/Tag: Nova Scotia

Determination #RehtaehParsons

I used to live in this beautiful place near the shore of Cow Bay, Nova Scotia. We had a snow storm in January, 2003 and were stuck until the roads cleared up. For some reason Rae was determined to go to that beach you see way in the background. I should have known what she'd do when I said there was no path. It took awhile, but we got there. I [...]

2017-04-29T15:18:10+00:00April 29th, 2017|Categories: Rehtaeh Parsons|Tags: , |Comments Off on Determination #RehtaehParsons

Sad news in #Halifax #endthestigma #mentalhealth

This morning I read the story of a young Halifax woman who had a mental health crisis and her experience at the hands of the Halifax police. For those negatively commenting on her story, either on Facebook or other social media websites: Please don't. You are not playing "devils advocate" to a person in a crisis. You're playing the devil. Judg [...]

2016-12-13T12:12:47+00:00December 13th, 2016|Categories: Mental Health|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Sad news in #Halifax #endthestigma #mentalhealth

Overhaul sexual consent laws: Canning

And today a Nova Scotia judge found another man not guilty of sexual assault against a fifteen year-old girl and went so far as to wish him a happy birthday. The girl testified at trial that in April 2014 Doreze Beals and a co-accused, Andre Jerome Gray, held her against her will in a cellar, sexually assaulted her and threatened to force her to w [...]

2016-10-21T21:42:51+00:00March 14th, 2016|Categories: Sexual Assault|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Overhaul sexual consent laws: Canning

Acadia student charged after sexual assault on 1st day of class

[su_divider top="no" divider_color="#006699"] [su_note note_color="#d8d8d8" text_color="#000000"]A 21-year-old student at Acadia University has been charged with sexual assault after an alleged incident at the school on the first day of classes. Nova Scotia RCMP say they responded to a complaint at the Wolfville campus at about 1 a.m. on Sept. 2. C [...]

2016-10-21T21:43:01+00:00September 9th, 2015|Categories: Sexual Assault|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Acadia student charged after sexual assault on 1st day of class

Sexual Violence Strategy for Nova Scotia

[su_quote cite="N.S. Premier Stephen McNeil"]Sexual violence is a traumatic and pervasive problem in all of society and our province is no exception. This strategy calls on Nova Scotians to work together to better understand and prevent sexual violence in our communities.[/su_quote] Breaking the Silence. A Coordinated Response to Sexual Violence in [...]

2016-10-21T21:43:04+00:00June 17th, 2015|Categories: Sexual Assault|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Sexual Violence Strategy for Nova Scotia

When no one is watching

[su_quote cite="John Wooden"]“The true test of a man’s character is what he does when no one is watching.”[/su_quote] [su_quote cite="Dalhousie student mentioned in rape post"]It feels shocking to be asked to discipline my own peers. That's not my job. It's good that they're asking for our input but ... we don't know all the facts. How can we be as [...]

2016-10-21T21:43:10+00:00December 18th, 2014|Categories: Sexual Assault|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on When no one is watching

To the man who shot my daughter

This is Ashley, an 18 year old victim of multiple gun shot wounds. She has been left paralyzed and her family needs support so they can eventually bring her home. The smallest donation is appreciated, they also accept prayers to get through the most difficult time in their lives. Ashley is a beautiful, vibrant, and brave girl. Thank you for all of [...]

2016-10-21T21:43:10+00:00December 8th, 2014|Categories: Violence Against Women|Tags: , , , |1 Comment
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