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Halifax police receive tips about green bin in Catherine Campbell killing

Halifax Regional Police say they’ve received “solid information” after last week's plea for tips in the Catherine Campbell case.

Catherine Campbell shows off her ‘reason to rise' message in the 2014 V-Day project the Central Nova Women's Resource Centre worked on. Campbell, 36, was a constable with the Truro Police Service for the past six years.


After announcing charges in the 36-year-old Truro police constable’s killing, police asked that anyone who saw a man pushing or pulling a green bin between McCully Street and Barrington Street in the early morning hours of Sept. 11 come forward.

Police said they believed there was evidence in the green bin.

Police spokeswoman Theresa Rath told Metro Monday that police did receive tips last week that would “strengthen the case” against the accused, Christopher Garnier.

“We did have a number of tips come in, and we are following up on those tips and I understand that they are helping us to further our information,” she said.

Rath said that while those tips were helpful, police are still building their case.

“Our investigation is still ongoing and we still have a lot of work to do to put everything together and ensure that the package is put before the public prosecution service in the form of disclosure,” she said.

“We do have to ensure that we have all the evidence we need to put the case forward.”

Garnier will be back in Halifax provincial court Sept. 30 at 9:30 a.m. to face a charge of second-degree murder.

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