Municipal Affairs Minister Zach Churchill introduced amendments today, Nov. 24, to provide Halifax Regional Municipality with clear authority to award bursaries to graduates in the community of Sackville. The amendments to the Community of Sackville Landfill Compensation Act will update and clarify the definitions in the act to reflect changes within the municipality since the legislation was put in place. The amendments clarify that the bursary fund is for the benefit of the community of Sackville and students will continue to be able to apply for support for post-secondary studies. The Community of Sackville Bursary Fund was created in June 1994. Making the amendments retroactive will verify the municipality’s authority to make prior and future awards.
Nicole Newman, 23, died at the sceneCredit:Facebook A baby boy who was hit by a car as he lay in his pram has died.Eight-month-old Luciano Newman was critically injured in the collision in south London on January 13.His mother Nicole Newman, 23, who was pushing the pram at the time of the crash, died at the scene in Croydon Road, Penge. Luciano died one week later, on Sunday.The driver of the car, who stopped at the scene and was taken to hospital with non life-threatening injuries, is co-operating with police, Scotland Yard said.Officers are continuing to appeal for witnesses and have urged anyone with dash cam footage, including footage from the minutes leading up to the collision, which happened at 8.08pm, to come forward. One witness of the aftermath of the incident described the scene in a video on Facebook.”Boy what a sad start for 2019. (I was) just passing, going about my business and I came across such a horrific accident. A car hit a babymother while she was trying to cross the road.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.