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Blog: August 2012 Archives


Crown Prosecutors, Steve Drake and Dan McRury

Posted by Robert Doublett

A murder trial wrapped up in Sydney Provincial court today with a  guilt verdict .

An 18 year old man was charged with second degree murder in the death of a Glace Bay girl two years ago .
He was 16  she was 17 .

she was stabbed 104 times.

Their names can't be released because of their age at the time of the murder .

CBC reporter George Mortimer along with a number of other reporters spoke with the crown prosecutors in the case, Steve Drake and Dan McRury about the verdict and where things go with sentencing.

Listen audio (runs 6:06)

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"..the right thing to do."

Colleen & Murdock Smith

Posted by Robert Doublett

photo_2158879_resize.jpgIt's a terrible tragedy for any family.

But for a family in Sydney, their grief at the loss of their daughter has been assuaged to some degree by the knowledge that her death is helping others.

16-year-old Jillian Whelan died earlier this week following a car accident early Monday near Dalem Lake.

In hospital in Halifax, her family members made the decision to donate her organs for transplant.

The CBC's Holly Conners spoke with them about that decision today.

She met Jillian's mother and father, Colleen and Murdock Smith, and her aunt Kathleen Whelan, in the Smith's backyard.

The Right Thing To Do audio (runs 6:17)

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Lorenda MacNeil-Loder

Posted by Robert Doublett

Parents in Glace Bay have a new place to bring their kids to learn about music.

Glace Bay native Lorenda MacNeil-Loder is offering 'kindermusik' classes for young children.

The CBC's Adam Burns dropped in on one of the classes this morning.

Listen audio (runs 5:27)

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