Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Atlantic Update

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Atlantic Update

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A white history professor will instruct a course on residential schools, with the support of Mount Saint Vincent University's administration and its Aboriginal faculty members.

The Halifax school says faculty, history department leaders and school administration met yesterday at the request of Martha Walls, who developed the course and will teach it.

A statement from the Mount calls truth and reconciliation "a partnership," and says "true allies" like Walls need to be involved.

Officials say the meeting and decision are in keeping with the university's commitment to academic freedom and its responsibility as an academic institution to take up difficult questions.

(The Canadian Press)



Canadian rugby associations, and some of the sport's most prominent players are speaking out after the death of a P-E-I high school rugby player.

Eighteen-year-old Brodie McCarthy sustained a fatal brain injury during a routine play on Friday which resulted in bleeding from two different parts of his brain.

Jen Kish, a retired Rugby 7s player and Olympic bronze medallist, tweeted that her "heartfelt condolences goes out to the McCarthy family."

The P-E-I Rugby Union says the Island rugby community is devastated and heartbroken over the tragedy.

(The Canadian Press)



A former medical student convicted of murder has been awarded nearly 700 dollars by a Nova Scotia small claims court after accusing a former roommate of stealing his sneakers and homemade wine from their Halifax apartment.

William Sandeson is serving a life sentence after a jury convicted him of the first-degree murder of 22-year-old Taylor Samson during a drug deal.

The court decision says Sandeson was living with Dylan Zinck-Selig in August 2015 when the Dalhousie University student was arrested.

Sandeson claimed 18 of his 28 pairs of shoes were missing when his family went to collect his belongings, while the decision says Zinck-Selig admitted to taking two pairs of sneakers and four bottles of wine, but not all of the items. …

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