A neo-Nazi taunts Jews in Nova Scotia, with government help

Notorious art thief John Mark Tillmann managed to get two levels of government to rename a waterway just to torment Jewish neighbours

A neo-Nazi taunts Jews in Nova Scotia, with government helpShould the governments of Canada and Nova Scotia name something after a neo-Nazi? It’s not a hypothetical question. Fall River, N.S., (pop. 11,526) is a community in Halifax’s regional municipality. By all accounts, it’s a lovely spot and the locals are nice. If you go hiking on a trail in the area, you may spot…

Ex-travel agent’s victims lost more than $1 million, Kindersley court told

Leslie Glauser has been sentenced to three years in jail after more than 250 complaints. She must also pay back nearly $200,000

Ex-travel agent’s victims lost more than $1 million, Kindersley court toldClarion Staff Leslie Glauser has been sentenced to three years in jail after a joint submission was made to Kindersley provincial court on Tuesday. Crown prosecutor Darren Howarth presented the submission as Glauser, a former travel agent who owned and operated T & T Travel in Kindersley, sat beside her lawyer Robert Robbenhaar. Howarth presented…

Man gets elevated fine for impaired driving

Three drunk-driving cases in Kindersley court on Jan. 16

Man gets elevated fine for impaired drivingMarcus Holmes has pleaded guilty to drinking and driving, and has received an elevated fine due to a previous conviction for driving under the influence. Holmes was before Kindersley provincial court on a set of charges including impaired operation of a motor vehicle and dangerous driving, but the accused pleaded guilty to driving with his…

#MeToo strikes Canadian politics with a fury – and it’s not done

Patrick Brown, Kent Hehr and more – the cultural shift has finally reached Canadian politics

#MeToo strikes Canadian politics with a fury – and it’s not doneThe Conservative MP shook his head. We were in a restaurant in Toronto, getting caught up. He’d just told me that a little-known federal Tory backbencher named Patrick Brown was going to seek the Ontario Progressive Conservative party leadership. I’d told him all I’d heard about Brown was that he “had a zipper problem.” The…

Avast ye swabbies: CRTC asked to crack down on Internet pirates

How do you crack down on internet piracy while preserving net neutrality, the cherished principle of a free and open web?

Avast ye swabbies: CRTC asked to crack down on Internet piratesLast weekend while the National Hockey League all-star extravaganza was taking place in Tampa Bay, hundreds of thousands of people there with no interest whatsoever in hockey partied hard at the Gasparilla Pirate Festival. It doesn’t really matter that throughout history, high seas pirates – who continue to flourish – are most often psychopathic mass…

Man sentenced to 12 months in jail for a variety of crimes

The prosecutor said Stephen Miller’s property crime issues are due to his addictions

Man sentenced to 12 months in jail for a variety of crimesStephen Miller has been sentenced to serve 12 months in jail, less his time served, after pleading guilty to a lengthy list of charges in Kindersley provincial court on Jan. 16. A joint submission was presented to Judge Robert Jackson on Jan. 16 in Kindersley. The charges required both provincial and federal Crown prosecutors to…

Local Rural Crime Watch group forms inaugural board

‘We believe Rural Crime Watch can be the eyes and ears for the RCMP in Saskatchewan’ and lead to ‘amazing’ results

Local Rural Crime Watch group forms inaugural boardKenneth Brown of The Clarion Crime in rural Saskatchewan has been on the rise in recent years so Kindersley-area citizens are starting a Rural Crime Watch association. About 30 people attended an organizational meeting on Jan. 17 at the Kindersley Masonic Lodge. Cpl. Mel Zurevinsky of the RCMP’s Crime Prevention and Crime Reduction unit attended…

Fugitive faces a number of charges

RCMP have issued a warrant for the arrest of Janelle McCullough in the Kindersley and Outlook areas

Fugitive faces a number of chargesA warrant has been issued for the arrest of Janelle McCullough in the Kindersley and Outlook areas. McCullough is a 31-year-old female who is believed to reside in the Kindersley area. She is described as five-feet-five tall, larger build, brown hair and brown eyes. McCullough is wanted out of Kindersley and Outlook RCMP Detachment areas…

Hijab hoax story could have unfortunate long-term consequences

The fact that a child lied is not the story. The fact that those in authority accepted, and publicized, an 11-year-old girl's story without checking the facts is

Hijab hoax story could have unfortunate long-term consequencesThere have been stories of adults and children lying to the public about everything from getting robbed to being raped. The ruse Canadians just experienced could leave a bad taste in our mouths for some time. On Jan. 12, the Toronto Police Service’s Twitter feed reported an attack at Pauline Johnson Junior Public School by…

Victim culture marks a return to a culture of revenge

Where perceived slights are personally avenged, and the law is supplanted as the final arbiter of justice

Victim culture marks a return to a culture of revengeIt’s truly astonishing that no other national political figure beat Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to an apology to the LGBTQ2+ community. In 2008, his predecessor Stephen Harper was first to offer an apology for Indian residential schools. And Canadians have hardly been spared from endless variations on the theme over the past decade. Similarly, the British…