Nova Scotia Justice Minister Mark Furey holds a briefing in Halifax on April 3, 2018 (CP/Andrew Vaughan)

The Nova Scotia shooting inquiry: Three months later, there isn’t one

Paul Wells: At first, it was ‘imminent’. Then it was ‘in the coming days’. Now it’s just ‘next steps.’ Are governments even capable of following through?

The Nova Scotia murders: End the farce. Call the inquiry.

Paul Wells: There is no excuse for anything but a public, independent inquiry, and the powerful voices now calling for action cannot be ignored

An RCMP police car in front of Parliament in Ottawa (Marc Bruxelle/Alamy)

The RCMP is broken

The iconic force is fraying under the strain of its rural policing model, tragic mistakes, an ugly past and a controversial present

Debert NS, April 25th 2020, Roadside memorial for Heather O’Brien, A Truro nurse killed in the deadliest mass shooting in Canada. (Photograph by Aaron Fraser MacKenzie)

Heather O’Brien was murdered in the Nova Scotia shooting. It took the RCMP seven hours to tell her family.

They knew something terrible had happened to their mother. Why did it take eight family members confronting the RCMP to finally get an answer?

Officers at the scene of the crash between Stevenson’s car and Wortman’s fake RCMP vehicle (John Morris/Reuters)

The Nova Scotia shooting encapsulates all that’s wrong with the RCMP

Paul Palango: What happened in Nova Scotia was an example of a cascading failure for the Mounties and there are horrible questions for which answers are needed now

RCMP officers prepare to take a person into custody at a gas station in Enfield, N.S. on Sunday April 19, 2020. A suspect in an active shooter investigation is in custody in Nova Scotia, with police saying several people were harmed before a man wearing police clothing was arrested. Gabriel Wortman was arrested by the RCMP at the Irving Big Stop in Enfield, N.S., about 35 km from downtown Halifax. (Tim Krochak/CP)

The Nova Scotia shooting and the mistakes the RCMP may have made

New details about the Nova Scotia shooting are raising several troubling questions about the actions and response of the RCMP

A couple pays their respects at a roadside memorial in Portapique, N.S., on April 22, 2020 (CP/Andrew Vaughan)

The falling tides in Portapique

Stephen Maher: Coming together in grief has been hard in the small Nova Scotia community. It’s a place where fortunes have been falling for decades.

When real life turns surreal

Leo McKay Jr: A gap has opened between what we thought the world was like and how it now appears. In Nova Scotia, there is surreality upon surreality.

RCMP Supt. Darren Campbell discusses the timeline of events and locations of the Nova Scotia shootings at RCMP headquarters in Dartmouth, N.S., Friday, April 24, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Riley Smith

Nova Scotia shootings: The RCMP’s step-by-step account of what happened (full transcript)

Before the first 911 call came in, there was an assault between the gunman and a person known to him in Portapique, Nova Scotia RCMP Superintendent Darren Campbell said at a press conference Friday morning

In memory of Emily Tuck, the young fiddler from Portapique

In the home where she and her parents were murdered, 17-year-old Emily Tuck lifted her bow and played a song. ‘They were their happiest there in Portapique.’