown grapes, grew almost 7% to $3.8 million.

Ready-to-drink products, which are mostly ciders, increased over 26% to $1.8 million.

A 21-year-old Halifax man is facing a charge of obstruction in connection with an incident at the Woodstock-Houlton border crossing.

Bailey Roy was in provincial court Monday to face the charge and was remanded and will reappear in court tomorrow.
A 22-year-old man from Middle Sackville, N.S., is still in U.S. custody.

The charge stems from a security incident Friday, where a suspicious vehicle stopped in the area between the Canada and U.S. border crossings.
Police say the two in the vehicle weren’t communicating with Canada Border Services Agency officials or police and were arrested about seven hours after police were first made aware of the incident.

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