Sunday, December 1, 2013

Man Tasered During Mahone Bay Incident

A 47-year-old man is in police custody after tempers flared following a motor vehicle collision Saturday night in Mahone Bay. RCMP say the incident happened around 7pm on Main Street. Police say the man was in possession of several weapons and threatening occupants in the other vehicle. The Mounties say the man threatened to harm himself with two knives when they arrived at the scene. Officers tried to negotiate but had to use a taser. However, he fell into a nearby river after being shocked and had to be pulled out by two officers. He was treated at South Shore Regional Hospital and later released into police custody. The man is facing a number of charges including dangerous driving, uttering threats, possession of a weapon, and assault with a weapon.  He will appear in court on Monday.

First Contract Arbitration Law Panned By Local MLA

The Nova Scotia government plans to bring in legislation that would amend the province’s contentious first contract arbitration law. The intent is to refine it, making it more palatable to companies and unions.
Argyle-Barrington MLA Chris d'Entremont and his fellow opposition Progressive Conservatives say what really is needed is for the law to be eliminated.

The N-D-P’s acting leader, Maureen MacDonald, says she’s disappointed the Liberals will revise the labour bill. MacDonald says she’s not aware of any business leaving the province because of first-contract arbitration.