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Last Build Date: Thu, 25 May 2017 16:40:57 EDT

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Surgical wait times profoundly damaging for patients and surgeons, doctor says

Thu, 25 May 2017 16:33:36 EDT


Halifax orthopedic surgeon Dr. Michael Dunbar said he and his colleagues are getting burned out by long waiting lists and dealing with patients who are becoming hopeless.

No criminal charges in Richmond County expense scandal: RCMP

Thu, 25 May 2017 16:40:57 EDT


No criminal charges will be laid in the Richmond County expense scandal which revealed, according to the province's ombudsman, a 'culture of entitlement' as well as systemic abuse of municipal funds.

Burnside jail guards may refuse to work over safety concerns

Thu, 25 May 2017 15:53:27 EDT


A plan to move corrections workers at Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility inside the inmate common room in order to monitor those inmates has the union flagging serious safety concerns.

Arichat seniors housing project abandoned after council votes against it

Thu, 25 May 2017 16:10:04 EDT


Developer says he doesn't understand the council's reasoning to vote against apartment units because the need for rural seniors housing is 'humongous.'

Sandeson's handgun used to shoot someone at close range, RCMP expert testifies

Thu, 25 May 2017 08:31:09 EDT


William Sandeson is accused of killing fellow Dalhousie University student Taylor Samson during a drug deal in August 2015. Samson's body has never been found.

Crown closes case in Melvin murder trial

Thu, 25 May 2017 15:30:30 EDT


The prosecution rested its case Thursday in Jimmy Melvin Jr.'s first-degree murder trial after a Halifax courtroom heard from two final Crown witnesses. The defence will take the weekend to determine if it will call any evidence.

Stormier than usual Atlantic hurricane season expected this year

Thu, 25 May 2017 12:34:44 EDT


Batten down the hatches, we're likely in for a rougher-than-normal Atlantic hurricane season this year, according to U.S. and Canadian hurricane monitoring agencies.

Poll Tracker: 2017 Nova Scotia election

Fri, 5 May 2017 11:46:32 EDT


Vote and seat projections from Éric Grenier for the upcoming Nova Scotia provincial election.

Thieves steal $90K worth of goods from Timberlea golf club

Thu, 25 May 2017 12:20:16 EDT


The Links at Brunello in Timberlea, N.S., was the target of greedy thieves who earlier this month stole everything from golf equipment and safes to liquor and electronics, according to the RCMP.

Deadmau5 to play Canada Day concert in Halifax

Thu, 25 May 2017 09:14:35 EDT


The lineup for the free event was released on Thursday morning.

Pedestrian in hospital after being hit by vehicle in Dartmouth

Thu, 25 May 2017 08:36:44 EDT


A woman is believed to have life-threatening injuries after being hit by a vehicle on Farrell Street in Dartmouth this morning, according to Halifax Regional Police.

These democratically-minded sixth graders take mock elections seriously

Thu, 25 May 2017 07:00:00 EDT


Students at St. Stephen's Elementary in Halifax are preparing to cast ballots Monday along with thousands of other students across Nova Scotia as part of a mock election.

Cole Harbour-Portland Valley — Liberal incumbent defends health-care record

Thu, 25 May 2017 06:00:00 EDT


Tony Ince's come-outta-nowhere win in former NDP leader Darrell Dexter's riding was the upset of the 2013 Nova Scotia election. Now Ince is seeking re-election with a government record to both sell and defend.

Where are the major party leaders campaigning? Day 26

Thu, 25 May 2017 08:33:00 EDT


CBC News details where Nova Scotia's three major party leaders will be today.

Leatherback replica provides chance to see 'enigmatic' turtle up close

Thu, 25 May 2017 07:30:00 EDT


A fibreglass replica of a massive leatherback sea turtle now hangs from the ceiling of the Bedford Institute of Oceanography in Dartmouth. Every detail has been painstakingly copied, even down to the marks left by the tangled fishing gear that led to her death off northern Cape Breton last summer.

Road trips for doctors could address patient woes in rural Nova Scotia

Thu, 25 May 2017 05:30:00 EDT


Having more specialists hold visiting clinics in rural communities could be a way to address some of the problems people in those areas face accessing the health-care system.

How a soldier-turned-artist aims to protect the memory of WWI and WWII soldiers

Thu, 25 May 2017 06:30:00 EDT


When Jessica Lynn Wiebe joined the Canadian Forces in 2008, she, like all soldiers, had to complete a battle fitness test. On Thursday, she will test her fitness again, but this time as an artist.

Lobster fisherman blasts 'piece of junk' turbine as company defends mid-season work

Thu, 25 May 2017 05:00:00 EDT


Cape Sharp Tidal is defending its right to work on a tidal turbine during lobster season in the Minas Passage amid concerns from a Nova Scotia fisherman who says he's had to move his lobster traps twice to accommodate testing on the massive structure.

Bridgewater parents fuming after early French immersion goes to Lunenburg

Wed, 24 May 2017 19:32:24 EDT


Some parents in Bridgewater, N.S., say they're shocked after the school board turned down their attempt to start an early French immersion program at Bridgewater Elementary, and started it at Bluenose Academy in Lunenburg instead.

Program aims to help Indigenous youth of 'in-between ages' to talk mental health, identity

Wed, 24 May 2017 18:25:50 EDT


Halifax's Mi'kmaw Native Friendship Centre is offering direction for an age group that's often missed.