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Please come enjoy a hamburger or tasty sausage at M&M Meats (Bedford), Saturday, June 30th, 11am-3pm....

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Drugs and weapons charges laid in Bedford, Dartmouth

Drugs and weapons charges laid in Bedford, Dartmouth Police have laid a number of drug and weapons charges in connection with a traffic stop last night in Dartmouth and a subsequent search in Bedford.

At 7:33 p.m., officers assigned to the East Quick Response Unit (EQRU) observed what they believed to be a drug transaction between a woman and a man in a SUV in a parking lot on Wyse Road. Officers pulled behind the SUV and activated the emergency lights. As the officers approached the vehicle, the driver drove into a cement wall, then backed up and stuck the unmarked police vehicle behind him.

Officers ordered the male driver to stop the vehicle, however, the man began pulling forward. A second police vehicle pulled in front of the SUV to prevent its escape. The driver, 47-year-old Gerald McNamara, was removed from the vehicle and arrested. The woman, 45-year-old Michelle Marie Walsh, was arrested without incident. A search of both people and the vehicle resulted in a quantity of crack cocaine and cash being seized.

A warrant was then obtained to search a residence on Cutter Drive in Bedford. When officers from EQRU and the HRP/RCMP Integrated Drug Unit arrived, they observed a woman, 65-year-old Joan Robart, leaving the home. She was arrested and found to be in possession of crack cocaine.

Officers entered the residence and arrested two more women. One of the women was 46-year-old Doreen Louise McNamara while the second woman was released without charges. A search resulted in the seizure of crack cocaine, a hand gun with ammunition, a rifle, shotgun ammunition, cash and drug paraphernalia.

Gerald McNamara and Michelle Walsh are both charged with drug possession for the purpose of trafficking in connection with the incident in Dartmouth. McNamara was also charged with resisting arrest and assaulting a police officer.

 

Gerald McNamara, Doreen McNamara and Joan Robart face the following charges in connection with the search of the Cutter Drive residence:

Section 86(2) CC – Unsafe Storage of a Firearm (2 counts)
Section 88(1) CC – Possession of a Weapon Dangerous to Public Peace (2 counts)
Section 92(1) CC – Possession of a Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized (2 counts)
Section 95(1) CC – Possession of Prohibited or Restricted Firearm with Ammunition
Section 108(1)(b) CC – Tampering with Serial Number
Section 5(2) CDSA – Drug Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking

Gerald McNamara also faces the following additional charges:

Section 117.01(1) CC – Possession of a Firearm while Prohibited (2 counts)
Section 145(3) CC – Breach of Recognizance (3 counts)

All four people are scheduled to appear in Halifax Provincial Court today....

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Conservative gov’t blunder may cost shipyard workers’ jobs

Conservative gov’t blunder may cost shipyard workers’ jobs Geoff Regan called on the Conservative government today to get its act together and get contracts in place quickly for the Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy before the Halifax Shipyard is forced to chop jobs.

“The Conservatives say they are ramming through a “kitchen-sink” budget bill and denying Canadians the opportunity to provide input because they’re in a rush to create jobs. At the same time, their failure to get contracts in place for the Arctic patrol ships could end up costing shipyard workers their jobs,” said, the Liberal Member of Parliament for Halifax West.

When the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy was announced last fall, the Halifax Shipyard planned to start work on Arctic/offshore patrol ships in late 2012 or early 2013. Now the expected start date for the project has been pushed back to 2015. The union representing the shipyard workers, CAW Marine Workers Federation, says its members could face massive layoffs because of this delay when work on the current mid-shore patrol vessels project wraps up at the end of the year.

“The Conservatives made a promise to shipbuilders in Halifax to build $25 billion in combat vessels and provide jobs for the next 20 years. Now staff at the Department of National Defence says budget cuts mean the Navy must review its priorities, and the project could shrink,” said Regan.

“I’m very concerned that not a single contract has been signed. The Conservatives have broken promises to shipbuilders before with the Arctic icebreakers and the supply ships, for example.”

Regan said it’s time for the Conservative government to come through on its commitment and put people in Halifax to work building ships....

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Purchasing medication health care products on line?

Purchasing medication health care products on line? Today is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day and the Nova Scotia RCMP remind seniors and their care givers of the potential dangers when purchasing medication and health care products on line.

