Guysborough Co. stabbing suspect sentenced to prison time
Friday, 04 September 2015 13:59
A man found guilty of two charges in relation to a stabbing in Guysborough Co. has been sentenced to time behind bars.
Guysborough RCMP say a man suffered multiple stab wounds at a party in Sunnyville in June 2013.
They say he arrived at Guysborough Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, and was transferred to St. Martha's Regional Hospital in Antigonish.
Police say officers arrested another man the next day; they charged John Arthur Borden, 43, with attempted murder, aggravated assault, uttering threats and possession of a weapon.
Borden, who has been held in custody since his arrest, was denied bail; he was committed to stand trial by judge and jury in Nova Scotia Supreme Court after his preliminary hearing wrapped up in Dec. 2013.
Nine days were set aside for his trial, which took place in Guysborough in June 2015.
Jurors found Borden guilty of aggravated assault and weapon possession, but not guilty of attempted murder and uttering threats.
His sentencing hearing took place in Nova Scotia Supreme Court in Guysborough Thursday.
A judge sentenced to Borden to five years in a federal prison on the aggravated assault charge, and one year in prison for the weapons charge; he'll serve both sentences concurrently, meaning his total time in prison is five years.
He has less than 21 months left behind bars after he received more than 39 months credit for time already served.
He was also sentenced to 12 months probation and a lifetime firearms ban.
Borden, who is originally from Sunnyville, had spent the last few years before the incident living in Halifax.
Gas prices up almost six cents
Friday, 04 September 2015 10:39
The price at the pump has shot up in a big way.
Gas prices increased 5.8 cents a litre during the regular price adjustment at midnight.
That means the new range for a litre of regular self-serve in the Quad Counties, depending on where you fill up, sits somewhere between a minimum of a $1.05.6 and a maximum of $1.08.5.
The price of gas had been dropping steadily; this is just the second increase in the last 11 weeks.
Diesel is also higher; it's up 1.4 cents to a new range between $0.99.6 and $1.02.5.
The price of diesel increased seven-point-nine cents a litre in 48 hours; members of the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board invoked the interrupter clause to raise it six-and-a-half cents Wednesday.