-A Halifax man is facing charges after allegedly throwing a wooden sign at a barking dog.
Police responded to a dispute in the area of Davison and West streets in Halifax on Monday evening to a report that man was walking a large dog past a residence where there was a small dog barking on the property. The man picked up a small wooden sign and threw it at the dog, and threw another sign at the homeowner when they came out to confront the man.
The owner was not physically hurt, but the dog was critically injured, and had to be put down.
Animal Services took possession of the suspect’s dog, and the 36-year-old Halifax man was arrested. He’s been charged with assault with a weapon, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, and injuring or endangering an animal.
He’s scheduled to appear in Halifax provincial court on Nov.21.
-Changes are coming next month to driver’s licences and photo ID’s in an effort to protect Nova Scotians against identity theft and fraud.
Cards will no longer be printed at Access Nova Scotia, but you’ll still need to go there to renew the licence up to six months before the expiry date, and the new one will come in the mail. You’ll be given a 30-day temporary document to use until their new licence arrives.
The province anticipates the new process will be fully implemented by the end of December.
There is no fee increase for the new cards.