Antigonish Co. man charged with possessing, distributing child porn
Thursday, 17 April 2014 17:37
RCMP say an Antigonish Co. man is facing child porn charges following the search of a home earlier this week.
Police say officers executed a search warrant at a home in Frankville Tuesday.
They say three laptops, an external hard drive and a cell phone were seized during the search.
RCMP say Trevor Jon Austen, 37, was arrested at the scene and charged with possession and distribution of child pornography; he's scheduled to appear in Antigonish Provincial Court Oct. 22.
Climatologist says this winter was colder, stormier than in recent years
Thursday, 17 April 2014 16:49
A senior climatologist with Environment Canada says the weather this past winter dominated conversations across the country, and for good reason.
David Phillips says not only was this past winter colder than normal, it was also snowier and stormier than in the past few years.
He says the frequency of storms also stood out in his mind, although it was just a fluke that they happened nearly every Wednesday or Thursday.
Phillips tells The Hawk we haven't seen a winter like this in several years.
"We saw statistics which are suggesting that it was probably the second coldest in 61 years, the third snowiest in 45 years," he says. "Clearly you weren't imagining it - you were doing a lot shovelling, plowing and pushing and having to bundle up because conditions were cold."
Phillips says there weren't many large storms, but there was a multitude of smaller ones.
He says we're not as accustomed to seeing winters like the one we just experienced.
"I think we've been seduced in recent years to see the fact that winters aren't what they were as in our youth or what our parents and grandparents told us it was all about."
Phillips says we normally see the grass at least a couple of times throughout the winter in the Maritimes, something that didn't happen this year.