At least eight people are dead and nearly a dozen more injured after a pickup truck drove down a bike path near the World Trade Center Memorial in New York City yesterday – its first terror attack since 9/11. The suspect was arrested and ID’d. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has since described the tragedy as a “cowardly act of terror.”
Councillor Matt Whitman apologized during council last night for his use of an offensive word during a TV interview last week. Four complaints were filed against a councillor but HRM wouldn’t say against who or for what but if it’s Whitman, he could be forced to apologize again but on TV, attend counseling, or be removed from committees.
On Saturday, HRP hosted their second Voluntary Surrender event – aimed to resolve any outstanding warrants for non-violent offences in a neutral space; the first one was hosted back in April and resolved 19 warrants; this one saw zero – no one showed up. HRP says they are disappointed by the turn out but aren’t ruling out a third try.
Netflix has halted production on House of Cards in the wake of sexual assault accusations against Kevin Spacey. Netflix announced Monday that the show’s sixth season would be its last. Now the streaming service says it will “review the current situation” and “address any concerns of our cast and crew” before deciding when – or whether – to resume production.
And a warning to parents to always check your kids’ Halloween candy: Police in Bathurst are investigating after a nail was found in a chocolate bar last night. At this time, no similar incidents have been reported in HRM but always good to check to be safe and report anything to police!
And that’s your Fast Five!