Blair Rhodes


Blair Rhodes has been a journalist for more than 40 years, the last 31 with CBC. His primary focus is on stories of crime and public safety. He can be reached at

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Chief judge of provincial court warns of stresses caused by backlog

The chief judge of the Nova Scotia Provincial Court is voicing concerns about the backlog in the court system. Judge Pam Williams made her comments Friday at the province’s first State of the Courts event.

Sentencing on sex offences delayed for former head of Better Business Bureau

An admitted sex offender has delayed his sentencing yet again. In July of last year, Peter Alan Moorhouse, 49, pleaded guilty to two offences involving a young girl.

Judge acquits N.S. man in sexual assault of Carrie Low

Brent Alexander Julien, one of two Nova Scotia men accused in a high-profile sexual assault case, has been acquitted.

Cape Breton man facing weapons, police paraphernalia charges

A man from Millville, N.S., is facing 21 charges after police seized several items, including guns, vehicles and pieces of police uniforms.

Staff shortages at Nova Scotia jails prompt Charter challenges by inmates

Inmates and guards at Nova Scotia jails can agree on one thing: there are serious health and safety issues arising from staff shortages.

Man sentenced for threatening to beat up Nova Scotia judge in Truro

A Nova Scotia man has found out the hard way it’s not a good idea to threaten a judge.

Province offers $150K reward in Treyvhon Bradshaw homicide case

The Nova Scotia government is offering a reward of up to $150,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone responsible for the death of Treyvhon Bradshaw in Halifax last year.

N.S. man with history of sexual offences found guilty on 18 charges

The charges against James Michael Snow, 63, of Salmon River, N.S., date back to a period from 1984 to 1998 in the Walton, N.S., area.

2 men found guilty in 9-year-old Nova Scotia homicide case

Two people have now been convicted of killing Matthew Sudds in October 2013. 

More charges laid against Halifax man accused of human trafficking

Adam Ray Greenlaw, 40, is facing new charges of human trafficking involving a complainant under the age of 18.