The RCMP is bringing in a new PTSD program

By MNN. Last updated: 2014-12-18 04:47:08

The R-C-M-P is trying to bolster its care for members dealing with mental health problems.

Assistant commissioner Gilles Moreau says a five-year strategy will help the force reduce stigma around such illnesses.

The way officers were handled after the June shootings of five Mounties in Moncton is being looked at as a model for the care.

Bomb scare in the Kentville area

By Rick Fleming. Last updated: 2014-12-18 04:45:21

New Minas RCMP got a call just before 5 on Tuesday afternoon regarding a potential bomb threat at the HGS call centre in the Kentville Industrial Park.

After an employee evacuation, a search turned up nothing.

Workers returned to the job about an hour later.

A Plympton man is facing child pornography charges

By MNN. Last updated: 2014-12-18 04:43:02

Digby RCMP arrested a 26-year-old Plympton man last Thursday on child porn charges after a home search.

In addition, Craig Trefry faces firearms-related charges.

He was released and will appear in Digby court in June.

Donation Makes Hospice Construction Imminent in The Valley

By MNN. Last updated: 2014-12-18 04:42:06

With a pledge of $40,000 from the BMO Financial Group Atlantic Provinces Division, the long awaited Hospice and Palliative Care Centre; a major part of Valley Regional Hospital renovations is closer to reality.

The Our Community Our Health Campaign is now within $60,000 of its $8M goal.

A Windsor man pleads guilty to abusing the internet

By MNN. Last updated: 2014-12-18 04:41:08

20-year-old Taylor Jacob Robertson of Windsor pleaded guilty Tuesday to accessing the internet in breach of conditions.

The act, committed last Thursday; resulted in a charge of possession of child pornography.

That case was adjourned until February.

He is facing 6 other charges for acts going back to 2012.

That case will resume in January.

Missing man from Port Williams

By MNN. Last updated: 2014-12-18 04:39:45

A search was launched after dark yesterday for a deer hunter.

Kings County RCMP and ground search and rescue teams headed to the Scot's Bay area.

A 60 year old hunter from Port Williams couldn't find his way out of the woods in the dark and called for help on his cellphone.

RCMP say they have been in constant communication with him.

Wolfville Man Dead In Alberta

By MNN. Last updated: 2014-12-18 04:38:59

According to an Alberta RCMP release, 25-year-old Wolfville native Patrick Whidden, who was reported missing last week, was found dead in a field in Edson.

He was last seen on Saturday December the 6th and reported missing the next day.

An autopsy established the cause of death as homicide, but police haven't released how he died.

They're asking you to call either Edson police or Crime Stoppers if you have any information.

Rehtaeh Parsons father agrees with the AG's decision

By MNN. Last updated: 2014-12-18 04:37:38

The father of Rehtaeh Parsons has welcomed a move by Attorney General Lena Diab to lift the ban on publishing his daughter's name in connection with that child porn case.

Glen Canning said it's like his daughter's identity has been returned.

Diab directed prosecutors not to pursue charges against anyone for breaking the mandatory ban imposed by a judge with the exception if someone uses Parson's name in a derogatory manner.

NS seeking input regarding e-cigs

By MNN. Last updated: 2014-12-18 04:36:28

The McNeil will begin holding meetings next month with stakeholders on whether to ban flavoured cigarettes.

It will gather input from the public through online submissions and focus groups will be held with youth.

Meetings are also being set up with e-cigarette vendors and small business organizations.

Dalhousie Facebook issue

By MNN. Last updated: 2014-12-18 04:35:48

Dalhousie University President Richard Florizone says they are proceeding with a restorative justice process in connection with the posting of sexually harrassing comments on a Facebook page involving Dentistry school students.

That way those allegedly guilty can continue their education.

Many of the women who were the subject of the comments came forward and Florizone says they agreed to the informal resolution of the complaints.

If the people involved don't participate in good faith than a more formal complaint process will be launched.

Sports scores

By Rick Fleming. Last updated: 2014-12-18 04:30:00

Halifax topped Acadia-Bathurst 3 to 2.

Dieppe got past Summerside 5 to 2.

The Bruins beat Minnesota 3 to 2, it was the Sens over the Devils 2 to nothing, and Dallas blanked the Canucks by the same score.

The Raptors topped Brooklyn 105 to 89, and the Celtics beat Orlando 109 to 92.

News stories from 2014-12-17.