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Former soldier who died with woman in Springhill was 'broken' from PTSD: friend

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 15:58:12 EDT


Two people found dead in a burning home in Springhill, N.S., on Tuesday were victims of a murder-suicide, according to the RCMP.

Baristas at Smiling Goat coffee chain vote to unionize, say they're victims of 'wage theft'

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 17:11:05 EDT


Workers at four Halifax coffee shops, part of the Smiling Goat chain, have voted to unionize after they say they've gone weeks without being paid.

Racism at the root of layoffs, claims union representing black janitors

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 17:48:45 EDT


Seven black janitors being laid off from their cleaning jobs at a Halifax office building are accusing the property manager and an incoming contractor of racial discrimination.

'I'm completely fed up,' 85-year-old says of CRA disability tax credit delays

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 04:00:00 EDT


Glen Jefferson's wife has dementia. For nine months, the Halifax man has been trying to get the Canada Revenue Agency to process her disability tax credit application but kept facing delays. After CBC shared his story, he's received the credit.

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Fri, 23 Mar 2018 17:00:00 EDT


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Diagnosing cancer in the ER is all too common, says Doctors Nova Scotia

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 06:00:00 EDT


Dave Doucette's harrowing experience of being diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer after multiple visits to the emergency department should be a wake up call, say Nova Scotia opposition leaders.

Union activist files complaint alleging former PM violated N.S. lobbying law

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 14:17:59 EDT


The bureaucrat responsible for Nova Scotia's lobbyist registry is looking into a complaint filed Friday that former prime minister Jean Chrétien may have broken the province's lobbying law.

3rd volunteer firefighter sentenced for role in arsons

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 12:38:10 EDT


A third firefighter with the Florence Volunteer Fire Department, Gary Richard Luker, has been sentenced to 30 months probation for his role in a string of arsons in Cape Breton in 2016.

Lake Banook to host 2022 Canoe Sprint World Championships

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 08:57:55 EDT


Lake Banook in Dartmouth has been chosen to host the 2022 Canoe Sprint World Championships, beating out competing bids from Russia and Romania.

Northern cod stock down by 30%, still in 'critical zone'

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 13:00:45 EDT


Fisheries and Oceans Canada released its cod stock assessment Friday, and it wasn't what the N.L. fishing industry wanted to hear.

Mooseheads, Screaming Eagles open Q league playoffs tonight

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 11:21:55 EDT


For many hockey fans, playoff season is considered to be the best time of year. In the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, there are seven playoff games Friday with both the Halifax Mooseheads and Cape Breton Screaming Eagles on the ice tonight.

Expert who warned of 'incarcerating' people with disabilities speaks at inquiry

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 10:05:46 EDT


The author of a study that sounded an alarm over confining Nova Scotians with intellectual disabilities in a psychiatric ward has testified the "incarcerated" residents were denied their human rights and good care practices.

Complaints from N.L. of sexual assault by 'travelling doctor' who examined RCMP recruits

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 11:22:53 EDT


Police in St. John's are investigating sexual assault complaints dating back to 1981 against a doctor employed by the RCMP.

What you should do if you find a dead whale washed ashore

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 09:00:00 EDT


While the public can play an important role in providing information to authorities about animals that have washed ashore, there's no need for them to get on top of the dead animal.

McNabs Island infrastructure suffering under repeated winter storms

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 05:00:00 EDT


A provincial park at the mouth of Halifax Harbour has taken a beating this season, with four storms in the last two weeks putting the finishing touches on a "very hard" winter.

N.S. military officer connects with Ukrainian heritage, locals on Forces mission

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 08:00:00 EDT


A Canadian Forces officer from Sydney River, N.S., has returned to Canada after commanding a six-month Joint Task Force mission to Ukraine, the birthplace of his grandfather.

Cape Breton businesses encouraged to tap accessibility money

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 07:00:00 EDT


Thirty-one business owners have registered for an information session in Sydney, N.S., on how to apply for money from a year-old provincial accessibility fund.

'It left me in tears': Nova Scotian completes Iditarod in just over 12 days

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 18:12:59 EDT


After 12 of the hardest days of his life, a Nova Scotia man is celebrating with his dog Jerry.

Nova Scotia welcomed record number of tourists last year

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 18:29:08 EDT


According to Tourism Nova Scotia, the province welcomed a record 2.43 million tourists in 2017 — up nine per cent over the year before.

Ottawa looking at 3 new marine conservation areas off Nova Scotia coast

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 16:21:47 EDT


The federal Fisheries Department announced a proposed trio of Atlantic Ocean sites off the coast of Nova Scotia today, saying the move supports Ottawa's commitment to protect 10 per cent of Canadian waters by 2020.