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N.S. civil rights pioneer Viola Desmond to be first Canadian woman on bill

Thu, 8 Dec 2016 05:00:00 EST

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Civil rights activist Viola Desmond will be the first Canadian woman on $10 bill.




Man charged with murder in 2006 death of Cape Breton WWII veteran

Thu, 8 Dec 2016 09:13:05 EST

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Cape Breton Regional Police say they've charged a 49-year-old man with first-degree murder in the death of Harold James 'Buster' Slaunwhite, 82.




N.S. to add 2 LifeFlight helicopters that can land at hospitals

Thu, 8 Dec 2016 09:35:22 EST

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The province of Nova Scotia is in the process of adding two Sikorsky 76 C+ helicopters to its Emergency Health Services LifeFlight service, according to a news release from the provincial government.




Airbus chosen to build Canada's new search planes, ending 12-year procurement odyssey

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 15:17:52 EST

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The Liberal government has chosen the Airbus C-295 transport as the country's next fixed-wing search-and-rescue plane. CBC News is livestreaming the $2.4 billion procurement announcement from CFB Trenton.




$1B RCMP overtime bill proof of 'exhausted and depressed' members, retirees say

Thu, 8 Dec 2016 05:00:00 EST

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According to documents obtained by CBC News, the RCMP has paid more than $1 billion of overtime since 2009 to its members. Recently retired officers say they experienced burnout and stress, with long shifts and few days off.




Military, DND face class-action lawsuit over alleged treatment of gays, lesbians

Thu, 8 Dec 2016 05:30:26 EST

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A Halifax lawyer has launched a class-action lawsuit on behalf of former members of the Canadian Forces and employees of the Department of National Defence who say they were targeted by the military because of their sexual orientation while serving in Atlantic Canada.




Nova Scotia pushing more addicts to methadone, away from detox

Thu, 8 Dec 2016 05:00:00 EST

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A CBC News investigation has found the Nova Scotia Health Authority is taking a controversial approach to treating people with ‘liquid handcuffs’ rather than inpatient therapy




A call for help: what it takes to get treatment for opioid addiction

Thu, 8 Dec 2016 05:00:00 EST

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CBC called 20 drug rehab facilities in Nova Scotia to learn what treatment is available in the province. Front-line workers were sympathetic and helpful, but the advice varies widely and the process of finding help is draining.




5 ways to keep your Christmas tree looking great until 2017

Thu, 8 Dec 2016 06:00:00 EST

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Whether you're picking one up at a lot or going out to chop it down yourself, Prof. Raj Lada with Dalhousie University's faculty of agriculture has suggestions on how to pick a winner and keep its needles healthy.




Free dental clinics help, but only brush the surface: organizers

Thu, 8 Dec 2016 06:00:00 EST

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Organizers who arranged a free dental clinic in Sydney, N.S., over the weekend were happy to make the service available but all agreed that what is truly needed is a national dental program.




North Sydney photographer offers up free portraits for flood victims

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 20:30:37 EST

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A photographer in North Sydney is offering up her services to help create new memories for victims of the Thanksgiving Day flood.




18 development proposals for Halifax showcased ahead of Centre Plan

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 20:38:03 EST

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Regional council will have to decide if any of the proposals will be considered before new development rules are approved at some point in 2017.




Sister of Halifax homicide victim Terrance Izzard pleads for killer to come forward

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 15:57:48 EST

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Terrance (Terry) Izzard was killed Nov. 14 in front of his Uniacke Square home.




11 strangers take up woman's offer to host Christmas dinner

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 16:08:28 EST

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A quest by Patty McGill of Lunenburg, N.S., to find strangers to share her Christmas meal resulted in calls and emails from all over the world.




Caleb's Courage wins $75,000 for hospital pediatric palliative care room

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 16:47:08 EST

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A Cape Breton charity is on track to enhance hospital care for children with a terminal illness after it won one of the top awards in Aviva Insurance's Community Fund national online contest.