Michael Landsberg Keynote Speaker At Halifax Mental Health Event

By MNN. Last updated: 2015-04-21 09:53:55

Well-known TSN sports commentator Michael Landsberg will be coming to Halifax as a keynote speaker, to talk about his battles with depression. Landsberg has been prominent in supporting Bell Aliant Let’s Talk fund raiser, and Clara’s Big Ride, for Canada’s most decorated Olympian, Clara Hughes, who has just released her memoirs, and came out with her mental health challenges.

Known for his brash and witty style, Landsberg will be speaking at the outstanding mental health advocates event sponsored by NorthWest Healthcare Properties at Spatz Theatre at Citadel High School Wednesday, May 6, with tickets available through the Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia’s website.

Class-action suit filed in crash-landing

By MNN. Last updated: 2015-04-21 06:20:51

A Halifax law firm has filed a class-action lawsuit on behalf of 20 passengers on Air Canada flight 624 that crash-landed at the airport last month.

Lawyer Jamie MacGillivray filed documents in court yesterday suing Air Canada, Nav Canada, Halifax International Airport Authority, the pilot and first officer on behalf of 20 passengers.

Leggette - Henneberry murder trial

By MNN. Last updated: 2015-04-21 06:20:28

Jury selection continues today at the first degree murder trial of Blake Leggette and Victoria Henneberry accused of killing university student Loretta Saunders in February last year. Her body was found off the Trans-Canada Highway near Salisbury, New Brunswick, several days after she disappeared.

The judge has scheduled four weeks for the trial.

British sailors granted bail

By MNN. Last updated: 2015-04-21 06:20:02

Four British sailors charged with sexual assault causing bodily harm have been granted bail with conditions. They have to stay in the province at CFB Shearwater and surrender their passports. They're accused of attacking a woman ten days ago and are due back in court May 27th on those charges.

Woman facing charges after Dartmouth fracas

By MNN. Last updated: 2015-04-21 06:19:42

A woman is facing several charges after a hit-and-run in Dartmouth. A 35 year old woman was arguing with another woman when she hit her in the face. Then the victim's husband had to dodge a vehicle as it fled the scene. The suspect was arrested on Lakecrest Drive and will be in court at a later date. Nobody was seriously hurt.

Prof charged with voyeurism

By MNN. Last updated: 2015-04-21 06:19:20

A NSCAD professor has been charged with voyeurism.

48 year old Eugene Richard Daniels is charged with an incident last July. According to CBC, a former student filed the complaint saying she visited Daniels at a gallery on Cunard Street and was filmed when she went to a washroom. Daniels will be in court May 20th.

Hollis bike lane

By MNN. Last updated: 2015-04-21 06:18:59

The city is hosting an open house Thursday afternoon regarding the Hollis Street bike lane. It goes from 12:00pm-2:00pm and again 4:00pm - 6:00pm at the Downtown Halifax Business Comission office on Barrington. Several ideas put forth at last summer's public consultations will be implemented, and you're welcome to discuss it all on Thursday.

Education awards

By MNN. Last updated: 2015-04-21 06:18:40

Education Minister Karen Casey honoured teachers and education partners from across the province as part of Education Week, which runs through Saturday. Among award winners were Brookhouse Elementary's Gilles Boudreau, Sackville Heights Junior High's Brian DeMone, and Sir Charles Tupper's Laura Kennedy.

PEI terror plot

By MNN. Last updated: 2015-04-21 06:18:17

More information is coming out in court about a Prince Edward Island man suspected of planning a terrorist act.

RCMP began going through the garbage of 20 year old Amir Raisolsadat 2013 alleging he had the means to produce ricin, a deadly toxin that's been used in other terrorist attacks.

No criminal charges have been laid yet...but the prosecution wants a peace bond imposed.

Mediterranean tragedy

By MNN. Last updated: 2015-04-21 06:17:53

The Tunisian captain and a crew member of a boat that capsized in the Mediterranean over the weekend have been arrested. They were among 27 survivors from the shipwreck taken to Sicily. The 20 metre migrant vessel may have been jammed with as many as 950 passengers.

SPORTS

By MNN. Last updated: 2015-04-21 06:16:56

The Mooseheads and Wildcats tangle tonight in game seven of their Q-League quarter-final series at the Moncton Coliseum.

NHL playoffs...The Jets are facing elimination after losing a 5-4 decision to the Ducks in overtime in game three. In the other two matchups, the winners took two game to one leads...Rangers by beating the Penguins 2-1; Wild by blanking the Blues 3-0.

In baseball the Blue jays were off. The Red Sox won a rain-shortened 7-1 game against the Orioles.

News stories from 2015-04-20.