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542 ships accused of breaking whale-protecting speed limit in Gulf of St. Lawrence

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 20:43:49 EST

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A total of 542 ships were reported for violating the speed limit Transport Canada imposed for part of the Gulf of St. Lawrence last summer to prevent further deaths of endangered North Atlantic right whales.




Man pleads guilty in hit and run that killed Canadian Forces veteran

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 16:27:46 EST

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Jackie Deveau, 54, of Cape Breton, was walking between two lanes of traffic on Highway 125 near Sydney when he was struck. His family has said he suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder and had sought treatment at a hospital a few days earlier.




DFO minister: No compromise on independence of inshore fishery

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 19:23:32 EST

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Dominic LeBlanc dismisses industry overtures in a wide-ranging interview with CBC News.




Halifax council not sold on proposal to ban plastic bags

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 05:00:00 EST

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Halifax regional council has backed away from a proposal to ban single-use plastic bags, which was put forward by Coun. Tony Mancini at Tuesday's meeting.




'We all have a voice': Local brewer calls on Ottawa to 'axe' the higher beer tax

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:08:16 EST

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The federal government’s planned beer tax increase will take an even bigger sip out of the profits of Canadian brewers — and that means beer drinkers will likely be paying more for their suds this spring.




N.S. hopes to spur tidal energy research at Dal's Aquatron

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 16:04:56 EST

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The Nova Scotia government has created a research program for tidal energy companies looking to test designs or study the impact of their turbines in an environment that is less hostile than the Bay of Fundy.




CBC Nova Scotia News January 16, 2018

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:00:00 EST

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The only daily TV news package to focus on Nova Scotians and their stories




Province gives $2.4M in rebates to Ernst and Young for new 'centre of excellence'

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 16:16:29 EST

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The Nova Scotia government has awarded payroll rebates to Ernst and Young as the professional services firm establishes its first Canadian-based Global Centre of Excellence for Robotic Process Automation Service in Halifax.




Charges laid after front-end loader tears into home, then stops at liquor store

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 07:00:29 EST

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A 51-year-old man is facing several charges after he allegedly used a front-end loader to partially demolish a home and damage a power pole.




HMCS St. John's heading to Mediterranean to participate in NATO operation

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 15:06:42 EST

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HMCS St. John's and its 240-member crew has left Halifax Tuesday to continue Canada's commitment to Operation Reassurance, a NATO standing force meant to deter Russian activity in central and eastern Europe.




Australia complains to WTO about Canadian rules on selling wine

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:09:58 EST

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Australia has complained at the World Trade Organization about the rules applied to sales of wine by Canada and various provinces, a WTO filing shows.




Facing deportation, Nova Scotia woman to finally become Canadian citizen

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 06:00:00 EST

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Debra Spencer, 33, came to Canada from the Caribbean island of St. Vincent when she was eight years old. But she never got her citizenship, and faced deportation as an adult following a criminal conviction.




Mental health pilot for Nova Scotia's First Nations seeks to include 'the whole community'

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 07:00:00 EST

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A pilot project will send a wellness team to each of the First Nation communities in the province to inform people about what services are available and how to access them.




Woman gets conditional sentence for defrauding Paqtnkek First Nation

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 10:44:36 EST

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A woman who stole more than $350,000 from a First Nation in Nova Scotia has received an 18-month conditional sentence for her crimes.




Pulp mill effluent shouldn't affect fishery in Northumberland Strait, says UPEI expert

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:39:38 EST

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Plans by a Nova Scotia pulp mill to pipe treated effluent into the Northumberland Strait shouldn't pose a significant risk to water quality in the strait, says an expert on the subject — though he understands why fishermen are concerned about it.




Halifax police still can't account for hundreds of drug exhibits

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 15:41:27 EST

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The Halifax Regional Police officer in charge of an audit of evidence lockers says the items were most likely misplaced or mislabelled, and he's confident none were misappropriated.




Ottawa's new carbon pricing plan will reward clean companies

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 16:52:11 EST

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The federal government added more meat to the bones of its core environmental policy today by releasing draft legislation of how pricing carbon pollution will work in Canada.




Diabetes camps for kids in P.E.I., N.B. as they merge with one in N.S.

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 05:00:00 EST

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Diabetes Canada is closing a popular camp on P.E.I. for Island children with Type 1 diabetes, along with their summer camp in neighbouring New Brunswick.




89 vessels broke speed limit designed to protect North Atlantic right whales

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 19:45:56 EST

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At least 89 vessels exceeded the speed limit in the Gulf of St. Lawrence in the first three weeks after it was imposed last summer to try to prevent further deaths of endangered North Atlantic right whales, a document obtained by CBC News shows.




Mi'kmaq districts invite PM to meet, redefine 'nation-to-nation' dealings

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 17:18:06 EST

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Two Mi'kmaq women are waiting on Justin Trudeau's RSVP to a nation-to-nation meeting in Nova Scotia, outside of Canada's relationship with the Assembly of First Nations.