The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - FRONT PAGE -

A North Syd­ney cou­ple say they’ve been let down by a crim­i­nal jus­tice sys­tem that failed to hold any­one re­spon­si­ble for an as­sault.

Dozens of mourn­ers marched in the rain to pay their re­spects to two foul-tem­pered fix­tures of a Hal­i­fax com­mu­nity - a pair of geese who were run down at a cross­walk.

Or­ga­nizer Katy Jean es­ti­mated some 75 res­i­dents of Dart­mouth, an in­de­pen­dent en­clave across the har­bour from the city’s core, braved the down­pour Satur­day evening to memo­ri­al­ize the fallen geese of Sul­li­van’s Pond.

A mu­si­cian crooned “Black­bird” by The Bea­tles in hon­our of the white birds be­fore the fu­neral pro­ces­sion made its way to the in­ter­sec­tion where the feath­ered pedes­tri­ans met their end.

Fu­neral-go­ers fas­tened flow­ers to poles on ei­ther side of the cross­walk where three geese were hit by a mo­torist last week.

Po­lice say one of the geese sur­vived, but the other two were killed in the col­li­sion.

The duo was part of a gag­gle of nine geese that’s known to wad­dle across that par­tic­u­lar cross­walk.

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