Former town councillor to be laid to rest Friday
Friday, 20 December 2013 09:36
The funeral for a former deputy mayor of the town of Port Hawkesbury will be held Friday.
Donald Hector MacInnis died at Dartmouth General Hospital Saturday; he was 88.
MacInnis spent more than 30 years as a member of Port Hawkesbury town council, including a number of years as deputy mayor.
He worked as a lockmaster for the Canadian Coast Guard at the Canso Canal in Port Hastings; he was also a lifetime member of the Royal Canadian Legion (Branch 43) and the Knights of Columbus.
MacInnis will be laid to rest in Port Hawkesbury at 10 a.m.
Former StFX basketball player facing drug, weapons charges
Thursday, 19 December 2013 20:26
A former StFX basketball player has been arrested for the second time this week.
Tyler Bradley Richards, 27, of Halifax is charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking, and weapons-related offences; he's scheduled to appear in Halifax Provincial Court Thursday.
Halifax Police say officers arrested two people, and seized cocaine, marijuana, cash and a loaded handgun when they searched a home Wednesday night.
Richards was also arrested in connection with an alleged assault against a 22-year-old woman outside a Halifax bar early Sunday; he's scheduled to return to court on that matter Jan. 30.
He was a four-time AUS All-Star during his time with the X-Men; he received a conditional sentence for his conviction on a single count of assault causing bodily harm in an Antigonish incident that sent a man to hospital in 2009.
Richards is a member of the Halifax Rainmen of the National Basketball League of Canada; team officials suspended him indefinitely earlier this week.