Each year, more than one million salmon and trout are released into lakes and rivers throughout Nova Scotia to strengthen the province’s fish population. The Sackville River was stocked today, Dec. 10, with 2,000 speckled trout at five sites along the river. “Our fish-stocking program enhances our recreational fishery and improves fish populations for species at risk,” said Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister Sterling Belliveau. “This program helps maintain angling as a fun, outdoor activity enjoyed by thousands of Nova Scotians.” In addition to the trout released into the river, several more were placed in an aquarium to support public education programs at the Sackville River Association’s office. The association has helped conserve and enhance the Sackville River watershed for 21 years. “The Sackville River Association deserves our thanks for all the wonderful work they have done to restore the Sackville River watershed,” said Mr. Belliveau. “Through its efforts, everyone living within the watershed has greater knowledge and interest in protecting a valuable river system.” In 1988, the Sackville River was littered with garbage, old cars and grocery carts. A group of concerned citizens worked to clean up the river, which was the early beginning of the Sackville River Association. Today, the association has 300 members. Its projects range from enhancing sport fish habitat to Adopt-A-Stream, co-ordinating the River Watch Program, and helping with the trout-stocking program. Association members secure and maintain access to stocking sites and help hatchery staff release fish. The inland fisheries division of the Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture stocks more than 400 waterways in the province with fish from provincial fish hatcheries in Margaree, Inverness Co., Frasers Mills, Antigonish Co., and McGowan Lake, Queens Co.
Detective Inspector Justine Dakin, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “This was a terrifying ordeal for the victim. She was frightened Carnelley would use further violence during the attack and was extremely scared throughout the whole incident.”I would like to commend her for the immense bravery she has shown throughout the investigation. She is a truly an incredible women, who has waited almost 27 years for justice to be served.”I hope she can take some comfort from the fact that her attacker has finally been caught and is starting a lengthy prison sentence.”Carnelley was also ordered to sign the Sex Offenders’ Register indefinitely. Mark Carnelley, pictured in police custody, was jailed for seven years after admitting rapeCredit:SWNS Were it not for advances in science you would never have been caught. Thank heavens sometimes for scienceJudge Stuart Rafferty QC Passing sentence, Judge Stuart Rafferty QC told Carnelley: “You are 52 years of age. Halfway through your life. Not a young man, not a teenager, but halfway through your life. At the age of 26 you did something absolutely unforgivable. “As the time went by you simply confined her and that night to memory. Were it not for advances in science you would never have been caught. Thank heavens sometimes for science.” The judge added that after the attack Carnelley had rebuilt his life, had children he was proud of, and forged a career. But he said Carnelley’s victim “had nothing” because of what he did to her. Ian Way, defending, said: “This is a 26-year-old case and the defendant is a very different person to the person he was then.” He told the court Carnelley had “no specific recollection of this incident”, but had acknowledged the weight of the case against him and pleaded guilty. Mr Way added that Carnelley had worked hard since leaving school at the age of 16. Mark Carnelley arriving at Nottingham Crown Court Credit:Nottingham Post/SWNS A businessman has been jailed for raping a woman 26 years ago after police linked him to the crime when he was arrested and had his DNA taken following a row with a group of rowdy teenagers outside his £500,000 home.Mark Carnelley, a company director, believed he had got away with the violent attack in September 1990 that saw him grab and threaten his victim as she walked alone before frogmarching her to an alleyway. The 52-year-old went on to start a family and run a successful business in the printing industry with his wife that turned six-figure profits.But Carnelley was brought to justice after he complained about a group of noisy youths by his five-bedroom detached home in Gamston, Nottingham, in 2010. 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. He was arrested on suspicion of assaulting one of the teenagers and released with a caution. However, a sample of his DNA was taken and stored on the national database.Five years later, DNA taken from his victim was tested with up-to-date techniques during a review of unsolved crimes – and threw up a match to Carnelley.He initially denied raping the woman, who was 25 in 1990, a year younger than her attacker, and a trial date was set. But Carnelley changed his plea to guilty and was jailed for seven years at Nottingham Crown Court on Tuesday. After the hearing was told the probability of the DNA not being his was less than one in a billion, a judge told him: “Thank heavens for science.”David Allen, prosecuting, described how Carnelley had pulled his lone victim into an alleyway in Nottingham city centre on the night of September 14, 1990, claiming he had a knife – although no weapon was ever found.He raped the woman and threatened to hurt her before fleeing. In a statement read out in court, she said: “It made me feel like I wanted to rip my insides out and my body didn’t belong to me anymore. I never got over what happened to me.”