Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Atlantic Update-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Atlantic Update-

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(Oland-Murder)

Dennis Oland says he made mistakes in his initial statement to police following the brutal killing of his father because he was distraught over the death.

Oland has resumed his testimony at his second-degree murder re-trial in the bludgeoning death of Richard Oland in July 2011.

He told court today that he was simply mistaken when he told police he was wearing a different jacket when he visited his father at his office in Saint John on the day of the killing.

He also said he made a mistake when he forgot to mention that he had gone back to his father's office a third time to pick up an item. (The Canadian Press)

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(NS-Bodies-Found)

The R-C-M-P say it's investigating the discovery of two bodies in Cape Breton as a "sudden death."

Police say the bodies of a man and a woman were found inside a home in Port Hood yesterday afternoon.

The Mounties say investigators are waiting for the results of an autopsy before releasing more information. (CTV Atlantic)

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(NS-JPs-Pay)

Nova Scotia has introduced legislation that will allow it to reject or change pay recommendations for presiding justices of the peace by an independent commission.

Those recommendations are currently binding on the provincial government.

Justice Minister Mark Furey says the change will align the pay process for Nova Scotia's 10 presiding justices of the peace with provincial and family court judges and will ensure the province is accountable for public spending.

Among other duties, presiding justices of the peace preside over night court, issue search warrants and take emergency protection order applications in domestic violence situations. (The Canadian Press)

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(NS-Family-Court)

Nova Scotia is taking steps that will allow it to expand unified family court sites across the province.

The provincial government says in most areas of the province, family law matters are heard in either family court or the Supreme Court -- and sometimes in both. …

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