“Purchasing medication and health-care products on the internet can be very dangerous,” says Cpl. Angie Hawryluk, RCMP Federal Enforcement Section. “Often times the medication is fake and has not been manufactured properly so it can cause unwanted side effects.”

The RCMP are reminding older adults of the following tips to protect themselves from falling victim to a fraud when ordering medication or health care products on line:

- Does the price reasonably reflect the value or is it “too good to be true”?

- Is the packaging properly labeled?
- Are there spelling mistakes and is the wrapping material of poor quality?
- Are you familiar with the place of purchase?
- Are you shopping on a reputable retail site?
- Does the quality of the product seem acceptable?

There are legitimate online pharmacies; however there are also numerous fraudulent online pharmacies that may sell medications illegally or do not follow proper procedures for filling out a prescription. Seniors are advised not to buy from an online pharmacy that offers to prescribe a medication for the first time without a physical exam or if it sells a prescription medication without a prescription from your doctor.

As with all on line services it is important to take the time to become informed and aware of possible scams and fraudulent companies. Seniors can be targeted as vulnerable consumers, however with some research on line use can be done in a safe manner. said Valerie White, CEO, Nova Scotia Department of Seniors.

The RCMP is committed to educating citizens on the causes and dangers of elder abuse. For additional information please contact www.seniors.gc.ca, www.gov.ns.ca/seniors or phone the Nova Scotia Senior Abuse Information Line: 1- 877-833- 3377 .

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Overnight break and enter at Basinview School

Overnight break and enter at Basinview School On June 15 at 2:41 a.m. members of the Halifax Regional Police responded to an alarm at Basinview DriveElementary School in Bedford (located at273 Basinview Drive).

Upon arrival officers discovered the alarm was a result of a Break and Enter where the suspect had gained entry through a door.

Officers checked the school and determined the suspect had fled on foot. He was apprehended a short distance away. An 18 year old male is in custody and will attend court to face charges of break and enter....

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Drug/Weapons Charges: 2 men arrested at Larry Uteck Blvd

Drug/Weapons Charges: 2 men arrested at Larry Uteck Blvd A busy day by the HRP/RCMP Integrated Drug unit has resulted in four people facing drug and weapons charges from two different searches yesterday afternoon.

The first search was at a residence on Hages Lane in Prospect Bay. Forty-four-year-old Douglas Arthur Casey and 35-year-old Kelly Ann McKenzie were arrested at the scene and officers seized a shotgun, tazer, cocaine, and cash. They each face the following charges:

Section 86(1) CC – Careless Storage of a Firearm
Section 86(2) CC – Unsafe Storage of a Firearm
Section 88 CC – Possession of a Weapon Dangerous to the Public Peace
Section 91(2) CC – Unauthorized Possession of a Prohibited Weapon
Section 92 (1) CC – Possession of a Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized
Section 5(2) CDSA – Drug Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking

Casey also faces the following additional charge:

Section 117.01(1) CC – Possession of a Firearm Contrary to an Order

The second search was at an apartment in the 600 block of Larry Uteck Boulevard. Twenty-three-year-old Aaron Todd Wolfe and 20-year-old Benjamin Miles Wells were arrested at the scene and officers seized a shotgun, marijuana, cannabis resin, hydromorphone, ketamine and cash. Both men face the following charges:

Section 86(2) CC – Unsafe Storage of a Firearm
Section 92 (1) CC – Possession of a Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized
Section 5(2) CDSA – Drug Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking (4 counts)

Wolfe also face the following additional charge:

Section 117.01(1) CC – Possession of a Firearm Contrary to an Order (2 counts)

All four people are scheduled to appear in Halifax Provincial Court today....

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HRM email system will be out of service this weekend

HRM email system will be out of service this weekend

Message from Coucillor Tim Outhit:

Bedford residents – FYI below. I will still be available by Twitter, Facebook, and my cell (229-6385).

Public Service Announcement

HRM email system will be out of service this weekend

HRM would like to advise residents that its email system will be down starting Friday, June 15 at 5 p.m. and will remain out of service until Monday morning to allow for a system upgrade. Full service will return on Monday, June 18 at 7 a.m. As a result, messages incoming to HRM Councillors and employees will be stored and delivered to the email recipient at that time.

As always, residents may continue to direct their municipal inquiries to the Corporate Call Centre at 490-4000.

We apologize for any inconvenience....

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