There have been a few updates on the Raymond Taavel story, both promising and unnerving.
First the bad news. The Chronicle Herald reports that Andre Denny, the accused in Taavel’s murder, has had the time allotted for his psychiatric evaluation extended. Denny was sent to Ontario for his evaluation, since it was deemed that having it done in Nova Scotia could constitute a conflict of interest for the health authority that gave him a day pass. The psychiatrist to whom Denny was assigned has asked for more time before he makes his final assessment.
On to the good news.
Halifax Pride will be honouring Taavel, as well as Halifax’s early pioneers and marchers, during this year’s festivities. Pride’s chairperson, Krista Snow, told The Chronicle Herald that “We’re hoping to do [something fitting] to honour that group from the first march. The people who protested got us, I guess, to where we are today."
Speaking of pride, Halifax Pride recently launched its new logo for this year’s event.
And in what is probably one of the weirdest things I’ve read today, a piece in The Advocate offers advice on figuring out if your boyfriend is a psychopath. Gah.